A celebration in flowers of village life
Suckley's Flower Festival on 13th and 14th June was a great success. Some snapshots can be seen on the photo gallery page.
Suckley cut off by road during flash floods
On Maundy Thursday (9th April), Suckley was not reachable by road in ordinary vehicles for most of the afternoon and evening. A few people made it through on foot, and with large vehicles. Suckley is always susceptible to flash floods which usually subside within the hour, but this time we were virtually isolated for more than six hours. The bad weather brought with it thunder, lightening, freezing temperatures and snow!
At least two properties in the village were flooded out. The fire brigade had to rescue one family using a boat. Not a good start to the Easter weekend here! By early morning on Good Friday (10th April) most of the water had receded to within its normal banks, and the temporary Island of Suckley rejoined Worcestershire and the United Kingdom! This has been the worst flooding in Suckley for 30 years, possibly for much longer.
Pictured below are Heather and Moyra Denny from Canada, visiting Suckley Church whilst staying at Hidelow after finding Suckley on the internet!
Help requested researching the name PENGREE
March 1998: Clayton Rhodes writes:
I am looking for an ancestor who lived in Suckley in the 18th century. The 1793 will of my ancestor William Pengree of East Florida says that he was the son of John Pengree of the hamlet of Lulsley, parish of Suckley, Worcester, England. Apparently Suckley is a town and not a parish. I would like to know if there are any Pengrees living in that area now. How would I go about having someone research this John Pengree for me? This is very important to me. I will appreciate any directions that you can provide.
Clayton Rhodes, Savannah, GA, USA