WW1 Food demo at Eckington Manor Cookery School
Pershore WI

WW1 Food demo at Eckington Manor Cookery School

The following report was written by Jean Barton of Pershore WI As part of our centenary celebrations 22 members of Pershore WI attended a fascinating demonstration at Eckington Manor Cookery School on 20 April 2016. During this year we are researching the lives of the first members of Pershore WI and their various war efforts, particularly relating to … 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

Have you any information about the workers on the Croome estate?
History of the Vale

Have you any information about the workers on the Croome estate?

The war work of Lord Coventry, of Croome Park, is well documented, as one would expect of such a prominent county figure. However, much less is known about the men who worked on the Croome estate in Defford, Pershore and Pirton. Malcolm Atkin, here exhibiting artefacts and photographs related to the Volunteer Training Corps, who … Continue reading