Saturday, 3rd October saw Droitwich and Pershore Libraries join forces to promote their respective WWI Home Front Projects, “The Great Blackberry Pick” and “WWI in the Vale”.
Whilst “The Great Blackberry Pick” Project is looking at the role of children in Worcestershire during WWI in and around Droitwich, “WWI in the Vale” is investigating the Home Front in Evesham and Pershore during the conflict, including the role that Pershore plums played in winning the war.
The day at Pershore Library included interactive displays of WWI artefacts from Croome Court, WWI poetry readings and art activities plus tea and scones served in a beautifully decorated tea room with period music. Both library projects were also represented with displays and information for the public and staff at both libraries hope to continue working together encourage more local people and schools to get involved and discover all about the roles their town’s played in supporting the war effort on the Home Front during WWI.
Many thanks to everyone involved who made the day such a special and rewarding event.