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Sladden Family Letter and Photo Archive

1892

1892
Sladden Family c.1903

Sladden Family c.1903
c.1905c Croquet

c.1905

For over a hundred years, members of the Sladden family lived at Seward House, High Street, Badsey, and played a prominent part in village life.  The young Mr & Mrs Julius Sladden arrived in Badsey with their baby son, Jack, in 1879. The last Sladden to occupy Seward House was Miss Juliet Sladden, the baby of the family, born in 1897, who died there in 1984.

During this period, the Sladdens wrote numerous letters, many of which still exist and may be found either at The Hive in Worcester or at the Imperial War Museum. They provide a fascinating insight of the activities of an important Badsey family and provide many illuminating descriptions of village life.

Thanks to a dedicated team of transcribers and photographers from The Badsey Society, this treasure trove of letters has been made available digitally.

The letters fall into five main categories:

Please click on the links above or to the left to access the letters.  Please note that, within in the letters, there are links to people and places mentioned.  This information is still being updated, so please bear with us.