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Clair Dryden invested as May Queen

  • BCA - 2021.2613
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  • 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. It is now the Village Hall.

Nik Stanbridge

Son Townsend 50 years a Morris fool; children with garlands

  • BCA - 2021.2610
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  • 1974

In 1974 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 think?) Clive Tanner, Fred Cook, Mat Green and Malcolm Willis.
The young children with their flower garlands are L-R Tim Waller, Emma Carruthers, Louise Walker and Martin Landray

Nik Stanbridge

WI pantomime cow

  • BCA - 2021.2620
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  • 1969

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

Nik Stanbridge

May Bank Holiday festivities in Bampton

  • BCA - 2021.2609
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  • 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 about

  1. An exhibition of Arts and Crafts in the Town Hall
  2. Cancer Research Bampton branch raising funds
  3. The Community Fete organised by the Royal British Legion in the afternoon of Bank Holiday Monday
  4. The Pumpkin Club which held a Tramps' Supper in the Cotswold Hotel on the Saturday night after the Shirt Race

Nik Stanbridge

Burford & Bampton branches of the British Red Cross annual bazaar

  • BCA - 2021.2549
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  • 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

Classic cars owned by Doug Read. Models 1924 to 1953

  • BCA - 2021.2568
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  • 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 show

  1. Trojan Tourer 1924 model owned by Doug Read. Douglas Read driving, passengers David Hunt, Bill Bullock and Geoff Hunt
  2. Photograph of a Riley Monaco in 1933
  3. Photograph of MG Model J.2. 1932 in 1948.
  4. Photograph of MG Model T.A. 1937 driven by his wife Sally (nee Raymond) in 1953 (Sally was buried in Nov 2020)

Bampton Community Archive

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