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Mick & Doris Cleaver given award by Cancer Research UK 2014

  • BCA - 2019.1849
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  • 2014

Michael and Doris Cleaver received an award from Cancer Research UK in 2014 for their simply amazing work in raising funds for this charity for a combined 60 years of volunteering.They were given an honorary fellowship at the Cancer Research UK Fl...

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Broad Street looking north in 1904

  • BCA - 2019.1767
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  • 1904

This is Broad Street looking north. The trees on the left were a gift from Mr Gerring who lived in Broad Street. Previously, there had been lime trees along the road but they'd had to be cut down. The council paid to have them planted.On t...

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Church Green from the west end of Church Street, 1980s

  • BCA - 2019.1754
  • Item
  • probably nineteen eighties

Church Green and St Mary's Church. Plane tree in full leaf. The alder tree was planted by Margaret Howse in memory of her Pekingese dog is hardly visible, it's a small tree on the right of the pathway to the gate and seen between the tw...

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Funeral of 12 year son of showman, 1912

  • BCA - 2019.1719
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  • 1912

The funeral of a 12 year old showman's son who died here in Bampton in 1912. There was a very large turnout of Bampton people in support of the bereaved family. The coffin is being pulled on a bier that is in the vestry (as of 2014) and the...

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A very old map of Bampton

  • BCA - 2018.1638
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  • unknown

This is a very old map of Bampton - New Road, Mount Owen Road and others have yet to be created.

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June 30th 40 people walked Bampton on a big clean-up

  • BCA - 2018.1625
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  • June 30th 2018

Almost 40 people set to and walked Bampton on a big clean-up on June 30th 2018. They did an amazing job. WODC leader James Mills joined in as did Ted Fenton the Witney West and Bampton county councillor. Maurizio Fantanto organsied the whole th...

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Jumble sales in the 1970s and 1980s

  • BCA - 2018.1598
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  • 1970s

Throughout the 1970s and well into the 1980s there was a jumble sale in the WI Hall - now called the Village Hall - most Saturdays and they were always well attended by regulars. There was nearly always a cake stall and bric-a-brac stall as well ...

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Phil Addison and Terry Rouse

  • BCA - 2018.1593
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  • 1934-2018

A couple of very dear old rogues - but then I'm biased. Phil Addison on the left, born 1934 and Terry Rouse also born in 1934. If you haven't read Phil's book about his 10 years in Bampton from 1940 to 1950 when aged 7 to 17, you&...

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Changes to recycling in West Oxfordshire

  • BCA - 2017.1199
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  • from October 2017

From October 2017 West Oxfordshire will have fortnightly collections of recycling materials and glass and general rubbish. A wheelie bin will be provided for all recycling except glass, which will go into one of the black boxes we have been using...

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

  • BCA - 2017.753
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  • August 25th 1972

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

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Annual Parish Meeting open to all in newly restored Town Hall 1973

  • BCA - 2017.748
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  • March 28th 1973

Mr Lloyd Hughes Owens welcomed about 85 people to the Parish Council AGM in the newly restored Town Hall in 1973. There is naturally a long list of items covered and it makes interesting reading 34 years on (2017)

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Parish Council report c1964

  • BCA - 2017.434
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  • c1964

Sadly, there is no date on this newspaper cutting but I think it will be from early 1960s. The main heading states that the fairground boss will be given the bill for cleaning up after the fair comes to Bampton. Other items - to have the whole o...

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Postcard: Church View

  • BCA - 2014.1454..15
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  • 2016

Post card of a view looking towards the church along Church View. Not a car in sight. The path down the right-hand side can't be that old because in the early C20th it was still an open ditch with stone slabs across to each gateway, but the c...

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When Bampton Made a Fool of Iself by J L H Owens

  • BCA - 2014.1483
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  • 2014

Newspaper clipping the Witney Gazette April 11th 1958.J L Hughes-Owens recalls a time during the Boar War when a Bampton resident got a telegram from his son in London saying Mafeking had been relieved. The townsfolk went wild with much drinking a...

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Broad Street c1920

  • BCA - 2003.768
  • Item
  • 2016

Broad Street looking north - the lime trees on the left are quite well grown after being planted about 1902 so the date of this picture is about 1914-1920. The Plough Inn is half way along on the right with a canopy over the door. The ladies feel ...

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