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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

Abberley: a snapshot today

Abberley: a snapshot today

Further to Lisa’s research into village trades, 1912-1940, she has compiled this snapshot of village industry today.  It is fascinating to see how much has changed, whilst some elements remain the same. Today, in 2013, the population of Abberley is approximately 830. When we look back at the previous Trade Directories there are still some similarities. … Continue reading

A Journey through the Trade Directories

A Journey through the Trade Directories

Lisa Canning has been lost to us for a little while… she’s been working her way through the early 20th century Trade Directories held in the Hive in Worcester, trying to find out the range of occupations held by the residents of Abberley.  Here are her first findings: Trade Directories offer an invaluable insight into village life. … Continue reading

Presenting our findings…

Last night, during the Abberley WI Open Meeting, the Abberley Lives team proudly presented the results of our first phase of research.  Any nerves we might have felt before we started were completely setlled by the warmth of our audience’s response to our discoveries. The programme opened with Jo Roche’s snapshot of Abberley village at the … Continue reading