Next Meeting: Monday 10th December 2018: Farmsteads and Buildings: Recording the past for the future

Next Meeting: Monday 10th December 2018: Farmsteads and Buildings: Recording the past for the future

Dr Alan Wadsworth

Dr Alan Wadsworth

Our next meeting and talk will take place on Monday 10th December in the Lifford Hall, Lower Green, Broadway, starting at 7pm. During the meeting Dr Alan Wadsworth will be giving an illustrated talk on  “Farmsteads and Buildings: Recording the past for the future”.

Farmsteads are very much part of the English landscape and this is particularly true in Worcestershire. However, there are enormous pressures on farming and historic farm buildings are being lost. In many cases they no longer meet the needs of modern agriculture and they are expensive to maintain so many are being converted to other sustainable uses or are simply falling down. Alan grew up on his family’s farm in Yorkshire and moved to Badsey 15 months ago from Wiltshire.  Having taken early retirement from a job in industry, he returned to his farming roots whilst in Wiltshire and was Project Leader of the Wiltshire Farmsteads Project from 2012-2016 recording details of farmsteads across the county.  On moving to Badsey he started a similar project in south-east Worcestershire and the Worcestershire Farmsteads Project officially got under way in April 2017 when funding was received from the British Agricultural History Society.
Refreshments and mince pies will be served at the end of the meeting. All welcome, non-members (£3 on the door).

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2 thoughts on “Next Meeting: Monday 10th December 2018: Farmsteads and Buildings: Recording the past for the future

  1. Could someone please let me know where an address I found for an ancestor on the 1851 Broadway census now is. It is an address on or near the High Street and it reads either North Place or North Houses? Thank you

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    • Thank you for your enquiry. We are currently unable to trace where North Place/Houses were along the High Street. Today the house on the High Street right on the corner of Leamington Road (which used to be known as Willersey Road) is ‘South Place’ so we presume that North Place would have been further up the High Street away from what is now the centre of the village. We will continue to look in to this and if we find any more information we will let you know. Thanks again. Broadway History Society

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