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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

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

  • BCA - 2017.1120
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  • 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

Bampton Community Archive

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

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 fans descend on Bampton Sept 28th 2012

  • BCA - 2017.1119
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  • September 28th 2012

Robin Shuckburgh, chairman of the Bampton Community Archive, explains that many coaches a week are coming with tourists keen to see where the outside scenes of Downton Abbey are filmed.

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

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

Douglas & Doreen Clare as extras 2011 through 2015

  • BCA - 2020.2389
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  • 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

Downton cash helps keep village library open

  • BCA - 2017.1117
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  • 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

Bampton Community Archive

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