The Badsey Society are joint winners of national archaeology award

The Badsey Society are celebrating the news that they are joint winners of a national award for community archaeology. Members of the Badsey Society collected the award at a special event at Olympia in London on Friday 2 May 2008. Maureen Spinks, the Project Manager, said "We are delighted to have won this award. It is a wonderful recognition of all the work our members have put into this project."

The Marsh Archaeology Award for Community Archaeology was presented to Maureen Spinks and Richard Phillips by Brian Marsh OBE together with a cheque for 500. The Olympia event was hosted by Julian Richards of 'Meet the Ancestors' fame. The Badsey Society were one of four UK groups given the opportunity to present their projects to a group that included Dr Nick Merriman, President of the Council for British Archaeology.

The Badsey Society's winning 'Enclosure Map Project' studied the development of the parishes of Badsey and Aldington since 1807. The project ran from 2005 to 2007 in co-operation with the Worcestershire Historic Environment & Archaeological Service and the Worcestershire County Council GIS Team.

Some useful links:
The Badsey Society
The Enclosure Map Project
The Marsh Christian Trust
Worcestershire Tithe and Inclosure Map Project
Press release when shortlisted - 6 February 2008

Photos from top:
Brian Marsh OBE presenting the award to Maureen Spinks and Richard Phillips.
Julian Richards with Maureen Spinks and Richard Phillips.
Supporters and members of the Badsey Society: Beth Norman, Patsy and Anthony Miller, Maureen Spinks, Richard Phillips, Elizabeth Noyes.
Julian Richards compering the event.


Badsey is a large working village in Worcestershire, England. Aldington is a smaller village in the same parish. The Badsey Society exists to promote the understanding and study of the villages and the surrounding area. The Enclosure Map Project traces the development of the villages since the publication of enclosure maps in 1807 and 1812. The Society is grateful for a grant received from the Local Heritage Initiative. Updated 3 May 2008. Email