Wadborough: A Portrait of a Village in Worcestershire in the 1950s
The aim of this book is to portray village life in the decade following World War Two in Wadborough, a small hamlet in Worcestershire, about seven miles south of Worcester. This was an era when everyone in the village knew everyone else by name, where they lived and what they did for a living. It was an age when only a handful had a car or telephone. Mains electricity, water and television were to arrive in the 1950s. All children attended the same school until secondary education when most went to the secondary modern school and a few were admitted to the grammar schools. Sundays were for church. Weekdays for school and occupations. Weekends were for shopping and seasonal work on the land. Life was lived in community. Happily, much of this aspect of the village endures to this day.