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26th Jun, 2022

New app is green for go on Evesham's market gardening heritage

Ryan Smith 16th Jun, 2022

A NEW APP has been launched telling the story of market gardening in the Vale of Evesham.

The app, which is available on most Android and Apple devices is part of a project on market gardening led by Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service, and funded by the National Lottery

It brings together research and oral histories collected over the past few years, as well as interactive games.

Market gardening was a key local industry with large parts of the Vale used for growing fruit, vegetable and flowers that were then sold around the country.

With various changes over the past 70 years, market gardening has all but disappeared from the Vale. The project sought to create a record for future generations, as well as sharing it with local people, including those who may unaware of this local heritage.

Coun Marcus Hart, cabinet member for communities at Worcestershire County Council, said: “Market gardening is an important part of Worcestershire’s history and the Market Gardening Heritage Project has been a wonderful way to capture that history for future generations.

“This new app will bring the market gardening story to more people and is a fun and interactive way to learn about the people who worked hard tending the gardens.”

Visit www.explorethepast.co.uk for more information the Market Gardening Heritage project.

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