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Share your memories of market gardening in Evesham

Evesham gardening heritage Published Thursday, 27th June 2019

Did you know? Over 1300 market gardening 'hovels' were once built in and around Evesham.

An event at Evesham Town Hall will give you the chance to discover and share memories of Evesham's traditional market gardening.

The drop in event will be at the town hall on Saturday 6 July and is open to all, whether you want to find out more or have pictures and memories you would like to share.

For centuries market gardening shaped the landscape and history of The Vale of Evesham. This event forms part of the Market Gardening Heritage project which aims to celebrate and preserve this important local heritage.  

Nina O'Hare, Community Project Officer at Worcestershire County Council said, "We'd love to hear from anyone who has photos or memories of market gardening in order to help preserve a record for the future, as so much as already been lost – you don't need to have been a grower yourself. Equally, if you're new to the area, this is great opportunity to find out about a crucial chapter of the area's history." 

The Market Gardening Heritage project is being led by Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service and funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Saturday 6 July at Evesham Town Hall 11am – 2pm

For more information visit the Explore the past website or get in touch with Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service: | 01905 766352