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Invoice from Dr McCartney for Ruth Eley

  • BCA - 2021.2758
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  • October 1st 1947

This is an invoice from Dr McCartney to Mr & Mrs Eley dated October 1st 1947. Dr McCartney lived in Haytor in Lavender Square and ran his surgery from there. Mr Eley had been injured during WWII and he had an industrial accident after it, so...

Bampton Community Archive

26 County people on Queen's Birthday Honours list 2021

  • BCA - 2021.2753
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  • 2021

26 people in the county have been named in the Queen's birthday honours list. They include Professor Martin Jonathan Landray for services to Public Health and Science. Martin lives in Bampton as do both his parents who were doctors, his mot...

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Death of Darren Mitchell from Stanlake

  • BCA - 2021.2751
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  • 1988 to 2021

Although not a Bampton man, Darrell was often in Bampton along with his father and brother working at their window cleaning business, so he was known by many people along with his father and son. He was a lovely young man who had his first heart ...

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Tommy Gerring aged 99. 1922-2021

  • BCA - 2021.2749
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  • 1922 2021

Tommy Gerring, born in 1922, died on June 14th 2021 after a short illness. He was a lovely man who worked all his life and in retirement he worked for the benefit of others in many ways. Almost until the last he still played whist 4 times a week...

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Lynne Borrett June 1952 to May 2021

  • BCA - 2021.2748
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  • June 28th 1952 May 14th 2021

Lynne Borrett was a very faithful member of the choir at Saint Mary The Virgin for many decades where she sang alto. For several years she taught Janet Rouse the alto part to four hymns and an anthem every Friday in her own home. Originally, Lyn...

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Edwardian post cards, mostly to Alice Edginton

  • BCA - 2021.2742
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  • Edwardian era

These post cards were found for sale somewhere on the south coast by Carol. She took the time to find out where Black Bourton is and found this website and contacted us to see if we'd like the post cards. We are thrilled to have them becaus...

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Wedding of Miss Dora M Busby to Mr Gerald T E Unwins August 23rd 1930

  • BCA - 2021.2720
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  • August 23rd 1930

Newspaper clipping August 29th 1930. Miss Dora M Busby, only daughter of Mr I W Busby of Busby's shop on the corner of High St with Bushey Row (now called Strawberry Cottage) married Mr Gerald T E Unwins of Uppingham, Rutland. They were mar...

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Wedding of Edith and Harold Foreshew 16th April 1949.

  • BCA - 2021.2714
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  • April 16th 1949

Wedding of Edith and Harold Foreshew 16th April 1949. Edie was the sister of Emmie Papworth. Edie lived in a single story dwelling in Church View which was converted from the National School's kitchen and dining room at one time. Her home ...

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Natasha, father Tom and Tom's mother Emmie Papworth

  • BCA - 2021.2713
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  • c1982

This picture shows a young Natasha with her father Tom and Tom's mother Emmie Papworth. They are in Church View almost opposite Emmie's sister's house, Edie Foreshew. Tom is wearing his fire fighter's uniform.

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Marjorie Pollard OBE

  • BCA - 2021.2690
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  • 1931 1937

The three pictures show :-Women's touring team v Rest of The World. June 16th 1935Marjorie hitting, annual cricket match at Berkhamsted, Herts. July 31st 1931Marjorie Pollard at the crease. May 5th 1937Marjorie Pollard OBE lived at The Deaner...

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Buscot Tanner and his family

  • BCA - 2021.2647
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  • 1911 to c1935

These photographs are all of Buscot Tanner and his family. They show1. 1911 Jingy on fiddle, Henry Radband with cake, Charles Tanner in doorway his brother Buscot Tanner in No1 position, David Edginton fool2. Buscot Tanner and his wife Sophia, se...

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Emmie Papworth outside her Newsagents Shop in Bridge Street

  • BCA - 2021.2678
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  • 1981

This picture shows Emmie Papworth standing outside her newsagents shop in Bridge Street. Emmie was a much loved person and I never heard a bad word said about her and I never heard her say anything unkind about anyone. She was always smiling. L...

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James & Elizabeth Green 1904 Church View

  • BCA - 2021.2683
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  • 1904

The family tree and descendants of James Charles Green b.1838 who married Elizabeth Wing b.1839 and who both died in 1910 can be seen athttps://atom.bamptonarchive.org/index.php/9t45-72n5-n5k2There is a photograph here showing the family of James ...

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David Radband is mentioned in Dispatches

  • BCA - 2021.2674
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  • 2010

This is the citation to PTE David Radband when he was mentioned in dispatches for his outstanding and considerable bravery when the fighting and insurgency in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, was at its height in 2009. This cutting is from the Nove...

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Adrian Simmonds 2003

  • BCA - 2021.2668
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  • 2003

Adrian Simmonds' shop in the Market Square was like an Aladdin's cave. If there was something you needed he could nearly always find it somewhere in there. He also had the best supply of pet food for miles around. The letter of thanks...

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Rose Radband as Britannia

  • BCA - 2021.2665
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  • first half twentieth century

This is Rose Radband born in 1889 dressed up as Britannia. Rose was Trish Cassidy's great aunt. She was also Poppy Adlem's great aunt and Poppy said :-"This is my Great Aunt also she lived next door to us in Church view and came ...

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Vaccines flown to the Falklands from RAF Brize Norton

  • BCA - 2021.2661
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  • February 2021

3,000 doses of the Oxford AstraZenica vaccine have been flown by military aircraft to the Falkland Islands. The government has pledged to get vaccinations to all overseas territories

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Winifred Jones aged 94 beats covid-19

  • BCA - 2021.2659
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  • January 27th 2021

Winifred Jones aged 94 has beaten covid-19 and puts her recovery down to keeping fit with exercise and weights. Winifred is a member of the Bush Club.

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Death of Peter Lewis January 3rd 2021

  • BCA - 2021.2657
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  • January 3rd 2021

Peter Lewis died on January 3rd 2021. Peter came to Bampton when he was stationed at Radio Station Bampton, Royal Corps of Signals, Weald. He met Sylvia while station here, married her and they never left Bampton. He was an electrician and for ...

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Edith and Harold Foreshew 1949

  • BCA - 2021.2649
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  • April 16th 1949

This picture shows Edith and Harold Foreshew standing outside the Methodist Church in Bridge Street on April 16th 1949.

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Mr & Mrs Ted & Marion Lay celebrate their Golden Wedding

  • BCA - 2020.2384
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  • c1974

Marion and Ted Lay lived in Bampton all their married life and as Jamie Wheeler says"They were the loveliest people you could ever meet. I claim a slight family association as their daughter Marjorie married Jim Brooks. It was a second marria...

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Marjorie Pollard opens Kingsgate flats for OAPs in Aston 1976

  • BCA - 2021.2602
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  • 1976

Miss Marjorie Pollard OBE from The Deanery in Bampton officially opened Kingsgate flats for senior citizens in Aston in 1976. Mr Richard Godbehere was warden at the flats. Marjorie and Richard called in on Miss Joan Barton to see how she liked h...

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Christina James married Anthony Shurey 1974

  • BCA - 2021.2601
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  • 1974

Christina Ann James from Bowling Green Close in Bampton married Anthony John Shurey of Clanfield at Witney Registry Office in 1974. Best man was Richard Snook.

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Wedding of Neil O'Brien & Sarah Bisp September 27th 2003

  • BCA - 2021.2582
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  • September 27th 2003

The Wedding Neil O'Brien & Sarah Bisp September 27th 2003. The gathering is on Church Green on the south side of Saint Mary's.Di O'Brien is Neil's mother and was school secretary in Bampton for many years.

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Wenrisc Ward in Witney Hospital re-opens

  • BCA - 2021.2575
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  • 2015 2016

When the Wenrisc ward was closed in 2015 there was great concern locally that it may be permanent despite being told it was for refurbishment. It was with relief that it was reopened a year later.

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Brothers Jim and Dick Daniels c1940

  • BCA - 2021.2572
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  • c1940

These are brothers Jim and Dick Daniels. Jim is the older brother standing in the front in a scout's uniform. Dick is in the background. A few years later Jim joined the Air Scouts and did circuits and bumps and enjoyed it despite not liki...

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Win Jones aged 94 beats covid-19

  • BCA - 2021.2571
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  • January 2021

Win Jones aged 94 is a very remarkable lady. She works hard at keeping fit and that is probably what has helped her to get over being infected with covid-19

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Classic cars owned by Doug Read. Models 1924 to 1953

  • BCA - 2021.2568
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  • 1924 1953

Doug Read OBE (he gained the OBE for services to ploughing) was a huge fan of classic cars and owned several over the years. These are four of them and show1. Trojan Tourer 1924 model owned by Doug Read. Douglas Read driving, passengers David Hun...

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Stan Smith, reported missing in WWII

  • BCA - 2021.2564
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  • November 1st 1944

This letter, dated November 1st 1944 was send by Stan Smith's commanding officer to Stan's father informing him that Stan was missing but may be a POW. He was a POW and near the end of the was became one of the POWs who took part in the...

Bampton Community Archive

Adrian Simmonds closing his shop July 2010

  • BCA - 2021.2560
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  • 2010

We were all sorry when Adrian Simmonds had to close his shop. It was like an Aladdin's cave inside and he aimed to have 6 new things each week. There is a letter to the Bampton Beam here from Toby Hopkins and one from Adrian himself.

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James & Elizabeth Green and children C1902

  • BCA - 2021.2559
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  • c1902

This lovely photograph shows James and Elizabeth (nee Fox) Green with their children Lizzie, Harry, Jack, Jim, Rose, Fred and Percy taken about 1902.Harry, really Henry Arthur Green died in the WWI

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Funeral of Tom Smith aged 59 in 1969

  • BCA - 2021.2543
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  • September 1969

Tom Smith was the son of a gypsy Queen and for 1969, the number of people and cars who came to his funeral was a very memorable affair. To this day, locals call the bend just outside Bampton on the Bampton to Brize Norton Road 'Hoppy's ...

Bampton Community Archive

Freda Daniels as a young girl

  • BCA - 2021.2542
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  • 1930s

Freda Daniels was not quite 3 years old when she was dressed up to sell poppies in 1929. She was born April 13th 1927. The photograph of her sitting has '3 years old' written on the back.When she married she became Mrs Freda Bradley.

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Elsie Hughes in 1934

  • BCA - 2021.2540
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  • 1934

This is Elsie Hughes with three boys and a girl. Elsie had 2 daughters, Mary and Sylvia and one son Jim, so I'm not sure who the 4 children are. She was married to Len Hughes and the last place they lived and worked was the garage and shop ...

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Death of Edith Susan Quick nee Sheppard Sept 10th 2020

  • BCA - 2021.2534
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  • September 2020

Edith Susan Quick nee Sheppard died on September 10th 2020. Edie came from a Bampton family of several generations. Her husband John was the principal founder member of the SPAJERS, our charity which creates fun events to raise funds for local s...

Bampton Community Archive

Newspaper cuttings from 1986

  • BCA - 2021.2523
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  • 1986

These three newspaper cuttings are all from 1986 and cover the topics ofthe wedding of Margaret Pullin and Gary CartwrightComplaints about mess and rowdyism after the May Day Fair and much more council newsShirt race with pictures of several young...

Bampton Community Archive

Newspaper cuttings from 1985

  • BCA - 2021.2521
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  • 1985

These newspaper cuttings are all from 1985 and cover the topic ofthe wedding of Karen Dowley to Alan Day; Sheena Johnstone to Michael Ellis; Shirley Ann Biles to Charles Reginal Hewer all at Saint Mary's in Bampton350th anniversary of the fou...

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Newspaper cuttings from 1984

  • BCA - 2021.2520
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  • 1984

These newspaper cuttings are all from 1984 and topics covered includeJanet Newman gaining her Bachelor of Education degree from Oxford Polytechnic which is now called Oxford Brooks UniversitySaint Mary's Christmas Bazaar with pictures of Hild...

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Newspaper cuttings from 1982

  • BCA - 2021.2518
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  • 1982

These newspaper cuttings are all from 1982 and the topics covered includeconcern over housing scheme which would mean some tenants losing half their gardensDarby & Joan club, WI Club,Buckland Road to be closed for up to three months while the ...

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Newspaper cuttings from 1980

  • BCA - 2021.2516
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  • 1980

These newspaper cuttings are all from 1980 and the topics covered includeMorris dancingOur Youth Club members who took part in a 24 hour table tennis marathonBampton's first junior May Queen Tanya NewlandBampton Fair and Molly Cole's dol...

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Newspaper cuttings from 1974

  • BCA - 2021.2513
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  • 1974

These three cuttings are all about a trip from Bampton school to Paris with 39 children. John Coombes (incorrect spelling under the photo in the cutting) was one of the school staff who went with the children. One of the pictures shows Stephen B...

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Newspaper cuttings from 1972

  • BCA - 2021.2511
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  • 1972

These newspaper cuttings, all from local papers are from 1972. Topics covered includethe marriage of Richard Snook to Shirley Cranstonreports from the badminton club, football bingo, the bowls club, SPAJER's pensioners' party, the Darby...

Bampton Community Archive

Newspaper cuttings from 1968

  • BCA - 2021.2510
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  • 1968

These 9 newspaper cuttings are all from 1968. The topics covered includeDeputy county surveyor faces a barrage of complaints including roadworks in the Market Square, Village green areas being used as dumping grounds, badly sighted new road signs...

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Granny Poole from Workhouse Yard, Weald

  • BCA - 2020.2498
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  • early twentieth century

Workhouse yard in Weald was a row of 6 cottages, two faced the road and four went at right angles away from the road. The two which faced the road were demolished at least as early as 1968. Today, the remaining 4 cottage have been knocked into t...

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Jean & Peter Elliot and Maurice & Rene Wiggins

  • BCA - 2020.2489
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  • early nineteen seventies

This post card shows a picture of Jean and Peter Elliot who owned and ran the Talbot Inn in the Market Square on the left and Maurice and Rene Wiggins who ran the Horse Shoe Inn seen on the right.

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Drawings of Cyril Smith and Francis Shergold by Alan Beers

  • BCA - 2020.2488
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  • 1990

These two sketches were done by Alan Beers in 1990 and given to Bob West, who has kindly allowed the Archive to scan them. They are of Cyril Smith and Francis Shergold. Francis was squire of the Bampton Traditional Morris Men and Cyril had also ...

Bampton Community Archive

Doris June Cleaver. Funeral service program

  • BCA - 2020.2476
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  • July 2nd 1936 to October 15th 2020

We are here today to Celebrate the Life of:My Wife of 61 YearsDoris June CleaverJuly 1936 – October 2020 * * *Doris was a true Bamptonian, the daughter of local builder and part time firem...

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Robert Colvile jnr, a year after losing his wife

  • BCA - 2020.2471
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  • July 5th 2020

Robert Colvile jnr, born to Major Robert and Rosemary Colvile of Weald Manor talks in the article about losing his wife Andrea a year ago to a rare liver disease called autoimmune hepatitis. He has two small boys were at the time of Andrea's...

Bampton Community Archive

Dr Alan Cole's life story in his own words

  • BCA - 2020.2461
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  • 2020

Dr Alan Cole came to practice in Bampton in 1959 and was here long enough to have in some cases, looked after three generations of a family. He was 90 in 2020. His life story covers a part of world history that will not be repeated and makes a f...

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Funeral service for Rosemary Linnet Sanguine on Jan 16th 2018

  • BCA - 2020.2462
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  • March 1940 December 2017

Rosemary Linnet Sanguine was born on March 13th 1940 and she died on Christmas Day, December 25th 2017.Linnet lived in Thatched Cottage in Church Street after she inherited it from her father, Terry Crowley. Linnet was a great supporter of the Ba...

Bampton Community Archive

Postcard from Jan, Jasper & Andrew Walsh to Andrew West

  • BCA - 2020.2434
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  • 1986

This card was sent from Jan, Jasper and Andrew Walsh to Andrew West in 1986.Francis Shergold seen on the left, Terry Rouse centre the fool, Tony Daniels behind Terry. Jamie Wheeler playing the accordion.

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Drawing of Francis Shergold by Alan Beers

  • BCA - 2020.2427
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  • 1990

This delightful drawing of Francis Shergold by Alan Beers is dated 1990. Francis was squire of the Bampton Traditional Morris Men

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Francis Shergold's 80th birthday

  • BCA - 2020.2419
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  • 1999

All 13 photographs were taken during the celebration of Francis Shergold's 80th birthday. As well as Francis other people seen in the photos include Roy Shergold, Paul Goss, Rod Stradling, Bob Davenport, Bob West, Ted Poole, Martin Landray, ...

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Mrs Roger from Brook House, Bridge Street

  • BCA - 2020.2374
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  • c1960

Mrs Rogers lived in Brook House on Bridge Street where she sold sweets and newspapers. Bampton is 18 miles from Oxford and 18 from Swindon and somehow, Mrs Brooks managed to get a sugar allowance during WWII from both Swindon and Oxford which ena...

Bampton Community Archive

Obituaries for Colin Harold Bathe and David John Titchener

  • BCA - 2020.2368
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  • 2011

Colin Harold Bathe died on May 8th 2011 at the age of seventy three. His close friend David John Titchener, widely known as Curly, preceded him by just a few months dying at the age of seventy six on January 20th 2011. Both were well known in t...

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Dr Alan Cole

  • BCA - 2020.2364
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  • 1970s

Dr Alan Cole was in the practice in Bampton for many years. In this picture you can see his on-call alarm in his top pocket.

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Constance Irene de Hamel Aug 10th 1916 to November 20th 2009

  • BCA - 2017.1075
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  • November 20th 2009

This is the funeral program from the church service for Constance Irene de Hamel. Constance did many things but is possibly best known for being a continuity announcer during WWIIThere is a sound recording of Constance talking about her whole wor...

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Children from Bampton School ready to sell poppies

  • BCA - 2020.2358
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  • 1998 or 1999

A group of five children from Bampton C of E Primary School ready to go out and sell poppies. Left to right they areHannah PearceTom BradleyDaniel BarrattLouise Hampton - became Mrs MustoeAndrew Licence

Bampton Community Archive

Full list of key workers whose children will be exempt from school closures

  • BCA - 2020.2357
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  • March 20th 2020

The outbreak of Coronavirus in 2020 has caused devastation to the way of life all around the world. New restrictions and advice were being given daily by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson and two specialist advisers each day at 5pm from the week b...

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2014. Sisters unite in requesting a public inquiry

  • BCA - 2020.2356
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  • December 2014

Witney Gazette December 3rd 2014. Sisters unite in requesting a public inquiry after each of their brothers died from starvation after their benefits were drastically cut.Cathie Wood and Gill Thompson, sisters to Mark Wood of Bampton and David Cl...

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The Dixey family plus their Morris dancers

  • BCA - 2019.1672
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  • Twentieth century

MO11EE - Morris dancing in Weald Manor in 1947. All people as you see them left to right - Jingy (William Nathan) Wells (fiddle), Francis Shergold, Bobby Wells (cake), Bill Brown, Bob Whitlock, Reg Whitlock, Ted Dixey, Fred Pettifer. Watching are...

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A letter of thanks from Adrian Simmonds to his staff

  • BCA - 2020.2340
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  • spring 2003

A letter in The Beam Vol 1 Spring 2003.From Adrian Simmonds thanking everyone who sent him cards and to June and Iris for keeping his shop running while he was in hospital (Adrian died 11 years later in February 2014)Adrian is seen sitting outside...

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Morris Men outside the Elephant & Castle c1924

  • BCA - 2020.2338
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  • 1924 or 1925

Bampton Morris dancers c1924/5 outside the Elephant & Castle.The sign over the pub door says Posting House, Horses, Carriages, Brakes. Personal attention given, Albert Townsend. The 3rd and 4th lines are hard to read which is a pity but it lo...

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The Eeles family, here and in Canada and some family trees

  • BCA - 2017.525
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  • various from late C19th

This photograph is of the Eeles family. There are pages about the branch of the family that emigrated to Canada, pension awarded to Ebenezer Eeles and his discharge certificate and pension notification and a form from the dispersal hospital centr...

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Evacuee children in Bampton enjoying games at Weald Manor

  • BCA - 2017.1298
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  • C1940

These children are all evacuees from Bow in London. Here, they are being given the fun of some games at Weald Manor.The young girl at the bottom front on the right is now Mrs Joyce Cotter, neé Chambers and the girl on the right of the middle row ...

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Mr & Mrs Harry Sollis from The Swan Inn, Buckland Road

  • BCA - 2019.1894
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  • c1951-1964

Mr & Mrs Harry Sollis owned and ran the Swan Inn in Buckland road for many years. In the last few years, Mrs Sollis ran it as a widow. Emmie Papworth, nee Bishop was a relative and adored Mrs Sollis; Emmie is seen with her in two of these pi...

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Stan Smith talks about his time as a soldier and POW in WWII

  • BCA - 2020.2334
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  • May 19th 2004

On May 19th 2004 a conversation between Stan Smith and Jo Lewington was recorded and this is a transcript of that conversation. Stan talks of his time fighting and then as a POW and finally on the long march west."The Long March was during t...

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Cathie Wood, sister of starved brother donates money to Mind

  • BCA - 2020.2331
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  • May 28th 201

Witney Gazette May 28th 2014.The sister of Mark, who starved to death after his benefits were cut, has donated the approx £500 she has received from the DWP between Oxfordshire Mind, The Green Party, the Biscuit Fund, Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary,...

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Paul Bovington with his lovely dog Crackers

  • BCA - 2019.1725
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  • 1970s

Paul Bovington with his beautiful dog Crackers. Nephew Richard Bovington said"The poor old dog never recovered from having his paw run over by a Land Rover."Paul was a lovely man, always doing things for others. His wife was Pauline , ...

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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...

Bampton Community Archive

Godfrey & Jack Horne as children, parents May & Ted, very early C20th

  • BCA - 2019.1839
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  • very early C20th

May & Ted Horne with their sons Godfrey and Jack, pre 1914.Four members of the Horne family fought world wars,A. HorneD. HorneJ. Horneand E. Horne who was killed in WWII. Edwin James Godfrey Horne in military uniform standing by his father T...

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David Niven, Cecil Robinson, Charlie Whiting, Michael Trubshaw

  • BCA - 2019.2317
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  • during or just after WWII

This picture is of 4 men who either lived in Bampton or were friends of Bampton people.L-R:- David Niven the actor, Cecil Robinson who sang in St Mary's choir, Charlie Whiting and Michael Trubshaw.Michael's family lived in Little Place a...

Bampton Community Archive

George Dafter snr

  • BCA - 2019.1724
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  • early twentieth century

This is George Dafter snr hoeing his vegetable garden. His son, also called George delivered the post in Bampton for decades and was loved by all who knew him.Richard Taylor said"George Dafter, the gentleman in this picture, my maternal Grea...

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Young men in Bampton's ATC c1950s

  • BCA - 2017.414
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  • c1950

These young men were in Bampton's ATC, probably in the 1950s. Some are named on the picture and if anyone can add more names or suggest corrections, do get in touch with the archive - the contact can be made from the Home Page of this websit...

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Emmie Hunt having a laugh with a pram used for the shirt race

  • BCA - 2019.2315
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  • later 1950s

Mrs Emmie Hunt having a laugh, sitting in a pram used in a Shirt Race. She is the mother of 'Rocky' ie Ernie Hunt and she's outside one of the barns at Castle View Farm in Bridge Street.She was affectionately known as 'Aunt Em...

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Bertha Waite

  • BCA - 2019.2307
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  • 1950s

In this picture Bertha Waite is seen with her bicycle on the Buckland to Gainfield Road.Bertha Waite was the sister of Harold Waite who was Marina Waite’s father.Harold was married to ? Morton who was the sister of Min Morton.Min was married to F...

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Plan for Witney to have its own hospital

  • BCA - 2019.2304
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  • May 18th 1972

Witney RDC (Rural District Council) announced Witney should have its own hospital by the end of 1976.Much more information within the article.

Bampton Community Archive

Ancient Order of Foresters Friendly Society certificate

  • BCA - 2019.2214
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  • late C19th to early C20th

Before our National Health System came into being in July 1948, people could pay a little each week into a club or Friendly Society and if they should find themselves unable to work through illness or accident, the society would give them enough m...

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Mr Govier, father of Bill and Alan

  • BCA - 2019.2209
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  • early C20th

Mr Govier work for Mr Wadman at Hobbs Buildings, the farm on the Brize Norton side of Bampton. He is seen here holding one of the bulls

Bampton Community Archive

Ted Dixey and his family

  • BCA - 2019.2208
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  • most of C20th and early C21st

Ted Dixey took a full part in Bampton life as a bellringer and Morris dancer. There are two entries on this website about Ted and his family and more detailed information can be found on the other one.Where information has been written on the bac...

Bampton Community Archive

Ted Dixey and his family

  • BCA - 2019.2207
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  • most of C20th and early C21st

Ted Dixey took a very active part in Bampton life. He was a Morris Dancer for several years as was his father. He learnt to bellring in 1943 when ringing was permitted again and rang to within a very few years of his death. He wound the weights...

Bampton Community Archive

Roy Shergold's home after the July 2007 floods

  • BCA - 2019.2206
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  • 2007

In July 2007 Bampton was hit by almost 6 inches of rain in less than 24 hours. Much of the village was flooded. Roy Shergold's home was inundated very suddenly. He told me that if Mary had still been alive, because she had to sleep downsta...

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Ernest Christopher Buckingham, killed in action Sept 25th 1915

  • BCA - 2019.2205
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  • September 25th 1915

Richard Buckingham said"My great uncle Ernest Christopher Buckingham. Private 9991 Ox & Bucks Light Infantry. He is mentioned on the Menin Gate memorial. Brother to Shadrack “Jack” Buckingham who used to live at 1 Spring Cottages, \Pri...

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Cyril Smith & Son Christopher rebuilding wall at Castle View

  • BCA - 2019.2196
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  • 2004

Cyril Smith and his son Christopher re-building part of the wall at Castle View, once Castle View Farmhouse on Bridge Street in 2004.Cyril could turn his hand to any building problem and was known for getting about Bampton with his bicycle and he ...

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Wedding photograph of Stan Hawkins & Mavis Horne

  • BCA - 2019.2187
  • Item
  • probably early 1960s

Stan Hawkins and Mavis Horne were married in Bampton. They had two sons David and Michael and they lived on the Aston Road.

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An Exhibition on some of Bampton's Families

  • BCA - 2019.2180
  • Item
  • September 2018

The Bampton Community Archive puts on three exhibitions each year which run for two months. In September 2018 Janet Newman put up a wonderfully researched exhibition on some of Bampton's Families. Family trees were printed out on scrolls fo...

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Funeral of George Collins June 29th 2018

  • BCA - 2019.2176
  • Item
  • Sept 22nd 1915 to June 5th 2018

George Collins and family came to Bampton in 1943 from Somerset when he bought Weald Farm. George lived to be 102 years old and was active almost to the last. The Archive filmed a conversation with George who talked about his farming life and yo...

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Brooks family in the twentieth century

  • BCA - 2019.1883
  • Item
  • twentieth century

Mrs Brooks of Mill Green showing a cross in the window to indicate a member of the family is away at war. WWI. She was the mother of Brannon Brooks and mother-in-law to Nellie Brooks who was the mother of Nan, Jim, Connie, Teddy, Bob, Nellie and B...

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Cycle ride to raise the need for a cycle pathway Bampton-Tadpole Bridge

  • BCA - 2017.245
  • Item
  • 1999

In 1999 there was a mass cycle ride organised to highlight the need for a cycle pathway from Bampton to The Trout Inn at Tadpole bridge on the Buckland Road. The bridge crosses the River Thames. Young and old took part but sadly, it did not lead...

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