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Tuesday July 17th 2018

Upcoming Events

Jul
28
Sat
10:30 am Coffee Mornings at Village Hall
Coffee Mornings at Village Hall
Jul 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.
Aug
12
Sun
10:00 am Teme Valley Market @ The Talbot at Knightwick
Teme Valley Market @ The Talbot at Knightwick
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am
The Teme Valley Market this Sunday. Now in our 20th year!!!!
Aug
25
Sat
10:30 am Coffee Mornings at Village Hall
Coffee Mornings at Village Hall
Aug 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.
Sep
9
Sun
10:00 am Teme Valley Market @ The Talbot at Knightwick
Teme Valley Market @ The Talbot at Knightwick
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am
The Teme Valley Market this Sunday. Now in our 20th year!!!!
Sep
29
Sat
10:30 am Coffee Mornings at Village Hall
Coffee Mornings at Village Hall
Sep 29 @ 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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14 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.

    • Sarah Norris says:

      Dear Helen. I have just noticed this site and your message left in June 2016. I am the youngest daughter of Noreen Nicholls (buried in the churchyard in Martley) nee Hodgins, only child of Charles and Marjorie of The Aldens. I no longer live in Worcestershire but my brother and his family do. Will look forward to hearing about relatives as I know little about the family beyond my mother’s era – she died of lung cancer when I was 18 and my grandmother died at 82. Best wishes Sarah

      • Phyllis Davies says:

        Dear Sarah
        I am researching my mother’s line who are the Hodgins. I am interested in the connection between the Hodgins who lived at the Aldens and the O’Briens who lived at Lingens, Martley. I have quite a lot of data on the Hodgins, which I am happy to share with you. I can trace you back to your 4 times great grandfather. I have visited Martley church yard but didn’t realise your mother was buried there.
        Best wishes
        Phyllis

        • Helen carter says:

          Hi Phyllis
          Can you tell me about your hodgins going back and who u are related to.
          Regards Helen carter

          • Phyllis Davies says:

            Hi Helen
            My great, great grandfather was Tom Hodgins (1818? – 29/9/1876)of Newtown, Cloughjordan.
            I can’t find a direct link with your branch but there is circumstantial evidence. There were so many Hodgins in north Tipperary, it’s like spaghetti!
            The earliest ancestor I have for you is Edward Hodgins (31/12 1752 – 20/1/1840). I’ve created a 24 page pdf of his descendants which is far too much to put on this website.
            If we can find a way to swap email addresses without putting them up in the public domain, you’re welcome to have a copy.
            Phyllis

      • Helen carter says:

        Dear Sarah
        What a surprise. Charles hodgins was the son of Alfred Hodgins, cloughjordan house, Tipperary. He brother John Pringle hodgins and Robert Wyburn hodgins came to Australia 1883. Charles was captured by the Germans in WWI but came home safely. He went to the Mill Hill school, barnet London. How many children are there in the Nicholls family.?
        Thank you for replying
        Helen carter

  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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