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

Volunteers & Voters: The First World War and its Legacy
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Volunteers & Voters: The First World War and its Legacy

Call for Papers: The University of Worcester’s annual Women’s History Conference seeks papers for next year’s event under the heading of: ‘Volunteers & Voters: The First World War and its Legacy’.  The conference will take place on Saturday, 12 November 2016 and is organised by The Women’s History Network, Midlands Region. Debates about the significance of … Continue reading

Food, Family & Home in WW1: conference report
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Food, Family & Home in WW1: conference report

Representatives from the WW1 in the Vale project headed over to Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings last Saturday to attend the Food, Family & Home in World War One conference organised by the Women’s History Network (Midlands). We found ourselves amongst over 90 delegates who had come from universities, community groups, schools and heritage organisations all over England. The aim … Continue reading