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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. This has now sold out, but a second DVD, combining Beyond the Blossom with the film about asparagus, is available by mail order.

1933 Letters by Badsey Council School children (copies) - describing life in a market gardening community
1942 Broadcast - A Country Calendar, Home Service (Syd Carter, Mrs G Hancock, J W Bennett)
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 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 1870 Jun 11 - Sale this Day, Aldington
News article 1873 Jul 26 - Sale on Friday Next, Aldington
News article 1874 Jun 13 - Sale on Monday Next, Aldington
News article 1874 Jun 13 - Sale on Monday Next, Badsey
News article 1905 Jan 28 - From the Archives 100 years ago, Growing forced lettuce and visit to Paris
News article 1907 - Archive Journal 100 years ago, Railways getting 'fat' at growers' expense
News article 2004 Jan 15 - Richard delves into threatened Custom
News article 2009 Mar - No smoke without ire: the birth of the Evesham Custom
News article 2015 Jun 4 - 'Fertile' area boasts diversity and flavour for every customer
News article 2017 Sep - Recording the past for the Future
News Article 2019 Ap - Vale hovels will become special heritage hubs
Promotional Booklet - The Vale Trail, a unique horticultural experience around the Vale of Evesham, 2009
The Fruit-Grower Market Gardener & Glasshouse Nurseryman - 1949 magazine
The Fruit-Grower Market Gardener & Glasshouse Nurseryman - 1950 magazine
Worcestershire Farmstead Project Poster 2017
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)