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The induction of Rev. Derek Frost June 1976.

  • BCA - 2019.1913
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  • 1976

In June 1976 Rev Derek Frost became the new vicar of the newly created parish of Bampton with Clanfield including Aston, Lew and Shifford.One of the cuttings from the Witney Gazette June 1976 says ... History was made at Bampton on Tuesday of last...

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The life and WWII work of Molly Rose OBE

  • BCA - 2017.1285
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  • 1920-2016

Molly Rose was a remarkable lady who was born in 1920, one of 6 sisters and a brother. Molly talked to Bampton Community Archive about her war work in the ATA and that film is on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7n2Np5Fkng&t=16sMolly ...

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The old Carillon in St Mary's, Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.876
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  • February 2009

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

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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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The outside of Ham Court farmhouse 6 days before the sale in September 2010

  • BCA - 2017.947
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  • September 2010

These are views around the outside of Ham Court farmhouse taken in September 2010 six days before it was to be sold by Jesus College, Oxford. To see photographs of the inside see entry 2017.946. For the sales brochure see entry 2017.528.

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The road menders

  • BCA - 2019.1814
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  • early twentieth century

On right of the two men with the steam roller, Eddie Foreshew's Father (Mr Bishop) who worked on the roads as a road mender. He lived in a hut on wheels in Oxford during the week. He died of TB aged 49.Road workers and steam roller includin...

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The story of Heidi the German Shepherd dog owned by Hilda Kent & Margaret Howse

  • BCA - 2017.1232
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  • C1990

This is the life story of Heidi, a beautiful German Shepherd dog who eventually was lucky enough to find a home with Hilda Kent and Margaret Howse in Cromwell House, Cheapside. Heidi had a very inauspicious start to her life but it finally ended ...

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The use of Thomas Jenner's fields in Weald 1731

  • BCA - 2017.757
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  • 1731

These legal documents from 1731 name the fields that Thomas Jenner farms in Weald. There are two documents and the envelope there were in

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The war graves in Bampton's Cemetery

  • BCA - 2018.1393
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  • 1915 to 1969

War graves in Bampton Cemetery.War grave of:-1. A.G. Martin, ordinary seaman. died 3rd November 1918 H.M.S. Pembroke. Service number SS/9671.2. Lance Corporal S. Clark of the Royal Fusiliers. Died 28th May, 1915 aged 25.3. George Frederick Baylis...

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The wedding of George Bishop and Joy

  • BCA - 2017.408
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  • c1945

This is the wedding photograph of George Bishop and Joy. George was the brother of Emmie (Emily) who delivered post in Bampton for many years and then took over running and living at the Papershop in Bridge Street which became known as Emmie'...

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Theft of lead, twice, from St Mary The Virgin Church, September 2016

  • BCA - 2017.1174
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  • September 2016

This article comes from The Beam March 2017 issue and documents the theft of lead, twice, from the north aisle of St Mary The Virgin Church. It also give details about the choir, Coffee & Co which began as a way of people forced out of their ...

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Third great shirt race 1955

  • BCA - 2019.1956
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  • 1955

This newspaper cutting from the Oxford Mail of 1955 covers the 3rd Great Shirt Race to be held in Bampton, the first one being part of the celebration of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. The race was started by firing a double barrel...

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Thomas Peter 'Bill' Govier December 3rd 1932 to May 21st 2016

  • BCA - 2017.543
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  • 1932 - 2016

He was known locally as Bill but his name was Thomas Peter Govier. Bill played an active part in Bampton life in the Pumpkin Club, maintaining the war graves from 1955, composing the crossword in The Beam for many years and he showed his fun side...

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Thrashing with an old Ransome thrashing machine

  • BCA - 2018.1401
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  • c2000

Colin Rouse told me:-"The chap helping me carry the sack is Pete Webb, Brian Webb’s brother. They owned a thrashing machine between them but they never got round to finishing the rick. This was such a shame because it was a bumper crop of t...

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Three little ballet dancers C1968

  • BCA - 2019.2284
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  • c1968

Penny Jackson has told me"With regard to the ballet photo it is me on the left Amanda Brown nee Gascoigne centre and a girl called Debbie on right. We had lessons in the room that is now the Vesey room in the library. Our tutor was Mrs Wood...

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Threshing corn, early twentieth century

  • BCA - 2019.2314
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  • early twentieth century

Early in the twentieth century, before the advent of the combine harvester, corn was cut and taken away in stooks to be threshed out when convenient. In this picture, a belt from the steam driven tractor drives the threshing machine and there are...

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Threshing machine

  • BCA - 2020.2362
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  • early twentieth century

This threshing machine was used to thresh the grain from the stooks of corn and was the normal way to do this in the first half of the twentieth century, before the combine harvester did the job as the corn was cut in the field.It was a labour int...

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Threshing the corn using a steam engine to drive the threshing machine

  • 2019-09-11/0
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  • c1900

Before combine harvesters were the norm, threshing was done any time from November onwards when other harvesting had been done and probably once the cattle had been brought in under cover for the winter. In this picture you can see a steam driven...

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Tickhill Gala Day flyer 1993

  • BCA - 2019.1808
  • Item
  • 1993

This was the first visit made by the Bampton Traditional Morris Dancers under Squire Francis Shergold. The side went up four or five more times over the years.

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Tim Tomlins' exhibition on The Restoration of The Lord Nelson: attendees

  • BCA - 2018.1649
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  • January 2014

Tim Tomlins, along with help from Jo Lewington and Adrian Simmonds, put on a wonderful exhibition documenting the restoration of the Lord Nelson. These pictures were taken at the private viewing, a really happy evening.

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Time Team dig at Radcot May 15th 2008

  • BCA - 2017.868
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  • May 15th 2008

The television program Time Team did a dig at Radcot May 15th 2008. While not in Bampton, the keep they found which had been built there had Bampton connections because the battles between Matilda and Stephen took place in both Radcot and Bampton.

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Tom and Sylvia Papworth's Papershop

  • BCA - 2017.912
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  • 2010

Tom & Sylvia Papworth's papershop was owned by Tom's mother Emmie before them and they retained the name 'Emmies' because that's what everyone called the shop. Before Emmie had it, her brother George ran the shop. To...

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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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Tony Allam baking the last batches of bread before Constables closed c1981

  • BCA - 2017.538
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  • c1981

Tony Allam was the baker for Mrs Constable for many years. The shop was by the roundabout opposite The Talbot and is now the Chinese takeaway called Mark's Kitchen. These photographs show the beautiful ovens and all the surrounding area.Tre...

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Torrential rains spoil August Bank Holiday Monday 1986

  • BCA - 2017.1291
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  • August 1986

Really heavy and persistent rains, the tail end of hurricane Charlie, caused the Donkey Derby on August Bank Holiday Monday 1986 to be postponed. However, the stall holders squeezed into the marquee determined not to let the weather make everythi...

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Tower cleaning day in St Mary's & Ted Dixey's 80th birthday May 7th 2005

  • BCA - 2017.625
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  • May 7th 2005

Once a year, Bampton bellringers give the ringing chamber a really thorough clean. On May 7th 2005 it was also Ted Dixey's 80th birthday and although Ted had reached a time in his life when cleaning the ringing chamber was too much for him, ...

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Town Hall acts as an Art showcase November 1997

  • BCA - 2019.1998
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  • November 1997

West Oxfordshire Arts Association held its annual members' exhibition in November 1997 and it included the work of more than 50 of its members. In the pictures you can see Sally Proctor the gallery administrator and visitors Vera Allport and...

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Town Hall clock is 63 years old in 1971

  • BCA - 2017.745
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  • c1971

There must have been a previous newspaper article suggesting the clock on the Town Hall was 100 years old. The stone tablet let into the east side of the wall clearly shows it was put up in 1908 making it 63 years old in 1971. It was Mrs Moss, t...

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Town Hall, the Drapers shop & The Talbot seen from Cheapside

  • BCA - 2017.1190
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  • early C20th

This picture was taken from the middle of the road in Cheapside. On the left is the Town Hall with nearly all the archways filled in; the two on the right in the sunshine were unblocked so the space inside could be used as a bus stop shelter a li...

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Toys made for Jo Lewington and Terry Rouse by POWs WWII

  • BCA - 2017.913
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  • 1942-1948

Matthew Smalldon from the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock came to talk with Jo Lewington and Terry Rouse about their memories of POWs and both recalled them having toys made by the POWs. Sadly Terry no longer has his but Jo still has ...

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Traditional Bampton Morris Men, May 29th 2017 squire Lawrence Adams

  • BCA - 2017.1255
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  • May 29th 2017

The Traditional Bampton Morris Men squire Lawrence Adams, dance in Bampton on Whit Monday. The tradition had always been that men and boys dancing must have been born in Bampton or live in Bampton - few of these dancers fall into either category ...

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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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Trees and their bark - photographs by Hilda Kent

  • BCA - 2017.509
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  • c2000

Hilda Kent was always in love with the countryside and saw beauty in areas many people fail to notice. She has captured interesting bark on these trees

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Two aerial photographs of Bampton c1998

  • BCA - 2017.759
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  • 1993/4

These are two aerial photographs of Bampton probably taken in 1993 but could be 1994.. The Lanes have been built so it must be on or after 1985 but Pembroke Place, next to the Fire Station in Manor View (leading into New Road) is in the very earl...

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Two aerial photographs of Bampton taken about 1953

  • BCA - 2017.707
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  • c1953

These two photographs give an excellent idea of what Bampton looked like in the early 1950s. Since this picture was taken the following have been built:- The Pieces, Pococks Close, the west side of Bushey Row, the north side of Bowling Green Clos...

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Two old postcards of Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.460
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  • various dates first half 1900s

These two postcards have pictures of Bampton on. One is a single picture of Church View probably taken in the late 1950s. The other one is a composite of five pictures of varying dates including the War Memorial, south side of the Market Square,...

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Two photographs of the Flower Festival in St Mary's, 2000

  • BCA - 2017.395
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  • 2000

These two photographs were taken by Margaret Chaundy and show two flower arrangements in the Flower Festival in St Mary's 2000. One arrangements recalls the amazing achievement of Ellen MacArthur sailing around the world single handed in Kin...

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Two postcards from Jack Townsend to his mother & sister 1942

  • BCA - 2017.572
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  • April 11th 1942 & June 20th 1942

These are two postcards from Jack Townsend who lived at Castle View Farm in Bridge Street. The one to his mother is dated April 11th 1942 and the one to his sister Dora is dated June 20th 1942. Jack survived the war.

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Two vicars' seats, one each side of the chancel

  • BCA - 2019.2048
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  • c1985

There used to be a vicar's seat each side of the chancel and just beyond them, an extra row of seats for the choir. Back in the early 1980s these to vicars' seats disappeared and the front row of seating in front of the linen-fold pews ...

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VE Day re-enactment by children at St Mary's C of E school 1995

  • BCA - 2019.1661
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  • 1995

The children were learning all about VE Day and had a tea party in the school ground to celebrate the day and the date. The vicar Rev. Andrew Scott joined them and adults generally dressed as per the 1940s.

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VJ Day Journal August 15th 1945

  • BCA - 2017.473
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  • August 15th 1945

The Anniversary Journal was produced 50 years after VJ Day and was made possible by Anchor tenants’ enthusiastic response to an appeal for wartime reminiscences. Anchor Housing is the largest non-profit making provider of housing and care for old...

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Various applications by Gladman to build between the Aston & Buckland Roads

  • BCA - 2020.2349
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  • 2014

Witney Gazette August 6th 2014. Gladman Homes, previously refused permission to build 127 homes off the Aston road have submitted a new application to build 116 homes instead on the same site. The original application was turned down due to conc...

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Various place where the Post Office has been in Bampto

  • BCA - 2019.2172
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  • 1875 2019

Waterloo House in Broad Street was the first place in Bampton to have anything to do with mail; it was a receiving office only and that was in the C19th.Later in the C19th Martin's Printing Works on the west side of the Market Square became a...

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Vera Elward aged 8 year old with her class c1930

  • BCA - 2017.1058
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  • c1930

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

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Vera Elward's memory of Roderick Woodley

  • BCA - 2017.568
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  • 2004

Roderick Woodley was married to Rose Bunce, (sister of Emmie Papworth and Rose Gerring’s mothers.) When Roderick died, Rose married his brother Robert (Bob.) Rose died soon after giving birth to her daughter, Rose, who still now lives in Oxford....

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Very high water after heavy rain March 16th 2008

  • BCA - 2017.873
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  • March 16th 2008

Yet again heavy rain caused flooding on March 16th 2008. These pictures are all taken around Mill Green and looking at the field across the road

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Vesey room sitters' tea party at Friars Court, Clanfield June 30th 2016

  • BCA - 2017.915
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  • June 30th 2016

We have a really marvellous group of people who act as sitters in the Vesey room, which is part of the Old Grammar School in Church Close. They not only keep the room looking inviting with the exhibitions and Downton Abbey memorabilia but they wo...

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View of High Street from The Grange to the Market Square early C20th

  • BCA - 2017.1189
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  • early C20th

This picture was taken from the middle of the road outside The Grange looking up towards the Market Square very early in the twentieth century. The present day Morris Clown was then called The New Inn; originally it was The George.

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Village Appraisal 1966

  • BCA - 2018.1394
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  • 1966

In October 1966 the planning officer for Witney Rural District Council, M W Robinson, produce his report on a Bampton Appraisal. The areas covered include the population size, (1,600) Character, the people, principal road connections, schools, op...

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Village appraisal 1998

  • BCA - 2018.1395
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  • 1998

This Bampton Village Appraisal was done in 1998. The areas covered include household data, how time is spent, education, housing and development, utilities and public services, health, social services and and community care, transportation, socia...

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Visiting Morris sides outside the George & Dragon

  • BCA - 2019.2053
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  • post 1994

Two visiting teams outside the George & Dragon; Eynsham are dancing and Abingdon Morris are waiting to dance. There are no signs outside the inn so it must be post 1994.

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Vital showcase for amateur artists at West Oxfordshire Arts

  • BCA - 2019.1985
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  • October 1996

Four newspaper cuttings from October 1996 extolling the value of exhibitions for amateur artists at West Oxfordshire Art Gallery. The exhibits include oil and water colour paintings, jewellery, waistcoats and hats, stoneware and embroidery. This...

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Vulcan bomber flew over Bampton June 13th 2009

  • BCA - 2017.930
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  • June 13th 2009

This Vulcan bomber has been lovingly restored by enthusiasts but it's doubtful it will fly again, it's just too costly so we were lucky to see it.

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Vulcan bomber flew over Bampton June 13th 2009

  • BCA - 2017.931
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  • June 13th 2009

This Vulcan bomber was lovingly restored by a group of enthusiasts but it is so costly to fly that it will probably never be flown again and we were lucky to see this June 13th 2009 as it flew over Weald

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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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W Payne & Son, Great Western Railway Co Agents, Bampton and Lechlade.

  • BCA - 2019.1952
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  • 1911

W Payne & Son, Great Western Railway Co Agents, Bampton and Lechlade. Cab & Omnibus Proprietors, horses, brakes, carriages etc for hire. Cartage contractors and furniture removers. Chief office The Hill, Witney Oxon. Railway depots Bampton...

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WI Children's Christmas Party 1956

  • BCA - 2018.1555
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  • 1956

Long before the days when everyone had a TV and many IT toys and gadgets, the WI Christmas Party was much enjoyed my many children. This group photo was taken 1956 at a Christmas party given by the WI.In no particular orderSusan Hunt, Tom Papwo...

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WI Christmas Party for Bampton children c1955

  • BCA - 2019.2171
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  • c1955

In the years after WWII the WI used to host a lovely Christmas Party for Bampton's children. This picture was taken about 1955.1. Jean Lomas2. Rosemary Ham3. Olive Peacock4. Ann Jackson5. Daphne Jackson6. Peter Ham7. Roger Bunce8. Jean Elwar...

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WI Drama Group perform Aladdin. March 7th 1975

  • BCA - 2017.751
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  • 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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WI Drama Group, 'Spring Review'

  • BCA - 2019.2281
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  • early 1970s

This is the cast of the WI Drama Group who took part in their play called 'Spring Review'The cast from left to right are1. Janette Keyte2.3. Hazel Henly4. Sylvia Barney5. Mavis Clack6. Ada Tanner7.8. Audrey Court9. Carol Court10. Alice P...

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WI March meeting, theme 'A Russian Evening' 1972

  • BCA - 2019.1932
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  • 1972

A newspaper cutting from 1972 reporting on a WI meeting in March where the theme of the evening was 'A Russian Evening.'A new member was welcomed and Jean Howell agreed to be their representative at the AGM in London at the Albert Hall ...

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WOAA Events in May, June and July 1975

  • BCA - 2019.2116
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  • May, June, July 1975

This is the events brochure for May, June and July 1975 and a cutting from the West Oxfordshire Standard July 25th about the exhibition called 'Jackdaw.' It included many items whose attraction or beauty was incidental to their purpose.

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WOAA Film Panel "The Ruling Class"

  • BCA - 2019.2112
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  • 1973

This is a critique of the film "The Ruling Class" by the film panel. This film was released in 1972 and was the official British entry to the Cannes Film Festival.

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WOAA Spring Exhibition 1974

  • BCA - 2019.2115
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  • April 27th to May 31st 1974

Poster for the Spring Exhibition April 27th to May 31st 1974 which included works by Anthony Baynes, William Bunce, Laurence Fleming, Richard Hobbs, Claerwen Holland, Angela Mulliner, Charles Mussett, Margaret Ralston, Gary Woodley.

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WOAA writing competition 1975

  • BCA - 2019.2121
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  • November 1975

WOAA writing competition November 1975'Prose' for 14 years and under'Poetry' 14 years and over'Drama' 14 years and over and 14 years and under

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WODC finally agree the Local Housing Plan September 2018

  • BCA - 2019.2295
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  • September 2018

The Local Plan, which outlines the 15,950 houses to be built in West Oxfordshire between 2011 and 2031 was finally agreed by a two thirds majority of councillors. It's been years in the making and agreeing meanwhile many villages have had hu...

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WRVS delivering meals on wheels

  • BCA - 2019.2319
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  • 1980s

The WRVS, Women's Royal Volunteer Service used to deliver meals to those in need.L to R Pat Garner from Aston whose husband Don was the scout leader in Bampton for many years, Jean Howell who was also president of the Bampton WI and Betty Smi...

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WWII documents that belonged to Edith Foreshew

  • BCA - 2019.1796
  • Item
  • WWII

These three items all belonged to Edith Bishop who became Mrs Foreshew. They are her National Registration Identity Card, her war time ration book and her medical card.

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Walk to Rushey Lock & Old Man's Bridge October 21st 2003

  • BCA - 2017.603
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  • October 21st 2003

A beautiful sunny day on October 21st 2003 was perfect for a walk to Rushey Lock and Old Man's Bridge, recording the hedgerows and general autumn colours.

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Walking up Bushey Row on a damp May Bank Holiday morning

  • BCA - 2017.334
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  • early 2000s

This photograph was taken as several people walked to the start of the day of dance on May Bank Holiday. They are walking up Bushey Row and the group includes L-R Joseph Perry, Eric Stott, Francis Shergold, Dave Rose and Roger West. The morning ...

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War memorial in the Post Office (Town Hall) and in St Mary The Virgin Church

  • BCA - 2017.581
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  • 1914 to 1918

Apart from the War Memorial in the Market Square there is a memorial in the Post Office (centre room of the Town Hall) and three more in St Mary's. These photographs are all for men who died in the First World War. One of the two in church ...

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Warning about scam emails saying Council Tax refund is owing

  • BCA - 2017.1158
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  • March 2017

Scam emails are being sent advising people a council tax refund is available, but of course, bank account details have to be provided. WODC advises people to delete the emails

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Warren Green, musician, teacher, organist at St Mary The Virgin

  • BCA - 2018.1547
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  • 1909 1984

Warren Essane Green was born in 1909 and died October 18th 1984. Warren was a great music scholar who taught music and played the organ at St Mary The Virgin church in Bampton for many years. His father was Edwards John Green was a builder and m...

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Weald Manor in the very early C20th

  • BCA - 2017.1188
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  • early C20th

This photograph, made into a postcard is of Weald Manor in the very early twentieth century

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Results 1801 to 1900 of 1983