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Fruity stories: Fruit picking, Women and the First World War – a talk for Birmingham Heritage Week
Sunday, September 9,2018,3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The First World War was won not on the battlefields alone, but on the Home Front, by the men, women, and children left behind.
Fruit growing and the jam it made, was crucial for both soldiers and citizens at home
Jenni Waugh and Dr Maggie Andrews’ recent book on the Pershore Plum is a fascinating and sometimes
mindboggling exploration into the social history of the time.
Jenni Waugh, a community historian and heritage consultant has unearthed the stories of individual women and
families who made a difference – for themselves, for the economy and for the war effort.
Along the way we hear how the Women’s Institute came about and how clothing and women’s activism started to change how we all live now.
Jenni will share her amusing and sometimes sad insights into the Orchard grower and fruit pickers life.
The Talk will be preceded by a tour of the Gardens 2 heritage orchards (3pm)
You can combine this talk with the Foraging- find, pick, cook and eat workshop from 12- 3.30pm (£20 inclusive – Forage workshop and Talk)
Talk, tour and access to the Gardens: Normal entry prices apply
Free to Garden Members and Pass holders