Whilst sifting through Tibberton 1st School’s log book recently as part of the research phase of the “Great Blackberry Pick” Project, the war years (1914-1919) revealed a range of activities and events involving both the pupils and staff. For example, a mere two weeks after the outbreak of the war on the 18th and 20th … More Tibberton School Log Book reveals WWI Home Front activities
The “Great Blackberry Pick Project” will be exhibiting at the Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings this coming Saturday, 5th March from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. as part of the “Home, Food and Family in WWI” Conference organised by the Women’s History Network (Midlands Region) and the Voices of War and Peace WWI Engagement Centre. … More The Great Blackberry Pick at Avoncroft
Last week at Droitwich Library, representatives of our four partner schools, Hindlip, Ombersley, Tibberton and Wychbold, joined Julia Letts and Droitwich Library staff for a most productive feedback meeting to discuss the Great Blackberry Pick Project so far. Each school discussed how they had followed up the initial project workshops and blackberry picking sessions at … More Fantastic Project Feedback Meeting
NEWS IN BRIEF.The wounded at Battenhall Mount Hospital, Worcester, were entertained to tea, and a Christmas tree from which Lady Hindlip cut the presents, which were then presented the soldiers her children, the Hon. Samuel, Diana, Nancy, and Henry Allsopp Birmingham Daily Gazette – Thursday 30 December 1915
Droitwich Library will be hosting two coffee mornings in December to promote the next research stage of the Great Blackberry Pick Project. Tea, coffee, hot chocolate and mince pies will be available in the Gallery from 10 a.m. till 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, 8th and 15th December with the opportunity to sample some of the … More Project Coffee Mornings at 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
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!
We went blackberry picking in our garden. We froze them ready to make the jam.
As well as supplementing their diet from the hedgerow, children in World War 1 got involved in growing vegetables and fruit. We went to the allotments in Ombersley to find out more – read the blogs from the children. ” Today Ash Class visited Ombersley allotments. We went to Roz’s. We saw the sacrecrow guarding … More Growing vegetables during WW1