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‘The Boys on the Board'

“Chaddesley Corbett -  The Impact of World War One on a Worcestershire Parish” On behalf of the History Society, Sylvia Beardshaw has written this new book. Over 200 men with a Chaddesley connection who fought in WW1 have been identified. The book is about them and the impact of this war on life in Chaddesley Corbett. It contains 60 pages and is illustrated with many photographs both old and new, newspaper cuttings, map and tables. In Chaddesley it is for sale in the Village Butcher, the Flower Room and the Post Office, or contact_ Rob Blakeway 01562 777679 robandjoyblakeway@gmail.com  or Sylvia Beardshaw 01562 777955 rhbsb@ukgateway.net  Price £5.  A donation will be made to The Royal British Legion for each copy sold.

Early Background

The   village   of   Chaddesley   Corbett   is   an   ancient settlement   with   a   prehistoric   buriel   mound   and traces of a Roman road. Originally    known    as    Chaddesley    the    name    is thought   to   mean   "Ceadda's   clearing   in   the   wood" and   is   first   mentioned   in   a   Saxon   Charter   of   816 when    the    land    was    given    to    the    Bishop    of Worcester   in   return   for   hospitality   to   the   King   of Mercia and his men. It     is     mentioned     in     the     Domesday     Book     as belonging   to   a   Saxon   Noblewoman   -   and   had   two priests,      several   corn   mills,   a   population   as   large as   Kidderminster   and   two   saltpans   in   Droitwich for it's own use. After     the     Norman     Conquest     the     Manor     of Chaddesley   was   owned   by   the   Corbett   family   who added their name to it’s title.  Later,    church    lands    passed    to    the    Earldom    of Warwick   and,   eventually,   to   the   Throckmortons   of Coughton Court.

Contemporary History

Chaddesley   woods   in   Chaddesley   Corbett   became a   Nature   Reserve   in   1973   through   the   generosity of Mr. John Cadbury. The   reserve   consists   of   53   hectares   of   native   oak woodland   and   47   hectares   of   recent   plantations of      young   hardwoods   and   softwoods   -   which   were added   to   show   how   wild   life   conservation   can   be intergrated          with          modern          commercial management. A   "Jubilee   Walk"   was   introduced   in   1977   to   mark the   25th   anniversary   of   the   Queen's   accession   to the throne.  The    walk    is    marked    by    yellow    arrows    -    which indicate   public   rights   of   way   -   and   by   white   arrows which indicate courtesy paths.   There   are   Voluntary   Wardens   for   the   woods   and the   area   is   managed   by   the   Nature   Conservancy Council.   The   Woods   are   a   special   feature   of   the area    and    attract    many    visitors    all    through    the year. Car parking only by the roadside.
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Chaddesley Corbett Worcestershire U.K.
Welcome to this “historic” village set in the beautiful countryside of north Worcestershire

News

‘The Boys on the Board'

“Chaddesley Corbett -  The Impact of World War One on a Worcestershire Parish” On behalf of the History Society, Sylvia Beardshaw has written this new book. Over 200 men with a Chaddesley connection who fought in WW1 have been identified. The book is about them and the impact of this war on life in Chaddesley Corbett. It contains 60 pages and is illustrated with many photographs both old and new, newspaper cuttings, map and tables. In Chaddesley it is for sale in the Village Butcher, the Flower Room and the Post Office, or contact_ Rob Blakeway 01562 777679 robandjoyblakeway@gmail.com  or Sylvia Beardshaw 01562 777955 rhbsb@ukgateway.net  Price £5.  A donation will be made to The Royal British Legion for each copy sold.

Early Background

The   village   of   Chaddesley   Corbett   is   an   ancient   settlement   with   a prehistoric buriel mound and traces of a Roman road. Originally    known    as    Chaddesley    the    name    is    thought    to    mean "Ceadda's   clearing   in   the   wood"   and   is   first   mentioned   in   a   Saxon Charter   of   816   when   the   land   was   given   to   the   Bishop   of   Worcester in return for hospitality to the King of Mercia and his men. It   is   mentioned   in   the   Domesday   Book   as   belonging   to   a   Saxon Noblewoman    -    and    had    two    priests,        several    corn    mills,    a population   as   large   as   Kidderminster   and   two   saltpans   in   Droitwich for it's own use. After   the   Norman   Conquest   the   Manor   of   Chaddesley   was   owned by the Corbett family who added their name to it’s title.  Later,    church    lands    passed    to    the    Earldom    of    Warwick    and, eventually, to the Throckmortons of Coughton Court.

Contemporary History

Chaddesley     woods     in     Chaddesley     Corbett     became     a     Nature Reserve in 1973 through the generosity of Mr. John Cadbury. The   reserve   consists   of   53   hectares   of   native   oak   woodland   and   47 hectares   of   recent   plantations   of      young   hardwoods   and   softwoods -   which   were   added   to   show   how   wild   life   conservation   can   be intergrated with modern commercial management. A    "Jubilee    Walk"    was    introduced    in    1977    to    mark    the    25th anniversary of the Queen's accession to the throne.  The   walk   is   marked   by   yellow   arrows   -   which   indicate   public   rights of way - and by white arrows which indicate courtesy paths.   There    are    Voluntary    Wardens    for    the    woods    and    the    area    is managed   by   the   Nature   Conservancy   Council.   The   Woods   are   a special   feature   of   the   area   and   attract   many   visitors   all   through   the year. Car parking only by the roadside.