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Lynne Rosemary Pointer

  • BCA - 2023.4187
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  • 2023

Lynne Rosemary Pointer was born on 23rd April 1946 and in Bampton enjoyed helping save the local library from closure, and being involved with the SPAJERS charity whose events are fun, legendary, and unique to a village with a strongly supportive community.

Janet Westman

Donkey Derby 2023

  • BCA - 2023.4130
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  • 2023

Article by Miranda Norris, entitled "Bampton's annual Donkey Derby is a runaway success"
Children race donkeys around a field as a much-loved village tradition on bank holiday Monday.
The donkey derby in Bampton is run by the Society for the Preservation of Ancient Junketing (SPAJERS), which was formed in 1953 and also runs the village's famous shirt race. Children aged eight and above and weighing under eight stone are allowed to ride the donkeys with a donkey welfare officer in attendance.There are eight races, with six donkeys in each. Each race is sponsored by a local business, and the donkeys are sponsored by villagers.
All proceeds from the event go to events and trips for Bampton's senior citizens.
Visitors to Sandford's Field also tried their hand at games such as crockery smashing and Splat the Rat, while children not keen on donkey racing enjoyed pinning the tail on one.

Janet Westman

Donkey Derby 2022 Flyer

  • BCA - 2023.4129
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  • 2022

Original Flyer for the Donkey Derby organised by the SPAJERS and held on August Bank Holiday in the Sandfords Field

Janet Westman

SPAJERS Donkey Derby 2021

  • BCA - 2023.4127
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  • 2021

2021 Donkey Derby held in Sandfords field on August Bank Holiday Monday ecery year. The event is accompanied by a fete and is well attended. The donkeys are ridden by children and the races are sponsored by local businesses. and there was a raffle with prizes given by Majestic Wine, Patrick Strange Butchers, Blenheim Palace, Crocodiles of the World, Bampton Garden Plants The Shake Shop Aston Pottery, Cotswold Wildlife Park. 50 Photos showing participating attractions and visitors.

Janet Westman

Shirt Race days from early 1990

  • BCA - 2023.4122
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  • 1990

Series of 33 photographs some with names of participants of the Shirt Race over the years
Roy Hewitt, John Shuker, Martin Barber, Henry Barber, Dougie Moncrieff Ben Tan ner, Rocky, John Mattingly, Tommy Tanner, Mark Norman, Paul Mellin, Mickey Beckett Ian Gough, Lee Woodley, Danny Beckett

Janet Westman

Bampton Shirt Race comes of Age

  • BCA - 2023.4067
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  • 1973

The cuttings are from the Standard, Times, & Echo dated Friday 1st June 1973. “Holiday festivities in Bampton”, “Bampton shirt race comes of age” and “Bampton Annual Fête”
This cutting describes the race and states it is in the 21st year. Harry Hampton and George Hunt , the winners of the first races in 1952/53 were the judges. Paul Bovington relayed the information. Junior class winners were Neil Hitchins and Darryl Hirons, and Adult Winners: Michael Bradley and Geofrey Lane from Black Bourton.
Junior Race: 1st -Anthony Collett Andrew Bathe, 2nd - Malcolm Walker and Kevin Paintin, 3rd - Clive Tanner and Valerie Adams
Senior Race: 1st Richard Snook and Mickey Smith, 2nd - Richard Buckingham and Darryl Hirons 3rd - Gordon Walker and David Pearce.

Janet Westman

Donkey Derby 2022

  • BCA - 2023.4037
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  • 2022

Programme and photographs of the 2022 Donkey Derby held in the Sandford Field August Bank Holiday This is organised by the SPAJERS and generates funds for the Senior Citizens of Bampton and Lew.
Local Companies sponsor the races and the donkeys are ridden by children There are also stalls selling local crafts and produce.

Janet Westman

Thieves steal four marquees from SPAJERS

  • BCA - 2022.4008
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  • 2017

Witney Gazette, 2017

THIEVES stole £3,400 worth of marquees from a village charity group - less than a week before they were due to be used for an event. The four marquees, which cost about £850 each, were stolen from a barn outside of Bampton on Monday night, just days before they were due to be used for a vicar's send off on Saturday. They were stored there by the Society for the Preservation of Ancient Junketing (SPAJERS), a charity which organises popular quirky event to raise funds for the village’s elderly residents. Eighty-year-old Don Rouse, who has organised events and been involved with the charity for several decades, said:

“When you mention SPAJERS Bampton people put their hands in their pocket. The whole embodiment of Bampton is in SPAJERS. It is a shame. We all work for the good of Bampton so when something like this happens it’s gut wrenching. But nothing will stop SPAJERS and Bampton. The community spirit here is incredible. We’ve already ordered two new ones and hopefully they’re on their way.”

The thieves used bolt cutters to gain access to the barn, on a lane off Mount Owen Road, and a trailer stored inside to get to the marquees. They were due to be used on Saturday as villagers get together to bid farewell to The Rev David Lloyd, who is retiring after 21 years of serving parishes in the area. The event will get under way on the Buckland Road sports field at 3pm.

SPAJERS holds a number of popular events throughout the year, including the Bampton Shirt Race and the Donkey Derby.

Nik Stanbridge

Bampton Donkey Derby 2021

  • BCA - 2022.3841
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  • 2021

49 photos of The Donkey Derby held in Sandford Field, August bank holiday 2021
Master of ceremonies was Don Rouse and village communities had various stall, the Donkeys are jockeyed by children with parental consent.
Stalls included
Bampton Belles WI Cake stall
Splat the rat
Guess my name
Shopping Village
Face painting
Jo Lewingtons garden pottery
Buckingham Christmas time
Sue Stanbridge Stamps
Needle Felt
Tombola

Janet Westman

History of the SPAJERS in Bampton

  • BCA - 2022.3834
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  • March 2022

Don Rouse, probably the longest serving committee member of the SPAJERS (Society for The Preservation of Ancient Junketing) wrote this history of the society in March 2022.

Janet Rouse

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