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History of Maps and maps of Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.371
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  • 1477 - 1877

In October 2012 the Bampton Environmental Watch Group had a wonderful talk given by John Leighfield on the history of maps and in particular maps of Oxfordshire and Bampton. It was very interesting to note that the first maps of Bampton showed th...

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The use of Thomas Jenner's fields in Weald 1731

  • BCA - 2017.757
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  • 1731

These legal documents from 1731 name the fields that Thomas Jenner farms in Weald. There are two documents and the envelope there were in

Bampton Community Archive

Map of Bampton Estate at 1789

  • BCA - 2019.1890
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  • 1789

This map shows the Bampton Estates at 1789. This is before the fields were enclosed and the names of the people who farmed the strips or the name of the field area are on the map. The Quies fields are each side of the Bampton to Brize Norton roa...

Bampton Community Archive

General View of Agriculture in Oxon carried out in 1807

  • BCA - 2018.1432
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  • 1807

A general view of agriculture in Oxfordshire carried out in 1807 and published in 1813. Secretary of the board. Arthur Young. Rates, thrashing mills and tillage. Drilling, wheat, beans and tares. Cattle and Labour.Bampton and its hamlets of Ha...

Bampton Community Archive

Map of Bampton at the time of the Inclosure Act 1821

  • BCA - 2019.1889
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  • 1821

One of these maps shows the names of the fields and the waterways, important for growing and stocking fish are very clear, the second one is a photograph from a page in the Inclosure document held at St Lukes in Oxford and this shows the propertie...

Bampton Community Archive

Letters regarding the proposed Inclosure of Common Fields in Aston and Coate

  • BCA - 2018.1410
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  • 1834

These letters were recovered from a box full of solicitor’s papers. They show the correspondence in 1834 between Rev. B Price, of Aston, Bampton, and Mr George Harcourt, who was the Member of Parliament for Oxfordshire from 1831 to 1862.Mr Pryce,...

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Letters of protest and pleading re inclosure of land around Aston 1834

  • BCA - 2017.513
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  • 1834

These letters were recovered from a box full of solicitor’s papers after the publication of this booklet. They show the correspondence in 1834 between Rev. B Price, of Aston, Bampton, and Mr George Harcourt, who was the Member of Parliament for O...

Bampton Community Archive

Lascelles Gazetteer Bampton and Aston 1853

  • BCA - 2018.1444
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  • 1853

Lascelles Gazetteer of Oxon, Bampton. Alphabetical list of trades and professions. Classification of trades and professions. Millers, dairymen and farmers, fellmongers, fishmonger, glove manufacturers, grocers and tea dealers, hair dressers, ha...

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Ham Court, the Victorian addition of the 1870s

  • BCA - 2017.1243
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  • 1870-1880

This series of photographs inside Ham Court farmhouse show the Victorian addition of the 1870s and the dining room which is on the east side of farmhouse. Note the hugely thick walls that take the weight of arched area that was originally open. ...

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Castle View farmhouse

  • BCA - 2017.243
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  • c1880

This black and white photograph of Castle View farmhouse was taken about 1880. The lady standing in the garden may be Mary Plaster. The main gateway entrance has been bricked up now and moved farther to the right. The step to the little side ga...

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1898 Fowler steam roller

  • BCA - 2019.1763
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  • 1898

John Wharton explained:-This is an 1898 Fowler steam roller. But there is a story that goes with it. In 1898 the employees of Fowlers of Leeds went on strike because they objected to their wages being reduced. The Oxfordshire Steam Ploughing Co...

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Pictures from Lucinda Leech from negatives created in 1904

  • BCA - 2017.1037
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  • 1904

These 6 photographs were obtained from 6 x 4 inch negatives. The elderly man sitting at his table by the range is Daniel Gibbard who a blacksmith in Bampton. His smithy was on the site of present day Folly View, the red brick houses on the south...

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Ledger of Mr John Alfred Russell Joyce beginning July 16th 1907

  • BCA - 2017.1282
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  • July 16th 1907

This is the Ledger kept by Mr J A Joyce and the earliest entry is for July 16th 1907. He meticulously heads each page with the name of the person for whom he did work, the date and all the work done. It is a wonderful description of the work don...

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Sale brochure for The Lew Estate September 23rd 1914

  • BCA - 2019.1834
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  • September 23rd 1914

This is the sale brochure for The Lew Estate for sale on Wednesday September 23rd 1914. Listed as a compact Freehold Residential and Sporting Property of 614 acres 0 rods and 8 poles.Knight, Frank & Rutley were the auctioneers to be held at t...

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Funeral of George Collins June 29th 2018

  • BCA - 2019.2176
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  • Sept 22nd 1915 to June 5th 2018

George Collins and family came to Bampton in 1943 from Somerset when he bought Weald Farm. George lived to be 102 years old and was active almost to the last. The Archive filmed a conversation with George who talked about his farming life and yo...

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Sales brochure for the outlying portions of the Lew Estate Sept 27th 1917

  • BCA - 2019.1833
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  • September 27th 1917

By the direction of Mrs Upton, the particulars of the outlying portions of the Lew Estate including capital grazing and corn growing land extending about 365.5 acres with a rent roll per year of £397 4s 3d.Messrs Knight, Frank and Rutley auctionee...

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Fire appliance at Hobbs Buildings hayrick fires, 1918 and 1919

  • BCA - 2018.1324
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  • 1918-1919

Hayrick fires were sadly, a far too common occurrence 100 years ago. Many of the men smoked and steam engines used to drive some machinery spat out sparks which is not a good combination with lovely dry hay and straw. These pictures were taken ...

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John Honour Willmer Nov 11th 1920 to Aug 11th 2014

  • BCA - 2018.1343
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  • 1920-2014

Richard Willmer arrived at Friars Court as a tenant farmer in 1917. He was a successful hay and straw merchant who, at one time, was one of the main hay suppliers to both Great Western Railways and the collieries in Wales. Richard married Mary Hon...

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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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Invoices to Rose & Arthur Gerring & one possibly to a parent dated 1923

  • BCA - 2017.453
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  • 1923-1960

These are four invoices but as one is dated August 24th 1923, the year Rose Gerring was born, it may be for items bought by either her parents or her husband Arthur's. It is interesting to note that invoices when paid were signed over a post...

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Sale brochure for The Grange, High St. Wednesday April 16th 1930

  • BCA - 2019.1827
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  • Wednesday April 16th 1930

Sales brochure for The Grange, High Street by Messrs E.J. Brooks & Son on Wednesday April 16th 1930 by order of the executors. Looking at the pencil notes written in the brochure, the sale was withdrawn probably because it failed to reach the ...

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Sale. Freehold Properties July 1st 1932 of Mr Edwin James Horne

  • BCA - 2017.719
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  • 1932

This sales catalogue of July 1st 1932 lists the sale of several dwellings in Bampton. They include Rose Villa on the east side of Buckland Road; a dwelling with three sitting rooms, four bedrooms and two attics and large garden on the west side o...

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Field name of Lower Haddon farm in 1937 and again in March 1949 for sale

  • BCA - 2017.699
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  • 1937-1949

These are two maps of Lower Haddon Farm which is just north of Bampton and on the south of Brize Norton runway. The 1937 map is hand drawn with field names written in. The second map was produced when the farm was up for sale in March 1949 by th...

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

  • BCA - 2017.1234
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  • 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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Sale brochure for Weald Farm. Thursday May 13th 1943

  • BCA - 2019.1826
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  • May 13th 1943

The sales brochure for the sale of Weald Farm, Thursday May 13th 1943. It was being sold because farmer Mr W.J. Butt had died and it was bought by George Collins for£9,500.George had come up from Somerset to see a friend who farmed near-by and we...

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Leaflet produced January 1st 1947 regarding wild birds

  • BCA - 2019.1922
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  • January 1st 1947

Leaflet produced January 1st 1947 regarding wild birds. It states which are protected all the time, some at certain times of the year and which birds' eggs may not be taken. By virtue of the Wild Birds Protection Acts 1880-1939 and an order ...

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Wild Birds Protection Acts, notice issued January 1st 1947

  • BCA - 2017.459
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  • January 1st 1947

This notice is all about which birds can be killed along with the months this is allowed and those which may never be killed. It was issued January 1st 1947 by F G Scott, Clerk of the County Council at County Hall, Oxford. The detail is fascinat...

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Sale catalogue Lower Haddon farm sale March 11th 1949

  • BCA - 2019.1830
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  • March 11th 1949

A sales brochure for Lower Haddon farm Friday March 11th 1949. It includes the main farmhouse, three cottages and about 380 acres with approximately 48 acres sold subject Air Ministry Requisitioning. This farm is on the south side of what was th...

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Harry Pocock

  • BCA - 2018.1534
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  • 1950-1963

Harry Pocock was the person who owned a thrashing machine and nearly all the local farmers used his services to thrash their corn through the late autumn and winter. He was a very active parish councilor and can be seen in one picture standing wi...

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Jack, Shadrack Buckingham in 1950 sitting on a binder.

  • BCA - 2019.1721
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  • 1950

Jack, Shadrack Buckingham in 1950 sitting on a binder. Jack lived in Spring Cottages along Primrose Lane and worked for Jack Oliver at Backhouse Farm. He has grandchildren Helen Cadd, June Brewer and Richard Buckingham.Don Rouse said"My ear...

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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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Harry Pocock, local thrashing agent

  • BCA - 2018.1424
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  • 1958

Harry Pocock with his thrashing machine and tractor in 1958 driving out of Church Street into Broad Street. Edwin, Ruth and Joe Buckingham are on the tractor with him. Before farmers had combine harvesters, Harry went from farm to farm thrashing...

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Sale of University Farm, Lew June 25th 1959

  • BCA - 2019.1825
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  • June 25th 1959

University Farm was sold freehold by Nuffield College, Oxford on Thursday June 25th 1959 and was bought by Reginald John Rouse of Backhouse Farm for £19,450. The brochure gives all the details of the farm and there is a map showing the fields and...

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Sale brochure for Calais farm January 15th 1959

  • BCA - 2019.1831
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  • January 15th 1959

This is the sales brochure for Calais Farm, sold January 15th 1959 to Bryan Stevens who lived at Lime Tree House in High Street. The farm comprised a modernised farmhouse, farm buildings with modern cowshed, very useful arable and pasture land ex...

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The Ghost of Bampton. July 8th 1960

  • BCA - 2017.732
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  • July 8th 1960

The article is about Bampton in general but the writer, Peter Sykes of Oxford Times collected a ghost story while in Bampton. He talks about the reduction in men working the land and working locally. Marjorie Pollard commented that there were 10...

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Memories of the members of the Darby and Joan Club compiled in 1962

  • BCA - 2018.1319
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  • 1962

The Darby and Joan Club was for those who were 60 and over. In 1962 they made a scrapbook of members' memories. Topics covered include:- Morris dancing; Whitsuntide Garlands; the Mummers; Bampton Fair; Bampton Fire Brigade; Church, Chapel a...

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Re-thatching 'Thatched Cottage' in Church Street in 1963 and again in 1985

  • BCA - 2019.1786
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  • 1963-1985

The dwelling called 'Thatched Cottage' in Church Street was re-thatched in 1963 and again in 1985, the second time by master thatcher Mark Constable.This dwelling is one of the oldest in Bampton and you can read all about it on this webs...

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1 "The Farming Year 1965" by Frances Henly

  • BCA - 2017.443
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  • 1965

1st of 9 website entries from the WI album called "Bampton Today 1965". This is the first selection of pages from it. They are an account by Frances Henly (wife of John, the farmer of Deanery farm in Broad Street,) of the farming year...

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Plantation Cottages on the western edge of Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.1252
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  • 1965

Plantation Cottages were two semi-detached dwellings. If you go from the middle of Bampton towards Clanfield, there is a public footpath just after the last buildings on the right by the 30mph sign. Following that footpath takes you along the si...

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1965 A pylon that once held a windmill on White Owl Farm

  • BCA - 2019.2164
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  • 1965

1965. This pylon was the framework that once held a windmill on White Owl farm. The farm belonged to Bert and Ted Wilkins. As they were not intending to mend the windmill, Ray Evans from the Royal Corps of Signals based in Weald asked if his am...

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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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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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Felling the dead elm trees behind Glebelands mid 1970s

  • BCA - 2018.1385
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  • mid 1970s

With the dreadful spread of dutch elm disease in the late 1960s and on into the 1970s most trees died and had to be cut down before they blew down. The change in our landscape was very noticeable losing these magnificent trees. These two picture...

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Hedge Laying competition in 1979

  • BCA - 2019.1740
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  • 1979

A competitor at a hedge laying competition, part of the FFF&B Plough Match in 1979 held at Manor Farm, Broughton Poggs.A well layed hedge is stock-proof, provides a wind break for livestock and will last far longer than any post and rail fence...

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Bampton Horticultural Society Schedule for 1980

  • BCA - 2017.760
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  • 1980

The schedule gives the list of classes for entering in both the August and October shows for 1980. The adverts that supported the cost of production also give a wonderful insight into local businesses of the time

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1983 FFF&B Ploughing Match held at Weald Farm

  • BCA - 2019.1756
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  • 1983

FFF&B (Fairford, Faringdon, Filkins & Burford) Ploughing match in 1983 held at Weald Farm. As well as all types of ploughs and tractors there is always a horse ploughing competition.

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Document detailing the sale of Calais Farm in 1984 (9 pages to view)

  • BCA - 2014.1368..25
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  • 1984

A PDF document of 9 pages detailing the sale of Calais Farm in 1984 by Moore, Allen and Innocent for Mr Bryan Stevens. About 185 acres freehold with vacant possession for sale by private treaty as a whole or in six lots

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The Beam: April 1990 vol. 5 No1

  • BCA - 2019.1884
  • Series
  • April 1990

THE BEAM APRIL 1990. VOLUME 5 NO1. THE TOPICS COVERED :-Morris dancing on Spring Bank Holiday MondayPrefabs built after WWII originally called Portel HousesParish council history and coming elections. The first meeting of Bampton’s Parish ...

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Creation of the dry, flood catchment lake in Weald Street January - March 2011

  • BCA - 2017.951
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  • January - March 2001

In January 2011 men arrived to create a 'dry' lake in Weald to catch flood water that would otherwise rush down Weald and into the mill run on Mill Green and flood the houses all around the green there. The idea is that water collects i...

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Walk to Rushey Lock & Old Man's Bridge October 21st 2003

  • BCA - 2017.603
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  • October 21st 2003

A beautiful sunny day on October 21st 2003 was perfect for a walk to Rushey Lock and Old Man's Bridge, recording the hedgerows and general autumn colours.

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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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Filmed interviews with Bampton people by Bampton Community Archive

  • BCA - 2017.1288
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  • 2006-2015

These 4 pages list the YouTube web address of the filmed interviews done by the Bampton Community Archive. They are with Dave Rose with Terry Rouse bellringing; Vera Elward talking about Busby's department store; A History of St Mary's ...

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Milk churn stand outside Weald Farm, Weald Street

  • BCA - 2017.1099
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  • 2008

A milk churn stand outside Weald Farm in Weald Street, a left-over from the days when milk was collected in churns and not a bulk tanker.

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The Ploughing Match held at Marconi Farm, East Leach in September 2009

  • BCA - 2017.925
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  • 2009

The Faringdon, Fairford, Filkins and Burford Ploughing Society holds a ploughing match each year, usually on the last Saturday of the month. There is ploughing by vintage tractors, huge modern ones, horses and small walk-behind machines. There a...

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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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Inside the attic of Ham Court farmhouse 2010

  • BCA - 2017.1240
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  • September 2010

In September 2010 Michael Barlow Vaughan invited me to document the inside of Ham Court Farmhouse before it went to auction 6 days later. Although the plaster was falling off the laths in places there was no sign of damp getting in. The spiral, ...

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Inside Ham Court farmhouse 6 days before the sale in September 2010

  • BCA - 2017.946
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  • September 2010

Ham Court farmhouse, out-buildings and 22 acres of land were sold by Jesus College, Oxford in 2010. These photographs were taken 6 days before the sale. They start in the attic which was bone dry although the plaster was falling off the laths. ...

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Ham Court farmhouse, kitchen and west sitting room

  • BCA - 2017.1245
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  • September 2010

These pictures show the kitchen and west facing sitting room. Please remember that Michael was packing up. Read the caption to each photograph for more details.

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Ham Court farm buildings not connected to the big barn

  • 2017.1246
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  • September 2010

These farm buildings are not immediately adjacent to the big barn. Items are seen set out ready for auction in 5 days' time inside the big barn. A view of the big barn seen from part way up the drive from the road.

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Faringdon, Fairford, Filkins and Burford Ploughing Match 2010

  • BCA - 2017.945
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  • September 25th 2010

The Faringdon, Fairford, Filkins and Burford Ploughing Match Society holds its annual ploughing match (nearly always) on the last Saturday in September. These photographs were taken September 25th 2010 at Manor Farm, Meysey Hampton near Cirencester.

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The outside of Ham Court farmhouse 6 days before the sale in September 2010

  • BCA - 2017.947
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  • September 2010

These are views around the outside of Ham Court farmhouse taken in September 2010 six days before it was to be sold by Jesus College, Oxford. To see photographs of the inside see entry 2017.946. For the sales brochure see entry 2017.528.

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First floor, solarium, attic over kitchen & office of Ham Court

  • BCA - 2017.1242
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  • September 2010

This series of photographs starts in the passageway between a bedroom and bathroom on the first floor looking into the solarium. The interwoven ceiling heights can be seen, the solarium and view from the window and walking on into the first floor...

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Ham Court farmhouse, hall and office

  • BCA - 2017.1244
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  • September 2010

This series of pictures taken inside Ham Court farmhouse are of the hall and the office which is to the north off the hallway up about 3 steps. There is also one more picture taken in the dining room.

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Ham Court farm; part of East aspect, old bake house and neighbouring stable

  • BCA - 2017.1247
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  • September 2010

These photographs start by looking at the area on the east side where the Victorian addition on the left joins the original building. There are pictures taken inside what used to be the bake house which was at the end of the long barn next to the...

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Ham Court farm: behind the big barn and associated buildings

  • BCA - 2017.1249
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  • September 2010

These pictures are taken behind the big barn, inside and outside all the farm buildings close to it. Read the caption with each picture to get more information. Everything was being set up for a sale of Ham Court with all but 22 acres in 5 days&...

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Ham Court farmhouse, outside, Michael Barlow Vaughan with sister Susan

  • BCA - 2017.1251
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  • September 2010

These pictures are nearly all of the outside of the farmhouse. You can see quite clearly where the once open carriage entrance has been filled in and the kitchen, dining room, sitting room and hallway have been created. There is a clear slot tha...

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Sales brochure for Ham Court 2010

  • BCA - 2017.528
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  • 2010

Ham Court along with the barns and outbuildings plus 22 acres was put up for sale by Jesus College Oxford in 2010 and was bought by Emma Bridgewater. This is the sales brochure and I'm sorry to say the scanned versions given to me clearly ha...

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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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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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Morgan Brothers in financial difficulties 2011

  • BCA - 2019.2150
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  • March 2011

This newspaper cutting talks about the financial problems of the Morgan Brothers. They own and rent much land in Sharney which is close to the Thames SE of Weald, so there is local concern about the farming of their fields.

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