THE BCH ARCHIVE

LOCAL HISTORY FOR

BIRTSMORTON

CASTLEMORTON

HOLLYBUSH

And The Surrounding District

What did it cost?

It is always interesting to reflect on what thing used to cost, so here is a multiple choice quiz for you to have a guess at. All are based on local history records

1.     What did the Conservators (Malvern Hills trust) pay for Castlemorton Common in 1964?

     £150     £1500     £5000      £25,000


2.     What was the fine for riding a bicycle without lights in 1914?

     5d     5s     15s     £1


3.     How much did a pair of hand made wellington boots cost in 1875?     

     £1:6s     £2:14s     £5:50     £9


4.      What was the fine for allowing a horse to stray in 1932?

     4d     1s     2s:6d     5s


5.     What was the weekly award for child maintenance in 1900?

     None     2s:6d     5s     7s:6d


6.     What was the fine for using unjust flour scales in 1867?

     6d     1s     2s     4s


7.     How much did the Parish Hall pay for 100 bottles of 'pop' in 1947?

     10s     £2:5s     £3:5s    £5


8.     For how much was Frisby House (Church Road) offered for sale in 1950?

     £2000     £8000     £12,000   £18,000


9.     What was Mill Farm (150 acres) valued at in 1982?

     £360,000     £520,000          £760,000     £1 million


10.     How much was Mount Pleasant sold for in 1780?

     £40       £160     £370     £600


11.     In Hollybed Street there is a 5 acre field called Stevens. What was it valued at in 1861?

     £10         £50     £175    £300


12.     How much did the village fete raise in 1903?

     £10       £20     £30         £40


13.     What was the annual rental on a 1 acre allotment in 1901?

          15s       £2        £5


14.     In 1960 an estimate was prepared for repairing the dam on the Mill Pond on Golden Valley.                How much was it?

     £560     £980     £1500     £2310


15.     In World War II, parts of the commons were used for growing crops as part of the war effort. How much new farmland did Worcestershire War Agricultural Committee need in the whole County?

     500 acres     9,000 acres          18,000 acres     26,000 acres


16.     In 1895, Hill End Court with 554 acres was offered to rent. What was the annual rent?

£550     £1640      £2230     £3100


17.     In 1911 there was a local subscription collection for the Coronation Festival Fund. How much did it raise?

     £3:1:8d       £7:9:9d  £18:11:9d  £31:7:2d


18.     How much did Malvern Hill Trust raise from its car parking charges in 2019?


     £70,000     £170,000          £225,000     £270,000


19.     How much did Malvern Hill Trust pay to buy the Mill Pond on Golden Valley in 1995?

     Nothing          £2500          £5000          £7500


20.      In 1879, what was the fine for being drunk in charge of a horse and cart?

          1s     5s     10s         £1:10s












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