Item BCA - 2017.643 - Kings of Bampton - inside the shop and seen from across the road in the High Street c1970

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BCA - 2017.643


Kings of Bampton - inside the shop and seen from across the road in the High Street c1970


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pdf of 9 photographs

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From 1960-1970 Les and Stella King owned and ran Kings of Bampton in what is now Strawberry Cottage and Lesta House. They sold men's and ladies' clothes, shoes, wool, carpets, lino, mats, arranged tailor made suits and all sort of odds and ends. They had a beautiful golden labrador and many people came in just to make a fuss of her. Stella's parents lived across the road and her mother ran the shop, The Household Stores while her father was a builder. Les and Stella left Bampton for a couple of years but came back to run the post office which had been created in what was The Wheat Sheaf in Bridge Street where they stayed for 10 years before finally retiring. They owned and converted the barn on the diagonal where Church View meets Bridge Street for Stella's parents to retire into. Do look at the old three wheeler outside Kings of Bampton; it was not their car!

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