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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.

Bampton Community Archive

Family trees of different part of the Eeles family

  • BCA - 2017.440
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  • 1784 - 1993

One branch of the Eeles family started a shop in Bampton that later became International, then Londis, Budgens and now - 2017 - it is a Co-op. These handwritten family trees were sent to the Archive and they cover just over 200 years. You will f...

Bampton Community Archive

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

Descendents of Jonathan Hunt b. 1836 & Sarah Loveridge and the Morton family

  • BCA - 2017.551
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  • 1836 - ?

These 18 pages are all about the descendents of Jonathan Hunt b. 1836 & Sarah Loveridge. There is also detailed information from the war diary of William Francis Wells. There are some really old photographs, photograph of ships sailed in, an...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

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.

Bampton Community Archive

When Bampton made a fool of itself - March 1900

  • BCA - 2017.727
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  • March 1900

Of all the events of the South African War none fired the popular imagination to the same extent as Baden Powell’s defence of the little town of Mafeking on the western border of the Transvaal. Its fate would have had little influence of the ulti...

Bampton Community Archive

Smallpox epidemic in Bampton 1902

  • BCA - 2017.1044
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  • 1902

Mrs Davey from The Elms, Broad Street, recalled (c1973) - during the epidemic of Smallpox in Bampton in 1902 patients were taken to the isolation hospital near Burford in a horse-drawn ambulance with a nurse on the box carrying a red flag. Shop-k...

Bampton Community Archive

Daniel Gibbard, blacksmith

  • BCA - 2017.646
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  • 1904

Daniel Gibbard was one of Bampton's blacksmiths and this photograph was taken in 1904. The church parish almanac for 1904 can be seen very clearly on the wall behind him. The items on the mantle shelf, on his table and his long stemmed pipe...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

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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The White family who lived in Sandford Cottage from at least as early as 1900

  • BCA - 2017.444
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  • 1910

The White family lived in Sandford Cottage, the thatched cottage on the south side of Sandford field from at least as early as 1900. These photographs cover the period 1910 to 1960. They are all family related, some babies, children, adults, in ...

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War memorial in the Post Office (Town Hall) and in St Mary The Virgin Church

  • BCA - 2017.581
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  • 1914 to 1918

Apart from the War Memorial in the Market Square there is a memorial in the Post Office (centre room of the Town Hall) and three more in St Mary's. These photographs are all for men who died in the First World War. One of the two in church ...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

The War Memorial in the Market Square

  • BCA - 2017.582
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  • 1914 - 2009

The War Memorial in the Market Square has names on from the WWI, WWII and Afghanistan. These photographs take you around the memorial so that you can see every name on it. It also shows the newly added name in 2009 of Jason Mackie (Afghanistan) ...

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William Johnson M.M. His war 1914-1918

  • BCA - 2017.565
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  • 1914 - 1918

This is a truly loving account of one man's war during the 1914-18 world war. William Johnson M.M. was clearly a brave man and also one who amazingly manage not to let the horrors of what he'd both seen and experienced ruin the rest of ...

Bampton Community Archive

In memory of Private F Fox - died May 8th 1917 aged 23

  • BCA - 2017.566
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  • May 8th 1917

Private F Fox died on May 8th 1917 aged just 23 and is buried in Willerval 10 kilometres north-east of Arras in grave reference number B. 11. He was fighting with the 29th Bn, Canadian Infantry British Columbia Regiment. His parents were Edwin a...

Bampton Community Archive

Historic documents of the Royal British Legion, Bampton branch

  • BCA - 2017.437
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  • April 20th 1920 to

The date range of these documents begins with a legal document dated April 12th 1920 regarding the purchase of the land where the war memorial now sits. There are several letters to do with our war graves and the National Inventory of War Graves,...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

Sub officer Arthur Beckley receives BEM at the County Fire HQ in Kidlington

  • BCA - 2017.749
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  • c1973

Sub Officer Arthur H Beckley joined the NFS as a fireman at Bampton in 1946 and was officer in charge from 1960. I think this cutting is from a local paper approximately 1973. Arthur was awarded the BEM for his outstanding service. Arthur was b...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

Morris pictures over several decades

  • BCA - 2017.381
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  • 1932 to 2000

This collection of photographs was found in an outbuilding behind the Horse Shoe pub. They range from Reg Hall playing the fiddle, Francis Shergold play the melodeon, the Bampton Traditional Morris side c1970, c1995 and 1966 and on the steps of t...

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Floods outside the Elephant and Castle, Whit Monday May 16th 1932.

  • BCA - 2017.786
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  • May 16th 1932

This wonderful photograph was taken in the flood on Whit Monday May 16th 1932. Alec Townsend from Castle View Farm is on the left in the water, 'Buscot' Tanner in the barrow (with mustache) along with Mr & Mrs Tanner. Son Townsend ...

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Thomas Peter 'Bill' Govier December 3rd 1932 to May 21st 2016

  • BCA - 2017.543
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  • 1932 - 2016

He was known locally as Bill but his name was Thomas Peter Govier. Bill played an active part in Bampton life in the Pumpkin Club, maintaining the war graves from 1955, composing the crossword in The Beam for many years and he showed his fun side...

Bampton Community Archive

John Lester's photographs of the Busby family 1938

  • BCA - 2017.1024
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  • 1938

As an 11 year old boy, John Lester came to visit the Busby family in 1938 at harvest time. The Busby family owned the shop in the High Street in Bampton. John sent us his scanned copies of his family, the Busby family and himself as a young boy ...

Bampton Community Archive

Roy Shergold recalls his memories of being in Bampton's Home Guard

  • BCA - 2017.485
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  • 1939-1943

When war broke out Roy Shergold of Bampton in Oxfordshire was too young to sign up but he was accepted into Bampton's Home Guard. He was in the Home Guard until he was old enough to sign up for the Merchant Navy in 1943. This is Roy's m...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton's Home Guard & letter from Trish Cassidy nee Hiron January 2013

  • BCA - 2017.521
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  • 1939-1945

In January 2013 Trish Cassidy wrote to Janet Rouse enclosing this scanned copy of a photograph of Bampton's Home Guard marching past The Talbot sometime during WWII and one of Rose Radband dressed as Britannia for a play. Her letter gives mo...

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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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Chris Timms in Navy uniform WWII

  • BCA - 2017.1057
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  • 1939-1945

Chris Timms was in the Navy during WWII and he's seen here with three other young sailors. He played cricket for Bampton.

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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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Two postcards from Jack Townsend to his mother & sister 1942

  • BCA - 2017.572
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  • April 11th 1942 & June 20th 1942

These are two postcards from Jack Townsend who lived at Castle View Farm in Bridge Street. The one to his mother is dated April 11th 1942 and the one to his sister Dora is dated June 20th 1942. Jack survived the war.

Bampton Community Archive

Ruth Eley's copy of The Land Girl, No3 Volume 4, June 1943 Price 3d.

  • BCA - 2017.666
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  • June 1943

A monthly softback booklet was produced during WWII for the ladies in the Women's Land Army and Ruth Eley kept all her copies. This is the June 1943 copy. They make interesting reading. Ruth was on a farm in Stanton Harcourt.

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The wedding of George Bishop and Joy

  • BCA - 2017.408
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  • c1945

This is the wedding photograph of George Bishop and Joy. George was the brother of Emmie (Emily) who delivered post in Bampton for many years and then took over running and living at the Papershop in Bridge Street which became known as Emmie'...

Bampton Community Archive

Edwin Eley's tax forms from 1946 to 1950

  • BCA - 2017.663
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  • 1946 - 1950

These are all forms to do with Edwin Eley's tax between 1946 and 1950. It's interesting to see how they differ from today.

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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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Phil Addison and Terry Rouse and a choir boys' outing to Southsea 1947

  • BCA - 2017.904
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  • 1947 and 2015

Phil Addison and his family came to live in Bampton in 1940 to escape the bombing on the south coast. Phil was aged 7 and he stayed in Bampton until 1950 aged 17. He was in the choir of St Mary's and the photograph shows the boys L-R back r...

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The New National Health Scheme to come into force July 5th 1948

  • BCA - 2017.653
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  • July 5th 1948

Just before the National Health scheme came into force on July 5th 1948, households were sent a leaflet explaining what was to come and the first three pages of this pdf are the leaflet. The remaining 17 pages are of the booklet telling everyone ...

Bampton Community Archive

Francis & Ann Shergold's family photograph

  • BCA - 2017.267
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  • 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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Pages from the ledger of a builder from Bampton 1952

  • BCA - 2017.844
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  • 1952

These are five double pages of entries in 1952 from the ledger of a builder in Bampton. They give a wonderful idea of costs at the time, the type of work requested and the range of work done. There are two distinct sets of hand writing but both ...

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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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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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Maintenance of the war graves in Bampton Cemetery by Bill Govier 1955

  • BCA - 2017.914
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  • 1955

There are two letters concerning the offer by G Govier - Bill Govier - made in 1955 to maintain the 6 war graves in Bampton cemetery. I have been able to find five of those graves and have photographed them but sadly I just couldn't find tha...

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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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Newspaper cutting showing Arthur Hill's antique shop July 8th 1960

  • BCA - 2017.734
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  • July 8th 1960

Arthur Hill took over the running of the family antique shop from his parents. Over the years it became much more a bric-a-brac shop and requests for anything seen in the window which was not easy to get at was met with 'My executors will ge...

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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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Reports on the death of Count Munster of Bampton House 1968

  • BCA - 2017.421
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  • 1965

Count and Countess Munster lived in Bampton House in Broad Street. Count Munster died in 1968 and these two pages show several newspaper report of his death and the coroner's report.

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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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Funeral of gypsy Tom Smith aged 59 September 1967

  • BCA - 2017.435
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  • September 1967

There was a gypsy funeral in September 1967 attended by approximately 300 mourners who came from Northamptonshire, Dorset, Devon, Somerset, Berkshire and Warwickshire. Mr Tom Smith aged 59, son of a Gypsy Queen. Tom had affectionately been know...

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Winners of the Shirt Race in 1967, Messrs Smith and Snook

  • BCA - 2017.432
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  • 1967

The SPAJERS - Society for the Preservation of Ancient Junketing - hold a shirt race the Saturday before the late May Bank Holiday Monday although when it was run in 1967 it was the Saturday before Whit Monday. This newspaper cutting has a picture...

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Bowls Club annual dinner March 9th 1968

  • BCA - 2017.418
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  • March 9th 1968

Bampton used to have a bowls club and played at Weald Manor. Michael Cleaver was playing for Bampton at this time, (in the days of George Dafter, Percy Money, Trav Gordon, Harold Hargreaves, Bert Saunders etc.)Doris and Mike were both friendly wi...

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Bampton Town football club annual dinner in the Masonic Hall, Witney, May 1968

  • BCA - 2017.431
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  • May 1968

In May 1968 the Bampton Town Football Club held its annual dinner in the Masonic Hall, Witney. Officials of the club are pictured and include Mr S Truman, committee member, Mr J Lawrence, chairman, Mr M Cleaver, treasurer, Mr P Hewitson, 1st team...

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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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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...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton WI celebrates its Golden Jubilee Wednesday February 10th 1971

  • BCA - 2017.430
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  • February 10th 1971

On Wednesday February 10th 1971 members of the Bampton WI celebrated their Golden Jubilee. The picture shows Mrs Audrey Taylor president, with five former presidents, Mrs Frances Henly, Miss Kate Wylie, Mrs Rose Gerring, Mrs D Hampton and 90 year...

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Bampton Traditional Morris men dancing early 1970s to 1989

  • BCA - 2017.337
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  • 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...

Bampton Community Archive

Wood Green school bus crashes; 3 die and 16 hurt February 3rd 1972

  • BCA - 2017.723
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  • February 3rd 1972

In icy and snowy conditions the bus bringing children from Wood Green School to Bampton crashed at Hoppy's Corner killing two boys, Gary Gerhardt from Bampton and Gary John Hawkins from Clanfield. At least 14 of the 46 pupils on the coach we...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

Photograph album of Bampton people created by Terry Crowley in 1983

  • BCA - 2017.495
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  • 1983

Terry Crowley felt passionately that a visual record should be made and kept of some of Bampton's citizens who played a very active role in the life of Bampton. This was before digital photograph and photography were relatively expensive. T...

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Obituary for Frank Tanner, died November 10th 1980

  • BCA - 2017.560
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  • November 10th 1980

Frank Tanner was the last of the Tanner family to dance Bampton Morris. For many generations prior to WWII the Tanner family was one of the main stays of the side. Thomas Tanner, born c1770, his son Charles born 1816 were dancers and his son, an...

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Obituary for Frank Tanner, wife of Vera, father of Janet Newman and Jean

  • BCA - 2017.857
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  • 1980

Frank Tanner, someties called Perky was the youngest son of 'Buscot' Tanner died at his home in Colvile Close aged 85 on November 10th 1980. Frank emigrated to Australia before WWI, was called up into the Australian Army in WWI and was ...

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