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Abberley in 1911

This excellent snapshot of life in Abberley in 1911 was researched and written for our Open Meeting by Jo Roche.  “The past is a foreign country” according to the opening line of L. P. Hartley’s novel “The Go-Between.” Somewhere we like to visit but would rather not stay, different from our day to day lives, vaguely familiar … Continue reading

Water, water, far from everywhere…

There has been much debate amongst the group as to the dates at which running water and mains supplies were linked to various properties in the village.  Water supply was of huge importance to rural life – without it, crops would not prosper and animals would not thrive.  To rural women, the lack of an … Continue reading