Sunday 9 Sept 2018 | 3.30pm – 5pm
Fruity stories: Fruit picking, Women and the first world war – a talk
Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens, Chester Road, Castle Bromwich B36 9BT
The First World War was won not just on battlefields but on the Home Front, by the men, women, and children left behind.
Fruit growing and the jam it made, was crucial for both soldiers and citizens at home
Jenni Waugh and Dr Maggie Andrews recent book on the Pershore Plum is a fascinating and sometimes mindboggling exploration into the social history of the time.
Jenni Waugh, a community historian and heritage consultant has unearthed the stories of individual women and families who made a difference- for themselves, for the economy and for the war effort.
Jenni will share her amusing and sometimes sad insights into the Orchard grower and fruit pickers life.
The Talk will be preceded by a tour of the Gardens 2 heritage orchards (3pm)
You can combine this talk with the Foraging- find, pick, cook and eat workshop from 12-3.30pm (£20 inclusive)
The Talk is drop in, or can be combined with the foraging workshop (from 12noon) – please book in advance for the combined ticket (£20) on our website 0121 749 4100 .
No booking required.