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70 new homes to be built between New Road and Coalpit Lane

  • BCA - 2021.2545
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  • November 25th 1983

In 1983 the Lowlands Area Planning Sub committee gave permission for 70 more homes to be built between New Road and Coalpit Lane. The said no more than 20 per year on the 8 acre site but in the event, there were more than this annually.

Bampton Community Archive

Some adverts from the July 2012 issue of The Bampton Beam

  • BCA - 2021.2536
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  • July 2012

These are just five of the adverts in the July 2012 issue of The Bampton Beam and are for

Little Westbrook self catering in Bridge Street
A personal trainer
Prestige Buildings
Bampton Garage
S J Cooper, builder

Bampton Community Archive

Upstairs of the Grammar School to be brought back into use

  • BCA - 2021.2531
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  • November 2020

The staircase to the top floor of the Grammar School was removed in the 1960s when people stood a greater chance of getting to the ground floor by falling through the rotten floor than coming back down the stairs. The Bampton Community Archive members have worked incredibly hard to raise funds on the back of the tourism boost from visitors flocking to Bampton to see the this building which was used as the Cottage Hospital in ITV's Downton Abbey. The grant from WODC means the work to bring the whole building into good heart can begin.

Bampton Community Archive

Long Paddock in Weald St for sale

  • BCA - 2021.2530
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  • 2020

A house and field called Long Paddock in Weald Street for sale, offers in excess of £750,000 wanted

Bampton Community Archive

Newspaper cuttings from 1968

  • BCA - 2021.2510
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  • 1968

These 9 newspaper cuttings are all from 1968. The topics covered include

Deputy county surveyor faces a barrage of complaints including roadworks in the Market Square, Village green areas being used as dumping grounds, badly sighted new road signs, 19 council houses had been built in Bampton.

Michael Pickard, younger son of Mr & Mrs Pickard of Knapps Farm, is off to Russia with his bride Elizabeth Hart after their honeymoon in Malta with his work for ICI with regard to a new fibre plant.

Theft of a Jaguar in Bampton and the collection box in the Jubilee Inn with money for Bampton's OAPs and £65 from Albert Coles of St Mary's Trailer Court.

Bampton Town football club reached the final of the Fred Ford Memorial Cup

Basic reports from St Mary's, the Bingo club, Darby & Joan club, British Legion, Baptist church and the NSPCC

Work has started on building Lavender Place Flats on the site of the farmyard of Home Farm, the farmhouse being on High Street and recently (2018) renamed Leat House which is a great shame as it's history has been lost with the name change.

Bampton Youth Club re-opens with new leader Mr Michael Yeo

Wedding of Daphne Jackson to Allan Pullin.

George Dafter awarded Imperial Service Medal from the Post Office, he retired and he celebrated his 65th birthday.

Bampton Community Archive

Proposed changes to the Village Hall May 1980

  • BCA - 2020.2481
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  • May 1980

These plans were produce by Richard Money showing a proposed extension and improvement to the Village Hall, which used to be the WI Hall, in May 1980

Bampton Community Archive

Bell Cottage briefly visible from the Market Square

  • BCA - 2020.2449
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  • 1998

This picture is of Bell Cottage which was visible briefly across the Market Square after Market Square Garage was completely removed and before Thornberry Flats were built on the site. The people living in the cottage at the time couldn't wait for the flats to go up to regain their privacy.
The little lane, known by long-time locals as 'Back of The Bell' got its name from the Bell Inn which used to be where the Village Hall stands today. The Inn was bought by three ladies in 1923 for conversion into the WI Hall. In the 1980s the WI could no longer afford the upkeep of the building and it became the Village Hall ... next to the Town Hall.

Bampton Community Archive

A view of St Mary's across Sandford Field

  • BCA - 2020.2444
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  • early twentieth century

This picture shows the spire of St Mary The Virgin Church in Bampton seen across Sandford field. It was taken early in the twentieth century. Today, a hedge obscures the view of the houses in the foreground but not all still exist.

Bampton Community Archive

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