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Bampton Youth Club Quiz in Witney. February 2nd 1973

  • 2019.2293
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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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Mothers' Union, Darby & Joan, Bingo, Christian Aid, Musical success

  • 2019.2301
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  • May 18th 1972

Witney Gazette May 18th 1972. There is a report on the work of Mothers' Union, Darby and Joan club, a Bingo evening to raise funds for the badminton club, a report on Christian Aid week, and a musical success for Angela Head and Wesley Rouse...

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Lighting the Christmas tree in the Market Square November 28th 2014

  • BCA - 2017.1000
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  • November 28th 2014

A Christmas Tree is put up in the Market Square outside the Post Office each year and the Parish Council makes sure there is more to the evening than just switching on the lights. The choir of St Mary's lead the crowd in a few carols, there ...

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Ploughing Match at Barrington Park September 28th 2013

  • BCA - 2017.1010
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  • September 28th 2013

The Faringdon, Fairford, Filkins and Burford Ploughing Society hold an annual ploughing match, nearly always on the last Saturday in September and traditionally within a 16 mile radius of Lechlade. There are matches between huge, modern tractors,...

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Ploughing Match at Shifford Manor Farm, Old Shifford September 27th 2014

  • BCA - 2017.1011
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  • September 27th 2014

The Faringdon, Fairford, Filkins and Burford Ploughing Society hold an annual ploughing match, nearly always on the last Saturday in September and traditionally within a 16 mile radius of Lechlade. There are matches between huge, modern tractors,...

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Ploughing match September 2012 at Manor Farm, Hatford

  • BCA - 2017.1012
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  • September 2012

The Faringdon, Fairford, Filkins and Burford Ploughing Society hold an annual ploughing match, nearly always on the last Saturday in September and traditionally within a 16 mile radius of Lechlade. There are matches between huge, modern tractors,...

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Morris Dancing Day May 30th 2011

  • BCA - 2017.1017
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  • May 30th 2011

On a rather wet May Bank Holiday Monday, these photographs pretty well document the day of the Bampton Traditional Morris side dancing, but not all venues were photographed. There are a few photos of visiting sides and some of children watching.

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Brigadier Rupert Crowdy OBE. Eulogy, telegram from Norah & funeral program

  • BCA - 2017.1026
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  • January 23rd 2017

Brigadier Rupert Crowdy OBE led a very full and very long life, dying less than two months before his 107th birthday. This entry gives you the eulogy given by his grandson Colonel Mike Brooke OBE which gives fascinating detail into Rupert's ...

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Witney Gazette. Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.1030
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  • June 5th 2012

The Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Bampton for Queen Elizabeth II last four days, from the Saturday to the games and barn dance on Tuesday. A special mug was created to give to all children as a keep-sake and the design was done by Keira Gilbert...

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Leaflet introducing BEWG to people of Bampton 1989

  • BCA - 2017.1039
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  • Autumn 1989

This leaflet was produced to tell the people of Bampton the the Bampton Environmental Watch Group, BEWG had been formed in the Autumn of 1989. It explained what it is, what a civic trust is, its aims, what it does, how it is administered, why Bam...

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Clanfield & Bampton Historical Society AGM & Dinner 2013

  • BCA - 2017.1062
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  • June 18th 2013

Originally, it was the Clanfield Historical Society but their numbers were just too small to make it viable and as Bampton did not have its own historical society, we were invited to join and it's been a great success. We three talks Sept-No...

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Flower festival at Saint Mary The Virgin, Bampton May Bank Holiday 2015

  • BCA - 2017.1066
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  • May 20015

The Flower Guild put on a wonderful flower festival through the Bank Holiday weekend at the end of May and on the Monday they also sell sandwiches, quiche slices, cakes, tea, coffee and squash. The money raised ensures we have an excellent flower...

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Bush Club 30th birthday party November 11th 2015

  • BCA - 2017.1073
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  • November 11th 2015

The Bush Club is run entirely by volunteers and is self funding. A whole host of people give their time freely. Any senior citizens who are not able to get tot he Club are given a lift to and from the centre which is in Church View, purpose buil...

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Hunt meet at Weald Manor January 10th 2016

  • BCA - 2017.1088
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  • January 10th 2016

Usually the hunt meets at Weald Manor on the last Monday before Christmas but weather occasionally means it has to be after Christmas which is what happened to what should have been the December 2015 meet.

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Poster for the Bampton Community Archive's first ever exhibition June-July 2002

  • BCA - 2017.1092
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  • June & July 2002

The Bampton Community Archive came into being in 2002, the brain child of Jo(sephine) Lewington ably assisted by Tony & Lis Page. A request was sent out for old photographs, documents etc and Tony and Jo plus Roy Barratt spent many hours scan...

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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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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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May 29th 2016 Morris Dancing

  • BCA - 2017.1109
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  • May 29th 2016

The Bampton Traditional Morris men and Bampton Morris Men May 29th 2016 plus some of the visiting teams.

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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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Bampton Football Team 1906-07

  • BCA - 2017.1191
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  • 1906-1907

This is Bampton Town Football Club from the 1906-07 season. Just 10 men in the picture, not known if there was one missing or if that was all they could muster.

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Kit Jackson's photographs

  • BCA - 2017.1192
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  • C20th

These photographs are all from Kit Jackson's collection. Kit took photographs for most of her adult life. There are several of her family members plus WWII soldiers probably billeted in Bampton, school classes from the 1970s when she worked...

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SPAJERS Donkey Derby 2017 in Sandfords Field

  • BCA - 2017.1195
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  • August 28th 2017

The SPAJERS (Society for the Preservation of Ancient Junketing) organise a Donkey Derby in Sandfords Field on August Bank Holiday Monday each year. It is one of their main fundraising events which enable them to take two coaches of senior citizen...

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Flyer for the Bush Club

  • BCA - 2017.1206
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  • 2017

"Bampton Bush Centre was started in 1985 for the older residents of Bampton. Now, 2017, over thirty years later it has developed into a lively, flourishing social and lunch club open to anyone of any age locally to enjoy a bit of friendly co...

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Slimming Club members raise money for hospital patients

  • BCA - 2017.1214
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  • 1980s

Early in the 1980s Joan Cook, landlady of the Elephant & Castle, ran a slimming club. The members decided to get sponsors to raise money for patients at the hospital and managed to raise £245. The picture shows Dorothy Knight the hospital ad...

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Funeral of Ray Evans May 16th 1927 to Sept 2017

  • BCA - 2017.1217
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  • 1927-2017

https://youtu.be/nqnMaTmrykMhttps://youtu.be/iHEL-7BZEBcThe first one of these two YouTube films is of Ray talking about his training in Catterick and subsequent life working in the Royal Corps of Signals. When not working abroad, Ray was posted ...

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Cromwell House in Cheapside, Hilda Kent & Margaret Howse

  • BCA - 2017.1236
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  • 1990s

Cromwell House is in Cheapside between Exeter House and The Old Forge. Hilda Kent lived there along with Margaret Howse after WWII until their deaths. Hilda did some research on the house and her notes are included in the pdf. They both worked ...

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Partnership working agreement relating to Bampton Library December 17th 2013

  • BCA - 2017.1238
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  • December 17th 2013

It took several years but finally, a partnership working agreement relating to Bampton Library December 17th 2013 was drawn up and signed between Oxfordshire County Council and Library Support. It includes Conditions of Agreement between Oxfordsh...

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Should campanology (bellringing) be reclassified as a sport?

  • BCA - 2017.1272
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  • February 2016

“In February 2016 the hot controversy raging in the pages of The Ringing World is whether bellringing should be classified as a sport. If physical activity is the criterion there’s no doubt. Was it not proved on Monday April 27th 1868, when the ...

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June & Graham Taylor's scrapbook

  • BCA - 2017.1274
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  • 1951-1957

June and Graham have kept a scrapbook of various events in their life and these pages offer a few of them. It begins with their Golden Wedding Anniversary card of September 4th 2004 which was a lovely event celebrated with their family and friend...

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Show program and schedule, Bampton Horticultural Soc 1980

  • BCA - 2017.1276
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  • 1980

This is the Show guide produced by the Bampton Horticultural Society for their Flower and Produce Show August 9th 1980 and their Autumn Show October 4th 1980. Apart from seeing all the classes that can be entered, it is also interesting to see wh...

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Making mosaic tiles at Bush Club c1995

  • BCA - 2017.1284
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  • C1995

The Bush Club is now (2017) for anyone who wants to become a member but was originally set up for the retired people of Bampton, maximum of 40 with spare places offered to people of neighbouring villages. Activities have always been organised for...

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Filmed interviews with Bampton people by Bampton Community Archive

  • BCA - 2017.1288
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  • 2006-2015

These 4 pages list the YouTube web address of the filmed interviews done by the Bampton Community Archive. They are with Dave Rose with Terry Rouse bellringing; Vera Elward talking about Busby's department store; A History of St Mary's ...

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Cycle ride to raise the need for a cycle pathway Bampton-Tadpole Bridge

  • BCA - 2017.245
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  • 1999

In 1999 there was a mass cycle ride organised to highlight the need for a cycle pathway from Bampton to The Trout Inn at Tadpole bridge on the Buckland Road. The bridge crosses the River Thames. Young and old took part but sadly, it did not lead...

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Leaflet with dates of Haddenham and Herga Ceilidhs to be held in 1982

  • BCA - 2017.262
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  • 1982

This little leaflet, produced late in 1981 lists the Ceilidhs to be held in Haddenham Village Hall in 1982, Buckinghamshire on the first Saturday of each month with July, August & September excluded and the Herga Ceilidhs held at the Royal Oak...

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Bampton Church Bellringers' savings book 1959-1972

  • BCA - 2017.275
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  • Feb 2nd 1959 - Aug 24th 1972

This savings account with the Midland Bank was used to earn interest on monies received by the bellringers, for ringing for weddings, who during the period of this savings account used the money to buy new ropes when needed and grease to lubricate...

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March 13th 2008 letter from Susan Phillips to Ruth Shergold re Bampton 250 Club

  • BCA - 2017.324
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  • March 13th 2008

Susan Phillips thanks all who help the Bampton 250 club to be such a success that it has been possible to give a donation of £750 to both the Bampton Village Hall and the Bampton Youth Club. There is a list of people from whom Ruth Wheeler is res...

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5th Downs Festival of Traditional Singing, held at Hermitage in 1982

  • BCA - 2017.330
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  • 1982

The leaflet is for the 5th annual Downs Festival of Traditional Singing 1981 held for the first time at Hermitage. Guest were Sylvia and Jim Barnes, May Bootyman, Barry Bridgewater, Bob Cann, Keith Chandler, The Copper Family, Jim Coughlan, Stan ...

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Booklet on several people and morris sides in England

  • BCA - 2017.351
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  • c1982

This booklet was probably produced in the early 1980s. It covers dancers and sides from Winster Morris, The Ancient Haxey Hood Game, Roy Harris the MC, Redimix band, Flett and Smith step dancers, Clinkscale Accordions Ltd., Tony Mannion, The Bacc...

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Morris Traditional Morris Men plan trip to America

  • BCA - 2017.361
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  • 1975

This newspaper clipping records the intention of the Bampton Traditional Morris side to dance in America. Sadly, it did not happen but they did do quite a bit of fundraising, one of the fund raisers being this 50-50 auction to be held on Septembe...

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Morris pictures over several decades

  • BCA - 2017.381
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  • 1932 to 2000

This collection of photographs was found in an outbuilding behind the Horse Shoe pub. They range from Reg Hall playing the fiddle, Francis Shergold play the melodeon, the Bampton Traditional Morris side c1970, c1995 and 1966 and on the steps of t...

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Bampton Cricket teams over several years

  • BCA - 2017.382
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  • pre WWII to 1990

One or two of these photographs are pre WWII and most can be found individually on this website. There is a Bampton cricket club centenary poster which covers 1890-1990; it list the fixtures for 1990 but has interesting adverts around the edge wh...

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Two photographs of the Flower Festival in St Mary's, 2000

  • BCA - 2017.395
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  • 2000

These two photographs were taken by Margaret Chaundy and show two flower arrangements in the Flower Festival in St Mary's 2000. One arrangements recalls the amazing achievement of Ellen MacArthur sailing around the world single handed in Kin...

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Mother's Union ladies serve tea at the Flower Festival in ST Mary's c2000

  • BCA - 2017.402
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  • c2000

Ladies from the Mother's Union serve teas at the Flower Festival in St Mary's c2000. Mrs Frances Money in the purple beret and her daughter-in-law Madeleine in the pink blouse. Enjoying a cup of tea is Stuart Pearce (d. Jan 2017)

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Young men in Bampton's ATC c1950s

  • BCA - 2017.414
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  • c1950

These young men were in Bampton's ATC, probably in the 1950s. Some are named on the picture and if anyone can add more names or suggest corrections, do get in touch with the archive - the contact can be made from the Home Page of this websit...

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Bowls Club annual dinner March 9th 1968

  • BCA - 2017.418
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  • March 9th 1968

Bampton used to have a bowls club and played at Weald Manor. Michael Cleaver was playing for Bampton at this time, (in the days of George Dafter, Percy Money, Trav Gordon, Harold Hargreaves, Bert Saunders etc.)Doris and Mike were both friendly wi...

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Bampton WI celebrates its Golden Jubilee Wednesday February 10th 1971

  • BCA - 2017.430
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  • February 10th 1971

On Wednesday February 10th 1971 members of the Bampton WI celebrated their Golden Jubilee. The picture shows Mrs Audrey Taylor president, with five former presidents, Mrs Frances Henly, Miss Kate Wylie, Mrs Rose Gerring, Mrs D Hampton and 90 year...

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Bampton Town football club annual dinner in the Masonic Hall, Witney, May 1968

  • BCA - 2017.431
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  • May 1968

In May 1968 the Bampton Town Football Club held its annual dinner in the Masonic Hall, Witney. Officials of the club are pictured and include Mr S Truman, committee member, Mr J Lawrence, chairman, Mr M Cleaver, treasurer, Mr P Hewitson, 1st team...

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Winners of the Shirt Race in 1967, Messrs Smith and Snook

  • BCA - 2017.432
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  • 1967

The SPAJERS - Society for the Preservation of Ancient Junketing - hold a shirt race the Saturday before the late May Bank Holiday Monday although when it was run in 1967 it was the Saturday before Whit Monday. This newspaper cutting has a picture...

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The White family who lived in Sandford Cottage from at least as early as 1900

  • BCA - 2017.444
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  • 1910

The White family lived in Sandford Cottage, the thatched cottage on the south side of Sandford field from at least as early as 1900. These photographs cover the period 1910 to 1960. They are all family related, some babies, children, adults, in ...

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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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Bush Club tea party for Bush Club members at Horace Holyfield's in Ramsden

  • BCA - 2017.447
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  • c2004

Horace Holyfield in Ramsden has been a wonderful supporter of the Bampton Bush Club. He invited members to lunch many times and had a kitchen and dining room set up specially for such groups. These photographs record one happy lunch had there by...

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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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Newspaper reports of WI meetings c1971; photo of drama group 1924

  • BCA - 2017.451
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  • 1924 -1971

There is a wonderful photograph of the WI Drama group taken in 1924 which is a scene from 'Much Ado About Nothing.' The team won the Oxford Federation Cup in 1924 which had to be returned in 1925 but a replica of the cup was given to the...

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Newspaper reports from 1950 and 1972

  • BCA - 2017.461
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  • 1950-1972

These two newspaper cuttings are from 1950 and cover a plethora of clubs and societies in Bampton including reporting on a dance in the WI Hall, the death of one of bowlers, a whist drive, a bridal peal, dedication of the British Legion Women'...

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Activities of the Royal British Legion

  • BCA - 2017.490
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  • 1950 - 1986

This is a collection of items all to do with the Royal British Legion. They include a photograph of the ladies circa late 1950s, Janette Keyte being crowned Carnival Queen in 1964, Janette again gamely being tipped out of a bed at the carnival, B...

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Royal British Legion - Bampton Branch, old documents

  • BCA - 2017.491
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  • April 12th 1920 - 1999

This is an eclectic mixture of old documents no longer to be kept by the Royal British Legion. The earliest is a legal document regarding the purchase of the land that has our War Memorial standing on it. There are also designs for the War Memor...

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Program for the Donkey Derby and Fete 2012

  • BCA - 2017.492
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  • August Bank Holiday Monday 2012

This is the program produced by the SPAJERS' Donkey Derby and Fete in 2012 and one raffle ticket

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Terry Crowley with one of his motorbikes

  • BCA - 2017.493
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  • c1985

Terry Crowley lived in one of Bampton's oldest houses, Thatched Cottage in Church Street. He had an extensive collection of motorbikes and he's seen here with one of them

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Postcards collected by Hilda Kent, all but one pre WWII

  • BCA - 2017.507
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  • first half 20th century

These 14 postcards were collected and saved by Hilda Kent and all but one denote pre WWII scenes. There is one from 1943 showing Stanley Matthews playing football for the RAF. Other subjects are the Queen Mary, a rocket driven bicycle, a stylize...

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Shirt Race starter pistol confiscated by police

  • BCA - 2017.520
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  • don't know

The Great Bampton Shirt Race in its modern times has been run every year since 1953 and was originally started by firing a 12-bore shotgun into the air. This article from the Witney Gazette charts the circumstances that have led to it being start...

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Bampton WI plant 3 Eleagnus to celebrate their Golden Anniversary October 1971

  • BCA - 2017.522
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  • October 1971

Grace Eeles, Audrey Taylor and Rose Gerring planted 3 Eleagnus bushes in the triangle of grass in Cheapside to brighten the area and to mark the Bampton branch of the Women's Institute's Golden Anniversary year. I looked yesterday - Jan...

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The History of Bampton Mummers by Don Rouse written in 2009

  • BCA - 2017.527
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  • 2009

In the group photograph, left to right are: - Ted Hunt, Bill Daniels, Robert Radband, Terry Rouse and Barry Taylor and missing from this group are Bob Hunt and Don Rouse; in the other picture are Robert Radband as the Turkish Knight and Terry Rous...

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Bampton Horticultural Flower Show August 9th 1980 and October 4th 1980

  • BCA - 2017.533
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  • 1980

This is the catalogue produced by Bampton Horticultural Society for their two shows in 1980, one on Saturday August 9th and the second one on Saturday October 4th. Apart from the necessary entry information for the two shows there are adverts for...

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Bampton Parish, A Village Appraisal 1998

  • BCA - 2017.534
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  • 1998

In 1998 another appraisal was carried out for Bampton - see also entry 2017.532 for the 1966 appraisal. The areas covered include 1. Household data 2. How time is spent 3. Education 4. Housing and development 5. Utilities and Public Services ...

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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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The Bampton Festival July 13th to July 20th 1985

  • BCA - 2017.539
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  • July 13th to July 20th 1985

In July 1985 Janet Newman and Sarah Wearne put together a brilliant festival of Bampton to celebrate 350 years since the Grammar School was built. These are a few of the items that Janet wrote to go with the exhibition and cover the subjects of 1...

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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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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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The Mummers in the late 1970s

  • BCA - 2017.558
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  • late 1970s

This picture of the Bampton Mummers was taken in the very late 1970s and shows Bill Daniels. Ted Hunt, Don Rouse, Arnold Woodley, Albert Woodley & Frank Purslow on floor.jpg

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