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Bampton in 1904 (5x4" photographs)

  • BCA - 2022.3573
  • Item
  • 1904
  • Daniel Gibbard
  • Hay harvest
  • Horse fair, Church Green
  • Goodman's Tea Dealers
  • Mr & Mrs Dewe
  • Mr White of Ampney Lodge & Meadow Farm
  • Letter from Lucinda Leech with 5x4 inch negative of 1904

Nik Stanbridge

W Payne & Son, Great Western Railway Co Agents, Bampton and Lechlade.

  • BCA - 2019.1952
  • Item
  • 1911

W Payne & Son, Great Western Railway Co Agents, Bampton and Lechlade. Cab & Omnibus Proprietors, horses, brakes, carriages etc for hire. Cartage contractors and furniture removers. Chief office The Hill, Witney Oxon. Railway depots Bampton, Chipping Norton and Lechlade. The remains of one of their ads in black lettering can be seen on the side of their house which was Castle View in Bridge Street.

This advert is in the 1911 Kelly's Trade Directory

Bampton Community Archive

Lew School and Post Office & Post Office Farm on a 1914 map

  • BCA - 2020.2403
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  • 1914

These are two parts of one map created in 1914. I've picked them out to show where the school used to be in Lew, next to University Farm and the Post Office a little to the east just before you get to Trinity Church.

Bampton Community Archive

The Lew Estate 1914

  • BCA - 2020.2396
  • Item
  • 1914

This map was produce for the sale of the Lew Estate in 1914.
There used to be a Post Office and a school in Lew, both shown on this map between University Farm and Holy Trinity Church on the main road.

Bampton Community Archive

Extract from Kelly's Directory 1935

  • BCA - 2022.3855
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  • 1935

Extract from Kelly's Directory listing private residencies, occupations and organisations of Bampton in 1935.

Janet Westman

Bampton has a Shirt Race around its 11 pubs. May 7th 1959

  • BCA - 2022.3820
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  • May 7th 1958

While the title of this piece refers to the Shirt Race, which started as a celebration of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953, this articles talks about many people and is a lovely snapshot of social life in Bampton in 1959. People mentioned include:-

Albert Chandlers, saddler and leather worker and chairman of the parish council and still working hard at his leather work aged 81. Reference is made to the 100 or so council houses built in Weald since the war but there have been no council houses built in Weald, they were along New Road and the area north of New Road.

Percival O Money, "bespoke and surgical boot maker where everything was done by hand, even stitching when repairing footwear. Mr Money was a founding member of the debating society and secretary of the bowls club (which was in the grounds of Weald Manor.)

John Quick, one of the founder member of the SPAJERS - The Society for Ancient Junketer - who organise the Great Shirt Race and other events to raise money for Bampton's senior citizens while providing fun for all.

Mr & Mrs Arthur Scott-Norman licensee of the Elephant and Castle Inn in Bridge Street, knew each other in their school days then bumped into each other again in Tanganyika, never to be parted again. During the war Mr Scott-Norman was in the RAF and later in the Colonial office in Dar-es-Salaam and Mrs Scott-Norman was matron of the Aga Khan Hospital in Dar-es-Salaam.

There is much more of interest in the articel.

Janet Rouse

Bird's nest inside a letterbox

  • BCA - 2020.2450
  • Item
  • circa 1960

A bird was found to have made its nest inside the letterbox at Bampton and Brize Norton Railway station by Mrs Emmie Papworth who along with Mr F G Cannons was a post lady in Bampton about 1960. It was thought to be a member of the tit family and was disturbed only once while the eggs were being hatched.

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