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Young men in Bampton's ATC c1950s

  • BCA - 2017.414
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  • c1950

These young men were in Bampton's ATC, probably in the 1950s. Some are named on the picture and if anyone can add more names or suggest corrections, do get in touch with the archive - the contact can be made from the Home Page of this websit...

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Cycle ride to raise the need for a cycle pathway Bampton-Tadpole Bridge

  • BCA - 2017.245
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  • 1999

In 1999 there was a mass cycle ride organised to highlight the need for a cycle pathway from Bampton to The Trout Inn at Tadpole bridge on the Buckland Road. The bridge crosses the River Thames. Young and old took part but sadly, it did not lead...

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The Bampton WI banner is housed in St Mary's May 21st 2014

  • BCA - 2017.592
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  • May 21st 2014

With the rather sad demise of the Bampton branch of the WI the lovely banner, made by Pat Barratt, was officially welcomed and hung in Saint Mary's in Bampton. One picture shows the diminished group of ex Bampton members attending the little...

Bampton Community Archive

Connected families - Tanner, Flux, Poole, Butler, Elward, Newman

  • BCA - 2017.845
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  • twentieth century

These are really good, old photographs showing members of the Tanner, Flux, Poole, Butler and Elward families from around 1900 through the twentieth century. The family group photograph of 'Buscot' Tanner shows him with his sons in unif...

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Closure of the GWR Oxford via Witney to Fairford railway line

  • BCA - 2017.731
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  • June 16th 1962

On June 16th 1962 the last train from Witney to Fairford passed through Bampton and Brize Norton station. The newspaper cuttings give a good history of this railway line. In Bampton, there used to be a railway timetable on the wall next to the L...

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Steam engines stop in Bampton November 4th 2006

  • BCA - 2017.635
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  • November 4th 2006

On a lovely sunny November day in 2006 a group of Steam Engine enthusiasts stopped off in Bampton, Bridge Street to partake of some refreshment.In 2019 John Wharton told me ..."The steam engines were taking part in the Remembrance Road Run or...

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Wedding of Jack Bunce c1880s

  • BCA - 2017.815
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  • c1880s

The photograph captures the wedding of John William Bunce, known to everyone as Jack to Mary Radburn. They had children Iris, Les and Joan.John was brother to Emmie Sollis who ran the Lamb Inn in Buckland Road and Mary was Tom Papworth's Gra...

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The Beam, house, garden and family

  • BCA - 2017.442
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  • c1953

These 6 pictures are scans of colour slides probably taken in the 1950. Dor Thompson and Kate Wylie bought The Beam and adopted two children, Julie and Roger Powell. Dor, the children and the garden can be seen in these pictures. Kate and Dor r...

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The wedding of George Bishop and Joy

  • BCA - 2017.408
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  • c1945

This is the wedding photograph of George Bishop and Joy. George was the brother of Emmie (Emily) who delivered post in Bampton for many years and then took over running and living at the Papershop in Bridge Street which became known as Emmie'...

Bampton Community Archive

Work starts on building Lavender Place Flats 1968

  • BCA - 2017.738
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  • March 1968

On March 29th 1938 the Oxford Times reported that work has started on building Lavender Place flats and it is to cost £46,860. The builders are A E Hobley and Sons of North Leigh.

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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.

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Mr & Mrs Hill & son Arthur Hill's antique cum bric-a-brac shop in Bridge Street

  • BCA - 2017.526
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  • twentieth century

Mr & Mrs Hill ran an antique shop in Bridge Street which was later taken over by their son Arthur. It became a bric-a-brac shop. Many items were put outside on display each week and Arthur was always ready and willing to talk with people. L...

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The Wedding of George Bishop & Joy

  • BCA - 2017.512
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  • c late 1940s

This wedding photograph of George Bishop and Joy Buffham. Rose Wells, Edie Foreshew and Emmie Papworth are Georges sisters. The date was in 1948.Wedding of George Bishop and Joy1. Mrs Bunce2. Iris Luckett3. Joan O’Neill4. Mrs Baker5. Rose Wells6...

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Mrs Frances Money and her husband Percy, a shoemaker

  • BCA - 2017.390
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  • 1960-01-20 - 2017-01-20

The photograph of Mrs Money was probably taken about c2000.The ones of her husband in his workshop in Bridge Street were taken in the 1960s. Their grandson Andrew Money still lives in Bampton and is a painter and decorator.Percy's daughter i...

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Hunt meet at Weald Manor 2003 and January 5th 2004

  • BCA - 2017.612
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  • January 5th 2004

On January 5th 2004 the hunt met at Weald Manor. They usually meet the Monday before Christmas but the weather meant that meet had to be cancelled and rescheduled. They met in 2003 in the new year too.In the photos taken early C20th Martins the ...

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Bowls Club annual dinner March 9th 1968

  • BCA - 2017.418
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  • March 9th 1968

Bampton used to have a bowls club and played at Weald Manor. Michael Cleaver was playing for Bampton at this time, (in the days of George Dafter, Percy Money, Trav Gordon, Harold Hargreaves, Bert Saunders etc.)Doris and Mike were both friendly wi...

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Lloyd Hughes Owens' account of schools in Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.717
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  • mostly first 60 years of C20th

When Lloyd Hughes Owens retired in the 1960s he put the finishing touches to his album all about schools in Bampton. There is mention of the Old Grammar School, now our library and the exhibition room used by West Ox Arts and the Archive called t...

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Tony Allam baking the last batches of bread before Constables closed c1981

  • BCA - 2017.538
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  • c1981

Tony Allam was the baker for Mrs Constable for many years. The shop was by the roundabout opposite The Talbot and is now the Chinese takeaway called Mark's Kitchen. These photographs show the beautiful ovens and all the surrounding area.Tre...

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Alan Clarke, landlord of The Horse Shoe dies September 29th 2013

  • BCA - 2017.820
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  • June 17th 1953 to September 29th 2013

Alan Clarke died suddenly on Monday September 29th 2013. He was landlord of the Horse Shoe in Bampton. The article gives far more information about Alan's working life

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Death of Evalyn Hornsby May 2015 then Fred Hornsby August 2015

  • BCA - 2017.809
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  • May-August 2015

Evalyn and Fred Hornby had lived in Bampton for many decades. Fred worked for John Henly and then his son Roy on Deanery farm and Hobbs Buildings and Evalyn worked at University farm for Mary Rouse. Evalyn died in the May and Fred in the August ...

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Dutch Marching band 2008

  • BCA - 2017.689
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  • 2008

This Dutch marching band performed in Bampton for us in 2008. This was the Amigo Marching Band from Leiden. We also had a Stage Band from Leiden that played from a ‘Curtain sided’ trailer a few years previous at the Shirt Race. Bampton has enj...

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The Shirt race in the early days

  • BCA - 2017.847
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  • 1955-1989

Three photographs of the Shirt Race starting with one taken in 1955 and ending with one of Rocky in 1989.

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Bampton C of E School built its own pool in 1970

  • BCA - 2017.577
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  • Whitsun 1970

At Whitsun 1970 the school in Bampton opened its own swimming pool after much fund raising and a lot of hard work by many local people. In the column in the Witney Gazette which recalls events in times past, in March 2016 it reprinted a piece fro...

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The Eeles family, their shop and family tree

  • BCA - 2017.787
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  • various

These are photographs and documents and family trees all to do with the Eeles family.EDWARD ~2 - Edward Rolls in his cousin's (the Hon Charles Rolls) model plane. Edward Rolls was related to Grace Eeles of Eeles grocery store (now Budgens 20...

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The Eeles family, here and in Canada and some family trees

  • BCA - 2017.525
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  • various from late C19th

This photograph is of the Eeles family. There are pages about the branch of the family that emigrated to Canada, pension awarded to Ebenezer Eeles and his discharge certificate and pension notification and a form from the dispersal hospital centr...

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Wood Green school bus crashes; 3 die and 16 hurt February 3rd 1972

  • BCA - 2017.723
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  • February 3rd 1972

In icy and snowy conditions the bus bringing children from Wood Green School to Bampton crashed at Hoppy's Corner killing two boys, Gary Gerhardt from Bampton and Gary John Hawkins from Clanfield. At least 14 of the 46 pupils on the coach we...

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Rose Gerring, born December 12th 1923, died September 2013

  • BCA - 2017.448
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  • Dec 12th 1923 to July 16th 2013

Bampton was very much enriched by the life of Rose Gerring because she took such an active part in so many areas and you can read about them in the eulogy. The two photographs - one was taken just post WWII at her home Sandford House and the othe...

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WI Drama Group perform Aladdin. March 7th 1975

  • BCA - 2017.751
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  • 1975

The Women's Institute chose Aladdin for their annual pantomime in 1975. Carol Court played Aladdin; the princess by Sally Verdon, Sylvia Barney played Widow Twanky, Edna Amos was the Wicked Uncle, Ann Irvin was Sing-Sing and Audrey Court was...

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Bampton Church Bellringers' savings book 1959-1972

  • BCA - 2017.275
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  • Feb 2nd 1959 - Aug 24th 1972

This savings account with the Midland Bank was used to earn interest on monies received by the bellringers, for ringing for weddings, who during the period of this savings account used the money to buy new ropes when needed and grease to lubricate...

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Sub officer Arthur Beckley receives BEM at the County Fire HQ in Kidlington

  • BCA - 2017.749
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  • c1973

Sub Officer Arthur H Beckley joined the NFS as a fireman at Bampton in 1946 and was officer in charge from 1960. I think this cutting is from a local paper approximately 1973. Arthur was awarded the BEM for his outstanding service. Arthur was b...

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Two aerial photographs of Bampton c1998

  • BCA - 2017.759
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  • 1993/4

These are two aerial photographs of Bampton probably taken in 1993 but could be 1994.. The Lanes have been built so it must be on or after 1985 but Pembroke Place, next to the Fire Station in Manor View (leading into New Road) is in the very earl...

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Tree planting on March 24th 1973 to mark Tree Planting Year

  • BCA - 2017.754
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  • March 24th 1973

Volunteers planted 80 trees allocated to Bampton through the County Council for “Tree Planting year” in the grass by the layby near Cowleaze Corner. The grassy area had been created when the steep bend in the road was removed c1971. Mr Doug Read...

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Extracts copied from the ledger of builder John H. Joyce, 1907-1910

  • BCA - 2017.405
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  • 1907 - 1910

The very large ledge book belonging to builder J H Joyce records his clients' names, addresses and where they lived and Miriam James has copied some out for ease of reading. Although Mr Joyce lived in Bampton it can be seen that he occasion...

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The War Memorial in the Market Square

  • BCA - 2017.582
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  • 1914 - 2009

The War Memorial in the Market Square has names on from the WWI, WWII and Afghanistan. These photographs take you around the memorial so that you can see every name on it. It also shows the newly added name in 2009 of Jason Mackie (Afghanistan) ...

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Downton Abbey leaving party in Sandford Field July 22nd 2015

  • BCA - 2017.583
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  • July 22nd 2015

Carnival Films came to Bampton at least twice a year from 2010 to 2015 inclusive to film parts of Downton Abbey. After six years of Bampton being host to the filming of many of the outside scenes the production company hosted a farewell party for...

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Bus Shelter gift from the Royal Corps of Signals. Sept 12th 1969

  • BCA - 2017.744
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  • September 12th 1969

The Royal Corps of Signals were at their base in Weald from 1943 until September 1969 after which it was RAF Bampton Castle. Before the Weald station was ready to receive them, they were based in a house in Fox Close off New Road in Bampton. Whe...

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Obituary in The Guardian for Molly Rose OBE aged 95. ATA pilot in WWII

  • BCA - 2017.373
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  • November 19th 2016

This is the obituary written in The Guardian newspaper on November 19th 2016 for Molly Rose who was 95. Molly was one of the few remaining female pilots who were in the ATA during WWII where she flew 38 different aircraft. She was the wife of Be...

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Locomotive 7412 at Brize Norton and Bampton railway station in 1961

  • BCA - 2014.1368..41
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  • 1961

Locomotive 7412 at Brize Norton and Bampton railway station in 1961, this time in colour. For an excellent piece of research and lovely photographs do have a look at http://www.fairfordbranch.co.uk/index.htm

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Document detailing the sale of Calais Farm in 1984 (9 pages to view)

  • BCA - 2014.1368..25
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  • 1984

A PDF document of 9 pages detailing the sale of Calais Farm in 1984 by Moore, Allen and Innocent for Mr Bryan Stevens. About 185 acres freehold with vacant possession for sale by private treaty as a whole or in six lots

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Mr Bovington's safe return from the Falklands War is celebrated

  • BCA - 2017.562
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  • 1984

The photograph shows the joy and celebration of the return of Mr Bovington from the Falklands War - he is standing at the front of the group with his mother Yvette and they are surrounded by families who live very close to them in Bampton

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Morris pictures over several decades

  • BCA - 2017.381
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  • 1932 to 2000

This collection of photographs was found in an outbuilding behind the Horse Shoe pub. They range from Reg Hall playing the fiddle, Francis Shergold play the melodeon, the Bampton Traditional Morris side c1970, c1995 and 1966 and on the steps of t...

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The White family who lived in Sandford Cottage from at least as early as 1900

  • BCA - 2017.444
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  • 1910

The White family lived in Sandford Cottage, the thatched cottage on the south side of Sandford field from at least as early as 1900. These photographs cover the period 1910 to 1960. They are all family related, some babies, children, adults, in ...

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Ted Dixey and his family

  • BCA - 2017.846
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  • c1900

Ted Dixey was known to most Bamptonians as a bellringer and Morris dancer. These are photograph of his maternal grandparents, his sister and husband Robert Ferguson, of Ted himself and his fiance of 40 years, Sylvia. Sadly, Ted was very deaf but...

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Several newspaper items about Downton Abbey in Bampton, 2015 and 2016

  • BCA - 2017.777
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  • 2015-2016

Esther Hepworth grew up in Bampton as did her parents and grandparents. Esther was an Extra in Downton Abbey and she commented that dressed as an older lady, she felt she was walking in the footsteps of her great-grandmother because she lived in ...

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A letter to election candidates October 5th 2016 from Need Not Greed

  • BCA - 2017.516
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  • October 5th 2016

"Need Not Greed Oxfordshire (NNGO) is a coalition of nearly 30 community groups from across Oxfordshire. Groups in the Witney constituency area include Rural Oxfordshire Action Rally (ROAR), Help Preserve Burford Campaign, Society for the Pro...

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List of Bampton Traditional Morris Men c1981

  • 2017.288
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  • c1981

This is a list of Bampton Traditional Morris Men c1981 plus people who regularly had a connection with the side. It is hand written by Dave Rose for Francis Shergold but does not have Francis's details on it

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The Horse Shoe in 1910, Bridge Street

  • BCA - 2017.464
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  • 1910

The Horse Shoe as it was in 1910 with two ladies and a dog standing in the doorway. The sign says The Horse Shoe, Morlands Entire. This Inn was badly burnt in a fire in 1925 and was rebuilt a little closer to the Town Hall and the butcher's...

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Mr Bishop on the right, hauling rocks for road mending.

  • BCA - 2017.854
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  • early twentieth century

Edie Foreshew's father is on the right; he died aged just 49. In the trailer are rocks being brought to be crushed to mend the roads. "Oxford Steam Plough Co" is on the front of the steam engine and along the side of the cab.

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Death penny for Mr Dewe

  • BCA - 2017.849
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  • after WWI

The Memorial Plaque was issued after the First World War to the next-of-kin of all British and Empire service personnel who were killed as a result of the war. The plaques (which could be described as large plaquettes) were made of bronze, and he...

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Shirt Race starter pistol confiscated by police

  • BCA - 2017.520
  • Item
  • don't know

The Great Bampton Shirt Race in its modern times has been run every year since 1953 and was originally started by firing a 12-bore shotgun into the air. This article from the Witney Gazette charts the circumstances that have led to it being start...

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A brief, illustrated explanation of St Mary The Virgin Church, Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.496
  • Item
  • 2016

This publication was created in 2016 with text by Rev. David Lloyd and photographs by Janet Rouse. It gives an idea of what is to be seen inside St Mary's and some outside items. There has been a church on this site for well over a thousand...

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Flooding in July 2007

  • BCA - 2017.862
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  • July 2007

These are a few photographs of the floods taken on the day of the torrential rain in July 2007 and the following day when it was possible to get out of Weald to take a few more photographs when the water levels had gone down a good deal. Outside ...

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Summer 1990 Sale of The Deanery

  • BCA - 2017.861
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  • 1990

This newspaper cutting tells us about the sale of The Deanery in 1990. It is a Grade II listed building and was in need of refurbishment in 1990.

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Obituary for Frank Tanner, wife of Vera, father of Janet Newman and Jean

  • BCA - 2017.857
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  • 1980

Frank Tanner, someties called Perky was the youngest son of 'Buscot' Tanner died at his home in Colvile Close aged 85 on November 10th 1980. Frank emigrated to Australia before WWI, was called up into the Australian Army in WWI and was ...

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Cromwell House and Hughes' Garage & Petrol Pumps

  • BCA - 2017.853
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  • c1968

Cromwell House is in Cheapside. Next door to it used to Hughes Garage and shop. The garage was behind the shop and Cromwell House. The shop sold newspapers, knitting wools and patterns, sweets etc. The petrol pumps were right in front of Cromw...

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The Wheat Sheaf and papershop next door, Bridge Street

  • BCA - 2017.851
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  • c1930

This is a photograph of the Wheat Sheaf which ceased to be a pub in 1972 when it became a post office. Early in the C20th an elderly lady used to cook fish to order in large open skillets like a giant wok and you went in via the door next to the ...

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The Poachers Rest in June 1980

  • BCA - 2017.850
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  • June 1980

The Poachers rest was a cafe first and then it became a restaurant. Like many shops and businesses on the main roads through Bampton and in the Market Square, it has become a private dwelling. Long before it was a cafe, it was Barclays Bank.

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Pages from the ledger of a builder from Bampton 1952

  • BCA - 2017.844
  • Item
  • 1952

These are five double pages of entries in 1952 from the ledger of a builder in Bampton. They give a wonderful idea of costs at the time, the type of work requested and the range of work done. There are two distinct sets of hand writing but both ...

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Lloyd Hughes Owens' extracts from Vestry meetings between 1859 and 1916

  • BCA - 2017.842
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  • 1859-1916

Lloyd Hughes Owens read through old Vestry minutes and extracted bits he found interesting. They were hand-written notes and the Archive is indebted to Miriam James for typing them out to make life easier for the reader. These extracts are both ...

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An Address to Parents in 1850 bringing children to school in Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.841
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  • 1850

This notice was given to all parents bringing their children to school in 1850. This was the new National School in Church View, where the Youth Club, Boxing Club and Bush Club members now meet. I wonder what parents would say today if given thi...

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Research into the Spurrett family done around 1971

  • BCA - 2017.840
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  • c1971

This research work into the Spurretts who lived in Weald, Bampton and Aston was done in 1971 and before. Anyone interested in finding out about this family and the people they married will find plenty of help here. This was all done before peopl...

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Death of Patricia Ann Henly March 18th 2016

  • BCA - 2017.839
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  • March 18th 2016

Patricia Ann Henly was married to Roy Henly and they lived and farmed at Hobbs Buildings on Station Road.

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Thomas Peter 'Bill' Govier December 3rd 1932 to May 21st 2016

  • BCA - 2017.543
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  • 1932 - 2016

He was known locally as Bill but his name was Thomas Peter Govier. Bill played an active part in Bampton life in the Pumpkin Club, maintaining the war graves from 1955, composing the crossword in The Beam for many years and he showed his fun side...

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Bampton Opera 2016 offers a double bill of Divine Comedies summer 2016

  • BCA - 2017.836
  • Item
  • summer 2016

Bampton Opera has developed into an occasion not to be missed; people from abroad come specially to enjoy the event. In 2016 Dr Jeremy Gray and Gilly French put on two operas, Gluck's one act opera 'Philemon and Baucis' and Arne�...

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William Gent doing well after surgery to straighten his spine

  • BCA - 2017.835
  • Item
  • 2016

Young William Gent had major surgery to straighten his spine and not many months afterwards William's team took part in the Blenheim Palace run and raised more money than any other group. £5,500. William is back at Bampton CE Primary School...

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History of Witney Point Blankets

  • BCA - 2017.832
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  • September 2016

Derek West of the Witney Gazette has an article most weeks where he looks back at people, places and events. Witney Blankets are famous across in Canada as well as in the home country. Witney point blankets have a fascinating history and I saw s...

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Lead stolen from 27 churches across the diocese in the last 6 months

  • BCA - 2017.831
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  • September 2016

St Mary's in Bampton has had lead stolen from its roof twice within a month. 27 churches have suffered this in the diocese in the last 6 months. Churches are being urged to have alarms and CCTV fitted. Bampton's church now has alarms;...

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Death of Jan Walsh, wife of Jasper August 26th 2016

  • BCA - 2017.828
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  • August 26th 2016

Jan Walsh, wife of Jasper, died suddenly on August 26th 2016 after two stokes. Jan had the delightful disposition of not being able to talk without smiling which made her company so good and all who knew her feel her loss.

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Donkey Derby August 2016

  • BCA - 2017.826
  • Item
  • August 206

The Donkey Derby held on August Bank Holiday Monday is organised and run by the SPAJERS - Society for the Preservation of Ancient Junketing - to give Bampton people the chance to have fun while raising money to treat the senior citizens, who are t...

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The Old Bell Cottage in Bell Lane is for sale October 2013

  • BCA - 2017.825
  • Item
  • October 2013

Bell Cottage is one of Bampton's very old houses probably dating from the sixteen century. It is to be found in Bell Lane behind Thornberry Flats. The lane is known as 'Back of The Bell' by elderly locals who've lived here al...

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