The Guarlford Story
The Guarlford Story was researched, written and published by the Guarlford History Group (GHG).
It is an account of Guarlford from pre-Roman days until the present time, with the emphasis on social activities and working environments over the last one hundred and fifty years.
It describes the dramatic changes that have taken place over the last five or six decades, how Guarlford has changed from a self contained rural community to one in which there is no longer a village school, where farms employ few workers, and all but one of the clubs and societies have vanished.
Nevertheless, Guarlford, as is evident from this account, is still a thriving, albeit different community.
The book has many interesting, quality, illustrations. for example, the photo below, which begins the introduction to the book and shows Lady Beauchamp (Lady Lettice Grosvenor) opening a parish fete circa 1910.
The 'Guarlford Story' can be ordered from Amazon or any good bookseller. Locally the book is available from either The Malvern Book Cooperative in St Anne's Road, Great Malvern, or Grange Farm Nurseries, Guarlford, or by post from the publisher:-
The Guarlford History Group,
4 Bamford Close,
Guarlford WR13 6PB, UK.
Please add £2 towards UK postage.
Please contact us if you live overseas for postage by Airmail.
ISBN 0-9550498-0-6 UK price £10 RRP
This book was sponsored by the Local Heritage Initiative (LHI) which was a national grant scheme that helped local groups to investigate, explain and care for their local landscape, landmarks, tradition and culture.