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

  • BCA - 2017.842
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  • 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
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  • 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

History of Maps and maps of Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.371
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  • 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...

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

  • BCA - 2017.1075
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  • 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...

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Ted Dixey and his family and his Morris dancing

  • BCA - 2017.846
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  • 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...

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

  • BCA - 2017.525
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  • 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...

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Evacuee children in Bampton enjoying games at Weald Manor

  • BCA - 2017.1298
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  • 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 ...

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

  • BCA - 2018.1374
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  • 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...

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Young men in Bampton's ATC c1950s

  • BCA - 2017.414
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  • 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...

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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...

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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...

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

  • BCA - 2017.245
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  • 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...

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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 ...

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The old Carillon in St Mary's, Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.876
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  • 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...

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George & Dragon & Quebec Cottage when you could see it

  • BCA - 2017.1097
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  • 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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Bampton Mummers from 1946 to 2000

  • BCA - 2018.1368
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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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St Mary's choir boys on an outing to Southsea in 1947

  • BCA - 2017.1100
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  • 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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Connected families - Tanner, Flux, Poole, Butler, Elward, Newman

  • BCA - 2017.845
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  • twentieth century

These are really good, old photographs showing members of the Tanner, Flux, Poole, Butler and Elward families from around 1900 through the twentieth century. The family group photograph of 'Buscot' Tanner shows him with his sons in unif...

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Closure of the GWR Oxford via Witney to Fairford railway line

  • BCA - 2017.731
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  • June 16th 1962

On June 16th 1962 the last train from Witney to Fairford passed through Bampton and Brize Norton station. The newspaper cuttings give a good history of this railway line. In Bampton, there used to be a railway timetable on the wall next to the L...

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Steam engines stop in Bampton November 4th 2006

  • BCA - 2017.635
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  • November 4th 2006

On a lovely sunny November day in 2006 a group of Steam Engine enthusiasts stopped off in Bampton, Bridge Street to partake of some refreshment.In 2019 John Wharton told me ..."The steam engines were taking part in the Remembrance Road Run or...

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William Nathan 'Jingy' Wells, playing his fiddle and a close look at his clothes

  • BCA - 2018.1312
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  • first half nineteen hundreds

Jingy Wells, real name William Nathan Wells danced for many years and played the fiddle for even more. His first fiddle he made from a large corned beef tin for a sound box and a broom handle. He was completely self taught. After an eye infecti...

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Bill Daniels and his family

  • BCA - 2018.1322
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  • 20th century

These photograph are of Bill Daniels as a 12 year old boy in the Mummers and as an adult in military uniform and in the Shirt Race. There are also pictures of his father Ernie Daniels and his mother. In the photograph of the mummers you can also...

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Show program and schedule, Bampton Horticultural Soc 1980

  • BCA - 2017.1276
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  • 1980

This is the Show guide produced by the Bampton Horticultural Society for their Flower and Produce Show August 9th 1980 and their Autumn Show October 4th 1980. Apart from seeing all the classes that can be entered, it is also interesting to see wh...

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Bill Daniels, man and boy

  • BCA - 2017.1299
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  • C20th

Bill Daniels aged 12. Bill grew up to become a Morris Dancer with the Bampton Traditional Morris Dancers and for many years, from the age of 12 he was a member of the Mummers when they were reformed in 1946. The newly reformed Mummers in 1946 wer...

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Wedding of Jack Bunce c1880s

  • BCA - 2017.815
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  • c1880s

The photograph captures the wedding of John William Bunce, known to everyone as Jack to Mary Radburn. They had children Iris, Les and Joan.John was brother to Emmie Sollis who ran the Lamb Inn in Buckland Road and Mary was Tom Papworth's Gra...

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The Beam, house, garden and family

  • BCA - 2017.442
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  • c1953

These 6 pictures are scans of colour slides probably taken in the 1950. Dor Thompson and Kate Wylie bought The Beam and adopted two children, Julie and Roger Powell. Dor, the children and the garden can be seen in these pictures. Kate and Dor r...

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The wedding of George Bishop and Joy

  • BCA - 2017.408
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  • c1945

This is the wedding photograph of George Bishop and Joy. George was the brother of Emmie (Emily) who delivered post in Bampton for many years and then took over running and living at the Papershop in Bridge Street which became known as Emmie'...

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Isabel Dorothy Collins June 12th 1920 to December 12th 2011

  • BCA - 2018.1348
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  • 1920 2011

Isabel and her husband George came to live in Bampton in the early years of WWII. They had bought Weald farm and moved into the main farmhouse with the farm and some years later they bought and moved into Greyshott house where Isabel lived for th...

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Work starts on building Lavender Place Flats 1968

  • BCA - 2017.738
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  • March 1968

On March 29th 1938 the Oxford Times reported that work has started on building Lavender Place flats and it is to cost £46,860. The builders are A E Hobley and Sons of North Leigh.

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Freda Daniels and her family

  • BCA - 2017.859
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  • from late C19th

Freda Bradley wrote a lovely book called 'Bampton; The Way It Was.' These are photographs of her parents and grandparents and of Freda when young with her brothers Jim and Ken with their grandmother Mrs Dewe, taken in 1937.

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Mr & Mrs Hill & son Arthur Hill's antique cum bric-a-brac shop in Bridge Street

  • BCA - 2017.526
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  • twentieth century

Mr & Mrs Hill ran an antique shop in Bridge Street which was later taken over by their son Arthur. It became a bric-a-brac shop. Many items were put outside on display each week and Arthur was always ready and willing to talk with people. L...

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The Wedding of George Bishop & Joy

  • BCA - 2017.512
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  • c late 1940s

This wedding photograph of George Bishop and Joy Buffham. Rose Wells, Edie Foreshew and Emmie Papworth are Georges sisters. The date was in 1948.Wedding of George Bishop and Joy1. Mrs Bunce2. Iris Luckett3. Joan O’Neill4. Mrs Baker5. Rose Wells6...

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Articles written about Downton Abbey being filmed in Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.1295
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  • 2013-2015

The majority of the outside scenes filmed for Downton Abbey have been done in Bampton, using St Mary The Virgin Church, the house next door called Church Gate House the home of the fictional Mrs Crawley, the Old Grammar School with its entrance be...

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Mrs Frances Money and her husband Percy, a shoemaker

  • BCA - 2017.390
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  • 1960-01-20 - 2017-01-20

The photograph of Mrs Money was probably taken about c2000.The ones of her husband in his workshop in Bridge Street were taken in the 1960s. Their grandson Andrew Money still lives in Bampton and is a painter and decorator.Percy's daughter i...

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Hunt meet at Weald Manor 2003 and January 5th 2004

  • BCA - 2017.612
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  • January 5th 2004

On January 5th 2004 the hunt met at Weald Manor. They usually meet the Monday before Christmas but the weather meant that meet had to be cancelled and rescheduled. They met in 2003 in the new year too.In the photos taken early C20th Martins the ...

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Barbara Hunt nee Green's certificates for The Torchbearers & Junior Red Cross

  • BCA - 2017.887
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  • n/a

Torchbearers International (sometimes known as ‘Capernwray’) is a worldwide community of believers in the saving, transforming and indwelling life of Jesus Christ. There are currently 25 Torchbearers Centres in 20 countries on 4 continents around ...

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Alice Puttock and 4 generations of her family

  • BCA - 2018.1466
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  • 1943 and late C20th

Mrs Brookes wearing the cardigan, Alice Peacock her daughter, Olive is Alice's daughter and Mrs Brook's great grandson is Andrew McCabe. Mrs Brooks was the midwife and layer out! This picture was taken in 1965.Lance Sergeant Thomas Wil...

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The Drinkwater family

  • BCA - 2018.1431
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  • 1910 to 1975

A photograph of Bill Drinkwater in his WWII uniform at his garden gate.A photograph of Bill Drinkwater in bull fighter's clothes for the fun of the picture.Bill's father William Frank Drinkwater's character reference and certificate...

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Members of Freda Bradley's family

  • BCA - 2017.1053
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  • from start of twentieth century

Along with Freda there are photographs of her brothers Jim and Ken with their grandmother Mrs Dewe, her mother Phyllis and aunt/mother's sister Lilian, Philly Dewe her grandfather in his Morris dancing clothes, Billy Dewe her uncle, her fathe...

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Bowls Club annual dinner March 9th 1968

  • BCA - 2017.418
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  • March 9th 1968

Bampton used to have a bowls club and played at Weald Manor. Michael Cleaver was playing for Bampton at this time, (in the days of George Dafter, Percy Money, Trav Gordon, Harold Hargreaves, Bert Saunders etc.)Doris and Mike were both friendly wi...

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Bampton and Brize Norton Railway station

  • BCA - 2018.1397
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  • first half of C20th

Locomotive 7412 at Brize Norton and Bampton railway station in 1959.Locomotive 7412 at Brize Norton and Bampton railway station in 1961, this time in colourA freight wagon and engine at Brize Norton and Bampton stationA steam engine pulling three ...

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The death of Brian Shurey September 21st 2017

  • BCA - 2018.1414
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  • December 27th 1944 - September 21st 2017

Brian was a much loved man who took a very active part in many aspects of life in Bampton. One of his brothers, Henry Barber gave this eulogy at Brian's funeral service."My memories of big brother Brian were that he was an independent i...

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Lloyd Hughes Owens' account of schools in Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.717
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  • mostly first 60 years of C20th

When Lloyd Hughes Owens retired in the 1960s he put the finishing touches to his album all about schools in Bampton. There is mention of the Old Grammar School, now our library and the exhibition room used by West Ox Arts and the Archive called t...

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Tony Allam baking the last batches of bread before Constables closed c1981

  • BCA - 2017.538
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  • c1981

Tony Allam was the baker for Mrs Constable for many years. The shop was by the roundabout opposite The Talbot and is now the Chinese takeaway called Mark's Kitchen. These photographs show the beautiful ovens and all the surrounding area.Tre...

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Bampton's cricket club through the twentieth century

  • BCA - 2018.1404
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  • C20th

Cricket team all named - Bampton Cricket team, date not known but probably between the two world wars. All the players are named on the photograph.A967. Bampton Cricket Club 1881 includes J. Baker, G. Smith, F.W. Taunt, Rev. J.W.B. Bell, G. Taylor...

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Lead stolen twice from roof of St Mary's in 2017

  • BCA - 2017.1230
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  • 2017

Lead was stolen from the north side of the aisle of St Mary's and the thieves came back for more about two weeks later. The lead was finally replace and water marked and a security system installed that would light up the roof and speakers w...

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Bampton Parish Church News 1903 and Aston plus adverts

  • BCA - 2017.1280
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  • 1903

Each month, St Mary The Virgin church produced a parish news sheet. The first page is January 2003 gives a round-up of news for 1902. It notes that the war in South Africa is now ended, King Edward VII was crowned on August 9th. Bampton suffered...

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The Friends of St Mary's, Bampton

  • BCA - 2018.1326
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  • c2000

When The Friends of St Mary's was formed, a little leaflet was printed to give people an idea of the special features of the church and it named the Patrons who were Sir Ashley Ponsonby Bt., KCVO, MC, The Earl of Donoughmore, The Rt Hon. Doug...

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Account of the 1975 Shirt Race

  • BCA - 2017.1094
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  • 1975

The first Shirt Race in Bampton was run to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and it's been run every year on the Saturday of the May Bank Holiday weekend ever since. In 2016 the Witney Gazette ran one of their articles on events...

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Indenture made the fourth day of May One thousand eight hundred and fifty nine

  • BCA - 2018.1413
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  • 1859

This document, an Indenture made May 4th 1859, has been typed out by Miriam James to make reading it a little easier. She has kept faithfully to the grammar, spellings, bold type, capital letters and a complete lack of punctuation so typical of t...

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Picture postcard of the Horse Fair outside the Wheat Sheaf

  • BCA - 2017.1231
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  • 1924

This postcard, showing both the picture and the writing on the back, was written and posted in 1924 by Mrs Emmie Sollis to Miss J M Pearce. It was in the collection of items from Rose Gerring's house given to the Archive after she died. Mrs...

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Alan Clarke, landlord of The Horse Shoe dies September 29th 2013

  • BCA - 2017.820
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  • June 17th 1953 to September 29th 2013

Alan Clarke died suddenly on Monday September 29th 2013. He was landlord of the Horse Shoe in Bampton. The article gives far more information about Alan's working life

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Death of Evalyn Hornsby May 2015 then Fred Hornsby August 2015

  • BCA - 2017.809
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  • May-August 2015

Evalyn and Fred Hornby had lived in Bampton for many decades. Fred worked for John Henly and then his son Roy on Deanery farm and Hobbs Buildings and Evalyn worked at University farm for Mary Rouse. Evalyn died in the May and Fred in the August ...

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Dutch Marching band 2008

  • BCA - 2017.689
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  • 2008

This Dutch marching band performed in Bampton for us in 2008. This was the Amigo Marching Band from Leiden. We also had a Stage Band from Leiden that played from a ‘Curtain sided’ trailer a few years previous at the Shirt Race. Bampton has enj...

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Newspaper cuttings from 1958 to 1973

  • BCA - 2018.1363
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  • 1958 1973

These newspaper cuttings are from 1958 to 1973 and are of very mixed topics. They cover:- ghosts of Bampton and the story of the great shirt race; Mr & Mrs Blaine licensee of the Talbot; Paul Bovington with his dog Crackers; Mrs Lucy Martin l...

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Your Gas Mask and Masking your windows. WWII

  • BCA - 2018.1428
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  • July 1939

Knowing that gas had been used in WWI the general public of all ages were issued with gas masks in WWII and this leaflet was produced by the Lord Privy Seal's office in July 1939 and given to all households.Your Gas Mask: how to keep it and h...

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Muffled peal rung for Major Robert Colvile July 4th 2008

  • BCA - 2017.871
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  • July 4th 2008

The bells were rung half muffled in memory of Major Robert Colvile on July 4th 2008. These pictures show the ringers and a group photo with Rosemary Colvile

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The Eagle pub in Church View

  • BCA - 2018.1382
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  • 1913-2004

The Eagle pub started life with the name of The Masons Arms having been built by a mason. Not on one of the main roads in Bampton it was very much a local's pub and the head quarters of Francis Shergold Traditional Bampton Morris Men until i...

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Shops and businesses in and around the Market Square

  • BCA - 2018.1449
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  • 1884 to 2016

1k. Cheapside can be seen from outside the west side of the Town Hall. The date is pre-1907 because Eton Villas had yet to be built in place of the thatched building in the centre of the picture. The George and Dragon inn is there as is Goodman...

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Phil Addison and Terry Rouse and a choir boys' outing to Southsea 1947

  • BCA - 2017.904
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  • 1947 and 2015

Phil Addison and his family came to live in Bampton in 1940 to escape the bombing on the south coast. Phil was aged 7 and he stayed in Bampton until 1950 aged 17. He was in the choir of St Mary's and the photograph shows the boys L-R back r...

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Colonel Michael Roberts 1912-2005 & wife Diana 1917-2013

  • BCA - 2018.1380
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  • 1912 2013

Colonel Mike Roberts and Diana came to live in Bampton when Mike retired from the army. His early army career was in India and Burma and he and Diana came back to the UK just before partition. An interview with Diana can be found at https://yout...

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The Shirt race in the early days

  • BCA - 2017.847
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  • 1955-1989

Three photographs of the Shirt Race starting with one taken in 1955 and ending with one of Rocky in 1989.

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Concert programs in Bampton in 1900 and 1902

  • BCA - 2018.1471
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  • 1900 1902

img853-4 2 pictures of the program for the Patriotic Concert of April 17th 1900. People taking part included Bampton String Band, Mr Staples-Browne, Dr Oates, Miss Edwards, Miss Gray and Miss Stephenson, Miss Mary Oates, Mr Edward Bond, Miss Maske...

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Bampton Community Plan Report 2015

  • BCA - 2018.1470
  • Item
  • 2015

In 2015 most households filled in a questionnaire and this is a well-collated report of the findings. CONTENTS include:-Survey Coverage: Household QuestionnaireThe RespondentsTheir HomesTheir FamiliesIndividual QuestionnaireLiving in BamptonHousi...

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Postcards sent home during WWI and WWII

  • BCA - 2018.1469
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  • WWI and WWII

Some of these cards were sent home to families in Bampton during WWI and others during WWII. You can see what is written on them and the dates they were sent.

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Bill Govier's flower and vegetable garden

  • BCA - 2018.1468
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  • 2002-2004

A407,408 and 409 – Bill Govier’s vegetable garden 1987 and a grandson with a very large runner bean. Grandchildren with a lettuce sitting amongst the vegetables and others getting in the potatoes.A410 – the verge outside Bill’s bungalow opposite ...

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Cricket in Bampton through the twentieth century

  • BCA - 2018.1464
  • Item
  • twentieth century

Bampton Cricket Club 1890 to 1990.Cricket team all named - Bampton Cricket team, date not known but probably between the two world wars. All the players are named on the photograph.A967. Bampton Cricket Club 1881 includes J. Baker, G. Smith, F.W. ...

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Bampton C of E School built its own pool in 1970

  • BCA - 2017.577
  • Item
  • Whitsun 1970

At Whitsun 1970 the school in Bampton opened its own swimming pool after much fund raising and a lot of hard work by many local people. In the column in the Witney Gazette which recalls events in times past, in March 2016 it reprinted a piece fro...

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The Eeles family, their shop and family tree

  • BCA - 2017.787
  • Item
  • various

These are photographs and documents and family trees all to do with the Eeles family.EDWARD ~2 - Edward Rolls in his cousin's (the Hon Charles Rolls) model plane. Edward Rolls was related to Grace Eeles of Eeles grocery store (now Budgens 20...

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St Frideswide, A Legend of Bampton by Margaret Nettlefold of Bampton Manor

  • BCA - 2018.1463
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  • first half C20th

Margaret Nettlefold lived at Bampton Manor in the early decades of the C20th. I can't find why she wrote the play and if she had any group of players in mind. St Frideswide is reputed to have escaped capture in Oxford and come up the Thames...

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Horace Holifield invites the Bush Club members for lunch at his home in Ramsden

  • BCA - 2018.1457
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  • July 23rd 2008

Horace Holifield invited the Bush Club members to have their lunch at his delightful home in Ramsden July 23rd 2008. Fenella Gray cooked the meal while Horace entertained the members by playing his organ. Some members chose to eat indoors while ...

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Midsummer Fayer June 21st 2008

  • BCA - 2018.1456
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  • June 21st 2008

The Bampton Community Archive organised a Midsummer Fayer for June 21st 2008. It was a lovely afternoon; Doug Read and Toby played a game of chess which was shown by humans in wonderful costumes playing showing the moves on a board pained on to t...

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Flowers outside Adrian Simmonds' 24.7.13 west side Market Square

  • BCA - 2017.988
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  • July 24th 2013

Adrian Simmonds ran a shop on the west side of the Market Square selling pet food, a vast range of household items, cigarettes and snuff and sweets. Outside, his window boxes and general floral display made the whole area a joy to behold througho...

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Fiddles & Feet play and dance 2004, 2008 and 2012

  • BCA - 2018.1408
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  • 2004 to 2012

The pictures record Fiddle and Feet playing and dancing at the Midsummer Fayre held at Bampton Manor June 21st 2008 and before that, learning a new dance in the Village Hall. There is reference to their playing and dancing in the Market Square as...

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Demolition of the Market Square Garage and building of Thornberry Flats

  • BCA - 2018.1381
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  • 1998 - 2001

Adrian Simmonds lived on the west side of the Market Square and took these photographs to document the demolition of the Market Square Garage and the building of Thornberry flats which are for sale to those who are 55 years plus. During the build...

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Arnold Woodley's scrapbook of the Pumpkin Club

  • BCA - 2018.1455
  • Item
  • March 30th 1969 to Oct 24th 1997

Arnold Woodley started this scrapbook with newspaper cuttings which record its inception in March 1969. In 1979 he handed his scrapbook to Max Norman to continue adding items. In March 1969 The Pumpkin Club was formed. Meetings were held in The...

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Kelly's 1895 directory

  • BCA - 2018.1454
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  • 1895

POST, M.O. & T.O., S. B., Express Delivery & Annuity & Insurance Office. Thomas Wells Pembrey, sub-postmaster. Letters arrive from Faringdon at 5.30 am & 3.30 pm; dispatched at 9.10 am & 8.30 pm (box closes at7.50 pm); dispa...

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Pages from the ledger of a Bampton tradesman

  • BCA - 2018.1452
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  • 1951 1952

These are pages from the ledger of a Bampton tradesman in 1951 and 1952. Sadly, whoever did these scans failed to note whose ledger it was the work done by a jobbing builder make interesting reading. They record work done for:-Henry Long & S...

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The Malt Shovel Inn

  • BCA - 2018.1451
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  • 1960 to 2010

The Malt Shovel Inn was in Lavender Square and sold Belcher and Habgood's noted Ales & Stout. They also kept pigs and sold sausages and bacon and also vinegar from a barrel. Still called the Malt Shovel it is now a private dwelling with...

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Les and Stella 'King of Kings of Bampton' and later, the Post Office

  • BCA - 2018.1450
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  • March 10th 1927 to October 5th 2012

LESLIE THOMAS KING (10th March 1927 – 5th October 2012)Les was born in Coventry in 1927 to Gertrude and William King; a brother to Bill, Mary, Terry and Roselyn. He attended King Henry VIII Grammar School, passing his School Certificate in six su...

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