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
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!
It was very exciting to hear the children from our four first schools on BBC Hereford and Worcester last week! The children had recorded a short radio report about their blackberry picking trips to Smite Farm. Emmy and Jack from Tibberton narrated the report – they sounded clear and confident and we were very proud of them. … More Great Blackberry Pick on the Radio!
Discover the fascinating story of the “dazzle” ships at Droitwich Library this Saturday, 10th October from 11 a.m., how these amazing patterns helped ships bringing much-needed supplies to Britain avoid being sunk by German U-boats and see the recreated designs 100 years on. Create and make your “dazzle” ship designs in both 2D and 3D … More Dazzle Ships at Droitwich Library
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
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
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
Are you interested in local history? Would you like to help unearth documents, records and photos relating to the Droitwich area in World War 1? We are looking for people who would like to join our new research group, based at Droitwich Library. Don’t worry if you’ve never done anything like this before – there … More Blackberry Volunteers – We Need You!