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

  • BCA - 2017.245
  • Item
  • 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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Letters inviting Bampton Traditional Morris to Dancing England, Derby 1983

  • 2017-01-08
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  • 1983

A collection of two letters, one from John Shaw and one from John Young of Derby, Dancing England. They are inviting Bampton Traditional Morris Men to their annual event held in Derby and also asking for information about William Nathan (Jingy) W...

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Letter from Derek Schofield to Dave Rose May 14th 1981

  • BCA - 2017.279
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  • May 14th 1981

This letter from Derek Schofield to Dave Rose contained pictures taken by Derek and in the letter he asks Dave to give certain pictures to certain people. I do not have copies of the photographs to go with this letter.

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Letters from Marjolein & Tanya from Leiden to Dave Rose & Ann Titchener 1981

  • BCA - 2017.291
  • Item
  • 1981

Ghislaine Marjolein van Mullem and Tanya were two most delightful ladies from Leiden in Holland who were assigned as chaperones for the Bampton Traditional Morris Men when they went over to dance at a Folk Festival. They kept in touch with the Ba...

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Notes by Francis Shergold for the Morris party November 27th 1982

  • BCA - 2017.296
  • Item
  • November 1982

This is Francis Shergold's hand written notes for the annual Morris party to be held on November 27th 1982. It records who is to be invited, who will supply what items of food and who will run the bar along with associated costs.

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An A4 brochure about the History of The Netherlands printed in 1976

  • BCA - 2017.303
  • Item
  • 1976

This is an A4 brochure of 14 pages detailing the history of The Netherlands, saved by Francis Shergold from when the Bampton Traditional Morris men danced at a festival in Leiden in 1980. It makes very interesting reading and has some lovely phot...

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Cornwall Folk Festival brochure 1983

  • BCA - 2017.306
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  • 1983

This is the brochure for the Cornwall Folk Festival 1983 August 27th, 28th and 29th at Wadebridge.

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Francis & Ann Shergold's family photograph

  • BCA - 2017.267
  • Item
  • several decades

These are a selection of photographs that belonged to Ann and Francis Shergold and cover a time from their wedding day December 27th 1951 until about 2005. Francis's mother Lucy is one photograph and his sister Ruth in another. Paul McGrath...

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5th Downs Festival of Traditional Singing, held at Hermitage in 1982

  • BCA - 2017.330
  • Item
  • 1982

The leaflet is for the 5th annual Downs Festival of Traditional Singing 1981 held for the first time at Hermitage. Guest were Sylvia and Jim Barnes, May Bootyman, Barry Bridgewater, Bob Cann, Keith Chandler, The Copper Family, Jim Coughlan, Stan ...

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Morris photographs taken in Francis Shergold's garden in 1999

  • BCA - 2017.333
  • Collection
  • 1999

These four pictures were taken in Francis Shergold's garden on May Bank Holiday Monday 1999. Along with Francis are Jasper (Oliver) Walsh, Billy Main, Joseph Perry, Martin Landray and John Shuker

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Bampton Traditional Morris men dancing early 1970s to 1989

  • BCA - 2017.337
  • Item
  • 1972 - 1989

1972 photograph of the Bampton Traditional Morris outside the Horse Shoe with Roy and Francis Shergold, Pete Allam, Cyril Smith and Frank Daniels. Black and white picture of the side outside the Talbot in 1973 with Frank Daniels, Ray Borrett, Fra...

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Letter from Vic Legg to Francis Shergold May 28th 1982

  • BCA - 2017.341
  • Item
  • May 28th 1982

This is a brief note from Vic Legg to Francis Shergold wishing him all the best for the Whit Monday Morris dancing. The postage cost is 15p and the post office have put a sticker on trying to persuade us all to use the new post codes

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Scrapbook from Bampton Traditional Morris Men dancing in Leiden 1978

  • BCA - 2017.344
  • Item
  • 1978

The Bampton Traditional Morris men were invited to dance at the International Folk Festival in Leiden, Holland in 1978. Marjolein and Tanya were two delightful ladies who were assigned to chaperone the side while they were in Holland. A while af...

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Booklet on several people and morris sides in England

  • BCA - 2017.351
  • Item
  • c1982

This booklet was probably produced in the early 1980s. It covers dancers and sides from Winster Morris, The Ancient Haxey Hood Game, Roy Harris the MC, Redimix band, Flett and Smith step dancers, Clinkscale Accordions Ltd., Tony Mannion, The Bacc...

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Photograph of the Summertown United Reformed Church Bible Books Triptychs

  • BCA - 2017.370
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  • October 2016

The Summertown United Reformed Church created this beautiful triptych of the books of the bible. The photographs show the triptych and pages of explanation provided by the church. They have it out on loan for a month at a time to churches and as...

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Mrs Frances Money and her husband Percy, a shoemaker

  • BCA - 2017.390
  • Item
  • 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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Grace Eeles in her garden

  • BCA - 2017.404
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  • from 1970

Grace Eeles standing in her beautiful garden full of flowers when she was an older lady; Roy Shergold used to help her a good deal in her garden. Her bungalow is in Lavender Square behind Jubilee House. She was an expert in making corn dollies o...

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Extracts copied from the ledger of builder John H. Joyce, 1907-1910

  • BCA - 2017.405
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  • 1907 - 1910

The very large ledge book belonging to builder J H Joyce records his clients' names, addresses and where they lived and Miriam James has copied some out for ease of reading. Although Mr Joyce lived in Bampton it can be seen that he occasion...

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Granny Bunce with Emmie and son Tom Papworth

  • BCA - 2017.410
  • Item
  • c1958

Mrs Bunce owned and ran The Swan Inn along the Buckland road. She was the grandmother of Emmie Papworth and Edie Foreshew. She is seen her at The Swan with Emmie and her son Tom

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The Beam, house, garden and family

  • BCA - 2017.442
  • Item
  • 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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Christmas card from Reg Pratley at the Jubilee to Rose & Arthur Gerring.

  • BCA - 2017.457
  • Item
  • possibly 1970s

This is a Christmas from Reg Pratley, the landlord of the Jubilee Inn in the Market Square to Rose and Arthur Gerring who were local farmers and lived in Sandford House off Church View. There is a photograph of the Inn on the front.

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Activities of the Royal British Legion

  • BCA - 2017.490
  • Item
  • 1950 - 1986

This is a collection of items all to do with the Royal British Legion. They include a photograph of the ladies circa late 1950s, Janette Keyte being crowned Carnival Queen in 1964, Janette again gamely being tipped out of a bed at the carnival, B...

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Royal British Legion - Bampton Branch, old documents

  • BCA - 2017.491
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  • April 12th 1920 - 1999

This is an eclectic mixture of old documents no longer to be kept by the Royal British Legion. The earliest is a legal document regarding the purchase of the land that has our War Memorial standing on it. There are also designs for the War Memor...

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Strawberry Cottage being re-thatched

  • BCA - 2017.508
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  • c1970s

These four black and white photographs of Strawberry Cottage in the High Street were taken by Hilda Kent

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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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Don Rouse recalls his lifetime in farming September 2011

  • BCA - 2017.515
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  • September 2011

"My earliest recollection of Farming goes right back to the early 1940s when my Father used to take me, aged 4, out all day on the Tractor to give my Mum a break. Was I that much of a nuisance even then? There were a lot of Horses working o...

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Shops I E Busby and Clark & Son

  • BCA - 2017.518
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  • mid 20th century

This old photograph shows the shop of Clark & Son on the south side of High Street and the part of the shop of I E Busby that is at the south end of Bushey Row on the east side. Busby's shop also included what today (2017) is called Stra...

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The History of Bampton Mummers by Don Rouse written in 2009

  • BCA - 2017.527
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  • 2009

In the group photograph, left to right are: - Ted Hunt, Bill Daniels, Robert Radband, Terry Rouse and Barry Taylor and missing from this group are Bob Hunt and Don Rouse; in the other picture are Robert Radband as the Turkish Knight and Terry Rous...

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The Bampton Festival July 13th to July 20th 1985

  • BCA - 2017.539
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  • July 13th to July 20th 1985

In July 1985 Janet Newman and Sarah Wearne put together a brilliant festival of Bampton to celebrate 350 years since the Grammar School was built. These are a few of the items that Janet wrote to go with the exhibition and cover the subjects of 1...

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Death of Alan Clarke landlord of The Horse Shoe

  • BCA - 2017.556
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  • October 9th 2013

Alan Clarke, the landlord of the Horse Shoe died suddenly on Monday evening. Alan was a great supporter of many events in Bampton; his pub was the headquarters of the Bampton Traditional Morris Men; he was instrumental in helping to raise money f...

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Winners of the Flower Garland

  • BCA - 2017.559
  • Item
  • 1990s

Winners of the Flower Garland -year and names not known but the Archive would be pleased to know these details. Do tell us quoting entry number 2017.559

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Vera Elward's memory of Roderick Woodley

  • BCA - 2017.568
  • Item
  • 2004

Roderick Woodley was married to Rose Bunce, (sister of Emmie Papworth and Rose Gerring’s mothers.) When Roderick died, Rose married his brother Robert (Bob.) Rose died soon after giving birth to her daughter, Rose, who still now lives in Oxford....

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Should bellringing be classified as a sport?

  • BCA - 2017.576
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  • February 2016

For some reason, the question 'Should bellringing be classified as a sport?' exercised the minds of a few people in February 2016. These two articles give some thought to the question and it wasn't even 'silly season' for...

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Lidar map of the Bampton area

  • BCA - 2017.578
  • Item
  • 2016

These are Lidar maps of the Bampton area. LIDAR = Light Detection And Ranging. LIDAR uses a laser to scan and map the landscape from above and is widely considered to be the best method for collecting very dense and accurate elevation data acros...

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May 29th 2016 Morris Dancing

  • BCA - 2017.1109
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  • May 29th 2016

The Bampton Traditional Morris men and Bampton Morris Men May 29th 2016 plus some of the visiting teams.

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Downton filming in Bampton April 23rd 2014

  • BCA - 2017.1118
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  • April 23rd 2014

Downton Abbey was being filmed in Bampton again in April 2014. Most of the actors are very obliging, willing talking with the younger generation and several Bampton people are extras. The filming takes place immediately around, and sometimes in,...

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Bampton Fire Brigade at Crystal Palace July 1907

  • BCA - 2017.1130
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  • July 1907

Bampton Fire Brigade won many tournaments and they did well in July 1907 at Crystal Palace which is where this photograph was taken for a postcard

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Musicians with the Bampton Morris Men

  • BCA - 2017.1142
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  • 1980s

Arnold Woodley squire of the Bampton Morris Men on the left playing the fiddle, Brendan Cassidy on fiddle in the centre and Frank Purslow on the right.

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Clanfield Angling Club protect the Thames bank from erosion by cattle

  • BCA - 2017.1157
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  • March 2017

Cattle drinking directly from the river Thames have been causing erosion of the bank. Clanfield Angling Club with help from TOE2, Grundons Waste Management, BBOWT and the Environment Agency helped to save and restore the section of the bank at th...

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Fly advertising Oxfordshire Art Weeks May 6th-29th 2017

  • BCA - 2017.1161
  • Item
  • May 2017

Oxfordshire Art Weeks takes place each year. This flyer was posted to all households to say the art week would be May 6th-14th in South Oxfordshire, May 13th-21st in North Oxfordshire and May 20th-29th in Oxford City. There were to be 450 artist...

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Bampton's Great Shirt Race 2017

  • BCA - 2017.1165
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  • May 27th 2017

This is the second set of 30 photographs of the 2017 Great Bampton Shirt Race.

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Liz Leffman Lib Dem candidate flyer for June 8th 2017 General Election

  • BCA - 2017.1168
  • Item
  • June 2017

A general election was called after just one year of The Conservatives being in power with a small overall majority. PM Teresa May thought she would increase her majority but her whole way of electioneering proved disastrous for the Conservatives...

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Laetisia Carter, Labour candidate flyer for General Election June 8th 2017

  • BCA - 2017.1172
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  • June 2017

A general election was called after just one year of The Conservatives being in power with a small overall majority. PM Teresa May thought she would increase her majority but her whole way of electioneering proved disastrous for the Conservatives...

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Obituary. Squadron Leader (ret'd) Stuart Luff Pierce, MBE

  • BCA - 2017.1175
  • Item
  • December 27th 2016

This obituary for Stuart Luff Pierce MBE was in the March issue of The Beam. Stuart was born in 1932 and died suddenly on December 27th 2016. Stuart and his wife Jesse made their home in Bampton in 1970. He was an active member of various chari...

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Downton does Dallas

  • BCA - 2017.1182
  • Item
  • May 16th 2017

This cutting from The Times newspaper May 16th 2017 suggests there is to be a film version of Downton Abbey with filming to start in September 2017. By July 22nd (the date of this entry on the website) nothing more has been heard and our Parish C...

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The Townsend family who lived at No4 Town House, High Street

  • BCA - 2017.1187
  • Item
  • early C20th

At the start of the C20th the Townsend family ran a Cycle shop in the house now called No4 Town House, High Street. The photographs show mother Susan with her children Rita, Lucy Elizabeth, Colin. Colin was the father of Phyllis who you can see ...

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View of High Street from The Grange to the Market Square early C20th

  • BCA - 2017.1189
  • Item
  • early C20th

This picture was taken from the middle of the road outside The Grange looking up towards the Market Square very early in the twentieth century. The present day Morris Clown was then called The New Inn; originally it was The George.

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Kit Jackson's photographs

  • BCA - 2017.1192
  • Item
  • C20th

These photographs are all from Kit Jackson's collection. Kit took photographs for most of her adult life. There are several of her family members plus WWII soldiers probably billeted in Bampton, school classes from the 1970s when she worked...

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SPAJERS Donkey Derby 2017 in Sandfords Field

  • BCA - 2017.1195
  • Item
  • August 28th 2017

The SPAJERS (Society for the Preservation of Ancient Junketing) organise a Donkey Derby in Sandfords Field on August Bank Holiday Monday each year. It is one of their main fundraising events which enable them to take two coaches of senior citizen...

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Death of Brenda Sapsford May 24th 2017

  • BCA - 2017.1197
  • Item
  • May 24th 2017

Brenda Sapsford came to live in Bampton when she retired from being secretary to David Johnson, the NFU secretary in Witney. She was an active member of the WI in Bampton until its sad demise and she was also a very efficient Parish Clerk in Bamp...

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Crime is up over the last 12 months from June 2016

  • BCA - 2017.1198
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  • 12 months up to June 2017

The County's crime figures show Violence, Robberies and Burglaries are all up for the 12 months up to June 2017. In Cherwell and West Oxfordshire they are up by 12.5%. The article gives you much more information.

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The Drinkwater family

  • BCA - 2017.1207
  • Item
  • possibly 1950s

These two photographs are of the Drinkwater family, one a family wedding and the other one a family group. If anyone can give me names and dates please use the link to the Archive on the front page of this website by clicking on Bampton Community...

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Certificates won by Bampton Fire Brigade in 1905, 1912 and 1921

  • BCA - 2017.1211
  • Item
  • 1905-1921

Bampton Fire Brigade won the National Shield in Crystal Palace in 1904. Their skill continued as can be seen from these certificates awarded for wins in further competitions in 1905 and 1912 also at Crystal Place and 1921 in Ramsgate.

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Bampton Morris Men, May 30th 2016

  • BCA - 2017.1224
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  • May 30th 2016

This is the Bampton Morris Men side in Bampton dancing May 30th Bank Holiday 2016. Their fiddle players are Mathew Green, Squire supported by Trevor Hewitt. Gareth Knight is doing the broom dance. Mathew can be seen dancing a jig while playing ...

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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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Women's Land Army teaching ladies how to milk in WWII

  • BCA - 2017.1234
  • Item
  • 1939-1945

Hilda Kent joined the Women's Land Army in Witney. After she retired she used to make a display in the foyer of the Bush Club every Wednesday and it was something everyone looked forward to seeing. One week she did one about her Land Army w...

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Castle View Farm c1971

  • BCA - 2017.1239
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  • c1971

These photographs are of Castle View farmhouse taken from various angle about 1971. One of the farm buildings was once a railway carriage. The entrance to the yard is closer to the house than it is today. The water courses around Mill Green had...

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Stone, spiral stairs from the attic and the 1st floor of Ham Court farmhouse

  • BCA - 2017.1241
  • Item
  • September 2010

The stone, spiral stairs come down from the attic and open into the room created a bathroom which faces east. The large windows in the bedrooms were once the top of open arched entrances to the grounds of the what is locally referred to as the ca...

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