Photographs taken at the Thank You Party for the Vesey Room Sitters. A group of volunteers that sit regularly in the newly refurbished Vesey Room at the Old Grammar School and look after the gift shop, Following the popularity of Downton Abbey, Bampton now has coach parties of tourists. The new Chairperson Jennifer Dixon-Clegg in pale pink coat, also present Jill Wright, Janet Westman Andrew Lawrence,. Bernadette Clifton Pauline Harris, Sharone Attar, Jenny Chaundy, Nick Newland,
Article in the Voices Magazine produced in Aston, featuring The Old Grammar School and its role in the Downton Abbey series as the Cottage Hospital. £400,000 was raised to renovate the old building which is now the Bampton Community Hub, and houses the Bampton Library, a gift shop and the Lewington Room.
By 2019 all series of Downton Abbey had been filmed including the film of the series for showing in cinemas. Bampton Community Archive put on an exhibition of the filming in Bampton over the years in the Vesey Room. This room is withing the Old Grammar School and the doorway into this building off Church Close was used as the entrance for the Cottage Hospital in the series.
A second Downton Abbey film is being made and once again Saint Mary's church, Churchgate House, the Old Grammar School and the area around the church in Bampton will be used for some of the location shooting.
Robin Shuckburgh and Jane Wallis, from Bampton Library’s support team, with parish councillor Joanna Downing at the library.DOWNTON Abbey has brought prestige, glamour and tourists to the village of Bampton