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OPPOSITION was growing among villagers in Lower Moor 25 years ago as planning giant Velcourt Ltd was planning to double its poultry productions by building three new broiler houses, equipment and feed stores.
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READING about this year’s A-level results in the Journal brought back many memories to Michael Barnard of his own school days when the anxiety of exams during the summer months built up to such a pitch that the only escape from wondering what was to be was to get engrossed in drawing or painting a picture about as far away as possible from maths, French or algebra. He talked to Gerry Barnett about it.
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THE Robert Dover’s Games, which celebrated their 400th anniversary last weekend, took place as usual on a windy hill above Chipping Campden 40 years ago, attracting a record crowd of several thousand.
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IT certainly wouldn’t have been advertised on the billboards, but the climax of Captain Nayara Swami’s lion taming act with Ringland’s Circus in Abbey Park, Evesham, in 1950 came when three of his animals turned on him.
9:33am Thursday 15th December 2011
THE Journal reported on a junior football match 40 years ago, the scoreline of which could most charitably described as “conclusive”. The report of 1971 read: “Evesham Cubs found Hampton Cubs in fine footballing form last week.
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100 years ago November 18, 1911 FOR many years one of the special features of the Overbury Court gardens has been the growing of chrysanthemums, and the perfection to which this favourite flower of Japan has reached was well shown on Sunday when the beautiful grounds and conservatory were opened to the public by the usual thoughtfulness of Sir Richard and Lady Martin, who gave a very kindly greeting to each one of the many visitors. Coming to the show itself, one was struck by the immense size, especially in the bronze and white varieties, of the blooms which rivalled in purity of colour and symmetry the prize winners seen at the Birmingham and Cheltenham shows. Beautifully arranged in groups under gigantic palms or on each side of doorways, these monster bouquets in which the colours of bronze, white, yellow and cream were perfectly blended, and contrasted, and from which pretty blue spikes of salvia reared their heads, reminded one of previous journeys into Eastern lands where these floral displays are an everyday occurrence.
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100 years ago AN interesting game of billiards was witnessed at the Royal Three Tuns Hotel in Pershore on Monday evening between Claude Falkner, the West of England champion, and William Smith, the champion of Worcestershire. There was a large attendance of local billiard enthusiasts. The landlord of the hotel Mr Bird introduced the players and Mr Wood, himself an excellent amateur player, officiated as scorer. Falkner, who made a break of over 300 against Stevenson a short time ago, conceded his opponent a 350 start in 1,000 up. But he was only 717 when Smith ran out. For a long time it looked as though the defeat would be more severe, for Smith was within 150 of his total before Falkner had reached the figure at which he conceded. Then the latter made a beautiful break of 154, which was the highest of the match. The next highest was Smith’s 63. It was evident the table was not fast enough for Falkner who misjudged a considerable number of easy strokes, besides sacrificing a great deal for position.
10:50am Thursday 16th June 2011
Despite a considerable amount of rainfall and a dull, gloomy sky, the fete held in the Vicarage garden at Stoulton, near Pershore, 75 years ago, was a great success, being attended by a large crowd of people from the village and surrounding district, who quickly entered into the spirit of the thing and extended their patronage to the many and varied attractions.
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