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The Bampton Beam December 2003

  • BCA - 2021.2627
  • Series
  • December 2003

The Bampton Beam used to be produced 3 times a year. This issue is from December 2003. The topics covered and the advertisers include:-ARTICLES AND NOTICESSave Our Post OfficeRenovation Work in the Market SquareAffordable Housing Needs Survey- q...

Bampton Community Archive

Debate about a water supply for Bampton 1934

  • BCA - 2021.2625
  • Item
  • 1934

At a meeting in 1934 there was considerable discord and some not very pleasant behaviour between councillors all to do with getting fresh water to Bampton.

Bampton Community Archive

The Dancing English booklet by the EFDSS

  • BCA - 2021.2624
  • Item
  • pre 1971

This booklet was produce by the EFDSS pre 1971 because prices are in old money and the UK went decimal February 15th 1971. It is called The Dancing English.

Bampton Community Archive

School class of 1930 in Bampton

  • BCA - 2021.2623
  • Item
  • 1930

This photograph was taken in 1930. All the children are named.

Bampton Community Archive

Pumpkin Club weigh in, junior section

  • BCA - 2021.2622
  • Item
  • circa 1974

Eleven year old Paul Dowley tried to lift the 66 pound pumpkin. Paul won the Junior class.

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Horticultural Society Summer Show

  • BCA - 2021.2621
  • Item
  • circa 1976

After a very hot and dry summer the Bampton Horticultural Society held an excellent summer show although there were fewer entries in some of the flower and vegetable classes.The Lady Anne Montagu Cup for overall points was won by Mr J Horne.The cu...

Bampton Community Archive

WI pantomime cow

  • BCA - 2021.2620
  • Item
  • 1969

The WI put on the pantomime Jack and The Bean Stalk in the WI Hall in 1969Inside the cow were Betty Collett and Valerie Adams played the cowJack & Jill were played by Penny Daniels and Angela Collett.

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Marina to be decided upon by County Council

  • BCA - 2021.2617
  • Item
  • circa 1974

A Caversham firm want to make a 49 acre marina at Tadpole Bridge on the Thames. WODC lowlands area planning committee are objecting tot he plan because gravel extraction will have to take place first a marina could be built. The decision has been...

Bampton Community Archive

Claire Wythes wins Queen's Guide award in 1978

  • BCA - 2021.2615
  • Item
  • 1978

15 year old Claire Wythes first went along to Guides aged three because her mother, Margaret Wythes was Brown Owl with the Bampton Guides. Claire was awarded the Queen's Guide Award, the Guides top award, at the WI Hall by the District Comm...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Horticultural Society Autumn Show

  • BCA - 2021.2614
  • Item
  • circa 1974

The Bampton Horticultural Society has two shows a year and this is their autumn one. In the picture, Betty Collett the club secretary is seen holding a huge marrow with club chairman, John Snook. The John Taylor cup for the most overall points w...

Bampton Community Archive

Clair Dryden invested as May Queen

  • BCA - 2021.2613
  • Item
  • circa 1974

Clare Dryden was invested as May Queen. Bob Harris, probably best known for presenting The Old Grey Whistle Test but at this point he was a presenter on Radio Oxford, put the sash on Clare. The ceremony took place in the WI Hall, Market Square. ...

Bampton Community Archive

The New Inn is renamed The Morris Clown

  • BCA - 2021.2611
  • Item
  • 1973

In 1973 the New Inn on Bampton's High Street was re-named The Morris Clown.It was a very contentious issue because the jester in the Bampton Morris has never been called a Clown, always a Fool. That piece of history cut no mustard with the B...

Bampton Community Archive

Son Townsend 50 years a Morris fool; children with garlands

  • BCA - 2021.2610
  • Item
  • 1974

In 197 Son Townsend clocked up 50 years as a Morris Dancer and later Fool in Bampton. He first danced out with the side in 1925. To mark the occasion a clock and silver salver were given to Son.The young dancers left to right behind Son are (I t...

Bampton Community Archive

May Bank Holiday festivities in Bampton

  • BCA - 2021.2609
  • Item
  • circa 1974

Bampton always has a weekend filled with fun and laughter over the late May Bank Holiday. These cuttings talk about the Shirt Race and the Morris Dancing.In one of the cuttings you can also read about1. An exhibition of Arts and Crafts in the Tow...

Bampton Community Archive

Mr & Mrs Ted & Marion Lay celebrate their Golden Wedding

  • BCA - 2020.2384
  • Item
  • c1974

Marion and Ted Lay lived in Bampton all their married life and as Jamie Wheeler says"They were the loveliest people you could ever meet. I claim a slight family association as their daughter Marjorie married Jim Brooks. It was a second marria...

Bampton Community Archive

Mini world cup tournament held in Germany 1976

  • BCA - 2021.2608
  • Item
  • 1976

Jason Seacole of Henry Box School in Witney was integral in England School Boys winning all their matches in the season. England beat West Germany in the final of the eight nations schoolboys' international in Dortmund in May winning 4-2. ...

Bampton Community Archive

Kite sculpture at Bampton Arts Centre Aug 8-22 1976

  • BCA - 2021.2606
  • Item
  • August 1976

Kite sculpture at Bampton Arts Centre Aug 8-22 1976 by Professor Kyle Hanton.The Bampton Arts Centre in later years was re-named West ox Arts and it is housed in the upper floor of Bampton's Town Hall.

Bampton Community Archive

The Bampton Beam. December 1998

  • BCA - 2019.2231
  • Item
  • December 1998

This is the December 1998 issue of The Beam. A publication by the Parish Council that is produced 3 times a year and given free to all households in Bampton. Topics and advertisers are :- The Bampton BeamVolume 13 No.3August 1998 Pg. No. Summary...

Bampton Community Archive

Anthony Collett & Richard Buckingham 1978, 9 or 1980 Shirt Racewinners

  • BCA - 2021.2604
  • Item
  • circa 1979

The Great Shirt Race takes place on the Saturday before the late May Bank Holiday. The winners in this year were Anthony Collett and partner Richard Buckingham. Neither of them can be sure of the year, they won more than once but it will be 1978...

Bampton Community Archive

Marjorie Pollard opens Kingsgate flats for OAPs in Aston 1976

  • BCA - 2021.2602
  • Item
  • 1976

Miss Marjorie Pollard OBE from The Deanery in Bampton officially opened Kingsgate flats for senior citizens in Aston in 1976. Mr Richard Godbehere was warden at the flats. Marjorie and Richard called in on Miss Joan Barton to see how she liked h...

Bampton Community Archive

Christina James married Anthony Shurey 1974

  • BCA - 2021.2601
  • Item
  • 1974

Christina Ann James from Bowling Green Close in Bampton married Anthony John Shurey of Clanfield at Witney Registry Office in 1974. Best man was Richard Snook.

Bampton Community Archive

The Bampton Beam August 2003

  • BCA - 2021.2599
  • Series
  • August 2003

The Bampton Beam used to be produced three times a year and a copy given to every household. This issue is from August 2003. The topics covered and the advertisers include :-ARTICLES AND NOTICESBampton Market Square Phase 2 Improvements by Grah...

Bampton Community Archive

Draft local plan for housing delayed yet again October 2014

  • BCA - 2021.2598
  • Item
  • October 2014

Yet again the local plan for housing has been delayed. West Oxfordshire District Council said it is because they've received far more feedback from local than they expected and they need time to go through them all. While we have no plan in...

Bampton Community Archive

A talk "Arming All Sides" in the Village Hall October 2014

  • BCA - 2021.2597
  • Item
  • October 2014

A talk about the arms industry during the First World War and beyond will be held at the village hall in October 2014. Sue Smith and Symon Hill gave the talk on October 23rd.

Bampton Community Archive

Survey of local resident

  • BCA - 2021.2591
  • Item
  • December 2014

Bampton residents were invited to take part in a survey; around 1,500 questionnaires were completed as part of the project to draw up a community-led plan for the village, to help guide future developments by reflecting residents' views.

Bampton Community Archive

Cottage by Mill Green for sale 2014

  • BCA - 2021.2596
  • Item
  • June 2014

There is a cottage for sale down the side of Mill Green for £375,000 June 2014

Bampton Community Archive

Exhibition on the History of Morris Dancing in Bampton 2014

  • BCA - 2021.2595
  • Item
  • June 2014

A double page spread about the exhibition of the History of Morris Dancing put on in the Vesey room by Janet Rouse for the Bampton Community Archive June to the end of July 2014.

Bampton Community Archive

A retirement home for sale in The Lanes

  • BCA - 2021.2594
  • Item
  • June 2014

This is an advert for the sale of a house in The Lanes in Bampton. The small group of homes are for the over 55s.

Bampton Community Archive

David Tomlin & son Arnie at the Steam Rally July 2014

  • BCA - 2021.2593
  • Item
  • July 2014

David Tomlins (known as Willie) and his son Arnie with their steam engine Bampton Heavy Haulage at the Ducklington Steam Rally in July 2014.

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Community Archive seeks information about wells

  • BCA - 2021.2592
  • Item
  • December 2014

The Bampton Community Archive is trying to get a list of all the wells that used to be in Bampton. It was the late 1950s before there was mains water to the village. If sufficient information can be gathered an exhibition on wells in Bampton wil...

Bampton Community Archive

Gladman Developments keep trying to build more houses in Bampton

  • BCA - 2021.2590
  • Item
  • December 2014

The developers Gladman Developments keep trying to get permission to create a new housing estate on land between the Aston Road and Buckland Road. Twice it has been turned down but the company has a 90 percent success rate. Now, at February 2021...

Bampton Community Archive

Chef Kevin Jones at The Trout, Tadpole Bridge

  • BCA - 2021.2589
  • Item
  • December 2014

Kevin Jones trained at the Savoy in London but is now (December 2014) the chef at The Trout at Tadpole Bridge on the Buckland Road.

Bampton Community Archive

The Bampton Beam April 2003

  • BCA - 2021.2588
  • Series
  • April 2003

The Bampton Beam used to be produce 3 times a year. This issue is from April 2003. The topics covered and the advertisers include:-ARTICLES AND NOTICESBampton’s Pre-School Playgroup – New Building Needed – Help Required!The Skate Park is Ready b...

Bampton Community Archive

The Bampton Beam December 2002

  • BCA - 2021.2586
  • Series
  • December 2002

The Bampton Beam used to be produce three times a year. This publication is from December 2002. The articles covered and the advertisers include:-ARTICLES AND NOTICESBampton Skate Park by Alan DunbarThe New Bus Services by Cllr Fred GrayBampton ...

Bampton Community Archive

Hay cart by Meadow Farm

  • BCA - 2020.2443
  • Item
  • early 20th century

This picture must have been taken early in the twentieth century. It shows two ladies, a girl and a boy in charge of a hay cart and shire horse. It is by Meadow Farm along the Buckland Road. The style of cart is that of an Oxford cart.Suzanne W...

Bampton Community Archive

'No win no fee' policy of a developer behind plans for more than 700 homes

  • BCA - 2021.2585
  • Item
  • December 10th 2014

Campaigners have condemned the xo-called 'no win no fee' policy of a developer behind plans for more than 700 homes on sites across Oxfordshire. 446 are planned for sites in West Oxfordshire. Sites are in Witney and Bampton.

Bampton Community Archive

Theft of fence battery and catalytic converter

  • BCA - 2021.2584
  • Item
  • July 21st 2014

Electric fence batteries were stolen from a shed and a catalytic converter from a Toyota 4x4 in Colvile Close on Monday July 21st 2014.

Bampton Community Archive

Wedding of Neil O'Brien & Sarah Bisp September 27th 2003

  • BCA - 2021.2582
  • Item
  • September 27th 2003

The Wedding Neil O'Brien & Sarah Bisp September 27th 2003. The gathering is on Church Green on the south side of Saint Mary's.Di O'Brien is Neil's mother and was school secretary in Bampton for many years.

Bampton Community Archive

To celebrate the 40th year of Tree Council's National Tree Week

  • BCA - 2021.2581
  • Item
  • December 2014

In December 2014, pupils from Bampton Primary School and the Ladybird Nursery planted trees to commemorate the 40th year of the Tree Council's National Tree Week.In the picture are Lisa Lane with three year olds Ethan Walsh and Nala Hunt. Th...

Bampton Community Archive

Toby Hopkins as a scarecrow

  • BCA - 2021.2576
  • Item
  • 2009

In alternate years the Bampton Community Archive organises a open garden day called Bampton's Hidden Gardens. Toby Hopkins dressed as a scarecrow as part of the fun.

Bampton Community Archive

Wenrisc Ward in Witney Hospital re-opens

  • BCA - 2021.2575
  • Item
  • 2015 2016

When the Wenrisc ward was closed in 2015 there was great concern locally that it may be permanent despite being told it was for refurbishment. It was with relief that it was reopened a year later.

Bampton Community Archive

Sundown Cottage sold for £2,100

  • BCA - 2021.2574
  • Item
  • c1960

This envelope and cutting were lent to the Archive by Freda Bradley. Sundown Cottage was in the grounds of Prospect, the house immediately in front of you as you walk down the lane past the south side of the Grammar School. Mr & Mrs Rose bou...

Bampton Community Archive

Richard Briers buying pet food in Bampton

  • BCA - 2021.2573
  • Item
  • c1990

Richard Briers used to live in Carswell on the edge of Bampton and came to Adrian Simmonds' shop in the Market Square to buy his pet food. He is in the shop in this photograph.

Bampton Community Archive

Brothers Jim and Dick Daniels c1940

  • BCA - 2021.2572
  • Item
  • c1940

These are brothers Jim and Dick Daniels. Jim is the older brother standing in the front in a scout's uniform. Dick is in the background. A few years later Jim joined the Air Scouts and did circuits and bumps and enjoyed it despite not liki...

Bampton Community Archive

Win Jones aged 94 beats covid-19

  • BCA - 2021.2571
  • Item
  • January 2021

Win Jones aged 94 is a very remarkable lady. She works hard at keeping fit and that is probably what has helped her to get over being infected with covid-19

Bampton Community Archive

The Bampton Beam August 2002

  • BCA - 2021.2570
  • Series
  • August 2002

The Bampton Beam used to be produced 3 times a year. This issue is from August 2002 and the topics covered and advertisers include:-ARTICLES AND NOTICESBampton’s Own Special Celebrations for The Queen’s Golden Jubilee Tuesday 4 June 2002Sports Da...

Bampton Community Archive

The Bampton Beam April 2002

  • BCA - 2021.2569
  • Series
  • April 2002

The Bampton Beam used to be produced three times a year. This issue is from April 2002. The topics covered and the advertisers include:-ARTICLES AND NOTICESParish Council and District Council Elections 2nd May 2002Photograph of flooding and Morr...

Bampton Community Archive

Classic cars owned by Doug Read. Models 1924 to 1953

  • BCA - 2021.2568
  • Item
  • 1924 1953

Doug Read OBE (he gained the OBE for services to ploughing) was a huge fan of classic cars and owned several over the years. These are four of them and show1. Trojan Tourer 1924 model owned by Doug Read. Douglas Read driving, passengers David Hun...

Bampton Community Archive

'Off The Beaten Track'. 'Impressions of a Visit To Bampton'. 1939

  • BCA - 2021.2566
  • Item
  • October 6th 1939

This small newspaper cutting gives a wonderful moment in time giving a general picture of how things were in the early days of WWII. The author comments on:-The visibility of evacuees - many came from Bow in LondonThe Manor was offered as a hospi...

Bampton Community Archive

1 and 2 Mill Green before their extension

  • BCA - 2021.2565
  • Item
  • 1981

These little cottages have been extended over the years but seen here, Nos 1 and 2 Mill Green are in their original petite state. A snowy time after Christmas 1981

Bampton Community Archive

Stan Smith, reported missing in WWII

  • BCA - 2021.2564
  • Item
  • November 1st 1944

This letter, dated November 1st 1944 was send by Stan Smith's commanding officer to Stan's father informing him that Stan was missing but may be a POW. He was a POW and near the end of the was became one of the POWs who took part in the...

Bampton Community Archive

Sundown Cottage, Sanford Lane

  • BCA - 2021.2563
  • Item
  • early twentieth century

Freda Bradley lent this to the Archive to copy and we believe she is talking about her Grampy owning Sundown Cottage at one time.In the 1960s it was purchased by Bernard Rose along with Sandfords where he and wife Molly lived and he demolished the...

Bampton Community Archive

Morris Dancing in the Market Square 1897

  • BCA - 2021.2561
  • Item
  • 1897

This is one of the earliest photograph of the Bampton Morris Men taken in 1897, Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee year.The dancers areGeorge Wells/TaylorThomas William TannerJoseph RouseRobert DixeyGeorge DixeyJames DeweCharles Henry Tanner, r...

Bampton Community Archive

Adrian Simmonds closing his shop July 2010

  • BCA - 2021.2560
  • Item
  • 2010

We were all sorry when Adrian Simmonds had to close his shop. It was like an Aladdin's cave inside and he aimed to have 6 new things each week. There is a letter to the Bampton Beam here from Toby Hopkins and one from Adrian himself.

Bampton Community Archive

James & Elizabeth Green and children C1902

  • BCA - 2021.2559
  • Item
  • c1902

This lovely photograph shows James and Elizabeth (nee Fox) Green with their children Lizzie, Harry, Jack, Jim, Rose, Fred and Percy taken about 1902.Harry, really Henry Arthur Green died in the WWI

Bampton Community Archive

Mrs Clark in her shop doorway, High Street

  • BCA - 2021.2558
  • Item
  • late nineteen sixties

The lovely black and white photograph shows Mrs Clark in her shop doorway. The shop was in the High Street on the north side almost opposite Bovington's wet fish shop.

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Video Club, Bushey Row

  • BCA - 2021.2557
  • Item
  • late 1980s to 1991

This video club shop was well used and its demise was brought about when the local little supermarket began renting films and it was just too easy to get a film from the supermarket while buying other items.It was a special outing to rent a film f...

Bampton Community Archive

Angela John Antiques & Health Matters

  • BCA - 2021.2556
  • Item
  • c1990

In the middle of this picture you can see Angela John Antiques on the left and Health Matters on the right. Both were in the Market Square. To the left you can just see the entrance to Market Square Garage. On the right behind the blue car you ...

Bampton Community Archive

The Eagle Inn, Church View

  • BCA - 2021.2555
  • Item
  • 1980s

The Eagle Inn in Church View, Sadly, it closed in January 1992. It was the head quarters of the Bampton Traditional Morris Men when Francis Shergold was squire of the side. It was a happy place with darts, aunt sally, a garden and a one time a ...

Bampton Community Archive

The Cotton Club

  • BCA - 2021.2554
  • Item
  • 1980s

Brian and Siobhan O'Rourke owned the Cotton Club and started it in these premises in Rosemary Lane. It acquired a wonderful reputation and I know one seamstress in South Wales who came once every two months to buy her cotton fabric here. Af...

Bampton Community Archive

John Temple's hardware shop in the Market Square

  • BCA - 2021.2553
  • Item
  • c1990

John Temple ran this hardware shop for many years and it was brilliant. He always had a smile on his face and worked very hard to stock items that were really wanted.

Bampton Community Archive

The original Duttons shop

  • BCA - 2021.2552
  • Item
  • c1880-1960

This is the original Duttons shop in Bridge Street somewhere about 1880. Note at this time there were just two windows, not four that are there today.In the second picture you can see George Dutton on the left and the 15 year old boy is William M...

Bampton Community Archive

Fleur de Lys hair salon 1970s

  • BCA - 2021.2551
  • Item
  • 1970s

In the 1970s Fleur de Lys was a hair salon owned by Margaret Roberts. It is in Bushey Row. There were several owners after Margaret and it was later a video rental shop, a shop selling twee things for gardeners and a Physiotherapy Centre. Now i...

Bampton Community Archive

The Bampton Beam December 2001

  • BCA - 2021.2550
  • Series
  • December 2001

The Bampton Beam used to be produced three times a year and this issue is from December 2001. The topics covered and advertisers incluce:-ARTICLES AND NOTICESYes! The Mosaic’s Coming to Town by Sally Proctor, Administrator for WOA GalleryDesign f...

Bampton Community Archive

Burford & Bampton branches of the British Red Cross annual bazaar

  • BCA - 2021.2549
  • Item
  • November 1983

The Burford and Bampton branches of the British Red Cross got together for their annual bazaar. L-R in the photograph are Mrs R Lockyer, Mrs Isabel Collins, Mrs Bridget Smith and Mrs Margaret Wilson.

Bampton Community Archive

Celebrating the formation of the Farm Holiday Bureau

  • BCA - 2021.2548
  • Item
  • April 1st 1983

Celebrating the launch of the nationwide Farm Holiday Bureau are Mr Nick Hooper, Mrs Mary Rouse from Lew and Mr Dick Millard of the English Tourist Board. Nick and Mary were members of the local group, the Thames Valley Farm and Country Holiday g...

Bampton Community Archive

Shirt Race in 1983

  • BCA - 2021.2547
  • Item
  • 1983

Although the caption talks about a 'Street Fayer' the picture is actually of Jim Smith and Martin Barber in fancy dress for the Shirt Race organised annually by the SPAJERS ie the Society for the Preservation of Ancient Junketing. The s...

Bampton Community Archive

A pair of entrants in the 1983 Shirt Race

  • BCA - 2021.2546
  • Item
  • 1983

Keith Mitchell and Rhona Peacock in fancy dress for the shirt race in 1983. Their pram was made into a coffin on wheels.

Bampton Community Archive

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

  • BCA - 2021.2545
  • Item
  • 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

Funeral of Tom Smith aged 59 in 1969

  • BCA - 2021.2543
  • Item
  • September 1969

Tom Smith was the son of a gypsy Queen and for 1969, the number of people and cars who came to his funeral was a very memorable affair. To this day, locals call the bend just outside Bampton on the Bampton to Brize Norton Road 'Hoppy's ...

Bampton Community Archive

Freda Daniels as a young girl

  • BCA - 2021.2542
  • Item
  • 1930s

Freda Daniels was not quite 3 years old when she was dressed up to sell poppies in 1929. She was born April 13th 1927. The photograph of her sitting has '3 years old' written on the back.When she married she became Mrs Freda Bradley.

Bampton Community Archive

Fred Able

  • BCA - 2021.2541
  • Item
  • First half twentieth century

When Lloyd Hughes Owens created a series of albums in the late 1970s and early 1980s there were people alive who could remember seeing Fred Able in Bampton with his little cart, two donkeys and his dog.

Bampton Community Archive

Elsie Hughes in 1934

  • BCA - 2021.2540
  • Item
  • 1934

This is Elsie Hughes with three boys and a girl. Elsie had 2 daughters, Mary and Sylvia and one son Jim, so I'm not sure who the 4 children are. She was married to Len Hughes and the last place they lived and worked was the garage and shop ...

Bampton Community Archive

Playgroup Christmas Bazaar Dec 2nd 1983

  • BCA - 2021.2539
  • Item
  • December 1983

Back in the 1980s a club or society had a bazaar or jumble sale almost every Saturday in the WI Hall and there would be a queue of people waiting to come in. This was the Christmas Bazaar held by the Playgroup to raise funds for its running.Mrs L...

Bampton Community Archive

Blackbird's nest in a letterbox

  • BCA - 2021.2538
  • Item
  • c1968

There was a time when our local post men and women cycled round to both deliver and collect letters. There was a letterbox at Bampton and Brize Norton railway station and it was here a blackbird's nest was discovered inside the box. Great c...

Bampton Community Archive

Fenella Gray's history of the Community Shop

  • BCA - 2021.2537
  • Item
  • July 2012

This article was written by Fenella Gray in the summer of 2012 where she documents the history of the Community Shop up to that point.In 2008 the Archive made a film about the Community Shop up to that point. For a while, the shop had to close be...

Bampton Community Archive

Some adverts from the July 2012 issue of The Bampton Beam

  • BCA - 2021.2536
  • Item
  • July 2012

These are just five of the adverts in the July 2012 issue of The Bampton Beam and are forLittle Westbrook self catering in Bridge StreetA personal trainerPrestige BuildingsBampton GarageS J Cooper, builder

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton celebrates the Diamond Jubilee 2012

  • BCA - 2021.2535
  • Item
  • 2012

Bampton celebrated the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II over 4 days at the beginning of June 2012. These are a few of the reports of some of the events which took place.

Bampton Community Archive

A letter marking the closure of Emmies, our Papershop

  • BCA - 2017.247
  • Item
  • May 26th 2012

In May 2012 our papershop known as Emmies, run by Tom and Silvia Papworth closed for the last time. The letter gives a history of the shop, the people who ran it. It documents not only the passing of the papershop but records the very active par...

Bampton Community Archive

Death of Edith Susan Quick nee Sheppard Sept 10th 2020

  • BCA - 2021.2534
  • Item
  • September 2020

Edith Susan Quick nee Sheppard died on September 10th 2020. Edie came from a Bampton family of several generations. Her husband John was the principal founder member of the SPAJERS, our charity which creates fun events to raise funds for local s...

Bampton Community Archive

Upstairs of the Grammar School to be brought back into use

  • BCA - 2021.2531
  • Item
  • 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 me...

Bampton Community Archive

Long Paddock in Weald St for sale

  • BCA - 2021.2530
  • Item
  • 2020

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

Bampton Community Archive

The Paddocks declared a fire and virus hazard at over crowded caravan site

  • BCA - 2021.2529
  • Item
  • December 2020

The Paddocks has permission for 8 plots with one static and one travelling caravan supposed to be on each plot. These articles detail how this has been breached. It also reports on the death of someone at the site who had been placed in a car an...

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