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Bampton Brass Band, early C20th

  • BCA - 2019.2189
  • Item
  • early twentieth century

Bampton had a brass band in the very early days of the twentieth century. The picture of them playing outside the Town Hall was kindly lent to the Archive by Barbara Daw. At that time the arches of the Town Hall were bricked up as the space belo...

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Cromwell House in Cheapside, Hilda Kent & Margaret Howse

  • BCA - 2017.1236
  • Item
  • 1990s

Cromwell House is in Cheapside between Exeter House and The Old Forge. Hilda Kent lived there along with Margaret Howse after WWII until their deaths. Hilda did some research on the house and her notes are included in the pdf. They both worked ...

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The Beam: April 1990 vol. 5 No1

  • BCA - 2019.1884
  • Series
  • April 1990

THE BEAM APRIL 1990. VOLUME 5 NO1. THE TOPICS COVERED :-Morris dancing on Spring Bank Holiday MondayPrefabs built after WWII originally called Portel HousesParish council history and coming elections. The first meeting of Bampton’s Parish ...

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Bill Daniels and his family

  • BCA - 2018.1322
  • Item
  • 20th century

These photograph are of Bill Daniels as a 12 year old boy in the Mummers and as an adult in military uniform and in the Shirt Race. There are also pictures of his father Ernie Daniels and his mother. In the photograph of the mummers you can also...

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Mick & Doris Cleaver given award by Cancer Research UK 2014

  • BCA - 2019.1849
  • Item
  • 2014

Michael and Doris Cleaver received an award from Cancer Research UK in 2014 for their simply amazing work in raising funds for this charity for a combined 60 years of volunteering.They were given an honorary fellowship at the Cancer Research UK Fl...

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Show program and schedule, Bampton Horticultural Soc 1980

  • BCA - 2017.1276
  • Item
  • 1980

This is the Show guide produced by the Bampton Horticultural Society for their Flower and Produce Show August 9th 1980 and their Autumn Show October 4th 1980. Apart from seeing all the classes that can be entered, it is also interesting to see wh...

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1986 British Legion Fete, two of the floats

  • BCA - 2019.1755
  • Item
  • 1986

Carnival Queen from Bampton C of E School for the British Legion fête, 1986, Bridge Street and another of the floats.

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Newspaper cuttings from 1958 to 1973

  • BCA - 2018.1363
  • Item
  • 1958 1973

These newspaper cuttings are from 1958 to 1973 and are of very mixed topics. They cover:- ghosts of Bampton and the story of the great shirt race; Mr & Mrs Blaine licensee of the Talbot; Paul Bovington with his dog Crackers; Mrs Lucy Martin l...

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Midsummer Fayer June 21st 2008

  • BCA - 2018.1456
  • Item
  • June 21st 2008

The Bampton Community Archive organised a Midsummer Fayer for June 21st 2008. It was a lovely afternoon; Doug Read and Toby played a game of chess which was shown by humans in wonderful costumes playing showing the moves on a board pained on to t...

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Fiddles & Feet play and dance 2004, 2008 and 2012

  • BCA - 2018.1408
  • Item
  • 2004 to 2012

The pictures record Fiddle and Feet playing and dancing at the Midsummer Fayre held at Bampton Manor June 21st 2008 and before that, learning a new dance in the Village Hall. There is reference to their playing and dancing in the Market Square as...

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Fiddles & Feet in the Market Square June 2nd 2012

  • BCA - 2017.972
  • Item
  • June 2nd 2012

Bampton celebrated the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II through the day and evenings for four days from the Saturday 2nd of June. Fiddles and Feet entertained us royally in the Market Square in the afternoon of Saturday June 2nd with the dan...

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Rose Gerring, born December 12th 1923, died September 2013

  • BCA - 2017.448
  • Item
  • Dec 12th 1923 to July 16th 2013

Bampton was very much enriched by the life of Rose Gerring because she took such an active part in so many areas and you can read about them in the eulogy. The two photographs - one was taken just post WWII at her home Sandford House and the othe...

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WI Drama Group perform Aladdin. March 7th 1975

  • BCA - 2017.751
  • Item
  • 1975

The Women's Institute chose Aladdin for their annual pantomime in 1975. Carol Court played Aladdin; the princess by Sally Verdon, Sylvia Barney played Widow Twanky, Edna Amos was the Wicked Uncle, Ann Irvin was Sing-Sing and Audrey Court was...

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A collection of Old Time Bampton Places and a few People

  • BCA - 2018.1361
  • Item
  • C20th

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

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

  • BCA - 2018.1319
  • Item
  • 1962

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

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Filmed interviews with Bampton people by Bampton Community Archive

  • BCA - 2017.1288
  • Item
  • 2006-2015

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

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June & Graham Taylor's scrapbook

  • BCA - 2017.1274
  • Item
  • 1951-1957

June and Graham have kept a scrapbook of various events in their life and these pages offer a few of them. It begins with their Golden Wedding Anniversary card of September 4th 2004 which was a lovely event celebrated with their family and friend...

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Should campanology (bellringing) be reclassified as a sport?

  • BCA - 2017.1272
  • Item
  • February 2016

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

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Partnership working agreement relating to Bampton Library December 17th 2013

  • BCA - 2017.1238
  • Item
  • December 17th 2013

It took several years but finally, a partnership working agreement relating to Bampton Library December 17th 2013 was drawn up and signed between Oxfordshire County Council and Library Support. It includes Conditions of Agreement between Oxfordsh...

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SPAJERS Donkey Derby 2017 in Sandfords Field

  • BCA - 2017.1195
  • Item
  • August 28th 2017

The SPAJERS (Society for the Preservation of Ancient Junketing) organise a Donkey Derby in Sandfords Field on August Bank Holiday Monday each year. It is one of their main fundraising events which enable them to take two coaches of senior citizen...

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Kit Jackson's photographs

  • BCA - 2017.1192
  • Item
  • C20th

These photographs are all from Kit Jackson's collection. Kit took photographs for most of her adult life. There are several of her family members plus WWII soldiers probably billeted in Bampton, school classes from the 1970s when she worked...

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Clanfield & Bampton Historical Society AGM & Dinner 2013

  • BCA - 2017.1062
  • Item
  • June 18th 2013

Originally, it was the Clanfield Historical Society but their numbers were just too small to make it viable and as Bampton did not have its own historical society, we were invited to join and it's been a great success. We three talks Sept-No...

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Witney Gazette. Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.1030
  • Item
  • June 5th 2012

The Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Bampton for Queen Elizabeth II last four days, from the Saturday to the games and barn dance on Tuesday. A special mug was created to give to all children as a keep-sake and the design was done by Keira Gilbert...

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Morris Dancing Day May 30th 2011

  • BCA - 2017.1017
  • Item
  • 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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Diamond Jubilee Barn Dance in the Market Square June 5th 2012

  • BCA - 2017.966
  • Item
  • June 5th 2012

Bampton celebrated the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II with four days of wonderful activities ending with a great barn dance in the Market Square and the rain finally stopped so everyone had a great time. The caller was Mathew Green and the...

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

  • BCA - 2017.1000
  • Item
  • November 28th 2014

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

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Bampton Brass Band 1908

  • BCA - 2017.996
  • Item
  • 1908

This is a photograph of Bampton Brass Band. Henry Taunt was the organist at St Mary's; he did not play a brass instrument but he was asked to be their conductor. I believe the man in the bowler hat is Henry Taunt. He lived at the Elms and ...

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Diamond Jubilee Games in the Sports Field Diamond June 5th 2012

  • BCA - 2017.967
  • Item
  • June 5th 2012

As part of the four days of celebrations to mark the Diamond Jubilee of the Queen Elizabeth II games were held in the playing fields by the pavilion. Apart from races, many clubs were there to give people the chance to try their sport. The even...

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Save our Library big read-in February 5th 2011

  • BCA - 2017.954
  • Item
  • February 5th 2011

When our library was threatened with closure Bampton people rose up and protested. A big read-in was organised and a short talk outside the library by Kirsty Young, who lives in Bampton started the day; she was the first of many people, most quit...

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Dog Show in Sandford Field June 27th 2009

  • BCA - 2017.926
  • Item
  • June 27th 2009

The Methodist Church along with Hearing Dogs for The Blind organised a Dog Show which was held in Sandford's Field on a glorious hot, sunny day on June 27th 2009. It was very well attended and good fun was had by all.

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Donkey Derby, August Bank Holiday 2009

  • BCA - 2017.924
  • Item
  • 2009

The Donkey Derby takes place on August Bank Holiday Monday and is run and organised by the SPAJERS - The Society for The Preservation of Ancient Junketing - which exists to give fun to all while raising funds to look after the elderly of Bampton....

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Vesey room sitters' tea party at Friars Court, Clanfield June 30th 2016

  • BCA - 2017.915
  • Item
  • June 30th 2016

We have a really marvellous group of people who act as sitters in the Vesey room, which is part of the Old Grammar School in Church Close. They not only keep the room looking inviting with the exhibitions and Downton Abbey memorabilia but they wo...

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Morris Traditional Morris Men plan trip to America

  • BCA - 2017.361
  • Item
  • 1975

This newspaper clipping records the intention of the Bampton Traditional Morris side to dance in America. Sadly, it did not happen but they did do quite a bit of fundraising, one of the fund raisers being this 50-50 auction to be held on Septembe...

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An advert for the George & Dragon, c1980

  • BCA - 2017.802
  • Item
  • c1980

This advert was from one of the Horticultural Society brochures. Fred and Ileane Hammond ran the pub which was the headquarters for the Bampton Horticultural Society, Bampton and District Numismatic Society, Traditional Bampton Morris and the Bam...

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A History of The Bampton Mummers by Don Rouse 2009

  • BCA - 2017.758
  • Item
  • 2009

The Mummers' play performed in Bampton is one of only two that are 2-act plays in the UK. Don's account is very thorough and well worth reading. Don joined in 1948 soon after the play was revived after WWII and was in it for many decades.

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Articles about Bampton from 1954, 1971 and 1975 and one probably before WWII

  • BCA - 2017.733
  • Item
  • 1954-1975

These articles cover the topics of the nightly curfew, no mains drainage, Morris Dancing, the railway station which is two miles away, Count Munster, Air Marshall Sir Roderick Carr, Air Commodore A S Ellerton ADC to the King, Miss Taunt organist f...

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A Shirt Race in the 1970s

  • BCA - 2017.714
  • Item
  • 1970s

This picture is taken in Market Square to show the Shirt Race. However, at this time there was no porch built on to the WI Hall (now the Village Hall), No4 Town House is still a shop and the arch nearest downstairs of the Town Hall is open. The ...

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English Country Music Weekend in Bampton June 26th to 28th 2015

  • BCA - 2017.536
  • Item
  • June 26th - 28th 2015

The English Country Music weekend was a national event and held over the weekend of June 26th to 28th. The program tells you all about what was on offer. The facilities in Bampton were so much enjoyed that they chose to come back here again in 2...

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Ancient Order of Foresters entertainment program for Thursday April 13th 1893

  • BCA - 2017.650
  • Item
  • 1893

This is a program printed for the Ancient Order of Foresters for the program of entertainment on Thursday April 13th 1893. The printer was Mr Beard whose printing works was in the west side of the Market Square in the dwelling many people think o...

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Family photographs from Elizabeth Drury.

  • BCA - 2017.649
  • Item
  • first half of twentieth century

These photograph were sent to the Archive by Elizabeth Drury whose family had lived in what is now called Barn End in Weald Street. She also supplied the program that was printed by Beard, the printer in Bampton who had his workshop on the west s...

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Barn Dance in St Mary's September 2003 with the Woodpeckers

  • BCA - 2017.601
  • Item
  • September 2003

The Bampton firemen used their strength to move the church pews to the side of the church leaving a large, square space for dancing. We held a harvest barn dance in St Mary's in September 2003 accompanied by the Woodpeckers

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Should bellringing be classified as a sport?

  • BCA - 2017.576
  • Item
  • February 2016

For some reason, the question 'Should bellringing be classified as a sport?' exercised the minds of a few people in February 2016. These two articles give some thought to the question and it wasn't even 'silly season' for...

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The Mummers in the late 1970s

  • BCA - 2017.558
  • Item
  • late 1970s

This picture of the Bampton Mummers was taken in the very late 1970s and shows Bill Daniels. Ted Hunt, Don Rouse, Arnold Woodley, Albert Woodley & Frank Purslow on floor.jpg

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Death of Alan Clarke landlord of The Horse Shoe

  • BCA - 2017.556
  • Item
  • October 9th 2013

Alan Clarke, the landlord of the Horse Shoe died suddenly on Monday evening. Alan was a great supporter of many events in Bampton; his pub was the headquarters of the Bampton Traditional Morris Men; he was instrumental in helping to raise money f...

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Bampton Parish, A Village Appraisal 1998

  • BCA - 2017.534
  • Item
  • 1998

In 1998 another appraisal was carried out for Bampton - see also entry 2017.532 for the 1966 appraisal. The areas covered include 1. Household data 2. How time is spent 3. Education 4. Housing and development 5. Utilities and Public Services ...

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The Bampton Festival July 13th to July 20th 1985

  • BCA - 2017.539
  • Item
  • July 13th to July 20th 1985

In July 1985 Janet Newman and Sarah Wearne put together a brilliant festival of Bampton to celebrate 350 years since the Grammar School was built. These are a few of the items that Janet wrote to go with the exhibition and cover the subjects of 1...

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Postcards collected by Hilda Kent, all but one pre WWII

  • BCA - 2017.507
  • Item
  • first half 20th century

These 14 postcards were collected and saved by Hilda Kent and all but one denote pre WWII scenes. There is one from 1943 showing Stanley Matthews playing football for the RAF. Other subjects are the Queen Mary, a rocket driven bicycle, a stylize...

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Program for the Donkey Derby and Fete 2012

  • BCA - 2017.492
  • Item
  • August Bank Holiday Monday 2012

This is the program produced by the SPAJERS' Donkey Derby and Fete in 2012 and one raffle ticket

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Activities of the Royal British Legion

  • BCA - 2017.490
  • Item
  • 1950 - 1986

This is a collection of items all to do with the Royal British Legion. They include a photograph of the ladies circa late 1950s, Janette Keyte being crowned Carnival Queen in 1964, Janette again gamely being tipped out of a bed at the carnival, B...

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Newspaper reports from 1950 and 1972

  • BCA - 2017.461
  • Item
  • 1950-1972

These two newspaper cuttings are from 1950 and cover a plethora of clubs and societies in Bampton including reporting on a dance in the WI Hall, the death of one of bowlers, a whist drive, a bridal peal, dedication of the British Legion Women'...

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Newspaper reports of WI meetings c1971; photo of drama group 1924

  • BCA - 2017.451
  • Item
  • 1924 -1971

There is a wonderful photograph of the WI Drama group taken in 1924 which is a scene from 'Much Ado About Nothing.' The team won the Oxford Federation Cup in 1924 which had to be returned in 1925 but a replica of the cup was given to the...

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Booklet on several people and morris sides in England

  • BCA - 2017.351
  • Item
  • c1982

This booklet was probably produced in the early 1980s. It covers dancers and sides from Winster Morris, The Ancient Haxey Hood Game, Roy Harris the MC, Redimix band, Flett and Smith step dancers, Clinkscale Accordions Ltd., Tony Mannion, The Bacc...

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Leaflet with dates of Haddenham and Herga Ceilidhs to be held in 1982

  • BCA - 2017.262
  • Item
  • 1982

This little leaflet, produced late in 1981 lists the Ceilidhs to be held in Haddenham Village Hall in 1982, Buckinghamshire on the first Saturday of each month with July, August & September excluded and the Herga Ceilidhs held at the Royal Oak...

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