Changing Scenes


foreword by

Sir Roy Strong, Historian

and former Director of the National Portrait Gallery

and the Victoria and Albert Museum

 Changing Scenes is a written and pictorial history of Tenbury Wells, Queen Victoria’s ‘Little Town in the Orchard” in Worcestershire. Commissioned by Tenbury Agricultural Society, one of the longest remaining Agricultural Show organisers in the UK to celebrate 150 years of rural life, the book is a kaleidoscope of social history told through the life and times of a small market town and it farming community.

Filled with a collection of rural and farming memories and old photographs from the past, it is a must for researchers, readers and students of rural life and all those who care about traditional farming. Told in a non-academic style, “Changing Scenes” is a delightful and amusing meander through English social and rural history, long forgotten today.

Written, compiled and produced by Jen Green, “Changing Scenes” is published Tenbury Wells Agricultural Society Ltd (2008), ISBN 978-0-9559373-089.


“It is absolutely stunning and tells of the history of Tenbury Wells and rural life quiet beautifully – the pictures are absolutely captivating. Tenbury Agricultural Society is very lucky indeed to have found someone to record its history with such sensitivity and historical rigour.”

HRH the Prince of Wales.

“I love its pell-mell character; one minute we read of the impact of the First World War, the next about Bill Dipper whose role was to kill the farm pig and joint it up for the family. This book will bring a great deal of delight to farming communities and is a testament to the resilience and enterprise of Jen Green, Tenbury Wells and the Teme Valley”

Sir Roy Strong.



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