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Letter from Vic Legg to Francis Shergold May 28th 1982

  • BCA - 2017.341
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  • May 28th 1982

This is a brief note from Vic Legg to Francis Shergold wishing him all the best for the Whit Monday Morris dancing. The postage cost is 15p and the post office have put a sticker on trying to persuade us all to use the new post codes

Bampton Community Archive

Notes by Francis Shergold for the Morris party November 27th 1982

  • BCA - 2017.296
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  • November 1982

This is Francis Shergold's hand written notes for the annual Morris party to be held on November 27th 1982. It records who is to be invited, who will supply what items of food and who will run the bar along with associated costs.

Bampton Community Archive

Program of the day for electing the Abingdon Mayor of Ock Street 1982

  • BCA - 2017.249
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  • 1982

The Mayor of Ock Street is elected each year by the residents of Ock Street and the streets which depend on it. The election traditionally took place on the Day of the annual horse fair, and nowadays takes place on the Saturday nearest June 19th....

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Letter from Sidmouth Festival director to Francis Shergold

  • BCA - 2017.318
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  • November 4th 1981

A letter from John Dowell the Festival Director of the Sidmouth Folk Festival, written November 4th 1981 to Francis Shergold the Squire of the Bampton Traditional Morris men, inviting the side to dance at the 1982 Festival which will be July 31st ...

Bampton Community Archive

Letter accepting invitation to Morris Party by Pete Cock and Vic Legg 1981

  • BCA - 2017.270
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  • 1981

A letter from Vic Legg to Dave Rose accepting the invitation to attend the Bampton Traditional Morris Men's party November 1981 along with Pete Cock. About 1980/1 Trigg Morris were guests on Bampton's day of dance. They will be coming ...

Bampton Community Archive

Dance venues of Bampton Traditional Morris Men May 25th 1981

  • BCA - 2017.278
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  • May 25th 1981

Each year, the Bampton Traditional Morris Men produce a sheet detailing the venues where they will be dancing and the times they expect to be at each one. This is the list for 1981

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Learning the basics about doing enamelling 1981

  • BCA - 2019.2292
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  • 1981

A 2-day weekend course was held in The Gallery in the Town Hall in 1981 to teach the art of enamelling. The tutors were Peter Wolfe and Gudde Skryme from the guild of enamellers.

Bampton Community Archive

Letter from Derek Schofield to Dave Rose May 14th 1981

  • BCA - 2017.279
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  • May 14th 1981

This letter from Derek Schofield to Dave Rose contained pictures taken by Derek and in the letter he asks Dave to give certain pictures to certain people. I do not have copies of the photographs to go with this letter.

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Places where Bampton Traditional Morris are due to dance in 1981

  • BCA - 2017.264
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  • 1981

The program of itineraries where Bampton Traditional Morris dancers are to dance throughout 1981. The list includes Swindon Folk Club, The Eagle in Church View when Radio Oxford come to interview dancers, Empress of Russia in London, Hermitage in...

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Invitation to a B-B-Que at the Fox & Hounds, Donnington (near Telford)

  • BCA - 2017.281
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  • May 1st 1981

This is a printed ticket inviting Bampton Traditional Morris Men to a B-B-Que at the Fox and Hounds, Donnington, near Telford, on May 1st 1981 where there was to be Roast Beef, Disco until midnight, Morris dancers and Country Music. It was arrang...

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Letter from Bob Elliot of Radio Oxford with a cassette tape of a program

  • BCA - 2017.283
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  • April 29th 1981

BBC Radio Oxford came to The Eagle Inn during 1981 and made a program about the Bampton Morris for their program 'Folk on Saturday.' This letter Bob Elliot accompanied a taped copy of the program sent to Francis Shergold for his Morris ...

Bampton Community Archive

Invoice for Safe Ride minibus to Empress of Russia, London

  • BCA - 2017.293
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  • February 26th 1981

This is the invoice for booking a minibus from Safe Ride in Ramsden to take the Bampton Traditional Morris Men to the Empress of Russia in London. The team often went to the Folk Club in this pub at the invitation of Reg Hall who played there wit...

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Program of dancing in Bampton on Spring Bank Holiday 25.5.81

  • BCA - 2017.321
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  • May 25th 1981

This is a list of the venues and times where Bampton Traditional Morris Men will dance on Spring Bank Holiday May 25th 1981. The guest teams will be Abingdon Morris and Old Spot (Cheltenham.)

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Letter from Rod Stradling of Old Swan Band to Francis Shergold

  • BCA - 2017.471
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  • c1981

Letter from Rod Stradling of Old Swan Band to Francis Shergold the squire of the Bampton Traditional Morris containing a cheque for Bampton Traditional Morris for services rendered at Stoke-on-Trent to the Old Swan Band.

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Obituary for Frank Tanner, died November 10th 1980

  • BCA - 2017.560
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  • November 10th 1980

Frank Tanner was the last of the Tanner family to dance Bampton Morris. For many generations prior to WWII the Tanner family was one of the main stays of the side. Thomas Tanner, born c1770, his son Charles born 1816 were dancers and his son, an...

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Syndicate exhibition of West Oxfordshire Arts Association

  • BCA - 2019.1995
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  • 1980

In September, C1980, the West Oxfordshire Arts Ass. held a syndicate exhibition. Some of the members exhibiting includedSusan Carruthers, water colouristAnn Manly, water colouristCaroline Elkington, figure paintingLin Sproule, painterEvelyn Evans...

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A class photo from Bampton C of E School 1980

  • BCA - 2018.1552
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  • 198

This is the class photograph taken in 1980 when there were two age groups in the class.1. Mrs Chris Barker2. Mrs Vera Elward3. Andrew Smith4. Ian Harris5. Elaine Cooper6. James Montgomerie7. Ashley Sturgis8. Maxwell Hastie9. Luella Keeble10. Rache...

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Bill Daniels 1980

  • BCA - 2019.2133
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  • 1980

This lovely photograph of Bill Daniels in his Morris gear was taken by Eric Stott in 1980

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Four little school girls c1980

  • BCA - 2019.1818
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  • c1980

The four little girls left to right areKaren BroomSarah MoneyDenise KewAmanda Rouse

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The Poachers Rest in June 1980

  • BCA - 2017.850
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  • June 1980

The Poachers rest was a cafe first and then it became a restaurant. Like many shops and businesses on the main roads through Bampton and in the Market Square, it has become a private dwelling. Long before it was a cafe, it was Barclays Bank.

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Obituary for Frank Tanner, wife of Vera, father of Janet Newman and Jean

  • BCA - 2017.857
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  • 1980

Frank Tanner, someties called Perky was the youngest son of 'Buscot' Tanner died at his home in Colvile Close aged 85 on November 10th 1980. Frank emigrated to Australia before WWI, was called up into the Australian Army in WWI and was ...

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Henry Box pupils exhibit in The Gallery 1980

  • BCA - 2019.2291
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  • 1980

In 1980 some young artists from Henry Box School in Witney exhibited their work in The Gallery in the Town Hall in Bampton. There were paintings, woodwork, pottery, needlework and poetry. Clive and Katie Williams are seen here carrying some of t...

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Hedge Laying competition in 1979

  • BCA - 2019.1740
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  • 1979

A competitor at a hedge laying competition, part of the FFF&B Plough Match in 1979 held at Manor Farm, Broughton Poggs.A well layed hedge is stock-proof, provides a wind break for livestock and will last far longer than any post and rail fence...

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Non-stop tunes for floral fun in Clanfield

  • BCA - 2019.2183
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  • 1978

John Chipperfield usually has a page in the Witney Gazette where he recalls events in times past. This item recalls the time in 1978 when Susan Morris, pictured at the organ in Clanfield Church played for 10 hours taking turns with John White an...

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Liza Hobbs and David Wright give a recital in St Mary's April 1977

  • BCA - 2019.2124
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  • April 1977

A collection of newspaper cuttings about the recital given in St Mary's by Liza Hobbs soprano and David Wright. It was presented by WOAA. Lisa was in her final year at Trinity College of Music of which David was a fellow. Music by Purcell,...

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More men than women take part in Easter Bonnet competition 1977

  • BCA - 2018.1632
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  • 1977

In 1977 more men that women took part in the Easter Bonnet competition. The photograph shows Jim Gascoigne wearing his hat. This article was in the March 18 2018 issue of the Witney Gazette in John Chipperfield's 'Remember when ......

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Market Square 1977

  • BCA - 2019.1709
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  • 1977

View along the Market Square from east to west in 1977 with Union flags out to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

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Jim Gascoigne enters Easter bonnet competition 1977

  • BCA - 2018.1618
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  • 1977

This article appeared in the Memory Lane section of the Witney Gazette and recalls the time when men outnumbered the ladies in the Easter Bonnet Competition. The picture shows Jim Gascoigne and mentions Ken Mullis, Lionel Cook the landlord of the...

Bampton Community Archive

Ancient path from south gate to Norman door of St Mary's

  • BCA - 2019.1761
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  • 1977

This ancient path runs from just inside the south gate to St Mary's up to the Norman door. Grass has been allowed to grow over it now so it is no long visible, which is a pity.

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Garden bench given to Lavender Place Flats by the SPAJERS.

  • BCA - 2018.1651
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  • c1976

Lavender Place Flats off Bushey Row were opened in 1969. The SPAJERS (Society for The Preservation of Ancient Junketing) donated this garden bench for the use of the people who lived in the flats.Seated on the bench, back row L-R are Roger Peck, ...

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The Bampton Cluster of Schools entered the Art Competition by WOAA 1976.

  • BCA - 2019.2144
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  • 1976

Admiring the work on display at the Gallery in the Town Hall are Karen Taylor aged 8, Edward Forester-Walker aged 7 and Tom Woods aged 5.Six local schools took part.Works included portraits of Mum, the local librarian and nurses as well as embroid...

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Article - The Arts Thrive in Bampton February 1976

  • BCA - 2019.2123
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  • February 1976

An article titled 'The Arts Thrive in Bampton' by Harriet Daniels talking about the various exhibitions and workshops that have been arranged by WOAA

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Account of the 1975 Shirt Race

  • BCA - 2017.1094
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  • 1975

The first Shirt Race in Bampton was run to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and it's been run every year on the Saturday of the May Bank Holiday weekend ever since. In 2016 the Witney Gazette ran one of their articles on events...

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Young writers' competition organised by WOAA December 1975

  • BCA - 2019.2143
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  • December 1975

In December 1975 prizes were awarded in the young writers' competition organised by WOAA.In the picture, judge John Skinner is giving a prize to Liz Matthews of Eynsham who won 2nd prize in the under 14s poetry section.On the left is Catherin...

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Chariot racing in Bampton, first half of the 1970s

  • BCA - 2018.1633
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  • 1970 1975

In 1970 the SPAJERS began an experiment to see if Chariot Racing on August Bank Holiday Monday could be instituted as another wonderful Bampton event to help raise money for the senior citizens of Bampton. Sadly, it ran for only 5 years because ...

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Christmas Card competition November 1975

  • BCA - 2019.2141
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  • November 1975

WOAA organised and held a Christmas Card competition in November 1975. There were over 150 entrants.Top picture, Mrs Angela Mulliner is looking at some of the cards with Anderley Moore and Heather Manly.The lower picture shows 11 year old Tim Ma...

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WI Drama Group perform Aladdin. March 7th 1975

  • BCA - 2017.751
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  • 1975

The Women's Institute chose Aladdin for their annual pantomime in 1975. Carol Court played Aladdin; the princess by Sally Verdon, Sylvia Barney played Widow Twanky, Edna Amos was the Wicked Uncle, Ann Irvin was Sing-Sing and Audrey Court was...

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Christmas Craft Fair December 1975 - spinning

  • BCA - 2019.2142
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  • December 1975

At the Christmas craft fair in December 1975, Rosalind Green is showing how spinning used to be done with a beautiful spinning wheel made by Crowdys Wood Products, then based in Clanfield. Her daughter Hannah is standing next to her.Christmas card...

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Oxford Mail Aug 27th 2018. Chariot racing in the 1970s

  • BCA - 2019.1684
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  • 1970 1974

On the August Bank Holiday in 1970 the SPAJERS organised a chariot race. The races ran for about 5 years but sadly, while being much enjoyed by the spectators, not enough teams could be persuaded to enter so after around 5 years, the event was dr...

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Arnold Woodley & his musicians 1974 outside the Jubilee

  • BCA - 2017.1145
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  • 1974

Arnold Woodley and his musicians outside the Jubilee Inn in the Market Square in 1973. Frank Purslow on melodeon, Andrew Bathe on fiddle and Arnold on fiddle playing for the Bampton Morris Men

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Year when dancers first danced in Arnold Woodley's side 1970-1974

  • BCA - 2019.2275
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  • 1970 1974

Barry Care gave the Archive the following list which was taken from Arnold Woodley's notebook. He was recording the first year dancers danced in his side and said:-"Arnold Woodley kept records in the 1970s. After Arnold's death I ...

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Children at the Craft Fair at West Ox Arts November 1974

  • BCA - 2019.2136
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  • November 1974

Two year old Suzannah and five year old Martin Landray trying out some of the glove puppets made by Jan Burrage of Carterton at the Arts Association craft fair. November 1974Clare and Hannah Green with some of the toys made by their father that we...

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February 23rd 1974 Letter from Arnold Woodley to all his team

  • BCA - 2017.1069
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  • February 23rd 1974

Trevor Hewett wrote"I was one of those who received Arnold's 'copy to each' letter. We had been to dance at The Albert Hall. Friday night, Saturday matinee and Saturday night performances, followed by an all-night session in t...

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Mr Tony Humphris withdraws from election. Mar 29th 1973

  • BCA - 2017.741
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  • March 29th 1973

Tony Humphris, Labour, Bampton division (not sure if the paper spelt his name correctly) withdrew from the first election of the new Oxfordshire County Council on April 12th 1973. It left the contest to be between Dorothy Graeme Thomson and Kenne...

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Several workshops arranged for adults and children

  • BCA - 2019.2113
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  • 1973

The WOAA literary pane organised several workshop in June and July 1973. They included:-A drama workshop June 6th at Weald Manor for adults and older children under the guidance of David Thomas with a performance in the evening.A Children's ...

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The Landray family, a family of doctors

  • BCA - 2019.1741
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  • 1973

The photo shows 3 Dr Landrays:Robert Landray (GP in Bampton)Margaret Landray (worked under maiden name of Dr Bray, anaesthetist at Princess Margaret Hospital, Swindon)Martin Landray (consultant physician, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford; and Profe...

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Annual Parish Meeting open to all in newly restored Town Hall 1973

  • BCA - 2017.748
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  • March 28th 1973

Mr Lloyd Hughes Owens welcomed about 85 people to the Parish Council AGM in the newly restored Town Hall in 1973. There is naturally a long list of items covered and it makes interesting reading 34 years on (2017)

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The formation of WOAA May 1973

  • BCA - 2019.2109
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  • May 1973

This page gives an outline of when and how the West Oxfordshire Arts Association was formed and how it was to be run initially at least.Saturday May 26th 1973 was the first day of the first exhibition in the Gallery, the upstairs room in the Town ...

Bampton Community Archive

Tree planting on March 24th 1973 to mark Tree Planting Year

  • BCA - 2017.754
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  • March 24th 1973

Volunteers planted 80 trees allocated to Bampton through the County Council for “Tree Planting year” in the grass by the layby near Cowleaze Corner. The grassy area had been created when the steep bend in the road was removed c1971. Mr Doug Read...

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WOAA Film Panel "The Ruling Class"

  • BCA - 2019.2112
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  • 1973

This is a critique of the film "The Ruling Class" by the film panel. This film was released in 1972 and was the official British entry to the Cannes Film Festival.

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Drama workshop for 25 youngsters 1973

  • BCA - 2019.2139
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  • 1973

The activities were organised by the local drama student Peter Phillips from the Italia Conti School and two of his friends from the London College.Left to right are Luella Keeble and Candy Westman with Peter. 1973Two professional theatre workers...

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Hughes Owens' notes on changes of names of houses in Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.1043
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  • 1973

In his album of old people's recollections, Hughes Owens noted the change in name of St Stephens to Kilmore House, Innisfree to Quebec Cottage and The Priory being given the name by two Anglican nuns who lived in it c1900-1910 but the semi de...

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The beginnings of West Oxfordshire Arts Association WOAA 1973

  • BCA - 2019.2108
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  • 1973

WOAA got underway with its first exhibitions in the spring of 1973.Music, drama and dance, film and photography, literature and art were all represented by different panels with its centre in the Gallery of the Town Hall. The panels would meet in...

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Bampton Youth Club Quiz in Witney. February 2nd 1973

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  • February 2nd 1973

The Bampton team which took part in the Youth Quiz in Witney in 1973. Left to right - Gordon Walker, Nigel Cotton, Richard Sheppard, Lyn Wheeler, Andrew Pierce, Richard Buckingham with Group Captain Richardson from RAF Brize Norton who was the qu...

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Bampton win the Strauss Cup

  • BCA - 2019.2303
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  • May 18th 1972

Bampton beat Milton 3-0. Bampton team members mentioned includeKeith BishopDerek BishopKeithMr CassidyRoger SifordDave KyteMr SnookMr JewellFrank HudsonMr ClackMr BlakeThe skipper Barry Canning

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