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The old Carillon in St Mary's, Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.876
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  • February 2009

The old carillon had to be turned off permanently in the end when too many pins on the drum had fallen out and simply would not stay in place when put back. The resulting sound was not good. When the drum rotated, each pin in the drum would trig...

Bampton Community Archive

Vera Elward aged 8 year old with her class c1930

  • BCA - 2017.1058
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  • c1930

This is a class photograph taken about 1930. Vera Elward was then Vera Tanner and she is the blond girl centre front. The remaining 27 pictures are of each child with their name underneathBack row L-R Arthur Beckley, George Bunce, Ronnie Peachy ...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

Connected families - Tanner, Flux, Poole, Butler, Elward, Newman

  • BCA - 2017.845
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  • twentieth century

These are really good, old photographs showing members of the Tanner, Flux, Poole, Butler and Elward families from around 1900 through the twentieth century. The family group photograph of 'Buscot' Tanner shows him with his sons in unif...

Bampton Community Archive

Closure of the GWR Oxford via Witney to Fairford railway line

  • BCA - 2017.731
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  • June 16th 1962

On June 16th 1962 the last train from Witney to Fairford passed through Bampton and Brize Norton station. The newspaper cuttings give a good history of this railway line. In Bampton, there used to be a railway timetable on the wall next to the L...

Bampton Community Archive

Steam engines stop in Bampton November 4th 2006

  • BCA - 2017.635
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  • November 4th 2006

On a lovely sunny November day in 2006 a group of Steam Engine enthusiasts stopped off in Bampton, Bridge Street to partake of some refreshment.In 2019 John Wharton told me ..."The steam engines were taking part in the Remembrance Road Run or...

Bampton Community Archive

Wedding of Jack Bunce c1880s

  • BCA - 2017.815
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  • c1880s

The photograph captures the wedding of John William Bunce, known to everyone as Jack to Mary Radburn. They had children Iris, Les and Joan.John was brother to Emmie Sollis who ran the Lamb Inn in Buckland Road and Mary was Tom Papworth's Gra...

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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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The wedding of George Bishop and Joy

  • BCA - 2017.408
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  • c1945

This is the wedding photograph of George Bishop and Joy. George was the brother of Emmie (Emily) who delivered post in Bampton for many years and then took over running and living at the Papershop in Bridge Street which became known as Emmie'...

Bampton Community Archive

Work starts on building Lavender Place Flats 1968

  • BCA - 2017.738
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  • March 1968

On March 29th 1938 the Oxford Times reported that work has started on building Lavender Place flats and it is to cost £46,860. The builders are A E Hobley and Sons of North Leigh.

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Freda Daniels and her family

  • BCA - 2017.859
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  • from late C19th

Freda Bradley wrote a lovely book called 'Bampton; The Way It Was.' These are photographs of her parents and grandparents and of Freda when young with her brothers Jim and Ken with their grandmother Mrs Dewe, taken in 1937.

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Mr & Mrs Hill & son Arthur Hill's antique cum bric-a-brac shop in Bridge Street

  • BCA - 2017.526
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  • twentieth century

Mr & Mrs Hill ran an antique shop in Bridge Street which was later taken over by their son Arthur. It became a bric-a-brac shop. Many items were put outside on display each week and Arthur was always ready and willing to talk with people. L...

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The Wedding of George Bishop & Joy

  • BCA - 2017.512
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  • c late 1940s

This wedding photograph of George Bishop and Joy Buffham. Rose Wells, Edie Foreshew and Emmie Papworth are Georges sisters. The date was in 1948.Wedding of George Bishop and Joy1. Mrs Bunce2. Iris Luckett3. Joan O’Neill4. Mrs Baker5. Rose Wells6...

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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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Hunt meet at Weald Manor 2003 and January 5th 2004

  • BCA - 2017.612
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  • January 5th 2004

On January 5th 2004 the hunt met at Weald Manor. They usually meet the Monday before Christmas but the weather meant that meet had to be cancelled and rescheduled. They met in 2003 in the new year too.In the photos taken early C20th Martins the ...

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Barbara Hunt nee Green's certificates for The Torchbearers & Junior Red Cross

  • BCA - 2017.887
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  • n/a

Torchbearers International (sometimes known as ‘Capernwray’) is a worldwide community of believers in the saving, transforming and indwelling life of Jesus Christ. There are currently 25 Torchbearers Centres in 20 countries on 4 continents around ...

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Members of Freda Bradley's family

  • BCA - 2017.1053
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  • from start of twentieth century

Along with Freda there are photographs of her brothers Jim and Ken with their grandmother Mrs Dewe, her mother Phyllis and aunt/mother's sister Lilian, Philly Dewe her grandfather in his Morris dancing clothes, Billy Dewe her uncle, her fathe...

Bampton Community Archive

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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Lloyd Hughes Owens' account of schools in Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.717
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  • mostly first 60 years of C20th

When Lloyd Hughes Owens retired in the 1960s he put the finishing touches to his album all about schools in Bampton. There is mention of the Old Grammar School, now our library and the exhibition room used by West Ox Arts and the Archive called t...

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Tony Allam baking the last batches of bread before Constables closed c1981

  • BCA - 2017.538
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  • c1981

Tony Allam was the baker for Mrs Constable for many years. The shop was by the roundabout opposite The Talbot and is now the Chinese takeaway called Mark's Kitchen. These photographs show the beautiful ovens and all the surrounding area.Tre...

Bampton Community Archive

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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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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Dutch Marching band 2008

  • BCA - 2017.689
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  • 2008

This Dutch marching band performed in Bampton for us in 2008. This was the Amigo Marching Band from Leiden. We also had a Stage Band from Leiden that played from a ‘Curtain sided’ trailer a few years previous at the Shirt Race. Bampton has enj...

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Muffled peal rung for Major Robert Colvile July 4th 2008

  • BCA - 2017.871
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  • July 4th 2008

The bells were rung half muffled in memory of Major Robert Colvile on July 4th 2008. These pictures show the ringers and a group photo with Rosemary Colvile

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Phil Addison and Terry Rouse and a choir boys' outing to Southsea 1947

  • BCA - 2017.904
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  • 1947 and 2015

Phil Addison and his family came to live in Bampton in 1940 to escape the bombing on the south coast. Phil was aged 7 and he stayed in Bampton until 1950 aged 17. He was in the choir of St Mary's and the photograph shows the boys L-R back r...

Bampton Community Archive

The Shirt race in the early days

  • BCA - 2017.847
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  • 1955-1989

Three photographs of the Shirt Race starting with one taken in 1955 and ending with one of Rocky in 1989.

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Bampton C of E School built its own pool in 1970

  • BCA - 2017.577
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  • Whitsun 1970

At Whitsun 1970 the school in Bampton opened its own swimming pool after much fund raising and a lot of hard work by many local people. In the column in the Witney Gazette which recalls events in times past, in March 2016 it reprinted a piece fro...

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The Eeles family, their shop and family tree

  • BCA - 2017.787
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  • various

These are photographs and documents and family trees all to do with the Eeles family.EDWARD ~2 - Edward Rolls in his cousin's (the Hon Charles Rolls) model plane. Edward Rolls was related to Grace Eeles of Eeles grocery store (now Budgens 20...

Bampton Community Archive

The Eeles family, here and in Canada and some family trees

  • BCA - 2017.525
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  • various from late C19th

This photograph is of the Eeles family. There are pages about the branch of the family that emigrated to Canada, pension awarded to Ebenezer Eeles and his discharge certificate and pension notification and a form from the dispersal hospital centr...

Bampton Community Archive

Flowers outside Adrian Simmonds' 24.7.13 west side Market Square

  • BCA - 2017.988
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  • July 24th 2013

Adrian Simmonds ran a shop on the west side of the Market Square selling pet food, a vast range of household items, cigarettes and snuff and sweets. Outside, his window boxes and general floral display made the whole area a joy to behold througho...

Bampton Community Archive

Wood Green school bus crashes; 3 die and 16 hurt February 3rd 1972

  • BCA - 2017.723
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  • February 3rd 1972

In icy and snowy conditions the bus bringing children from Wood Green School to Bampton crashed at Hoppy's Corner killing two boys, Gary Gerhardt from Bampton and Gary John Hawkins from Clanfield. At least 14 of the 46 pupils on the coach we...

Bampton Community Archive

Fiddles & Feet in the Market Square June 2nd 2012

  • BCA - 2017.972
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  • June 2nd 2012

Bampton celebrated the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II through the day and evenings for four days from the Saturday 2nd of June. Fiddles and Feet entertained us royally in the Market Square in the afternoon of Saturday June 2nd with the dan...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

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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Donkey Derby, August 27th Bank Holiday Monday 2012

  • BCA - 2017.969
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  • August 27th 2012

The SPAJERS - Society for The Preservation of Ancient Junketing - organise a Donkey Derby on August Bank Holiday Monday to give the Bampton folk fun while raising funds to make life better for the senior citizens of Bampton and Lew. The Wednesday...

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Sub officer Arthur Beckley receives BEM at the County Fire HQ in Kidlington

  • BCA - 2017.749
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  • c1973

Sub Officer Arthur H Beckley joined the NFS as a fireman at Bampton in 1946 and was officer in charge from 1960. I think this cutting is from a local paper approximately 1973. Arthur was awarded the BEM for his outstanding service. Arthur was b...

Bampton Community Archive

Two aerial photographs of Bampton c1998

  • BCA - 2017.759
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  • 1993/4

These are two aerial photographs of Bampton probably taken in 1993 but could be 1994.. The Lanes have been built so it must be on or after 1985 but Pembroke Place, next to the Fire Station in Manor View (leading into New Road) is in the very earl...

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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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Extracts copied from the ledger of builder John H. Joyce, 1907-1910

  • BCA - 2017.405
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  • 1907 - 1910

The very large ledge book belonging to builder J H Joyce records his clients' names, addresses and where they lived and Miriam James has copied some out for ease of reading. Although Mr Joyce lived in Bampton it can be seen that he occasion...

Bampton Community Archive

The War Memorial in the Market Square

  • BCA - 2017.582
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  • 1914 - 2009

The War Memorial in the Market Square has names on from the WWI, WWII and Afghanistan. These photographs take you around the memorial so that you can see every name on it. It also shows the newly added name in 2009 of Jason Mackie (Afghanistan) ...

Bampton Community Archive

Removal of the last 2 masts at what was RAF Bampton Castle 2015

  • BCA - 2017.906
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  • 2003-2015

In December 2003 approximately 72 tall masts were taken down at RAF Bampton Castle in Weald when the station was closed down. Two small masts remained until October 5th and 6th 2015 when they too were removed and these 11 photographs document the...

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Vulcan bomber flew over Bampton June 13th 2009

  • BCA - 2017.930
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  • June 13th 2009

This Vulcan bomber has been lovingly restored by enthusiasts but it's doubtful it will fly again, it's just too costly so we were lucky to see it.

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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...

Bampton Community Archive

Bus Shelter gift from the Royal Corps of Signals. Sept 12th 1969

  • BCA - 2017.744
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  • September 12th 1969

The Royal Corps of Signals were at their base in Weald from 1943 until September 1969 after which it was RAF Bampton Castle. Before the Weald station was ready to receive them, they were based in a house in Fox Close off New Road in Bampton. Whe...

Bampton Community Archive

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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Locomotive 7412 at Brize Norton and Bampton railway station in 1961

  • BCA - 2014.1368..41
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  • 1961

Locomotive 7412 at Brize Norton and Bampton railway station in 1961, this time in colour. For an excellent piece of research and lovely photographs do have a look at http://www.fairfordbranch.co.uk/index.htm

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Document detailing the sale of Calais Farm in 1984 (9 pages to view)

  • BCA - 2014.1368..25
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  • 1984

A PDF document of 9 pages detailing the sale of Calais Farm in 1984 by Moore, Allen and Innocent for Mr Bryan Stevens. About 185 acres freehold with vacant possession for sale by private treaty as a whole or in six lots

Bampton Community Archive

Mr Bovington's safe return from the Falklands War is celebrated

  • BCA - 2017.562
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  • 1984

The photograph shows the joy and celebration of the return of Mr Bovington from the Falklands War - he is standing at the front of the group with his mother Yvette and they are surrounded by families who live very close to them in Bampton

Bampton Community Archive

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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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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Ted Dixey and his family

  • BCA - 2017.846
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  • c1900

Ted Dixey was known to most Bamptonians as a bellringer and Morris dancer. These are photograph of his maternal grandparents, his sister and husband Robert Ferguson, of Ted himself and his fiance of 40 years, Sylvia. Sadly, Ted was very deaf but...

Bampton Community Archive

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

  • BCA - 2017.777
  • Item
  • 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 ...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

List of Bampton Traditional Morris Men c1981

  • 2017.288
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  • c1981

This is a list of Bampton Traditional Morris Men c1981 plus people who regularly had a connection with the side. It is hand written by Dave Rose for Francis Shergold but does not have Francis's details on it

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Flower Festival in St Mary's celebrating the London Olympics June 4th 2012

  • BCA - 2017.977
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  • June 4th 2012

Over the spring Bank Holiday weekend the members of the Flower Guild of St Mary's put on a wonderful Flower Festival in the church. They also work very hard all day on the Monday offering sandwiches, quiche, cakes, orange squash, tea and cof...

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Robin Shuckburgh, Chairman of the Bampton Community Archive 2013

  • BCA - 2017.1060
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  • March 6th 2013

Robin Shuckburgh has been chairman of Bampton Community Archive for about 8 years (as at 2017) and over-seen the raising of £250,000 to repair the roof of the Old Grammar School in Church View and make the upstairs a usable space again. We are ex...

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Chris Timms in Navy uniform WWII

  • BCA - 2017.1057
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  • 1939-1945

Chris Timms was in the Navy during WWII and he's seen here with three other young sailors. He played cricket for Bampton.

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The Horse Shoe in 1910, Bridge Street

  • BCA - 2017.464
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  • 1910

The Horse Shoe as it was in 1910 with two ladies and a dog standing in the doorway. The sign says The Horse Shoe, Morlands Entire. This Inn was badly burnt in a fire in 1925 and was rebuilt a little closer to the Town Hall and the butcher's...

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Petrol Pumps outside Crowell House

  • BCA - 2017.1055
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  • 1970s

Hughes Garage was behind Cromwell House, the shop was on the corner next to it, now Exeter House and the petrol pumps for the garage were right in front of Cromwell House.

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Harry Pocock and his tractor, early 1930s

  • BCA - 2017.1054
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  • early 1930s

This photograph of Harry Pocock with his tractor was taken in the early 1930s. Harry had a thrashing machine and went from farm to farm to thrash the corn before farmers had their own combine or could hire a combine and driver.

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Sale of the Swan Inn, Buckland Road October 1st 1964

  • BCA - 2017.1052
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  • October 1st 1964

The Swan Inn is on the left going out of Bampton on the Buckland Road. It was sold as a private dwelling on October 1st 1964. This pdf shows you the Inn and the sales brochure

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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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Terry Crowley's note in his album of Bampton People 1983

  • BCA - 2017.1045
  • Item
  • 1983

In 1983 Terry Crowley quietly walked about Bampton photographing people whom he felt should be remembered pictorially. He created three albums and they are housed in the Vesey room in the Old Grammar School. If you wish to see them simply ask th...

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Smallpox epidemic in Bampton 1902

  • BCA - 2017.1044
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  • 1902

Mrs Davey from The Elms, Broad Street, recalled (c1973) - during the epidemic of Smallpox in Bampton in 1902 patients were taken to the isolation hospital near Burford in a horse-drawn ambulance with a nurse on the box carrying a red flag. Shop-k...

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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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Oxford Welsh Male Voice Choir sing in St Mary's

  • BCA - 2017.1042
  • Item
  • 2006

To help raise funds for the repair and enhancement of the church organ, the Oxford Welsh Male Voice choir sang in St Mary's 2006

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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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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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January 8th 2013 two items in Community Shop, not known what they are

  • BCA - 2017.986
  • Item
  • January 2013

These two items were given to the Community Shop to sell but we have no idea what they are or how they would be used. If you can tell us, please use the link from the front page (click on Bampton Community Archive top left). Thank you.

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Pictures from Lucinda Leech from negatives created in 1904

  • BCA - 2017.1037
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  • 1904

These 6 photographs were obtained from 6 x 4 inch negatives. The elderly man sitting at his table by the range is Daniel Gibbard who a blacksmith in Bampton. His smithy was on the site of present day Folly View, the red brick houses on the south...

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Fire in hayrick at Hobbs Buildings c1918

  • BCA - 2017.1036
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  • c1918

The daughter of Mr & Mrs Albert Tanner kindly sent these photographs to the Archive and I'm sorry I don't know her name - if you do please contact the Archive via the link on the front page (click on the banner Bampton Community Arch...

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One Million Tiny Plays About Britain by Craig Taylor April 29th 2016

  • BCA - 2017.1033
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  • April 29 2016

Usually twice a year Mike Wareham arranged for a small theatre group or musicians to come and perform for us in the Village Hall. Sadly, 2016 was the last year Mike felt able to do this but he is in his 80s and we are hugely grateful for all the ...

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Orient Express October 16th 2015 in the Village Hall

  • BCA - 2017.1034
  • Part
  • October 16th 2015

Usually twice a year Mike Wareham arranged for a small theatre group or musicians to come and perform for us in the Village Hall. Sadly, 2016 was the last year Mike felt able to do this but he is in his 80s and we are hugely grateful for all the ...

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Mr Bishop on the right, hauling rocks for road mending.

  • BCA - 2017.854
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  • early twentieth century

Edie Foreshew's father is on the right; he died aged just 49. In the trailer are rocks being brought to be crushed to mend the roads. "Oxford Steam Plough Co" is on the front of the steam engine and along the side of the cab.

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Death penny for Mr Dewe

  • BCA - 2017.849
  • Item
  • after WWI

The Memorial Plaque was issued after the First World War to the next-of-kin of all British and Empire service personnel who were killed as a result of the war. The plaques (which could be described as large plaquettes) were made of bronze, and he...

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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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Wenrisc Ward in Witney hospital reopens April 4th 2016

  • BCA - 2017.1029
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  • April 4th 2016

Wenrisc Ward in Witney Hospital closed for 7 months for refurbishment and reopened on April 4th 2016. The ward has a new kitchen, day room and gym.

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John Phillips b.1676 Bampton poet

  • BCA - 2017.1028
  • Item
  • 1676

This cutting from the Hereford Times February 4th 1983. John Phillips had the nickname 'The Cider Poet' because one of his most popular poems was about cider. He is buried in Hereford Cathedral and there is a monument to him in Westmin...

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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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John Lester's photographs of the Busby family 1938

  • BCA - 2017.1024
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  • 1938

As an 11 year old boy, John Lester came to visit the Busby family in 1938 at harvest time. The Busby family owned the shop in the High Street in Bampton. John sent us his scanned copies of his family, the Busby family and himself as a young boy ...

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Information on Albert David Sheppard m Julia Ann Coventry Dec 26th 1908

  • BCA - 2017.1023
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  • December 26th 1908

Hazel Picknell Stride sent this letter and documents to the Archive. Percy Sheppard was the father of Edie Quick, who was the mother of Fenella Gray who did a huge amount of voluntary work for which she received an OBE. I don't know if thes...

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