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St Mary's choir boys on an outing to Southsea in 1947

  • BCA - 2017.1100
  • Item
  • Item 1947

In 1947 no girls were allowed in the choir at St Mary's which was quite normal in most churches at that time. In the summer of 1947 these 9 choirboys were taken on an outing to Southsea as a treat.

Bampton Community Archive

Details of the 8 bells in St Mary The Virgin church

  • BCA - 2017.1125
  • Item
  • n/a

This page gives information on the 8 bells that hang in St Mary The Virgin church - their diameter, the date they were cast and who made them.

Bampton Community Archive

Poster for a talk by Professor Roger Jones

  • BCA - 2018.1607
  • Item
  • February 18th 2018

The Friends of St Mary's have recently been arranging a series of 3 talks, one in Feb, March and April to raise funds for the church. This poster was for the Feb 2018 talk entitled
"The Graveyard Shift: surgery and body snatching at Guy's Hospital in the 19th century."
The talk was given by Professor Roger Jones.

Bampton Community Archive

Coach outing from Bampton c1933

  • BCA - 2019.1950
  • Item
  • c1933

This was a coach out from Bampton with many members of the Green family, all named on the photograph

Bampton Community Archive

St Mary's seen from Sandford Field

  • BCA - 2019.2153
  • Item
  • 1950s

This view of St Mary The Virgin Church was taken looking across Sandford Field, probably in the 1950s but could be ten years earlier.

Bampton Community Archive

Non-stop tunes for floral fun in Clanfield

  • BCA - 2019.2183
  • Item
  • 1978

John Chipperfield usually has a page in the Witney Gazette where he recalls events in times past. This item recalls the time in 1978 when Susan Morris, pictured at the organ in Clanfield Church played for 10 hours taking turns with John White and John Goodrun. It was to accompany the Flower Festival in the church. Susan is still playing at Clanfield (2019)

In 1978 the vicar looked after both Bampton and Clanfield churches. By 1970, the vicar of the time lived in the vicarage in Bampton and was responsible for the churches not only of Clanfield and Bampton but Lew, Aston and Shifford as well.

Bampton Community Archive

Repair of the church steeple May 1995

  • BCA - 2019.2233
  • Item
  • May 1995

In May, 1995, the top of the steeple of St Mary's was repaired and a new mounting for the weather vane was put on. While the vane was down it was re-gilded. These are the two men who did the work.

Bampton Community Archive

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