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Death of Edith Susan Quick nee Sheppard Sept 10th 2020

  • BCA - 2021.2534
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  • September 2020

Edith Susan Quick nee Sheppard died on September 10th 2020. Edie came from a Bampton family of several generations. Her husband John was the principal founder member of the SPAJERS, our charity which creates fun events to raise funds for local senior citizens. They include the Shirt Race, Donkey Derby, Josie's Grand Draw and in conjunction with Bampton's fire brigade a wonderful bonfire and firework night. In the past there have been balls in Weald Manor.

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 show

  1. Trojan Tourer 1924 model owned by Doug Read. Douglas Read driving, passengers David Hunt, Bill Bullock and Geoff Hunt
  2. Photograph of a Riley Monaco in 1933
  3. Photograph of MG Model J.2. 1932 in 1948.
  4. Photograph of MG Model T.A. 1937 driven by his wife Sally (nee Raymond) in 1953 (Sally was buried in Nov 2020)

Bampton Community Archive

Francis Shergold's 80th birthday

  • BCA - 2020.2419
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  • 1999

All 13 photographs were taken during the celebration of Francis Shergold's 80th birthday. As well as Francis other people seen in the photos include Roy Shergold, Paul Goss, Rod Stradling, Bob Davenport, Bob West, Ted Poole, Martin Landray, sister Ruth Wheeler nee Shergold, wife Ann Shergold, Danny Stradling, Reg Hall, Margaret Landray.
Francis's birthday was January 31st and he was born in 1919

Bampton Community Archive

Full list of key workers whose children will be exempt from school closures

  • BCA - 2020.2357
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  • March 20th 2020

The outbreak of Coronavirus in 2020 has caused devastation to the way of life all around the world. New restrictions and advice were being given daily by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson and two specialist advisers each day at 5pm from the week beginning Monday March 16th 2020.

It was announced during this week that all schools were to close but the pupils of key workers could still go to nominated schools to allow their parent to continue with his or her essential job. Also, pupils who would normally have free school meals would be able to go in order to have at least one square meal per day.

On Friday, the list of key workers was published and this article from the on-line Witney Gazette lists those key workers.

An instruction from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York this week said there would be no services until the risk of catching coronavirus has passed. Weddings can take place with a maximum of 5 people attending but that did not say if it was the bride and groom and the clergy plus two, or those 3 plus 5. Not helpful.

Bampton Community Archive

Children from Bampton School ready to sell poppies

  • BCA - 2020.2358
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  • 1998 or 1999

A group of five children from Bampton C of E Primary School ready to go out and sell poppies. Left to right they are

Hannah Pearce
Tom Bradley
Daniel Barratt
Louise Hampton - became Mrs Mustoe
Andrew Licence

Bampton Community Archive

Morris Men outside the Elephant & Castle c1924

  • BCA - 2020.2338
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  • 1924 or 1925

Bampton Morris dancers c1924/5 outside the Elephant & Castle.

The sign over the pub door says Posting House, Horses, Carriages, Brakes. Personal attention given, Albert Townsend. The 3rd and 4th lines are hard to read which is a pity but it looks like 'For Hire All Trains Met On The Shortest Notice.

On 23rd September 1935 the Townsend family moved across the road to Castle View and made a farm of it having much more room to fatten more pigs.

Bampton Community Archive

An Exhibition on some of Bampton's Families

  • BCA - 2019.2180
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  • September 2018

The Bampton Community Archive puts on three exhibitions each year which run for two months. In September 2018 Janet Newman put up a wonderfully researched exhibition on some of Bampton's Families. Family trees were printed out on scrolls for people to see as well as written text. In this picture, young Devon Townsend and his father David can be seen looking at one of the family trees and have found themselves on it much to young Devon's delight.

Bampton Community Archive

Patrick Strainge, butcher in Bampton late twentieth century

  • BCA - 2017.903
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  • 1990s

https://youtu.be/F9LPFGflOew

This is the YouTube address for the filmed interview we did with Patrick about his working life. His training for being a butcher and where it was done are really interesting and I don't know if it is still available today. Patrick ran the butchers shop in Bridge Street for many years and really enjoyed it. He won prizes for his sausages

Nik Stanbridge

Freda Daniels and her family

  • BCA - 2017.859
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  • from late C19th

Freda Bradley wrote a lovely book called 'Bampton; The Way It Was.' These are photographs of her parents and grandparents and of Freda when young with her brothers Jim and Ken with their grandmother Mrs Dewe, taken in 1937.

Bampton Community Archive

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