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Badsey Society Newsletter No 29, July 2009


Quarterly Badsey Society newsletter sent to members. Latest publication was launched “Aldington and Badsey: Villages in the Vale: “A Tapestry of Local History”. Book consists of 9 chapters, each chapter by different author. The chapters and authors include: Mike Lovatt – Aldington Mill; Will Dallimore – council housing; Ian Gibson – local geology/landscape; Terry Sparrow – Bowers Hill; Maureen Spinks – village blacksmith: Tony Jerram – Second World War. David Caswell entertained us with tales from the forge. First Tony Jerram Award was given to Peter Stewart. Whit Walk to Aldington proved popular and Mrs Glynda Beames gave us rare opportunity to take shelter in Tithe Barn at the Manor. Future events: Badsey Flower Show; visit to Evesham Library Local Studies section and talk by Richard Phillips on “DNA and Family History”. Barbara Jerram has donated more books to Badsey Archive namely, “Grain and Chaff from an English Manor”; “Worcestershire: A Shell Guide”; “History of Evesham”; “Bengeworth”; “The Civil War in Worcestershire” by J W Willis Bund and “The Civil War in Worcestershire” by Malcolm Atkin; “Historic Worcestershire”; “Churches of Worcestershire”; “Shut up the Puppets”; “Assigned to Listen: The Evesham Experience”; “Worcestershire Place Names” and “The Places-names of Worcestershire”. “Shut up the Puppets” was written by Eva Beck who grew up in Badsey and was the daughter of Henry Smith, the proprietor of The Evesham Journal. Eva married Frank Beck and had three sons. Bernard and Joan Hewlett celebrated their Diamond Wedding anniversary. Finally position of Website Editor for Badsey Society was advertised. Committee members: Mike Lovatt (Chairman), Maureen Spinks (Secretary), Terry Sparrow (Treasurer), Will Dallimore, Ian Gibson, Jane Neill, Richard Phillips, Neil Thould.

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July 2009
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1 sheet of A4 paper folded to make A5-size leaflet
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The Badsey Society
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