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Bumpers Farm maps

Historic maps of Bumpers Farm and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey and Samuel Lewis.   View all Bumpers Farm maps

Bumpers Farm photos

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Bumpers Farm area books

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Memories of Bumpers Farm

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Wiltshire memories

Whitethorn Morris Dance at The 2007 Chippenham Folk Festival

High Street c1960, Chippenham
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It rained. It truly rained absolutely all day. Although Whitethorn Morris were booked for three dance spots in the street plus an Arena show there was no chance whatever for either the dancers or musicians of the Whitethorn Band to perform as planned. We took shelter where we could, standing in doorways, shopping mall entrances and we finally took refuge at The Gladstone Arms where the landlord had a marquee in his courtyard. Here we shared a small dance venue with four other "sides" and managed one dance on the wet stone slabs. Sadly one of our lovely dancers - Sue - took a fall in the slippery conditions and needed first aid. Everything was simply too wet!

Why does it always rain for the Chippenham Folk Festival!! The Festival organisers arranged for an alternative venue to the sodden Arena so we moved on to the Sports Centre. The band took up position with the microphones by the stage and the red white and blue dancers took... Read more

Chippenham Swimming Pool

Monkton Park Swimming Pool c1960, Chippenham
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I was about 12 when the pool opened and what excitement it brought to us kids of Chippenham. I learnt to swim their with my friends (Margaret Ritchie, Jean West etc. and many more). I remember the bank being covered in sun bathers, people would take picnics and spend the whole day their. There was a shop at the top of the bank that sold teas, coffees and snacks. In fact when I was 14 & 15 I worked their for the summer holidays. I remember my sister Pat Potter tripping in the kids pool, then standing up and not realising her bikini top was up around her neck and she was displaying her charms. Oh! how those years have passed by and how much water has flowed under the bridge since then!

Memories of Doom

High Street c1960, Chippenham
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I remember sitting on the seat by the old Yelde Hall in 1964 and telling my boyfriend (Brian Robbins) that yes, I was having a baby. Then arranging that he would tell his parents, and I would tell mine and tell them we wanted to get married. He was nearly 19 and I was 17. (Still in love after 44 years)

Hardenuish School For Girls

High Street c1960, Chippenham
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I went to Hardenuish School between 1958 -1962. The headmistress was an ex nun and did not allow the girls to mix with the boys when their school was built just down the road, so she staggered our dinner and leaving times from theirs. Silly woman - didn't stop them waiting about and meeting up later. I can remember going out on our art lessons in the summer and sitting by a pond in the grounds to paint the scenery around us. We cycled to school because we lived at the other end of town in Long Close - I must have been fit then!

Old Mill

The Old Mill From The Avon c1955, Chippenham
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Sad day when the old mill was pulled down. When I was growing up the schools used to have class visits to the mill to explain how it all worked, imagine that.

Fishing

Town Bridge From The Island c1955, Chippenham
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Favorite spot for fishing as a young boy was under the arches. We paddled out, risking cutting our feet on broken glass, which happened the odd time. Caught my biggest roach ever...but it got away! True story.

Fishing

Town Bridge From The Island c1955, Chippenham
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We used to do our fishing further down the Avon, behind the old Oxo factory where the workers used to throw lumps of Oxo across the river to us to eat.

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