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"Hampson: A Journey Through Time and Triumphs" Step into the past with Hampson, a name that echoes through history

Background imageHampson Collection: A Feast. Detail from the Bayeux Tapestry, late 11th century, (1944). Creator: Unknown

A Feast. Detail from the Bayeux Tapestry, late 11th century, (1944). Creator: Unknown
A Feast. Detail from the Bayeux Tapestry, late 11th century, (1944). Scene from the embroidery depicting the Norman Invasion of England in 1066

Background imageHampson Collection: An Advertisement For Wills Coffee House c. 1700, (1944). Creator: Unknown

An Advertisement For Wills Coffee House c. 1700, (1944). Creator: Unknown
An Advertisement For Wills Coffee House c.1700, (1944). A trade card advertising Wills Best Coffee Powder at Manwarings Coffee House in Falcon Court over against St Dunstans Church in Fleet Street

Background imageHampson Collection: Billingsgate Fish Market, 1808, (1944). Creators: Thomas Rowlandson, Augustus Charles Pugin

Billingsgate Fish Market, 1808, (1944). Creators: Thomas Rowlandson, Augustus Charles Pugin
Billingsgate Fish Market, 1808, (1944). View of the old open-air fish market on the banks of the River Thames in the City of London. Fresh fish was landed and sold directly on the dockside

Background imageHampson Collection: R. Hampson, British Open Champs

R. Hampson, British Open Champs
R.Hampson, British Open Champs Trywerwyn Wild Water 19 April 1980 Date: 19 April 1980

Background imageHampson Collection: A Victorian Picnic, c1860, (1944). Creator: Unknown

A Victorian Picnic, c1860, (1944). Creator: Unknown
A Victorian Picnic, c1860, (1944). A family having an al fresco meal. As the women recline, their full skirts reveal their bloomers underneath - a comment on the Victorian crinoline

Background imageHampson Collection: Scene in a Coffee House, 1788, (1944). Creator: Thomas Rowlandson

Scene in a Coffee House, 1788, (1944). Creator: Thomas Rowlandson
Scene in a Coffee House, 1788, (1944). Diners in booths at a London coffee house, with dogs begging, and the clock showing 8.30. From " The English At Table", by John Hampson

Background imageHampson Collection: Chopping and Peeling. An A. T. S. cooking centre, 1944. Creator: Anthony Gross

Chopping and Peeling. An A. T. S. cooking centre, 1944. Creator: Anthony Gross
" Chopping and Peeling." An A.T.S. cooking centre, 1944. Women preparing food at an Auxiliary Territorial Service centre somewhere in Britain during the Second World War

Background imageHampson Collection: Smithfield Meat Market, c1816, (1944). Creator: Thomas Rowlandson

Smithfield Meat Market, c1816, (1944). Creator: Thomas Rowlandson
Smithfield Meat Market, c1816, (1944). Busy livestock market just outside the City of London, with prospective buyers talking in groups, and examining the animals in pens

Background imageHampson Collection: The Village, Hampson, Lancashire

The Village, Hampson, Lancashire
The Village, Hampson, Lancaster, near Galgate, Lancashire, England. Date: 1913

Background imageHampson Collection: Tommy Hampson returns home after Olympics

Tommy Hampson returns home after Olympics
Thomas " Tommy" Hampson (1907 1965), British athlete, winner of the 800 metres at the 1932 Summer Los Angeles Olympics, pictured on the shoulders of boys from St

Background imageHampson Collection: Tommy Hampson collapsed after 800m win, 1932 Olympics

Tommy Hampson collapsed after 800m win, 1932 Olympics
Thomas " Tommy" Hampson (1907 1965), British athlete, winner of the 800 metres at the 1932 Summer Olympics. Pictured on the front cover of the Illustrated Sporting

Background imageHampson Collection: OLYMPICS / 1932 / MEN 800M

OLYMPICS / 1932 / MEN 800M
Thomas Hampson (Great Britain) wins the mens 800 metres


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"Hampson: A Journey Through Time and Triumphs" Step into the past with Hampson, a name that echoes through history. From the vibrant scenes depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry to the bustling Billingsgate Fish Market, it has left its mark on various eras. In the late 11th century, we witness a feast captured in intricate detail on the Bayeux Tapestry. The unknown creator transports us back to an era of grandeur and indulgence, where Hampson's presence is felt even then. Fast forward to c. 1700, and an advertisement for Wills Coffee House reveals another facet of Hampson's legacy. This bustling coffee house serves as a meeting place for intellectuals and socialites alike, showcasing Hampson's role in fostering intellectual discourse. The sporting world also bears witness to Hampson's triumphs. R. Hampson emerges victorious as British Open Champs while Tommy Hampson returns home after his Olympic endeavors in 1932. Despite collapsing after his 800m win at those very Olympics, Tommy remains an inspiration for resilience and determination. Transporting ourselves further back in time to Victorian England, we stumble upon a delightful picnic scene from c1860. Amidst laughter and merriment lies yet another glimpse into how life intertwines with the legacy of Hampson. Not limited to leisurely pursuits alone, our journey takes us through Smithfield Meat Market circa 1816 - a hub of activity where Thomas Rowlandson captures daily life infused with Hampsonian energy. Even during times of war and hardship like World War II (1944), when resources were scarce but spirits remained high; Anthony Gross showcases Chopping and Peeling at an A. T. S cooking center—a testament to resilience amidst adversity—where even here we find traces of our beloved name: "Hampsons. " Finally arriving at The Village in Lancashire bearing its namesake proudly displayed across its entrance, we witness the enduring impact on local communities.