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Young writers' competition organised by WOAA December 1975

  • BCA - 2019.2143
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  • December 1975

In December 1975 prizes were awarded in the young writers' competition organised by WOAA.
In the picture, judge John Skinner is giving a prize to Liz Matthews of Eynsham who won 2nd prize in the under 14s poetry section.
On the left is Catherine Hooper of Abingdon who won 1st prize.

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Women's League & Mothers' Union hold joint meeting. PTA jumble sale. Wives Club monthly meeting

  • BCA - 2021.2544
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  • April 1st 1983

This newspaper cutting is from April 1st 1983.
The anniversary of the Women's League was celebrated by joining with the Mothers' Union for prayers and a celebration tea.
The PTA held a bazaar and raised £75 for their funds which in 1983 was a good amount of money. The same day head teacher Malcolm Mason took some of the school's boy to Wembley to see the schoolboys' match against Germany.
The wives club monthly meeting had a special speaker called Mr Blue who talked about colour in the home; he had previously worked on the interior of Blenheim Palace.

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 1969
Inside the cow were Betty Collett and Valerie Adams played the cow
Jack & Jill were played by Penny Daniels and Angela Collett.

Nik Stanbridge

WI meeting; talk on making pottery

  • BCA - 2022.3473
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  • 2022
  • Mrs. R. Gerring
  • Mrs. Witt
  • Mrs. Eeles
  • Mrs. Henly
  • Mrs. Woods
  • Miss Angela Gibson
  • Mrs. Mavis Clack
  • Mrs. Bye
  • Miss M. Witt
  • Mrs. Pickard
  • Miss H. Barrett
  • Miss Hobbs
  • Mrs. Humphries

Nik Stanbridge

Upstairs of the Grammar School to be brought back into use

  • BCA - 2021.2531
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  • November 2020

The staircase to the top floor of the Grammar School was removed in the 1960s when people stood a greater chance of getting to the ground floor by falling through the rotten floor than coming back down the stairs. The Bampton Community Archive members have worked incredibly hard to raise funds on the back of the tourism boost from visitors flocking to Bampton to see the this building which was used as the Cottage Hospital in ITV's Downton Abbey. The grant from WODC means the work to bring the whole building into good heart can begin.

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Town Hall acts as an Art showcase November 1997

  • BCA - 2019.1998
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  • November 1997

West Oxfordshire Arts Association held its annual members' exhibition in November 1997 and it included the work of more than 50 of its members.

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'Thinking Aloud' the work of 13 mature students March 2002

  • BCA - 2019.2028
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  • March 2002

An exhibition in the Gallery by 13 mature students studying at North Oxfordshire College, Banbury.Print sketches and photo etchings by Geoff Smithsculpture by Catherine Wardsculpture by Cherry Kingsculpture by Liz Smithand several more.

Bampton Community Archive

The formation of WOAA May 1973

  • BCA - 2019.2109
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  • May 1973

This page gives an outline of when and how the West Oxfordshire Arts Association was formed and how it was to be run initially at least.
Saturday May 26th 1973 was the first day of the first exhibition in the Gallery, the upstairs room in the Town Hall

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