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Bewdley History – The Potted Version

A Potted History Of Bewdley (Compiled and written by ‘Bewdley Historical Research Group’) The early name for Bewdley was Wribbenhall, which is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. Wribbenhall (Gurbehale) was an out-lying estate of the manor of Kidderminster and at that time, it extended across both sides of the River Severn. By about […]

Bewdley History – Small Pits, Big Ideas

….. Bewdley was one of six places in Worcestershire to benefit from a Heritage Lottery Funded project to dig test pits. These 1m square pits have the soil removed in 10cm spits or layers and everything unnatural is removed and put in a bag. The aim is to get to the bottom of human occupation […]

Bewdley History – World War II

Major changes occurred for Bewdley in World War II. A sleepy backwater no more, it bristled with American and Canadian troops, Bailey bridges were slung across the Severn, tank carriers resided by the football ground, sentry posts sprouted on the town approaches, residents scurried to air raid shelters and cellars, German bombers followed the Severn, French cadets were trained […]