Professor Sir Martin Landray unveils two new clocks on The Town Hall as part of Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee celebrations May 2022. This pdf shows photographs taken at the event. Unveiling the two new clocks on the Town Hall. Bampton in Oxfordshire - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUNCs14pdpY)
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 the rivers and streams but no roads, showing the importance of waterways. It really is worth looking at the maps of Bampton carefully, you'll see just how old some buildings are, where the mill was in Bampton and Kerwoods Yard which was one area for the very poor with dwellings that had no land with them, they afforded the occupier a roof as opposed to 'the park bench' but no land on which to produce any food. It's referred to in early census forms and people come to Bampton asking where it is - it's on page 15 of this pdf
One page from Kelly's Directory 1985 Bampton Proper, Bampton Aston and Bampton Lew lists people responsible for Cemetry. Lighting Police Station Drainage Grammar School National School Station Bar Carriers
Series of Photographs taken early 1980 featuring some of the machinery on display. The photos are described as follows: BA40FA~1 - Ploughing with teams of 3 bullocks, young boy leading the front bullock and a ploughman on the reins. Each team pulled a single furrow plough. BA2357~1 - Mr Fred Hornsby at the front of the combine. Fred worked for John Henly on Bampton Deanery farm and in later years for his son Roy. This picture approximately 1980. BA0C0D~1 - Detail of a traction engine. There would have been one at opposite sides of the field and the implement, such as a plough or potato drill, would be pulled from side to side by the steel hawser seen here under the engine. The engine provided the power to turn the cable drum to wind in the cable. Originally the engine would have been fired by solid fuel but many were later converted to run on oil. BABDA1~1 - Douglas Read, OBE born 1926 taking part in a ploughing match. Doug got his MBE several years after this picture was taken and it was for services to ploughing. He has was national ploughing match champion more than once and in later years was a judge for the High Cut class at the Fairford, Faringdon, Filkins and Burford Ploughing Match. (Known to many locals as the 3Fs and a B). BA4883~1 - The driver of a plough being drawn across the field by a traction engine at the Fairford, Faringdon, Filkins and Burford Ploughing match.
Advertisement detailing celebrations in the Village for the 70th Jubilee of the Queen. June 2nd - June 5th. Included the Shirt Race and Morris Dancing which usually took place on May Bank Holiday weekend. Organised by Parish Council
Comments by Local Residents/emplyees, Steve Pearce said: - "Worked with Tom Papworth, Jack Day, ‘trickie’ Taylor, Val, Alan, Dave Taylor, Tina Foreshew, and Ben Neville was a lovely man helped me so much." Joe Stephens said: - "I think Richard Todd left his car White Aston Martin in John Tayler's Showroom at one time." Dave Taylor said- "Think that’s ‘trickie’ Taylor in pic; George used to be our foreman, spent years there before and after school and later years. Some wonderful memories, still go to solicitors which used to be our accessory shop when Ben Neville was there." Rob Crew said: - "Great memories. Not just a garage, I used to get my fishing licence there."