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Postcards sent home during WWI and WWII

  • BCA - 2018.1469
  • Item
  • 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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Bampton Fire Brigade in several competitions in the C20th

  • BCA - 2018.1475
  • Item
  • C20th

Bampton fire brigade attending fires and reference to the Brigade in old Vestry minutes.BAEECA Bampton Fire Brigade in full dress uniform with the horse drawn fire appliance. Constables the bakers had horses for delivering their goods and these w...

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Bampton Fire Brigade, second half of C20th

  • BCA - 2018.1477
  • Item
  • twentieth century

These pictures record various events other than fires the Fire Brigade attended. There are publications for the public and other individual items. If you download the pdf you'll find a caption with each entry telling you what it is and where.

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Dinah Green - September 7th 1930 to October 21st 2013

  • BCA - 2018.1482
  • Item
  • 1930 to 2013

Dinah Lucy Godfrey married Ramon James Green May 15th 1954. Dinah always took part in events going on in Bampton. She made wonderful costumes for her daughter Esther for fancy dress competitions and in later years for herself when taking part in...

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Demolition of Market Square Garage & building of Thornberry Flats

  • BCA - 2018.1485
  • Item
  • 1998-2001

Adrian Simmonds put on an Exhibition in the Vesey room which documented the demolition of the Market Square Garage and the building of Thornberry Flats. The text below is Adrian's and was part of his exhibition.The demolition of Market Squar...

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Descendants of George William Cripps b.1843

  • BCA - 2018.1493
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  • 1843 - 1927

This is the family tree of George William Cripps b.1843 who married Mary Hannah b.1845.Names in the family tree.Bond Caples CrippsFox Franks ...

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Descendants of John Dixey b.1709

  • BCA - 2018.1497
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  • 1709 - 1999

This is the family tree John Dixey b.1709 who married Ann; she died in 1784.Names in the family tree.Alder Beckinsale Beechey BlowersBrooks Carter Clack Cock...

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Descendants of Joseph Brooks b.1835

  • BCA - 2018.1500
  • Item
  • 1835 - 2017

This is the family tree of Joseph Brooks b.1835 who married Mary Stallard b.1833.Names in the family tree.Basson Buckingham BurtCadd Fell ...

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Descendants of Richard Butler b.1783

  • BCA - 2018.1501
  • Item
  • 1783 to late C20th

This is the family tree of Richard Butler b.1783 who married Hannah Taylor b.1786.Name in the family tree.Basson Bellinger BoneBuckingham Bunce But...

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Descendants of William Lock b.1700

  • BCA - 2018.1509
  • Item
  • 1700 - 1991

This is the family tree of William Lock b.1700 who married Mary Dalton.Names in the family tree.Alder Banham BeckleyBoote Butler Coll...

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The Drinkwater family

  • BCA - 2018.1514
  • Item
  • c1920 - 1975

The Drinkwater family have lived in Bampton from very early 1900s. William Frank Drinkwater was born in 1893 and served with the Royal Field Artillery from 1914 to October 1922 but did 4 years with them from 1910. His son William, Bill to all wh...

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Crime in Bampton reported in the Witney Gazette in 2017

  • BCA - 2018.1515
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  • 2017

We are fortunate that there is not much crime in Bampton, at least nothing worthy of making the local papers. In 2017 Lisa Pratt and Andrew Clent of Mercury Close were found guilty of 'abominable' cruelty on two children and beat a thir...

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Oxfordshire Art Weeks, Bampton 2018

  • BCA - 2018.1526
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  • May 5th - 13th 2018

This leaflet was available for people to see all the places where Arts could be viewed in Bampton and exactly what type of Arts. This was Bampton's contribution for Art Weeks Oxfordshire 2018.

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Football in Bampton, 1906 to 1966

  • BCA - 2018.1532
  • Item
  • 1906 1966

Bampton has had a football team all through the C20th and on into the 21st. These photographs and documents cover a period mostly from 1906 - 1966.BAFAAE - Bampton boys' football team 1912. The people are named on the picture and they includ...

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Harry Pocock

  • BCA - 2018.1534
  • Item
  • 1950-1963

Harry Pocock was the person who owned a thrashing machine and nearly all the local farmers used his services to thrash their corn through the late autumn and winter. He was a very active parish councilor and can be seen in one picture standing wi...

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Death of Alan Clarke from the Horse Shoe Inn

  • BCA - 2018.1544
  • Item
  • June 17th 1953 to Sepember 23rd 2013

Alan originally was the licensee of the George & Dragon and then took on the Horse Shoe, putting a tenant in to the George & Dragon, but that was not successful and in the end, the brewery close it and kept the Horse Shoe. Anyone walking ...

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Shirt Races through the years

  • BCA - 2018.1570
  • Item
  • mid C20th

Shirt Race starter pistol confiscated; Witney Gazette article by police By Tom Jennings. A HISTORIC race in Bampton will go off with less of a bang this year after police confiscated the starting pistol. The Original Great Shirt Race is run betw...

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A selection of spring gardens around Bampton

  • BCA - 2018.1576
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  • spring 2004

In the spring of 2004, Jo Lewington went around Bampton recording these lovely gardens.a534 St Mary’s Trailer Courta536 Brook Cottagea545 Brook Cottage, Brian Kew’s gardena549 Church Greena550 Egret seen on Mill Greena572 Sandford Cottagea574 Weal...

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John Clarke born 1937

  • BCA - 2018.1580
  • Item
  • 1937 to 1957

John Clarke was born in 1937. There are pictures of him here which are frames taken out of a film and he's the young boy with a mop of lovely curly hair. He can be seen in a special outfit for the carnival in 1947 when he was 10. Then on M...

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Bampton Weightlift Club

  • BCA - 2018.1591
  • Item
  • 1960-1980

The Bampton Weightlifting Club began in the 1950s and in the first few decades, it was all about Olympic style lifting. The club is still going very strongly but today people go to tone up rather than entering competitions.Don Rouse explains"...

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Carriage rides for the Bush Club Members October 2018

  • BCA - 2018.1609
  • Item
  • October 2018

The members of the Bush Club were treated to a wonderful horse-drawn open carriage ride one October day in 2018. Members and helpers include :-Joyce Cotter, Pam Broughton, Mollie Jones, Sadie RoseRobin & Pip Shuckburgh with grandchildren Huxl...

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Descendants of Thomas Tanner 1668 to 1733

  • BCA - 2018.1635
  • Item
  • 1668 2017

Descendants of Thomas Tanner 1668 to 1733Family names within this tree areAkers, Aldsworth , Bailey, Barratt, Bartlett,Beale, Berrisford, Biles, Bishop, Blencowe, Broderick,Brooks, Buckingham, B...

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Pandora the steam engine

  • BCA - 2019.1658
  • Item
  • 1952

An email from Fenella Gray the daughter of John Quick."Yes its my dad. It is probably at Appleford ... he only got Pandora in 1951 and she was a mess found in a ditch in Weald somewhere. With his friends he brought it back to the Gasworks; ...

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Jack and The Beanstalk by the WI Drama Group in 1976

  • BCA - 2019.1665
  • Item
  • March 1976

Jack and The Beanstalk was produced by the WI Drama Group in March 1976. Some of the cast includedJoan BuckinghamSylvia BarneyAngela CollettValerie AdamsBetty CollettPenny DanielsEdna AmosEve GodwinAnn Irvin

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The Dixey family plus their Morris dancers

  • BCA - 2019.1672
  • Item
  • Twentieth century

MO11EE - Morris dancing in Weald Manor in 1947. All people as you see them left to right - Jingy (William Nathan) Wells (fiddle), Francis Shergold, Bobby Wells (cake), Bill Brown, Bob Whitlock, Reg Whitlock, Ted Dixey, Fred Pettifer. Watching are...

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£4.3 million lottery grant for Kelmscott Manor

  • BCA - 2019.1680
  • Item
  • October 2018

Kelmscott Manor has been awarded £4.3 million by the National Lottery's Heritage Lottery Fund to save the building from dilapidation and to construct new facilities. the house was the retreat of influential designer William Morris fro 1871 t...

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Downton Abbey the film confirmed July 2018

  • BCA - 2019.1691
  • Item
  • July 2018

After 6 series created for TV audiences, it was confirmed in July 2018 that a film 'Downton Abbey' would be made. Later in 2018 some filming took place in Bampton. The pictures show some of the scenes of workers and extras at Church Gr...

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Flower Festival at St. Mary The Virgin Church

  • BCA - 2019.1692
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  • May 2018

The Flower Guild of Saint Mary The Virgin Church in Bampton holds a wonderful Flower Festival over the late May Bank holiday each year and 2018 was no exception.

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1986 British Legion Fete, two of the floats

  • BCA - 2019.1755
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  • 1986

Carnival Queen from Bampton C of E School for the British Legion fête, 1986, Bridge Street and another of the floats.

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Joyce Cotter

  • BCA - 2019.1758
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  • September 2014

Joyce Cotter (nee Chambers) was one of many evacuees from the Bow area of London who came to live in Bampton during part of WWII. Joyce came to Bampton along with one of her sisters, Mary, and a brother Albert Chambers. Joyce and Mary were kept...

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Re-thatching 'Thatched Cottage' in Church Street in 1963 and again in 1985

  • BCA - 2019.1786
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  • 1963-1985

The dwelling called 'Thatched Cottage' in Church Street was re-thatched in 1963 and again in 1985, the second time by master thatcher Mark Constable.This dwelling is one of the oldest in Bampton and you can read all about it on this webs...

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WWII documents that belonged to Edith Foreshew

  • BCA - 2019.1796
  • Item
  • WWII

These three items all belonged to Edith Bishop who became Mrs Foreshew. They are her National Registration Identity Card, her war time ration book and her medical card.

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Alice and James Gardner lived in Bourton Cottages 1906 to 1915

  • BCA - 2019.1809
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  • 1906 1915

Bob Gardner said"The family lived in the “Bourton Cottages” since they were re-built in 1906. He was married to Alice and died when he was in his mid fifties. He died in 1915 and was buried in the Bampton cemetery where we recently found hi...

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Members of the Bishop Family, Fred, Edie, Emmie and Rose

  • BCA - 2019.1813
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  • 1899 to 1939

Emmie and brother George Bishop delivering vegetables by horse and cart before WWII. Emmie, really Emily Bishop married and became Mrs Emmie Papworth. With the lack of goods available during the WWII, their delivery round ceased.Emmie Papworth a...

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Sale of University Farm, Lew June 25th 1959

  • BCA - 2019.1825
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  • June 25th 1959

University Farm was sold freehold by Nuffield College, Oxford on Thursday June 25th 1959 and was bought by Reginald John Rouse of Backhouse Farm for £19,450. The brochure gives all the details of the farm and there is a map showing the fields and...

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Sandford Cottage garden in 1993

  • BCA - 2019.1843
  • Item
  • 1993

Sandford Cottage is a little cottage on the south side of Sandford Field. Originally, it was two tiny cottages. There is a well in the garden which was shared with the house next door. When these pictures were taken it was the home of Josephine...

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Bank Holiday Monday Morris Dancing 1986

  • BCA - 2019.1875
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  • 1986

Bank Holiday Monday Morris dancing in Bampton 1986.Francis Shergold's Traditional Bampton Morris Men and Alec Wixey's Bampton Morris Men

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May Bank Holiday weekend of dancing 1986

  • BCA - 2019.1877
  • Item
  • 1986

May Bank Holiday weekend. Francis Shergold's Bampton Traditional Morris Men dancing on the Monday and Alec Wixey's Bampton Morris Men practising on the Sunday.

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Brooks family in the twentieth century

  • BCA - 2019.1883
  • Item
  • twentieth century

Mrs Brooks of Mill Green showing a cross in the window to indicate a member of the family is away at war. WWI. She was the mother of Brannon Brooks and mother-in-law to Nellie Brooks who was the mother of Nan, Jim, Connie, Teddy, Bob, Nellie and B...

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The Beam: April 1990 vol. 5 No1

  • BCA - 2019.1884
  • Series
  • April 1990

THE BEAM APRIL 1990. VOLUME 5 NO1. THE TOPICS COVERED :-Morris dancing on Spring Bank Holiday MondayPrefabs built after WWII originally called Portel HousesParish council history and coming elections. The first meeting of Bampton’s Parish ...

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Ration book for Rose Gerring 1953-1954

  • BCA - 2019.1901
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  • 1953 1954

Rationing continued long after the end of WWII. As some items became more plentiful they were taken off ration but as this book belonging to Rose Gerring shows, meat, fats, cheese, bacon and sugar were still on ration in 1953-54.The supplier of e...

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Bampton with Lew church news sheet for June 1951

  • BCA - 2019.1907
  • Item
  • 1951

Bampton with Lew church news sheet for June 1951. Letter by Cyril C Kelway, vicarTopics include Church spring-cleaning; Confirmation; Guild of St Mary's; visiting preachers.From the registers, Holy Baptism of1. Geraldine Mary daughter of Herb...

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Mr Oswald Bartlett of Field Cottage is 100 years old

  • BCA - 2019.1916
  • Item
  • 1977

Mr Oswald Bartlett the day before his 100th birthday with his wife Doris. They lived in Field Cottage which is the church end of Sandfords Field. He was born in 1877 when Queen Victoria still had 24 more years to go on the throne.Cars have been ...

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Brigadier Rupert Crowdy celebrated his 105th birthday March 13th 2015

  • BCA - 2019.1934
  • Item
  • March 13th 2015

Brigadier Rupert Crowdy OBE served in the army in India and Burma and afterwards he organised the 'shipping' of coal into Berlin during the Berlin Siege. In 1962 he was appointed Aide-de-Camp to the Queen.

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Lomas and Ody family

  • BCA - 2019.1939
  • Item
  • 1938 1959

The wedding of George Frederick Lomas and Lillian Frances Ody at St Mary The Virgin, Bampton c1938. They lived in Belgrave Cottages, Church Street until the late 1990s when Fred, then a widower moved to a bungalow in Manor View. They are both bu...

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Sales brochure for Weald Manor 1880 and again 1886

  • BCA - 2019.1953
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  • 1880 1886

Sale notice for Weald Manor on June 4th 1880 and another sale noticeFreehold & Tithe-Free pasture & arable land for sale August 2nd 1886

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Adverts in 'The Beam' 2010

  • BCA - 2019.1955
  • Item
  • 2010

These adverts are all taken from the November 2010 issue of The Beam.1. Trevor Gardner, General Carpentry, fitted kitchens & bedrooms, door fitting, new locks, painting & decorating.2. Bampton Fax Bureau. Call in and send a fax message, ...

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George Dutton, Bill Mathews and his son Billy and Billy's grandmother

  • BCA - 2019.1962
  • Item
  • early twentieth century

Dutton the grocery shop also contained a bank and when the bank became Midland Bank and moved to a property next-door-but one, George moved out of the shop to run the bank full time and sold the grocery business to Bill Mathews. In the photograph...

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Call to fund a national memorial for our Ox & Bucks D-Day heroes. Autumn 2015

  • BCA - 2019.1969
  • Item
  • Autumn 2015

Witney Gazette, autumn 2015. Call to fund a national memorial for our Ox & Bucks D-Day heroes. Fitting tribute: The design for the memorial to the 2nd Battalion D Company of the Ox and Bucks Light Infantry’s heroic Pegasus Bridge operation ...

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Ham Court farm buildings and items set out for sale September 2010

  • BCA - 2017.948
  • Item
  • September 2010

Ham Court farmhouse, farm buildings and 22 acres were sold by Jesus College Oxford in September 2010. These photographs show the farm buildings and all the items set out for sale. For more on the sale including inside and outside the house and t...

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Moving of the letterbox around the Town Hall. March 2011

  • BCA - 2017.955
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  • March 2011

In March 2011 the letterbox was moved from the site of the old Post Office in Bridge Street opposite Knapps farmhouse to the east side of the Town Hall. Unfortunately, nobody made sure the siting was ok and it wasn't because planning permiss...

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Bampton C of E Primary School children enact a royal wedding April 28th 2011

  • BCA - 2017.958
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  • April 28th 2011

With the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton due to take place on the following day, April 29th 2011, the children of Bampton C of E Primary School had the great fun of enacting a royal wedding. They went from the school in Bow...

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'Bampton Has Talent' June 3rd 2012

  • BCA - 2017.961
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  • June 3rd 2012

As part of four days of celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II we had an evening asking the question "Has Bampton Got Talent?" and the answer was a resounding Yes. These photographs are of just a few of the people who ...

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Donkey Derby, August 27th Bank Holiday Monday 2012

  • BCA - 2017.969
  • Item
  • August 27th 2012

The SPAJERS - Society for The Preservation of Ancient Junketing - organise a Donkey Derby on August Bank Holiday Monday to give the Bampton folk fun while raising funds to make life better for the senior citizens of Bampton and Lew. The Wednesday...

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Downton Abbey back filming in Bampton for a 5th year August 11th 2014

  • BCA - 2017.970
  • Item
  • August 11th 2014

In 2014 Carnival Films came back to Bampton for a 5th year running to film scenes for Downton Abbey. This was the series when a War Memorial was first created. It was built on the green outside St Mary's and looked very authentic. Bampton&...

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Fiddles & Feet in the Market Square June 2nd 2012

  • BCA - 2017.972
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  • June 2nd 2012

Bampton celebrated the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II through the day and evenings for four days from the Saturday 2nd of June. Fiddles and Feet entertained us royally in the Market Square in the afternoon of Saturday June 2nd with the dan...

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Hedgelaying competition at Glebe Farm March 15th 2014

  • BCA - 2017.980
  • Item
  • March 15th 2014

A hedgelaying competition was held on Glebe Farm, Weald courtesy of Simon Collins on March 15th 2014. Hedgelaying is time consuming but the great value in a well layed hedge is that it makes a stock-proof barrier that should last for many years, ...

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January 29th 2012 Confirmation in St Mary The Virgin Church

  • BCA - 2017.981
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  • January 29th 2012

On January 29th 2012 the Bishop came and Confirmed 9 people in Saint Mary The Virgin Church. Ages were from youngsters to senior citizens, so a wonderful cross section of people; three girls, two ladies, three boys and one man. There was a lovel...

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July 2011 2nd series of Downton Abbey being recorded

  • BCA - 2017.982
  • Item
  • July 2011

In July 2011 Carnival Films came back to record some scenes for Downton Abbey's second series. A section of wall in Church Green had fallen shortly before they came and the wall you see in the photograph is very light plastic and a wonderful...

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Inside Weald Farm cottages August 2011 before they were restored

  • BCA - 2017.1002
  • Item
  • August 2011

Weald Farm cottages have at times been two cottages and at others, one dwelling. After the death of all members from both families that lived there when they were two cottages, they fell into disrepair over several years. These photographs were ...

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Restoration outside Weald Farm cottages January - August 2013

  • BCA - 2017.1004
  • Item
  • January - August 2013

These photographs show the work done outside Weald Farm cottages from January to August 2013. Entries 2017.1002 and 2017.1003 show you the inside before anything was done and the update in progress.

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Morris Dancing on Bank Holiday Monday June 4th 2012

  • BCA - 2017.1008
  • Item
  • June 4th

Bampton Traditional Morris Men dancing on June 4th. I was only able to capture the early morning dancing but did make a film of the day's dancing which you can see at https://youtu.be/7hxrQ-c6-7Y

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Protest at the idea of 160 houses being built in New Road. March 13th 2014

  • BCA - 2017.1013
  • Item
  • March 13th 2014

There was a proposal to build 160 homes on a site at the east end of New Road, north side of the road. All locals knew that the field was flooded during heavy rain but that didn't stop the planning committee passing the plan. These photogra...

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Information on Albert David Sheppard m Julia Ann Coventry Dec 26th 1908

  • BCA - 2017.1023
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  • December 26th 1908

Hazel Picknell Stride sent this letter and documents to the Archive. Percy Sheppard was the father of Edie Quick, who was the mother of Fenella Gray who did a huge amount of voluntary work for which she received an OBE. I don't know if thes...

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Orient Express October 16th 2015 in the Village Hall

  • BCA - 2017.1034
  • Part
  • October 16th 2015

Usually twice a year Mike Wareham arranged for a small theatre group or musicians to come and perform for us in the Village Hall. Sadly, 2016 was the last year Mike felt able to do this but he is in his 80s and we are hugely grateful for all the ...

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Clanfield & Bampton Historical Society AGM & Dinner 2013

  • BCA - 2017.1062
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  • June 18th 2013

Originally, it was the Clanfield Historical Society but their numbers were just too small to make it viable and as Bampton did not have its own historical society, we were invited to join and it's been a great success. We three talks Sept-No...

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St Mary's choir sing Sung Evensong at Lichfield Cathedral April 18th 2015

  • BCA - 2017.1064
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  • April 18th 2015

On April 18th 2015 the choir of St Mary's went to Lichfield to sing Sung Evensong. It was a lovely sunny day which made the journey a delight and several family members and friends came on the coach to enjoy the day.

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Choir activity day and BBQ at Glebe Farm June 6th 2015

  • BCA - 2017.1074
  • Item
  • June 6th 2015

David and Sarah Jane New own Glebe Farm in Black Bourton; David is organist and choirmaster at St Mary's and once a year he generously invites the choir plus relatives and any friends who may be staying with them to go to the farm for either ...

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Dr Alan Gaydon's photographs of St Mary's

  • BCA - 2017.1080
  • Item
  • 1990

Dr Alan Gaydon was a churchwarden at St Mary's for several years. He photographed the church from inside to out, ground level to the roof and recorded the restoration of the top of the spire and re-guilding of the cockerel on the top. Rev A...

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Captain Charles Raymond Radclyffe LVO died February 1st 2017

  • BCA - 2017.1082
  • Item
  • February 1st 2017

Captain Charles Radclyffe LVO died peacefully after a short illness on February 1st 2017. The eulogy given by his son-in-law Bill included in this entry gives a wonderfully full account of his life and another one by Don Rouse which he wrote for ...

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History of Eton Villas, Broad Street

  • BCA - 2017.1087
  • Item
  • 1907

There is a photograph of Eton Villas taken a few decades ago and a history of the buildings starting with the sale of the original buildings or Hereditaments in 1902 at the Talbot. See the document to follow the complete history of sale, build an...

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Shirt Race May 28th 2016

  • BCA - 2017.1108
  • Item
  • May 28th 2016

The Shirt Race run on May 28th 2016 was very well attended by both competitors and the crowd. The amount of effort the competitors went to was remarkable and the races for the youngsters and the adults was started led by The Stig. The event is o...

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September 19th 2016. Guttering over south aisle blocked, lead cracked in places

  • BCA - 2017.1113
  • Item
  • September 2016

Water getting into the church of St Mary's proved to be caused by sandbags having been left in the guttering, perhaps from when the roof was re-tiled but that's not certain. The workmen who worked on the roof took my camera up to take t...

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Downton cash helps keep village library open

  • BCA - 2017.1117
  • Item
  • May 1st 2014

Robin Shuckburgh and Jane Wallis, from Bampton Library’s support team, with parish councillor Joanna Downing at the library.DOWNTON Abbey has brought prestige, glamour and tourists to the village of Bampton – and has helped keep paid staff at the ...

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Downton stars big fans of Bampton butcher's bangers September 2014

  • BCA - 2017.1120
  • Item
  • September 13th 2014

Prize winning bangers made by a village butchers have taken on a whole new level of fame after being endorsed by Downton Abbey stars. The Bampton Royal pork sausages, produced on site at Patrick Strainge Butchers, were feasted on by the cast of t...

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Morris Dancing, possibly 1913

  • BCA - 2017.1128
  • Item
  • c1913

These photographs are very likely to have been taken in 1913. The fiddler dancing a jig to his own playing is William Nathan Wells, better known as Jingy."If those photos are 1913 it makes some sense, given that the collector Clive Carey was...

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