A Brief History of Badsey and Aldington, by T.C. Sparrow

A Brief History of Badsey and Aldington, by T.C. Sparrow
A Brief History of Badsey and Aldington, by T.C. Sparrow

Book published by The Badsey Society in 2002, 144 pages. Paperback (N5369)

From the rear side cover: This readable book is everything a local history should be - rural characters spring to life from its scholarly pages and the passing events of two millennia in a peaceful corner of the Vale of Evesham are retailed with an abundance of illustrations, many now appearing for the first time. Anyone who has ever lived in, or known, Badsey and Aldington cannot afford to miss this unique chronicle of village life which, thankfully, has been recorded for posterity, with great dedication, by a lifelong inhabitant of Badsey. Chapters include:
  • The Villages and the Abbey, including the Foundation of Evesham Abbey, the Norman Conquest, Berewic of Aldington, Badsey Church, the Church Tower, Badsey's Vicars, Farming, The Seyne House, Registers and Accounts
  • The Villages in Early modern Britain 1540-1850, including The Dissolution, The Advowson and the Parson, The Lord of the Manor, The Churchwardens, The Constable, The Road Surveyor, Overseers of the Poor, Population, The Wilsons, The Sewards, The Manor House, Badsey Hall (The Stone House), Farmhouses and Cottages, The Corn Mill, The Silk Mill, The Bread Charity, The Enclosure Act of 1812, Badsey Church, and Absentee Vicars
  • The ministry of the reverand Hunt, including Church Finance, The Vicarage and The Glebe, Social Occasions, Churchyard Purchase, The Churchwardens and the Parish Clerk, The Methodist Chapel, Church Restoration, The Yew Hedge, and A Village Cross
  • The Advent of Market Gardening & Badsey's First Population Explosion, including The Great Depression, The Railway, The Evesham Custom, Crops, Marketing, Aldington Manor, The Birth of L.B.G, A Farm Sale, and Population Explosion
  • Badsey Schools, including The Baptist School, Sunday Schools and Boarding Schools, The National School, The Board School, The Council School
  • Villages in Transition, including A Village Fire Brigade, The 1914-18 War. A Housing Shortage, and the 1939-1945 War
  • Sports and Pastimes
  • The Last Half century
  • The condition of the book is generally very good. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a very small amount of spine roll along the elft hand edge of the book, and a small price sticker on the rear side cover
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