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Tuesday October 24th 2017

Upcoming Events

Oct
28
Sat
10:30 am Coffee Mornings at Village Hall
Coffee Mornings at Village Hall
Oct 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Come and enjoy home made cakes and raise essential funds for needy charities, last Saturday morning of each month, 1030–noon.
Nov
12
Sun
11:00 am Teme Valley Market @ The Talbot at Knightwick
Teme Valley Market @ The Talbot at Knightwick
Nov 12 @ 11:00 am
The Teme Valley Market this Sunday
Nov
25
Sat
10:30 am Coffee Mornings at Village Hall
Coffee Mornings at Village Hall
Nov 25 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Come and enjoy home made cakes and raise essential funds for needy charities, last Saturday morning of each month, 1030–noon.
Dec
10
Sun
11:00 am Teme Valley Market @ The Talbot at Knightwick
Teme Valley Market @ The Talbot at Knightwick
Dec 10 @ 11:00 am
The Teme Valley Market this Sunday
Dec
30
Sat
10:30 am Coffee Mornings at Village Hall
Coffee Mornings at Village Hall
Dec 30 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Come and enjoy home made cakes and raise essential funds for needy charities, last Saturday morning of each month, 1030–noon.

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9 Responses ... “Martley Church”

  1. Karen Rose says:

    Neighbourhood Planning

    I think that Mr. O’Brian is shooting the messenger when it comes to Neighbourhood Planning and Locality issues.Whilst National Government has put forward some very good ideas about giving local people a voice when it comes to development the reality is somewhat different.The timescale imposed has meant developers have been able to rush in before Neighbourhood Plans have been completed and Local Authorities have been given very little flexibility to deal with this. Some might say that they are the fall guys since the blame will land at their door.
    There are many alternatives which the Government is not exploring , probably because new build on green fields will give instant jobs and money to the construction industry. Using redundant buildings and homes (especially in cities but they do exist even in rural areas) more compact building forms, more sheltered accommodation which frees up family homes and lets older residents stay in villages….all of these can make a significant contribution and there are many more options.
    Having worked in this field for many years I feel very cynical now. Planning inspectors almost invariably support the developers and local communities have very little say and have not had time to prepare their own ideas in a recognised form. In fact plans which have been prepared have a low success rate when it comes to formal recognition.
    Take a look at Winchcombe, Glos where just a few years ago a planning inspector turned down major housing development on multiple grounds and stated that there should definitely be no major growth and where a very organised and professional community team were working on a plan.The latest appeal overturned this entirely and the bulldozers are now at work.
    So do sign the petition advised by another contributor and try to make a difference.

  2. David Price says:

    My family hales from Martley and my grandfather, John (Jack) Price lived at Martley Farm as a boy although he was born in the 1890s in a pub in Evesham which believe was called the Vine . We are looking for any scraps of information on the Price family, the farm in Martley or the pub in Evesham. My email address is davidjprice99@gmail.com

  3. k.warne says:

    During the war my cousins and I were evacuated to Martley, I was 9 at the time. We went to the Village school and as I recall this consisted of one large Hall,with all ages of pupils were taught in age groups. This was in 1939 and since
    my home town in the industrial Midlands was being bombed my f parents made the decision to evacuate, together with 3 of my cousins.I recall that we occupied a converted tram which sat In a small triangular field.The helpful son a of a little older than myself was the Son of the village policeman.My name was Kathleen Shepheard and my cousins surnames were Henley and Salvin . It would be lovely to hear from anyone who remembers us! I am now almost 85.Kathleen

  4. Yvonne Roskelly says:

    My family came from Marley in the 1800’s Their name was Turley, most were farmers and lived at Hollins, Pudford, The Jewry, Aldens,Barbers,Prickley Green farm and others.
    I have been trying to get a list of graves in the Church Yard but can only find a very few, I understand there is a list of graves somewhere, should be one in the church. I was also told that the Chairman of the WI had one. I cannot find any details of who to contact in the WI.
    Any help would be much appreciated.
    Yours sincerely
    Yvonne Roskelly nee Turley

  5. Helen carter says:

    My great great uncle Alred Edward Hodgins had a place called The Aldens Martley he died February 1940. Charles his son took over and his wife Majorire . He died June 1951 and his wife Marjorie carried on. They had one child. Please contact me if you have any information.
    Alfred often came to Australia to visit his brothers.

    • Thomas Trueman says:

      I have information re; your Charles Hodgins. My grandfather tells me he liked a pint. My grandfather surname is Bradburne.

  6. Thomas Trueman says:

    My grandfather used to give Charles a lift to the pub when his leg was stiff. Recalls he was a captain in the first World War. If you would like any further info please say. My grandfather says he was an pleasant, educated man.

  7. Claire Perry says:

    Im looking for the resting place of Richard Perry born 1890 and died at Martley in October 1869.He was a Tanner, Any information would be wonderful, Many Thanks.

  8. Claire Hainsworth says:

    My maiden name was Powick and I believe my some of my family lived here before moving to Shrawley in the 1800’s. Does anyone have any information on them please. Thank you x



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