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1983 Easter Bonnet competition

  • BCA - 2020.2483
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  • 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.

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A carnival and fête, organised by the British Legion, held in the grounds of The Grange 1965

  • BCA - 2019.2149
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  • 1965

A carnival and fête, organised by the British Legion, held in the grounds of The Grange by kind invitation of Major and Mrs W.W.B. Scott. The event started at the Town Hall with the crowning of Carnival Queen, 16 year old Pamela Quick. Her attendants were Christine Neagle and Carole Edwards and a young Mathew Green was crown bearer. You need to read the article for a list of all the events, side shows and winners. 1965

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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 about it that was in the Witney Gazette January 23rd 2019.

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Alex Dew has sights set on this year's BMW Compact Cup Championship

  • BCA - 2022.3746
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  • February 2014

Bampton saloon car racer Alex Dew has his sights firmly set on next year's BMW Compact Cup Championship. He finished 3rd last year and hopes to win this year. Alex has been boosted this year with sponsorship from torch manufacturer LED Lenser UK.

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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.

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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

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