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Bampton Has Talent June 8th 2014

  • BCA - 2017.886
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  • June 8th 2014

In 2012 as part of the celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, an evening of entertainment was organised which asked the question "Has Bampton Got Talent?" Clearly it had and so in 2015 when a similar evening was organ...

Bampton Community Archive

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

Cromwell House in Cheapside, Hilda Kent & Margaret Howse

  • BCA - 2017.1236
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  • 1990s

Cromwell House is in Cheapside between Exeter House and The Old Forge. Hilda Kent lived there along with Margaret Howse after WWII until their deaths. Hilda did some research on the house and her notes are included in the pdf. They both worked ...

Bampton Community Archive

The old Carillon in St Mary's, Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.876
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  • February 2009

The old carillon had to be turned off permanently in the end when too many pins on the drum had fallen out and simply would not stay in place when put back. The resulting sound was not good. When the drum rotated, each pin in the drum would trig...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Mummers from 1946 to 2000

  • BCA - 2018.1368
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  • 1946 - 2000

Mummering has taken place in Bampton for at least 134 which is when Rev Giles mentions it in his book about Bampton. Don Rouse has written a far more up-to-date account which you'll find after the photographs. The names of the performers ha...

Bampton Community Archive

Vera Elward aged 8 year old with her class c1930

  • BCA - 2017.1058
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  • c1930

This is a class photograph taken about 1930. Vera Elward was then Vera Tanner and she is the blond girl centre front. The remaining 27 pictures are of each child with their name underneathBack row L-R Arthur Beckley, George Bunce, Ronnie Peachy ...

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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

St Mary's choir boys on an outing to Southsea in 1947

  • BCA - 2017.1100
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  • 1947

In 1947 no girls were allowed in the choir at St Mary's which was quite normal in most churches at that time. In the summer of 1947 these 9 choirboys were taken on an outing to Southsea as a treat. Back row L-R Bill Daniels, Philip Addison,...

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...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

William Nathan 'Jingy' Wells, playing his fiddle and a close look at his clothes

  • BCA - 2018.1312
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  • first half nineteen hundreds

Jingy Wells, real name William Nathan Wells danced for many years and played the fiddle for even more. His first fiddle he made from a large corned beef tin for a sound box and a broom handle. He was completely self taught. After an eye infecti...

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Bill Daniels and his family

  • BCA - 2018.1322
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  • 20th century

These photograph are of Bill Daniels as a 12 year old boy in the Mummers and as an adult in military uniform and in the Shirt Race. There are also pictures of his father Ernie Daniels and his mother. In the photograph of the mummers you can also...

Bampton Community Archive

Show program and schedule, Bampton Horticultural Soc 1980

  • BCA - 2017.1276
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  • 1980

This is the Show guide produced by the Bampton Horticultural Society for their Flower and Produce Show August 9th 1980 and their Autumn Show October 4th 1980. Apart from seeing all the classes that can be entered, it is also interesting to see wh...

Bampton Community Archive

Bill Daniels, man and boy

  • BCA - 2017.1299
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  • C20th

Bill Daniels aged 12. Bill grew up to become a Morris Dancer with the Bampton Traditional Morris Dancers and for many years, from the age of 12 he was a member of the Mummers when they were reformed in 1946. The newly reformed Mummers in 1946 wer...

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...

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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

Isabel Dorothy Collins June 12th 1920 to December 12th 2011

  • BCA - 2018.1348
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  • 1920 2011

Isabel and her husband George came to live in Bampton in the early years of WWII. They had bought Weald farm and moved into the main farmhouse with the farm and some years later they bought and moved into Greyshott house where Isabel lived for th...

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.

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

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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Articles written about Downton Abbey being filmed in Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.1295
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  • 2013-2015

The majority of the outside scenes filmed for Downton Abbey have been done in Bampton, using St Mary The Virgin Church, the house next door called Church Gate House the home of the fictional Mrs Crawley, the Old Grammar School with its entrance be...

Bampton Community Archive

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 ...

Bampton Community Archive

Barbara Hunt nee Green's certificates for The Torchbearers & Junior Red Cross

  • BCA - 2017.887
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  • n/a

Torchbearers International (sometimes known as ‘Capernwray’) is a worldwide community of believers in the saving, transforming and indwelling life of Jesus Christ. There are currently 25 Torchbearers Centres in 20 countries on 4 continents around ...

Bampton Community Archive

The Drinkwater family

  • BCA - 2018.1431
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  • 1910 to 1975

A photograph of Bill Drinkwater in his WWII uniform at his garden gate.A photograph of Bill Drinkwater in bull fighter's clothes for the fun of the picture.Bill's father William Frank Drinkwater's character reference and certificate...

Bampton Community Archive

Members of Freda Bradley's family

  • BCA - 2017.1053
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  • from start of twentieth century

Along with Freda there are photographs of her brothers Jim and Ken with their grandmother Mrs Dewe, her mother Phyllis and aunt/mother's sister Lilian, Philly Dewe her grandfather in his Morris dancing clothes, Billy Dewe her uncle, her fathe...

Bampton Community Archive

Evacuee children in Bampton enjoying games at Weald Manor

  • BCA - 2017.1298
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  • C1940

These children are all evacuees from Bow in London. Here, they are being given the fun of some games at Weald Manor.The young girl at the bottom front on the right is now Mrs Joyce Cotter, neé Chambers and the girl on the right of the middle row ...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton and Brize Norton Railway station

  • BCA - 2018.1397
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  • first half of C20th

Locomotive 7412 at Brize Norton and Bampton railway station in 1959.Locomotive 7412 at Brize Norton and Bampton railway station in 1961, this time in colourA freight wagon and engine at Brize Norton and Bampton stationA steam engine pulling three ...

Bampton Community Archive

The death of Brian Shurey September 21st 2017

  • BCA - 2018.1414
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  • December 27th 1944 - September 21st 2017

Brian was a much loved man who took a very active part in many aspects of life in Bampton. One of his brothers, Henry Barber gave this eulogy at Brian's funeral service."My memories of big brother Brian were that he was an independent i...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton's cricket club through the twentieth century

  • BCA - 2018.1404
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  • C20th

Cricket team all named - Bampton Cricket team, date not known but probably between the two world wars. All the players are named on the photograph.A967. Bampton Cricket Club 1881 includes J. Baker, G. Smith, F.W. Taunt, Rev. J.W.B. Bell, G. Taylor...

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Lead stolen twice from roof of St Mary's in 2017

  • BCA - 2017.1230
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  • 2017

Lead was stolen from the north side of the aisle of St Mary's and the thieves came back for more about two weeks later. The lead was finally replace and water marked and a security system installed that would light up the roof and speakers w...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Parish Church News 1903 and Aston plus adverts

  • BCA - 2017.1280
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  • 1903

Each month, St Mary The Virgin church produced a parish news sheet. The first page is January 2003 gives a round-up of news for 1902. It notes that the war in South Africa is now ended, King Edward VII was crowned on August 9th. Bampton suffered...

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The Friends of St Mary's, Bampton

  • BCA - 2018.1326
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  • c2000

When The Friends of St Mary's was formed, a little leaflet was printed to give people an idea of the special features of the church and it named the Patrons who were Sir Ashley Ponsonby Bt., KCVO, MC, The Earl of Donoughmore, The Rt Hon. Doug...

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Indenture made the fourth day of May One thousand eight hundred and fifty nine

  • BCA - 2018.1413
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  • 1859

This document, an Indenture made May 4th 1859, has been typed out by Miriam James to make reading it a little easier. She has kept faithfully to the grammar, spellings, bold type, capital letters and a complete lack of punctuation so typical of t...

Bampton Community Archive

Picture postcard of the Horse Fair outside the Wheat Sheaf

  • BCA - 2017.1231
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  • 1924

This postcard, showing both the picture and the writing on the back, was written and posted in 1924 by Mrs Emmie Sollis to Miss J M Pearce. It was in the collection of items from Rose Gerring's house given to the Archive after she died. Mrs...

Bampton Community Archive

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 ...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

Newspaper cuttings from 1958 to 1973

  • BCA - 2018.1363
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  • 1958 1973

These newspaper cuttings are from 1958 to 1973 and are of very mixed topics. They cover:- ghosts of Bampton and the story of the great shirt race; Mr & Mrs Blaine licensee of the Talbot; Paul Bovington with his dog Crackers; Mrs Lucy Martin l...

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Your Gas Mask and Masking your windows. WWII

  • BCA - 2018.1428
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  • July 1939

Knowing that gas had been used in WWI the general public of all ages were issued with gas masks in WWII and this leaflet was produced by the Lord Privy Seal's office in July 1939 and given to all households.Your Gas Mask: how to keep it and h...

Bampton Community Archive

Muffled peal rung for Major Robert Colvile July 4th 2008

  • BCA - 2017.871
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  • July 4th 2008

The bells were rung half muffled in memory of Major Robert Colvile on July 4th 2008. These pictures show the ringers and a group photo with Rosemary Colvile

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The Eagle pub in Church View

  • BCA - 2018.1382
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  • 1913-2004

The Eagle pub started life with the name of The Masons Arms having been built by a mason. Not on one of the main roads in Bampton it was very much a local's pub and the head quarters of Francis Shergold Traditional Bampton Morris Men until i...

Bampton Community Archive

Shops and businesses in and around the Market Square

  • BCA - 2018.1449
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  • 1884 to 2016

1k. Cheapside can be seen from outside the west side of the Town Hall. The date is pre-1907 because Eton Villas had yet to be built in place of the thatched building in the centre of the picture. The George and Dragon inn is there as is Goodman...

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Phil Addison and Terry Rouse and a choir boys' outing to Southsea 1947

  • BCA - 2017.904
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  • 1947 and 2015

Phil Addison and his family came to live in Bampton in 1940 to escape the bombing on the south coast. Phil was aged 7 and he stayed in Bampton until 1950 aged 17. He was in the choir of St Mary's and the photograph shows the boys L-R back r...

Bampton Community Archive

Colonel Michael Roberts 1912-2005 & wife Diana 1917-2013

  • BCA - 2018.1380
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  • 1912 2013

Colonel Mike Roberts and Diana came to live in Bampton when Mike retired from the army. His early army career was in India and Burma and he and Diana came back to the UK just before partition. An interview with Diana can be found at https://yout...

Bampton Community Archive

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.

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton C of E School built its own pool in 1970

  • BCA - 2017.577
  • Item
  • 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...

Bampton Community Archive

The Eeles family, their shop and family tree

  • BCA - 2017.787
  • Item
  • 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...

Bampton Community Archive

Fiddles & Feet play and dance 2004, 2008 and 2012

  • BCA - 2018.1408
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  • 2004 to 2012

The pictures record Fiddle and Feet playing and dancing at the Midsummer Fayre held at Bampton Manor June 21st 2008 and before that, learning a new dance in the Village Hall. There is reference to their playing and dancing in the Market Square as...

Bampton Community Archive

Demolition of the Market Square Garage and building of Thornberry Flats

  • BCA - 2018.1381
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  • 1998 - 2001

Adrian Simmonds lived on the west side of the Market Square and took these photographs to document the demolition of the Market Square Garage and the building of Thornberry flats which are for sale to those who are 55 years plus. During the build...

Bampton Community Archive

Arnold Woodley's scrapbook of the Pumpkin Club

  • BCA - 2018.1455
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  • March 30th 1969 to Oct 24th 1997

Arnold Woodley started this scrapbook with newspaper cuttings which record its inception in March 1969. In 1979 he handed his scrapbook to Max Norman to continue adding items. In March 1969 The Pumpkin Club was formed. Meetings were held in The...

Bampton Community Archive

Kelly's 1895 directory

  • BCA - 2018.1454
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  • 1895

POST, M.O. & T.O., S. B., Express Delivery & Annuity & Insurance Office. Thomas Wells Pembrey, sub-postmaster. Letters arrive from Faringdon at 5.30 am & 3.30 pm; dispatched at 9.10 am & 8.30 pm (box closes at7.50 pm); dispa...

Bampton Community Archive

Pages from the ledger of a Bampton tradesman

  • BCA - 2018.1452
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  • 1951 1952

These are pages from the ledger of a Bampton tradesman in 1951 and 1952. Sadly, whoever did these scans failed to note whose ledger it was the work done by a jobbing builder make interesting reading. They record work done for:-Henry Long & S...

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The Malt Shovel Inn

  • BCA - 2018.1451
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  • 1960 to 2010

The Malt Shovel Inn was in Lavender Square and sold Belcher and Habgood's noted Ales & Stout. They also kept pigs and sold sausages and bacon and also vinegar from a barrel. Still called the Malt Shovel it is now a private dwelling with...

Bampton Community Archive

Les and Stella 'King of Kings of Bampton' and later, the Post Office

  • BCA - 2018.1450
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  • March 10th 1927 to October 5th 2012

LESLIE THOMAS KING (10th March 1927 – 5th October 2012)Les was born in Coventry in 1927 to Gertrude and William King; a brother to Bill, Mary, Terry and Roselyn. He attended King Henry VIII Grammar School, passing his School Certificate in six su...

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Mark Woods from Bampton dies from neglect after blunder by ATOS

  • BCA - 2018.1447
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  • 2014 to 2015

Witney Gazette July 1st 2015. “Mark Wood weighed just 5st 8lb when he died of starvation. ATOS healthcare did a reassessment of his ability to work and declared him fully fit, without consulting Dr Ward in Bampton surgery. His mental condition ...

Bampton Community Archive

T.W. Pembrey, department store in the High Street

  • BCA - 2018.1445
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  • late C19th early C20th

T. W. Pembrey had a department store in the High Street and it is the only department store that has ever been in Bampton. It took up what today (2018) are three separate dwellings and a shop. Across Bushey Row opposite the Morris Clown is a lit...

Bampton Community Archive

No1 Broad Street in dire need of refurbishment

  • BCA - 2018.1441
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  • 1998

People who have lived in Bampton for several years will have watched the steady decay of No1 Broad Street. Nothing was done to maintain the building inside or out until 2006/7 when Brenda Florey bought it and had it made good. Ann Flute bought i...

Bampton Community Archive

Lascelles Gazetteer Bampton and Aston 1853

  • BCA - 2018.1444
  • Item
  • 1853

Lascelles Gazetteer of Oxon, Bampton. Alphabetical list of trades and professions. Classification of trades and professions. Millers, dairymen and farmers, fellmongers, fishmonger, glove manufacturers, grocers and tea dealers, hair dressers, ha...

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The Morris Clown, previously The New Inn and originally The George

  • BCA - 2018.1443
  • Item
  • late C19th early C20th

The pub in the High Street named The Morris Clown (as at 2018) began life as The George. Steve the present landlord found the ancient wooden name board in the cellar but it fell to dust when he tried to lift it. A long time ago it became the New...

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Parish Council Minutes February 1902 re proposed well in Market Sq

  • BCA - 2018.1442
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  • February 1902

Long before we had a clean, mains water supply in Bampton, everyone relied on water from wells. These Parish Council minutes, copied from the original minutes by Lloyd Hughes Owens, document the push for a well in the Market Square. It was event...

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New National Health System July 5th 1948

  • BCA - 2018.1440
  • Item
  • July 5th 1948

The National Health System was brought into being on July 5th 1948. This publication was sent to every household explain what the National Health System is and how it would work. The first part tells people to:-choose your doctor nowmaternity se...

Bampton Community Archive

MEP elections May 22nd 2014

  • BCA - 2018.1439
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  • May 22nd 2014

On May 22nd 2014 there elections for our MEPs. Keith Taylor an existing MEP for the Green Party stood for re-election and was joined by Alexandra Phillips for the South East . MEP Laurence Stassen stood again for the South East and was keen for...

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Local elections May 6th 2010

  • BCA - 2018.1438
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  • May 6th 2010

Martin Barrett stood for the Bampton, Clanfield and Black Bourton ward, Paul Wesson stood as an Independent for Witney and Stuart Macdonald offered his services as the Green Party candidate for Witney. Flyers for all three candidates are in the ...

Bampton Community Archive

Local elections 2014

  • BCA - 2018.1437
  • Item
  • May 22nd 2014

This flyer for Martin Barrett, Conservative, was the only one to come through my door although there were candidates from other parties who, unsuccessfully, stood for election to represent Bampton and Clanfield ward at the election on May 22nd 2014

Bampton Community Archive

Local Elections 2015 for Oxford, W Oxon + Bampton & Clanfield

  • BCA - 2018.1436
  • Item
  • May 7th 2015

On May 7th 2015 there were elections for a Witney West and Bampton candidate to sit on Oxfordshire County Council. James Mills, Conservative, stood and got elected. Ted Fenton stood and was successful as the Conservative candidate for Bampton an...

Bampton Community Archive

High Street shops in late C19th and C20th

  • BCA - 2018.1433
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  • late 19th first half 20th century

The New Inn in the High Street which was later renamed The Morris Clown in 1973; it started life as The George. Stevens the grocery shop became a shoe snob's shop and then a wet fish, fruit and vegetable shop before becoming a private dwellin...

Bampton Community Archive

Horse Fair

  • BCA - 2018.1435
  • Item
  • c1900 to c1939

The horse fair in Bampton used to be a really big event similar to the one at Stow and the one at Appleby. Horse were kept in a field on the east side of Bampton and owners paid a few pence per animal. During the day they were tied along the len...

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The Highway Code published by the Minister of Transport 1946

  • BCA - 2018.1434
  • Item
  • 1946

On one level, this Highway Code booklet published in 1946 by the Minister of Transport with the authority of Parliament for the guidance and safety of all road users is amusing when viewed in the context of road users today, but on another level, ...

Bampton Community Archive

General View of Agriculture in Oxon carried out in 1807

  • BCA - 2018.1432
  • Item
  • 1807

A general view of agriculture in Oxfordshire carried out in 1807 and published in 1813. Secretary of the board. Arthur Young. Rates, thrashing mills and tillage. Drilling, wheat, beans and tares. Cattle and Labour.Bampton and its hamlets of Ha...

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Blacksmiths at Cromwell House, Cheapside late nineteenth and early twentieth century

  • BCA - 2018.1430
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  • late nineteenth & early twentieth century

1. Seen with a horse and their families, the blacksmiths Townsend and Wheeler are outside their home, Cromwell House in Cheapside. The door to the right of the bay window has since been removed and the wall filled in.2. The blacksmith Mr Cripps...

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Colin Knight 1943 to April 22nd 2017

  • BCA - 2018.1429
  • Item
  • 1943 to 2017

Bampton Morris Men in Glebelands in 1991. Colin Knight and the team with a painting of Colin dancing the Broom Dance.Bampton Morris Men. Colin Knight dancing the Broom Dance and Colin Bathe on melodeon 1989.Sam Bennett of Ilmington dancing the br...

Bampton Community Archive

Frank Hudson's family photographs

  • BCA - 2017.1193
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  • C20th

Frank Hudson was raised by his grandparents, Albert and Mary Elizabeth Townsend who lived at Castle View Farm opposite the Elephant and Castle in Bridge Street. Frank's mother died when he was just 7 weeks old. The pictures show his grandpa...

Bampton Community Archive

Gardener's Gazetteer of Bampton, Aston & Cote 1852

  • BCA - 2018.1427
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  • 1852

Lloyd Hughes Owens went to the trouble of finding the Gardener's Gazetteer of Bampton, Aston & Cote 1852 long before the day so of the internet and typed them out. This is the booklet he created.

Bampton Community Archive

Harry Pocock, local thrashing agent

  • BCA - 2018.1424
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  • 1958

Harry Pocock with his thrashing machine and tractor in 1958 driving out of Church Street into Broad Street. Edwin, Ruth and Joe Buckingham are on the tractor with him. Before farmers had combine harvesters, Harry went from farm to farm thrashing...

Bampton Community Archive

Some of the Properties for sale during 2017

  • BCA - 2018.1423
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  • 2017

These adverts from the Witney Gazette were taken from the Witney Gazette during 2017. There were other properties for sale but not advertised in the Witney Gazette.

Bampton Community Archive

Robert Courts MP Annual Report 2016-2017

  • BCA - 2018.1422
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  • 2016 to 2017

This is the annual report 2016-2017 put out by Robert Courts MP for Witney and West Oxfordshire

Bampton Community Archive

Public footpaths in and around Bampton

  • BCA - 2018.1421
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  • c2000

These four maps show the footpaths in and around Bampton plus the waterways, pubs and bridleways

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton C of E Primary School Nativity December 2017

  • BCA - 2018.1418
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  • December 2017

This is the Witney Gazette report of Bampton C of E Primary School Nativity play in December 2017. The children dressed as angels are Noah, Paisley, Paige, Megan and Poppy. The three kings are Archie, Rory and Ella.

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'Rocky' Ernest Hunt

  • BCA - 2018.1417
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  • 1980s

'Rocky', Ernest Hunt in the Elephant and Castle. Rocky was a much loved character in Bampton, always taking part in any event. He was known as Dicky to his family. When Ernie died, his birth certificate showed his real name was Ernest ...

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The Death of Tim Tomlins October 6th 1936

  • BCA - 2018.1415
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  • October 6th 1936 to October 29th 2017

Tim was a very well known character around Bampton particularly because of his steam engine The Lord Nelson which was at his home at The Swan in Buckland Road. For many years he grew cyclamen and many Bamptonians have specimens in their gardens t...

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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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Chris Timms May 15th 1926 to December 16th 2017

  • BCA - 2018.1400
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  • 1926 to 2017

Chris Timms aged 17 in 1943 wearing Royal Navy uniform in the picture. The sound recording was made on April 15th 2004 and Christ talks about his time in the Navy in a mine sweeper.Chris Timms and friend Michael Hirons in Church View in 1933. No...

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Your Food In War-time produced July 1939

  • BCA - 2018.1411
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  • July 1939

This leaflet produced in WWII called 'Your Food In War-Time'. Public information leaflet No4. Issued from the Lord Privy Seal's Office July 1939. The contents cover the areas:-What the government has done.How you can help.Food su...

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Letters regarding the proposed Inclosure of Common Fields in Aston and Coate

  • BCA - 2018.1410
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  • 1834

These letters were recovered from a box full of solicitor’s papers. They show the correspondence in 1834 between Rev. B Price, of Aston, Bampton, and Mr George Harcourt, who was the Member of Parliament for Oxfordshire from 1831 to 1862.Mr Pryce,...

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