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Grammar School refurbishment 2020-22

  • BCA - 2022.3779
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  • April 2021

Newspaper article about Downton Fans helping to pay for high-tech hub in the Old Grammar School

Janet Westman

Cogges Farm in 2nd Downton Abbey Film

  • BCA - 2022.3771
  • Part
  • 2021

Witney Gazette article about the filming of the 2nd Downton Abbey Film on location at Cogges Farm Museum

Janet Westman

Second Downton Abbey film to be made

  • BCA - 2022.3672
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  • 2017

A second Downton Abbey film is being made and once again Saint Mary's church, Churchgate House, the Old Grammar School and the area around the church in Bampton will be used for some of the location shooting.

Janet Rouse

Eight products, including Patrick Strainge's Bampton Royal sausages nominated for the Q Guild Smithfield Awards

  • BCA - 2021.2567
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  • November 2014

n November 2015 eight products, including Patrick Strainge's Bampton Royal sausages were nominated for the Q Guild Smithfield Awards. Only 200 butchers in England can hold a Q guild aware at any one time so it really is a feather in the cap of our local butchers shop.
The Bampton Royal sausages were also a firm favourite with many members of the cast of Downton Abbey which was partly filmed in Bampton.

Bampton Community Archive

Douglas & Doreen Clare as extras 2011 through 2015

  • BCA - 2020.2389
  • Item
  • 2011-2015

The makers of Downton Abbey invited local people to take part as extras. Doreen and Douglas Clare were delighted to be chosen each each from 2011 through 2015.

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Community Archive put on an exhibition of the filming of Downton Abbey in Bampton

  • BCA - 2020.2388
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  • 2019

By 2019 all series of Downton Abbey had been filmed including the film of the series for showing in cinemas. Bampton Community Archive put on an exhibition of the filming in Bampton over the years in the Vesey Room. This room is withing the Old Grammar School and the doorway into this building off Church Close was used as the entrance for the Cottage Hospital in the series.

Bampton Community Archive

Downton Abbey begins to show benefits for Bampton

  • BCA - 2020.2385
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  • December 12th 2012

2012 was very much the early days of Downton Abbey having an effect in Bampton. The prediction of coachloads of American tourists coming was absolutely correct. By 2018 approximately 30,000 visitors went into the Vesey room housed in the building used as the Cottage Hospital in the drama to see the exhibition and memorabilia on sale. The Archive committee to the decision to have quality products only for sale because it is not an exhibition that attracts young children, space is very limited and the people who were coming clearly wanted quality memorabilia.

Bampton Community Archive

Residents and doctors say Bampton can't cope with another 280 homes

  • BCA - 2020.2335
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  • December 10th 2013

Local residents and doctors at Bampton's surgery say we can't cope with another approximately 280 home. 160 proposed along New Road and 127 in the land between the Aston and Buckland Roads.

Bampton Community Archive

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