Independent reviews of the Badsey website

"This is almost certainly the best village website I have come across for family history researchers. It relates to the parish of Badsey in Worcestershire. The website contains many details of modern day Badsey but the Gem of the site is the family history information. Censuses from 1841 to 1901 - cross indexed, parish register information covering a wide range of years - all of which is indexed. This really is an absolutely superb site. The added bonus is that the design and navigation of the site is about a s good as it gets too, plain and simple and exceptionally easy to use. Fantastic."

- GENUKI FAMILY HISTORY NEWS No 110 18th September 2002

"...there is a wonderful resource at ... The whole site is very well laid out and easy to use so many congratulations to all those involved."


"Just one visit to the Badsey Website Group's homepage will tell you that its creators have put two years hard work into something that tells you everything you need to know about the Vale Village."

- Phil Sunderland Evesham Admag 15 November 2002

Some members of the Badsey website group collecting the award at Worcestershire County Council.Top, left to right: John Dallimore, Barbara Jerram, Peter Stewart, Maureen Spinks, Lizzie Noyes; bottom : Virginia Pawlyn and Richard Phillips. Photo: Tony Spinks.

The Badsey Website Group was awarded first prize in the Community Groups 'Celebrating Worcestershire Heritage' category of the Worcestershire Community Pride Competition 2002. On 1 October, seven members of the group attended a ceremony in the Council Chamber at Worcester where they were presented with the award and a cheque for £500.

Richard Phillips said he was delighted by the award and commented 'This is a wonderful recognition of all the hard work put in by the website group. This is a team effort that has involved many people within the village, and as far away as New Jersey and Zimbabwe. Badsey is a very special place."

The awards are organised jointly by Worcestershire County Council, The Countryside Agency and the Environment Agency.

Updated 23 November 2002.