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Young men in Bampton's ATC c1950s

  • BCA - 2017.414
  • Item
  • 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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Airman, Reg Smith, married Albert Radband's sister, Beryl Joan Radband.

  • BCA - 2019.1959
  • Item
  • 1950s

Airman, Reg Smith, married Albert Radband's sister, Beryl Joan Radband.He was the brother of twins Peggy and Dolly.Godfather of Jamie Wheeler.Marion Paintin said "Joan and Reg had two children Linda and Michael who married my sister Sus...

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Jack and Godfrey Horne in fancy dress in 1924

  • BCA - 2019.1972
  • Item
  • 1924

Jack and Godfrey Horne in fancy dress in 1924.Godfrey Horne was killed in action in France. He was in one of the Guards regiments in WWII

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AGM of Bampton branch of the British Legion plus Women's section 1968

  • BCA - 2019.1917
  • Item
  • 1968

From a Local newspaper. Feb 1968. Report of the AGM of Bampton Branch of the British Legion along with the Women's section. President Capt C R Radclyffe; Chairman P Mathem; vice chairman E Spurrett; secretary John Quick; standard bearer W Jac...

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An evacuee family outside Bishops during WWII

  • BCA - 2019.1812
  • Item
  • WWII

An evacuee family including children outside Emmie and Eddie Foreshew's mother's shop which became 'Emmies' until Tom and Sylvia Papworth retired in 2012 and being unable to find a buyer for their business, the property became...

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Merchant Navy service book WWII

  • BCA - 2019.1791
  • Item
  • WWII

Merchant Navy service book.Club rooms for members of the British Merchant Navy, second floor of Seamen's Church Institute, 25 South Street, New York City.The club rooms were dedicated by the British Ambassador in March 1941

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Notification of medal awarded to Arthur Beckley WWII

  • BCA - 2019.1790
  • Item
  • WWII

Notification of medal awarded to Arthur Beckley during WWII. Arthur played a very active part in the life of Bampton also being a member of our retained fire crew for many years.

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George Butler and Albert William Edginton were half brothers

  • BCA - 2019.1777
  • Item
  • World War One

George Butler and Albert William Edginton were half brothers. Albert was killed in WWI March 26th 1917. One of George's sisters was Ada Alexandra Butler who married Frank Tanner.To see how they fit into the family tree, find Ada in this fam...

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Freda Bradley's father Fred Daniels

  • BCA - 2019.1771
  • Item
  • world war two

Freda Bradley's father Fred Daniels in military uniform, taken by Tanaka in Hong Kong during WWII.Fred was in Hong Kong in 1927 when his daughter, who became Mrs Freda Bradley, was born.

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Isaac Roderick Woodley and Rose Bunce

  • BCA - 2019.1738
  • Item
  • early twentieth centrury

Isaac Roderick Woodley born April 1888 married Rose Ann Bunce born 1883 in December 1909. Roderick was killed in WWI in France. This written account documents marriages after Roderick was killed.

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Mary Ellis, ATA WWII died aged 101

  • BCA - 2019.1682
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  • August 2018

Mary Ellis died in the summer of 2018 on July 24th. She was born in Langfield near Witney and was one of the first women to take to the skies in Spitfires and heavy bombers. She was a friend and colleague of Molly Rose OBE who was another ATA pi...

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I. M. Group sign at Ham Court

  • BCA - 2018.1645
  • Item
  • 1939 -1945

Since Matthew Rice and his wife bought Ham Court they have done a great deal of renovation all around the house. Surprisingly, this small piece of wood with the name I. M. Group dates from WWII. The company was based at Ham Court and they repair...

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Mary Ellis in the ATA during WWII died aged 101

  • BCA - 2018.1621
  • Item
  • August 28th 2018

Mary Ellis was a wonderful lady who flew over 1,000 planes including more than 400 Spitfires. She was born in Leafield near Witney and was a good friend with our own Molly Rose OBE who was also in the ATA. Mary was 101 when she died. The artic...

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Mr Bovington's safe return from the Falklands War is celebrated

  • BCA - 2017.562
  • Item
  • 1984

The photograph shows the joy and celebration of the return of Mr Bovington from the Falklands War - he is standing at the front of the group with his mother Yvette and they are surrounded by families who live very close to them in Bampton

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Witney and surrounding village prepare against bombing in WWII

  • BCA - 2017.1202
  • Item
  • June 7th 2017

Each week in the Witney Gazette Derek West writes an interesting article usually about somewhere or some one person associated with Witney. In this article he talks about the bombs that dropped in Witney and surrounding villages. While he does n...

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Pte William Johnson's granddaughter supports the Popply Appeal 2016

  • BCA - 2017.1194
  • Item
  • 2016

Pte William Johnson rescued a fellow soldier while under fire and having been shot in the leg. Sadly, the comrade he rescued died the following day but he was awarded the Military Medal and received a citation from King George V and the people of...

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Town Hall, the Drapers shop & The Talbot seen from Cheapside

  • BCA - 2017.1190
  • Item
  • early C20th

This picture was taken from the middle of the road in Cheapside. On the left is the Town Hall with nearly all the archways filled in; the two on the right in the sunshine were unblocked so the space inside could be used as a bus stop shelter a li...

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Instructions for wearing the ribbon; WWII medal

  • BCA - 2017.1090
  • Item
  • 1939-1945

This letter and piece of ribbon was sent to Dor Thompson, World War Two and explains how the ribbon should be used with the medal.

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Chris Timms in Navy uniform WWII

  • BCA - 2017.1057
  • Item
  • 1939-1945

Chris Timms was in the Navy during WWII and he's seen here with three other young sailors. He played cricket for Bampton.

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Death penny for Mr Dewe

  • BCA - 2017.849
  • Item
  • after WWI

The Memorial Plaque was issued after the First World War to the next-of-kin of all British and Empire service personnel who were killed as a result of the war. The plaques (which could be described as large plaquettes) were made of bronze, and he...

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Obituary for Frank Tanner, wife of Vera, father of Janet Newman and Jean

  • BCA - 2017.857
  • Item
  • 1980

Frank Tanner, someties called Perky was the youngest son of 'Buscot' Tanner died at his home in Colvile Close aged 85 on November 10th 1980. Frank emigrated to Australia before WWI, was called up into the Australian Army in WWI and was ...

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Oliver O. Collett special cocoa tins. World War One

  • BCA - 2017.746
  • Item
  • 1914 - 1948

Oliver Onesipherous Collett invented the Bampton Voiturette in 1901, the first motorcar to be seen in these parts. He also did his part for the troops abroad during WWI; people were collecting Christmas parcels for 1916 to send to the Bampton sol...

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When Bampton made a fool of itself - March 1900

  • BCA - 2017.727
  • Item
  • March 1900

Of all the events of the South African War none fired the popular imagination to the same extent as Baden Powell’s defence of the little town of Mafeking on the western border of the Transvaal. Its fate would have had little influence of the ulti...

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Thanksgiving For Victory Service 1945

  • BCA - 2017.674
  • Item
  • 1945

This is the Service program for the Thanksgiving Service for Victory held in 1945. As the service sheet was printed in London it was probably a standard service to be held across the UK

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I. M. Group Workshop at Ham Court

  • BCA - 2017.584
  • Item
  • 1939-1945

This sign saying I. M. Group Workshop was found at Ham Court - referred to as Bampton Castle sometimes - and refers to the workshop that was sited at Ham Court farm during WWII where Jeeps were repaired and sent back out to the services for use.

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Letter from 'Lofty' to Edwin Eley from Safad, Palestine October 28th 1947

  • BCA - 2017.661
  • Item
  • October 28th 1947

This letter is from some who calls himself 'Lofty' real name James F Morris and is to Edwin Eley. Lofty is in one of the toughest police forces of the time in Salha Police Post, Safad, Palestine and he makes a correct forecast that they...

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Ringing for the 60th anniversary of peace July 10th 2005

  • BCA - 2017.620
  • Item
  • July 10th 2005

On July 10th 2005 some of our Bampton bellringers celebrated the 60th anniversary of Peace by ringing the bells of St Mary's. Back row left to right are Hilary Openshaw, Carole Perry, Roger and Margaret Barns, Terry Gregory. Front row left ...

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Soldier on a motorbike 1917

  • BCA - 2017.567
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  • 1917

This is a photograph of a soldier in WWI uniform on a motorbike

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C130K Hercules retired from RAF Brize Norton October 30th 2013

  • BCA - 2017.564
  • Item
  • October 30th 2013

This article from the Witney Gazette records the last two C130K Hercules planes departing service at RAF Brize Norton. Members of 47 Squadron bade them farewell after 47 years of service.

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3 soldiers billeted at Home Farm WWII

  • BCA - 2017.413
  • Item
  • world war two

These three soldiers were billeted at Home Farm in Bampton during World War Two. Home farm is in the HIgh Street in Bampton. Sadly nobody knows their names

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When Bampton Made a Fool of Iself by J L H Owens

  • BCA - 2014.1483
  • Item
  • 2014

Newspaper clipping the Witney Gazette April 11th 1958.J L Hughes-Owens recalls a time during the Boar War when a Bampton resident got a telegram from his son in London saying Mafeking had been relieved. The townsfolk went wild with much drinking a...

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