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Badsey Society Newsletter No 35, January 2011


Quarterly Badsey Society newsletter sent to members. Events: Trial Census Walks of Badsey, Aldington & Wickamford and Members Evening with viewing of items from Badsey Archive. Future Events: AGM and talk by Valerie Magan about Evesham, Gaol and police force; 1911 census activities and transcriptions going live on website; walks around Badsey, Aldington and Wickamford; Launch of book “Digging for a Living” and Whit Walk around Badsey centre including re-enactment of opening of fountain in High Street 100 years ago. We had been visiting other organisations for ideas on how to manage our books, archives and donations and we saw Chedham’s Yard at Wellesbourne which won the 2006 BBC Restoration Village. We were having website designed for the Society. Julian Pugh of Worcester City Football Club was writing articles on former players and contacted us for information on John Douglas Pethard. Aged 23, Doug drowned and Doreen Moore (nee Ballard) spoke about her memories. Frances Knight also asked for details of her Pethard ancestors, including great-great-grandfather James Pethard, a carter at Aldington Manor and later farm bailiff at Claybrook Farm, Badsey; her great-grandfather William and her grandmother Rose Beatrice Pethard. Newsletter 34 mentioned Robert Hancock, Porcelain Painter, who we could find no trace of in Badsey and on visit to Worcester Porcelain Museum we carried out enquiries. There was Badsey resident called Robert Hancock but he wasn’t Porcelain Painter so facts should always be checked. Finally we appealed for help in cataloguing the Badsey Archive. Committee members: Mike Lovatt (Chairman), Maureen Spinks (Secretary), Terry Sparrow (Treasurer), Steve Bucknall, Will Dallimore, Ian Gibson, Valerie Magan, Jane Neill, Richard Phillips, Neil Thould.

Year created
Publication Date/Date Made
January 2011
Physical Characteristics (Dimensions)
14.8 cm x 21 cm
Physical Characteristics (Description)
1 sheet of A4 paper folded to make A5-size leaflet
Donor or Creator of Records
The Badsey Society
Badsey Society records
Nature of Acquisition
Collected for the Archive
Accession Date
Access Conditions
Contact Archive Manager
Attached Documents