Worcester Evening News Article

Worcester Evening News published this article about our project to record the memories of local people and the history of Great Witley and Little Witley areas.


The article was published under the heading ‘Group records history of two Worcestershire villages’ past’.


Website Officially Launched

Our website was officially launched in February 2015. We are spreading the word about our website in as many ways as possible, including;

  • press release and local radio
  • via email, Facebook, and Twitter to local distribution lists
  • banners at Great Witley & Little Witley village halls
  • leaflets and cards circulated to residents, shops, and community groups
  • parish magazine
  • notice boards
  • other local websites
  • car stickers

Please do help us by letting your friends know about the site.

Open Day at Great Witley

Our second open day, held at  Great Witley Village Hall, was a great success with a steady stream of visitors coming to visit us throughout the day. We were able to demonstrate how the online map will work and people were able to hear examples of the 20 or so recordings we have made to date. We also displayed a sample of fascinating local photographs and other media which people from the Witleys have provided to us in recent months. More photos and documents were brought in by visitors on the day and we were able to scan these and add them to our expanding archive.

Two local residents, Richard Quarterman and Anne Birkmyre, kindly offered to be interviewed on the day and we look forward to being able to publish their memories in the near future.

We were also delighted that our Harriett Baldwin our local MP, found time to call in to see how the project was going.

Great Witley School joins project

We are delighted that Great Witley School have agreed to work with us on the project. The pupils will record interviews, edit them and help to build our online map.

This is a great way for them to engage in local history, whilst at the same time learning new skills.

Some of the children can be seen here in this Worcester Evening News article talking with Jan Jays from our group about how there involvement in the project.

Chantry School joins project

This month Justin Hughes from the Hive at Worcester is arranging sessions with students at the Chantry and one of the topics he will cover is the historical relationship between Witley Court and the surrounding villages.