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Church Clock mechanism

  • BCA - 2019.2097
  • Item
  • seen in 2006

These picture were taken in 2007 and show the electric motor which now drives the church clock. It used to be powered by weight and pendulum which had to be wound up twice a week along with the weight that drove the carillon. There is a picture ...

Bampton Community Archive

The old Carillon in St Mary's, Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.876
  • Item
  • February 2009

The old carillon had to be turned off permanently in the end when too many pins on the drum had fallen out and simply would not stay in place when put back. The resulting sound was not good. When the drum rotated, each pin in the drum would trig...

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Two vicars' seats, one each side of the chancel

  • BCA - 2019.2048
  • Item
  • c1985

There used to be a vicar's seat each side of the chancel and just beyond them, an extra row of seats for the choir. Back in the early 1980s these to vicars' seats disappeared and the front row of seating in front of the linen-fold pews ...

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

  • BCA - 2019.1973
  • Item
  • 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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The Bampton WI banner is housed in St Mary's May 21st 2014

  • BCA - 2017.592
  • Item
  • May 21st 2014

With the rather sad demise of the Bampton branch of the WI the lovely banner, made by Pat Barratt, was officially welcomed and hung in Saint Mary's in Bampton. One picture shows the diminished group of ex Bampton members attending the little...

Bampton Community Archive

St Mary's choir sing Evensong at Lichfield Cathedral April 18th 2015

  • BCA - 2019.1940
  • Item
  • April 18th 2015

On Saturday April 18th 2015 the choir from St Mary The Virgin, Bampton went to Lichfield Cathedral to sing Sung Evensong. Choir master and conductor David New, organist on the day for the choir was John Ridgway.Gentleman left to right Andrew Hiche...

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Service in the Market Square, early C20th

  • BCA - 2018.1479
  • Item
  • early C20th

I was given these to pictures in digital format when I took over being Archivist, with no indication of who lent them to the Archive to scan, what the occasion was or the date. If anyone can help please contact the Archive via the link on the fro...

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Invoice to Alec Townsend for burial of his wife Elizabeth Ann May 24th 1963

  • BCA - 2019.1920
  • Item
  • May 24th 1963

This is an invoice to Mr Alex Townsend of Ash Tree farm in Weald Street from the undertakers M Long and Sons after dealing with the body of his wife Elizabeth Ann Townsend.May 24th 1963.Cemetery fee £3,Vicar's fee £1,use of church and caretak...

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The induction of Rev. Derek Frost June 1976.

  • BCA - 2019.1913
  • Item
  • 1976

In June 1976 Rev Derek Frost became the new vicar of the newly created parish of Bampton with Clanfield including Aston, Lew and Shifford.One of the cuttings from the Witney Gazette June 1976 says ... History was made at Bampton on Tuesday of last...

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Bampton with Lew church news sheet for September 1951.

  • BCA - 2019.1908
  • Item
  • 1951

Bampton with Lew church news sheet for September 1951. Thoughts from Cyril C Kelway, vicar.Harvest thanksgiving service; copy of notice to be found in the church porch where the PPC invites applications for the post of Clerk and Sexton; the choirG...

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Bampton with Lew church news sheet for June 1951

  • BCA - 2019.1907
  • Item
  • 1951

Bampton with Lew church news sheet for June 1951. Letter by Cyril C Kelway, vicarTopics include Church spring-cleaning; Confirmation; Guild of St Mary's; visiting preachers.From the registers, Holy Baptism of1. Geraldine Mary daughter of Herb...

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

  • BCA - 2017.1100
  • Item
  • 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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Bampton - Country Life magazine July 26th 1946

  • BCA - 2019.1888
  • Item
  • 1946

This is the 2nd of two articles in successive issues of Country Life magazine July 1946. There are pictures of the Grammar School which now houses the library and the exhibition space called the Vesey room used by Bampton Community Archive and We...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton - Country Life magazine July 19th 1946

  • BCA - 2019.1887
  • Item
  • 1946

This is the first of two articles in successive weeks in Country Life magazine July 1946. This article talks about the architecture of Bampton with pictures of the Market Place, the early Victorian Town Hall, Morris Dancing, Lime Tree house, Thom...

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Cote Chapel needs £2,000 - article from 1953

  • BCA - 2019.1842
  • Item
  • August 28th 1953

This is an article from the Oxford Time August 28th 1953. It explains immediate repair is needed to the roof and ceiling of this delightful little church which was built in 1661.

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Sandford Field and the spire of Saint Mary The Virgin church, c1930

  • BCA - 2019.1838
  • Item
  • c1930

Sandford field looking north, circa 1930.The hedge has not grown up to hide 'Sandfords' (the house), and the area there contains two cottages, not just one large house.Field Cottage is the house on the right.The clearly defined path was ...

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Baptist Sunday School outing, Emmie Papworth on the left wearing glasses

  • BCA - 2019.1816
  • Item
  • c1940

Baptist Sunday School outing, Emmie Papworth on the left wearing glasses; Miss Dutton on the extreme right and Rose Bishop, Emmie's sister, next to Miss Dutton.Mrs Ivings next to Emmie Papworth. They are all making sure a large group of child...

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Mother's Union gathering c1990

  • BCA - 2019.1788
  • Item
  • c1990

This is a group of wonderful ladies, all members of the Mother's Union. The picture was taken about 1990 by Margaret Chaundy who was also a member.People in the picture includeMiss Mary Farmer who taught about 3 generations of Bampton childr...

Bampton Community Archive

Mothers' Union tea party

  • BCA - 2019.1779
  • Item
  • around 1990

Mother's Union tea party.Seated on the left is Miss Farmer who taught 3 generations of Bampton infants and died in Witney hospital in 2002.Seated right is Eva Deacon.Back row: Molly King from Clanfield, Vera Elward, Rose Gerring, Mrs Fowler f...

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Ancient path from south gate to Norman door of St Mary's

  • BCA - 2019.1761
  • Item
  • 1977

This ancient path runs from just inside the south gate to St Mary's up to the Norman door. Grass has been allowed to grow over it now so it is no long visible, which is a pity.

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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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Cobb House

  • BCA - 2019.1736
  • Item
  • 1946

This is the view seen from the gateway to Cobb House which is at the NW corner of St Mary's. It was one of three vicarages for many years. Bampton was a three portion village with one vicar based at Cobb House looking after Bampton Proper w...

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St Mary's church choir outing 1932

  • BCA - 2019.1711
  • Item
  • 1932

Choir outing from St Mary's church with Choirmaster Cecil Robinson in charge at Bampton and Brize Norton railway station in 1932. In those days, the choir was made up of men and boys only but on outings family members were invited to join t...

Bampton Community Archive

Funeral of 12 year son of showman, 1912

  • BCA - 2019.1719
  • Item
  • 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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Congregation leaving St Mary's, possibly 1901

  • BCA - 2019.1714
  • Item
  • 1909

This picture was probably taken in 1901 after a church service following the death of Queen Victoria in 1909. Almost everyone is in black. The picture will have been taken from a bedroom window of one of the Bourton Cottages.

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Flower Festival at St. Mary The Virgin Church

  • BCA - 2019.1692
  • Item
  • May 2018

The Flower Guild of Saint Mary The Virgin Church in Bampton holds a wonderful Flower Festival over the late May Bank holiday each year and 2018 was no exception.

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Bampton C of E school children visit the belfry of St Mary's Sept 28th 1987

  • BCA - 2019.1679
  • Item
  • September 28th 1987

Janet Newman, deputy head at Bampton C of E School took her class up to the ringing chamber for them to see how bells are rung. Most of them went up another floor to see the clock chamber and then up the ladder right into the belfry to see and un...

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Repair of the church steeple

  • BCA - 2019.1670
  • Item
  • 1994

Crowd gathering to watch the steeplejacks put the cockerel on top of the repaired spire. 1994. Dor Thompson in the brown cardigan and skirt at the front of the van and Janet Rouse on the extreme right videoing the proceedings.

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Ray Evans checking the lighting in the Crib for St Mary's

  • BCA - 2018.1644
  • Item
  • 1999

Ray Evans is seen checking the electrics to the Crib for St Mary The Virgin church in 1999. Ray checked all the electrics for the crib, tree and the star. He also made the star and he made the huge cross that stands in the chancel at Easter. Ra...

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Barbara Hunt nee Green's certificates for The Torchbearers & Junior Red Cross

  • BCA - 2017.887
  • Item
  • n/a

Torchbearers International (sometimes known as ‘Capernwray’) is a worldwide community of believers in the saving, transforming and indwelling life of Jesus Christ. There are currently 25 Torchbearers Centres in 20 countries on 4 continents around ...

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Advert and Parish Profile for new Vicar to come September 2018

  • BCA - 2018.1616
  • Item
  • spring 2018

Rev David Lloyd retired at the end of September 2017 and then an advert and Parish Profile was created. The first entry here is the advert and the remaining 19 pages are the Parish Profile which candidates would have been given. Rev Cannon Janic...

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Post for a talk by Professor Roger Jones

  • BCA - 2018.1607
  • Item
  • February 18th 2018

The Friends of St Mary's have recently been arranging a series of 3 talks, one in Feb, March and April to raise funds for the church. This poster was for the Feb 2018 talk entitled"The Graveyard Shift: surgery and body snatching at Guy&...

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Baptist Church in Bampton

  • BCA - 2018.1600
  • Item
  • mid twentieth century

The Baptist church was in the lane almost opposite Lime Tree House. It is now a private dwelling. Lyn Dunsby said:-"We used to go to Sunday School at the baptist chapel where Emmie Papworth was one of the leading lights. Mary Whit played th...

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Baptist Sunday School Christmas Party January 1964

  • BCA - 2018.1595
  • Item
  • 1964

Lyn Dunsby told us it was the"Baptist Sunday school Christmas party.Front row - Andrew Morton, Anne Morton, Susan Taylor, Gary Gerhard, Cathy Hicks, Lyn Wheeler, Michael Wheeler, Jimmy Wheeler, Doreen Gerring, Maurice Hicks.Second row Gwyneth...

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Lead stolen twice from roof of St Mary's in 2017

  • BCA - 2017.1230
  • Item
  • 2017

Lead was stolen from the north side of the aisle of St Mary's and the thieves came back for more about two weeks later. The lead was finally replace and water marked and a security system installed that would light up the roof and speakers w...

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Bampton Parish Church News 1903 and Aston plus adverts

  • BCA - 2017.1280
  • Item
  • 1903

Each month, St Mary The Virgin church produced a parish news sheet. The first page is January 2003 gives a round-up of news for 1902. It notes that the war in South Africa is now ended, King Edward VII was crowned on August 9th. Bampton suffered...

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The Friends of St Mary's, Bampton

  • BCA - 2018.1326
  • Item
  • c2000

When The Friends of St Mary's was formed, a little leaflet was printed to give people an idea of the special features of the church and it named the Patrons who were Sir Ashley Ponsonby Bt., KCVO, MC, The Earl of Donoughmore, The Rt Hon. Doug...

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Prayer during the Interregnum Sept 2017 to Sept 2018

  • BCA - 2018.1558
  • Item
  • 2017 2018

Rev David Lloyd retired and left St Mary's at the end of September 2017 and thus a period of Interregnum began and lasted until September 9th 2018 when Canon Janice Collier was inducted. This prayer cards was given out to the congregation to...

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The Graveyard Shift: talk by Professor Roger Jones

  • BCA - 2018.1559
  • Item
  • February 18th 2018

The Friends of St Mary's have recently been organising a talk on a Sunday in February, March and April and this was the talk in February 2018.

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

  • BCA - 2018.1547
  • Item
  • 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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Muffled peal rung for Major Robert Colvile July 4th 2008

  • BCA - 2017.871
  • Item
  • July 4th 2008

The bells were rung half muffled in memory of Major Robert Colvile on July 4th 2008. These pictures show the ringers and a group photo with Rosemary Colvile

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

  • BCA - 2017.904
  • Item
  • 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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Bampton Community Plan Report 2015

  • BCA - 2018.1470
  • Item
  • 2015

In 2015 most households filled in a questionnaire and this is a well-collated report of the findings. CONTENTS include:-Survey Coverage: Household QuestionnaireThe RespondentsTheir HomesTheir FamiliesIndividual QuestionnaireLiving in BamptonHousi...

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Bampton Classical Voices

  • BCA - 2018.1419
  • Item
  • December 2017

Bampton Classical Voices sang at St Mary's in December 2017 to celebrate the feast day of St Beornwald, the patron saint of Bampton who is so obscure that nobody knows who he or she was. Bampton Classical Voices was founded by Gilly French a...

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Terry, Janet, Keith and Brian Rouse May 29th 2013

  • BCA - 2017.1061
  • Item
  • May 29th 2013

Terry Rouse came to live in Bampton in 1943 aged 9. His father Reg Rouse had been farming in Somerset at Upper Langford and George Collins had a field next to the farm where Reg was working. George bought Weald farm and advertised for a farm man...

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Old Folk's Memories collected by Lloyd Hughes Owens in the 1970s

  • BCA - 2018.1364
  • Item
  • C20th

Lloyd Hughes Owens, headmaster of the National School in Church View up to its closure when the new school opened in 1960 was keen to capture the knowledge and thoughts of the 'Old Folks' of Bampton and this pdf is the result. It covers...

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Bampton Church Bellringers' savings book 1959-1972

  • BCA - 2017.275
  • Item
  • Feb 2nd 1959 - Aug 24th 1972

This savings account with the Midland Bank was used to earn interest on monies received by the bellringers, for ringing for weddings, who during the period of this savings account used the money to buy new ropes when needed and grease to lubricate...

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Old Time Bampton People by Lloyd Hughes Owens

  • BCA - 2018.1365
  • Item
  • 1970s

This album of 'Old Time Bampton People' was put together by Lloyd Hughes Owens in the 1970s. It's a wonderful collection of photographs and text covering topics and people - Bampton Fire Brigade; Morris dancers; William Nathan ...

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A collection of Old Time Bampton Places and a few People

  • BCA - 2018.1361
  • Item
  • C20th

In the 1970s Lloyd Hughes Owens collect together all the photographs he could find of old-time Bampton and a few of people. He put them together in an album along with explanatory text and you'll find the pictures and text here.

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Funeral of Ray Evans May 16th 1927 to Sept 2017

  • BCA - 2017.1217
  • Item
  • 1927-2017

https://youtu.be/nqnMaTmrykMhttps://youtu.be/iHEL-7BZEBcThe first one of these two YouTube films is of Ray talking about his training in Catterick and subsequent life working in the Royal Corps of Signals. When not working abroad, Ray was posted ...

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

  • BCA - 2018.1343
  • Item
  • 1920-2014

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

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

  • BCA - 2018.1319
  • Item
  • 1962

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

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Filmed interviews with Bampton people by Bampton Community Archive

  • BCA - 2017.1288
  • Item
  • 2006-2015

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

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Coffin Plate owned by Ted Dixey of Fisher's Bridge, Buckland Road

  • BCA - 2017.1283
  • Item
  • 2015

This coffin plate was found in the garage of Ted Dixey who lived at Fisher's Bridge in Buckland Road. Ted's close friend Jack Joyce was the local coffin maker and he may have given this to Ted, or Ted may have been given it as a memento...

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Should campanology (bellringing) be reclassified as a sport?

  • BCA - 2017.1272
  • Item
  • February 2016

“In February 2016 the hot controversy raging in the pages of The Ringing World is whether bellringing should be classified as a sport. If physical activity is the criterion there’s no doubt. Was it not proved on Monday April 27th 1868, when the ...

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Theft of lead, twice, from St Mary The Virgin Church, September 2016

  • BCA - 2017.1174
  • Item
  • September 2016

This article comes from The Beam March 2017 issue and documents the theft of lead, twice, from the north aisle of St Mary The Virgin Church. It also give details about the choir, Coffee & Co which began as a way of people forced out of their ...

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Details of the 8 bells in St Mary The Virgin church

  • BCA - 2017.1125
  • Item
  • n/a

This page gives information on the 8 bells that hang in St Mary The Virgin church - their diameter, the date they were cast and who made them.

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Appeal for the restoration of the bells of St Mary The Virgin

  • BCA - 2017.1122
  • Item
  • 2004

The leaflet was produced to explain what needed to be done with the bells of St Mary's and the costs involved. By 1629 Bampton had a ring of six bells, a very early date for a ring of this number. They were probably all cast, or recast, by N...

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September 19th 2016. Guttering over south aisle blocked, lead cracked in places

  • BCA - 2017.1113
  • Item
  • September 2016

Water getting into the church of St Mary's proved to be caused by sandbags having been left in the guttering, perhaps from when the roof was re-tiled but that's not certain. The workmen who worked on the roof took my camera up to take t...

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Dr Alan Gaydon's photographs of St Mary's

  • BCA - 2017.1080
  • Item
  • 1990

Dr Alan Gaydon was a churchwarden at St Mary's for several years. He photographed the church from inside to out, ground level to the roof and recorded the restoration of the top of the spire and re-guilding of the cockerel on the top. Rev A...

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Choir BBQ at David and Sarah Jane New's farm in Black Bourton June 12th 2016

  • BCA - 2017.1083
  • Item
  • June 12th 2016

David and Sarah Jane New invite the choir of St Mary's to a BBQ at their farm each year. David is organist and choirmaster at St Mary's. We had a lovely BBQ but had to beat a hasty retreat to the barn when the heavens opened. We all e...

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Choir activity day and BBQ at Glebe Farm June 6th 2015

  • BCA - 2017.1074
  • Item
  • June 6th 2015

David and Sarah Jane New own Glebe Farm in Black Bourton; David is organist and choirmaster at St Mary's and once a year he generously invites the choir plus relatives and any friends who may be staying with them to go to the farm for either ...

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Flower festival at Saint Mary The Virgin, Bampton May Bank Holiday 2015

  • BCA - 2017.1066
  • Item
  • May 20015

The Flower Guild put on a wonderful flower festival through the Bank Holiday weekend at the end of May and on the Monday they also sell sandwiches, quiche slices, cakes, tea, coffee and squash. The money raised ensures we have an excellent flower...

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St Mary's choir sing Sung Evensong at Lichfield Cathedral April 18th 2015

  • BCA - 2017.1064
  • Item
  • April 18th 2015

On April 18th 2015 the choir of St Mary's went to Lichfield to sing Sung Evensong. It was a lovely sunny day which made the journey a delight and several family members and friends came on the coach to enjoy the day.

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Flower Festival in St Mary's celebrating the London Olympics June 4th 2012

  • BCA - 2017.977
  • Item
  • June 4th 2012

Over the spring Bank Holiday weekend the members of the Flower Guild of St Mary's put on a wonderful Flower Festival in the church. They also work very hard all day on the Monday offering sandwiches, quiche, cakes, orange squash, tea and cof...

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Oxford Welsh Male Voice Choir sing in St Mary's

  • BCA - 2017.1042
  • Item
  • 2006

To help raise funds for the repair and enhancement of the church organ, the Oxford Welsh Male Voice choir sang in St Mary's 2006

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Flower Festival in St Mary's celebrating 'Our Passion in Flowers' May 25th 2014

  • BCA - 2017.976
  • Item
  • May 25th 2014

Over the spring Bank Holiday weekend the members of the Flower Guild of St Mary's put on a wonderful Flower Festival in the church. They also work very hard all day on the Monday offering sandwiches, quiche, cakes, orange squash, tea and cof...

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Parish Feast of St Mary's July 8th 2012

  • BCA - 2017.1009
  • Item
  • July 8th 2012

The church of St Mary The Virgin, vicar Rev. David Lloyd, held their Parish Feast in the grounds of St Mary's. It was much enjoyed and the little children thought the picnic great fun.

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Lighting the Christmas tree in the Market Square November 28th 2014

  • BCA - 2017.1000
  • Item
  • November 28th 2014

A Christmas Tree is put up in the Market Square outside the Post Office each year and the Parish Council makes sure there is more to the evening than just switching on the lights. The choir of St Mary's lead the crowd in a few carols, there ...

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Death of Captain Charles Raymond Radclyffe LVO February 1st 2017

  • BCA - 2017.999
  • Item
  • February 1st 2017

This entry includes the service program from Captain Radclyffe's funeral in St Mary The Virgin on February 21st 2017, the announcement of his death in the Witney Gazette and a fond memory of him from Don Rouse recalling when he, along with 10...

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Memorial to Harry George Benfield 11.11.42 in the Lady Chapel

  • BCA - 2017.992
  • Item
  • 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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Terry Rouse with Rev David Lloyd at the low altar 17.8.2014

  • BCA - 2017.990
  • Item
  • August 17th 2014

When Terry Rouse came to Bampton aged 9, he immediately joined the choir of St Mary The Virgin. His father Reg was a bellringer in the church. Terry has served St Mary's his entire life in Bampton. He has variously been a choir boy, bellri...

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January 29th 2012 Confirmation in St Mary The Virgin Church

  • BCA - 2017.981
  • Item
  • January 29th 2012

On January 29th 2012 the Bishop came and Confirmed 9 people in Saint Mary The Virgin Church. Ages were from youngsters to senior citizens, so a wonderful cross section of people; three girls, two ladies, three boys and one man. There was a lovel...

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Flower Festival in St Mary's celebrating countries of the World May 26th 2013

  • BCA - 2017.975
  • Item
  • May 26th 2013

Over the spring Bank Holiday weekend the members of the Flower Guild of St Mary's put on a wonderful Flower Festival in the church. They also work very hard all day on the Monday offering sandwiches, quiche, cakes, orange squash, tea and cof...

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Bampton Parish Church News January - December 1903 plus Aston Parish news

  • BCA - 2017.962
  • Item
  • January 1903 - December 1903

These pages are extracts from the equivalent of our present-day church Contact magazine. They cover each month through 1903 and here you can read about the restoration of the bells, the planting of the trees down Broad Street, the outings the cho...

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Bampton C of E Primary School children enact a royal wedding April 28th 2011

  • BCA - 2017.958
  • Item
  • April 28th 2011

With the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton due to take place on the following day, April 29th 2011, the children of Bampton C of E Primary School had the great fun of enacting a royal wedding. They went from the school in Bow...

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Building the scene for the first series of Downton Abbey. May 2010

  • BCA - 2017.942
  • Item
  • May 2010

In May 2010 Carnival Films created the scenery for filming the first series of Downton Abbey around St Mary The Virgin Church, Church Green and the Old Grammar School in Bampton. There was a wonderful fun fair created including a full sized helte...

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Flower Festival in St Mary's 2010

  • BCA - 2017.941
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  • May 2010

The annual Flower Festival in St Mary's is held each year on the May Bank Holiday when the town is full with people who have come for the Morris Dancing and the Shirt Race. It is the big fund raising event run by the men and women of the flo...

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