An evening with the Sladdens of Badsey
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An evening with the Sladdens of Badsey

WHEN: Friday 9th September 2016 WHERE: St James’ Church, Badsey, 7.30 pm  WHAT: Dramatic readings from LETTERS  FROM  A  BADSEY  FAMILY  IN  1916 Members of The Badsey Society will play the parts of the Sladden family and read from letters written in 1916.  The year 1915 ended with Cyril Sladden of the Worcestershire Regiment being evacuated … Continue reading

Talk & Taste: How the Pershore Plum won the Great War
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Talk & Taste: How the Pershore Plum won the Great War

This exhibition and talk at St Swithin’s Church, Worcester, on Monday 21 November explores how life changed for people in one Worcestershire town during the First World War. Pershore residents cultivated and preserved fruit and vegetables to combat wartime food shortages, helped by land girls, Boy Scouts, German POWs and Belgian refugees. There will be … Continue reading

Fantastic film about the Pershore plum pickers
History of the Vale

Fantastic film about the Pershore plum pickers

This short film shows the history of Pershore Plum Pickers during WW1.  It was made by Pershore High School students, and was produced by Lisa Kimberley and Ade Holbrook, with funding from Wychavon District Council. Lisa and Ade said The presentation is about Plum Pickers, Fruit Growers, War, Loss & Remembrance in the Pershore area.  Although much is … Continue reading

100 years ago today: Prospects of the crops in Evesham Vale
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100 years ago today: Prospects of the crops in Evesham Vale

The fruit and vegetable crops of the Vale of Evesham and Pershore were significant for the welfare of the whole nation. Harvest reports were closely scrutinised because a bad year meant food shortages for all. The following report is taken from the Birmingham Daily Post, Monday 12 June 1916. NOTABLE IMPROVEMENT LAST MONTH. May was a … Continue reading