Pershore community groups celebrate £20,000 Heritage Lottery First World War: Then & Now grant award
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Pershore community groups celebrate £20,000 Heritage Lottery First World War: Then & Now grant award

We’re on our way! Members of Pershore WI and Pershore Heritage & History Group are celebrating the award of £10,000 each from the Heritage Lottery Fund First World War: Then and Now programme. This means that we can now get cracking on our research and events programme to find out more about life in the … 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
History of the Vale

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