24th Oct, 2016

New book is flashback to Pershore's past

Aaron Wise 5th Jun, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A FLASHBACK to Pershore’s past is offering readers of a new book an insight into the lives the town’s people lived through war-torn Britain.

Voices From The Past is the latest book from Overbury born Margaret Bramford who grew up in Pershore, which gives a detailed account of the town’s life from 1900 to 1935, following the close community spirit and drive to succeed residents had in the hard times of the early nineteenth century.

The author said: “The book includes the recorded memories of Pershore people who were born when hard life was normal and poverty meant frequent hunger.

“This is the third book I’ve written on Pershore people’s memories. In this one there are references to the First World War and how Pershore responded to it in 1914.

“I came across these even older memories about ten years ago and I have enriched them with particular emphasis on the war.”

Margaret has written two other successful selling books based on Pershore’s past, Pershore Where D’ye Think! and This Was My Pershore, which illustrate what working life and school was like in the town during the early 1900’s.

Voices From The Past costs £7 and is available from Pershore’s Sedgeberrow Books.