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

Heritage Lottery awards £10,000 to boost Badsey WW1 project
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Heritage Lottery awards £10,000 to boost Badsey WW1 project

A LANDMARK project exploring life during the First World War for residents in three Evesham villages has been handed a £10,000 cash boost. The Badsey Society was awarded the cash injection from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a project entitled ‘Badsey, Aldington and Wickhamford – a rural community’s view of the Great War’. Awarded … Continue reading

Dear Mother, Dear Wife: the importance of letters from home
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Dear Mother, Dear Wife: the importance of letters from home

One of many remarkable feats of organisation during the First World War was the continued reliability of the Royal Mail, which continued to provide swift and relatively accurate delivery under challenging conditions, even up to the frontline itself. The following article is an extract from chapter 5 of Worcestershire’s War: Voices of the First World War, by … Continue reading