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Morris Dancing in Bampton in 2000, venues and times

  • BCA - 2019.2256
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  • Spring Bank Holiday Monday 2000

On Monday, May 29th, Bampton's three Morris sides danced throughout Bampton keeping alive a tradition that is several hundred years old. The leaflet was produced for sale at 50p to help people find any of the three sides at any time in the d...

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Carnival time with children on a cart

  • BCA - 2019.2237
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  • c1958

The British Legion used to run and host some great carnivals in Bampton and the children dressed up on this cart had a wonderful time. The names we know are1. Jean Elward2. Sue Hunt3. April Humphries4.5. Teresa Rouse6.7. Rosemary Ham8. Dorothy Ta...

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A few of the drama productions in Bampton

  • BCA - 2019.2209
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  • Nineteen sixties

Under the guidance of Hilda Pickard, the Drama Group in Bampton put on many excellent plays and pantomimes in the WI Hall, now called the Village Hall. This entry recalls just of few of them.MirandaOn The RoadThe Plot ThickensThere is a lovely gr...

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Bampton Brass Band, early C20th

  • BCA - 2019.2189
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  • early twentieth century

Bampton had a brass band in the very early days of the twentieth century. The picture of them playing outside the Town Hall was kindly lent to the Archive by Barbara Daw. At that time the arches of the Town Hall were bricked up as the space belo...

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Bampton Has Talent June 8th 2014

  • BCA - 2017.886
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  • June 8th 2014

In 2012 as part of the celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, an evening of entertainment was organised which asked the question "Has Bampton Got Talent?" Clearly it had and so in 2015 when a similar evening was organ...

Bampton Community Archive

Cromwell House in Cheapside, Hilda Kent & Margaret Howse

  • BCA - 2017.1236
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  • 1990s

Cromwell House is in Cheapside between Exeter House and The Old Forge. Hilda Kent lived there along with Margaret Howse after WWII until their deaths. Hilda did some research on the house and her notes are included in the pdf. They both worked ...

Bampton Community Archive

WOAA Spring Exhibition 1974

  • BCA - 2019.2115
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  • April 27th to May 31st 1974

Poster for the Spring Exhibition April 27th to May 31st 1974 which included works by Anthony Baynes, William Bunce, Laurence Fleming, Richard Hobbs, Claerwen Holland, Angela Mulliner, Charles Mussett, Margaret Ralston, Gary Woodley.

Bampton Community Archive

Easter Inquirer being compiled 1974

  • BCA - 2019.2140
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  • 1974

Helping to organise the layout of this year's Easter Inquirer were Daniel Porter and Matthew Phillips assisted by Mr Brian Winston, chairman of the scheme sponsored by the literature panel of the West Oxfordshire Arts Associate. 1973.

Bampton Community Archive

West Oxfordshire Arts Association (WOAA) Fair 1974

  • BCA - 2019.2137
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  • 1974

Don McNeil with some of his pottery figures on exhibition at the West Oxon Art Association's Fair. 1974Tony Handley demonstrating the art of country chair restoration. 1974

Bampton Community Archive

Opus 5 perform in Bampton March 17th 1979

  • BCA - 2019.2131
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  • March 17th 1979

With financial help from Southern Arts, WOAA were able to get Opus 5 to sing in Bampton. The professional singers :-John VickersJohn WilmanTrevor OwenRoger HemingwayAlan FairsThey have sung in Worcester and Gloucester Cathedral choirs, with the B...

Bampton Community Archive

Members' Exhibition Feb-Mar 1979

  • BCA - 2019.2130
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  • February 11th to March 3rd 1979

The poster advertising the members' exhibition to run from February 11th to March 3rd 1979. It was put on with financial help from the Southern Arts Association.Items created by 90 members were shown and for sale

Bampton Community Archive

Review of the exhibition held in the Gallery March 1977

  • BCA - 2019.2125
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  • March 1977

Two cuttings with comments about the exhibition in March 1977.Works by Ann Manly, T. H. Cooke , J. Martin, Michael Brockway, E. Baylis, Anthony Baynes and Audry Lintott are singled out for praise while others are deemed embarrassingly amateurish.

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WOAA writing competition 1975

  • BCA - 2019.2121
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  • November 1975

WOAA writing competition November 1975'Prose' for 14 years and under'Poetry' 14 years and over'Drama' 14 years and over and 14 years and under

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Southern Arts December 1975

  • BCA - 2019.2120
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  • December 1975

Inside Bampton Arts Centre; diary and review. Article by Brian Mulliner about the beginnings of WOAA.

Bampton Community Archive

Events catalogue for May, June and July 1976

  • BCA - 2019.2118
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  • May, June & July 1976

This is the little catalogue for May, June and July 1976 listing all the upcoming events.It also briefly list a few things that will take place in August, September and October 1976

Bampton Community Archive

WOAA Events in May, June and July 1975

  • BCA - 2019.2116
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  • May, June, July 1975

This is the events brochure for May, June and July 1975 and a cutting from the West Oxfordshire Standard July 25th about the exhibition called 'Jackdaw.' It included many items whose attraction or beauty was incidental to their purpose.

Bampton Community Archive

Events at WOAA August, September and October 1973

  • BCA - 2019.2114
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  • Aug, Sept, Oct 1973

The catalogue listing the exhibitions to take place in August, September and October 1973.John Birkhead - ChairmanAnn Manly - SecretaryMargaret Birkhead - PublicityN.J.B. Robson - Hon. TreasurerI.O. Welch - Hon. SolicitorThe panel members wereArt ...

Bampton Community Archive

Spring Exhibition April 27th to May 31st 1973

  • BCA - 2019.2111
  • Item
  • April 27th to May 31st 1973

This is the catalogue of the Spring Exhibition of 1973. There was work by:-Charles MussettClaerwen HollandAngela MullinerD. W. BunceGary WoodleyLaurence FlemingMargaret RalstonAnthony BaynesRichard Dobbs

Bampton Community Archive

A memoir of WOAA by Margaret Landray in 2013

  • BCA - 2019.2107
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  • 2012

In 2013, Margaret Landray who was a founder member of West Oxfordshire Arts Association, WOAA, which later became known as West Ox Arts, wrote her memoir of the Arts Association and this is her hand-written account. The association was the brainc...

Bampton Community Archive

How it all started - West Oxfordshire Arts Association WOAA 1973

  • BCA - 2019.2110
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  • 1973

The first exhibition of WOAA contained work by 14 invited artists and over 100 people came to the private viewing, not just from Bampton but from neighbouring villages like Holwell, Westwell, Swinbrook, Standlake and Harwick demonstrating the achi...

Bampton Community Archive

Gallery Exhibitions to come, January to April 2012

  • BCA - 2019.2106
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  • January to April 2012

This is a leaflet produced to advertise the forthcoming exhibitions in January, February, March and April 2012. The titles areColour, Pattern, RhythmNatural WorldCapturing The MomentLosing The ThreadPattern, Colour and Stitch in Textile Collage

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'Capturing The Moment' by Ann Manly and Dennis Harrison March 2012

  • BCA - 2019.2105
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  • March 2012

In March 2012 husband and wife Ann Manly and Dennis Harrison exhibited some of their work under the title 'Capturing The Moment.' Watercolours painted outside in Venice, Lagraville in France, Seatoller Bridge in the Lake District, Mete...

Bampton Community Archive

'Images of Elsewhere' by Ann Manly and Dennis Harrison November 1998

  • BCA - 2019.2104
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  • November 1998

Ann Manly and Dennis Harrison, husband and wife were founder members of WOAA which later became West Ox Arts. They produced a huge number of beautiful watercolour paintings, nearly all painted outside in many parts of the UK and Europe. Nothing ...

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'Drawn To Light' watercolours by Ann Manly & Dennis Harrison 2002

  • BCA - 2019.2102
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  • November 2002

Ann Manly and Dennis Harrison, husband and wife were watercolour artists with a very similar style and love of painting outside, in several countries as well as the UK. This exhibition of their work in November 2002 had pictures created in Venice...

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George Fox exhibits in the Gallery June 2006

  • BCA - 2019.2089
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  • June 2006

George Fox exhibited his paintings in the Gallery in June 2006. Subjects are all from nature, some with the hand of man both good and bad combined. He shows a nostalgic side; a darker and quieter mood; the changing face of landscapes brought abo...

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Award winning botanical water colours by Janet Callender. March 2007

  • BCA - 2019.2092
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  • February 2007

Janet Callender is an award winning water colour illustrator of plants and her work was on display through February 2007 in the Gallery along with mixed media artists Joy Perkins and calligrapher and botanical painter Isabelle Spencer.

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Let me tell you a story. January 2007

  • BCA - 2019.2091
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  • January 2007

Works by :-Korky PaulSue HeapMini GreySarah Garsonwere all aspects of an exhibition centred on storytelling for children. Korky did a talk and workshop, Mini and Sarah held a 'meet the author session. They are all active within The Story Mus...

Bampton Community Archive

Brien O'Rourke and his seasonal pictures.

  • BCA - 2019.2087
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  • December 2006

Brien O'Rourke was a Morris Dancer under squire Arnold Woodley for many years and the colours in one of his paintings are those of the ribbons and colours worn by the Woodley Morris side. His paintings depicting the different seasons show a ...

Bampton Community Archive

Inspiration from old Japan; theatrical masks

  • BCA - 2019.2075
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  • January 2005

An exhibition celebrating theatrical masks were on show at the Gallery thanks to Trading Faces Theatre Company.

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Stone and Wood Carving on display March 2004

  • BCA - 2019.2069
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  • March 2004

All the exhibitors are past students of Pat Elmore of Nutfield Lodge, Longcot near Faringdon. Some of the exhibitors includePat BannisterDavid BindonGordon DowellRon HolmesSheila LambertFranc MurphyElaine McElroyRon Holmes

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The beauty and majesty of trees January 2003

  • BCA - 2019.2036
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  • January 2003

A photographic exhibition on trees, not unsurprisingly called 'Forest' was put together by John Gillett the art director of SATES (Southern Arts Touring Exhibition Service).Paul Maple helped pupils from Bampton School see trees in a diff...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Mummers from 1946 to 2000

  • BCA - 2018.1368
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  • 1946 - 2000

Mummering has taken place in Bampton for at least 134 which is when Rev Giles mentions it in his book about Bampton. Don Rouse has written a far more up-to-date account which you'll find after the photographs. The names of the performers ha...

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A history of the Mummer's Play in Bampton 1948-2009

  • BCA - 2019.2041
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  • 1948 2009

Don Rouse took part in the Mummers nearly every year from 1948 until 2009. He has written this wonderful account of Mummering in Bampton

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Ann Manly and husband Dennis Harrison exhibit in the Gallery November 2002

  • BCA - 2019.2035
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  • November 2002

Local artists, husband and wife Ann Manly and Dennis Harrison held an exhibition of their beautiful watercolours in November 2002 under the title 'Drawn to Light'They have been exhibiting in the gallery for more than 15 years and their w...

Bampton Community Archive

6 Artists exhibit together in September 2002

  • BCA - 2019.2033
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  • September 2002

6 artists came together to show a mix of styles, techniques and media to show the range of the standard and work being produced by the members of West Ox Arts. They wereJuliet Dyer - potterMaureen Wilsker - potterRosengard Gunnel - photographerS...

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Exhibition called 'Divisions' in the Gallery 2001

  • BCA - 2019.2020
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  • 2001

The exhibition in 2001 was titled 'Divisions' and four artists showed their work.Felicity CormackJulie SmithKen OrganRichard MorbeyPaintings, drawings and sculpture in a variety media were exhibited

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Sticks of all shapes & sizes go on show at The Gallery January 2001

  • BCA - 2019.2018
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  • January 2001

An exhibition called 'Sticks' was put on in the Gallery in January 2001. Matthew Powell is seen arranging some sticks in the pictures. 33 artists were asked to provide a stick fashioned to his or her own style. The southern arts touri...

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Exhibition of Light & Shade November 2000

  • BCA - 2019.2017
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  • November 2000

Husband and wife Anne Manly and Dennis Harrison put on a wonderful exhibition of their paintings in water colour with the them of Light and Shade in November 2000. Subjects included scenes in Borrowdale and Ambleside in the Lake District, flower...

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Material Matters; exhibition in the Gallery Spring 1999

  • BCA - 2019.2003
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  • February 1999

West Oxfordshire Arts' spring exhibition 1999 included work by Salma, Jane Brearley, Janet Edmonds, Valerie Jeffries, Margaret Charlton, Denise Harrison, Jane Treavis, Gwen Hadley, Betty Murphy.The article about Betty Murphy who was 70 years ...

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Magical motifs by Louise Watson; exhibition April 1998

  • BCA - 2019.2002
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  • April 1998

Louise Watson had an exhibition in the West Ox Arts Gallery in the Town Hall in April 1998.She crafted exquisite amulets, sensual fruit cushions and various hand embroidered painting.

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Rich & Rare exhibition in the Gallery, Town Hall

  • BCA - 2019.2000
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  • February 1998

West Oxfordshire Arts hosted a wonderful exhibition called 'Rich and Rare' in February 1998. It was to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Association.30 master craftsmen displayed work in gold, silk, exotic woods and silver; forged m...

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East meets West at West Oxfordshire Arts Gallery November 1997

  • BCA - 2019.1993
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  • November 1997

East meets West in a different sense at the Gallery in Bampton Town Hall from November 1st 1997. It's the title of the exhibition featuring the work of Oxford based painter Neil Drury, famed for the vibrant colour of his still life works and...

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Art from all over the world at West Oxfordshire Arts Gallery January 1997

  • BCA - 2019.1987
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  • January 1997

Sally Proctor and Denise Davies are seen looking at some of the exhibitions in the January 1997 exhibition in the West Oxfordshire Arts Gallery. All the pieces on display are inspired by the members' travels around the world. Work by some o...

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A workshop for children at West Oxfordshire Arts gallery Nov 1996

  • BCA - 2019.1986
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  • November 1996

In November 1996 West Oxfordshire Arts held a workshop for children on the theme of Guy Fawkes called Sparklers, Rockets and Bangers.The centre's administrator Sally Proctor led the workshop along with Martin Bishop, Margaret Bishop and Clair...

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Vital showcase for amateur artists at West Oxfordshire Arts

  • BCA - 2019.1985
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  • October 1996

Four newspaper cuttings from October 1996 extolling the value of exhibitions for amateur artists at West Oxfordshire Art Gallery. The exhibits include oil and water colour paintings, jewellery, waistcoats and hats, stoneware and embroidery. This...

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Kathy Scott talks with Ann Manly & husband Dennis Harrison 1992

  • BCA - 2019.1983
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  • Oxford Times 1992

Kathy Scott from the Oxford Times talked with Ann Manly and her husband Dennis Harrison about their art works. They both love painting outside and despite Ann's failing eyesight caused by diabetes, she kept painting almost to the end of her ...

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Ann Manly & husband Dennis Harrison exhibit 90 pictures 1988

  • BCA - 2019.1982
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  • October 15th to November 5th 1988

In October and November 1988 Ann Manly and her husband Dennis Harrison exhibited 90 of their recent paintings, half done on location in a very cold Venice.

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Ann Manly & Dennis Harrison, Capturing The Moment. March to April 2012

  • BCA - 2019.1980
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  • March 11th to April 1st 2012

This exhibition in the West Ox Arts Gallery, in the upstairs of the Town Hall ran from March 11th to April 1st 2012 and was titled 'Capturing The Moment.'In 1973 John Birkhead set up WOA and Ann became its first secretary. Originally WO...

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Barn Dance held in St. Mary's Church in 2003.

  • BCA - 2019.1973
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  • 2003

This was a barn dance held in Saint Mary's in 2003 to help raise funds for the church. Bampton is lucky to have kept its retained fire service and the firemen and women very kindly move the pews both before and after the event. The Woodpeck...

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Cast and program of WI Drama Group; 'The Plot Thickens' and 'Babes In The Wood'

  • BCA - 2019.1946
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  • mid nineteen sixties

The Bampton WI Drama Group under Hilda Pickard put on many plays and pantomimes which were always brilliantly done and greatly enjoyed.This shows the cast members of Babes in The Wood and The Plot Thickens, two short plays done either side of the ...

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The Life and Work of Tony Page 1928 to 2015

  • BCA - 2019.1937
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  • 1928 2015

The Eulogy by Tony Page's son Martin, gives a full account of his life. For us in Bampton Tony was in at the beginning of the Bampton Community Archive and did all the printing for the charity up to his death. It was through Tony's shea...

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St Mary's choir boys on an outing to Southsea in 1947

  • BCA - 2017.1100
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  • 1947

In 1947 no girls were allowed in the choir at St Mary's which was quite normal in most churches at that time. In the summer of 1947 these 9 choirboys were taken on an outing to Southsea as a treat. Back row L-R Bill Daniels, Philip Addison,...

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Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp by the W.I. Drama Group

  • BCA - 2019.1885
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  • c1962

The WI Drama group put on at least one excellent play or pantomime each year for several years under the guidance of Hilda Pickard. This is Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp. The cast was1. Lynne Rouse2. Carol Hampton3. Sandra Foster4. Sylvia Barne...

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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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Bill Daniels and his family

  • BCA - 2018.1322
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  • 20th century

These photograph are of Bill Daniels as a 12 year old boy in the Mummers and as an adult in military uniform and in the Shirt Race. There are also pictures of his father Ernie Daniels and his mother. In the photograph of the mummers you can also...

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Show program and schedule, Bampton Horticultural Soc 1980

  • BCA - 2017.1276
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  • 1980

This is the Show guide produced by the Bampton Horticultural Society for their Flower and Produce Show August 9th 1980 and their Autumn Show October 4th 1980. Apart from seeing all the classes that can be entered, it is also interesting to see wh...

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Work of Alan Webb and his homemade gypsy caravan

  • BCA - 2019.1766
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  • 1990s

Alan Webb lived in one of the four cottages that make up Primrose Cottages in Cheyne Lane by the ford. He helped in the gardens at Weald Manor but he was also a skilled craftsman and artist. He made this delightful gypsy caravan and there are tw...

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1986 British Legion Fete, two of the floats

  • BCA - 2019.1755
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  • 1986

Carnival Queen from Bampton C of E School for the British Legion fête, 1986, Bridge Street and another of the floats.

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Janette Keyte, her family, drama, beauty queen and more

  • BCA - 2019.1700
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  • mid twentieth century

BADBAD and img457 and img458 and img472 - Brigadier Goadby crowning the Carnival Queen Janette Keyte at the August Bank Holiday in 1964. Janette had been voted Carnival Queen at a dance in the WI Hall the year before. The year that Janette was Que...

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May Queen 1993 at the May Day Fair in the Market Square

  • BCA - 2019.1698
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  • May Day 1993

This was the May Day fair in the Market Square in 1993. The May Queen Kelly Beckett was crowned and her two attendants were Anna Beckett with the blond hair and Lorna Henderson with the long dark hair.Wesley Smith from ITV Central news crowned th...

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Over 20 artists showcase their work at West Ox Arts, summer 2018

  • BCA - 2019.1687
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  • summer 2018

West Ox Arts, which uses the upper floor in the Town Hall in the Market Square, exhibited the work of over 20 artists in the summer of 2018 which included ceramics, textiles and print. The chairman is Sue Turner.

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Aladdin and The Wonderful Lamp by the WI Drama Group, March 1975

  • BCA - 2019.1667
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  • March 1975

The Bampton WI Drama Group put a play on once a year for many years under the directorship of Hilda Pickard. In this production, Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp, some of the cast members wereCarol Court as AladdinEdna Amos as the Wicked UncleSally...

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Jack and The Beanstalk by the WI Drama Group in 1976

  • BCA - 2019.1665
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  • March 1976

Jack and The Beanstalk was produced by the WI Drama Group in March 1976. Some of the cast includedJoan BuckinghamSylvia BarneyAngela CollettValerie AdamsBetty CollettPenny DanielsEdna AmosEve GodwinAnn Irvin

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Babes in The Wood by the Bampton WI Drama Group 1974

  • BCA - 2019.1664
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  • 1974

The Bampton WI Drama Group put on many plays which were all quite brilliant. Babes in The Wood was put on in 1974. The cast list includedJanet NewmanAnne MatthewsEdna AmosJoan BuckinghamCarol CourtAudrey CourtAnn IrvinAda TannerPenny ShergoldJoh...

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West Ox Arts holds an exhibition of the work of 20 of its members

  • BCA - 2018.1624
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  • August 2018

There are 180 members of West Ox Arts and 20 of them put the exhibition together to raise funds to keep the Association running. Each member pays £25 a year but more money needs to be raised to keep the use of the gallery and support local artists.

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Re-opening of the Town Hall after refurbishment 1972

  • BCA - 2018.1614
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  • August 1972

There are several newspaper items with people talking about the best use for the Town Hall once it is refurbished and then the Witney Gazette article documenting the official re-opening in August 1972 by Mrs M. F. Davey, accompanied by Lloyd Hughe...

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Prize Winning Poems from West Ox Arts

  • BCA - 2018.1613
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  • early 1970s

Sadly there is no date in this little booklet anywhere, but as the telephone number for the printer has just 3 numbers it must have been early 1970s.There are poems byCatherine Hooper which was awarded 1st prizeLiz Mathews, 2nd prizeHelen Oliver, ...

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Table top scenes created by Hilda Kent for Bush Club in the Horsa building

  • BCA - 2018.1590
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  • 1990-2000

Hilda Kent had many talents and one was to create the most delightful scenes in the foyer of the Bush Club when it was held in the unprepossessing Horse building. Every Wednesday she would create a display on the table and surrounding two walls a...

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Dutch Marching band 2008

  • BCA - 2017.689
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  • 2008

This Dutch marching band performed in Bampton for us in 2008. This was the Amigo Marching Band from Leiden. We also had a Stage Band from Leiden that played from a ‘Curtain sided’ trailer a few years previous at the Shirt Race. Bampton has enj...

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Warren Green, musician, teacher, organist at St Mary The Virgin

  • BCA - 2018.1547
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  • 1909 1984

Warren Essane Green was born in 1909 and died October 18th 1984. Warren was a great music scholar who taught music and played the organ at St Mary The Virgin church in Bampton for many years. His father was Edwards John Green was a builder and m...

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Newspaper cuttings from 1958 to 1973

  • BCA - 2018.1363
  • Item
  • 1958 1973

These newspaper cuttings are from 1958 to 1973 and are of very mixed topics. They cover:- ghosts of Bampton and the story of the great shirt race; Mr & Mrs Blaine licensee of the Talbot; Paul Bovington with his dog Crackers; Mrs Lucy Martin l...

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The WI Drama group in their performances

  • BCA - 2018.1531
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  • 1924 to 1973

Bampton WI put on plays from as early as 1924. One photograph records that 1924 group production which won them the Oxford Federation Drama Cup. The majority of pictures and programs are from the 1960s and early 1970s.untitl38 - Bampton Drama Gr...

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Oxfordshire Art Weeks, Bampton 2018

  • BCA - 2018.1526
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  • May 5th - 13th 2018

This leaflet was available for people to see all the places where Arts could be viewed in Bampton and exactly what type of Arts. This was Bampton's contribution for Art Weeks Oxfordshire 2018.

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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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Concert programs in Bampton in 1900 and 1902

  • BCA - 2018.1471
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  • 1900 1902

img853-4 2 pictures of the program for the Patriotic Concert of April 17th 1900. People taking part included Bampton String Band, Mr Staples-Browne, Dr Oates, Miss Edwards, Miss Gray and Miss Stephenson, Miss Mary Oates, Mr Edward Bond, Miss Maske...

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St Frideswide, A Legend of Bampton by Margaret Nettlefold of Bampton Manor

  • BCA - 2018.1463
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  • first half C20th

Margaret Nettlefold lived at Bampton Manor in the early decades of the C20th. I can't find why she wrote the play and if she had any group of players in mind. St Frideswide is reputed to have escaped capture in Oxford and come up the Thames...

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Midsummer Fayer June 21st 2008

  • BCA - 2018.1456
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  • June 21st 2008

The Bampton Community Archive organised a Midsummer Fayer for June 21st 2008. It was a lovely afternoon; Doug Read and Toby played a game of chess which was shown by humans in wonderful costumes playing showing the moves on a board pained on to t...

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Fiddles & Feet play and dance 2004, 2008 and 2012

  • BCA - 2018.1408
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  • 2004 to 2012

The pictures record Fiddle and Feet playing and dancing at the Midsummer Fayre held at Bampton Manor June 21st 2008 and before that, learning a new dance in the Village Hall. There is reference to their playing and dancing in the Market Square as...

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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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