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Talbot Inn, Thompson grocery shop, Joyner the draper

  • BCA - 2021.2641
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  • c1912

This picture, taken c1912 is looking along Bridge Street from the Market Square.The Talbot Inn can be seen on the left, next to it is a narrow red brick home and next to that is Thompson's high class grocery store which today is The Romany In...

Bampton Community Archive

T. W. Pembrey department store and The New Inn

  • BCA - 2021.2640
  • Item
  • c1912

This is the only department store that has ever been in Bampton and it sold anything and everything from lino to material, bolts of cloth, men's and women's clothing, footwear and much more and it also housed the Post Office.Today, the p...

Bampton Community Archive

Elephant & Castle, Methodist Church and The Bridges on Bridge Street

  • BCA - 2021.2639
  • Item
  • c1912

The Elephant and Castle Inn on the left and the Methodist church beyond it with one house in between.The Bridges have always been a place where locals met to chat.There is a wall outside Bridge House, this side of the Inn which is no longer there ...

Bampton Community Archive

Church View looking North to Saint Mary's c1912

  • BCA - 2021.2638
  • Item
  • c1912

This is Church View looking North towards the church of Saint Mary The Virgin. Apart from the complete lack of cars, note the open ditch on the right with large stone slabs crossing it to afford access to each of the dwellings along the street. ...

Bampton Community Archive

Broad Street looking North

  • BCA - 2021.2637
  • Item
  • c1912

This is a view of Broad Street looking to the North.The young trees on the left were a gift for the village from George Gerring. The trees that had been there were in a dangerous state and had been removed.There are gas lights on the left, a rece...

Bampton Community Archive

J. Beard, George & Dragon, Goodman's, the Lamb Inn & the Town Hall

  • BCA - 2021.2636
  • Item
  • c1912

This picture was taken about 1912. On the left is the shop of J Beard where he ran a printing business and he was an insurance agent.In the very centre of the picture you can see the George and Dragon Inn on the other side of the road.Coming towa...

Bampton Community Archive

Wenman's Bakery Shop c1912

  • BCA - 2021.2635
  • Item
  • c1912

Wenman's Bakery and shop was at the East end of the Market Square. It was pulled down c1920 along with the little cottage to the est of it to create a space for the War Memorial. The horse from the bakery would be borrowed along with the on...

Bampton Community Archive

Douglas Read explains High Cut Ploughing

  • BCA - 2021.2634
  • Item
  • 2007

In 2007 Doug Read helped the Archive make a film to explain the essence of High Cut Ploughing which today, is done at Ploughing Matches. It used to be done with horses and then little tractors and the high cut with clean sides meant the broadcast...

Bampton Community Archive

The Free School. Orders and Statutes January 14th 1731

  • BCA - 2021.2633
  • Item
  • January 14th 1731

This notice was produced January 14th 1731 and lists the Orders and Statutes for the Free School. While it was called a Free School it is interesting to note that there were actually fees to be paid.

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Grammar School Trust, hiring the building 1924

  • BCA - 2021.2632
  • Item
  • February 1924

This notice was produced in February 1924 and it explains how the trustees are prepared to hire out the Grammar School for meetings, in particular meetings of an educational or social manner.The charges include 6d (2.5p) for the lighting and 1/- (...

Bampton Community Archive

Douglas Read OBE A passion for the plough

  • BCA - 2021.2631
  • Item
  • July 2007

Doug Read had a passion for ploughing, in particular High Cut Ploughing most of his adult life and was awarded an OBE for his services to ploughing. He won many competitions and judged many. He also had other hobbies including vintage cars and h...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton C of E Primary School Prospectus October 2001

  • BCA - 2021.2630
  • Item
  • October 2001

This prospectus was created in October 2001 for Bampton C of E Primary School.At this time, Julia Evans was the Headteacher and Rev. David Lloyd was the Chair of Governors.

Bampton Community Archive

Evacuation. Why and How. July 1939

  • BCA - 2021.2629
  • Series
  • July 1939

This is one of several leaflets produced by the government and sent out to every household during the 1939 1945 war, referred to as WWII. The topic is Evacuation, Why and How. The topics covered include:-Why evacuateThe government evacuation sch...

Bampton Community Archive

The Bampton Beam April 2004

  • BCA - 2021.2628
  • Series
  • April 2004

The Bampton Beam used to be produced three times a year. This issue is from April 2004 and the topics covered and advertisers include:-ARTICLES AND NOTICESBampton Fire and Rescue Station Needs You!Photo of firefighters Mark Lloyd, Steve License, ...

Bampton Community Archive

The Bampton Beam December 2003

  • BCA - 2021.2627
  • Series
  • December 2003

The Bampton Beam used to be produced 3 times a year. This issue is from December 2003. The topics covered and the advertisers include:-ARTICLES AND NOTICESSave Our Post OfficeRenovation Work in the Market SquareAffordable Housing Needs Survey- q...

Bampton Community Archive

Debate about a water supply for Bampton 1934

  • BCA - 2021.2625
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  • 1934

At a meeting in 1934 there was considerable discord and some not very pleasant behaviour between councillors all to do with getting fresh water to Bampton.

Bampton Community Archive

The Dancing English booklet by the EFDSS

  • BCA - 2021.2624
  • Item
  • pre 1971

This booklet was produce by the EFDSS pre 1971 because prices are in old money and the UK went decimal February 15th 1971. It is called The Dancing English.

Bampton Community Archive

School class of 1930 in Bampton

  • BCA - 2021.2623
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  • 1930

This photograph was taken in 1930. All the children are named.

Bampton Community Archive

Pumpkin Club weigh in, junior section

  • BCA - 2021.2622
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  • circa 1974

Eleven year old Paul Dowley tried to lift the 66 pound pumpkin. Paul won the Junior class.

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Horticultural Society Summer Show

  • BCA - 2021.2621
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  • circa 1976

After a very hot and dry summer the Bampton Horticultural Society held an excellent summer show although there were fewer entries in some of the flower and vegetable classes.The Lady Anne Montagu Cup for overall points was won by Mr J Horne.The cu...

Bampton Community Archive

WI pantomime cow

  • BCA - 2021.2620
  • Item
  • 1969

The WI put on the pantomime Jack and The Bean Stalk in the WI Hall in 1969Inside the cow were Betty Collett and Valerie Adams played the cowJack & Jill were played by Penny Daniels and Angela Collett.

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Marina to be decided upon by County Council

  • BCA - 2021.2617
  • Item
  • circa 1974

A Caversham firm want to make a 49 acre marina at Tadpole Bridge on the Thames. WODC lowlands area planning committee are objecting tot he plan because gravel extraction will have to take place first a marina could be built. The decision has been...

Bampton Community Archive

Claire Wythes wins Queen's Guide award in 1978

  • BCA - 2021.2615
  • Item
  • 1978

15 year old Claire Wythes first went along to Guides aged three because her mother, Margaret Wythes was Brown Owl with the Bampton Guides. Claire was awarded the Queen's Guide Award, the Guides top award, at the WI Hall by the District Comm...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Horticultural Society Autumn Show

  • BCA - 2021.2614
  • Item
  • circa 1974

The Bampton Horticultural Society has two shows a year and this is their autumn one. In the picture, Betty Collett the club secretary is seen holding a huge marrow with club chairman, John Snook. The John Taylor cup for the most overall points w...

Bampton Community Archive

Clair Dryden invested as May Queen

  • BCA - 2021.2613
  • Item
  • circa 1974

Clare Dryden was invested as May Queen. Bob Harris, probably best known for presenting The Old Grey Whistle Test but at this point he was a presenter on Radio Oxford, put the sash on Clare. The ceremony took place in the WI Hall, Market Square. ...

Bampton Community Archive

The New Inn is renamed The Morris Clown

  • BCA - 2021.2611
  • Item
  • 1973

In 1973 the New Inn on Bampton's High Street was re-named The Morris Clown.It was a very contentious issue because the jester in the Bampton Morris has never been called a Clown, always a Fool. That piece of history cut no mustard with the B...

Bampton Community Archive

Son Townsend 50 years a Morris fool; children with garlands

  • BCA - 2021.2610
  • Item
  • 1974

In 197 Son Townsend clocked up 50 years as a Morris Dancer and later Fool in Bampton. He first danced out with the side in 1925. To mark the occasion a clock and silver salver were given to Son.The young dancers left to right behind Son are (I t...

Bampton Community Archive

May Bank Holiday festivities in Bampton

  • BCA - 2021.2609
  • Item
  • circa 1974

Bampton always has a weekend filled with fun and laughter over the late May Bank Holiday. These cuttings talk about the Shirt Race and the Morris Dancing.In one of the cuttings you can also read about1. An exhibition of Arts and Crafts in the Tow...

Bampton Community Archive

Mr & Mrs Ted & Marion Lay celebrate their Golden Wedding

  • BCA - 2020.2384
  • Item
  • c1974

Marion and Ted Lay lived in Bampton all their married life and as Jamie Wheeler says"They were the loveliest people you could ever meet. I claim a slight family association as their daughter Marjorie married Jim Brooks. It was a second marria...

Bampton Community Archive

Mini world cup tournament held in Germany 1976

  • BCA - 2021.2608
  • Item
  • 1976

Jason Seacole of Henry Box School in Witney was integral in England School Boys winning all their matches in the season. England beat West Germany in the final of the eight nations schoolboys' international in Dortmund in May winning 4-2. ...

Bampton Community Archive

Kite sculpture at Bampton Arts Centre Aug 8-22 1976

  • BCA - 2021.2606
  • Item
  • August 1976

Kite sculpture at Bampton Arts Centre Aug 8-22 1976 by Professor Kyle Hanton.The Bampton Arts Centre in later years was re-named West ox Arts and it is housed in the upper floor of Bampton's Town Hall.

Bampton Community Archive

The Bampton Beam. December 1998

  • BCA - 2019.2231
  • Item
  • December 1998

This is the December 1998 issue of The Beam. A publication by the Parish Council that is produced 3 times a year and given free to all households in Bampton. Topics and advertisers are :- The Bampton BeamVolume 13 No.3August 1998 Pg. No. Summary...

Bampton Community Archive

Anthony Collett & Richard Buckingham 1978, 9 or 1980 Shirt Racewinners

  • BCA - 2021.2604
  • Item
  • circa 1979

The Great Shirt Race takes place on the Saturday before the late May Bank Holiday. The winners in this year were Anthony Collett and partner Richard Buckingham. Neither of them can be sure of the year, they won more than once but it will be 1978...

Bampton Community Archive

Marjorie Pollard opens Kingsgate flats for OAPs in Aston 1976

  • BCA - 2021.2602
  • Item
  • 1976

Miss Marjorie Pollard OBE from The Deanery in Bampton officially opened Kingsgate flats for senior citizens in Aston in 1976. Mr Richard Godbehere was warden at the flats. Marjorie and Richard called in on Miss Joan Barton to see how she liked h...

Bampton Community Archive

Christina James married Anthony Shurey 1974

  • BCA - 2021.2601
  • Item
  • 1974

Christina Ann James from Bowling Green Close in Bampton married Anthony John Shurey of Clanfield at Witney Registry Office in 1974. Best man was Richard Snook.

Bampton Community Archive

The Bampton Beam August 2003

  • BCA - 2021.2599
  • Series
  • August 2003

The Bampton Beam used to be produced three times a year and a copy given to every household. This issue is from August 2003. The topics covered and the advertisers include :-ARTICLES AND NOTICESBampton Market Square Phase 2 Improvements by Grah...

Bampton Community Archive

Draft local plan for housing delayed yet again October 2014

  • BCA - 2021.2598
  • Item
  • October 2014

Yet again the local plan for housing has been delayed. West Oxfordshire District Council said it is because they've received far more feedback from local than they expected and they need time to go through them all. While we have no plan in...

Bampton Community Archive

A talk "Arming All Sides" in the Village Hall October 2014

  • BCA - 2021.2597
  • Item
  • October 2014

A talk about the arms industry during the First World War and beyond will be held at the village hall in October 2014. Sue Smith and Symon Hill gave the talk on October 23rd.

Bampton Community Archive

Survey of local resident

  • BCA - 2021.2591
  • Item
  • December 2014

Bampton residents were invited to take part in a survey; around 1,500 questionnaires were completed as part of the project to draw up a community-led plan for the village, to help guide future developments by reflecting residents' views.

Bampton Community Archive

Cottage by Mill Green for sale 2014

  • BCA - 2021.2596
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  • June 2014

There is a cottage for sale down the side of Mill Green for £375,000 June 2014

Bampton Community Archive

Exhibition on the History of Morris Dancing in Bampton 2014

  • BCA - 2021.2595
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  • June 2014

A double page spread about the exhibition of the History of Morris Dancing put on in the Vesey room by Janet Rouse for the Bampton Community Archive June to the end of July 2014.

Bampton Community Archive

A retirement home for sale in The Lanes

  • BCA - 2021.2594
  • Item
  • June 2014

This is an advert for the sale of a house in The Lanes in Bampton. The small group of homes are for the over 55s.

Bampton Community Archive

David Tomlin & son Arnie at the Steam Rally July 2014

  • BCA - 2021.2593
  • Item
  • July 2014

David Tomlins (known as Willie) and his son Arnie with their steam engine Bampton Heavy Haulage at the Ducklington Steam Rally in July 2014.

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Community Archive seeks information about wells

  • BCA - 2021.2592
  • Item
  • December 2014

The Bampton Community Archive is trying to get a list of all the wells that used to be in Bampton. It was the late 1950s before there was mains water to the village. If sufficient information can be gathered an exhibition on wells in Bampton wil...

Bampton Community Archive

Gladman Developments keep trying to build more houses in Bampton

  • BCA - 2021.2590
  • Item
  • December 2014

The developers Gladman Developments keep trying to get permission to create a new housing estate on land between the Aston Road and Buckland Road. Twice it has been turned down but the company has a 90 percent success rate. Now, at February 2021...

Bampton Community Archive

Chef Kevin Jones at The Trout, Tadpole Bridge

  • BCA - 2021.2589
  • Item
  • December 2014

Kevin Jones trained at the Savoy in London but is now (December 2014) the chef at The Trout at Tadpole Bridge on the Buckland Road.

Bampton Community Archive

The Bampton Beam April 2003

  • BCA - 2021.2588
  • Series
  • April 2003

The Bampton Beam used to be produce 3 times a year. This issue is from April 2003. The topics covered and the advertisers include:-ARTICLES AND NOTICESBampton’s Pre-School Playgroup – New Building Needed – Help Required!The Skate Park is Ready b...

Bampton Community Archive

The Bampton Beam December 2002

  • BCA - 2021.2586
  • Series
  • December 2002

The Bampton Beam used to be produce three times a year. This publication is from December 2002. The articles covered and the advertisers include:-ARTICLES AND NOTICESBampton Skate Park by Alan DunbarThe New Bus Services by Cllr Fred GrayBampton ...

Bampton Community Archive

Hay cart by Meadow Farm

  • BCA - 2020.2443
  • Item
  • early 20th century

This picture must have been taken early in the twentieth century. It shows two ladies, a girl and a boy in charge of a hay cart and shire horse. It is by Meadow Farm along the Buckland Road. The style of cart is that of an Oxford cart.Suzanne W...

Bampton Community Archive

'No win no fee' policy of a developer behind plans for more than 700 homes

  • BCA - 2021.2585
  • Item
  • December 10th 2014

Campaigners have condemned the xo-called 'no win no fee' policy of a developer behind plans for more than 700 homes on sites across Oxfordshire. 446 are planned for sites in West Oxfordshire. Sites are in Witney and Bampton.

Bampton Community Archive

Theft of fence battery and catalytic converter

  • BCA - 2021.2584
  • Item
  • July 21st 2014

Electric fence batteries were stolen from a shed and a catalytic converter from a Toyota 4x4 in Colvile Close on Monday July 21st 2014.

Bampton Community Archive

Wedding of Neil O'Brien & Sarah Bisp September 27th 2003

  • BCA - 2021.2582
  • Item
  • September 27th 2003

The Wedding Neil O'Brien & Sarah Bisp September 27th 2003. The gathering is on Church Green on the south side of Saint Mary's.Di O'Brien is Neil's mother and was school secretary in Bampton for many years.

Bampton Community Archive

To celebrate the 40th year of Tree Council's National Tree Week

  • BCA - 2021.2581
  • Item
  • December 2014

In December 2014, pupils from Bampton Primary School and the Ladybird Nursery planted trees to commemorate the 40th year of the Tree Council's National Tree Week.In the picture are Lisa Lane with three year olds Ethan Walsh and Nala Hunt. Th...

Bampton Community Archive

Toby Hopkins as a scarecrow

  • BCA - 2021.2576
  • Item
  • 2009

In alternate years the Bampton Community Archive organises a open garden day called Bampton's Hidden Gardens. Toby Hopkins dressed as a scarecrow as part of the fun.

Bampton Community Archive

Wenrisc Ward in Witney Hospital re-opens

  • BCA - 2021.2575
  • Item
  • 2015 2016

When the Wenrisc ward was closed in 2015 there was great concern locally that it may be permanent despite being told it was for refurbishment. It was with relief that it was reopened a year later.

Bampton Community Archive

Sundown Cottage sold for £2,100

  • BCA - 2021.2574
  • Item
  • c1960

This envelope and cutting were lent to the Archive by Freda Bradley. Sundown Cottage was in the grounds of Prospect, the house immediately in front of you as you walk down the lane past the south side of the Grammar School. Mr & Mrs Rose bou...

Bampton Community Archive

Richard Briers buying pet food in Bampton

  • BCA - 2021.2573
  • Item
  • c1990

Richard Briers used to live in Carswell on the edge of Bampton and came to Adrian Simmonds' shop in the Market Square to buy his pet food. He is in the shop in this photograph.

Bampton Community Archive

Brothers Jim and Dick Daniels c1940

  • BCA - 2021.2572
  • Item
  • c1940

These are brothers Jim and Dick Daniels. Jim is the older brother standing in the front in a scout's uniform. Dick is in the background. A few years later Jim joined the Air Scouts and did circuits and bumps and enjoyed it despite not liki...

Bampton Community Archive

Win Jones aged 94 beats covid-19

  • BCA - 2021.2571
  • Item
  • January 2021

Win Jones aged 94 is a very remarkable lady. She works hard at keeping fit and that is probably what has helped her to get over being infected with covid-19

Bampton Community Archive

The Bampton Beam August 2002

  • BCA - 2021.2570
  • Series
  • August 2002

The Bampton Beam used to be produced 3 times a year. This issue is from August 2002 and the topics covered and advertisers include:-ARTICLES AND NOTICESBampton’s Own Special Celebrations for The Queen’s Golden Jubilee Tuesday 4 June 2002Sports Da...

Bampton Community Archive

The Bampton Beam April 2002

  • BCA - 2021.2569
  • Series
  • April 2002

The Bampton Beam used to be produced three times a year. This issue is from April 2002. The topics covered and the advertisers include:-ARTICLES AND NOTICESParish Council and District Council Elections 2nd May 2002Photograph of flooding and Morr...

Bampton Community Archive

Classic cars owned by Doug Read. Models 1924 to 1953

  • BCA - 2021.2568
  • Item
  • 1924 1953

Doug Read OBE (he gained the OBE for services to ploughing) was a huge fan of classic cars and owned several over the years. These are four of them and show1. Trojan Tourer 1924 model owned by Doug Read. Douglas Read driving, passengers David Hun...

Bampton Community Archive

'Off The Beaten Track'. 'Impressions of a Visit To Bampton'. 1939

  • BCA - 2021.2566
  • Item
  • October 6th 1939

This small newspaper cutting gives a wonderful moment in time giving a general picture of how things were in the early days of WWII. The author comments on:-The visibility of evacuees - many came from Bow in LondonThe Manor was offered as a hospi...

Bampton Community Archive

1 and 2 Mill Green before their extension

  • BCA - 2021.2565
  • Item
  • 1981

These little cottages have been extended over the years but seen here, Nos 1 and 2 Mill Green are in their original petite state. A snowy time after Christmas 1981

Bampton Community Archive

Stan Smith, reported missing in WWII

  • BCA - 2021.2564
  • Item
  • November 1st 1944

This letter, dated November 1st 1944 was send by Stan Smith's commanding officer to Stan's father informing him that Stan was missing but may be a POW. He was a POW and near the end of the was became one of the POWs who took part in the...

Bampton Community Archive

Sundown Cottage, Sanford Lane

  • BCA - 2021.2563
  • Item
  • early twentieth century

Freda Bradley lent this to the Archive to copy and we believe she is talking about her Grampy owning Sundown Cottage at one time.In the 1960s it was purchased by Bernard Rose along with Sandfords where he and wife Molly lived and he demolished the...

Bampton Community Archive

Morris Dancing in the Market Square 1897

  • BCA - 2021.2561
  • Item
  • 1897

This is one of the earliest photograph of the Bampton Morris Men taken in 1897, Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee year.The dancers areGeorge Wells/TaylorThomas William TannerJoseph RouseRobert DixeyGeorge DixeyJames DeweCharles Henry Tanner, r...

Bampton Community Archive

Adrian Simmonds closing his shop July 2010

  • BCA - 2021.2560
  • Item
  • 2010

We were all sorry when Adrian Simmonds had to close his shop. It was like an Aladdin's cave inside and he aimed to have 6 new things each week. There is a letter to the Bampton Beam here from Toby Hopkins and one from Adrian himself.

Bampton Community Archive

James & Elizabeth Green and children C1902

  • BCA - 2021.2559
  • Item
  • c1902

This lovely photograph shows James and Elizabeth (nee Fox) Green with their children Lizzie, Harry, Jack, Jim, Rose, Fred and Percy taken about 1902.Harry, really Henry Arthur Green died in the WWI

Bampton Community Archive

Mrs Clark in her shop doorway, High Street

  • BCA - 2021.2558
  • Item
  • late nineteen sixties

The lovely black and white photograph shows Mrs Clark in her shop doorway. The shop was in the High Street on the north side almost opposite Bovington's wet fish shop.

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Video Club, Bushey Row

  • BCA - 2021.2557
  • Item
  • late 1980s to 1991

This video club shop was well used and its demise was brought about when the local little supermarket began renting films and it was just too easy to get a film from the supermarket while buying other items.It was a special outing to rent a film f...

Bampton Community Archive

Angela John Antiques & Health Matters

  • BCA - 2021.2556
  • Item
  • c1990

In the middle of this picture you can see Angela John Antiques on the left and Health Matters on the right. Both were in the Market Square. To the left you can just see the entrance to Market Square Garage. On the right behind the blue car you ...

Bampton Community Archive

The Eagle Inn, Church View

  • BCA - 2021.2555
  • Item
  • 1980s

The Eagle Inn in Church View, Sadly, it closed in January 1992. It was the head quarters of the Bampton Traditional Morris Men when Francis Shergold was squire of the side. It was a happy place with darts, aunt sally, a garden and a one time a ...

Bampton Community Archive

The Cotton Club

  • BCA - 2021.2554
  • Item
  • 1980s

Brian and Siobhan O'Rourke owned the Cotton Club and started it in these premises in Rosemary Lane. It acquired a wonderful reputation and I know one seamstress in South Wales who came once every two months to buy her cotton fabric here. Af...

Bampton Community Archive

John Temple's hardware shop in the Market Square

  • BCA - 2021.2553
  • Item
  • c1990

John Temple ran this hardware shop for many years and it was brilliant. He always had a smile on his face and worked very hard to stock items that were really wanted.

Bampton Community Archive

The original Duttons shop

  • BCA - 2021.2552
  • Item
  • c1880-1960

This is the original Duttons shop in Bridge Street somewhere about 1880. Note at this time there were just two windows, not four that are there today.In the second picture you can see George Dutton on the left and the 15 year old boy is William M...

Bampton Community Archive

Fleur de Lys hair salon 1970s

  • BCA - 2021.2551
  • Item
  • 1970s

In the 1970s Fleur de Lys was a hair salon owned by Margaret Roberts. It is in Bushey Row. There were several owners after Margaret and it was later a video rental shop, a shop selling twee things for gardeners and a Physiotherapy Centre. Now i...

Bampton Community Archive

The Bampton Beam December 2001

  • BCA - 2021.2550
  • Series
  • December 2001

The Bampton Beam used to be produced three times a year and this issue is from December 2001. The topics covered and advertisers incluce:-ARTICLES AND NOTICESYes! The Mosaic’s Coming to Town by Sally Proctor, Administrator for WOA GalleryDesign f...

Bampton Community Archive

Burford & Bampton branches of the British Red Cross annual bazaar

  • BCA - 2021.2549
  • Item
  • November 1983

The Burford and Bampton branches of the British Red Cross got together for their annual bazaar. L-R in the photograph are Mrs R Lockyer, Mrs Isabel Collins, Mrs Bridget Smith and Mrs Margaret Wilson.

Bampton Community Archive

Celebrating the formation of the Farm Holiday Bureau

  • BCA - 2021.2548
  • Item
  • April 1st 1983

Celebrating the launch of the nationwide Farm Holiday Bureau are Mr Nick Hooper, Mrs Mary Rouse from Lew and Mr Dick Millard of the English Tourist Board. Nick and Mary were members of the local group, the Thames Valley Farm and Country Holiday g...

Bampton Community Archive

Shirt Race in 1983

  • BCA - 2021.2547
  • Item
  • 1983

Although the caption talks about a 'Street Fayer' the picture is actually of Jim Smith and Martin Barber in fancy dress for the Shirt Race organised annually by the SPAJERS ie the Society for the Preservation of Ancient Junketing. The s...

Bampton Community Archive

A pair of entrants in the 1983 Shirt Race

  • BCA - 2021.2546
  • Item
  • 1983

Keith Mitchell and Rhona Peacock in fancy dress for the shirt race in 1983. Their pram was made into a coffin on wheels.

Bampton Community Archive

70 new homes to be built between New Road and Coalpit Lane

  • BCA - 2021.2545
  • Item
  • November 25th 1983

In 1983 the Lowlands Area Planning Sub committee gave permission for 70 more homes to be built between New Road and Coalpit Lane. The said no more than 20 per year on the 8 acre site but in the event, there were more than this annually.

Bampton Community Archive

Funeral of Tom Smith aged 59 in 1969

  • BCA - 2021.2543
  • Item
  • September 1969

Tom Smith was the son of a gypsy Queen and for 1969, the number of people and cars who came to his funeral was a very memorable affair. To this day, locals call the bend just outside Bampton on the Bampton to Brize Norton Road 'Hoppy's ...

Bampton Community Archive

Freda Daniels as a young girl

  • BCA - 2021.2542
  • Item
  • 1930s

Freda Daniels was not quite 3 years old when she was dressed up to sell poppies in 1929. She was born April 13th 1927. The photograph of her sitting has '3 years old' written on the back.When she married she became Mrs Freda Bradley.

Bampton Community Archive

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