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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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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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Harvest Supper in the Pavilion September 19th 2005

  • BCA - 2017.606
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  • September 19th 2005

St Mary's held a Harvest Supper in the Pavilion in Buckland Road. Apart from food there were readings and singing, solos and much more.

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Ride & Stride September 11th 2004

  • BCA - 2017.611
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  • Sseptember 11th 2004

The Ride+Stride is a fun day out for all the family that raises fund for historic churches. Ride+Stride is a sponsored bike ride or walk in which people from all over the county of Oxfordshire, walk or cycle between churches, exploring and enjoyi...

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May Bank Holiday Morris dancing Monday 2004

  • BCA - 2017.614
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  • 2004

On May Bank Holiday Monday the Bampton Traditional Morris Men danced from 8.30am until approximately 8.30pm with stops for lunch and tea. After tea, the three visiting teams join in the dancing bringing new music and styles to the day.

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Newbury Ringing Roadshow attended by Bampton Ringers September 10th 2005

  • BCA - 2017.623
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  • September 10th 2005

On September 10th 2005 several of the Bampton bellringers went to the ringing roadshow held at Newbury racecourse. It was a very interesting day seeing all types of ringing on mobile ringing stands, watching a bell rope being made and much more.

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Millennium Wood July 16th 2006

  • BCA - 2017.628
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  • July 16th 2006

A walk in the late evening sunshine in Millennium wood July 16th 2006

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Bampton Traditional Morris Men's annual November Party 2006

  • BCA - 2017.638
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  • November 2006

For many years, the Bampton Traditional Morris Men have held their annual party in November and they invite members of the Swindon Folk club. Both organisations have supported each other since the folk club started up in the early 1960s and the m...

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Shirt Race in 1965

  • BCA - 2017.647
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  • 1965

Each week the Witney Gazette does an article called 'Memory Lane' and this picture of the start of the shirt race from outside The Swan in Buckland Road was shown in 2016. The Shirt Race is just one fun event organised by the SPAJERS to...

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Instructions for growing and curing tobacco, probably from the 1940s

  • BCA - 2017.652
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  • probably 1940s

This leaflet is all about tobacco; its cultivation, curing or conditioning, processing for home use, making leaves into a cake for cigarettes, pipe tobacco and general notes. The author is A. A. Lucas.

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Letter from 'Lofty' to Edwin Eley from Safad, Palestine October 28th 1947

  • BCA - 2017.661
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  • October 28th 1947

This letter is from some who calls himself 'Lofty' real name James F Morris and is to Edwin Eley. Lofty is in one of the toughest police forces of the time in Salha Police Post, Safad, Palestine and he makes a correct forecast that they...

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Death penny for Thomas Wells

  • BCA - 2017.675
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  • after 1st world war

This memorial plaque is for Thomas Wells. The Memorial Plaque was issued after the First World War to the next-of-kin of all British and Empire service personnel who were killed as a result of the war. The plaques (which could be described as la...

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Burials and deaths in Bampton 1890-1939 compiled by Lloyd Hughes Owens

  • BCA - 2017.686
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  • 1890-1939

When Lloyd Hughes Owens was chairman of Bampton Parish Council he borrowed the parish register of deaths and burials and compiled this list which covers the time 1890 to 1939. He has taken the trouble to put them in alphabetical order which helps...

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Old Time Bampton People by Lloyd Hughes Owens

  • BCA - 2017.702
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  • c1973

About 1973 Lloyd Hughes Owens made an album about some of the old people in Bampton with photographs and text. This is the album

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Two aerial photographs of Bampton taken about 1953

  • BCA - 2017.707
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  • c1953

These two photographs give an excellent idea of what Bampton looked like in the early 1950s. Since this picture was taken the following have been built:- The Pieces, Pococks Close, the west side of Bushey Row, the north side of Bowling Green Clos...

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A Shirt Race in the 1970s

  • BCA - 2017.714
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  • 1970s

This picture is taken in Market Square to show the Shirt Race. However, at this time there was no porch built on to the WI Hall (now the Village Hall), No4 Town House is still a shop and the arch nearest downstairs of the Town Hall is open. The ...

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Letter from Reading Museum re Bampton Macehead

  • BCA - 2017.721
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  • September 9th 1971

A letter from R A Rutland, Archaeologist of the County Borough of Reading Museum and Art Gallery. Mr Rutland acknowledges that they do have the Bampton Macehead which probably came from Bampton Castle ie Ham Court.

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Old Shifford and its Church

  • BCA - 2017.722
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  • n/a

The Manor of Shifford has been variously owned by Edward Crouchbank, the son of Henry III, John of Gaunt, the Duke of Lancaster, Henry IV, Lord North and Greville Harcourt. Shifford was virtually the first Parliamentary meeting-place of this coun...

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Town Hall clock is 63 years old in 1971

  • BCA - 2017.745
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  • c1971

There must have been a previous newspaper article suggesting the clock on the Town Hall was 100 years old. The stone tablet let into the east side of the wall clearly shows it was put up in 1908 making it 63 years old in 1971. It was Mrs Moss, t...

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Bampton's Horse fair, fun fair, host to a big tour of many Morris sides

  • BCA - 2017.753
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  • August 25th 1972

The date of August 25th 1972 is the date the newspaper article was published but Ethel Moss recalls “In the early part of the twentieth century, the fair in the Market Square was not the main attraction, it was the Horse Fair. A little before 6pm...

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Tree planting on March 24th 1973 to mark Tree Planting Year

  • BCA - 2017.754
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  • March 24th 1973

Volunteers planted 80 trees allocated to Bampton through the County Council for “Tree Planting year” in the grass by the layby near Cowleaze Corner. The grassy area had been created when the steep bend in the road was removed c1971. Mr Doug Read...

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Two aerial photographs of Bampton c1998

  • BCA - 2017.759
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  • 1993/4

These are two aerial photographs of Bampton probably taken in 1993 but could be 1994.. The Lanes have been built so it must be on or after 1985 but Pembroke Place, next to the Fire Station in Manor View (leading into New Road) is in the very earl...

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Flyer for Bampton Classical Opera Summer 2016

  • BCA - 2017.766
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  • July 2016

This flyer was produced to publish the program for Bampton Classical Opera Summer 2016 in Bampton. 'Divine Comedies' were the two comedies to be performed; Gluck's Philemon and Baucis, Arne's The Judgement of Paris, both perfor...

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Downton Abbey creator, Julian Fellowes praises Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.776
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  • December 26th 2015

Julian Fellowes said Bampton residents had "remained supportive and hospitable" throughout the filming of the series . Christmas Day was the last opportunity for viewers to follow the fortunes of the aristocratic Crawley family, as Lady...

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Several newspaper items about Downton Abbey in Bampton, 2015 and 2016

  • BCA - 2017.777
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  • 2015-2016

Esther Hepworth grew up in Bampton as did her parents and grandparents. Esther was an Extra in Downton Abbey and she commented that dressed as an older lady, she felt she was walking in the footsteps of her great-grandmother because she lived in ...

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From Gough to Google. Maps with talk by John Leighfield October 2012 to BEWG

  • BCA - 2017.781
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  • October 2012

John Leighfield gave a fascinating talk to the Bampton Environmental Watch Group (BEWG) October 2012 which he called From Gough to Google. He illustrated his talk with these 157 slides in a Power Point show. He was incredibly generous giving awa...

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The Eeles family, their shop and family tree

  • BCA - 2017.787
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  • various

These are photographs and documents and family trees all to do with the Eeles family.EDWARD ~2 - Edward Rolls in his cousin's (the Hon Charles Rolls) model plane. Edward Rolls was related to Grace Eeles of Eeles grocery store (now Budgens 20...

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Lead stolen from 27 churches across the diocese in the last 6 months

  • BCA - 2017.831
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  • September 2016

St Mary's in Bampton has had lead stolen from its roof twice within a month. 27 churches have suffered this in the diocese in the last 6 months. Churches are being urged to have alarms and CCTV fitted. Bampton's church now has alarms;...

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