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Letters inviting Bampton Traditional Morris to Dancing England, Derby 1983

  • 2017-01-08
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  • 1983

A collection of two letters, one from John Shaw and one from John Young of Derby, Dancing England. They are inviting Bampton Traditional Morris Men to their annual event held in Derby and also asking for information about William Nathan (Jingy) W...

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List of Bampton Traditional Morris Men c1981

  • 2017.288
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  • c1981

This is a list of Bampton Traditional Morris Men c1981 plus people who regularly had a connection with the side. It is hand written by Dave Rose for Francis Shergold but does not have Francis's details on it

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Bampton Morris Men dance at Sidmouth.

  • 2019.2283
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  • 1980s

These are the Bampton Morris Men in the marquee at Sidmouth in 1999..Martin Carthy is centre front getting his guitar ready to play for them.Derek Schofield with the microphone.

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Morris Dancing on Bank Holiday Monday June 4th 2012

  • BCA - 2017.1008
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  • June 4th

Bampton Traditional Morris Men dancing on June 4th. I was only able to capture the early morning dancing but did make a film of the day's dancing which you can see at https://youtu.be/7hxrQ-c6-7Y

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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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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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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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February 23rd 1974 Letter from Arnold Woodley to all his team

  • BCA - 2017.1069
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  • February 23rd 1974

Trevor Hewett wrote"I was one of those who received Arnold's 'copy to each' letter. We had been to dance at The Albert Hall. Friday night, Saturday matinee and Saturday night performances, followed by an all-night session in t...

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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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Kit Jackson's photograph collection

  • BCA - 2017.1126
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  • twentieth century

These photographs were part of the collection belonging to Kit Jackson; they are of her family, Morris Men, work colleagues, buildings, billeted soldiers in Bampton, pigeon fancier, friends, school classes and the mystery tours she used to arrange...

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Morris Dancing, possibly 1913

  • BCA - 2017.1128
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  • c1913

These photographs are very likely to have been taken in 1913. The fiddler dancing a jig to his own playing is William Nathan Wells, better known as Jingy."If those photos are 1913 it makes some sense, given that the collector Clive Carey was...

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Alec Wixey with Roy Hewitt

  • BCA - 2017.1140
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  • 1980s

Alec Wixey on the left with Roy Hewitt Morris dancing with Bampton Morris Men

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Musician with the Bampton Morris Men

  • BCA - 2017.1141
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  • 1980s

Arnold Woodley, squire and fiddler with Frank Purslow on melodeon and a young Andrew Bathe on fiddle playing for the Bampton Morris Men. Myra Titchener and Sonner Townsend in the background.

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Musicians with the Bampton Morris Men

  • BCA - 2017.1142
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  • 1980s

Arnold Woodley squire of the Bampton Morris Men on the left playing the fiddle, Brendan Cassidy on fiddle in the centre and Frank Purslow on the right.

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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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Arnold Woodley & his musicians 1974 outside the Jubilee

  • BCA - 2017.1145
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  • 1974

Arnold Woodley and his musicians outside the Jubilee Inn in the Market Square in 1973. Frank Purslow on melodeon, Andrew Bathe on fiddle and Arnold on fiddle playing for the Bampton Morris Men

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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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Ada Tanner, Albert & Florence, around 1915-16

  • BCA - 2017.1204
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  • 1915-1916

This postcard was lent to the Archive by John Broxholme, who is a descendant. John said "As you can see the picture is well worn, but at least it survived as long as it did in France. Remarkably the creases have managed to miss the faces! ...

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Bampton Traditional Morris in the Market Square 1938

  • BCA - 2017.1222
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  • 1938

This photograph of the Bampton Traditional Morris Men was taken in 1938. They are dancing outside The Talbot Inn, with Brooking, the Outfitters showing behind them. The two musicians are Sam Bennett on the left wearing dark trousers and Bertie C...

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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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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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Arnold Woodley's men left his Morris team in 1974

  • BCA - 2017.1253
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  • 1974

Arnold Woodley dance Morris in Bampton all his life. He also played the fiddle and taught many people to dance. It was a sad day when Arnold and his men fell out when they went to London and danced at Cecil Sharp House. This is an account of th...

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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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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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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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Sound file of Constant Billy being played in 1987

  • BCA - 2017.1304
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  • 1987

This is a sound file of Constant Billy being played on the melodeon in 1987 for the Bampton Traditional Morris Men, early on Bank Holiday Monday while the dancers were in New Road.

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Francis Shergold tells whose dancing style he copied

  • BCA - 2017.1305
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  • 1987

Francis Shergold tells whose dancing style he liked very much and copied when he was learning to dance. Then we hear the Bampton Traditional Morris men dancing to Foggy Dew, one day in 1987. The recording lasts 3 mins.

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Bampton Traditional Morris Men dance Maid of The Mill, 1987

  • BCA - 2017.1307
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  • 1987

This recording of Bampton Traditional Morris Men dancing Maid of The Mill was made in 1987. It is preceded by Francis Shergold explaining that in his early days of dancing with Jingy Wells and the team, there was no pre-arranged rota for visitin...

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Francis Shergold talks about playing with Jingy Wells, 1987

  • BCA - 2017.1308
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  • 1987

In this sound recording Francis Shergold talks about going round to Jingy Wells' house and playing melodian with him. 'Coming Thru' The Rye' is played at the end. Total length 1 min 30 secs.

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23rd International Folklore Festival, Sidmouth July 29th-Aug 5th 1977

  • BCA - 2017.248
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  • 1977

These pages give detailed information about the Festival for anyone attending plus the program of workshops and forthcoming trips. While Bampton Morris was not one of the sides attending in 1977 Francis Shergold did go privately.

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Program of the day for electing the Abingdon Mayor of Ock Street 1982

  • BCA - 2017.249
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  • 1982

The Mayor of Ock Street is elected each year by the residents of Ock Street and the streets which depend on it. The election traditionally took place on the Day of the annual horse fair, and nowadays takes place on the Saturday nearest June 19th....

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Program of Morris Dancing, May Morning in Oxford 1982

  • BCA - 2017.251
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  • 1982

A letter from Tony Davis of the Oxford University Morris Men detailing the program of dancing, where and when, for the 8 sides that will dance on May Morning 1982. Along with Bampton Traditional Morris Men there will be the Oxford University Morr...

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List of all types of accommodation in Sidmouth in 1981

  • BCA - 2017.253
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  • 1981

Each year there is a huge International Folklore Festival in Sidmouth and in 1981 this was the full list of local accommodation available and it was put together by the local council. Very usefully it also gives the contact details of each place....

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Letters from Garstang Morris Dancers re coming to dance in Bampton in 1982

  • BCA - 2017.258
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  • January and March 1982

A letter dated January 1982 from Roger Edwards the squire of Garstang Morris Dancers asking if the invitation to dance in Bampton on Bampton's day of dance was still extant and a second letter dated March 1982 confirming their delight at the ...

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Places where Bampton Traditional Morris are due to dance in 1981

  • BCA - 2017.264
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  • 1981

The program of itineraries where Bampton Traditional Morris dancers are to dance throughout 1981. The list includes Swindon Folk Club, The Eagle in Church View when Radio Oxford come to interview dancers, Empress of Russia in London, Hermitage in...

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Christ card from Taffy Thomas & Bridget Danley Dec 1981 to Francis Shergold

  • BCA - 2017.265
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  • December 1981

The Bampton Traditional Morris men had been amongst Folk Artist from all over the world at the International Folk Festival in Bra, Italy and they really got to know Taffy Thomas and Bridget Danley then very well. This is a Christmas card from the...

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Letter accepting invitation to Morris Party by Pete Cock and Vic Legg 1981

  • BCA - 2017.270
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  • 1981

A letter from Vic Legg to Dave Rose accepting the invitation to attend the Bampton Traditional Morris Men's party November 1981 along with Pete Cock. About 1980/1 Trigg Morris were guests on Bampton's day of dance. They will be coming ...

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Costumes of The Netherlands

  • BCA - 2017.270
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  • 1978

A booklet brought back to Bampton by Francis Shergold after the team danced at Leiden Folk Festival in 1978. The booklets shows several costumes typical of the different regions of the Netherland

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Dance venues of Bampton Traditional Morris Men May 25th 1981

  • BCA - 2017.278
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  • May 25th 1981

Each year, the Bampton Traditional Morris Men produce a sheet detailing the venues where they will be dancing and the times they expect to be at each one. This is the list for 1981

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Letter from Derek Schofield to Dave Rose May 14th 1981

  • BCA - 2017.279
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  • May 14th 1981

This letter from Derek Schofield to Dave Rose contained pictures taken by Derek and in the letter he asks Dave to give certain pictures to certain people. I do not have copies of the photographs to go with this letter.

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Invitation to a B-B-Que at the Fox & Hounds, Donnington (near Telford)

  • BCA - 2017.281
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  • May 1st 1981

This is a printed ticket inviting Bampton Traditional Morris Men to a B-B-Que at the Fox and Hounds, Donnington, near Telford, on May 1st 1981 where there was to be Roast Beef, Disco until midnight, Morris dancers and Country Music. It was arrang...

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Letter from Bob Elliot of Radio Oxford with a cassette tape of a program

  • BCA - 2017.283
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  • April 29th 1981

BBC Radio Oxford came to The Eagle Inn during 1981 and made a program about the Bampton Morris for their program 'Folk on Saturday.' This letter Bob Elliot accompanied a taped copy of the program sent to Francis Shergold for his Morris ...

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Letter of thanks from EFDSS March 3rd 1981

  • BCA - 2017.285
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  • March 3rd 1981

A letter of thanks for the performances of the Bampton Traditional Morris Men at the Folk Festival held at Cecil Sharp House in London 1981. Also a note of apology for not having put out the necessary badges for the men and a note with a cheque f...

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Letters from Marjolein & Tanya from Leiden to Dave Rose & Ann Titchener 1981

  • BCA - 2017.291
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  • 1981

Ghislaine Marjolein van Mullem and Tanya were two most delightful ladies from Leiden in Holland who were assigned as chaperones for the Bampton Traditional Morris Men when they went over to dance at a Folk Festival. They kept in touch with the Ba...

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Bampton Traditional Morris men go to Hermitage to dance Dec. 13th 1981

  • BCA - 2017.292
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  • Feb. 13th 1981 and Dec 13th 1981

On February 13th 1981 and December 13th 1981 the Bampton Traditional Morris Men went to Hermitage village, just south of the M4, at the invitation of Roly Brown, to dance. These notes and a hand drawn map refer to the two events

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Invoice for Safe Ride minibus to Empress of Russia, London

  • BCA - 2017.293
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  • February 26th 1981

This is the invoice for booking a minibus from Safe Ride in Ramsden to take the Bampton Traditional Morris Men to the Empress of Russia in London. The team often went to the Folk Club in this pub at the invitation of Reg Hall who played there wit...

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Notes by Francis Shergold for the Morris party November 27th 1982

  • BCA - 2017.296
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  • November 1982

This is Francis Shergold's hand written notes for the annual Morris party to be held on November 27th 1982. It records who is to be invited, who will supply what items of food and who will run the bar along with associated costs.

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Capital Share Acc. with Anglia for Bampton Traditional Morris Men

  • BCA - 2017.297
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  • July 12th 1978 to April 30th 1983

In the heady days when the Anglia Building Society was offering 14.64% gross for their Capital Share Account, the Bampton Traditional Morris Men had their money in such an account from July 12th 1978 to April 30th 1983. It was a good job our danc...

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"The Dancing English." booklet produced by the EFDSS probably in the 1960s

  • BCA - 2017.299
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  • c1960s

This booklet was produced by the EFDSS, probably in the 1960s but could be earlier. Adverts in the booklet are priced in pre-decimal currency. The forward reads: - "In the17th century we were known as The Dancing English and we still have i...

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Flyer from Bra, Italy from 1980

  • BCA - 2017.301
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  • 1980

This leaflet is in Italian and was brought back from Bra in Italy by the Bampton Traditional Morris Men when they were one of the acts taking part in their annual festival.

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An A4 brochure about the History of The Netherlands printed in 1976

  • BCA - 2017.303
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  • 1976

This is an A4 brochure of 14 pages detailing the history of The Netherlands, saved by Francis Shergold from when the Bampton Traditional Morris men danced at a festival in Leiden in 1980. It makes very interesting reading and has some lovely phot...

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Brochure of Loughborough Folk Festival 1978

  • BCA - 2017.304
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  • 1978

This brochure gives general information about the Folk Festival with features on Pete & Chris Coe, Mick Ryan & John Burge, Pete Castle, Bob Cann, Fred Jordan, The Clutha, Oscar Woods, Johnny Doughty, Cheviot Ranters, Jimmy Power, Frank Hin...

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Letter from Sidmouth Festival director to Francis Shergold

  • BCA - 2017.318
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  • November 4th 1981

A letter from John Dowell the Festival Director of the Sidmouth Folk Festival, written November 4th 1981 to Francis Shergold the Squire of the Bampton Traditional Morris men, inviting the side to dance at the 1982 Festival which will be July 31st ...

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Program of dancing in Bampton on Spring Bank Holiday 25.5.81

  • BCA - 2017.321
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  • May 25th 1981

This is a list of the venues and times where Bampton Traditional Morris Men will dance on Spring Bank Holiday May 25th 1981. The guest teams will be Abingdon Morris and Old Spot (Cheltenham.)

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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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