10. Orchard walk and video
During the project we organised several walks to study the landscape. The orchard walk in April 2006 grew into a much larger project and resulted in the production of the video "Beyond the Blossom: a survey of a traditional plum orchard on Knowle Hill in the Vale of Evesham". Filmed over the course of a full year, this video records the impact of the seasons on a traditional Vale orchard. With the loss of plum varieties and orchards disappearing, it chronicles our vanishing local traditions in an entertaining and informative way.
The Badsey Society Enclosure Map Project was a major village history project running from 2005 to 2007 led by Maureen Spinks. This series of pictures show how the project was run and some of its outcomes. The Society is grateful for a grant received from the Local Heritage Initiative.
Availability of the Beyond the Blossom video.