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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...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

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'...

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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...

Bampton Community Archive

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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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...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

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

Bampton Community Archive

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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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 ...

Bampton Community Archive

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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Morris Traditional Morris Men plan trip to America

  • BCA - 2017.361
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  • 1975

This newspaper clipping records the intention of the Bampton Traditional Morris side to dance in America. Sadly, it did not happen but they did do quite a bit of fundraising, one of the fund raisers being this 50-50 auction to be held on Septembe...

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Letter from Bob Elliot of Radio Oxford with a cassette tape of a program

  • BCA - 2017.283
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  • April 29th 1981

BBC Radio Oxford came to The Eagle Inn during 1981 and made a program about the Bampton Morris for their program 'Folk on Saturday.' This letter Bob Elliot accompanied a taped copy of the program sent to Francis Shergold for his Morris ...

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Letter from John Shuker of The Eagle to Morrell's brewery and their reply

  • BCA - 2017.354
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  • August 1982

John Shuker landlord of The Eagle Pub in Church View wrote to his pub's brewery, Morrell's, explaining that there are three morris sides in Bampton and the one they had recently invited on a tour of their brewery was not the side that dr...

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Program from the 2012 Donkey Derby

  • BCA - 2017.246
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  • 2012

Each August Bank Holiday Monday the SPAJERS - Society for the Preservation of Ancient Junketing - organise a Donkey Derby and Fête in Sandfords Field. It is one of their major fundraising events which ultimately enables the Society to give everyo...

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Bampton Traditional Morris men go to Hermitage to dance Dec. 13th 1981

  • BCA - 2017.292
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  • Feb. 13th 1981 and Dec 13th 1981

On February 13th 1981 and December 13th 1981 the Bampton Traditional Morris Men went to Hermitage village, just south of the M4, at the invitation of Roly Brown, to dance. These notes and a hand drawn map refer to the two events

Bampton Community Archive

Invoice for Safe Ride minibus to Empress of Russia, London

  • BCA - 2017.293
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  • February 26th 1981

This is the invoice for booking a minibus from Safe Ride in Ramsden to take the Bampton Traditional Morris Men to the Empress of Russia in London. The team often went to the Folk Club in this pub at the invitation of Reg Hall who played there wit...

Bampton Community Archive

Francis & Ann Shergold's family photograph

  • BCA - 2017.267
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  • several decades

These are a selection of photographs that belonged to Ann and Francis Shergold and cover a time from their wedding day December 27th 1951 until about 2005. Francis's mother Lucy is one photograph and his sister Ruth in another. Paul McGrath...

Bampton Community Archive

Costumes of The Netherlands

  • BCA - 2017.270
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  • 1978

A booklet brought back to Bampton by Francis Shergold after the team danced at Leiden Folk Festival in 1978. The booklets shows several costumes typical of the different regions of the Netherland

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Parish Council report c1964

  • BCA - 2017.434
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  • c1964

Sadly, there is no date on this newspaper cutting but I think it will be from early 1960s. The main heading states that the fairground boss will be given the bill for cleaning up after the fair comes to Bampton. Other items - to have the whole o...

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Bush Club members and helpers in 2008

  • BCA - 2017.482
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  • January 30th 2008

Bush Club members who came for the day centre on January 30th 2008 plus some of the helpers. The day centre is run entirely by volunteers and members pay a small amount for the hot lunch and drinks.

Bampton Community Archive

Day out for the little ones c1930s

  • BCA - 2017.417
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  • late 1930s or just into WWII

This photograph has a few adults who took a great part in village life. Emmie Bishop who became Emmie (Emily) Papworth is on the extreme left and her sister Rose Greenway is one in from the right. The lady on the right is Miss Dutton, one member...

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Royal British Legion - Bampton Branch, old documents

  • BCA - 2017.491
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  • April 12th 1920 - 1999

This is an eclectic mixture of old documents no longer to be kept by the Royal British Legion. The earliest is a legal document regarding the purchase of the land that has our War Memorial standing on it. There are also designs for the War Memor...

Bampton Community Archive

Activities of the Royal British Legion

  • BCA - 2017.490
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  • 1950 - 1986

This is a collection of items all to do with the Royal British Legion. They include a photograph of the ladies circa late 1950s, Janette Keyte being crowned Carnival Queen in 1964, Janette again gamely being tipped out of a bed at the carnival, B...

Bampton Community Archive

VJ Day Journal August 15th 1945

  • BCA - 2017.473
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  • August 15th 1945

The Anniversary Journal was produced 50 years after VJ Day and was made possible by Anchor tenants’ enthusiastic response to an appeal for wartime reminiscences. Anchor Housing is the largest non-profit making provider of housing and care for old...

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Roy Shergold recalls his memories of being in Bampton's Home Guard

  • BCA - 2017.485
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  • 1939-1943

When war broke out Roy Shergold of Bampton in Oxfordshire was too young to sign up but he was accepted into Bampton's Home Guard. He was in the Home Guard until he was old enough to sign up for the Merchant Navy in 1943. This is Roy's m...

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Table top decorations in the foyer of the Bush Club created by Hilda Kent

  • BCA - 2017.484
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  • 1985-2000

Hilda Kent used to produce the most delightful table decorations in the foyer of the old Bush Club when it was in the Horsa building. They were in the foyer and gave such a warm welcome when going into the old building. People would go across ea...

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Bush Club outing into the Cotswolds Wednesday July 3rd 1991

  • BCA - 2017.483
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  • July 3rd 1991

At least once in the summer the people who run the Bush Club - all voluntary work - organise an outing for the members and Wednesday July 3rd the members were taken into the Cotswolds.

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Tea Party at Lavender Place flats

  • BCA - 2017.446
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  • early 2000s

Lavender Place flats provide sheltered accommodation and are behind Home Farm house (on High Street) accessed from Bushey Row. These pictures were taken during one of their tea parties.

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School project collecting WWII memories from people in Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.479
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  • 2003

This is a class project done by children in Bampton C of E Primary School in 2003. They asked senior citizens who were alive during WWII if they would write down their memories. Clearly, two citizens had written their memories in 1989. The peop...

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Program for Old Swan Band event with Bampton Morris & the Songwainers

  • BCA - 2017.472
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  • 1981

This leaflet was produced by The Old Swan Band who were Martin Brinsford, Paul Burges, Flos, Jo Fraser, John Adams and Richard Valentine with Jason Goss. It was produced for a concert of songs and reading and they band was supported by the appear...

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Letter from Rod Stradling of Old Swan Band to Francis Shergold

  • BCA - 2017.471
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  • c1981

Letter from Rod Stradling of Old Swan Band to Francis Shergold the squire of the Bampton Traditional Morris containing a cheque for Bampton Traditional Morris for services rendered at Stoke-on-Trent to the Old Swan Band.

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Women's Institute members enjoying a cup of tea 1964

  • BCA - 2017.467
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  • 1964

Some members of the Women's Institute enjoying a cup of tea in 1964. All are elderly, well wrapped up against the cold and all are wearing a hat

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Building Bampton Fair in the Market Square 1965

  • BCA - 2017.466
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  • August 1965

Starting to construct one of the rides at Bampton Fair held in the Market Square in August 1965. On these same days there used to be a very big horse fair and the fair was much larger spilling over going down the High Street to the turn into Bush...

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Newspaper report of The Baptist Women's League

  • BCA - 2017.462
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  • possibly 1960s

A short newspaper article about the Baptist Women's League held in Bampton's Baptist Chapel with guest speaker Mrs Chard of Clanfield. Gifts presented to Mrs R Greenway and Mrs E Papworth in recognition of their services to the League. ...

Bampton Community Archive

Newspaper reports from 1950 and 1972

  • BCA - 2017.461
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  • 1950-1972

These two newspaper cuttings are from 1950 and cover a plethora of clubs and societies in Bampton including reporting on a dance in the WI Hall, the death of one of bowlers, a whist drive, a bridal peal, dedication of the British Legion Women'...

Bampton Community Archive

Two old postcards of Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.460
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  • various dates first half 1900s

These two postcards have pictures of Bampton on. One is a single picture of Church View probably taken in the late 1950s. The other one is a composite of five pictures of varying dates including the War Memorial, south side of the Market Square,...

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Wild Birds Protection Acts, notice issued January 1st 1947

  • BCA - 2017.459
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  • January 1st 1947

This notice is all about which birds can be killed along with the months this is allowed and those which may never be killed. It was issued January 1st 1947 by F G Scott, Clerk of the County Council at County Hall, Oxford. The detail is fascinat...

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Christmas card from Reg Pratley at the Jubilee to Rose & Arthur Gerring.

  • BCA - 2017.457
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  • possibly 1970s

This is a Christmas from Reg Pratley, the landlord of the Jubilee Inn in the Market Square to Rose and Arthur Gerring who were local farmers and lived in Sandford House off Church View. There is a photograph of the Inn on the front.

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The Beam when it was run with a Market Garden early 1950s

  • BCA - 2017.456
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  • early 1950s

When Dor Thompson and Kate Wylie bought The Beam after WWII ended, they decided to create a small Market Garden and this photograph shows much of their garden and the house. Sadly, all this wonderful growing land has houses built on it now. The ...

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Grace Eeles in her garden

  • BCA - 2017.404
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  • from 1970

Grace Eeles standing in her beautiful garden full of flowers when she was an older lady; Roy Shergold used to help her a good deal in her garden. Her bungalow is in Lavender Square behind Jubilee House. She was an expert in making corn dollies o...

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Invoices to Rose & Arthur Gerring & one possibly to a parent dated 1923

  • BCA - 2017.453
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  • 1923-1960

These are four invoices but as one is dated August 24th 1923, the year Rose Gerring was born, it may be for items bought by either her parents or her husband Arthur's. It is interesting to note that invoices when paid were signed over a post...

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Newspaper reports of WI meetings c1971; photo of drama group 1924

  • BCA - 2017.451
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  • 1924 -1971

There is a wonderful photograph of the WI Drama group taken in 1924 which is a scene from 'Much Ado About Nothing.' The team won the Oxford Federation Cup in 1924 which had to be returned in 1925 but a replica of the cup was given to the...

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Bush Club tea party for Bush Club members at Horace Holyfield's in Ramsden

  • BCA - 2017.447
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  • c2004

Horace Holyfield in Ramsden has been a wonderful supporter of the Bampton Bush Club. He invited members to lunch many times and had a kitchen and dining room set up specially for such groups. These photographs record one happy lunch had there by...

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The Mother's Union in Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.445
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  • c2002

These five photographs were taken by Margaret Chaundy, who was a member of the Mother's Union, at different events. They include Judy Devas, Jill & Chris Ruck, Wendy Eldret, Arthur Pont and Keir Smith who had gathered in Jill and Chris&#...

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1 "The Farming Year 1965" by Frances Henly

  • BCA - 2017.443
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  • 1965

1st of 9 website entries from the WI album called "Bampton Today 1965". This is the first selection of pages from it. They are an account by Frances Henly (wife of John, the farmer of Deanery farm in Broad Street,) of the farming year...

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Family trees of different part of the Eeles family

  • BCA - 2017.440
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  • 1784 - 1993

One branch of the Eeles family started a shop in Bampton that later became International, then Londis, Budgens and now - 2017 - it is a Co-op. These handwritten family trees were sent to the Archive and they cover just over 200 years. You will f...

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Women's World Day of Prayer March 2nd 2012 "Let Justice Prevail"

  • BCA - 2017.439
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  • March 2nd 2012

On March 2nd 2012 St Mary The Virgin, Bampton hosted the Women's World Day of Prayer prepared by Christian Women in Malaysia. Their theme was "Let Justice Prevail." This is the service program for all to use during the service.

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Historic documents of the Royal British Legion, Bampton branch

  • BCA - 2017.437
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  • April 20th 1920 to

The date range of these documents begins with a legal document dated April 12th 1920 regarding the purchase of the land where the war memorial now sits. There are several letters to do with our war graves and the National Inventory of War Graves,...

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Funeral of gypsy Tom Smith aged 59 September 1967

  • BCA - 2017.435
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  • September 1967

There was a gypsy funeral in September 1967 attended by approximately 300 mourners who came from Northamptonshire, Dorset, Devon, Somerset, Berkshire and Warwickshire. Mr Tom Smith aged 59, son of a Gypsy Queen. Tom had affectionately been know...

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Winners of the Shirt Race in 1967, Messrs Smith and Snook

  • BCA - 2017.432
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  • 1967

The SPAJERS - Society for the Preservation of Ancient Junketing - hold a shirt race the Saturday before the late May Bank Holiday Monday although when it was run in 1967 it was the Saturday before Whit Monday. This newspaper cutting has a picture...

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Bampton Town football club annual dinner in the Masonic Hall, Witney, May 1968

  • BCA - 2017.431
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  • May 1968

In May 1968 the Bampton Town Football Club held its annual dinner in the Masonic Hall, Witney. Officials of the club are pictured and include Mr S Truman, committee member, Mr J Lawrence, chairman, Mr M Cleaver, treasurer, Mr P Hewitson, 1st team...

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Bampton WI celebrates its Golden Jubilee Wednesday February 10th 1971

  • BCA - 2017.430
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  • February 10th 1971

On Wednesday February 10th 1971 members of the Bampton WI celebrated their Golden Jubilee. The picture shows Mrs Audrey Taylor president, with five former presidents, Mrs Frances Henly, Miss Kate Wylie, Mrs Rose Gerring, Mrs D Hampton and 90 year...

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Duncan Enright leaflets, Labour candidate for 2016 by-election October 20th 2016

  • BCA - 2017.423
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  • October 20th 2016

After the country voted to leave the European Union, called Brexit, Prime Minister David Cameron resigned as PM and soon after resigned as MP for our area and this brought about a by-election. Duncan Enright was the Labour candidate for the Witne...

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Reports on the death of Count Munster of Bampton House 1968

  • BCA - 2017.421
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  • 1965

Count and Countess Munster lived in Bampton House in Broad Street. Count Munster died in 1968 and these two pages show several newspaper report of his death and the coroner's report.

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Old newspaper pictures of The Talbot and The Elephant & Castle

  • BCA - 2017.419
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  • unknown

This newspaper cutting was found in a book in a second hand book shop. There is nothing to suggest the date but a fire destroyed the thatch on the Elephant & Castle about 1956 so it is earlier than that. It was given a slate roof when it was...

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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

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3 soldiers billeted at Home Farm WWII

  • BCA - 2017.413
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  • world war two

These three soldiers were billeted at Home Farm in Bampton during World War Two. Home farm is in the HIgh Street in Bampton. Sadly nobody knows their names

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Granny Bunce with Emmie and son Tom Papworth

  • BCA - 2017.410
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  • c1958

Mrs Bunce owned and ran The Swan Inn along the Buckland road. She was the grandmother of Emmie Papworth and Edie Foreshew. She is seen her at The Swan with Emmie and her son Tom

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Emmie Papworth delivering goods by horse and cart

  • BCA - 2017.409
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  • pre WWII

Before WWII Emmie Papworth used to go around Bampton with a horse and cart selling goods. In this photograph of her she is accompanied by her sister Rose. The horse was called Kit.

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A collection of adverts from the 2007 issue of The Beam

  • BCA - 2017.407
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  • 2007

These adverts were all to be found in the 2007 issue of The Beam. They include the New Tack Shop selling horse riding equipment in Duttons, Spring Hair and Beauty in the Market Square, Bampton Physiotherapy & Associates in Bushey Row, Neville...

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