Memories of Bampton
I went along on Saturday 1st November and watched Devon based Grimspound Border Morris perform outside "The Swan" along with three other teams of dancers including Sweet Coppin clog dancers from Taunton to mark the close of the 2008 Charter Fair. Sadly the landlord, Robin, died just this year. It ...Read full memory
My mum & dad & three brother's lived in and around Bampton in the 1950 & 1960, I & my brothers went to the primary & secondary modern schools, My mum & dad went back to live there in the 1970 and lived for about 10 years until mum died in 1981, We also lived in near by village of Shillingford, They were happy & sad days, I have many memory's of bampton but one was of when the steam train's that use to run to Tiverton-Dulverton & Taunton & of the Bampton fair that still is held there every year, Bampton is a very pretty little town in winter & summer, Later in life I went on to work on farms in the Bampton area and also later again got a job collecting milk from farms and use to collect milk from farms in that area so I got to know it very well.
St Michael's Church hall is a typical meeting hall for community events and is the venue for monthly dances organised by the Bampton Folk Dance Club. I first started going to these dances a couple of years ago with my wife Elizabeth and we enjoyed the live music by the 'Friendly Folk Band' and the new caller invited ...Read full memory
This view is exactly the same as the hotel now looks in 2008 - although sadly the landlord, Robin, died just this year. It was his wish that the traditional music and dancing that follows the Bampton Fair should continue outside his pub after his passing. I went along on Saturday 1st November ...Read full memory