The Badsey Society are celebrating the news that they are joint winners of a national award for community archaeology. Members of the Badsey Society collected the award at a special event at Olympia in London on Friday 2 May 2008. Maureen Spinks, the Project Manager, said "We are delighted to have won this award. It is a wonderful recognition of all the work our members have put into this project."
The Marsh Archaeology Award for Community Archaeology was presented to Maureen Spinks and Richard Phillips by Brian Marsh OBE together with a cheque for £500. The Olympia event was hosted by Julian Richards of 'Meet the Ancestors' fame. The Badsey Society were one of four UK groups given the opportunity to present their projects to a group that included Dr Nick Merriman, President of the Council for British Archaeology.
The Badsey Society's winning 'Enclosure Map Project' studied the development of the parishes of Badsey and Aldington since 1807. The project ran from 2005 to 2007 in co-operation with the Worcestershire Historic Environment & Archaeological Service and the Worcestershire County Council GIS Team.