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History of the Eeles shop to the Co-op shop

  • BCA - 2018.1597
  • Item
  • 1969-2014

Tony Scott told the ArchiveI believe International Stores took over (from Eeles) in 1969 and altered and extended the premises, covered the cellars & converted the accommodation into a self contained flat.It was then became Gateway until it cl...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton National School class photo 1922

  • BCA - 2019.1935
  • Item
  • 1922

This photograph, taken in 1922 according to the date on the bottom right corner, is of a class at Bampton National School in Church View. It is sad that we don't know the names of any of the children in the picture. The picture was lent to t...

Bampton Community Archive

Mr Gordon with his class, different years, early twentieth century

  • BCA - 2019.1789
  • Item
  • early twentieth century

Taken early in the twentieth century, both pictures show Mr Gordon with his class, but the pupils are from different academic years. Some children can be seen in both pictures and clearly, they are older in the second picture.The school was the N...

Bampton Community Archive

Lloyd Hughes Owens' extracts from Vestry meetings between 1859 and 1916

  • BCA - 2017.842
  • Item
  • 1859-1916

Lloyd Hughes Owens read through old Vestry minutes and extracted bits he found interesting. They were hand-written notes and the Archive is indebted to Miriam James for typing them out to make life easier for the reader. These extracts are both ...

Bampton Community Archive

A letter marking the closure of Emmies, our Papershop

  • BCA - 2017.247
  • Item
  • May 26th 2012

In May 2012 our papershop known as Emmies, run by Tom and Silvia Papworth closed for the last time. The letter gives a history of the shop, the people who ran it. It documents not only the passing of the papershop but records the very active par...

Bampton Community Archive

William Nathan 'Jingy' Wells playing the fiddle in 1923

  • BCA - 2019.1847
  • Item
  • 1923

William Nathan 'Jingy' Wells danced, fooled and played the fiddle for Bampton Morris from the late nineteenth century and well into the twentieth.In this picture he is seen with his fiddle.The hat, waistcoat, trousers and socks (odd sock...

Bampton Community Archive

Poster for a talk by Professor Roger Jones

  • BCA - 2018.1607
  • Item
  • February 18th 2018

The Friends of St Mary's have recently been arranging a series of 3 talks, one in Feb, March and April to raise funds for the church. This poster was for the Feb 2018 talk entitled"The Graveyard Shift: surgery and body snatching at Guy&...

Bampton Community Archive

Map of Bampton Estate at 1789

  • BCA - 2019.1890
  • Item
  • 1789

This map shows the Bampton Estates at 1789. This is before the fields were enclosed and the names of the people who farmed the strips or the name of the field area are on the map. The Quies fields are each side of the Bampton to Brize Norton roa...

Bampton Community Archive

History of Maps and maps of Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.371
  • Item
  • 1477 - 1877

In October 2012 the Bampton Environmental Watch Group had a wonderful talk given by John Leighfield on the history of maps and in particular maps of Oxfordshire and Bampton. It was very interesting to note that the first maps of Bampton showed th...

Bampton Community Archive

Constance Irene de Hamel Aug 10th 1916 to November 20th 2009

  • BCA - 2017.1075
  • Item
  • November 20th 2009

This is the funeral program from the church service for Constance Irene de Hamel. Constance did many things but is possibly best known for being a continuity announcer during WWIIThere is a sound recording of Constance talking about her whole wor...

Bampton Community Archive

The Dixey family plus their Morris dancers

  • BCA - 2019.1672
  • Item
  • Twentieth century

MO11EE - Morris dancing in Weald Manor in 1947. All people as you see them left to right - Jingy (William Nathan) Wells (fiddle), Francis Shergold, Bobby Wells (cake), Bill Brown, Bob Whitlock, Reg Whitlock, Ted Dixey, Fred Pettifer. Watching are...

Bampton Community Archive

Ted Dixey and his family and his Morris dancing

  • BCA - 2017.846
  • Item
  • 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

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

  • BCA - 2017.525
  • Item
  • 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

Evacuee children in Bampton enjoying games at Weald Manor

  • BCA - 2017.1298
  • Item
  • C1940

These children are all evacuees from Bow in London. Here, they are being given the fun of some games at Weald Manor.The young girl at the bottom front on the right is now Mrs Joyce Cotter, neé Chambers and the girl on the right of the middle row ...

Bampton Community Archive

Mr & Mrs Harry Sollis from The Swan Inn, Buckland Road

  • BCA - 2019.1894
  • Item
  • c1951-1964

Mr & Mrs Harry Sollis owned and ran the Swan Inn in Buckland road for many years. In the last few years, Mrs Sollis ran it as a widow. Emmie Papworth, nee Bishop was a relative and adored Mrs Sollis; Emmie is seen with her in two of these pi...

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Bovingtons fish shop

  • BCA - 2019.1727
  • Item
  • mid twentieth century

Paul and Les Bovington owned the wet fish shop in the High Street and they also sold some fruit and veg and a few groceries. When the USAF ran what is now RAF Brize Norton, they were asked to get some photographs of their personnel in some local ...

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Paul Bovington with his lovely dog Crackers

  • BCA - 2019.1725
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  • 1970s

Paul Bovington with his beautiful dog Crackers. Nephew Richard Bovington said"The poor old dog never recovered from having his paw run over by a Land Rover."Paul was a lovely man, always doing things for others. His wife was Pauline , ...

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Warren Green, musician, teacher, organist at St Mary The Virgin

  • BCA - 2018.1547
  • Item
  • 1909 1984

Warren Essane Green was born in 1909 and died October 18th 1984. Warren was a great music scholar who taught music and played the organ at St Mary The Virgin church in Bampton for many years. His father was Edwards John Green was a builder and m...

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Godfrey & Jack Horne as children, parents May & Ted, very early C20th

  • BCA - 2019.1839
  • Item
  • very early C20th

May & Ted Horne with their sons Godfrey and Jack, pre 1914.Four members of the Horne family fought world wars,A. HorneD. HorneJ. Horneand E. Horne who was killed in WWII. Edwin James Godfrey Horne in military uniform standing by his father T...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Bullets, Bampton's Cycle Speedway team in the early 1950s

  • BCA - 2018.1374
  • Item
  • 1952 1953

Bampton had a cycle speedway team in 1952 which certainly lasted for two full seasons. Someone near the track complained about the noise so it was disbanded. The cycle speedway in New Road, circa 1952/3. The Bampton side was known as the Bampto...

Bampton Community Archive

George Dafter snr

  • BCA - 2019.1724
  • Item
  • early twentieth century

This is George Dafter snr hoeing his vegetable garden. His son, also called George delivered the post in Bampton for decades and was loved by all who knew him.Richard Taylor said"George Dafter, the gentleman in this picture, my maternal Grea...

Bampton Community Archive

Young men in Bampton's ATC c1950s

  • BCA - 2017.414
  • Item
  • 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...

Bampton Community Archive

Repair of the church steeple

  • BCA - 2019.1670
  • Item
  • 1995

Crowd gathering to watch the steeplejacks put the cockerel on top of the repaired spire. 1994. Dor Thompson in the brown cardigan and skirt at the front of the van and Janet Rouse on the extreme right videoing the proceedings.

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

  • BCA - 2017.1069
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  • February 23rd 1974

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

Bampton Community Archive

WI Children's Christmas Party 1956

  • BCA - 2018.1555
  • Item
  • 1956

Long before the days when everyone had a TV and many IT toys and gadgets, the WI Christmas Party was much enjoyed my many children. This group photo was taken 1956 at a Christmas party given by the WI.In no particular orderSusan Hunt, Tom Papwo...

Bampton Community Archive

Brooks family in the twentieth century

  • BCA - 2019.1883
  • Item
  • twentieth century

Mrs Brooks of Mill Green showing a cross in the window to indicate a member of the family is away at war. WWI. She was the mother of Brannon Brooks and mother-in-law to Nellie Brooks who was the mother of Nan, Jim, Connie, Teddy, Bob, Nellie and B...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Has Talent June 8th 2014

  • BCA - 2017.886
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  • June 8th 2014

In 2012 as part of the celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, an evening of entertainment was organised which asked the question "Has Bampton Got Talent?" Clearly it had and so in 2015 when a similar evening was organ...

Bampton Community Archive

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

  • BCA - 2017.245
  • Item
  • 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

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 ...

Bampton Community Archive

Descendants of Richard Edginton b.1807

  • BCA - 2018.1503
  • Item
  • 1807 - 2018

This is the family tree of Richard Edginton.Names in the family tree.Barrett Basson BellingerBone Buckingham BunceBurchell Bu...

Bampton Community Archive

The old Carillon in St Mary's, Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.876
  • Item
  • 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

George & Dragon & Quebec Cottage when you could see it

  • BCA - 2017.1097
  • Item
  • 1994

The George and Dragon while still a pub and Quebec Cottage when it wasn't hidden by trees. It's now almost impossible to see the cottage in the summer when the leaves are on the trees.

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Girl Guides in Bampton C1958

  • BCA - 2019.1855
  • Item
  • c1958

Helen Cadd wrote"The photo was posted over from America by Olive McCabe, nee Olive Peacock back when the photo was taken . Aunty Olive found the photo in a set of drawers she was clearing out."One picture shows the girls along with Jim H...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Mummers from 1946 to 2000

  • BCA - 2018.1368
  • Item
  • 1946 - 2000

Mummering has taken place in Bampton for at least 134 which is when Rev Giles mentions it in his book about Bampton. Don Rouse has written a far more up-to-date account which you'll find after the photographs. The names of the performers ha...

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Vera Elward aged 8 year old with her class c1930

  • BCA - 2017.1058
  • Item
  • 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 ...

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

  • BCA - 2017.592
  • Item
  • May 21st 2014

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

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Hughes' Garage in Cheapside in 1966

  • BCA - 2019.1938
  • Item
  • 1966

The garage in the Market Square was in existence at the start of the C20th when Oliver Onesipherous Collett owned and ran it. Around the middle of the twentieth century it was bought by Len Hughes and it's interesting to note that he left th...

Bampton Community Archive

A brief history of the education at Weald Manor

  • BCA - 2019.1936
  • Item
  • eighteenth & nineteenth century

A brief history of Weald Manor• An Academy for young gentlemen is mentioned in 1790• Followed by John Beechey's Mansion House Academy in 1815 which moved into Weald Manor in the 1820s and closed in the late 1850s. In 1830 it was called a &#...

Bampton Community Archive

The Life and Work of Tony Page 1928 to 2015

  • BCA - 2019.1937
  • Item
  • 1928 2015

The Eulogy by Tony Page's son Martin, gives a full account of his life. For us in Bampton Tony was in at the beginning of the Bampton Community Archive and did all the printing for the charity up to his death. It was through Tony's shea...

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Brigadier Rupert Crowdy celebrated his 105th birthday March 13th 2015

  • BCA - 2019.1934
  • Item
  • March 13th 2015

Brigadier Rupert Crowdy OBE served in the army in India and Burma and afterwards he organised the 'shipping' of coal into Berlin during the Berlin Siege. In 1962 he was appointed Aide-de-Camp to the Queen.

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Bampton Morris Dancers from 1894 to 1950

  • BCA - 2019.1678
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  • 1894-1950

2f. Castle farm. Barn or railway carriage in the farmyard behind the visiting Headington Quarry Morris dancers in 1949. George Hunt is the fool.2k. Jingy Wells with Bertie Clark, Bill Kimber, Sam Bennett and several named Bampton people.2o. Ear...

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WI March meeting, theme 'A Russian Evening' 1972

  • BCA - 2019.1932
  • Item
  • 1972

A newspaper cutting from 1972 reporting on a WI meeting in March where the theme of the evening was 'A Russian Evening.'A new member was welcomed and Jean Howell agreed to be their representative at the AGM in London at the Albert Hall ...

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Newspaper report on several clubs in Bampton 1972

  • BCA - 2019.1931
  • Item
  • 1972

This newspaper cutting from 1972 which talks about the events at several clubs in Bampton.The Women's Institute and Women's Legion trip to RAF Brize Norton.Badminton Club.Numismatic SocietyDarby & Joan ClubSchool Fete

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1971 - WI Golden Jubilee year for Bampton

  • BCA - 2019.1930
  • Item
  • 1971

In 1971 The Bampton branch of the Women's Institute celebrated its Golden Jubilee. This newspaper cutting reports on some of the activities.

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Service in the Market Square, early C20th

  • BCA - 2018.1479
  • Item
  • early C20th

I was given these to pictures in digital format when I took over being Archivist, with no indication of who lent them to the Archive to scan, what the occasion was or the date. If anyone can help please contact the Archive via the link on the fro...

Bampton Community Archive

Five views of Bampton on one postcard - late 1960s

  • BCA - 2019.1926
  • Item
  • late 1960s

A postcard with 5 views of Bampton including The War Memorial, the South side of the Market Square, south east aspect of St Mary The Virgin, The Highmoor Brook having gone under the road by Brook House and Town Hall with Market Square Garage in th...

Bampton Community Archive

Church View looking north to St Mary's, late 1960s

  • BCA - 2019.1925
  • Item
  • late 1960s

A view along Church View in the late 1960s with St Mary's at the north end. Not a car in sight which is something you won't see now unless Downton Abbey are filming here.

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Invoice for household items from Cook & Boggis August 24th 1923

  • BCA - 2019.1923
  • Item
  • August 24th 1923

An invoice from Cook and Boggis of Witney August 24th 1923 for achest of drawers,2 bedroom chairs,1 wash stand,1 bowl and 1 bucketfor the total sum of £4 7s 5d four pounds thirty seven pence and a half penny.This was lent to the Archive to copy by...

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Leaflet produced January 1st 1947 regarding wild birds

  • BCA - 2019.1922
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  • January 1st 1947

Leaflet produced January 1st 1947 regarding wild birds. It states which are protected all the time, some at certain times of the year and which birds' eggs may not be taken. By virtue of the Wild Birds Protection Acts 1880-1939 and an order ...

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Invoice to Alec Townsend for burial of his wife Elizabeth Ann May 24th 1963

  • BCA - 2019.1920
  • Item
  • May 24th 1963

This is an invoice to Mr Alex Townsend of Ash Tree farm in Weald Street from the undertakers M Long and Sons after dealing with the body of his wife Elizabeth Ann Townsend.May 24th 1963.Cemetery fee £3,Vicar's fee £1,use of church and caretak...

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AGM of Bampton branch of the British Legion plus Women's section 1968

  • BCA - 2019.1917
  • Item
  • 1968

From a Local newspaper. Feb 1968. Report of the AGM of Bampton Branch of the British Legion along with the Women's section. President Capt C R Radclyffe; Chairman P Mathem; vice chairman E Spurrett; secretary John Quick; standard bearer W Jac...

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Mr Oswald Bartlett of Field Cottage is 100 years old

  • BCA - 2019.1916
  • Item
  • 1977

Mr Oswald Bartlett the day before his 100th birthday with his wife Doris. They lived in Field Cottage which is the church end of Sandfords Field. He was born in 1877 when Queen Victoria still had 24 more years to go on the throne.Cars have been ...

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The induction of Rev. Derek Frost June 1976.

  • BCA - 2019.1913
  • Item
  • 1976

In June 1976 Rev Derek Frost became the new vicar of the newly created parish of Bampton with Clanfield including Aston, Lew and Shifford.One of the cuttings from the Witney Gazette June 1976 says ... History was made at Bampton on Tuesday of last...

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Knapps farmhouse for sale in 1999 for £350,000

  • BCA - 2019.1915
  • Item
  • 1999

Newspaper cuttings from the Oxford Times 1999.The thatched eastern end of Knapps farmhouse was originally built as a timber framed medieval hall in the C14th. The stone walled section built under a slate and thatched roof was built in the C17th a...

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Wedding of Miss Rose Bishop and Mr Cyril Greenway 1949

  • BCA - 2019.1910
  • Item
  • 1949

Newspaper cutting re the wedding of Miss Rose Bishop and Mr Cyril Greenway in the last quarter of 1949. Rose was a sister of Emmie Papworth nee Bishop. The service was conducted by the Rev. C.O. Price assisted by the Rev C. Sutton the Methodist M...

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Bampton with Lew church news sheet for September 1951.

  • BCA - 2019.1908
  • Item
  • 1951

Bampton with Lew church news sheet for September 1951. Thoughts from Cyril C Kelway, vicar.Harvest thanksgiving service; copy of notice to be found in the church porch where the PPC invites applications for the post of Clerk and Sexton; the choirG...

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Bampton with Lew church news sheet for June 1951

  • BCA - 2019.1907
  • Item
  • 1951

Bampton with Lew church news sheet for June 1951. Letter by Cyril C Kelway, vicarTopics include Church spring-cleaning; Confirmation; Guild of St Mary's; visiting preachers.From the registers, Holy Baptism of1. Geraldine Mary daughter of Herb...

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Clothing Ration book for Rose F Sollis 1947-1948 at The Swan Inn, Buckland Road

  • BCA - 2019.1902
  • Item
  • 1947 1948

This is the clothes ration book for Rose F Sollis who lived at The Swan Inn in Buckland Road.The book had to be handed to the shopkeeper for him or her to take out the appropriate coupon; it was illegal for a shopkeeper to accept loose coupons. ...

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Ration book for Rose Gerring 1953-1954

  • BCA - 2019.1901
  • Item
  • 1953 1954

Rationing continued long after the end of WWII. As some items became more plentiful they were taken off ration but as this book belonging to Rose Gerring shows, meat, fats, cheese, bacon and sugar were still on ration in 1953-54.The supplier of e...

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Ration book post WWII for Frederick Arthur Gerring

  • BCA - 2019.1900
  • Item
  • 1953-1954

Long after the end of WWII there was food rationing. As certain items became a little more plentiful they were removed from rationing but as late as 1954 some items were still on ration.This is a ration book, what is left of it, that belonged to ...

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St Mary's choir boys on an outing to Southsea in 1947

  • BCA - 2017.1100
  • Item
  • 1947

In 1947 no girls were allowed in the choir at St Mary's which was quite normal in most churches at that time. In the summer of 1947 these 9 choirboys were taken on an outing to Southsea as a treat. Back row L-R Bill Daniels, Philip Addison,...

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Letters to Rose Sollis from Arthur Gerring who was in India

  • BCA - 2018.1604
  • Item
  • 1943 1944

These two letters were written to Rose Sollis by Arthur Gerring who was in the army in India during WWII. They married when Arthur came home after demob.The writing is beautiful, both content and visually.

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Letter of thanks for wedding gift from Norman & Meryl to Rose Gerring

  • BCA - 2019.1896
  • Item
  • c1980

Meryl Hobbs taught in Bampton almost all her life and it was after she retired that she met and married Norman. This letter is from them to Rose Gerring thanking her for their wedding gift which would appear to be money to spend on anything they ...

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Accounts for The Swan Inn, Buckland Road, year ending March 31st 1951

  • BCA - 2019.1893
  • Item
  • 1951

Mr & Mrs Sollis owned and ran the Swan Inn, in Buckland Road. These are the accounts and a covering letter from their accountant, Thornton & Thornton in Witney and the accounts themselves for year ending March 31st 1951.You will gather fr...

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Map of Bampton 1989, revised 1990

  • BCA - 2019.1891
  • Item
  • 1990

This map shows Bampton at 1989 with revisions done in 1990. It includes Weald. It shows the properties and the extent of the gardens.

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Map of Bampton at the time of the Inclosure Act 1821

  • BCA - 2019.1889
  • Item
  • 1821

One of these maps shows the names of the fields and the waterways, important for growing and stocking fish are very clear, the second one is a photograph from a page in the Inclosure document held at St Lukes in Oxford and this shows the propertie...

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Bampton - Country Life magazine July 26th 1946

  • BCA - 2019.1888
  • Item
  • 1946

This is the 2nd of two articles in successive issues of Country Life magazine July 1946. There are pictures of the Grammar School which now houses the library and the exhibition space called the Vesey room used by Bampton Community Archive and We...

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Bampton - Country Life magazine July 19th 1946

  • BCA - 2019.1887
  • Item
  • 1946

This is the first of two articles in successive weeks in Country Life magazine July 1946. This article talks about the architecture of Bampton with pictures of the Market Place, the early Victorian Town Hall, Morris Dancing, Lime Tree house, Thom...

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Firemen attending a fete

  • BCA - 2019.1886
  • Item
  • nineteen sixties

It was not uncommon for the firemen to take one of their appliances to fetes. The firemen and women were keen to explain what was on the appliance and in particular to explain to children. In this picture left to right areRay Green, John Wixey, ...

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Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp by the W.I. Drama Group

  • BCA - 2019.1885
  • Item
  • c1962

The WI Drama group put on at least one excellent play or pantomime each year for several years under the guidance of Hilda Pickard. This is Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp. The cast was1. Lynne Rouse2. Carol Hampton3. Sandra Foster4. Sylvia Barne...

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The Beam: April 1990 vol. 5 No1

  • BCA - 2019.1884
  • Series
  • April 1990

THE BEAM APRIL 1990. VOLUME 5 NO1. THE TOPICS COVERED :-Morris dancing on Spring Bank Holiday MondayPrefabs built after WWII originally called Portel HousesParish council history and coming elections. The first meeting of Bampton’s Parish ...

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