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The Story of Trade in Bampton

Bampton, like every hamlet, village, town and city has developed through the centuries in its own unique way. The influences through the millennia on all places have been many and varied. For Bampton, they have included amongst other things local geology, geography, how far we are from the nearest trading port, if and when we’ve been on trade routes and the influence of invading peoples and disease.

Recapturing the Castle

How can you forget a castle? Is it possible to abandon the story of a massive limestone building that dominated a village and the lives of everybody around it? Can Chinese Whispers change the story out of recognition? Yes, yes and yes. It happens again and again.