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The Primrose League Diploma of Association for James Green. March 30th

  • BCA - 2019.1856
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  • March 30th

This is the Primrose League Diploma of Association for the membership of James Green, March 30th 1886.The Primrose League was established in 1883 by Lord Randolph Churchill and John Gorst in the wake of the Conservative Party's loss to Gladst...

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Sweet Briar Cottage when it was thatched

  • BCA - 2019.2166
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  • first half C20th

This charming little cottage used to be called Pedlar's Patch and today is called Sweet Briar. The gate is next to Emmies on Bridge Street and the house is set back from the road, behind other cottages. It was the home of agricultural worke...

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A history of cricket in Bampton

  • BCA - 2019.2155
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  • January 2019

Bampton has had a long history of playing cricket and Anna Pitt put on a wonderful, well researched exhibition on the subject in January/February 2019. The catalogue of the exhibition is still on sale. This is a double spread newspaper article a...

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Badgers in Oxfordshire to be vaccinated against TB

  • BCA - 2019.2175
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  • January 2019

The debate about whether cows give badgers TB, badgers give it to cows or if the disease is simply in the soil continues as does the debate on whether mass shooting of badgers is the answer. In Oxfordshire, it has been decided that vaccinating th...

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Threshing the corn using a steam engine to drive the threshing machine

  • 2019-09-11/0
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  • c1900

Before combine harvesters were the norm, threshing was done any time from November onwards when other harvesting had been done and probably once the cattle had been brought in under cover for the winter. In this picture you can see a steam driven...

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Mr Evans, a teacher in Bampton School taken c1959

  • BCA - 2019.2169
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  • c1959

This teacher is Mr Evans who taught at Bampton School and the picture was taken about 1959.Janet Westman said "Mr Evans was my favourite teacher. He was so young and handsome!, he encouraged me to draw, and would take us on cycle rides at the...

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Coach outing from Bampton c1933

  • BCA - 2019.1950
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  • c1933

This was a coach out from Bampton with many members of the Green family, all named on the photograph

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School class from around 1946

  • BCA - 2019.1845
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  • c1944

This picture of a school class was taken at the National School in Church View about 1946. The named children includeFred BishopFred BrooksBill DanielsBrian SadlerBob HuntDennis GreenBrian BarnetIvy BirdAmelia WrightDiane SadlerJacqueline Nichols...

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Baptist Sunday School outing, Emmie Papworth on the left wearing glasses

  • BCA - 2019.1816
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  • c1940

Baptist Sunday School outing, Emmie Papworth on the left wearing glasses; Miss Dutton on the extreme right and Rose Bishop, Emmie's sister, next to Miss Dutton.Mrs Ivings next to Emmie Papworth. They are all making sure a large group of child...

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Sam Bennett from Ilmington in Warwickshire

  • BCA - 2019.1801
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  • 1950s

Sam Bennett. He moved to Warwickshire but walked to Bampton to fiddle for the Morris at Whitsun. He would arrive at Mr & Mrs Townsend's Castle Farm on Bridge St and announce 'I be 'ere'. To earn his keep, he'd stay ...

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Freda Bradley with her Aunty Wyn in Queen Street circa 1940

  • BCA - 2019.1770
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  • c1940

Winifred Cook in Queen Street circa 1940 with her daughter.Winifred Cook was Fred Daniel’s step sister and aunt to Janet Westman.There used to be a row of about 6 little cottages in Lavender Square behind the Jubilee going into Queen Street, but t...

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Ada Tanner & daughter Stella plus two others

  • BCA - 2019.1750
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  • c1938

Partly a family photograph with mother Ada Tanner and daughter Stella on the left with two other children. Stella became Mrs Whitlock. Ada's maiden name was Butler. For the full family tree do have a look at http://atom.bamptonarchive.org/...

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Frank Tanner (left) and Jock Court

  • BCA - 2019.1748
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  • c1950

Frank Tanner on the left on his way to a family wedding with Jock Court the father of Barbara and Betty.

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Frank Tanner 1895-1980

  • BCA - 2019.1745
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  • c1935

Frank Tanner 1895-1980 married Ada Alexandra Butler June 3rd 1922. Ada 1903-1987. For the full Tanner family tree have a look at http://atom.bamptonarchive.org/index.php/5czy-8bkr-47kr

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Frances & John Henly with children Roy and Margaret c1950

  • BCA - 2019.1722
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  • c1950

Frances and John Henly with their children Roy and Margaret, c1950. John farmed Deanery farm and Hobbs buildings and they lived in Deanery farmhouse in Broad Street.

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Church View pre 1970

  • BCA - 2019.1673
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  • c1950

This is Church View looking north with the spire of St Mary The Virgin church visible at the far end. There is an open ditch running along on the right with large slabs over to allow access to each property.Richard Buckingham grew up on the stree...

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The Graveyard Shift: talk by Professor Roger Jones

  • BCA - 2018.1559
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  • February 18th 2018

The Friends of St Mary's have recently been organising a talk on a Sunday in February, March and April and this was the talk in February 2018.

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Mary Ellis in the ATA during WWII died aged 101

  • BCA - 2018.1621
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  • August 28th 2018

Mary Ellis was a wonderful lady who flew over 1,000 planes including more than 400 Spitfires. She was born in Leafield near Witney and was a good friend with our own Molly Rose OBE who was also in the ATA. Mary was 101 when she died. The artic...

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Paths & roads unfinished at Oakwood Gate, some repaired more than once

  • BCA - 2018.1654
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  • December 11th 2018

Some footpaths and sections of road at Oakwood Gate, built by Cala Homes off New Road have either never been made up or have been repaired more than once. The path by the side of the field leading to the school is still to be done and people have...

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Jeremy Gray & Gilly French celebrate 25 years of Bampton Opera

  • BCA - 2019.2179
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  • July 2018

Gilly French and Jeremy Gray celebrated the 25th year of the Bampton Classical Opera in 2018. They are the founders and still work tirelessly to make every year a huge success. It is now known as one of the top venues and events of its type and ...

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Phil Addison and Terry Rouse

  • BCA - 2018.1593
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  • 1934-2018

A couple of very dear old rogues - but then I'm biased. Phil Addison on the left, born 1934 and Terry Rouse also born in 1934. If you haven't read Phil's book about his 10 years in Bampton from 1940 to 1950 when aged 7 to 17, you&...

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Tombola to raise money for Breast Cancer research

  • BCA - 2018.1622
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  • August 8th 2018

Laura Hatwell opened her garden in New Road to run a tombola to help raise funds for Breast Cancer Research. Laura's dear grandmother died of cancer 10 years ago and the raising funds for the research is very close to her heart.

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Bampton School hold own world cup festival 2018

  • BCA - 2018.1626
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  • 2018

Bampton Primary School's nursery class spent this term exploring the tournament, which ran from June 14th to Sunday's final in July. The children looked in depth at the countries taking part in Russia, including tasting foods, making fl...

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Bampton Gold ring found, sold at auction for £10,000

  • BCA - 2018.1642
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  • Nov 26th 2018

The Bampton ring sold for £10,000 at auction today, November 26th 2018. Engraved with an elaborate coat of arms featuring a chevron decorated with small dots between three birds' heads, the ring dates to between the late 1500s and early 1700s...

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Post for a talk by Professor Roger Jones

  • BCA - 2018.1607
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  • February 18th 2018

The Friends of St Mary's have recently been arranging a series of 3 talks, one in Feb, March and April to raise funds for the church. This poster was for the Feb 2018 talk entitled"The Graveyard Shift: surgery and body snatching at Guy&...

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June 30th 40 people walked Bampton on a big clean-up

  • BCA - 2018.1625
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  • June 30th 2018

Almost 40 people set to and walked Bampton on a big clean-up on June 30th 2018. They did an amazing job. WODC leader James Mills joined in as did Ted Fenton the Witney West and Bampton county councillor. Maurizio Fantanto organsied the whole th...

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Mary Ellis, ATA WWII died aged 101

  • BCA - 2019.1682
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  • August 2018

Mary Ellis died in the summer of 2018 on July 24th. She was born in Langfield near Witney and was one of the first women to take to the skies in Spitfires and heavy bombers. She was a friend and colleague of Molly Rose OBE who was another ATA pi...

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Prayer during the Interregnum Sept 2017 to Sept 2018

  • BCA - 2018.1558
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  • 2017 2018

Rev David Lloyd retired and left St Mary's at the end of September 2017 and thus a period of Interregnum began and lasted until September 9th 2018 when Canon Janice Collier was inducted. This prayer cards was given out to the congregation to...

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Roads & pathways at Oakwood Gate, built by Cala Homes are not finished

  • BCA - 2019.2038
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  • December 2018

By December 2018 there was growing anger and frustration at many aspects of the new area called Cala Homes also known as Oakwood Gate, along the north side of New Road which had not been finished or done to a good standard. Residents first moved ...

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Bampton residents organise a mass clean-up around Bampton

  • BCA - 2019.2182
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  • July 2018

The people of Bampton always pull together when push comes to shove. Residents got fed up with the litter about the paths and lanes and organised a mass clean-up. This article gives much more detail about it.

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Local Plan for housing finally agreed by government's planning inspectorate

  • BCA - 2019.2185
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  • September 2018

For what feels like years and years, WODC have been putting together a Local (housing) Plan and at long last, it was agreed by the governments planning inspectorate. All far too late to stop the speculative developments which WODC could not stop ...

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1950s ATC

  • BCA - 2018.1612
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  • c1952

ATC group circa 1952. Names on the photograph are Dennis Harris, Les Harrison, Billy Buckingham, Brian Lawrence, Philip Horne, Norman Craddock, Ron Cross, Raymond 'Boxer' Paintin, Jimmy Harris, Harry Owen and Wing Commander T Lloyd-Jone...

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An Exhibition on some of Bampton's Families

  • BCA - 2019.2180
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  • September 2018

The Bampton Community Archive puts on three exhibitions each year which run for two months. In September 2018 Janet Newman put up a wonderfully researched exhibition on some of Bampton's Families. Family trees were printed out on scrolls fo...

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Brownies, about 1950

  • BCA - 2018.1596
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  • c1950

Back row L-R Geraldine Graves, Ann Robey, Ann Bullen, Ann Wheeler.MIddle row Shirley Daniels, Valerie Rouse, Betty Court, Ruth Harrison.Gay Ledger, Jean Elward,C1950

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O2 mast near Bampton has been faulty since August 2nd 2018

  • BCA - 2019.2181
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  • September 19th 2018

This article was written for the September 19th issue of the Witney Gazette. It reports that the O2 telecommunications mast near Bampton has been faulty since it was first reported on August 2nd 2018. There is huge frustration with it being faul...

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Bampton School used the World Cup to widen their learning

  • BCA - 2019.2184
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  • July 2018

Bampton's Primary School nursery class made use of the World Football Cup, held in Russia, to aid their learning. They learned where the countries who took part were on a map, they had food tasting specific to some of the countries, they mad...

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£1m to be spent on Oxfordshire's locks in winter 2016/17

  • BCA - 2017.1104
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  • 2016-2017

The Environment Agency will spend £1.2m repairing the locks on the Thames, five in Oxfordshire plus one in Berkshire, one in Buckinghamshire and one in Surrey through the winter of 2016-2017. Both gates at Shifford Lock to be removed so the frame...

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Rumours of a Downton Abbey film are rife

  • BCA - 2017.1153
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  • April 12th 2017

There has been talk about the possibility of a Downton Abbey film being made for over a year as this article explains

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Pothole gloom of a County Council Chief

  • BCA - 2017.1156
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  • March 2017

David Nimmo Smith said the County Council was aiming to maintain the roads as best as possible but admitted without £160m extra there was no chance of real improvement.

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Skills crisis in the broiler chicken industry

  • BCA - 2017.1200
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  • 2017

Patrick Hook of PD Hook, one of the UK's largest meat chicken hatchery businesses, expresses his fears for getting skilled workers after Brexit. Much information in the article, very well worth reading, explaining the possibilities of appren...

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Life & Times of The Tuckers at Witney Blankets

  • BCA - 2018.1549
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  • 2017

Although not a Bampton firm, Witney Blankets employed many people who lived in Bampton. This article is particularly about the 'tuckers' who were also known as 'fullers' or 'walkers' and their task was to remove the ...

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West Oxon residents can have say on proposed council tax rise

  • BCA - 2017.1071
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  • January 2017

Toby Morris, councillor for Resources wants locals to fill in the on-line consultation. Government funding is to be cut by £0.75m and there will be a rise in the cost of waste and recycling by £0.8m.

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Warning about scam emails saying Council Tax refund is owing

  • BCA - 2017.1158
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  • March 2017

Scam emails are being sent advising people a council tax refund is available, but of course, bank account details have to be provided. WODC advises people to delete the emails

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Witney and surrounding village prepare against bombing in WWII

  • BCA - 2017.1202
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  • June 7th 2017

Each week in the Witney Gazette Derek West writes an interesting article usually about somewhere or some one person associated with Witney. In this article he talks about the bombs that dropped in Witney and surrounding villages. While he does n...

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Re-tiling of Cotsfield, west end of Market Square

  • BCA - 2017.1264
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  • Autumn 2017

The tiles were removed and the roof made good to Cotsfield, a house at the west end of Market Square in autumn 2017. To the left, next door but one, the roof was re-tiled on The Poachers in 2016.

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Bampton Classical Voices

  • BCA - 2018.1419
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  • December 2017

Bampton Classical Voices sang at St Mary's in December 2017 to celebrate the feast day of St Beornwald, the patron saint of Bampton who is so obscure that nobody knows who he or she was. Bampton Classical Voices was founded by Gilly French a...

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Clanfield Angling Club protect the Thames bank from erosion by cattle

  • BCA - 2017.1157
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  • March 2017

Cattle drinking directly from the river Thames have been causing erosion of the bank. Clanfield Angling Club with help from TOE2, Grundons Waste Management, BBOWT and the Environment Agency helped to save and restore the section of the bank at th...

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Death announced of Nancy Irene Busby. October 2017

  • BCA - 2018.1357
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  • 2017

The Busby family ran a department store in Bampton that included what today (January 2018) is the Pottery Shop on the corner of Bushey Row with High Street, Strawberry Cottage and Lesta House. One of the sons of the family was Alfred Busby and he...

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Entice GPs with rural weighting

  • BCA - 2018.1585
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  • May 2017

This article in the May 3rd 2017 issue of the Witney Gazette is about the suggestion GPs coming to work in West Oxfordshire should be offered more money.

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5 Cyber attacks in our NHS trust

  • BCA - 2018.1630
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  • April 2017

The county's biggest NHS Trust has vowed to remain 'vigilant' after figures revealed it had been hit by five cyber attacks in the past year. Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was targeted unsuccessfully five times in...

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February 8th 2017. Controversial housing plan set for approval

  • BCA - 2017.1048
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  • February 8th 2017

There is a proposal to build 160 more houses at the south end of Mt Owen Road on the corner where it joins the Aston Road. Gallagher Estates is putting in the application.

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Flyer for Bampton Folk Club

  • BCA - 2017.1162
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  • July 2017

A flyer produced to advertise Bampton Folk Club, open every Sunday from 7-9pm in the Village Hall, every Sunday from July 23d. Contact Andy on 07788 398186 andrewroughton@hotmail.com Just £2 entrance fee per night. People are encouraged to go ...

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West Ox Arts, Art, Craft and Design in Bampton by Diana Homer, Trustee

  • BCA - 2017.1176
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  • March 2017

This article about West Ox Arts was in the March issue of The Beam. The article mentions trustees Pip Shuckburgh and Sue Turner and members Jill Tweed, Philip Hicks,Leslie Williams, Nik Stanbridge, Marie O'Hara, Rebecca Hunt, Audrey Hobley, ...

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Bampton Cricket Club division 5 winners 2016

  • BCA - 2017.1177
  • Item
  • March 2017

This article comes from the March 2017 issue of The Beam. Bampton-in-The-Bush Cricket Club won division 5 in 2016 securing their fifth promotion in 6 years. The article gives a good account of the club and hopes for the future.

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Bampton Community Shop re-opens in new premises

  • BCA - 2017.1179
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  • January 26th 2017

The Community Shop was forced to close down at the end of 2015, but when new premises became available, almost next door to their previous shop, a wonderful group of people set to and got the new shop up and running and opened on January 26th 2017...

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Changes to recycling in West Oxfordshire

  • BCA - 2017.1199
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  • from October 2017

From October 2017 West Oxfordshire will have fortnightly collections of recycling materials and glass and general rubbish. A wheelie bin will be provided for all recycling except glass, which will go into one of the black boxes we have been using...

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Repair of the timber windows September 2017

  • BCA - 2017.1216
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  • September 2017

The last time the Town Hall had any major work done was in 1972. Now the timber windows need repairing and then decorating.

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Advert for Bampton Garden Centre April 6th 2016

  • BCA - 2017.1038
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  • April 6th 2016

The Bampton Garden Centre has grown into a really good sized garden centre offering annuals, perennials, fruit trees and others and it has a lovely cafe with locally made produce. It has garden furniture, seeds, pots of all sorts and occasionally ...

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Bampton C of E Nativity December 2016 recorded by the Witney Gazette

  • BCA - 2017.1070
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  • December 2016

Bampton C of E did put on a classical Nativity play in December 2016. Some of the children taking part include Isla Cooley, Seth Hall, Amelia Day, Jack Launder, Sophia Causer, Chloe Ryan, James Bruce, Logan Buckingham, Amelia Foster and Callum Gi...

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Bampton Opera 2016 offers a double bill of Divine Comedies summer 2016

  • BCA - 2017.836
  • Item
  • summer 2016

Bampton Opera has developed into an occasion not to be missed; people from abroad come specially to enjoy the event. In 2016 Dr Jeremy Gray and Gilly French put on two operas, Gluck's one act opera 'Philemon and Baucis' and Arne�...

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Broad Street c1904

  • BCA - 2003.767
  • Item
  • 2016

Broad Street c1904. The lime trees were a gift of George Gerring in 1902. The original entrance to Bampton Manor can be seen on the corner of Broad Street with Landells. Gas lighting has been newly installed and the Plough Inn can be seen on the r...

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Pte William Johnson's granddaughter supports the Popply Appeal 2016

  • BCA - 2017.1194
  • Item
  • 2016

Pte William Johnson rescued a fellow soldier while under fire and having been shot in the leg. Sadly, the comrade he rescued died the following day but he was awarded the Military Medal and received a citation from King George V and the people of...

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Witney Gazette reports on the May Bank Holiday Shirt Race 2016

  • BCA - 2017.812
  • Item
  • May 2016

The Witney Gazette has given a double page spread all about the Great Shirt Race in Bampton on the May Bank Holiday. The shirt race is organised by SPAJERS who organise events that provide fun for locals while raising funds to help the senior cit...

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William Gent doing well after surgery to straighten his spine

  • BCA - 2017.835
  • Item
  • 2016

Young William Gent had major surgery to straighten his spine and not many months afterwards William's team took part in the Blenheim Palace run and raised more money than any other group. £5,500. William is back at Bampton CE Primary School...

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Olive McCage, born in Bampton living in Willimantic Conneticut USA

  • BCA - 2017.1089
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  • March 26th 2016

Olive McCage was born and grew up in Bampton; she was a typist at Brize Norton air base where she met a young American, married him and she emigrated to the USA when his tour of duty here was over. This newspaper article is from her home town pap...

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£54m to widen the A40 between Witney and Oxford

  • BCA - 2017.1095
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  • May 18th 2016

This is a bit of a pipe-dream and it remains (at March 15th 2017) something to be thought about. Getting through Witney and on to Oxford or the M40 is a nightmare. In a morning the road can be crawling from Witney to Oxford and for anyone with a...

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Obituary. Squadron Leader (ret'd) Stuart Luff Pierce, MBE

  • BCA - 2017.1175
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  • December 27th 2016

This obituary for Stuart Luff Pierce MBE was in the March issue of The Beam. Stuart was born in 1932 and died suddenly on December 27th 2016. Stuart and his wife Jesse made their home in Bampton in 1970. He was an active member of various chari...

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Lead stolen from 27 churches across the diocese in the last 6 months

  • BCA - 2017.831
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  • September 2016

St Mary's in Bampton has had lead stolen from its roof twice within a month. 27 churches have suffered this in the diocese in the last 6 months. Churches are being urged to have alarms and CCTV fitted. Bampton's church now has alarms;...

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Bid to boost youngsters taking up angling

  • BCA - 2017.1105
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  • November 2016

The Environment Agency revealed Junior Anglers will be able to get a free licence to fish in the county's water courses. They will also be able to use three rods with the licence and it will run for a year from the day it was taken out. The...

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Baled straw, St Mary's in the background August 22nd 2016

  • BCA - 2017.1225
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  • August 22nd 2016

Well into the second half of the C20th straw was baled up in sizes that a man could pick up. Now, very large rectangular bales are made which require machinery to lift them. St Mary The Virgin can be seen in the background.

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Death of Jan Walsh, wife of Jasper August 26th 2016

  • BCA - 2017.828
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  • August 26th 2016

Jan Walsh, wife of Jasper, died suddenly on August 26th 2016 after two stokes. Jan had the delightful disposition of not being able to talk without smiling which made her company so good and all who knew her feel her loss.

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History of Witney Point Blankets

  • BCA - 2017.832
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  • September 2016

Derek West of the Witney Gazette has an article most weeks where he looks back at people, places and events. Witney Blankets are famous across in Canada as well as in the home country. Witney point blankets have a fascinating history and I saw s...

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Postcard: Church View

  • BCA - 2014.1454..15
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  • 2016

Post card of a view looking towards the church along Church View. Not a car in sight. The path down the right-hand side can't be that old because in the early C20th it was still an open ditch with stone slabs across to each gateway, but the c...

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Broad Street c1920

  • BCA - 2003.768
  • Item
  • 2016

Broad Street looking north - the lime trees on the left are quite well grown after being planted about 1902 so the date of this picture is about 1914-1920. The Plough Inn is half way along on the right with a canopy over the door. The ladies feel ...

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