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Market Gardening and Farming

This section relates mainly to journals, newspaper cuttings and magazine articles about market gardening and farming in Badsey and The Vale of Evesham.

The Badsey Society’s plum DVD, Beyond the Blossom: a survey of a traditional plum orchard on Knowle Hill in the Vale of Evesham, was filmed over the course of a full year, recording the impact of the seasons on a traditional Vale orchard. It is available at The Spar Shop, Badsey, or by mail order from www.badseysociety.uk/badsey-society-publications).

1933 Letters by Badsey Council School children (copies) - describing life in a market gardening community
1942 Broadcast - A Country Calendar, Home Service
DVD - Beyond the Blossom: a survey of a traditional plum orchard on Knowle Hill in the Vale of Evesham
DVD - The Market Gardener, a documentary film about market gardeners in the Vale of Evesham
Magazine 1949 - The Fruit-Grower Market Gardener & Glasshouse Nurseryman
Magazine 1950 - The Fruit-Grower Market Gardener & Glasshouse Nurseryman
Magazine article 1969 - The Combination and Rotation of Crops in East Worcestershire, 1540-1660
Magazine article 1985 - The Social and Economic Origins of the Vale of Evesham Market Gardening Industry
Magazine article 1986 - Horticultural Marketing: The Case of the Vale of Evesham by Brian W Ilbery
News article 1905 Jan 28 - From the Archives 100 years ago, practicality of growing forced lettuce, and visit to Paris
News article 1907 - Archive Journal 2007, Railways getting 'fat' at growers' expense
News article 2004 - Richard delves into threatened Custom
News article 2009 - No smoke without ire: the birth of the Evesham Custom
News article 2015 June - "Fertile" area boasts diversity & flavour for every customer"
Newspaper advertisement 1870 Jun 11 (copy) - Sale this Day, Aldington
Newspaper advertisement 1873 Jul 26 (copy) - Sale on Friday Next, Aldington
Newspaper advertisement 1874 Jun 13 (copy) - Sale on Monday Next, Aldington
Newspaper advertisement 1874 Jun 13 (copy) - Sale on Monday Next, Badsey
Promotional Booklet - The Vale Trail, a unique horticultural experience around the Vale of Evesham, 2009
Young Farmer' Club Booklet No 7 - Farm Implements (3rd edition, January 1944)
Young Farmer' Club Booklet No 7 - Farm Implements (7th edition, October 1951)
Young Farmer' Club Booklet No 10 - Cows and Milk (8th edition, June 1950)
Young Farmer' Club Booklet No 12 - Soil Fertility (6th edition, September 1951)
Young Farmer' Club Booklet No 14 - Arable Crops 1 (1st edition, June 1943)
Young Farmer' Club Booklet No 19 - Farm Machines (1st edition, January 1947)
Young Farmer' Club Booklet No 23 - Farm Weeds (1st edition, June 1950)