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St James’ Church, Badsey - Come and find about the village photographic survey which took place earlier this year and see how the village has changed over the past 50 years.

An earlier version of The Round of Gras pub sign, Badsey; the current one is not nearly so colourful.

Did you know that the commonest pub name in the UK is “The Red Lion”?

Badsey Community Sports & Social Club 

The site at Offenham.

Apparently, it’s not just HGV drivers that there’s a shortage of – there’s also a national shortage of archaeologists!

Come and join the Society at The Willows, 8A High Street, for new displays from the Society and photographs taken in the recent photo survey of the village.

Simon Draper.

Simon Draper, Assistant Editor of the Victoria County History for Oxfordshire, gave a fascinating talk about how boundaries tell us about the history of our landscape.

Nina O'Hare

Nina O’Hare of Worcestershire Archives and Archaeology Service gave a talk on the recent excavation of Roman settlement alongside the Broadway Brook in Offenham.

Rob Hedge.

For thousands of years, ordinary people have worked small plots of land:  for subsistence, for profit, for pride, and for pleasure.

Amelia Bennett.

The fifth Richard Phillips Memorial lecture should have taken place in April 2020 but, due to the pandemic, had to be postponed.

The 19th AGM of The Badsey Society was held on Friday 12th February 2021 via Zoom because of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic; 59 members were in attendance, representing over a quarter of the memb

Early map of roads.

David Ella began his fascinating talk by looking at the earliest records of roads around Badsey from parish boundaries described in Saxon Abbey Charters.

America - land of dreams.

Nearly 50 people from the Badsey area are known to have emigrated to America in the last quarter of the 19th century – and specifically to the Auburn region of Ohio.

Lest we forget.

Sarah Moody of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission gave a fascinating talk about the history and work of the Commission which works across the globe to ensure that the 1.7 million men and women

Example of an 18th century will.

Alan Tutton gave an introduction to decoding and transcribing old handwritten documents.

The first Council houses to be built in Badsey were those on the west side of Synehurst, beginning to be occupied from July 1920 onwards.  Maureen Spinks invited people to take a trip down memory l

During the night of 25th October 1960 two river craft collided resulting in a massive explosion.  Alan Tutton described this event and also talked about the ship wrecks tha

ALL FUTURE EVENTS FOR THE BADSEY SOCIETY HAVE NOW BEEN POSTPONED FOLLOWING THE GOVERNMENT'S GUIDELINES.

WHEN WE HAVE A MORE STABLE SITUATION WE WILL ADVISE EVERYONE OF THE NEW DATES.

Interesting and unusual deaths encountered in the course of family history research.

Badsey Community Sports & Social Club

Collecting and archiving photographs to enrich our understanding of the history of Badsey residents.

 

Badsey Community Sports & Social Club.

A chance to share reminiscences and stories with other members.

 

The Pub in a Club.

Investigations on the Broadway flood alleviation scheme.

A talk by Richard Bradley of Worcestershire Archives and Archaeology Team.

Badsey Community Sports and Social Club.

We arrive at Sulgrave Manor – note both the American and British flags.

On a beautiful day in early September, 20 members of The Badsey Society went on an outing to Sulgrave Manor, Northamptonshire.  The original house (much altered over the years) was first built

Come and see the Badsey Society stand at this year's Flower Show at the Recreation Ground.

Around 30 people were present for this year’s Midsummer Walk at Offenham.  After all the bad weather that we had had, it was a beautiful evening as we set off from the Village Hall on a walk l

This annual lecture will be given by Lizzie Noyes.

The Manor House and its history.

Badsey Community Sports and Social Club.

An informal evening when members can get together for a chat (and drink) and bring photographs and other items of interest.

Venue - Pub in a Club, High Street.

The Badsey Society Annual General Meeting 2019.

Badsey Community Sports and Social Club.

The new Book Launch for the Badsey Society's WW1 book titled "War and Peace - Badsey, Aldington and Wickhamford's Great War" is to take place on Friday, 9th November in S

Ian giving an introductory talk outside The Wheatsheaf.

Ian Gibson led us on an excellent trip across the fields to Wickhamford, which afforded a rare opportunity to visit Wickhamford Mill, courtesy of John Poulter.  A past Chairman, Mike Lovatt, who is

Alan began his talk by explaining that the River Avon rises close to the Village of Naseby and flows through the west midlands to Tewkesbury where it meets the River Severn.

The annual Richard Phillips Memorial Lecture will take place in the Badsey Recreation Club at 7.30p.m. on Friday, 9th March 2018.

The Annual General Meeting will be held in the Badsey Recreation Club at 7.30p.m. on Friday, 9th February 2018.

Ian Gibson will be giving a talk on the wildlife in Badsey and the surrounding area, as well as work done by Curate Squire Rufford on Habitats, at the Badsey Community Sports and Social Club on Fri

AN EVENING WITH THE SLADDEN FAMILY OF SEWARD HOUSE - LETTERS FROM A BADSEY FAMILY IN 1917-1919

The morning of Saturday 22nd July dawned bright and clear, but as the morning progressed, dark clouds threatened and, an hour before the Flower Show was due to start, the heavens opened.

Meet outside The Lygon Arms for a 3-mile walk in and around Broadway. Led by Jane Neill, we shall discover the story of this beautiful village from the rise of its fortunes under Pershore Abbey, its decline as a coaching hub, to its revival thanks to the artists and authors of the late 19th Century and the Russell furniture workshop.