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Letter from John Shuker of The Eagle to Morrell's brewery and their reply

  • BCA - 2017.354
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  • August 1982

John Shuker landlord of The Eagle Pub in Church View wrote to his pub's brewery, Morrell's, explaining that there are three morris sides in Bampton and the one they had recently invited on a tour of their brewery was not the side that dr...

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Obituary in The Guardian for Molly Rose OBE aged 95. ATA pilot in WWII

  • BCA - 2017.373
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  • November 19th 2016

This is the obituary written in The Guardian newspaper on November 19th 2016 for Molly Rose who was 95. Molly was one of the few remaining female pilots who were in the ATA during WWII where she flew 38 different aircraft. She was the wife of Be...

Bampton Community Archive

Flyer for 'Music In Country Churches' May 20th & 21st 2011 in St Mary's Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.376
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  • May 20th & 21st 2011

HRH Prince Charles The Prince of Wales is patron of 'Music in Country Churches' and on Saturday May 21st 2011 he came to Saint Mary The Virgin church in Bampton for the evening concert. Monies raised were to be for the church at Stanton...

Bampton Community Archive

Indoor parish picnic in the Bush Club c2000

  • BCA - 2017.396
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  • c2000

These two pages in the pdf each have two pictures and record the children enjoying the parish picnic indoors in the Bush Club c2000

Bampton Community Archive

Mother's Union ladies serve tea at the Flower Festival in ST Mary's c2000

  • BCA - 2017.402
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  • c2000

Ladies from the Mother's Union serve teas at the Flower Festival in St Mary's c2000. Mrs Frances Money in the purple beret and her daughter-in-law Madeleine in the pink blouse. Enjoying a cup of tea is Stuart Pearce (d. Jan 2017)

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A collection of adverts from the 2007 issue of The Beam

  • BCA - 2017.407
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  • 2007

These adverts were all to be found in the 2007 issue of The Beam. They include the New Tack Shop selling horse riding equipment in Duttons, Spring Hair and Beauty in the Market Square, Bampton Physiotherapy & Associates in Bushey Row, Neville...

Bampton Community Archive

Emmie Papworth delivering goods by horse and cart

  • BCA - 2017.409
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  • pre WWII

Before WWII Emmie Papworth used to go around Bampton with a horse and cart selling goods. In this photograph of her she is accompanied by her sister Rose. The horse was called Kit.

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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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Duncan Enright leaflets, Labour candidate for 2016 by-election October 20th 2016

  • BCA - 2017.423
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  • October 20th 2016

After the country voted to leave the European Union, called Brexit, Prime Minister David Cameron resigned as PM and soon after resigned as MP for our area and this brought about a by-election. Duncan Enright was the Labour candidate for the Witne...

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Bampton Town football club annual dinner in the Masonic Hall, Witney, May 1968

  • BCA - 2017.431
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  • May 1968

In May 1968 the Bampton Town Football Club held its annual dinner in the Masonic Hall, Witney. Officials of the club are pictured and include Mr S Truman, committee member, Mr J Lawrence, chairman, Mr M Cleaver, treasurer, Mr P Hewitson, 1st team...

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Funeral of gypsy Tom Smith aged 59 September 1967

  • BCA - 2017.435
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  • September 1967

There was a gypsy funeral in September 1967 attended by approximately 300 mourners who came from Northamptonshire, Dorset, Devon, Somerset, Berkshire and Warwickshire. Mr Tom Smith aged 59, son of a Gypsy Queen. Tom had affectionately been know...

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Women's World Day of Prayer March 2nd 2012 "Let Justice Prevail"

  • BCA - 2017.439
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  • March 2nd 2012

On March 2nd 2012 St Mary The Virgin, Bampton hosted the Women's World Day of Prayer prepared by Christian Women in Malaysia. Their theme was "Let Justice Prevail." This is the service program for all to use during the service.

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The White family who lived in Sandford Cottage from at least as early as 1900

  • BCA - 2017.444
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  • 1910

The White family lived in Sandford Cottage, the thatched cottage on the south side of Sandford field from at least as early as 1900. These photographs cover the period 1910 to 1960. They are all family related, some babies, children, adults, in ...

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Tea Party at Lavender Place flats

  • BCA - 2017.446
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  • early 2000s

Lavender Place flats provide sheltered accommodation and are behind Home Farm house (on High Street) accessed from Bushey Row. These pictures were taken during one of their tea parties.

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Rose Gerring, born December 12th 1923, died September 2013

  • BCA - 2017.448
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  • Dec 12th 1923 to July 16th 2013

Bampton was very much enriched by the life of Rose Gerring because she took such an active part in so many areas and you can read about them in the eulogy. The two photographs - one was taken just post WWII at her home Sandford House and the othe...

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Newspaper reports of WI meetings c1971; photo of drama group 1924

  • BCA - 2017.451
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  • 1924 -1971

There is a wonderful photograph of the WI Drama group taken in 1924 which is a scene from 'Much Ado About Nothing.' The team won the Oxford Federation Cup in 1924 which had to be returned in 1925 but a replica of the cup was given to the...

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Newspaper reports from 1950 and 1972

  • BCA - 2017.461
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  • 1950-1972

These two newspaper cuttings are from 1950 and cover a plethora of clubs and societies in Bampton including reporting on a dance in the WI Hall, the death of one of bowlers, a whist drive, a bridal peal, dedication of the British Legion Women'...

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Program for Old Swan Band event with Bampton Morris & the Songwainers

  • BCA - 2017.472
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  • 1981

This leaflet was produced by The Old Swan Band who were Martin Brinsford, Paul Burges, Flos, Jo Fraser, John Adams and Richard Valentine with Jason Goss. It was produced for a concert of songs and reading and they band was supported by the appear...

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School project collecting WWII memories from people in Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.479
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  • 2003

This is a class project done by children in Bampton C of E Primary School in 2003. They asked senior citizens who were alive during WWII if they would write down their memories. Clearly, two citizens had written their memories in 1989. The peop...

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Bush Club members and helpers in 2008

  • BCA - 2017.482
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  • January 30th 2008

Bush Club members who came for the day centre on January 30th 2008 plus some of the helpers. The day centre is run entirely by volunteers and members pay a small amount for the hot lunch and drinks.

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Roy Shergold recalls his memories of being in Bampton's Home Guard

  • BCA - 2017.485
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  • 1939-1943

When war broke out Roy Shergold of Bampton in Oxfordshire was too young to sign up but he was accepted into Bampton's Home Guard. He was in the Home Guard until he was old enough to sign up for the Merchant Navy in 1943. This is Roy's m...

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A brief, illustrated explanation of St Mary The Virgin Church, Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.496
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  • 2016

This publication was created in 2016 with text by Rev. David Lloyd and photographs by Janet Rouse. It gives an idea of what is to be seen inside St Mary's and some outside items. There has been a church on this site for well over a thousand...

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Bush Club in the late 1980s

  • BCA - 2017.498
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  • late 1980s

These photographs were taken inside the Bush Club in its very early days. The club started in 1985. The Horsa building along Sandford field was had a kitchen and dining tables and members went into the other Horse building before and after lunch

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Inside the Bush Club c2000

  • BCA - 2017.504
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  • c2000

These photographs were taken inside the Bush Club about 2000

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Postcards collected by Hilda Kent, all but one pre WWII

  • BCA - 2017.507
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  • first half 20th century

These 14 postcards were collected and saved by Hilda Kent and all but one denote pre WWII scenes. There is one from 1943 showing Stanley Matthews playing football for the RAF. Other subjects are the Queen Mary, a rocket driven bicycle, a stylize...

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Trees and their bark - photographs by Hilda Kent

  • BCA - 2017.509
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  • c2000

Hilda Kent was always in love with the countryside and saw beauty in areas many people fail to notice. She has captured interesting bark on these trees

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Morris dancing outside The Lamb in the Market Square Whitsun 1939

  • BCA - 2017.519
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  • 1939

This photograph was taken at Whitsun 1939 and shows the Morris dancers dancing outside The Lamb Inn in the Market Square. The inn was finally completely demolished in 1960 to make way for a garage showroom for Market Square Garage, which itself w...

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Shirt Race starter pistol confiscated by police

  • BCA - 2017.520
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  • don't know

The Great Bampton Shirt Race in its modern times has been run every year since 1953 and was originally started by firing a 12-bore shotgun into the air. This article from the Witney Gazette charts the circumstances that have led to it being start...

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Bampton's Home Guard & letter from Trish Cassidy nee Hiron January 2013

  • BCA - 2017.521
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  • 1939-1945

In January 2013 Trish Cassidy wrote to Janet Rouse enclosing this scanned copy of a photograph of Bampton's Home Guard marching past The Talbot sometime during WWII and one of Rose Radband dressed as Britannia for a play. Her letter gives mo...

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Bampton WI plant 3 Eleagnus to celebrate their Golden Anniversary October 1971

  • BCA - 2017.522
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  • October 1971

Grace Eeles, Audrey Taylor and Rose Gerring planted 3 Eleagnus bushes in the triangle of grass in Cheapside to brighten the area and to mark the Bampton branch of the Women's Institute's Golden Anniversary year. I looked yesterday - Jan...

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Bampton Horticultural Flower Show August 9th 1980 and October 4th 1980

  • BCA - 2017.533
  • Item
  • 1980

This is the catalogue produced by Bampton Horticultural Society for their two shows in 1980, one on Saturday August 9th and the second one on Saturday October 4th. Apart from the necessary entry information for the two shows there are adverts for...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Parish, A Village Appraisal 1998

  • BCA - 2017.534
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  • 1998

In 1998 another appraisal was carried out for Bampton - see also entry 2017.532 for the 1966 appraisal. The areas covered include 1. Household data 2. How time is spent 3. Education 4. Housing and development 5. Utilities and Public Services ...

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English Country Music Weekend in Bampton June 26th to 28th 2015

  • BCA - 2017.536
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  • June 26th - 28th 2015

The English Country Music weekend was a national event and held over the weekend of June 26th to 28th. The program tells you all about what was on offer. The facilities in Bampton were so much enjoyed that they chose to come back here again in 2...

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Obituary for Frank Tanner, died November 10th 1980

  • BCA - 2017.560
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  • November 10th 1980

Frank Tanner was the last of the Tanner family to dance Bampton Morris. For many generations prior to WWII the Tanner family was one of the main stays of the side. Thomas Tanner, born c1770, his son Charles born 1816 were dancers and his son, an...

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Mr Bovington's safe return from the Falklands War is celebrated

  • BCA - 2017.562
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  • 1984

The photograph shows the joy and celebration of the return of Mr Bovington from the Falklands War - he is standing at the front of the group with his mother Yvette and they are surrounded by families who live very close to them in Bampton

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In memory of Private F Fox - died May 8th 1917 aged 23

  • BCA - 2017.566
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  • May 8th 1917

Private F Fox died on May 8th 1917 aged just 23 and is buried in Willerval 10 kilometres north-east of Arras in grave reference number B. 11. He was fighting with the 29th Bn, Canadian Infantry British Columbia Regiment. His parents were Edwin a...

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Old oven at No3 Church View

  • BCA - 2017.580
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  • July 26th 2013

No3 Church View, also called Bakehouse Cottage used to be a place where people took their bread and meat to be cooked before people in general had their own oven. One oven has been left in and the house owner kindly allowed me to photograph it bo...

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War memorial in the Post Office (Town Hall) and in St Mary The Virgin Church

  • BCA - 2017.581
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  • 1914 to 1918

Apart from the War Memorial in the Market Square there is a memorial in the Post Office (centre room of the Town Hall) and three more in St Mary's. These photographs are all for men who died in the First World War. One of the two in church ...

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I. M. Group Workshop at Ham Court

  • BCA - 2017.584
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  • 1939-1945

This sign saying I. M. Group Workshop was found at Ham Court - referred to as Bampton Castle sometimes - and refers to the workshop that was sited at Ham Court farm during WWII where Jeeps were repaired and sent back out to the services for use.

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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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Hedge Laying competition at Glebe Farm, Weald. March 15th 2014

  • BCA - 2017.594
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  • March 15th 2014

A hedge laying competition was hosted by Glebe Farm, Weald courtesy of Mr Simon Collins on March 15th 2014. The pictures show the work in progress, finished, the tools used and some of the people who took part including our own Ray Borrett and Ma...

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Donkey Derby 2003

  • BCA - 2017.599
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  • 2003

The Donkey Derby in 2003 was held on a dry and warm afternoon on the August Bank Holiday. It is organised by the SPAJERS - The Society for The Preservation of Ancient Junketing

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Bampton and Clanfield bellringers' ringing outing October 25th 2003

  • BCA - 2017.602
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  • October 25th 2003

The Bampton and Clanfield ringers had a good ringing outing on October 21st 2003. They rang in Shipston-on-Stour, Stratford upon Avon, Lower Quinton, Welford-upon-Avon, Ilmington and finally at Lower Brailes.

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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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Bampton & Clanfield ringers' outing April 17th 2004

  • BCA - 2017.615
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  • April 17th 2004

Bampton & Clanfield ringers' outing April 17th 2004 was a happy day with ringing in West Hanney, Wantage, Chieveley, Hungerford, East Garston and Lambourn.

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Shirt Race 2004

  • BCA - 2017.617
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  • 2004

The annual Bampton Great Shirt Race took place on the Saturday of the late May Bank Holiday weekend in 2004. It is organised by the SPAJERS and funds raise by collectors are used to offer the senior citizens of Bampton a day out at the seaside an...

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The Shirt Race 2003

  • BCA - 2017.618
  • Item
  • 2003

Bampton's Great Shirt Race took place on the Saturday of the May Bank Holiday weekend. It is organised by the SPAJERS to add to their fundraising for the senior citizens who are offered a day out, usually at the seaside and they each get a C...

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Ringing for the 60th anniversary of peace July 10th 2005

  • BCA - 2017.620
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  • July 10th 2005

On July 10th 2005 some of our Bampton bellringers celebrated the 60th anniversary of Peace by ringing the bells of St Mary's. Back row left to right are Hilary Openshaw, Carole Perry, Roger and Margaret Barns, Terry Gregory. Front row left ...

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Bampton & Clanfield bellringers' outing April 2nd 2005

  • BCA - 2017.622
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  • April 2nd 2005

On April 2nd 2005 the Bampton and Clanfield bellringers went on a ringing tour to Shipton-under-Wychwood, Ascott-under-Wychwood, Charlbury, Spelsbury, Church Enstone and Chipping Norton.

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Painting of Haytor in Lavender Square

  • BCA - 2017.639
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  • early C20th

In the early part of the C20th Dr McCartney lived and practised at Haytor in Lavender Square. In 2015 his granddaughter was clearing her mother's house and found this painting. As it meant nothing to her personally and she had no idea who t...

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Shirt Race seen from upstairs of Lesta House, High Street pre 1970

  • BCA - 2017.642
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  • pre 1970

Les and Stella King took these photographs of the Shirt Race, about 1970. They are copied from colour slides. Apart from the old cars, note the ladies wearing stockings with seams; Fleur de Lys hairdressers, The New Inn now called The Morris Clo...

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The Ashfield family and Grandma Ashfield

  • BCA - 2017.672
  • Item
  • n/a

These pictures were sent to Esther Hepworth by Rod and Jan, the grand-daughter of Grandma Ashfield. Grandma Ashfield was born Edith Green, in Bampton. She was sister to Esther's great grandfather James (the father in the family photo taken a...

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Bill Daniels

  • BCA - 2017.673
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  • from 1946

These are 10 photographs of Bill Daniels from age twelve and one each of his mother and father.

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Thanksgiving For Victory Service 1945

  • BCA - 2017.674
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  • 1945

This is the Service program for the Thanksgiving Service for Victory held in 1945. As the service sheet was printed in London it was probably a standard service to be held across the UK

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Letters between Lloyd Hughes Owens and Cluttons re Deanery Farm 1974

  • BCA - 2017.677
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  • 1974

These letters are between Lloyd Hughes Owens and Cluttons Chartered Surveyors about Deanery Farm. They were written in 1974 and Hughes Owens was trying to find information about the building. I think there is a misunderstanding of the difference...

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Proposed well in the Market Square 1902

  • BCA - 2017.683
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  • 1902

This is a fascinating read about the proposal for a well to be created in the Market Square - letters between the Squire Philip Southby of Bampton House, representing the wishes and comments of many of the local ratepayers who were against it. Y...

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Flooding after five inches of rain in 18 hours July 21st 2007

  • BCA - 2017.691
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  • July 21st 2007

Heavy rain began to fall about 11pm on July 20th and it came down in stair rods until 5.30pm the next day. It was 5 inches of rain and Bampton was badly flooded. For a while, there was no way in or out unless you were driving something like a bu...

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Cheapside with 1890 on the back of the photo

  • BCA - 2017.710
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  • 1890

This photograph was made into a card. On the back is written 1890. You can just work out the name Holloway over the building that most of us think of as Adrian Simmonds' home and shop. Present day three story dwelling Eton Villas are yet t...

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A typical farmyard scene early nineteen hundreds

  • BCA - 2017.712
  • Item
  • early twentieth century

This farmyard scene is very typical of the first half of the twentieth century. Using a horse for power and a thatched rick.

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Cote Circuit Baptist Church June 1970

  • BCA - 2017.726
  • Item
  • June 1970

The first missionary to be sent out by Cote Baptist church was Henry John Dutton of Bampton. This article by Rev. E J Clarke MA is a newsletter full of information about the church and local events and people.

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Articles about Bampton from 1954, 1971 and 1975 and one probably before WWII

  • BCA - 2017.733
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  • 1954-1975

These articles cover the topics of the nightly curfew, no mains drainage, Morris Dancing, the railway station which is two miles away, Count Munster, Air Marshall Sir Roderick Carr, Air Commodore A S Ellerton ADC to the King, Miss Taunt organist f...

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Future of the Town Hall 1971, opening of restored Town Hall 1972

  • BCA - 2017.736
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  • 1971-1972

In 1971 there was much debate about the future of our Town Hall and in the end, it was decided to restore the building making all parts useful. There was also debate about who should have the use of the building. In the end it was restored and r...

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Mr Tony Humphris withdraws from election. Mar 29th 1973

  • BCA - 2017.741
  • Item
  • March 29th 1973

Tony Humphris, Labour, Bampton division (not sure if the paper spelt his name correctly) withdrew from the first election of the new Oxfordshire County Council on April 12th 1973. It left the contest to be between Dorothy Graeme Thomson and Kenne...

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Oliver O. Collett special cocoa tins. World War One

  • BCA - 2017.746
  • Item
  • 1914 - 1948

Oliver Onesipherous Collett invented the Bampton Voiturette in 1901, the first motorcar to be seen in these parts. He also did his part for the troops abroad during WWI; people were collecting Christmas parcels for 1916 to send to the Bampton sol...

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The Bush Club celebrates 30 years in January 2016

  • BCA - 2017.770
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  • January 2016

The Bush Club is a day centre for the elderly that was begun in 1985 and is run 100% by volunteers. Members pay a little for their lunch and occasionally a fund raising event is held. It started life using both Horsa buildings at the back of the...

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Wedding photo of Son Townsend from Castle View Farm, Bridge Street

  • BCA - 2017.775
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  • August 10th 1939

This photograph was taken at the wedding of 'Son' Townsend from Castle View Farm in Bridge Street. On the left is his sister Dora, to the right Mary and Kate. August 10th 1939. They were married at the Roman Catholic church in Buckland.

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Flyer for Around The World In 80 Days October 11th 2014

  • BCA - 2017.778
  • Item
  • October 11th 2014

This is the flyer for the production of 'Around The World In 80 Days' October 11th 2014 put on in the Village Hall by The Theatre Chipping Norton and Oxfordshire Theatre Company. Three actors portrayed at cast of thousands in this madca...

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Some houses for sale in Bampton in 2016

  • BCA - 2017.785
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  • 2016

These cuttings are from the Witney Gazette in 2016 and all are adverts for the sale of dwellings or a business premises in Bampton

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The Dixey family trees

  • BCA - 2017.788
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  • 1670-2003

These are 5 family trees, all members of the Dixey family.

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