Bampton in Devon

Bampton in Devon

 

Bampton Heritage & Visitor Centre

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Bampton Heritage & Visitor Centre

Heritage Cantre Volunteers

Volunteers in their Heritage Centre fleeces at meeting December 2016

 

Sausdage & Mash

Fund-raising with Sausage & Mash at the Toucan April 2016

Tivvy Bumper sculptire

Pippa (Tiverton Museum) and Judi (Heritage Centre) with Bumper sculpture

 

Mystey Objcet 1

Mystery Objcet #1: ELECTRIC TRAIN STAFF (OR TOKEN) To ensure that only one train was ever on one section of single line track (in this case Bampton to Morebath Junction and uniquely coloured green), the coded key on the end fitted into a token machine at the signal box at the beginning of the track section and generated an electric signal which told the signalmen when the train had entered this section of track. It was carried by the driver to the other end of the section of track, where, inserted into another token machine, the signalman could see that the train had left that section of track. This key would fit no other token machines. Lent by the Tiverton Museum of Mid-Devon Life.

Mystery Object 2

Mystery Object #2: OX KNOB or HORN KNOB This object, found in a Bampton field, was probably an ox- or horn-knob, much used by the Victorians and perhaps earlier. It was placed over an ox’s horn and small screws kept it in place. The sharp point of the horn was then filed off. Cattle deliberately sharpened their horns against each other or nearby objects and the knobs were installed to prevent damage to each other and to farmers when handling cattle.
Lent by Laurens Hayton.
   

 

Volunteers Meeting Noc 2015

Volunteers' Meeting Nov. 2015

Volunteers Meeting Nov 2015

Volunteers' Meeting Nov. 2015

Bampton mugs

The new mugs now available in the Centre - £6 each

Volunteers Meeting Nov 15

Volunteers' Meeting Nov. 2015

Bampton Heritage Centre Aug. 2015

Trying the new interactive Bampton quiz game - August 2015

Bampton Heritage Centre Aug. 2015

'En garde'! Visitors of all ages enjoy their visit - August 2015

Tiverton U3A

Tiverton U3A Town Trail - at Manor Mill - April 2015

Tiverton U3A

Tiverton U3A - watching Bampton Railway video - April 2015

Mikehead U3A

Minehead U3A Visit and Tour - April 2015

Minehead U3A

Minehead U3A Visit and Tour - April 2015

Minehead U3A

Minehead U3A Visit and Tour - April 2015

Minehead U3A

Heritage Centre 1st Birthday Sept. 2014

Heritage Centre 1st birthday

Heritage Centre 1st Birthday Sept. 2014

Heritage Centre 1sty birthday

Heritage Centre 1st Birthday Sept. 2014

Dressing up

Half term dressing up! May 2014

Heritage Centre 1st birtryhday

Minehead U3A Visit and Tour - April 2015

Dressing up

Dressing up - the Knight - May 2014

Dressing up

Dressing up - the Monk - May 2014

Slide Show 2014

Slide Show of Reg Kingdon Collection March 2014

Slide Show 2014

Enjoying the slide show March 2014

Slide Show 2014

Enjoying the slide show March 2014

Family enjoying Heritage centre displays

Family enjoying display boards

Family viewing the exhibits Dec. 2013

Family viewing one of the displays

Family viewing the model of the railway Dec. 2013

Family looking at the model of the railway

Volunteer on duty Dec. 2013

Volunteer on duty at the Heritage Centre

The Stayion-master's Hat

The Station-Master's Hat! Reunited with Patrick, who'd been given the hat as a child in the 1950's

Railway visitors on 50th anniversary

50th Anniversary of Railway 5/10/13 - Vistors

Railway visitors on 50th anniversary

Examining the display boards

Railway visitors on 50th anniversary

Visitors enjoying the railway video

Railway visitors on 50th anniversary

The station model being admired

Railway visitors on 50th anniversary

Tea and cake!

Railway visitors on 50th anniversary

Artefacts on display

Launch - guests

Guests at the launch party 13/9/13

Launch - Rector, Boss, and MP

Rev. Lynne, Katrina, and Neil Parish MP

Launch - watching the video

Watching the premiere of the Railway History video

Launch -

Blimey this is interesting!

Meeting 28/12/12

Meeting 28/12/12

Model of railway at restorer's August 2013

Model of railway at restorer's August 2013

Meeting 29/08/13

Meeting 29/08/13

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If you would like to contact the team or become involved with the project in any way, please contact Katrina Munro on 01398 331777 or e-mail bamptonheritage@btinternet.com

Ther National Lottery - heritage Fund

 

 

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