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Thanksgiving For Victory Service 1945

  • BCA - 2017.674
  • Item
  • 1945

This is the Service program for the Thanksgiving Service for Victory held in 1945. As the service sheet was printed in London it was probably a standard service to be held across the UK

Nik Stanbridge

Stan Smith, reported missing in WWII

  • BCA - 2021.2564
  • Item
  • November 1st 1944

This letter, dated November 1st 1944 was send by Stan Smith's commanding officer to Stan's father informing him that Stan was missing but may be a POW. He was a POW and near the end of the was became one of the POWs who took part in the what became known as the Long March. They were marched from East Germany keeping ahead of the advancing Russians. Stan walked almost 1,000 miles. He survived.

Bampton Community Archive

Stan Smith talks about his time as a soldier and POW in WWII

  • BCA - 2020.2334
  • Item
  • May 19th 2004

On May 19th 2004 a conversation between Stan Smith and Jo Lewington was recorded and this is a transcript of that conversation. Stan talks of his time fighting and then as a POW and finally on the long march west.

Bampton Community Archive

Soldier in WW1 Uniform

  • BCA - 2022.3752
  • Item
  • 1914-1918

Soldier in Military Uniform
possibly Ernest Daniels

Janet Westman

Service of Remembrance by the War Memorial August 4th 2014

  • BCA - 2022.3821
  • Item
  • August 4th 2014

On August 4th 2014 a short service of Remembrance was held by the War Memorial in the Market Square, in remembrance of the outbreak of WWI. Reverend David Battersby conducted the service and Gary Gummer held the Standard of the Royal British Legion.

Janet Rouse

Sale for Ukrainian refugees

  • BCA - 2022.3828
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  • March 12th 2022

With almost 2 million refugees from the war in Ukraine and many more still desperately trying to get out of the country, a sale was held in the Village Hall on Saturday March 12th 2022 to raise funds to purchase essential items for these desperate people.

Janet Rouse

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