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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

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

No war memorial in Pensax

No war memorial in Pensax

At the end of the First World War, Pensax Parish Council recorded in its minutes that there would be no war memorial in Pensax because the Parish was “too poor”. Why was this?  The Abberley Hall estate owned large parts of Pensax and Rock but by the early twentieth century, these outlying areas had already … Continue reading

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