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Builders in Bampton early twentieth century

  • BCA - 2019.1794
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  • early twentieth century

Members of the Green family were stone masons, general builders, carpenters, in fact between them they covered all the skills needed in building. Many were members of the retained fire service and many played football for Bampton. They all took ...

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Merchant Navy service book WWII

  • BCA - 2019.1791
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  • WWII

Merchant Navy service book.Club rooms for members of the British Merchant Navy, second floor of Seamen's Church Institute, 25 South Street, New York City.The club rooms were dedicated by the British Ambassador in March 1941

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Notification of medal awarded to Arthur Beckley WWII

  • BCA - 2019.1790
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  • WWII

Notification of medal awarded to Arthur Beckley during WWII. Arthur played a very active part in the life of Bampton also being a member of our retained fire crew for many years.

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Mother's Union gathering c1990

  • BCA - 2019.1788
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  • c1990

This is a group of wonderful ladies, all members of the Mother's Union. The picture was taken about 1990 by Margaret Chaundy who was also a member.People in the picture includeMiss Mary Farmer who taught about 3 generations of Bampton childr...

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Bishop Paul Burrough's memories in his book 'Angels Unawares'

  • BCA - 2019.1783
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  • June

Bishop Paul Burrough's memories. Newspaper cutting June 24th 1988. 'Angels Unawares' is a book written by Bishop Paul which is a very interesting read.Paul was Bishop of Mashonaland .On his way by motorbike to Matsika to confirm 51...

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Mr Clack from Clanfield was a horse collar maker

  • BCA - 2019.1781
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  • mid twentieth century

Mr Clack from Clanfield was a horse collar maker and is seen here with one of his horse collars leaning against his legs.He lived just past the Methodist church on the High Street in Clanfield.

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George Butler and Albert William Edginton were half brothers

  • BCA - 2019.1777
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  • World War One

George Butler and Albert William Edginton were half brothers. Albert was killed in WWI March 26th 1917. One of George's sisters was Ada Alexandra Butler who married Frank Tanner.To see how they fit into the family tree, find Ada in this fam...

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Horse riders in Landells about 1990

  • BCA - 2019.1780
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  • about nineteen ninety

Two horse riders enjoying the fresh air in Landells about 1990

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Mothers' Union tea party

  • BCA - 2019.1779
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  • around 1990

Mother's Union tea party.Seated on the left is Miss Farmer who taught 3 generations of Bampton infants and died in Witney hospital in 2002.Seated right is Eva Deacon.Back row: Molly King from Clanfield, Vera Elward, Rose Gerring, Mrs Fowler f...

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High Street looking west from the south end of Bushey Row

  • BCA - 2019.1774
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  • nineteen twenties

This is the High Street looking west from the south end of Bushey Row. The cars would suggest this was taken later in the 1920s. The war memorial can be see so it is post September 1920.Townsend's Cycle shop can be seen with cycles outside ...

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Freda Bradley's father Fred Daniels

  • BCA - 2019.1771
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  • world war two

Freda Bradley's father Fred Daniels in military uniform, taken by Tanaka in Hong Kong during WWII.Fred was in Hong Kong in 1927 when his daughter, who became Mrs Freda Bradley, was born.

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Freda Bradley with her Aunty Wyn in Queen Street circa 1940

  • BCA - 2019.1770
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  • c1940

Winifred Cook in Queen Street circa 1940 with her daughter.Winifred Cook was Fred Daniel’s step sister and aunt to Janet Westman.There used to be a row of about 6 little cottages in Lavender Square behind the Jubilee going into Queen Street, but t...

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North end of Church View, possibly 1960s

  • BCA - 2019.1768
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  • Later 50s or early 60s

This is the northern half of Church View with Saint Mary The Virgin church at the top end. Notice the bedroom windows open to air the rooms, the total lack of cars and the open ditch on the right with large slabs crossing it to afford access to e...

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Broad Street looking north in 1904

  • BCA - 2019.1767
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  • 1904

This is Broad Street looking north. The trees on the left were a gift from Mr Gerring who lived in Broad Street. Previously, there had been lime trees along the road but they'd had to be cut down. The council paid to have them planted.On t...

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Re-thatching of Strawberry Cottage, High Street

  • BCA - 2019.1762
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  • nineteen eighties

This picture, taken by Hilda Kent shows Strawberry Cottage in the High Street being re-thatched. The date is not known but was re-thatched early in the 1960s and again about 2007 so perhaps this was done about 1984.Andy Bowman did the work.I wond...

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Joe Stevens' black Labrador c1957

  • BCA - 2019.1765
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  • c1957

This beautiful black Labrador was given to Joe Stevens when he was 11 by the gamekeeper. They both lived in one of the houses in Weald Street called workhouse yard. The dog had not been well treated because it was a poor gun dog and Joe was plea...

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John Smith & Brian Shurey, c1960

  • BCA - 2019.1764
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  • c1960

John Smith known as Smudger and Brian Shurey known as Sparky on the bridge at the end of the runway c1960. John was killed in a car accident in Shilton dip between Burford and Carterton.

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1898 Fowler steam roller

  • BCA - 2019.1763
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  • 1898

John Wharton explained:-This is an 1898 Fowler steam roller. But there is a story that goes with it. In 1898 the employees of Fowlers of Leeds went on strike because they objected to their wages being reduced. The Oxfordshire Steam Ploughing Co...

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Ancient path from south gate to Norman door of St Mary's

  • BCA - 2019.1761
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  • 1977

This ancient path runs from just inside the south gate to St Mary's up to the Norman door. Grass has been allowed to grow over it now so it is no long visible, which is a pity.

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Black Maria outside Castle View Farm c1888

  • BCA - 2019.1760
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  • c1888

A black maria outside Castle View farm c1888. A policeman can be seen sitting on top along with two other men, the centre man has the whip and reins. There is a lady holding a baby by the gate to the farm.

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Wedding of Gertie Woodley and Bernard Basson

  • BCA - 2019.1751
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  • 1955

This is the wedding of Gertrude Woodley and Bernard Basson in the last quarter of 1955. The bridesmaids are Jean Elward on the left and her sister Janet on the right.

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Church Green from the west end of Church Street, 1980s

  • BCA - 2019.1754
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  • probably nineteen eighties

Church Green and St Mary's Church. Plane tree in full leaf. The alder tree was planted by Margaret Howse in memory of her Pekingese dog is hardly visible, it's a small tree on the right of the pathway to the gate and seen between the tw...

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One of the bread ovens at Constables Bakery

  • BCA - 2019.1745
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  • nineteen eighties

This is one of the bread ovens that was in Constables Bakery which was on the SW corner of the Market Square. The front of the shop is now (at 2019) Mark's Kitchen, the back part is Bahar Designs, Bojangles Hairdresser and the Bampton Commun...

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Ada Tanner & daughter Stella plus two others

  • BCA - 2019.1750
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  • c1938

Partly a family photograph with mother Ada Tanner and daughter Stella on the left with two other children. Stella became Mrs Whitlock. Ada's maiden name was Butler. For the full family tree do have a look at https://atom.bamptonarchive.org...

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Frank Tanner (left) and Jock Court

  • BCA - 2019.1748
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  • c1950

Frank Tanner on the left on his way to a family wedding with Jock Court the father of Barbara and Betty.

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Frank Tanner 1895-1980

  • BCA - 2019.1745
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  • c1935

Frank Tanner 1895-1980 married Ada Alexandra Butler June 3rd 1922. Ada 1903-1987. For the full Tanner family tree have a look at https://atom.bamptonarchive.org/index.php/5czy-8bkr-47kr

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Bampton town band, conductor Frederick William Taunt

  • BCA - 2019.1742
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  • early twentieth century

This was Bampton Town band at the start of the 20th century. Their conductor, Mr Frederick William Taunt, on the extreme left was also the organist at St Mary The Virgin and when he died his daughter took over as organist and stayed as organist f...

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The Landray family, a family of doctors

  • BCA - 2019.1741
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  • 1973

The photo shows 3 Dr Landrays:Robert Landray (GP in Bampton)Margaret Landray (worked under maiden name of Dr Bray, anaesthetist at Princess Margaret Hospital, Swindon)Martin Landray (consultant physician, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford; and Profe...

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Hedge Laying competition in 1979

  • BCA - 2019.1740
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  • 1979

A competitor at a hedge laying competition, part of the FFF&B Plough Match in 1979 held at Manor Farm, Broughton Poggs.A well layed hedge is stock-proof, provides a wind break for livestock and will last far longer than any post and rail fence...

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Isaac Roderick Woodley and Rose Bunce

  • BCA - 2019.1738
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  • early twentieth centrury

Isaac Roderick Woodley born April 1888 married Rose Ann Bunce born 1883 in December 1909. Roderick was killed in WWI in France. This written account documents marriages after Roderick was killed.

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Cobb House

  • BCA - 2019.1736
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  • 1946

This is the view seen from the gateway to Cobb House which is at the NW corner of St Mary's. It was one of three vicarages for many years. Bampton was a three portion village with one vicar based at Cobb House looking after Bampton Proper w...

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The Grange, High Street in 1997

  • BCA - 2019.1733
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  • 1997

This picture of The Grange in the High Street was taken in 1997 when it still had the beautiful wrought iron gates. Locals were saddened when they were replaced with solid wooden gates, which, while affording greater privacy to the owners made it...

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The blacksmiths Townsend and Wheeler at Cromwell House in Cheapside

  • BCA - 2019.1731
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  • early twentieth century

The blacksmiths Townsend and Wheeler at Cromwell House in Cheapside. The house in this picture is called Cromwell House and the one immediately to the right of it, just out of the picture is called The Old Forge and it is partly on the main road ...

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The original Duttons shop

  • BCA - 2019.1732
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  • late nineteenth century

The original Duttons shop had two windows with the door between them. This picture was probably taken between 1880 and 1900. People are standing outside The Talbot Inn. The arches of the Town Hall have yet to be bricked up but one has double do...

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Bernard Dafter

  • BCA - 2019.1730
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  • mid 1980s

Bernard Dafter and his family lived at Home Farm in the High Street until about 1948 when they emigrated to New Jersey in the USA. The farm was bought by the Charge d'Affaires to the Icelandic Ambassador who rented the yard and barns behind ...

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Percy Sheppard who farmed in Buckland Road, born in 1894

  • BCA - 2019.1726
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  • early twentieth century

Percy Sheppard, born 1894, lived and ran a small farm along Buckland Road. He was the father of Edie who became Mrs Edie Quick who was in turn the mother of Fenella.

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Wedding of George and Edie Whitlock

  • BCA - 2019.1728
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  • early twentieth century

Wedding of George and Edie Whitlock (seated) Standing left to right Mrs Sid Whitlock, Mrs Betty Smith (Tanner) Sid Whitlock, Marian Collett, Mr. Collett, Rhoda Preston (Whitlock) Doreen Kitchen (Collett)

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Jack, Shadrack Buckingham in 1950 sitting on a binder.

  • BCA - 2019.1721
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  • 1950

Jack, Shadrack Buckingham in 1950 sitting on a binder. Jack lived in Spring Cottages along Primrose Lane and worked for Jack Oliver at Backhouse Farm. He has grandchildren Helen Cadd, June Brewer and Richard Buckingham.Don Rouse said"My ear...

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Emmie Papworth, post lady

  • BCA - 2019.1718
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  • 1960s

Emmie Papworth was one of the post ladies in Bampton for many years while her brother George owned and ran the papershop opposite the Wheat Sheaf Inn in Bridge Street. In this picture she is outside a house in Bridge Street.Other posties in Bampt...

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St Mary's church choir outing 1932

  • BCA - 2019.1711
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  • 1932

Choir outing from St Mary's church with Choirmaster Cecil Robinson in charge at Bampton and Brize Norton railway station in 1932. In those days, the choir was made up of men and boys only but on outings family members were invited to join t...

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Frances & John Henly with children Roy and Margaret c1950

  • BCA - 2019.1722
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  • c1950

Frances and John Henly with their children Roy and Margaret, c1950. John farmed Deanery farm and Hobbs buildings and they lived in Deanery farmhouse in Broad Street.

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Funeral of 12 year son of showman, 1912

  • BCA - 2019.1719
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  • 1912

The funeral of a 12 year old showman's son who died here in Bampton in 1912. There was a very large turnout of Bampton people in support of the bereaved family. The coffin is being pulled on a bier that is in the vestry (as of 2014) and the...

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George Dutton and Billy Mathews outside Duttons

  • BCA - 2019.1716
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  • c1905

The picture shows George Duttons outside his shop with the young 15 year old assistant Billy Mathews. The Midland Bank had a counter within the shop and George manage it very well, he was good with figures. When some years late the Midland Bank ...

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Dr John Bullen with a prized catch, a salmon

  • BCA - 2019.1715
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  • mid twentieth century

Dr John Bullen holding a large salmon he caught outside the back door of his house, Bushey House. He was a very keen fisherman. He was a very well liked doctor in Bampton and some memories are :-Paul Mellin - Dr Bullen gave me an awesome vintage...

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Congregation leaving St Mary's, possibly 1901

  • BCA - 2019.1714
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  • 1909

This picture was probably taken in 1901 after a church service following the death of Queen Victoria in 1909. Almost everyone is in black. The picture will have been taken from a bedroom window of one of the Bourton Cottages.

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Church View looking north towards St Mary's

  • BCA - 2019.1713
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  • early twentieth century

Taken early in the twentieth century, this is a view along Church View with St Mary The Virgin Church at the far end. Today, there is a path on the right-hand side but here, there is an open ditch with large flag stones crossing it to give access...

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Market Square 1977

  • BCA - 2019.1709
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  • 1977

View along the Market Square from east to west in 1977 with Union flags out to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

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Central Garage in the Market Square

  • BCA - 2019.1690
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  • mid twentieth century

Don Rouse recalls - "Central Garage was owned by a Mr Fayre at the time Dickie Alan’s was front of shop manager selling bikes oil, petrol etc. Bill Hudson, Frank’s dad was quite high up in the Tractor division. There were so many different ...

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New minibus for five schools to share in 1989

  • BCA - 2019.1685
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  • 1989

Five village primary schools took delivery of a new 17-seater minibus in 1989. The village schools areAlvescotAstonBamptonBrize NortonClanfield.Rev. John Pellow, chairman of the Five Schools' minibus appeal is seen handing over the keys to G...

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Oxford Mail Aug 27th 2018. Chariot racing in the 1970s

  • BCA - 2019.1684
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  • 1970 1974

On the August Bank Holiday in 1970 the SPAJERS organised a chariot race. The races ran for about 5 years but sadly, while being much enjoyed by the spectators, not enough teams could be persuaded to enter so after around 5 years, the event was dr...

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Mary Ellis, ATA WWII died aged 101

  • BCA - 2019.1682
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  • August 2018

Mary Ellis died in the summer of 2018 on July 24th. She was born in Langfield near Witney and was one of the first women to take to the skies in Spitfires and heavy bombers. She was a friend and colleague of Molly Rose OBE who was another ATA pi...

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Bampton Street Fair recalled by John Chipperfield

  • BCA - 2019.1674
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  • 1983

Arnold Woodley helped found the Pumpkin Club and kept a wonderful scrapbook throughout its life until he became to ill and died. You can see this scrapbook on the website at https://atom.bamptonarchive.org/index.php/dn32-png3-cdncThis newspaper c...

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Church View pre 1970

  • BCA - 2019.1673
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  • c1950

This is Church View looking north with the spire of St Mary The Virgin church visible at the far end. There is an open ditch running along on the right with large slabs over to allow access to each property.Richard Buckingham grew up on the stree...

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Brownies at May Day Fair 2003

  • BCA - 2019.1669
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  • May Day 2003

This picture was taken of the Brownies in the Market Square at the May Day fair in 2003.The Brownies in the picture areHailey ClaridgeEmma WilesRebecca JenksAmy RobertsIsabel GovesSophie PriorThe Brownie leader was Miss CoppingAlso in the picture ...

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Teachers at the newly opened School in Bowling Green Close September 6th 1960

  • BCA - 2019.1659
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  • 1960

This little document was hand written by the head of the school, Mr Robert Terence Smith, at the time the new school was opened in September 1960 in Bowling Green Close. With 140 children on the school role there were 3 qualified teachers along w...

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Bampton C of E school 1995.

  • BCA - 2019.1662
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  • 1995

This photograph is taken looking from the school gates in 1995. The school is at the top of Bowling Green Close and was opened in September 1960 replacing the old National School in Church View. The National School came back into use in the 1970...

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W & W Stageband Leiden. Shirt Race 1989

  • BCA - 2019.1656
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  • 1989

The W & W Stage Band from Leiden were the first Dutch Band to play at our Shirt Race. Nigel Alford provided the 'Curtain ' sided Trailer.They were followed a few years later by the Amigo Marching Band

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Paths & roads unfinished at Oakwood Gate, some repaired more than once

  • BCA - 2018.1654
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  • December 11th 2018

Some footpaths and sections of road at Oakwood Gate, built by Cala Homes off New Road have either never been made up or have been repaired more than once. The path by the side of the field leading to the school is still to be done and people have...

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Miss Carter's class of 1992

  • BCA - 2018.1653
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  • summer 1992

This is a picture taken in the summer of 1992 of Miss Carter's class1. Louise Godfrey2. Stuart Webb3. Andrea Darke4. Chris Nieman5. Jemma Anderson6. Charlotte Kerton7. Jamie Beers8. Janany Kathier9. Clare Constable10. Ian Goldring11...

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Garden bench given to Lavender Place Flats by the SPAJERS.

  • BCA - 2018.1651
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  • c1976

Lavender Place Flats off Bushey Row were opened in 1969. The SPAJERS (Society for The Preservation of Ancient Junketing) donated this garden bench for the use of the people who lived in the flats.Seated on the bench, back row L-R are Roger Peck, ...

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Don Rouse gives a history of the Bampton Mummers

  • BCA - 2018.1648
  • Item
  • 2008

BAMPTON MUMMERSThere are 467,000 sites on Google for Mummers and there are 5510 on the Bampton mummers alone. Every one tells a different story. For a slide show of last years performances, try Bampton Mummers on Google.Some say Mummering belongs ...

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Payne's horse drawn carriage at Bampton Station 1908

  • BCA - 2018.1647
  • Item
  • 1908

Payne's horse drawn carriage at Bampton Station 1908. Advertising wording can still be seen very faintly on the gable end of Castle View in Bridge Street where the Payne family lived at one time.

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I. M. Group sign at Ham Court

  • BCA - 2018.1645
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  • 1939 -1945

Since Matthew Rice and his wife bought Ham Court they have done a great deal of renovation all around the house. Surprisingly, this small piece of wood with the name I. M. Group dates from WWII. The company was based at Ham Court and they repair...

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Ray Evans checking the lighting in the Crib for St Mary's

  • BCA - 2018.1644
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  • 1999

Ray Evans is seen checking the electrics to the Crib for St Mary The Virgin church in 1999. Ray checked all the electrics for the crib, tree and the star. He also made the star and he made the huge cross that stands in the chancel at Easter. Ra...

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Bowls Club annual dinner March 9th 1968

  • BCA - 2017.418
  • Item
  • 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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Bampton Gold ring found, sold at auction for £10,000

  • BCA - 2018.1642
  • Item
  • Nov 26th 2018

The Bampton ring sold for £10,000 at auction today, November 26th 2018. Engraved with an elaborate coat of arms featuring a chevron decorated with small dots between three birds' heads, the ring dates to between the late 1500s and early 1700s...

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A very old map of Bampton

  • BCA - 2018.1638
  • Item
  • unknown

This is a very old map of Bampton - New Road, Mount Owen Road and others have yet to be created.

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Wedding of Duncan Ledger and Gillian Beckley in 1948

  • BCA - 2018.1634
  • Item
  • 1948

This is a wedding photograph taken January 3rd 1948 of Duncan Ledger 1920-2013 who married Gillian Beckley 1929-1998 at St Mary The Virgin in Bampton.

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Chariot racing in Bampton, first half of the 1970s

  • BCA - 2018.1633
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  • 1970 1975

In 1970 the SPAJERS began an experiment to see if Chariot Racing on August Bank Holiday Monday could be instituted as another wonderful Bampton event to help raise money for the senior citizens of Bampton. Sadly, it ran for only 5 years because ...

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More men than women take part in Easter Bonnet competition 1977

  • BCA - 2018.1632
  • Item
  • 1977

In 1977 more men that women took part in the Easter Bonnet competition. The photograph shows Jim Gascoigne wearing his hat. This article was in the March 18 2018 issue of the Witney Gazette in John Chipperfield's 'Remember when ......

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The Beam in top 9 of Village magazines throughout the UK

  • BCA - 2018.1631
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  • 2000

In 2000 Country Living magazine invited their readers to recommend their local magazine for consideration of the best local magazine. The Diseworth Dialogue got first place and our Bampton Beam with in the top 8 after the winner and was the only ...

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5 Cyber attacks in our NHS trust

  • BCA - 2018.1630
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  • April 2017

The county's biggest NHS Trust has vowed to remain 'vigilant' after figures revealed it had been hit by five cyber attacks in the past year. Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was targeted unsuccessfully five times in...

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Bampton School hold own world cup festival 2018

  • BCA - 2018.1626
  • Item
  • 2018

Bampton Primary School's nursery class spent this term exploring the tournament, which ran from June 14th to Sunday's final in July. The children looked in depth at the countries taking part in Russia, including tasting foods, making fl...

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June 30th 40 people walked Bampton on a big clean-up

  • BCA - 2018.1625
  • Item
  • June 30th 2018

Almost 40 people set to and walked Bampton on a big clean-up on June 30th 2018. They did an amazing job. WODC leader James Mills joined in as did Ted Fenton the Witney West and Bampton county councillor. Maurizio Fantanto organsied the whole th...

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Tombola to raise money for Breast Cancer research

  • BCA - 2018.1622
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  • August 8th 2018

Laura Hatwell opened her garden in New Road to run a tombola to help raise funds for Breast Cancer Research. Laura's dear grandmother died of cancer 10 years ago and the raising funds for the research is very close to her heart.

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Mary Ellis in the ATA during WWII died aged 101

  • BCA - 2018.1621
  • Item
  • August 28th 2018

Mary Ellis was a wonderful lady who flew over 1,000 planes including more than 400 Spitfires. She was born in Leafield near Witney and was a good friend with our own Molly Rose OBE who was also in the ATA. Mary was 101 when she died. The artic...

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Chariot racing in the first half of the 1970s

  • BCA - 2018.1620
  • Item
  • 1970

On August Bank Holiday Monday 1970 the first Chariot Race was held in Bampton. The races lasted for 5 years only because, sadly, not enough teams were taking part. In these pictures some of the men are Colin Woodward, Richard Dunston, Frank Huds...

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Jim Gascoigne enters Easter bonnet competition 1977

  • BCA - 2018.1618
  • Item
  • 1977

This article appeared in the Memory Lane section of the Witney Gazette and recalls the time when men outnumbered the ladies in the Easter Bonnet Competition. The picture shows Jim Gascoigne and mentions Ken Mullis, Lionel Cook the landlord of the...

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1950s ATC

  • BCA - 2018.1612
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  • c1952

ATC group circa 1952. Names on the photograph are Dennis Harris, Les Harrison, Billy Buckingham, Brian Lawrence, Philip Horne, Norman Craddock, Ron Cross, Raymond 'Boxer' Paintin, Jimmy Harris, Harry Owen and Wing Commander T Lloyd-Jone...

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Battle of The Bampton Amazons

  • BCA - 2018.1611
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  • March 21st 1958

This newspaper cutting from the Witney Gazette of March 21st 1958 recounts the story of three members of the local gentry, Mr Staples-Brown from The Elms, Dr Oates from what today is known as Rosebank Nursing home and the local solicitor Mr Ridgen...

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Post for a talk by Professor Roger Jones

  • BCA - 2018.1607
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  • February 18th 2018

The Friends of St Mary's have recently been arranging a series of 3 talks, one in Feb, March and April to raise funds for the church. This poster was for the Feb 2018 talk entitled"The Graveyard Shift: surgery and body snatching at Guy&...

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