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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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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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An advert for the George & Dragon, c1980

  • BCA - 2017.802
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  • c1980

This advert was from one of the Horticultural Society brochures. Fred and Ileane Hammond ran the pub which was the headquarters for the Bampton Horticultural Society, Bampton and District Numismatic Society, Traditional Bampton Morris and the Bam...

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Sale notice for Weald Manor 1880

  • BCA - 2017.817
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  • 1880

These documents are from the sale of Weald Manor in 1880. A hand written note added much later records the succession of owners from Reverend George Hustler to Mr Blackburne.

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Alan Clarke, landlord of The Horse Shoe dies September 29th 2013

  • BCA - 2017.820
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  • June 17th 1953 to September 29th 2013

Alan Clarke died suddenly on Monday September 29th 2013. He was landlord of the Horse Shoe in Bampton. The article gives far more information about Alan's working life

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Bampton Opera 2016 offers a double bill of Divine Comedies summer 2016

  • BCA - 2017.836
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  • summer 2016

Bampton Opera has developed into an occasion not to be missed; people from abroad come specially to enjoy the event. In 2016 Dr Jeremy Gray and Gilly French put on two operas, Gluck's one act opera 'Philemon and Baucis' and Arne�...

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Research into the Spurrett family done around 1971

  • BCA - 2017.840
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  • c1971

This research work into the Spurretts who lived in Weald, Bampton and Aston was done in 1971 and before. Anyone interested in finding out about this family and the people they married will find plenty of help here. This was all done before peopl...

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Lloyd Hughes Owens' extracts from Vestry meetings between 1859 and 1916

  • BCA - 2017.842
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  • 1859-1916

Lloyd Hughes Owens read through old Vestry minutes and extracted bits he found interesting. They were hand-written notes and the Archive is indebted to Miriam James for typing them out to make life easier for the reader. These extracts are both ...

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The Shirt race in the early days

  • BCA - 2017.847
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  • 1955-1989

Three photographs of the Shirt Race starting with one taken in 1955 and ending with one of Rocky in 1989.

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Death penny for Mr Dewe

  • BCA - 2017.849
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  • after WWI

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 large plaquettes) were made of bronze, and he...

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Shirt Race May 24th 2008

  • BCA - 2017.872
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  • May 24th 2008

Shirt Race May 24th 2008

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Act of Remembrance Albemarle V1782 August 27th 2015

  • BCA - 2017.884
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  • August 27th 2015

On the road from Bampton to Black Bourton there is a small memorial cairn to the RAF crew of 297 squadron who were killed near the site on August 27th 1944 in their Albemarle V1782. F/S A H Husbridge the pilot, F/S B V Mowan, F/S W F Insley, Sgt ...

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Barbara Hunt nee Green's certificates for The Torchbearers & Junior Red Cross

  • BCA - 2017.887
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  • n/a

Torchbearers International (sometimes known as ‘Capernwray’) is a worldwide community of believers in the saving, transforming and indwelling life of Jesus Christ. There are currently 25 Torchbearers Centres in 20 countries on 4 continents around ...

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Hidden Gardens of Bampton June 16th 2013

  • BCA - 2017.895
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  • 2013

Alternate years, the Bampton Community Archive organises the 'Hidden Gardens of Bampton' and come rain, hail or shine (and we've had all three) it is a very popular event. These 62 photographs show most of the gardens open in 2013

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Hidden Gardens of Bampton June 2011

  • BCA - 2017.896
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  • 2011

Alternate years, the Bampton Community Archive organises a 'Hidden Gardens' open day in Bampton which gives the public a chance to see some some remarkable gardens from really large ones to tiny but exquisite ones. These photographs wer...

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Parish Council of Bampton & Trustees of Bampton Playing Fields. Deeds 1952

  • BCA - 2017.898
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  • 1952

This is the legal document regarding the playing fields and the front page has on it:-Dated 1952The Parish Council of Bampton and The Trustees of The Bampton Playing FieldsDeedrelating to property situate at Bampton in the County of Oxford known a...

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Sale of the Burrington Herd at Glebe Farm April 14th 2011

  • BCA - 2017.910
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  • April 14th 2011

It was a sad day on April 14th 2011 when Mr Simon Collins' Burrington Herd was sold; it was the last dairy herd in Bampton and probably the first time in two thousand years when not one single cow would be milked in Bampton and Weald.

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Tom and Sylvia Papworth's Papershop

  • BCA - 2017.912
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  • 2010

Tom & Sylvia Papworth's papershop was owned by Tom's mother Emmie before them and they retained the name 'Emmies' because that's what everyone called the shop. Before Emmie had it, her brother George ran the shop. To...

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Vesey room sitters' tea party at Friars Court, Clanfield June 30th 2016

  • BCA - 2017.915
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  • June 30th 2016

We have a really marvellous group of people who act as sitters in the Vesey room, which is part of the Old Grammar School in Church Close. They not only keep the room looking inviting with the exhibitions and Downton Abbey memorabilia but they wo...

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A picture of Mary Shergold in service at Bampton Manor

  • BCA - 2017.922
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  • soon after WWII

This is a photograph of Mary Shergold, wife of Roy, when she was in service at Bampton Manor after WWII. We made a sound recording Mary talking about her life's work and it's a wonderful account of the life of someone who started life i...

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Snow around Bampton January 7th 2010

  • BCA - 2017.928
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  • January 7th 2010

Snow in early January in Bampton - these photographs were taken all around Bampton the following day in clear sunshine

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Autumn Glory in Bampton 2009

  • BCA - 2017.932
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  • 2009

The colours in autumn are always a joy but in 2009 they appeared brighter than in many years.

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Repair of the Chancel roof of St Mary's 2010

  • BCA - 2017.934
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  • 2010

The aisle roof of St Mary's was repaired in 2009 and the following year, 2010, the Chancel roof was repaired. The photographs document the progress of the work and the finished article. The new ridge tiles are hollow with an entrance on the...

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

  • BCA - 2017.948
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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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Memorial to Harry George Benfield 11.11.42 in the Lady Chapel

  • BCA - 2017.992
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  • November 11th 1942

This memorial to Harry George Benfield is carved into the base of the front left support of the altar surround in the Lady Chapel. It's right at the bottom facing the north.

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April 8th 2013 New Weightlifting Club & school

  • BCA - 2017.997
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  • April 8th 2013

When the two old Horsa buildings were taken down behind the old school in Church View the Bush Club needed new premises. As part of a large re-vamp of the old school, a new extension was put on at the back for the Bush Club and the room that had ...

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Inside Weald Farm cottages August 2011 before they were restored

  • BCA - 2017.1002
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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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Witney Gazette. Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.1030
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  • June 5th 2012

The Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Bampton for Queen Elizabeth II last four days, from the Saturday to the games and barn dance on Tuesday. A special mug was created to give to all children as a keep-sake and the design was done by Keira Gilbert...

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