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

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