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RAF Brize Norton - in the news from April 2016 to January 2017

  • BCA - 2017.811
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  • April 2016 - January 2017

Variety of newspaper cuttings about RAF Brize Norton. Parachute team test freefall jump system. Freedom of the town honour for the RAF base. Royal parade for special squadron watched by Princess Anne. US visitors share tactics with RAF.

Bampton Community Archive

Two aerial photographs of Bampton taken about 1953

  • BCA - 2017.707
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  • c1953

These two photographs give an excellent idea of what Bampton looked like in the early 1950s. Since this picture was taken the following have been built:- The Pieces, Pococks Close, the west side of Bushey Row, the north side of Bowling Green Clos...

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The Mother's Union in Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.445
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  • c2002

These five photographs were taken by Margaret Chaundy, who was a member of the Mother's Union, at different events. They include Judy Devas, Jill & Chris Ruck, Wendy Eldret, Arthur Pont and Keir Smith who had gathered in Jill and Chris&#...

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The Beam, house, garden and family

  • BCA - 2017.442
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  • c1953

These 6 pictures are scans of colour slides probably taken in the 1950. Dor Thompson and Kate Wylie bought The Beam and adopted two children, Julie and Roger Powell. Dor, the children and the garden can be seen in these pictures. Kate and Dor r...

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Mrs Frances Money and her husband Percy, a shoemaker

  • BCA - 2017.390
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  • 1960-01-20 - 2017-01-20

The photograph of Mrs Money was probably taken about c2000.The ones of her husband in his workshop in Bridge Street were taken in the 1960s. Their grandson Andrew Money still lives in Bampton and is a painter and decorator.Percy's daughter i...

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Bernard Rose Centenary Concert Program (5 pages to view)

  • BCA - 2016.19
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  • September 11th 2016

The program for the Bernard Rose Centenary Concert held in St Mary The Virgin, Bampton on September 11th 2016. Bernard would have been 100 years old in 2016.

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Broad Street c1904

  • BCA - 2003.767
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  • 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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Obituary in The Guardian for Molly Rose OBE aged 95. ATA pilot in WWII

  • BCA - 2017.373
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  • November 19th 2016

This is the obituary written in The Guardian newspaper on November 19th 2016 for Molly Rose who was 95. Molly was one of the few remaining female pilots who were in the ATA during WWII where she flew 38 different aircraft. She was the wife of Be...

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Duncan Enright leaflets, Labour candidate for 2016 by-election October 20th 2016

  • BCA - 2017.423
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  • October 20th 2016

After the country voted to leave the European Union, called Brexit, Prime Minister David Cameron resigned as PM and soon after resigned as MP for our area and this brought about a by-election. Duncan Enright was the Labour candidate for the Witne...

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A brief, illustrated explanation of St Mary The Virgin Church, Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.496
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  • 2016

This publication was created in 2016 with text by Rev. David Lloyd and photographs by Janet Rouse. It gives an idea of what is to be seen inside St Mary's and some outside items. There has been a church on this site for well over a thousand...

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The Bush Club celebrates 30 years in January 2016

  • BCA - 2017.770
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  • January 2016

The Bush Club is a day centre for the elderly that was begun in 1985 and is run 100% by volunteers. Members pay a little for their lunch and occasionally a fund raising event is held. It started life using both Horsa buildings at the back of the...

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Some houses for sale in Bampton in 2016

  • BCA - 2017.785
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  • 2016

These cuttings are from the Witney Gazette in 2016 and all are adverts for the sale of dwellings or a business premises in Bampton

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

  • BCA - 2017.836
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  • 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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A letter to election candidates October 5th 2016 from Need Not Greed

  • BCA - 2017.516
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  • October 5th 2016

"Need Not Greed Oxfordshire (NNGO) is a coalition of nearly 30 community groups from across Oxfordshire. Groups in the Witney constituency area include Rural Oxfordshire Action Rally (ROAR), Help Preserve Burford Campaign, Society for the Pro...

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The Conservative's thoughts about the In / Out EU referendum June 23rd 2016

  • BCA - 2017.531
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  • June 23rd 2016

Leading up to the vote on June 23rd 2016 on whether we should stay in or leave the EU, the Conservatives, who were in power at the time spent £9 million posting the 16 page colour brochure to every house in the country. This entry shows the broch...

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Bampton Community Shop to close 2016

  • BCA - 2017.768
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  • spring 2016

A MUCH-LOVED shop in Bampton is closing after nearly a decade, following a dispute about storing its stock. Bampton Community Shop has provided the parish with a wide range of bric-and-brac items often donated by members of the public, while also...

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Witney Gazette reports on the May Bank Holiday Shirt Race 2016

  • BCA - 2017.812
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  • 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
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  • 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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Should bellringing be classified as a sport?

  • BCA - 2017.576
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  • February 2016

For some reason, the question 'Should bellringing be classified as a sport?' exercised the minds of a few people in February 2016. These two articles give some thought to the question and it wasn't even 'silly season' for...

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Lidar map of the Bampton area

  • BCA - 2017.578
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  • 2016

These are Lidar maps of the Bampton area. LIDAR = Light Detection And Ranging. LIDAR uses a laser to scan and map the landscape from above and is widely considered to be the best method for collecting very dense and accurate elevation data acros...

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Flyer for Bampton Classical Opera Summer 2016

  • BCA - 2017.766
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  • July 2016

This flyer was produced to publish the program for Bampton Classical Opera Summer 2016 in Bampton. 'Divine Comedies' were the two comedies to be performed; Gluck's Philemon and Baucis, Arne's The Judgement of Paris, both perfor...

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Several newspaper items about Downton Abbey in Bampton, 2015 and 2016

  • BCA - 2017.777
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  • 2015-2016

Esther Hepworth grew up in Bampton as did her parents and grandparents. Esther was an Extra in Downton Abbey and she commented that dressed as an older lady, she felt she was walking in the footsteps of her great-grandmother because she lived in ...

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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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Death of Patricia Ann Henly March 18th 2016

  • BCA - 2017.839
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  • March 18th 2016

Patricia Ann Henly was married to Roy Henly and they lived and farmed at Hobbs Buildings on Station Road.

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Video: Busby's department store

  • BCA - 2016-10-11/9
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  • 2016

Busby's was a very large department store in Bampton high street after World War One and until soon after World War Two. It covered three properties next to each other (The Physiotherapy Shop, Strawberry Cottage and Lesta House) which are all...

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Photograph of the Summertown United Reformed Church Bible Books Triptychs

  • BCA - 2017.370
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  • October 2016

The Summertown United Reformed Church created this beautiful triptych of the books of the bible. The photographs show the triptych and pages of explanation provided by the church. They have it out on loan for a month at a time to churches and as...

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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
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  • 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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Newspaper articles on RAF Brize Norton 2013-2016

  • BCA - 2017.523
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  • 2013-2016

These newspaper articles are all about RAF Brize Norton - the last VC10 to leave Brize Norton; USAF Reserve Command visit the base; Princess Anne joining No47 squadron in ; their celebration of its 100 years; parachute team test freefall jump syst...

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Thomas Peter 'Bill' Govier December 3rd 1932 to May 21st 2016

  • BCA - 2017.543
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  • 1932 - 2016

He was known locally as Bill but his name was Thomas Peter Govier. Bill played an active part in Bampton life in the Pumpkin Club, maintaining the war graves from 1955, composing the crossword in The Beam for many years and he showed his fun side...

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Restoration of the 1812 Gray & Davison Church Organ in St Mary's

  • BCA - 2017.579
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  • February 2016

The church organ in St Mary The Virgin Church in Bampton is old. It was built in 1812 and while it has received a few running repairs over the years, it finally got to a stage where it was unreliable and went out of tune within two weeks of being...

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Letter encourage 'Vote Leave' the EU June 23rd 2016

  • BCA - 2017.816
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  • June 23rd 2016

In the run up to the referendum June 23rd 2016 when the public would decide if we should remain in the EU or leave, this letter encouraging people to vote leave was posted to each house

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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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English Country Music Weekend in Bampton June 26th to 28th 2015

  • BCA - 2017.536
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  • June 26th - 28th 2015

The English Country Music weekend was a national event and held over the weekend of June 26th to 28th. The program tells you all about what was on offer. The facilities in Bampton were so much enjoyed that they chose to come back here again in 2...

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Downton Abbey leaving party in Sandford Field July 22nd 2015

  • BCA - 2017.583
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  • July 22nd 2015

Carnival Films came to Bampton at least twice a year from 2010 to 2015 inclusive to film parts of Downton Abbey. After six years of Bampton being host to the filming of many of the outside scenes the production company hosted a farewell party for...

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Donkey Derby Aug 31st 2015

  • BCA - 2017.793
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  • August 31st 2015

An account of the Donkey Derby August Bank Holiday Monday 2015, organised by the SPAJERS every year to raise funds to give the pensioners a treat.

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Death of Evalyn Hornsby May 2015 then Fred Hornsby August 2015

  • BCA - 2017.809
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  • May-August 2015

Evalyn and Fred Hornby had lived in Bampton for many decades. Fred worked for John Henly and then his son Roy on Deanery farm and Hobbs Buildings and Evalyn worked at University farm for Mary Rouse. Evalyn died in the May and Fred in the August ...

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Downton Abbey creator, Julian Fellowes praises Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.776
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  • December 26th 2015

Julian Fellowes said Bampton residents had "remained supportive and hospitable" throughout the filming of the series . Christmas Day was the last opportunity for viewers to follow the fortunes of the aristocratic Crawley family, as Lady...

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The Bampton WI banner is housed in St Mary's May 21st 2014

  • BCA - 2017.592
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  • May 21st 2014

With the rather sad demise of the Bampton branch of the WI the lovely banner, made by Pat Barratt, was officially welcomed and hung in Saint Mary's in Bampton. One picture shows the diminished group of ex Bampton members attending the little...

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Hedge Laying competition at Glebe Farm, Weald. March 15th 2014

  • BCA - 2017.594
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  • March 15th 2014

A hedge laying competition was hosted by Glebe Farm, Weald courtesy of Mr Simon Collins on March 15th 2014. The pictures show the work in progress, finished, the tools used and some of the people who took part including our own Ray Borrett and Ma...

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Flyer for Around The World In 80 Days October 11th 2014

  • BCA - 2017.778
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  • October 11th 2014

This is the flyer for the production of 'Around The World In 80 Days' October 11th 2014 put on in the Village Hall by The Theatre Chipping Norton and Oxfordshire Theatre Company. Three actors portrayed at cast of thousands in this madca...

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Horse Fair on Church Green

  • BCA - 2014.990
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  • 2014

Horse Fair on Church Green. The trees were planted about 1910 so this picture must be about 1930. The yew trees that were along the south wall of the church were yet to be planted; they were cut down in 1982.

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When Bampton Made a Fool of Iself by J L H Owens

  • BCA - 2014.1483
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  • 2014

Newspaper clipping the Witney Gazette April 11th 1958.J L Hughes-Owens recalls a time during the Boar War when a Bampton resident got a telegram from his son in London saying Mafeking had been relieved. The townsfolk went wild with much drinking a...

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Rose Gerring, born December 12th 1923, died September 2013

  • BCA - 2017.448
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  • Dec 12th 1923 to July 16th 2013

Bampton was very much enriched by the life of Rose Gerring because she took such an active part in so many areas and you can read about them in the eulogy. The two photographs - one was taken just post WWII at her home Sandford House and the othe...

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Bampton's Home Guard & letter from Trish Cassidy nee Hiron January 2013

  • BCA - 2017.521
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  • 1939-1945

In January 2013 Trish Cassidy wrote to Janet Rouse enclosing this scanned copy of a photograph of Bampton's Home Guard marching past The Talbot sometime during WWII and one of Rose Radband dressed as Britannia for a play. Her letter gives mo...

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Old oven at No3 Church View

  • BCA - 2017.580
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  • July 26th 2013

No3 Church View, also called Bakehouse Cottage used to be a place where people took their bread and meat to be cooked before people in general had their own oven. One oven has been left in and the house owner kindly allowed me to photograph it bo...

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Alan Clarke, landlord of The Horse Shoe dies September 29th 2013

  • BCA - 2017.820
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  • June 17th 1953 to September 29th 2013

Alan Clarke died suddenly on Monday September 29th 2013. He was landlord of the Horse Shoe in Bampton. The article gives far more information about Alan's working life

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Bell Cottage in Bell Lane for sal

  • BCA - 2017.557
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  • October 23rd 2013

Bell Cottage in Bell Lane is one of the oldest houses in Bampton. For several years it was used one day a week by a solicitor; I registered the birth of my second son there in 1974. The Village Hall used to be a pub called The Bell and the littl...

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Roy Shergold's funeral program for September 5th 2013

  • BCA - 2017.587
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  • September 5th 2013

Roy Shergold was one of the most loved people in Bampton, always smiling, always a kind word, always willing to help anyone he needed his many talents. There is a lovely film of Roy talking about his working life; he was rightly proud to say that...

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Death of Alan Clarke landlord of The Horse Shoe

  • BCA - 2017.556
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  • October 9th 2013

Alan Clarke, the landlord of the Horse Shoe died suddenly on Monday evening. Alan was a great supporter of many events in Bampton; his pub was the headquarters of the Bampton Traditional Morris Men; he was instrumental in helping to raise money f...

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Announcement of the death of Rose Gerring in the Oxford Mail July 25th 2013

  • BCA - 2017.517
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  • July 25th 2013

Oxford Mail July 25th 2013. Rose Gerring died peacefully on 16th July 2013, aged 89. Loving wife of the late Arthur. Mother of Mary and Fred, Granny to Paul and Sarah. Funeral service will be held at St Mary’s Church, Bampton on Thursday 1st A...

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Five species of bat have been found at Chimney Meadows

  • BCA - 2017.552
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  • October 9th 2013

Five species of bats were found at Chimney Meadows Nature Reserve including common and soprano pipistrelle bats as well as noctule bats. There are 17 species in the UK

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Exhibition of Downton Abbey costumes at West Ox Arts upstairs in the Town Hall

  • BCA - 2017.555
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  • October 2nd 2013

West Ox Arts based in the upper room of the Town Hall held an exhibition of 10 beautiful costumes used in the filming of Downton Abbey; parts of the series are filmed in Bampton. The charge of £5 per head helped West Ox Arts to raise £3,000. The...

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C130K Hercules retired from RAF Brize Norton October 30th 2013

  • BCA - 2017.564
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  • October 30th 2013

This article from the Witney Gazette records the last two C130K Hercules planes departing service at RAF Brize Norton. Members of 47 Squadron bade them farewell after 47 years of service.

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