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Where we used to meet: The Hut, 1923-1937

Where we used to meet: The Hut, 1923-1937

Over the years, Abberley villagers have met in a succession of different huts and halls  – St George’s Hall, the Village Hall, the Hut, the Methodist Chapel, the Men’s Club, to name but a few. We were all getting rather confused so Jen Guest has been tracking down one of the earlier venues: the Hut, … Continue reading

Who met where?

Who met where?

Caroline, Jen and Sheena have been looking into the minutes of the various committees that managed the different halls and social gathering spaces in the village to see if they could work out who met where to do what. From their findings, it would seem that Abberley in the mid to late 20th century has … Continue reading

Abberley WI … a hectic social whirl!

Abberley WI … a hectic social whirl!

Sheena Murray has been busy looking through the branch minute books to gain an impression of how active a social life Abberley WI promoted after WW2. Looking at the range of activities, there seemed to be something for everyone – lectures on the contemporary political situation, dances and fundraisers, practical tuition in dress making and fruit preservation, … Continue reading

The Elms & Sir Richard Brooke

The Elms & Sir Richard Brooke

Jo Roche has researched and written this introduction to the life and times of Sir Richard Christopher Brooke, 9th Baronet of Norton Priory, Cheshire, who lived at the Elms, Abberley, for many years. Sir Richard Christopher Brooke, 9th Baronet of Norton Priory, Cheshire was born 8th August 1881, educated at Eton and succeeded to his title … Continue reading