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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...

Bampton Community Archive

Amateur Radio Club on Lundy Island 1965

  • BCA - 2019.2165
  • Item
  • 1965

The pennant of the 3rd Squadron, 14th Signals Regiment, Bampton, flies over Lundy Island where the men from Bampton Signals camp have gone to operate an amateur radio station. 1965."It was a modified Marconi Diversity receiver using an RCA (R...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

Cromwell House in Cheapside, Hilda Kent & Margaret Howse

  • BCA - 2017.1236
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  • 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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Girl Guides in Bampton C1958

  • BCA - 2019.1855
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  • c1958

Helen Cadd wrote"The photo was posted over from America by Olive McCabe, nee Olive Peacock back when the photo was taken . Aunty Olive found the photo in a set of drawers she was clearing out."One picture shows the girls along with Jim H...

Bampton Community Archive

Dinner Party

  • BCA - 2019.2044
  • Item
  • early 1960s

This dinner party gathering in the WI Hall, now called the Village Hall, was probably in the very early 1960s. Sadly, we don't know for sure why the people were gathering but it may well be to do with the British Legion. Some names are on t...

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British Legion Christmas party gathering

  • BCA - 2019.2043
  • Item
  • early 1960s

These ladies were at a British Legion Christmas gathering in the early 1960s. They include1. Mrs Colvile2. Millicent Birch3. Edie Foreshew4. Mabel Dixon5. Kit Tanner6. Lucy Shergold7. Mrs Ellis8.9. Nellie Brooks10. Mrs Horne11. Ada Tanner12.13. A...

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Bampton Town Football Club 1910-11 season

  • BCA - 2019.2042
  • Item
  • 1910 1911

This old photograph shows the Bampton Town Football Club members in the 1910 to 1911 season. They includeBack row:- Mark Kerry, George Batts, Harry GreenMiddle row:- Fred Green, WAD Morris, Bill TannerFront row:- Fred Fox, F Robinson, Jim Pryor,...

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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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Steam engines stop in Bampton November 4th 2006

  • BCA - 2017.635
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  • November 4th 2006

On a lovely sunny November day in 2006 a group of Steam Engine enthusiasts stopped off in Bampton, Bridge Street to partake of some refreshment.In 2019 John Wharton told me ..."The steam engines were taking part in the Remembrance Road Run or...

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Bill Daniels and his family

  • BCA - 2018.1322
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  • 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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Exhibition on Cricket in Bampton, January and February 2019

  • BCA - 2019.1841
  • Item
  • January 23rd 2019

Anna Pitt put on a wonderful exhibition on the history of cricket in Bampton which ran January and February 2019. This is a double page spread about the exhibition from the Witney Gazette.

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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...

Bampton Community Archive

Football in Bampton, 1906 to 1966

  • BCA - 2018.1532
  • Item
  • 1906 1966

Bampton has had a football team all through the C20th and on into the 21st. These photographs and documents cover a period mostly from 1906 - 1966.BAFAAE - Bampton boys' football team 1912. The people are named on the picture and they includ...

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Arnold & Win Woodley at the Bampton Morris Men's Christmas Party in 1974

  • BCA - 2019.1737
  • Item
  • Christmas 1974

This shows Arnold and his wife Win Woodley at the Bampton Morris Men's Christmas Party in 1974, in the WI Hall. On the left behind is Angela Collett and the boy on the right is John Buckingham. People in the photographs are Win and Arnold W...

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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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1991 May Queen Julie Kelman, May Day fair, grand weigh-in & club dinner

  • BCA - 2019.1702
  • Item
  • 1991

People named in the pictures from the 1991 Pumpkin Club May Queen, Julie Kelman, and the grand weigh-in and club dinner are :-Alan & Gertie JordanAlice PeacockAmy MillsAnne JacksonArnold & Wyn WoodleyCharlotte KertonChris PratleyCraig Crip...

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Pandora the steam engine

  • BCA - 2019.1658
  • Item
  • 1952

An email from Fenella Gray the daughter of John Quick."Yes its my dad. It is probably at Appleford ... he only got Pandora in 1951 and she was a mess found in a ditch in Weald somewhere. With his friends he brought it back to the Gasworks; ...

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Hunt meet at Weald Manor 2003 and January 5th 2004

  • BCA - 2017.612
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  • January 5th 2004

On January 5th 2004 the hunt met at Weald Manor. They usually meet the Monday before Christmas but the weather meant that meet had to be cancelled and rescheduled. They met in 2003 in the new year too.In the photos taken early C20th Martins the ...

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Tim Tomlins' exhibition on The Restoration of The Lord Nelson: attendees

  • BCA - 2018.1649
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  • January 2014

Tim Tomlins, along with help from Jo Lewington and Adrian Simmonds, put on a wonderful exhibition documenting the restoration of the Lord Nelson. These pictures were taken at the private viewing, a really happy evening.

Bampton Community Archive

Barbara Hunt nee Green's certificates for The Torchbearers & Junior Red Cross

  • BCA - 2017.887
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  • n/a

Torchbearers International (sometimes known as ‘Capernwray’) is a worldwide community of believers in the saving, transforming and indwelling life of Jesus Christ. There are currently 25 Torchbearers Centres in 20 countries on 4 continents around ...

Bampton Community Archive

Lloyd Hughes Owens' account of schools in Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.717
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  • mostly first 60 years of C20th

When Lloyd Hughes Owens retired in the 1960s he put the finishing touches to his album all about schools in Bampton. There is mention of the Old Grammar School, now our library and the exhibition room used by West Ox Arts and the Archive called t...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Weightlift Club

  • BCA - 2018.1591
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  • 1960-1980

The Bampton Weightlifting Club began in the 1950s and in the first few decades, it was all about Olympic style lifting. The club is still going very strongly but today people go to tone up rather than entering competitions.Don Rouse explains"...

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Bampton's cricket club through the twentieth century

  • BCA - 2018.1404
  • Item
  • C20th

Cricket team all named - Bampton Cricket team, date not known but probably between the two world wars. All the players are named on the photograph.A967. Bampton Cricket Club 1881 includes J. Baker, G. Smith, F.W. Taunt, Rev. J.W.B. Bell, G. Taylor...

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Restoration of The Lord Nelson by Tim Tomlins

  • BCA - 2018.1548
  • Item
  • 1995 2005

Tim Tomlins bought the The Swan Inn as a private dwelling in 1964. The space allowed him to restore several engines and the last one was The Lord Nelson which is a Burrell machine. Tim was able to buy it in 1995. It is a single cylinder, 8 hors...

Bampton Community Archive

Newspaper cuttings from 1958 to 1973

  • BCA - 2018.1363
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  • 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...

Bampton Community Archive

Arnold Woodley's scrapbook of The Pumpkin Club

  • BCA - 2018.1537
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  • March 30th 1969 to 1997

This is Arnold Woodley's scrapbook that he created about The Pumpkin Club. If you download the pictures their captions will give you the details about the picture.

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Cricket in Bampton through the twentieth century

  • BCA - 2018.1464
  • Item
  • twentieth century

Bampton Cricket Club 1890 to 1990.Cricket team all named - Bampton Cricket team, date not known but probably between the two world wars. All the players are named on the photograph.A967. Bampton Cricket Club 1881 includes J. Baker, G. Smith, F.W. ...

Bampton Community Archive

Horace Holifield invites the Bush Club members for lunch at his home in Ramsden

  • BCA - 2018.1457
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  • July 23rd 2008

Horace Holifield invited the Bush Club members to have their lunch at his delightful home in Ramsden July 23rd 2008. Fenella Gray cooked the meal while Horace entertained the members by playing his organ. Some members chose to eat indoors while ...

Bampton Community Archive

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
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  • 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...

Bampton Community Archive

Arnold Woodley's scrapbook of the Pumpkin Club

  • BCA - 2018.1455
  • Item
  • March 30th 1969 to Oct 24th 1997

Arnold Woodley started this scrapbook with newspaper cuttings which record its inception in March 1969. In 1979 he handed his scrapbook to Max Norman to continue adding items. In March 1969 The Pumpkin Club was formed. Meetings were held in The...

Bampton Community Archive

'Rocky' Ernest Hunt

  • BCA - 2018.1417
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  • 1980s

'Rocky', Ernest Hunt in the Elephant and Castle. Rocky was a much loved character in Bampton, always taking part in any event. He was known as Dicky to his family. When Ernie died, his birth certificate showed his real name was Ernest ...

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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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Dr Davy's scrapbook from 1904

  • BCA - 2018.1406
  • Item
  • 1904

1a. March 6th 2003. Letter from the holder of Dr Davey's scrapbook, D R Staples, when it was sent to the Bampton Archive. Dr Davey lived at The Elms.1b. Dr T R Davey's note that reads ‘Scraps, advertisements & cuttings' which he...

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

  • BCA - 2017.448
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  • 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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Old Folk's Memories collected by Lloyd Hughes Owens in the 1970s

  • BCA - 2018.1364
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  • C20th

Lloyd Hughes Owens, headmaster of the National School in Church View up to its closure when the new school opened in 1960 was keen to capture the knowledge and thoughts of the 'Old Folks' of Bampton and this pdf is the result. It covers...

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Bampton Church Bellringers' savings book 1959-1972

  • BCA - 2017.275
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  • Feb 2nd 1959 - Aug 24th 1972

This savings account with the Midland Bank was used to earn interest on monies received by the bellringers, for ringing for weddings, who during the period of this savings account used the money to buy new ropes when needed and grease to lubricate...

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Bampton Bullets, Bampton's Cycle Speedway team in the early 1950s

  • BCA - 2018.1374
  • Item
  • 1952 1953

Bampton had a cycle speedway team in 1952 which certainly lasted for two full seasons. Someone near the track complained about the noise so it was disbanded. The cycle speedway in New Road, circa 1952/3. The Bampton side was known as the Bampto...

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Donkey Derby, August 27th Bank Holiday Monday 2012

  • BCA - 2017.969
  • Item
  • August 27th 2012

The SPAJERS - Society for The Preservation of Ancient Junketing - organise a Donkey Derby on August Bank Holiday Monday to give the Bampton folk fun while raising funds to make life better for the senior citizens of Bampton and Lew. The Wednesday...

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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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Funeral of Ray Evans May 16th 1927 to Sept 2017

  • BCA - 2017.1217
  • Item
  • 1927-2017

https://youtu.be/nqnMaTmrykMhttps://youtu.be/iHEL-7BZEBcThe first one of these two YouTube films is of Ray talking about his training in Catterick and subsequent life working in the Royal Corps of Signals. When not working abroad, Ray was posted ...

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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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Making mosaic tiles at Bush Club c1995

  • BCA - 2017.1284
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  • C1995

The Bush Club is now (2017) for anyone who wants to become a member but was originally set up for the retired people of Bampton, maximum of 40 with spare places offered to people of neighbouring villages. Activities have always been organised for...

Bampton Community Archive

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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Flyer for the Bush Club

  • BCA - 2017.1206
  • Item
  • 2017

"Bampton Bush Centre was started in 1985 for the older residents of Bampton. Now, 2017, over thirty years later it has developed into a lively, flourishing social and lunch club open to anyone of any age locally to enjoy a bit of friendly co...

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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...

Bampton Community Archive

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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Morris pictures over several decades

  • BCA - 2017.381
  • Item
  • 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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The White family who lived in Sandford Cottage from at least as early as 1900

  • BCA - 2017.444
  • Item
  • 1910

The White family lived in Sandford Cottage, the thatched cottage on the south side of Sandford field from at least as early as 1900. These photographs cover the period 1910 to 1960. They are all family related, some babies, children, adults, in ...

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May 29th 2016 Morris Dancing

  • BCA - 2017.1109
  • Item
  • 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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Hunt meet at Weald Manor January 10th 2016

  • BCA - 2017.1088
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  • January 10th 2016

Usually the hunt meets at Weald Manor on the last Monday before Christmas but weather occasionally means it has to be after Christmas which is what happened to what should have been the December 2015 meet.

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Bush Club 30th birthday party November 11th 2015

  • BCA - 2017.1073
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  • November 11th 2015

The Bush Club is run entirely by volunteers and is self funding. A whole host of people give their time freely. Any senior citizens who are not able to get tot he Club are given a lift to and from the centre which is in Church View, purpose buil...

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Flower festival at Saint Mary The Virgin, Bampton May Bank Holiday 2015

  • BCA - 2017.1066
  • Item
  • May 20015

The Flower Guild put on a wonderful flower festival through the Bank Holiday weekend at the end of May and on the Monday they also sell sandwiches, quiche slices, cakes, tea, coffee and squash. The money raised ensures we have an excellent flower...

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Clanfield & Bampton Historical Society AGM & Dinner 2013

  • BCA - 2017.1062
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  • 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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Flower Festival in St Mary's celebrating the London Olympics June 4th 2012

  • BCA - 2017.977
  • Item
  • June 4th 2012

Over the spring Bank Holiday weekend the members of the Flower Guild of St Mary's put on a wonderful Flower Festival in the church. They also work very hard all day on the Monday offering sandwiches, quiche, cakes, orange squash, tea and cof...

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Brigadier Rupert Crowdy OBE. Eulogy, telegram from Norah & funeral program

  • BCA - 2017.1026
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  • January 23rd 2017

Brigadier Rupert Crowdy OBE led a very full and very long life, dying less than two months before his 107th birthday. This entry gives you the eulogy given by his grandson Colonel Mike Brooke OBE which gives fascinating detail into Rupert's ...

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Flower Festival in St Mary's celebrating 'Our Passion in Flowers' May 25th 2014

  • BCA - 2017.976
  • Item
  • May 25th 2014

Over the spring Bank Holiday weekend the members of the Flower Guild of St Mary's put on a wonderful Flower Festival in the church. They also work very hard all day on the Monday offering sandwiches, quiche, cakes, orange squash, tea and cof...

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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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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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Ploughing match September 2012 at Manor Farm, Hatford

  • BCA - 2017.1012
  • Item
  • September 2012

The Faringdon, Fairford, Filkins and Burford Ploughing Society hold an annual ploughing match, nearly always on the last Saturday in September and traditionally within a 16 mile radius of Lechlade. There are matches between huge, modern tractors,...

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Ploughing Match at Shifford Manor Farm, Old Shifford September 27th 2014

  • BCA - 2017.1011
  • Item
  • September 27th 2014

The Faringdon, Fairford, Filkins and Burford Ploughing Society hold an annual ploughing match, nearly always on the last Saturday in September and traditionally within a 16 mile radius of Lechlade. There are matches between huge, modern tractors,...

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Ploughing Match at Barrington Park September 28th 2013

  • BCA - 2017.1010
  • Item
  • September 28th 2013

The Faringdon, Fairford, Filkins and Burford Ploughing Society hold an annual ploughing match, nearly always on the last Saturday in September and traditionally within a 16 mile radius of Lechlade. There are matches between huge, modern tractors,...

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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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Hedgelaying competition at Glebe Farm March 15th 2014

  • BCA - 2017.980
  • Item
  • March 15th 2014

A hedgelaying competition was held on Glebe Farm, Weald courtesy of Simon Collins on March 15th 2014. Hedgelaying is time consuming but the great value in a well layed hedge is that it makes a stock-proof barrier that should last for many years, ...

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Hedgelaying competition at Glebe Farm January 29th 2012

  • BCA - 2017.979
  • Item
  • January 29th 2012

A hedgelaying competition was held on Glebe Farm, Weald courtesy of Simon Collins on January 29th 2012. Hedgelaying is time consuming but the great value in a well layed hedge is that it makes a stock-proof barrier that should last for many years...

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Flower Festival in St Mary's celebrating countries of the World May 26th 2013

  • BCA - 2017.975
  • Item
  • May 26th 2013

Over the spring Bank Holiday weekend the members of the Flower Guild of St Mary's put on a wonderful Flower Festival in the church. They also work very hard all day on the Monday offering sandwiches, quiche, cakes, orange squash, tea and cof...

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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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Faringdon, Fairford, Filkins and Burford Ploughing Match 2010

  • BCA - 2017.945
  • Item
  • September 25th 2010

The Faringdon, Fairford, Filkins and Burford Ploughing Match Society holds its annual ploughing match (nearly always) on the last Saturday in September. These photographs were taken September 25th 2010 at Manor Farm, Meysey Hampton near Cirencester.

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Vulcan bomber flew over Bampton June 13th 2009

  • BCA - 2017.931
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  • June 13th 2009

This Vulcan bomber was lovingly restored by a group of enthusiasts but it is so costly to fly that it will probably never be flown again and we were lucky to see this June 13th 2009 as it flew over Weald

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Dog Show in Sandford Field June 27th 2009

  • BCA - 2017.926
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  • 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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The Ploughing Match held at Marconi Farm, East Leach in September 2009

  • BCA - 2017.925
  • Item
  • 2009

The Faringdon, Fairford, Filkins and Burford Ploughing Society holds a ploughing match each year, usually on the last Saturday of the month. There is ploughing by vintage tractors, huge modern ones, horses and small walk-behind machines. There a...

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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....

Bampton Community Archive

Shirt Race starter pistol confiscated by police

  • BCA - 2017.520
  • Item
  • don't know

The Great Bampton Shirt Race in its modern times has been run every year since 1953 and was originally started by firing a 12-bore shotgun into the air. This article from the Witney Gazette charts the circumstances that have led to it being start...

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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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Bellringers' outing February 28th 2009

  • BCA - 2017.878
  • Item
  • February 28th 2009

The Bampton and Clanfield bellringers try to have two outings a year where they ring in four to six different churches. On this outing they rang at Abingdon, Sutton Courtney, Drayton and Radley, with lunch at The Fish in Sutton Courtney.

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Shirt Race May 24th 2008

  • BCA - 2017.872
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  • May 24th 2008

Shirt Race May 24th 2008

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Thomas Peter 'Bill' Govier December 3rd 1932 to May 21st 2016

  • BCA - 2017.543
  • Item
  • 1932 - 2016

He was known locally as Bill but his name was Thomas Peter Govier. Bill played an active part in Bampton life in the Pumpkin Club, maintaining the war graves from 1955, composing the crossword in The Beam for many years and he showed his fun side...

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Donkey Derby August 2016

  • BCA - 2017.826
  • Item
  • August 206

The Donkey Derby held on August Bank Holiday Monday is organised and run by the SPAJERS - Society for the Preservation of Ancient Junketing - to give Bampton people the chance to have fun while raising money to treat the senior citizens, who are t...

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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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