Elgar’s Land of Hope & Glory, Ancient Common Lands & Village Cider-Making
On 2 June 1857 Edward Elgar was born in the small 19th century cottage now known as The Firs (National Trust), in the village of Lower Broadheath, 3 miles west of Worcester. He was the fourth of seven children and the only one to be born in Lower Broadheath.
During first part of the 20th century, Cider was made on farms in vast quantities. Farming was labour intensive at this time and workers would expect a ration of cider to be provided as part of their condition of employment. The cider jar would accompany the farmworker on every task and Lower Broadheath was no exception and had its own cider-maker based at the village’s Victoria Cottage.
WR2 6RHEasy2.5 hours4.6 miles
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