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Covid-19 diminished Morris Dancing & Garlands Spring Bank Holiday 2020

  • BCA - 2020.2383
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  • May 25th 2020

The pandemic of covid-19 affected every aspect of the lives of people all around the world and the fun over the whole Bank Holiday weekend in Bampton should have started with the Shirt Race on Saturday May 23rd which had to be cancelled and the da...

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Sam Bennett from Ilmington in Warwickshire

  • BCA - 2019.1801
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  • 1950s

Sam Bennett. He moved to Warwickshire but walked to Bampton to fiddle for the Morris at Whitsun. He would arrive at Mr & Mrs Townsend's Castle Farm on Bridge St and announce 'I be 'ere'. To earn his keep, he'd stay ...

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Bampton Traditional Morris Men, May 2018

  • BCA - 2020.2464
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  • May 28th 2018

The first picture shows the dancers of the Bampton Traditional Morris Men who were out dancing on May 28th 2018.Two dancers were unable to dance that day, Martin Landray who broke his ankle two days earlier when taking part in the Shirt Race and G...

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Colin Knight 1943 to April 22nd 2017

  • BCA - 2018.1429
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  • 1943 to 2017

Bampton Morris Men in Glebelands in 1991. Colin Knight and the team with a painting of Colin dancing the Broom Dance.Bampton Morris Men. Colin Knight dancing the Broom Dance and Colin Bathe on melodeon 1989.Sam Bennett of Ilmington dancing the br...

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Traditional Bampton Morris Men, May 29th 2017 squire Lawrence Adams

  • BCA - 2017.1255
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  • May 29th 2017

The Traditional Bampton Morris Men squire Lawrence Adams, dance in Bampton on Whit Monday. The tradition had always been that men and boys dancing must have been born in Bampton or live in Bampton - few of these dancers fall into either category ...

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Sale of bric-a-brac outside Wychwoods in Church View. May 29th 2017

  • BCA - 2017.1258
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  • May 29th 2017

There are little sales of all sorts around Bampton on the late May Bank Holiday. Hundreds of people come into Bampton for the Morris Dancing and music so it's a good time to have such stalls. Martin is selling items outside his home on the ...

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Service of Remembrance for Ray Borrett April 1944 - May 2017

  • BCA - 2017.1150
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  • June 21st 2017

Ray Borrett played a full part in the life of Bampton. A Morris Dancer with the Bampton Traditional Morris Men for 50 years, a keen gardener at home and on his allotment, scientist, barn dance caller for many years, keen member of CAMERA and more...

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Bampton Morris Men 2016

  • BCA - 2017.1223
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  • May 30th 2016

This side is the Bampton Morris Men, dancing on Whit Monday May 30th 2016. Their Squire is Mathew Green who also plays the fiddle and in one photograph is seen dancing while playing, which is some Jingy Wells did in the early days of the C20th.

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May 29th 2016 Morris Dancing

  • BCA - 2017.1109
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  • May 29th 2016

The Bampton Traditional Morris men and Bampton Morris Men May 29th 2016 plus some of the visiting teams.

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Bampton Morris Men, May 30th 2016

  • BCA - 2017.1224
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  • May 30th 2016

This is the Bampton Morris Men side in Bampton dancing May 30th Bank Holiday 2016. Their fiddle players are Mathew Green, Squire supported by Trevor Hewitt. Gareth Knight is doing the broom dance. Mathew can be seen dancing a jig while playing ...

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Filmed interviews with Bampton people by Bampton Community Archive

  • BCA - 2017.1288
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  • 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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Bampton Traditional Morris Dancing May Bank Holiday May 25th 2015

  • BCA - 2017.1065
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  • May 25th 2015

The Bampton Traditional Morris Men dancing in the morning of May 25th 2015 as far as Ham Court. I didn't follow them beyond this venue so was not able to record the remainder of the day.

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Exhibition on the History of Morris Dancing in Bampton 2014

  • BCA - 2021.2595
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  • June 2014

A double page spread about the exhibition of the History of Morris Dancing put on in the Vesey room by Janet Rouse for the Bampton Community Archive June to the end of July 2014.

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Photographs of William Nathan "Jingy" Wells

  • BCA - 2017.1303
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  • 1950-2014

Four of these five photo show William Nathan "Jingy" Wells and the clothing he wore when playing and dancing. There's a picture of him sitting next to William Kimber and one of the Bampton Traditional Morris Men dancing Greeny Up a...

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

  • BCA - 2017.1061
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  • 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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William 'Bill' Ernest John Daniels. 1934 to December 2013

  • BCA - 2018.1355
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  • 1934 2013

Bill took a full part in the life of Bampton. He was a Morris dancer with Francis Shergold's side, the Bampton Traditional Morris Men. Just after WWII when he was 12 years old, he was one of the group of young boys along with Ted Hunt who g...

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Morris Dancing Day May 30th 2011

  • BCA - 2017.1017
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  • May 30th 2011

On a rather wet May Bank Holiday Monday, these photographs pretty well document the day of the Bampton Traditional Morris side dancing, but not all venues were photographed. There are a few photos of visiting sides and some of children watching.

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David John 'Curly' Titchener, Morris Dancer, fool and musician

  • BCA - 2018.1519
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  • 1934 to 2011

There is the funeral program for David John 'Curly' Titchener, February 13th 1934 to January 20th 2011, an obituary for Curly and for Colin Bathe, both life long friends written by Keith Chandler, photographs that include Curly and his M...

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Bampton Traditional Morris Men 2011

  • BCA - 2018.1578
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  • 2011

1. Toby Perry2. Alex Bone3. Joe Wright4. Simon Chatterton5. Tom Sargent6. Andrew Lloyd7. Billy Main8. Phil Walsgrove9. Darren Lloyd10. Martin Landray11. John Grout12. Tony Daniels13. Jamie Wheeler14. Jonny Shuker15. Craig Godwin16. Reg Hall...

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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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Bampton Traditional Morris, first dance after tea

  • BCA - 2020.2361
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  • 2009

The Bampton Traditional Morris Men had their tea in the old school in Church View for many years. In the last few years, they began a tradition of doing a dance inside, away from the public to get their legs going again but it was done without mu...

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Morris Dancing May 25th 2009 Bank Holiday

  • BCA - 2017.927
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  • May 25th 2009

Bank Holiday Monday 2009. The Bampton Traditional Morris Dancers start their day of dancing at 8.30am and apart from a stop for lunch and tea they dance through the day until around 8.30pm. After tea, their guests, usually three contrasting Morri...

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Francis Shergold, Squire of the Bampton Traditional Morris Men

  • BCA - 2018.1535
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  • c1940 to 2008

Francis Shergold took over as squire of the Bampton Traditional Morris Men from William Nathan 'Jingy' Wells. These photographs cover most of the years from about 1940 to shortly before he died in 2008.MO282C - Bampton Morris Men. Roy D...

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Sonner Townsend b May 24th 1914 by Keith Chandler

  • BCA - 2021.2747
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  • 1914 2008

Sonner Townsend, the son of Albert Townsend who first owned The Elephant and Castle and later moved across the road to run Castle View Farm, was born in 1914 and danced in Bampton Morris from the age of 11. These notes and accounts as ever have b...

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Lawerence Adams' morris side 2007

  • BCA - 2018.1599
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  • 2007

2007 the melodeon player is Steve Coad, and the accordion player Paul Smith. Behind Barry Care, Bampton Fool, the hidden musician is Tom Bower.Dancing in the set: Barry Care, Andrew Care, Robert Care, Jonathan Coad, Paul Fowler, Lawrence Adams, N...

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Bampton Traditional Morris Men's annual November Party 2006

  • BCA - 2017.638
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  • November 2006

For many years, the Bampton Traditional Morris Men have held their annual party in November and they invite members of the Swindon Folk club. Both organisations have supported each other since the folk club started up in the early 1960s and the m...

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May Bank Holiday Morris Dancing 2005

  • BCA - 2020.2424
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  • May 2005

These are photographs of the Bampton Traditional Morris Men dancing on Spring Bank Holiday Monday in 2005. The visiting guest Morris sides are Abingdon and Leyland Morris.

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Spring Bank Holiday Weekend 2004

  • BCA - 2020.2410
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  • 2004

These pictures all taken by Bob West, were taken in 2004. Many are taken in the garden of the Horse Shoe. Some of the people in the pictures includeBob WestTed PooleBilly MainMary Cook & brother Tommy TannerTony DanielsDave RoseAnn & Fr...

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Bampton Morris Men, squire Alec Wixey

  • BCA - 2018.1517
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  • 1971 2004

These photographs are all of the Bampton Morris Men under squire Alec Wixey and cover the period of approximately 1971 to 2004.MO1211 Martin Hewitt.MO16F9 Team photo in Glebelands. Roy Barratt used to take a picture like this each year to make...

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Morris Dancing Spring Bank Holiday 2004

  • BCA - 2020.2422
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  • 2004

These photographs taken by Bob West record some of the Morris dancing of Tony Daniel's side in 2004

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May Bank Holiday Morris dancing Monday 2004

  • BCA - 2017.614
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  • 2004

On May Bank Holiday Monday the Bampton Traditional Morris Men danced from 8.30am until approximately 8.30pm with stops for lunch and tea. After tea, the three visiting teams join in the dancing bringing new music and styles to the day.

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Spring Bank Holiday Morris Dancing 2004

  • BCA - 2020.2411
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  • 2004

These photographs, all taken by Bob West are of the Tony Daniels' morris side in 2004. People in the pictures includeCraig Godwin - who became squire after TonyMargaret BarnesLiz RoseMarian RouseBob WestAndrew WestBrian RouseRoger WestToby P...

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Morris Party November 2004

  • BCA - 2020.2412
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  • November 2004

These pictures, all taken by Bob West record the November Morris party of Tony Daniels' side, held in the Village Hall.

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Bampton Traditional Morris Men, May Bank Holiday 2003

  • BCA - 2020.2492
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  • May 2003

All these pictures of the Bampton Traditional Morris Men were taken on May Bank Holiday 2003. Dancers include John Shuker, David Townsend, Martin Landray, Cyril Smith, Billy Main, fool Ray Borrett and musician Reg Hall.

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Bampton Traditional Morris Men 2003

  • BCA - 2020.2442
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  • Spring Bank Holiday Monday 2003

A few photographs taken of the Bampton Traditional Morris Men dancing on Spring Bank Holiday in 2003.Musician Reg HallDancers Jonny Shuker, Toby Perry, Cyril Smith, Billy Main and Martin Landray. Ray Borrett the fool dancing the fool's jig.

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Lawrence Adams' side between 1983 and 2003

  • BCA - 2021.2692
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  • 1983 2003

A group of photograph of Lawrence Adams' side taken between 1983 and 2003img240 Policeman Steve c2003img241 2003img242 from Hilary Blanford. Double jig, outside Morris Clown. Lawrence Adams left, Barry Care and Darren Lloydimg243 from Hilary ...

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Spring Bank Holiday Morris Men 2003

  • BCA - 2020.2438
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  • 2003

Francis Shergold's side, the Bampton Traditional Morris Men on Spring Bank Holiday. Craig Godwin and Jamie Wheeler got their tankards for 25 years of dancing with the side, presented at Weald Manor.This was the last year Rod Stradling was on...

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The Bampton Morris Men 2002

  • BCA - 2017.1143
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  • 2002

What was Arnold Woodley's team, the Bampton Morris Men at Glebelands 2002. Back row L-R:- Ken Adams, Brian O'Rorke ,??, Paul Smith (accordion), ??, Laurence Adams (Squire), ??, ? Adams, Bill Fowler, Barry Care (fool) , ?? behind , ??, A...

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Sunday practice at the Horse Shoe 2001

  • BCA - 2020.2436
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  • 2001

The Sunday before Bank Holiday Monday the Morris sides in Bampton have their last practice. In these photos the Bampton Traditional Morris side can be seen in the garden of the Horse Shoe, their headquarters at the time. People include Reg Hall ...

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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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Morris pictures over several decades

  • BCA - 2017.381
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  • 1932 to 2000

This collection of photographs was found in an outbuilding behind the Horse Shoe pub. They range from Reg Hall playing the fiddle, Francis Shergold play the melodeon, the Bampton Traditional Morris side c1970, c1995 and 1966 and on the steps of t...

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Walking up Bushey Row on a damp May Bank Holiday morning

  • BCA - 2017.334
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  • early 2000s

This photograph was taken as several people walked to the start of the day of dance on May Bank Holiday. They are walking up Bushey Row and the group includes L-R Joseph Perry, Eric Stott, Francis Shergold, Dave Rose and Roger West. The morning ...

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May Bank Holiday weekend May 2000

  • BCA - 2020.2420
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  • May 2000

These photographs taken by Bob West record some of the activities of the late May Bank holiday weekend in 2000. Francis Shergold's morris side and visiting teams Sherbourne and Eynsham

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Colin Bathe, musician with the Bampton Morris Men

  • BCA - 2018.1481
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  • 1972-2000

Colin Bathe was a musician with the Bampton Morris Men for many years, but occasionally he would dance. He also went to Bra in Italy with the Bampton Traditional Morris Men in 1980. He was very good friends with 'Curly', John Titchener...

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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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Morris Dancing Spring Bank Holiday 2000

  • BCA - 2020.2409
  • Series
  • 2000

These photographs, all taken by Bob West at the Spring Bank Holiday day of Morris Dancing 2000. All but the last two are Tony Daniels' morris side, (now at 2020 under Craig Godwin). The next to last picture is of Sherbourne Morris and the l...

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Bank Holiday Monday Morris dancing 1999

  • BCA - 2019.2145
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  • Bank Holiday Monday 1999

Bank Holiday Monday 1999 Morris Dancing around Bampton and three pictures of a music session late in the day in the pub.Musicians are Reg Hall, Jamie Wheeler, John Grout. Squire Francis Shergold and cake carrier is Bob West.This is the Bampton Tr...

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Bank Holiday Monday 1999 Morris Dancing

  • BCA - 2019.2147
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  • Bank Holiday Monday 1999

Morris Dancing on Bank Holiday Monday 1999The Bampton Traditional Morris Men.There are two more collections of photos from 1999 at2019.21452019.2146

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Mathew Green's side Morris dance in Sidmouth

  • BCA - 2020.2365
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  • 1999

Mathew Green's Morris side, the Bampton Morris Men are seen here dancing in Sidmouth at their annual festival in 1999. Mathew is on the extreme left.

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Morris photographs taken in Francis Shergold's garden in 1999

  • BCA - 2017.333
  • Collection
  • 1999

These four pictures were taken in Francis Shergold's garden on May Bank Holiday Monday 1999. Along with Francis are Jasper (Oliver) Walsh, Billy Main, Joseph Perry, Martin Landray and John Shuker

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Francis Shergold & others May Bank Holiday weekend 1999

  • BCA - 2020.2408
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  • 1999

These pictures all taken by Bob West during the May Bank Holiday weekend in 1999. People in them includeFrancis ShergoldPaul GossRod StradlingBob DavenportBob WestMartin LandrayRuth WheelerAnn ShergoldDanny StradlingReg Hall

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Fun with photos up in the Horse Shoe

  • BCA - 2020.2433
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  • 1999

These two pictures were taken in the Horse Shoe, licencee Alan Clarke, probably in 1999. Ted Poole is in one picture but the other one shows fun had with pictures and captions.

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Morris Dancing Bank Holiday Monday 1999

  • BCA - 2019.2146
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  • Bank Holiday Monday 1999

Morris Dancing around Bampton on the late May Bank Holiday with visiting sides Manley from Rumworth and Chipping Campden.This is the Bampton Traditional Morris Men.There are two more collections of photos from 1999 at2019.21452019.2147

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Belgium. Boerke Naas. Sint Niklaas 1997

  • BCA - 2020.2426
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  • 1997

These picture were taken when Francis Shergold's side, the Bampton Traditional Morris Men were invited to dance in Belgium in 1997 at Boerke Naas. Sint Niklaas . Some of our dancers and musicians include Reg Hall musician, Bob West cake, Lia...

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Group photo, Bampton Tradition Morris Men, 1997

  • BCA - 2020.2382
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  • 1997

Over the last 10 to 20 years, a group photograph of the Bampton Traditional Morris men has been taken at Grey Barn in Queen Street and this one was taken in 1997. The dancers, fool and cake carrier are1. Francis Shergold – squire2. Peter Mathias3...

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May Bank Holiday Morris Dancing 1997

  • BCA - 2020.2406
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  • May 1997

The photographs were all taken by Bob West who carried the cake for the Morris for very many years. They are all of the May Bank Holiday 1997 Morris Dancing

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May Bank Holiday weekend 1997

  • BCA - 2020.2417
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  • May Bank Holiday 1997

These pictures were taken by Bob West during the May Bank holiday weekend 1997. People in the pictures include Ann and Francis Shergold, Reg Hall, Craig Godwin, Jamie Blackwell and other members of the Francis Shergold side.

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Bampton Traditional Morris Men's Party 1996

  • BCA - 2020.2376
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  • 1996

Each year, usually in November, the Bampton Traditional Morris Men had a party with singing and dancing and a lovely buffet. Swindon Folk Club members were invited along with a few other special friends associated with the side. These pictures w...

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Bampton Tradition Morris Men's Annual Party 1996

  • BCA - 2019.2148
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  • November 1996

The Bampton Traditional Morris Dancers held their annual party in November for years and invited the Swindon Folk club members to join them. When the Folk Club started in the 1960 the Morris side under squire Francis Shergold went to several even...

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Tickhill Gala Day 1996

  • BCA - 2020.2486
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  • 1996

This was Gala Day at Tickhill in Yorkshire. Bampton Traditional Morris Men, Squire Francis Shergold were three of the dance sides invited to take part along with Yorkshire Ladies side Yorkshire Chandaliers and the now disbanded Broadstone Morris ...

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Bampton Traditional Morris Men dance at Tickhill in 1995

  • BCA - 2020.2380
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  • 1995

Another much enjoyed visit by the Bampton Traditional Morris Men to Tickhill where music sessions were enjoyed as much as the dancing. Photographs by Bob West

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Bampton Traditional Morris Men at Bampton House, 1994

  • BCA - 2019.2168
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  • May Bank Holiday 1994

This photograph was kindly sent to the Archive by Graham Rose. His father, Bernard, took the picture in 1994 when the Bampton Traditional Morris Men were dancing on their lawn at Bampton House. Francis Shergold was squire of the side in 1994.Tha...

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Tickhill Gala Day flyer 1993

  • BCA - 2019.1808
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  • 1993

This was the first visit made by the Bampton Traditional Morris Dancers under Squire Francis Shergold. The side went up four or five more times over the years.

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