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Gardens, Garlands and Flower Festival
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Gardeners at the Grange, High Street

  • BCA - 2019.2212
  • Item
  • 1890

This photograph shows 'Old Smith' and Maston cutting grass at the Grange in 1890.

Bampton Community Archive

Report on the Flower Show August 1930

  • BCA - 2020.2344
  • Item
  • August 1930

3 Newspaper cuttings from the Witney Gazette Aug 8th 1930. The first is a lengthy and interesting report on the annual flower show held in the grounds of Weald Manor. The second lists some of the winners of all the different classes

Bampton Community Archive

Son Townsend 50 years a Morris fool; children with garlands

  • BCA - 2021.2610
  • Item
  • 1974

In 1974 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 think?) Clive Tanner, Fred Cook, Mat Green and Malcolm Willis.
The young children with their flower garlands are L-R Tim Waller, Emma Carruthers, Louise Walker and Martin Landray

Nik Stanbridge

Bampton Horticultural Society Autumn Show

  • BCA - 2021.2614
  • Item
  • 1974

The Bampton Horticultural Society has two shows a year and this is their autumn one. In the picture, Betty Collett the club secretary is seen holding a huge marrow with club chairman, John Snook. The John Taylor cup for the most overall points went to Mr Keith Bishop.

Nik Stanbridge

Bampton Horticultural Society Summer Show

  • BCA - 2021.2621
  • Item
  • 1976

After a very hot and dry summer the Bampton Horticultural Society held an excellent summer show although there were fewer entries in some of the flower and vegetable classes.
The Lady Anne Montagu Cup for overall points was won by Mr J Horne.
The cutting lists all the winners in all the classes.

Nik Stanbridge

Morris Dancing outside The Jubilee Inn c1989

  • BCA - 2022.3802
  • Part
  • 1989-1990

Photographs of Morris Dancing outside the Jubilee and the Market Square about 1989/90. supplied by Andrew Hilditch
Showing Mathew Green's side, Visiting Dancers - Seven Champions Molly Dancers,
Garstang Morris 1990, Sherbourne Morris, Earls of Essex,, Children's Garlands

Janet Westman

Allotments by Cheyne Lane near the brook, C2000

  • BCA - 2019.2190
  • Item
  • about 2000

This plot of land is by Cheyne Lane on left just before reaching the brook having gone down from by the butcher's shop. It was worked as allotments for a few yeas but then that all stopped.

Bampton Community Archive

Toby Hopkins as a scarecrow

  • BCA - 2021.2576
  • Item
  • 2009

In alternate years the Bampton Community Archive organises a open garden day called Bampton's Hidden Gardens. Toby Hopkins dressed as a scarecrow as part of the fun.

Bampton Community Archive

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