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.
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.
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.
When Lloyd Hughes Owens created a series of albums in the late 1970s and early 1980s there were people alive who could remember seeing Fred Able in Bampton with his little cart, two donkeys and his dog.
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 society organises fun things to raise money for the senior citizens of Bampton and Lew.
The staircase to the top floor of the Grammar School was removed in the 1960s when people stood a greater chance of getting to the ground floor by falling through the rotten floor than coming back down the stairs. The Bampton Community Archive members have worked incredibly hard to raise funds on the back of the tourism boost from visitors flocking to Bampton to see the this building which was used as the Cottage Hospital in ITV's Downton Abbey. The grant from WODC means the work to bring the whole building into good heart can begin.
A newspaper cutting about the Easter Bonnet competition held in Bampton in the forecourt of the Jubilee Inn. The judges were Jean Judge from Radio Oxford and Don Bradbury of the Horse Shoe. Debra Bradbury won first prize. The Pumpkin Club organised the competition. Ruth Wheeler won the adult section.