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Debate about a water supply for Bampton 1934

  • BCA - 2021.2625
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  • 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.

Nik Stanbridge

Marjorie Pollard opens Kingsgate flats for OAPs in Aston 1976

  • BCA - 2021.2602
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  • 1986

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 her flat.

Nik Stanbridge

Kite sculpture at Bampton Arts Centre Aug 8-22 1976

  • BCA - 2021.2606
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  • 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.

Nik Stanbridge

The Bampton Beam December 2002

  • BCA - 2021.2586
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  • 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 Gray

Nik Stanbridge

Fenella Gray's history of the Community Shop

  • BCA - 2021.2537
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  • 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 because the owners of the premises felt the storage facility at the back was a fire hazard but happily, the shop re-opened not too long after next door but one in Rosemary Lane with much improved facilities.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Hkz-LOLJmk This is the link to the 2008 film made by the Archive

Bampton Community Archive

Shirt Race in 1983

  • BCA - 2021.2547
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  • 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 society organises fun things to raise money for the senior citizens of Bampton and Lew.

Bampton Community Archive

Elsie Hughes in 1934

  • BCA - 2021.2540
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  • 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 next to Cromwell House in Cheapside. The property is now a private dwelling called Exeter House.

Bampton Community Archive

Funeral of Tom Smith aged 59 in 1969

  • BCA - 2021.2543
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  • 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 Corner.' It's on the right leaving Bampton just after passing the allotments.

Bampton Community Archive

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