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
“I have enjoyed learning about what life was like 100 years ago in the war. School was very different and there were lots of punishments. I think I would like to go to school now because the teachers were very strict 100 years ago! I really enjoyed picking the blackberries and making the jam … More What the children have enjoyed and learnt during the project
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!
First question we need to answer is – what was the Great Blackberry Pick? And how many children were involved? Professor Maggie Andrews from the University of Worcester told us that there were so many food shortages during 1917 and 1918, that schools stopped lessons for two half days in the autumn to gather blackberries. … More How did blackberries help the war effort?