The British Newspaper Archive is a rich source of information about village life. The articles below, verbatim in most cases, are reports from 19th and early 20th century newspapers of a wide range of occurrences in Badsey, Aldington and Wickhamford and of events in the lives of their inhabitants.
Where text is in square brackets it indicates part of a long item has been summarised. The articles are arranged in date order, but otherwise are generally unconnected. They provide a fascinating snapshot of rural life 100-200 years ago.