Item BCA - 2014.1400 - Newspaper article on Bampton from the Oxford Mail, Friday November 26th 1954

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BCA - 2014.1400


Newspaper article on Bampton from the Oxford Mail, Friday November 26th 1954


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It covers Bampton Morris, Mr J L Hughes Owens the head of the village school, the 'night soil' (human excrement) put out in buckets for collection because there was still no mains drainage scheme; Marjorie Pollard's small publishing business in her home The Deanery; our cricket and football teams; the town hall which is home to the debating society founded in 1936; the railway station important for coal, coke, sugarbeet, grain, the Americans at the Brize Norton air base use it a lot for bring in their stores and finally for Bampton people; we still have a stone mason, thatcher, carpenters, one saddler and a shepherd.

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