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Book launch as Bidford's history explored in a new edition

A BOOK that takes readers back in time to Bidford in the 1920s will get its official launch on Saturday (18th March).

Avon Almanac: Bidford in the 1920s - Brought to Life is a new edition of a 1972 book created by market gardener Jack Moore for his children.

Avon Almanac cover (62960215)
Avon Almanac cover (62960215)

A copy of his book was given by one of his daughters to Bidford’s Research Group and, having read it, Roger Leese was determined it should be preserved for future generations.

The book follows a year of walks to school in Bidford from three outlying parts of the parish and looks at the village’s rural past when agriculture was the dominant industry, children left school at 14, the village shops catered for virtually all daily needs and cars were a rarity.

The new edition includes details about the period, the village’s inhabitants, a glossary of agricultural and dialect terms and illustrations and maps of the area.

The book will be launched at 2.30pm in the Crawford Memorial Hall, Bidford. Admission is free.

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