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Sewage and drains

Kate Andrew has been looking into the messy business of the village’s sewerage systems… Abberley didn’t had any sort of sewage disposal until the small sewage disposal unit was built on The Common (presumably in 1973) and most houses in the rest of the village still operate on septic tanks. Sales particulars make the occasional … Continue reading

Abberley WI meetings after 1940

Abberley WI meetings after 1940

Sheena Murray and Caroline Crompton have been busy reading and cataloguing the Abberley WI archive.  Here Sheena shares some fascinating stories of the things they’ve found in the records from 1940 onwards: Abberley WI minutes and records are written formally with repeated attention to detail of where the meetings take place, who was in the … Continue reading

Introducing Abberley Lives

Introducing Abberley Lives

Abberley Lives is an HLF-funded local history project run by Abberley WI. We will be investigating the history of Abberley from 1910 to the present day. The research coincides with the history of Abberley WI itself, founded as it was in 1921.  We have started our investigations in 1910 so that we can take in the change to village life … Continue reading