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Report of very low water in the Thames June 1921

  • BCA - 2021.2653
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  • June 1921

These two newspaper cuttings are from a scrapbook compiled by Dr Davy at the beginning of the twentieth century. One of these cuttings refers to very low water in the Thames but there is also a report on the fish caught.

Bampton Community Archive

Janet and Jean Elward swimming at Sandy Beach on the Thames 1950

  • BCA - 2021.2652
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  • 1950

Sisters Janet & Jean Elward are seen swimming in the Thames at Sandy Beach in 1950.People in Bampton used to swim in streams and rivers in Bampton at one time. Sandy Beach is an area on the Thames a little down river from The Trout Inn along ...

Bampton Community Archive

Pumpkin Club weigh in, junior section

  • BCA - 2021.2622
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  • circa 1974

Eleven year old Paul Dowley tried to lift the 66 pound pumpkin. Paul won the Junior class.

Bampton Community Archive

WI pantomime cow

  • BCA - 2021.2620
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  • 1969

The WI put on the pantomime Jack and The Bean Stalk in the WI Hall in 1969Inside the cow were Betty Collett and Valerie Adams played the cowJack & Jill were played by Penny Daniels and Angela Collett.

Bampton Community Archive

Claire Wythes wins Queen's Guide award in 1978

  • BCA - 2021.2615
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  • 1978

15 year old Claire Wythes first went along to Guides aged three because her mother, Margaret Wythes was Brown Owl with the Bampton Guides. Claire was awarded the Queen's Guide Award, the Guides top award, at the WI Hall by the District Comm...

Bampton Community Archive

Clair Dryden invested as May Queen

  • BCA - 2021.2613
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  • circa 1974

Clare Dryden was invested as May Queen. Bob Harris, probably best known for presenting The Old Grey Whistle Test but at this point he was a presenter on Radio Oxford, put the sash on Clare. The ceremony took place in the WI Hall, Market Square. ...

Bampton Community Archive

Son Townsend 50 years a Morris fool; children with garlands

  • BCA - 2021.2610
  • Item
  • 1974

In 197 Son Townsend clocked up 50 years as a Morris Dancer and later Fool in Bampton. He first danced out with the side in 1925. To mark the occasion a clock and silver salver were given to Son.The young dancers left to right behind Son are (I t...

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May Bank Holiday festivities in Bampton

  • BCA - 2021.2609
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  • circa 1974

Bampton always has a weekend filled with fun and laughter over the late May Bank Holiday. These cuttings talk about the Shirt Race and the Morris Dancing.In one of the cuttings you can also read about1. An exhibition of Arts and Crafts in the Tow...

Bampton Community Archive

David Tomlin & son Arnie at the Steam Rally July 2014

  • BCA - 2021.2593
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  • July 2014

David Tomlins (known as Willie) and his son Arnie with their steam engine Bampton Heavy Haulage at the Ducklington Steam Rally in July 2014.

Bampton Community Archive

Classic cars owned by Doug Read. Models 1924 to 1953

  • BCA - 2021.2568
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  • 1924 1953

Doug Read OBE (he gained the OBE for services to ploughing) was a huge fan of classic cars and owned several over the years. These are four of them and show1. Trojan Tourer 1924 model owned by Doug Read. Douglas Read driving, passengers David Hun...

Bampton Community Archive

Burford & Bampton branches of the British Red Cross annual bazaar

  • BCA - 2021.2549
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  • November 1983

The Burford and Bampton branches of the British Red Cross got together for their annual bazaar. L-R in the photograph are Mrs R Lockyer, Mrs Isabel Collins, Mrs Bridget Smith and Mrs Margaret Wilson.

Bampton Community Archive

Newspaper cuttings from 1984

  • BCA - 2021.2520
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  • 1984

These newspaper cuttings are all from 1984 and topics covered includeJanet Newman gaining her Bachelor of Education degree from Oxford Polytechnic which is now called Oxford Brooks UniversitySaint Mary's Christmas Bazaar with pictures of Hild...

Bampton Community Archive

Newspaper cuttings from 1980

  • BCA - 2021.2516
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  • 1980

These newspaper cuttings are all from 1980 and the topics covered includeMorris dancingOur Youth Club members who took part in a 24 hour table tennis marathonBampton's first junior May Queen Tanya NewlandBampton Fair and Molly Cole's dol...

Bampton Community Archive

Newspaper cuttings from 1975

  • BCA - 2021.2515
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  • 1975

These newspaper cuttings are all from 1975. Topics covered includeMorris dancingShirt race won by Frank Piercy with partner John Fox plus a picture of Barry Bowls after the racePumpkin Club grand weigh-inJason Seacole scoring 2 goals at Wembley t...

Bampton Community Archive

Cuttings from local papers in 1973

  • BCA - 2021.2512
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  • 1973

These newspaper cuttings are from local papers in 1973. Topics covered includethe Bingo club, coffee morning in aid of Cancer Research Bampton branch, Darby & Joan Club, jumble sale for the ATCSgt David Sturgis of the 1st Battalion The Royal ...

Bampton Community Archive

Newspaper cuttings from 1972

  • BCA - 2021.2511
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  • 1972

These newspaper cuttings, all from local papers are from 1972. Topics covered includethe marriage of Richard Snook to Shirley Cranstonreports from the badminton club, football bingo, the bowls club, SPAJER's pensioners' party, the Darby...

Bampton Community Archive

Pumpkin Club grand weigh-in 1983 October 14th

  • BCA - 2020.2484
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  • October 1983

The Pumpkin Club used to raise funds to distribute amongst the senior citizens of Bampton. Sadly, over the years fewer and fewer people had the time to help run it and in the end, it folded.Amongst other things, they held a grand weigh-in in Octo...

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1983 Easter Bonnet competition

  • BCA - 2020.2483
  • Item
  • 1983

Ruth Wheeler nee Shergold was instrumental in keeping the Easter Bonnet competition in Bampton going for several years along with the Pumpkin Club. This newspaper cutting is from 1983. There are three lovely pictures of Deborah Bradbury from th...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Mummers, 1926

  • BCA - 2020.2467
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  • December 28th 1926

In the Dec 28th 1926 issue of the Oxford Times an article was written about Mummers in Oxfordshire and at the end of it, the words used by the Bampton Mummers was printed.Also in 1926, perhaps as a correction to the wording printed in the newspape...

Bampton Community Archive

Bush Club have tea in Ramsden

  • BCA - 2020.2452
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  • 1999

Horace Holifield of Safe Ride in Ramsden was a wonderfully generous man. He created an outer building with a kitchen and invited many groups to have tea or lunch there and he had a very good electric organ inside and would entertain people with i...

Bampton Community Archive

Trojan Tourer 1924 model owned by Doug Read.

  • BCA - 2020.2448
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  • c1960

A photograph of a Trojan Tourer 1924 model owned by Doug Read. Douglas Read OBE driving, passengers David Hunt, Bill Bullock, Geoff Hunt.

Bampton Community Archive

Tea ticket for Horticultural Society

  • BCA - 2020.2447
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  • mid twentieth century

This ticket for a tea was found in a pile of bits and pieces when clearing out a garage. Teas were sold to raise funds for the Bampton Horticultural Society. The cost was 6 pence in old money - 6d - so pre decimalisation of February 1971.

Bampton Community Archive

Pumpkin Club Grand Weigh-in 1983

  • BCA - 2020.2440
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  • October 14th 1983

The annual weigh-in for the Pumpkin Club, October 14th 1983. John Buckingham aged 21 had the heaviest pumpkin at 142 lbs. John Simpson and Ron Bateman both from Radio Oxford were weigh-masters. One pumpkin was found to have concrete in the midd...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Brass Band, early C20th

  • BCA - 2019.2189
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  • 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, taken in 1908 was kindly lent to the Archive by Barbara Daw.At that time the arches of the Town Hall were bricked up as t...

Bampton Community Archive

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

  • BCA - 2018.1374
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  • 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...

Bampton Community Archive

Hunt meet in the Market Square

  • BCA - 2020.2321
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  • very early twentieth century

This picture may have been taken at the very end of the 1890s but probably soon after 1900.The hunt is meeting between the West side of the Town Hall and Rosemary House which is next to Constables the bakers shop. You can see the name Constable o...

Bampton Community Archive

WRVS delivering meals on wheels

  • BCA - 2019.2319
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  • 1980s

The WRVS, Women's Royal Volunteer Service used to deliver meals to those in need.L to R Pat Garner from Aston whose husband Don was the scout leader in Bampton for many years, Jean Howell who was also president of the Bampton WI and Betty Smi...

Bampton Community Archive

Young men in Bampton's ATC c1950s

  • BCA - 2017.414
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  • 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...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton win the Strauss Cup

  • BCA - 2019.2303
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  • May 18th 1972

Bampton beat Milton 3-0. Bampton team members mentioned includeKeith BishopDerek BishopKeithMr CassidyRoger SifordDave KyteMr SnookMr JewellFrank HudsonMr ClackMr BlakeThe skipper Barry Canning

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Mothers' Union, Darby & Joan, Bingo, Christian Aid, Musical success

  • 2019.2301
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  • May 18th 1972

Witney Gazette May 18th 1972. There is a report on the work of Mothers' Union, Darby and Joan club, a Bingo evening to raise funds for the badminton club, a report on Christian Aid week, and a musical success for Angela Head and Wesley Rouse...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Youth Club Quiz in Witney. February 2nd 1973

  • 2019.2293
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  • February 2nd 1973

The Bampton team which took part in the Youth Quiz in Witney in 1973. Left to right - Gordon Walker, Nigel Cotton, Richard Sheppard, Lyn Wheeler, Andrew Pierce, Richard Buckingham with Group Captain Richardson from RAF Brize Norton who was the qu...

Bampton Community Archive

Three little ballet dancers C1968

  • BCA - 2019.2284
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  • c1968

Penny Jackson has told me"With regard to the ballet photo it is me on the left Amanda Brown nee Gascoigne centre and a girl called Debbie on right. We had lessons in the room that is now the Vesey room in the library. Our tutor was Mrs Wood...

Bampton Community Archive

Old Bamptonians 1950s

  • BCA - 2019.2280
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  • 1950s

This picture is of the side called 'The Old Bamptonians' These girls used to play for the National School in Church View and wanted to carry on playing after their school days.Counting from left to right1. Monica Newman2. Janette Keyte3...

Bampton Community Archive

Ancient Order of Foresters Friendly Society certificate

  • BCA - 2019.2214
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  • late C19th to early C20th

Before our National Health System came into being in July 1948, people could pay a little each week into a club or Friendly Society and if they should find themselves unable to work through illness or accident, the society would give them enough m...

Bampton Community Archive

Windmill frame used by Radio Hams in Weald

  • BCA - 2019.2201
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  • 1965

1965. This pylon was the framework that once held a windmill on White Owl farm. The farm belonged to Bert and Ted Wilkins. As they were not intending to mend the windmill, Ray Evans from the Royal Corps of Signals based in Weald asked if his ama...

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Amateur Radio Club on Lundy Island 1965

  • BCA - 2019.2165
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  • 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...

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1965 A pylon that once held a windmill on White Owl Farm

  • BCA - 2019.2164
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  • 1965

1965. This pylon was the framework that once held a windmill on White Owl farm. The farm belonged to Bert and Ted Wilkins. As they were not intending to mend the windmill, Ray Evans from the Royal Corps of Signals based in Weald asked if his am...

Bampton Community Archive

Cycle ride to raise the need for a cycle pathway Bampton-Tadpole Bridge

  • BCA - 2017.245
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  • 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 ...

Bampton Community Archive

A history of cricket in Bampton

  • BCA - 2019.2155
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  • January 2019

Bampton has had a long history of playing cricket and Anna Pitt put on a wonderful, well researched exhibition on the subject in January/February 2019. The catalogue of the exhibition is still on sale. This is a double spread newspaper article a...

Bampton Community Archive

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
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  • 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...

Bampton Community Archive

British Legion Christmas party gathering

  • BCA - 2019.2043
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  • 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
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  • 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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Bampton Football team late 1950s

  • BCA - 2019.1951
  • Item
  • 1950s

This picture was taken in the late 1950s or very early 1960s. The names of the people are all printed on the photograph and includeTony AllamJohn MarstonVernon CannonsTed HardingGeoff WilsonJim SweetinghamJim BartonGeorge DafterChris TimmsFred Mi...

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Newspaper report on several clubs in Bampton 1972

  • BCA - 2019.1931
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  • 1972

This newspaper cutting from 1972 which talks about the events at several clubs in Bampton.The Women's Institute and Women's Legion trip to RAF Brize Norton.Badminton Club.Numismatic SocietyDarby & Joan ClubSchool Fete

Bampton Community Archive

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

  • BCA - 2019.1917
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  • 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...

Bampton Community Archive

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 ...

Bampton Community Archive

Early twentieth century cricket team

  • BCA - 2019.1880
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  • 1920s

There are many interesting aspects to this picture. There are three members of the Green family in the team, Frederick, Jim and Henry. Ten are in whites, Tim Fox looks as if he is an umpire but the clothing on the Talbot Licensee Mr Norman gives...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

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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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.

Bampton Community Archive

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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Football in Bampton, 1906 to 1966

  • BCA - 2018.1532
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  • 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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Horse riders in Landells about 1990

  • BCA - 2019.1780
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  • about nineteen ninety

Two horse riders enjoying the fresh air in Landells about 1990

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Mothers' Union tea party

  • BCA - 2019.1779
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  • around 1990

Mother's Union tea party.Seated on the left is Miss Farmer who taught 3 generations of Bampton infants and died in Witney hospital in 2002.Seated right is Eva Deacon.Back row: Molly King from Clanfield, Vera Elward, Rose Gerring, Mrs Fowler f...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

1986 British Legion Fete, two of the floats

  • BCA - 2019.1755
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  • 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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Dr John Bullen with a prized catch, a salmon

  • BCA - 2019.1715
  • Item
  • mid twentieth century

Dr John Bullen holding a large salmon he caught outside the back door of his house, Bushey House. He was a very keen fisherman. He was a very well liked doctor in Bampton and some memories are :-Paul Mellin - Dr Bullen gave me an awesome vintage...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Street Fair recalled by John Chipperfield

  • BCA - 2019.1674
  • Item
  • 1983

Arnold Woodley helped found the Pumpkin Club and kept a wonderful scrapbook throughout its life until he became to ill and died. You can see this scrapbook on the website at https://atom.bamptonarchive.org/index.php/dn32-png3-cdncThis newspaper c...

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Brownies at May Day Fair 2003

  • BCA - 2019.1669
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  • May Day 2003

This picture was taken of the Brownies in the Market Square at the May Day fair in 2003.The Brownies in the picture areHailey ClaridgeEmma WilesRebecca JenksAmy RobertsIsabel GovesSophie PriorThe Brownie leader was Miss CoppingAlso in the picture ...

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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
  • Item
  • 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
  • Item
  • 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.

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

  • BCA - 2017.887
  • Item
  • 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 ...

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Bowls Club annual dinner March 9th 1968

  • BCA - 2017.418
  • Item
  • March 9th 1968

Bampton used to have a bowls club and played at Weald Manor. Michael Cleaver was playing for Bampton at this time, (in the days of George Dafter, Percy Money, Trav Gordon, Harold Hargreaves, Bert Saunders etc.)Doris and Mike were both friendly wi...

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Bowls Club dinner

  • BCA - 2018.1605
  • Item
  • February 1954

Bampton used to have a very active bowls club. The green was in the grounds of Weald Manor. This photograph shows five people who were at the annual dinner in 1954.Behind L-R are Trav Gordon and Francis Shergold. Francis was the head gardener a...

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Lloyd Hughes Owens' account of schools in Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.717
  • Item
  • 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...

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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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Jubilee Inn darts team, early 1950s

  • BCA - 2018.1579
  • Item
  • early 1950s

These men were in the Jubilee Inn darts team in the early 1950s.Sandy DixonBilly MatthewsHarry HamptonTed LayDavid ElwardMr Sheppard (Buckland Road0Chris TimmsVick HarrisonDick Hunt (Broad St)Bill LockPercy SheppardPussy Dafter

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Account of the 1975 Shirt Race

  • BCA - 2017.1094
  • Item
  • 1975

The first Shirt Race in Bampton was run to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and it's been run every year on the Saturday of the May Bank Holiday weekend ever since. In 2016 the Witney Gazette ran one of their articles on events...

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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...

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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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Arnold Woodley's scrapbook of The Pumpkin Club

  • BCA - 2018.1537
  • Item
  • 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. ...

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

  • BCA - 2018.1457
  • Item
  • 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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Flowers outside Adrian Simmonds' 24.7.13 west side Market Square

  • BCA - 2017.988
  • Item
  • July 24th 2013

Adrian Simmonds ran a shop on the west side of the Market Square selling pet food, a vast range of household items, cigarettes and snuff and sweets. Outside, his window boxes and general floral display made the whole area a joy to behold througho...

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