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A few properties for sale in 2014

  • BCA - 2021.2708
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  • 2014

These are just a few of the properties that were for sale in Bampton in March, July and August 2014

Bampton Community Archive

Viewing the exhibition about Bampton's WI February 2004

  • BCA - 2021.2706
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  • February 2004

These two photographs show a few people who came to view the exhibition put on by the Bampton Community Archive in the Vesey room in the Old Grammar School in February 2004.

Bampton Community Archive

Letter from Habgood & Mammatt re proposed auction price of The Swan

  • BCA - 2021.2705
  • Item
  • September 28th 1964

Letter from Habgood & Mammatt on September 28th 1964 to Mrs E L Townsend, at (formerly) The Swan Inn, Buckland Road regarding their suggestion of a reserve auction price for the sale of The Swan, Buckland Road. They suggested £3,200.

Bampton Community Archive

Community Shop closes for 3 weeks for huge sort-out

  • BCA - 2021.2704
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  • June 25th 2014

June 25th 2014. The Community Shop in Rosemary Lane closed for 3 weeks for a complete check through the stock, redecoration and reorganisation of the space.

Bampton Community Archive

Hanging the banner of the Bampton branch of the WI

  • BCA - 2021.2703
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  • May 21st 2014

The Bampton branch of the WI had to close when the cost of maintaining the hall in the Market Square, which today is known as the Village Hall, became impossible.There banner was made by Pat Barratt and shows the items associated with Bampton:-Sai...

Bampton Community Archive

Men of Royal Berkshire Regiment WWI

  • BCA - 2021.2701
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  • world war one

Group of 12 soldiers of the Royal Berkshire Regiment including front row left, Billy Flux who married Lizzie Tanner. WWI

Bampton Community Archive

A visit to the Houses of Parliament c1939

  • BCA - 2021.2700
  • Item
  • c1939

This picture was lent to the Archive to copy by Bill Mathews. The young boy at the front is probably Bill which is why he will have kept the photograph. On the back it says it was a visit to the houses of Parliament. Interesting that if Bill wa...

Bampton Community Archive

The Bampton Beam July 2007

  • BCA - 2021.2699
  • Series
  • July 2007

The Bampton Beam used to be produced three times a year. This issue is from July 2007. Articles covered and advertisers includeARTICLES AND NOTICESBampton Sewer Network ImprovementsMineral Extraction Proposal by Ralph Norman, Bampton Parish Co...

Bampton Community Archive

The Bampton Beam March 2005

  • BCA - 2021.2698
  • Series
  • March 2005

The Bampton Beam used to be produce 3 times a year. This issue is from March 2005. The topics covered and the advertisers include:-ARTICLES AND NOTICESWake Up Bampton – Bampton Fire Service Needs You!Photo of Fire Service of Bampton 1939Movies...

Bampton Community Archive

Jill Tweed, a member of West Ox Arts

  • BCA - 2021.2696
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  • 1969 -2003

For many year Jill Tweed was a member of West Ox Arts but her work spans a much greater length of time. These three pages from a book called Modern British Sculpture by Guy Portelli gives a good flavour of the range of Jill's work and the co...

Bampton Community Archive

Arnold Woodley's side in the USA 1982

  • BCA - 2021.2695
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  • 1982

Arnold Woodley's side went to the USA in 1982 and this picture was taken while out there

Bampton Community Archive

Letter from Frank Purslow to Bill somebody 1972

  • BCA - 2021.2693
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  • January 24th 1972

This is a letter from Frank Purslow who played for Francis Shergold's side for a few years and then transferred to Arnold Woodley's side c1970.

Bampton Community Archive

Lawrence Adams' side between 1983 and 2003

  • BCA - 2021.2692
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  • 1983 2003

A group of photograph of Lawrence Adams' side taken between 1983 and 2003img240 Policeman Steve c2003img241 2003img242 from Hilary Blanford. Double jig, outside Morris Clown. Lawrence Adams left, Barry Care and Darren Lloydimg243 from Hilary ...

Bampton Community Archive

Letters between Arnold Woodley and Sam Bennett

  • BCA - 2021.2691
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  • 1945 1950

These are letters between Arnold Woodley and Sam Bennett in the years 1945 to 1950. I am sorry the scanning is not better but the copies I was given were scans and not all of them were good. There is one further letter from Frank Purslow to Bill...

Bampton Community Archive

Marjorie Pollard OBE

  • BCA - 2021.2690
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  • 1931 1937

The three pictures show :-Women's touring team v Rest of The World. June 16th 1935Marjorie hitting, annual cricket match at Berkhamsted, Herts. July 31st 1931Marjorie Pollard at the crease. May 5th 1937Marjorie Pollard OBE lived at The Deaner...

Bampton Community Archive

The Bampton Beam July 2006

  • BCA - 2021.2689
  • Series
  • July 2006

The Bampton Beam used to be produced three times a year and given free to every household. This issue is from July 2006. The topics covered and the advertisers include:-ARTICLES AND NOTICESThe New Parish CouncilExtra Day Heralds Shopmobility Suc...

Bampton Community Archive

Rupert Dent, Conservative for Bampton & Clanfield Ward

  • BCA - 2021.2688
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  • May 6th 2021

Rupert Dent is the Conservative candidate for the Bampton and Clanfield Ward at the West Oxfordshire District Council elections on May 6th 2021

Bampton Community Archive

Village Garage Sale & Hidden Gardens 2021

  • BCA - 2021.2686
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  • June 13th 2021

Alternate years, the Bampton Community Archive organises a Village-wide Garage Sale in the morning and Hidden Gardens in the afternoon. In 2021 this event took place on Sunday June 13th. Profits from the Garage Sale were for the Bampton Library ...

Bampton Community Archive

The Bampton Beam July 2005

  • BCA - 2021.2685
  • Series
  • July 2005

The Bampton Beam used to be produced 3 times a year. This edition is from July 2005. Topics covered and advertisers include:-ARTICLES AND NOTICESTraffic Calming Build Out Saga Continues by David Hawkins, Bampton Parish CouncilHilda Kent Does Us ...

Bampton Community Archive

History of the Eeles shop to the Co-op shop

  • 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...

Bampton Community Archive

Buscot Tanner and his family

  • BCA - 2021.2647
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  • 1911 to c1935

These photographs are all of Buscot Tanner and his family. They show1. 1911 Jingy on fiddle, Henry Radband with cake, Charles Tanner in doorway his brother Buscot Tanner in No1 position, David Edginton fool2. Buscot Tanner and his wife Sophia, se...

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Bampton National School class photo 1922

  • BCA - 2019.1935
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  • 1922

This photograph, taken in 1922 according to the date on the bottom right corner, is of a class at Bampton National School in Church View. It is sad that we don't know the names of any of the children in the picture. The picture was lent to t...

Bampton Community Archive

Mr Gordon with his class, different years, early twentieth century

  • BCA - 2019.1789
  • Item
  • early twentieth century

Taken early in the twentieth century, both pictures show Mr Gordon with his class, but the pupils are from different academic years. Some children can be seen in both pictures and clearly, they are older in the second picture.The school was the N...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

Emmie Papworth outside her Newsagents Shop in Bridge Street

  • BCA - 2021.2678
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  • 1981

This picture shows Emmie Papworth standing outside her newsagents shop in Bridge Street. Emmie was a much loved person and I never heard a bad word said about her and I never heard her say anything unkind about anyone. She was always smiling. L...

Bampton Community Archive

Lloyd Hughes Owens' extracts from Vestry meetings between 1859 and 1916

  • BCA - 2017.842
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  • 1859-1916

Lloyd Hughes Owens read through old Vestry minutes and extracted bits he found interesting. They were hand-written notes and the Archive is indebted to Miriam James for typing them out to make life easier for the reader. These extracts are both ...

Bampton Community Archive

H. Chandler, perhaps related to Albert Chandler the saddler from Bampton

  • BCA - 2021.2684
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  • January 17th 1941

The caption on the back of the photograph says H. Chandler January 17th 1941. His uniform looks to be American.Grace Eeles lent the Archive this photograph to scan. Sadly we have no way of knowing if he was related to Albert Chandler the saddler...

Bampton Community Archive

James & Elizabeth Green 1904 Church View

  • BCA - 2021.2683
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  • 1904

The family tree and descendants of James Charles Green b.1838 who married Elizabeth Wing b.1839 and who both died in 1910 can be seen athttps://atom.bamptonarchive.org/index.php/9t45-72n5-n5k2There is a photograph here showing the family of James ...

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West Ox Arts to have a big Arts Sale 2015

  • BCA - 2021.2681
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  • 2015

This flyer was produced to advertise the great big Arts Sale by West Ox Arts at the start of 2015

Bampton Community Archive

First year some Bampton Men were Morris Dancing

  • BCA - 2021.2680
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  • May 20th 1986

This list was put together by Keith Chandler May 20th 1986 and records the first year some of the Bampton men Morris danced at Spring Bank holiday. They includeColin BatheMark BootyRoly BrownRichard BuckinghamRobin ConnaughtonAlister CookMathew G...

Bampton Community Archive

The Despoiling of England - article in the Daily Mail 2014

  • BCA - 2021.2676
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  • December 17th 2014

This article, written by Sue Reid and Robert Hardman is taken from the Daily Mail, December 17th 2014 and the writers talk about the despoiling of England by firms like Richborough Estates who are taking advantage of places like West Oxfordshire w...

Bampton Community Archive

David Radband is mentioned in Dispatches

  • BCA - 2021.2674
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  • 2010

This is the citation to PTE David Radband when he was mentioned in dispatches for his outstanding and considerable bravery when the fighting and insurgency in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, was at its height in 2009. This cutting is from the Nove...

Bampton Community Archive

Children in fancy dress

  • BCA - 2021.2673
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  • first half twentieth century

These children are in fancy dress probably taking part in a village day of fun. But the ground looks very wet and muddy and as the front children are using an old fashioned bath chair for their 'part', the young boys are wearing hob-nai...

Bampton Community Archive

Saint Mary's seen from the garden of the Grammar School

  • BCA - 2021.2670
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  • 2008

This picture shows the spire of Saint Mary The Virgin Church and the SW aspect of Churchgate House - once a vicarage - seen from the garden of the Old Grammar School.

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Burning the bristles off a pig before butchering

  • BCA - 2021.2669
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  • August 21st 1928

This is a picture post card showing how bristles used to be burnt off a pig before butchering the carcass. The card was sent to Miss E Townsend at the Elephant & Castle Inn which her parents owned. While this was not taken at the Inn, Albert...

Bampton Community Archive

Adrian Simmonds 2003

  • BCA - 2021.2668
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  • 2003

Adrian Simmonds' shop in the Market Square was like an Aladdin's cave. If there was something you needed he could nearly always find it somewhere in there. He also had the best supply of pet food for miles around. The letter of thanks...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Home Guard marching past The Talbot

  • BCA - 2021.2664
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  • 1942

This is a picture of Bampton's Home Guard marching past The Talbot Hotel in WWII was sent to the Archive by Trish Cassidy

Bampton Community Archive

Rose Radband as Britannia

  • BCA - 2021.2665
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  • first half twentieth century

This is Rose Radband born in 1889 dressed up as Britannia. Rose was Trish Cassidy's great aunt. She was also Poppy Adlem's great aunt and Poppy said :-"This is my Great Aunt also she lived next door to us in Church view and came ...

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The Bampton Beam December 2004

  • BCA - 2021.2663
  • Series
  • December 2004

The Bampton Beam used to be produced three times a year. This issue is from December 2004. The topics covered and the advertisers include :-ARTICLES AND NOTICESVillage Traffic IssuesStrange Activities at Strainge’s Butcher Shop – The Old Layout ...

Bampton Community Archive

Vaccines flown to the Falklands from RAF Brize Norton

  • BCA - 2021.2661
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  • February 2021

3,000 doses of the Oxford AstraZenica vaccine have been flown by military aircraft to the Falkland Islands. The government has pledged to get vaccinations to all overseas territories

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Clanfield Plough to open after alterations as the Double Red Duke

  • BCA - 2021.2660
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  • February 2021

The Plough in Clanfield was sold by Martin and Chrissie Agius at the start of 2020 and throughout the period of the Covid-19 pandemic, much building work has gone on for the new owners and it is due to re-open early this year, 2021 or as soon as g...

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Winifred Jones aged 94 beats covid-19

  • BCA - 2021.2659
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  • January 27th 2021

Winifred Jones aged 94 has beaten covid-19 and puts her recovery down to keeping fit with exercise and weights. Winifred is a member of the Bush Club.

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Death of Peter Lewis January 3rd 2021

  • BCA - 2021.2657
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  • January 3rd 2021

Peter Lewis died on January 3rd 2021. Peter came to Bampton when he was stationed at Radio Station Bampton, Royal Corps of Signals, Weald. He met Sylvia while station here, married her and they never left Bampton. He was an electrician and for ...

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Parent frustration after parish closes play parks January 2021

  • BCA - 2021.2656
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  • January 2021

Mercury Close and Pembroke Place play parks were closed because of covid-19. Several parents offered to clean all the play equipment each day to help prevent the spread of the virus. After discussing government regulations with which the Parish ...

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The Old Grammar School soon to have extensive restoration

  • BCA - 2021.2655
  • Item
  • January 2021

Work is due to start on extensive restoration work on the Old Grammar School in Church Close. In January 2021 all that was required was the final signature from OCC and that signature has been waited for for several months. It was hoped the work...

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Acrimonious dispute about failing water supply in Bampton June 1934

  • BCA - 2021.2654
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  • June 1934

By June 1934 the poor supply of water in Bampton had reached a critical stage and it had been failing since 1921. The Parish Council had blamed the Rural District Council, they had contacted the County Council and in the end the CC said they'...

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Report of very low water in the Thames June 1921

  • BCA - 2021.2653
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  • June 1921

These two newspaper cuttings are from a scrapbook compiled by Dr Davy at the beginning of the twentieth century. One of these cuttings refers to very low water in the Thames but there is also a report on the fish caught.

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Janet and Jean Elward swimming at Sandy Beach on the Thames 1950

  • BCA - 2021.2652
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  • 1950

Sisters Janet & Jean Elward are seen swimming in the Thames at Sandy Beach in 1950.People in Bampton used to swim in streams and rivers in Bampton at one time. Sandy Beach is an area on the Thames a little down river from The Trout Inn along ...

Bampton Community Archive

Legal purchase document of The Bell Inn March 12th 1923

  • BCA - 2021.2651
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  • March 12th 1923

In March 1923 three ladies bought The Bell Inn in the Market Square to convert it into the Women's Institute Hall. The three ladies wereLady Victoria Alexandrina Forester from Weald ManorAnna Lucy Bliss from Bampton HouseEdith Mary Cobb from...

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Edith and Harold Foreshew 1949

  • BCA - 2021.2649
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  • April 16th 1949

This picture shows Edith and Harold Foreshew standing outside the Methodist Church in Bridge Street on April 16th 1949.

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Bampton Morris men outside the Elephant & Castle c1924 or 1925

  • BCA - 2021.2646
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  • about 1924

This picture was taken about 1924 or 1925 and shows the Bampton Morris Men outside the Elephant & Castle Inn. At that period in time, nearly all boys and men wore hats not just the dancers.

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The garden at Sandford Cottage 1990-1993

  • BCA - 2021.2645
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  • 1990-1993

Jo Lewington moved into Sandford Cottage in the late 1980s. A very keen gardener and potter, she set about creating a unique garden which she has continued to develop and latterly adapt to her abilities (2021). These pictures are from the early ...

Bampton Community Archive

FFF&B Ploughing Matches 1980, 1982 and 2003

  • BCA - 2021.2644
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  • 1980 2003

These are photographs taken at the Fairford, Faringdon, Filkins & Burford (FFF&B) ploughing matches. There is one from 1980 which shows Doug Read in the High Cut ploughing class, two from 1982 which show horse ploughing which that year wa...

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Booklet "The Dancing English" by the EFDSS

  • BCA - 2021.2643
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  • c1950s

This booklet was produced by the EFDSS (English Folk Dance and Song Society). Sadly, there is no date anywhere in the booklet but prices are in pre decimal coinage and the photograph of the Bampton Morris dancers was taken in 1947. That does not...

Bampton Community Archive

The Bampton Beam August 2004

  • BCA - 2021.2642
  • Series
  • August 2004

The Bampton Beam used to be produced three times a year. This edition is from August 2004. The topics covered and the advertisers include:-ARTICLES AND NOTICESCharities of Bampton – The New Bampton Charity ShopPhotograph of David Hawkins officia...

Bampton Community Archive

Talbot Inn, Thompson grocery shop, Joyner the draper

  • BCA - 2021.2641
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  • c1912

This picture, taken c1912 is looking along Bridge Street from the Market Square.The Talbot Inn can be seen on the left, next to it is a narrow red brick home and next to that is Thompson's high class grocery store which today is The Romany In...

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T. W. Pembrey department store and The New Inn

  • BCA - 2021.2640
  • Item
  • c1912

This is the only department store that has ever been in Bampton and it sold anything and everything from lino to material, bolts of cloth, men's and women's clothing, footwear and much more and it also housed the Post Office.Today, the p...

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Elephant & Castle, Methodist Church and The Bridges on Bridge Street

  • BCA - 2021.2639
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  • c1912

The Elephant and Castle Inn on the left and the Methodist church beyond it with one house in between.The Bridges have always been a place where locals met to chat.There is a wall outside Bridge House, this side of the Inn which is no longer there ...

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Church View looking North to Saint Mary's c1912

  • BCA - 2021.2638
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  • c1912

This is Church View looking North towards the church of Saint Mary The Virgin. Apart from the complete lack of cars, note the open ditch on the right with large stone slabs crossing it to afford access to each of the dwellings along the street. ...

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Broad Street looking North

  • BCA - 2021.2637
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  • c1912

This is a view of Broad Street looking to the North.The young trees on the left were a gift for the village from George Gerring. The trees that had been there were in a dangerous state and had been removed.There are gas lights on the left, a rece...

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J. Beard, George & Dragon, Goodman's, the Lamb Inn & the Town Hall

  • BCA - 2021.2636
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  • c1912

This picture was taken about 1912. On the left is the shop of J Beard where he ran a printing business and he was an insurance agent.In the very centre of the picture you can see the George and Dragon Inn on the other side of the road.Coming towa...

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Wenman's Bakery Shop c1912

  • BCA - 2021.2635
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  • c1912

Wenman's Bakery and shop was at the East end of the Market Square. It was pulled down c1920 along with the little cottage to the est of it to create a space for the War Memorial. The horse from the bakery would be borrowed along with the on...

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Douglas Read explains High Cut Ploughing

  • BCA - 2021.2634
  • Item
  • 2007

In 2007 Doug Read helped the Archive make a film to explain the essence of High Cut Ploughing which today, is done at Ploughing Matches. It used to be done with horses and then little tractors and the high cut with clean sides meant the broadcast...

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The Free School. Orders and Statutes January 14th 1731

  • BCA - 2021.2633
  • Item
  • January 14th 1731

This notice was produced January 14th 1731 and lists the Orders and Statutes for the Free School. While it was called a Free School it is interesting to note that there were actually fees to be paid.

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Bampton Grammar School Trust, hiring the building 1924

  • BCA - 2021.2632
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  • February 1924

This notice was produced in February 1924 and it explains how the trustees are prepared to hire out the Grammar School for meetings, in particular meetings of an educational or social manner.The charges include 6d (2.5p) for the lighting and 1/- (...

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Douglas Read OBE A passion for the plough

  • BCA - 2021.2631
  • Item
  • July 2007

Doug Read had a passion for ploughing, in particular High Cut Ploughing most of his adult life and was awarded an OBE for his services to ploughing. He won many competitions and judged many. He also had other hobbies including vintage cars and h...

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Bampton C of E Primary School Prospectus October 2001

  • BCA - 2021.2630
  • Item
  • October 2001

This prospectus was created in October 2001 for Bampton C of E Primary School.At this time, Julia Evans was the Headteacher and Rev. David Lloyd was the Chair of Governors.

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Evacuation. Why and How. July 1939

  • BCA - 2021.2629
  • Series
  • July 1939

This is one of several leaflets produced by the government and sent out to every household during the 1939 1945 war, referred to as WWII. The topic is Evacuation, Why and How. The topics covered include:-Why evacuateThe government evacuation sch...

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The Bampton Beam April 2004

  • BCA - 2021.2628
  • Series
  • April 2004

The Bampton Beam used to be produced three times a year. This issue is from April 2004 and the topics covered and advertisers include:-ARTICLES AND NOTICESBampton Fire and Rescue Station Needs You!Photo of firefighters Mark Lloyd, Steve License, ...

Bampton Community Archive

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
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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.

Bampton Community Archive

School class of 1930 in Bampton

  • BCA - 2021.2623
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  • 1930

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

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Pumpkin Club weigh in, junior section

  • BCA - 2021.2622
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  • circa 1974

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

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Bampton Horticultural Society Summer Show

  • BCA - 2021.2621
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  • 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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Clair Dryden invested as May Queen

  • BCA - 2021.2613
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  • 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. ...

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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...

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Son Townsend 50 years a Morris fool; children with garlands

  • BCA - 2021.2610
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  • 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...

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May Bank Holiday festivities in Bampton

  • BCA - 2021.2609
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  • 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...

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