Local History Day 2015 @ Droitwich Library

A huge thank you to all our partner schools for producing such wonderful “Great Blackberry Pick” displays for Local History Day 2015 at Droitwich Library last Saturday! We also had home-made blackberry jams made by Ombersley and Tibberton First Schools and jam jar labels by Hindlip and Tibberton First Schools, all judged by three of … More Local History Day 2015 @ Droitwich Library

Christmas Boxes at Droitwich Library’s Local History Day!

This Saturday, 24th October, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., is Local History Day at Droitwich Library with an exciting WWI Home Front display of photographs, documents and artefacts to see, and an opportunity to discover more about local casualties of WWI with the help of Sandra Taylor and the excellent “Remember the Fallen” website. There will also … More Christmas Boxes at Droitwich Library’s Local History Day!

Droitwich and Pershore Libraries join forces

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 … More Droitwich and Pershore Libraries join forces

Fascinating “Children in WWI in Worcestershire” Display at Droitwich Library

A new and fascinating WWI display is now on show at Droitwich Library. As well as information, photographs and upcoming events relating to our ongoing “Great Blackberry Pick” Project, there are also four banners on loan from the University of Worcester covering the many different activities and roles that children in Worcestershire were involved in … More Fascinating “Children in WWI in Worcestershire” Display at Droitwich Library

Hindlip children blackberry picking at Smite Farm

A fantastic morning in the sunshine doing what local children did 100 years ago! The Year 3 & 4’s from Hindlip First School visited Smite farm to go blackberry picking.  First we learnt that in 1917 the children at Hindlip picked around  700 kg of blackberries under the Ministry of Food scheme. This is in our … More Hindlip children blackberry picking at Smite Farm