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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 http://atom.bamptonarchive.org/index.php/dn32-png3-cdncThis newspaper cu...

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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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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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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Bampton Gold ring found, sold at auction for £10,000

  • BCA - 2018.1642
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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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Bowls Club dinner

  • BCA - 2018.1605
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  • February 1954

Bampton used to have a very active bowls club. The green was in the grounds of Weald Manor. This photograph shows five people who were at the annual dinner in 1954.Behind L-R are Trav Gordon and Francis Shergold. Francis was the head gardener a...

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Sid Pickard and Hilda Pickard

  • BCA - 2018.1603
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  • 1984

Mrs Hilda Pickard was a churchwarden, flower arranger, WI member, drama club producer and her husband Sid was a design engineer, church worker, member of Witney orchestra. They both took a very active part in the life of Bampton.

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Dolly & Eric Stroud's Hardware Store in the High Street

  • BCA - 2018.1602
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  • 1960-1970

Eric Stroud was a builder. His daughter Stella was married to Les King and they had a shop right opposite this store. Les, Stella and Eric helped Dolly start up the hardware shop initially selling items that would have been used in the building ...

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Baptist Church in Bampton

  • BCA - 2018.1600
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  • mid twentieth century

The Baptist church was in the lane almost opposite Lime Tree House. It is now a private dwelling. Lyn Dunsby said:-"We used to go to Sunday School at the baptist chapel where Emmie Papworth was one of the leading lights. Mary Whit played th...

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Lawerence Adams' morris side 2007

  • BCA - 2018.1599
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  • 2007

2007 the melodeon player is Steve Coad, and the accordion player Paul Smith. Behind Barry Care, Bampton Fool, the hidden musician is Tom Bower.Dancing in the set: Barry Care, Andrew Care, Robert Care, Jonathan Coad, Paul Fowler, Lawrence Adams, N...

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Jumble sales in the 1970s and 1980s

  • BCA - 2018.1598
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  • 1970s

Throughout the 1970s and well into the 1980s there was a jumble sale in the WI Hall - now called the Village Hall - most Saturdays and they were always well attended by regulars. There was nearly always a cake stall and bric-a-brac stall as well ...

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History of the Eeles to the Coop

  • BCA - 2018.1597
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  • 1969-2014

Tony Scott told the ArchiveI believe International Stores took over (from Eeles) in 1969 and altered and extended the premises, covered the cellars & converted the accommodation into a self contained flat.It was then became Gateway until it cl...

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Brownies, about 1950

  • BCA - 2018.1596
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  • c1950

Back row L-R Geraldine Graves, Ann Robey, Ann Bullen, Ann Wheeler.MIddle row Shirley Daniels, Valerie Rouse, Betty Court, Ruth Harrison.Gay Ledger, Jean Elward,C1950

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Baptist Sunday School Christmas Party January 1964

  • BCA - 2018.1595
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  • 1964

Lyn Dunsby told us it was the"Baptist Sunday school Christmas party.Front row - Andrew Morton, Anne Morton, Susan Taylor, Gary Gerhard, Cathy Hicks, Lyn Wheeler, Michael Wheeler, Jimmy Wheeler, Doreen Gerring, Maurice Hicks.Second row Gwyneth...

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Alf Smith and his sister Peggy James

  • BCA - 2018.1594
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  • c2000

Alf Smith and his sister Peggy James. Peggy enjoyed playing darts. Peggy's parent were Annie and George Smith. ]"This picture was taken watching me on a sports day, I am guessing 1959/1960. George and Annie Smith were Mum's pare...

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Phil Addison and Terry Rouse

  • BCA - 2018.1593
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  • 1934-2018

A couple of very dear old rogues - but then I'm biased. Phil Addison on the left, born 1934 and Terry Rouse also born in 1934. If you haven't read Phil's book about his 10 years in Bampton from 1940 to 1950 when aged 7 to 17, you&...

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Kit Jackson and colleagues at Clinch & Co Ltd, brewery in Witney.

  • BCA - 2018.1587
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  • 1950-1952

Kit Jackson worked at Clinch & Co Ltd in Witney between 1950 and 1952. She is centre front in this photo along with fellow workers there. The brewery is almost behind the Angel in Witney.William Clinch and Company, 1877 - 1950, Witney, Oxfor...

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Entice GPs with rural weighting

  • BCA - 2018.1585
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  • May 2017

This article in the May 3rd 2017 issue of the Witney Gazette is about the suggestion GPs coming to work in West Oxfordshire should be offered more money.

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Jubilee Inn darts team, early 1950s

  • BCA - 2018.1579
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  • early 1950s

These men were in the Jubilee Inn darts team in the early 1950s.Sandy DixonBilly MatthewsHarry HamptonTed LayDavid ElwardMr Sheppard (Buckland Road0Chris TimmsVick HarrisonDick Hunt (Broad St)Bill LockPercy SheppardPussy Dafter

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Bampton Traditional Morris Men 2011

  • BCA - 2018.1578
  • Item
  • 2011

1. Toby Perry2. Alex Bone3. Joe Wright4. Simon Chatterton5. Tom Sargent6. Andrew Lloyd7. Billy Main8. Phil Walsgrove9. Darren Lloyd10. Martin Landray11. John Grout12. Tony Daniels13. Jamie Wheeler14. Jonny Shuker15. Craig Godwin16. Reg Hall...

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Account of the 1975 Shirt Race

  • BCA - 2017.1094
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  • 1975

The first Shirt Race in Bampton was run to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and it's been run every year on the Saturday of the May Bank Holiday weekend ever since. In 2016 the Witney Gazette ran one of their articles on events...

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Prayer during the Interregnum Sept 2017 to Sept 2018

  • BCA - 2018.1558
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  • 2017 2018

Rev David Lloyd retired and left St Mary's at the end of September 2017 and thus a period of Interregnum began and lasted until September 9th 2018 when Canon Janice Collier was inducted. This prayer cards was given out to the congregation to...

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The Graveyard Shift: talk by Professor Roger Jones

  • BCA - 2018.1559
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  • February 18th 2018

The Friends of St Mary's have recently been organising a talk on a Sunday in February, March and April and this was the talk in February 2018.

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Eeles, the grocery shop in the Market Square

  • BCA - 2018.1554
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  • first half C20th

Tony Scott said - "I believe International Stores took over in 1969 and altered and extended the premises, covered the cellars & converted the accommodation into a self-contained flat. It then became Gateway until it closed in April 1987...

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A class photo from Bampton C of E School 1980

  • BCA - 2018.1552
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  • 198

This is the class photograph taken in 1980 when there were two age groups in the class.1. Mrs Chris Barker2. Mrs Vera Elward3. Andrew Smith4. Ian Harris5. Elaine Cooper6. James Montgomerie7. Ashley Sturgis8. Maxwell Hastie9. Luella Keeble10. Rache...

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Life & Times of The Tuckers at Witney Blankets

  • BCA - 2018.1549
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  • 2017

Although not a Bampton firm, Witney Blankets employed many people who lived in Bampton. This article is particularly about the 'tuckers' who were also known as 'fullers' or 'walkers' and their task was to remove the ...

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Granny Wiggins from Weald

  • BCA - 2018.1542
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  • early twentieth century

This wonderful lady with the strong, capable looking hands was known as Granny Wiggins. She lived in Weald and collected rushes which she made into flag baskets for the men to carry their tools and lunch to work. They were circles of woven reeds...

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Poster for Eeles shop 1908

  • BCA - 2018.1521
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  • 0918

This full sized poster was created for Eeles grocery shop in the Market Square for 1908. The shop later became International with Mr Harry Cooper as the manager, then Spar, Londis, Budgens and now - at 2018 - it is a Co-op shop. Through the year...

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Flowers outside Adrian Simmonds' 24.7.13 west side Market Square

  • BCA - 2017.988
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  • July 24th 2013

Adrian Simmonds ran a shop on the west side of the Market Square selling pet food, a vast range of household items, cigarettes and snuff and sweets. Outside, his window boxes and general floral display made the whole area a joy to behold througho...

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Bampton Classical Voices

  • BCA - 2018.1419
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  • December 2017

Bampton Classical Voices sang at St Mary's in December 2017 to celebrate the feast day of St Beornwald, the patron saint of Bampton who is so obscure that nobody knows who he or she was. Bampton Classical Voices was founded by Gilly French a...

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Terry, Janet, Keith and Brian Rouse May 29th 2013

  • BCA - 2017.1061
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  • May 29th 2013

Terry Rouse came to live in Bampton in 1943 aged 9. His father Reg Rouse had been farming in Somerset at Upper Langford and George Collins had a field next to the farm where Reg was working. George bought Weald farm and advertised for a farm man...

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WI Drama Group perform Aladdin. March 7th 1975

  • BCA - 2017.751
  • Item
  • 1975

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

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Death announced of Nancy Irene Busby. October 2017

  • BCA - 2018.1357
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  • 2017

The Busby family ran a department store in Bampton that included what today (January 2018) is the Pottery Shop on the corner of Bushey Row with High Street, Strawberry Cottage and Lesta House. One of the sons of the family was Alfred Busby and he...

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Cadet Flight Sergeant Frederick Gerring retired at age 21 on July 5th 1972

  • BCA - 2018.1325
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  • July 5th 1972

Cadet Flight Sergeant Fred Gerring, son of Rose and Arthur Gerring retired at age 21 from No 2267 Bampton and Brize Norton Squadron, Air Training Corps, after 8 years of service. He had no choice because all cadets have to leave once they are 21 ...

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Terry Rouse, fool for Bampton Traditional Morris Dancers

  • BCA - 2018.1323
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  • 1987

Terry Rouse began dancing for Francis Shergold's Bampton Traditional Morris Dancers in 1964. Roy Shergold was the fool at that time but when he retired, Terry took over and this is a picture of Terry in his smock and hat taken in 1987.

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

  • BCA - 2017.754
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  • March 24th 1973

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

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"Rocky" to his friends, "Dicky" to his family - Ernest Bishop

  • BCA - 2017.1296
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  • c1985

'Rocky' Ernie Hunt, seen here in a pub in Bampton, was known as Dicky to his family. When Ernie died, his birth certificate showed his real name was Ernest Bishop. He worked at the Royal Corps of Signals camp in Weald and continued wor...

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Francis Shergold, gardener at Weald Manor retires after 50 years

  • BCA - 2017.1290
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  • February 1984

Francis Shergold worked for the Colvile family nearly all his working life, and certainly for the last 50 years leading up to his retirement in February 1984. This newspaper cutting is from the Witney Gazette February 23rd 1984.

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