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Badsey Society Newsletter No 26, October 2008


Quarterly Badsey Society newsletter sent to members. Events: Badsey Flower Show stand was very successful with much interest in survey photographs. Future events: Bob Brown of Cotswold Garden Flowers talking on “Clues in the Landscape”; The Badsey and Aldington Photo Survey Slide Show; AGM and launch of Society’s next publication into history of Aldington, Badsey and the Vale. Topics planned included village blacksmiths; geology of Vale; council housing; Aldington Mill; Seyne House (Manor House); settlement at Bowers Hill, Charles Gardiner and Badsey churchyard. Many photographs in this issue, including 100th birthday photographs of Cherry House on Bretforton Road owned by Ian and Lynn Gibson. Terry and Sandra Sparrow were invited to Garden Party at Buckingham Palace and Tim and Carol Pinner, newcomers to village, are now bell-ringers. Tim and Carol were originally attracted by Society’s website which has received accolades from all over the world including Worcestershire Community Pride award in 2002. We boasted during our Enclosure Map project that we could investigate history of any building but we didn’t anticipate being asked to research history of a caravan and its site. Richard Ecroyd’s nephew Neil Barnett was on holiday in village and recalled that as a 17 year old he lived in rented caravan behind 89 Bretforton Road. He had many jobs including working for Midland Shires Farmers. Finally members were invited to Badsey First School for displays and Photographic Survey Slide Show. Committee members: Will Dallimore (Chairman), Maureen Spinks (Secretary), Terry Sparrow (Treasurer), Ian Gibson, Mike Lovatt, Jane Neill, Richard Phillips, Neil Thould.

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October 2008
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