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The 22nd AGM was held as a “hybrid” meeting; 40 members being in attendance in person and 12 via Zoom.

Badsey Community Sports & Social Club

A talk by Shirley Tutton about the medieval graffiti in St James' Church, Badsey.

This event followed immediately after the annual Parish Council’s Christmas carols outside The Wheatsheaf.

This talk had to be postponed from October to November and a last-minute change of venue to the church was required, but this did not deter some 42 members from attending.  

A full coach-load of people headed to Oxford for the day.

Kelmscott Manor.

A fascinating day out was had by 27 members of the Society who visited Kelmscott Manor in Oxfordshire, a Grade I listed manor dating from around 1570.

Maureen Spinks, author of "A History of Badsey Flower Show".

We were blessed with fine weather (though a tad windy) for this, the 120th Badsey Flower Show.

On a hot and sunny Friday evening, 24 people set off from The Wheatsheaf in order to explore the new QR trail set up by Alan and Shirley Tutton.

Sadly this event had to be cancelled as the ground at Pear Tree Fields was too water-logged.  Despite that, we did manage to retrieve something from the day.

The 1590 Sheldon Tapestry of Worcestershire

This event was presented twice:  once in person on 28th April and once via Zoom only the following week.

The long-awaited results of the Big Badsey Dig were revealed to Society members and dig volunteers by Nina O’Hare of Worcestershire Archaeology Service.

The 21st AGM of The Badsey Society was held on Friday 10th February 2022 as a “hybrid” meeting; 45 members were in attendance in person and 11 via Zoom.

Liz Pearson Mann gave a talk entitled "Eat Like Your Ancestors: the archaeology of food and the farmed landscape and the future of food".  The talk was attended by 38 people in person and 15 v

Our December talk took place appropriately in St James’ Church.  The speaker, Chris Pickford, and his wife, joined the Badsey bell-ringers at 7.30 to welcome people into the church.

Back in January of this year, Maureen Spinks and Shirley Tutton spoke to members about the 1921 census which had just been published.

Following on from their successful workshop held via Zoom in 2020, Alan & Shirley Tutton repeated this workshop, this time held at Badsey Community Sports & Social Club.

The Chairman, on holiday in Germany, introduced the talk via Zoom; five people were on Zoom and 27 were present in the Hall at Badsey Community Sports & Social Club.

The morning of Saturday 23rd July dawned bright and clear.

On the afternoon of Sunday 19th June, Tom Locke and Val Harman led a stroll down Manor Road, Wickhamford, looking at houses which featured in the census of 1921.  Lots of fascinating facts abo

A few hardy souls met at the Remembrance Hall for a stroll round the northern part of Badsey.  Unfortunately the good weather of the night before did not last and the walk had to be abandoned

A small group of people met outside Aldington Manor on the morning of Saturday 18th June for a walk round Aldington.

On a glorious Friday evening, a large number of people met at The Wheatsheaf to take a stroll round the centre of Badsey looking at houses which appeared in the 1921 census.

Over the weekend of 21st-22nd May, 19 test pits were dug in the village.

Very soon some new signs will appear around the village.

Wayne Perkins, an archaeologist and former pupil of Evesham High School, came to give a talk in St James’ Church about the historic graffiti that may be found there.  He writes: 

The sixth Richard Phillips Memorial Lecture was presented by Alan Eames.

The 20th AGM of The Badsey Society was held on Friday 25th February 2022 as a “hybrid” meeting; 32 members were in attendance in person and 11 via Zoom.

Just a week after the release on the 1921 census Shirley Tutton and Maureen Spinks spoke about what you might expect to find in the census and how it will help you understand more about your family

Maureen Spinks spoke about the village photographic survey which took place in the Spring of 2021 and showed 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”?

Our second hybrid meeting was attended by 28 people in person and 19 people via Zoom.

The site at Offenham.
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!

It was not quite the Flower Show we all know and love but, when it was announced that the 118th Flower Show would go ahead, albeit in a cut-down way and not at the Recreation Ground, we decided to

Simon Draper
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

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
Rob Hedge.

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