Tagged with 20th century

Medieval Abberley Launch Night

Medieval Abberley Launch Night

Thank you to Kate Andrew for this report of the successful Launch evening, which was very well attended by lots of enthusiastic people. At the launch of Medieval Abberley Revealed, a local farmer brought along a display of things found on his land over the years. This included an oblong bar with a crown shape … Continue reading

Fruit harvest and orchards

Fruit harvest and orchards

As I mentioned in my previous blog I live in what was once a barn. Our back garden and several adjacent fields were orchards producing cherries, damsons and plums. We have seen an aerial photo taken in 1960 which clearly shows the area covered in trees. The trees that remain are now about 80 years … Continue reading

The Farming life

The Farming life

The aspect of the Abberley Lives project that I was asked to research, was how farming has changed and how this has affected the lives of people in Abberley. As a newcomer to the village and living in what used to be a farm barn, primarily used for fruit, this interested me greatly. The fact … Continue reading

World War One Memorial in Abberley

World War One Memorial in Abberley

World War One is very much in peoples thoughts this year.¬†¬†Several aspects of life in Abberley at this time have been mentioned previously, including Abberley School Log book and rationing and agriculture.¬† All the information in this article was researched by members of the WI and published in the book ‘Abberley Lives’. The memorial to … Continue reading