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Donkey Derby August 2016

  • BCA - 2017.826
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  • August 206

The Donkey Derby held on August Bank Holiday Monday is organised and run by the SPAJERS - Society for the Preservation of Ancient Junketing - to give Bampton people the chance to have fun while raising money to treat the senior citizens, who are t...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

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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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

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...

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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...

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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

Special & Petty Session for the year 1849

  • BCA - 2017.718
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  • 1849

This page lists all the Special and Petty Sessions for the year 1849. It is for transferring victuallers' licences; auditing constables' accounts; issuing precepts to overseers; to return a list of people qualified to be counselors; hea...

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An Address to Parents in 1850 bringing children to school in Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.841
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  • 1850

This notice was given to all parents bringing their children to school in 1850. This was the new National School in Church View, where the Youth Club, Boxing Club and Bush Club members now meet. I wonder what parents would say today if given thi...

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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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Notes from Bampton Vestry meetings 1859-1916

  • BCA - 2017.700
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  • 1859-1916

These extract from the Vestry meetings are both interesting and in places I think very funny; it makes you realise there's nothing new under the sun where politics is concerned. With the establish of Parish Councils the Vestries lost much of...

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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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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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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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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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Ancient Order of Foresters entertainment program for Thursday April 13th 1893

  • BCA - 2017.650
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  • 1893

This is a program printed for the Ancient Order of Foresters for the program of entertainment on Thursday April 13th 1893. The printer was Mr Beard whose printing works was in the west side of the Market Square in the dwelling many people think o...

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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...

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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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Bampton Parish Church news throughout 1903 plus Aston news

  • BCA - 2017.789
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  • 1903

These pages are all from the monthly magazine 'Bampton Parish Church News and Notices' for the whole of 1903. Really interesting history covering topics;- end of war in South Africa; King Edward VII crowned; smallpox in Bampton; row of ...

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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...

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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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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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The Horse Shoe in 1910, Bridge Street

  • BCA - 2017.464
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  • 1910

The Horse Shoe as it was in 1910 with two ladies and a dog standing in the doorway. The sign says The Horse Shoe, Morlands Entire. This Inn was badly burnt in a fire in 1925 and was rebuilt a little closer to the Town Hall and the butcher's...

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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 ...

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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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Floorboard from the old Grammar School

  • BCA - 2017.894
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  • 1914

When work was being done around one of the windows upstairs in the Grammar School in Church View, the builder Drew Warren saw writing on one piece of floorboard and thoughtfully passed it on to David Pullman who gave it to the Archive to record. ...

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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 ...

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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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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...

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Soldier on a motorbike 1917

  • BCA - 2017.567
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  • 1917

This is a photograph of a soldier in WWI uniform on a motorbike

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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,...

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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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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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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...

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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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Newspaper reports of WI meetings c1971; photo of drama group 1924

  • BCA - 2017.451
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  • 1924 -1971

There is a wonderful photograph of the WI Drama group taken in 1924 which is a scene from 'Much Ado About Nothing.' The team won the Oxford Federation Cup in 1924 which had to be returned in 1925 but a replica of the cup was given to the...

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Bampton Fire Brigade gets a new pump October 1929

  • BCA - 2017.769
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  • October 1929

This is a very old newspaper cutting from 1929 showing Bampton Fire Brigade's new fire appliance which replaced a 13 year old manual pump.

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Bampton Town FC. Cups & Shields won over the years, governing body members

  • BCA - 2017.761
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  • 1931-1994

There are three pages in this pdf. One lists some of the cups and shields won by Bampton Town FC between 1931 and 1934, a second lists president, chairman, secretary, treasurer, general committee, trustees and the third page lists the players who...

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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...

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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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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...

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Morris dancing outside The Lamb in the Market Square Whitsun 1939

  • BCA - 2017.519
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  • 1939

This photograph was taken at Whitsun 1939 and shows the Morris dancers dancing outside The Lamb Inn in the Market Square. The inn was finally completely demolished in 1960 to make way for a garage showroom for Market Square Garage, which itself w...

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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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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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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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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.

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Toys made for Jo Lewington and Terry Rouse by POWs WWII

  • BCA - 2017.913
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  • 1942-1948

Matthew Smalldon from the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock came to talk with Jo Lewington and Terry Rouse about their memories of POWs and both recalled them having toys made by the POWs. Sadly Terry no longer has his but Jo still has ...

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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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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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VJ Day Journal August 15th 1945

  • BCA - 2017.473
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  • August 15th 1945

The Anniversary Journal was produced 50 years after VJ Day and was made possible by Anchor tenants’ enthusiastic response to an appeal for wartime reminiscences. Anchor Housing is the largest non-profit making provider of housing and care for old...

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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'...

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The Highway code from 1946

  • BCA - 2017.651
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  • 1946

This is the Highway Code from 1946. Well worth a look, particularly the hand signals and how few road signs there were

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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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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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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 ...

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Newspaper reports from 1950 and 1972

  • BCA - 2017.461
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  • 1950-1972

These two newspaper cuttings are from 1950 and cover a plethora of clubs and societies in Bampton including reporting on a dance in the WI Hall, the death of one of bowlers, a whist drive, a bridal peal, dedication of the British Legion Women'...

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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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Advert from the magazine "Illustrated" September 15th 1951

  • BCA - 2017.357
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  • September 15th 1951

This is a page out of a magazine called "Illustrated" for September 15th 1951 and was advertising The Standard Vanguard. It shows Bampton Morris Men dancing outside the Elephant and Castle on Bridge Street, Bampton with Jingy Wells on f...

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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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