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Past Events

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.

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, 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



Another successful Members’ Evening was held at The Pub in a Club.

At the 18th AGM of the Society, the same Committee was re-elected.  Mrs Barbara Jerram presented the Tony Jerram Award.

The evening began with three short talks about various aspects of photography – how to keep and preserve your photographs, how a family photograph album led to a fascinating detective story, and wh

Another successful Members’ Evening was held at The Pub in a Club.

Richard Bradley, Project Officer for Worcestershire Archaeology, spoke about the exciting results of the big dig at Broadway.