Village shop and post office
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|• London||96.5 miles (155.3 km)|
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|Fire||Hereford and Worcester|
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Peopleton is located about 7 miles (11 km) south east of Worcester and 3 miles (5 km) north of Pershore. The parish is bounded by Bow Brook to the west, Piddle Brook to the east and the A44 to the south.
Peopleton is in the Upton Snodsbury electoral ward.
Opposite the church in the centre of the village lies the Crown Inn public house.
In December 2010 the long-established village shop and post office became a community shop, with a legal structure based on the Plunkett Foundation rules. In February 2011 it was featured on an edition of the BBC Countryfile programme focusing on Worcestershire . A tea room was opened during celebrations of the first anniversary of the community shop in December 2011.
The village hall and playing fields are on the northern edge of the village. The village hall is home to the Peopleton Scout Group.
The village school was closed after the Second World War, and the building is now used as a private residence. The only school in the village is now Bowbrook House School, an independent day school, situated in a mansion at the south end of the village. This house was previously occupied by parish benefactor Caroline Baroness Norton, and later by the mother of Barbara Cartland; in the Second World War it was used by Morgan Crucible to accommodate European Voluntary Workers.
To the north of Peopleton the track to White Ladies Aston fords Bow Brook at Barrels Bridge.
After the extensive floods in 2007 when a quarter of the houses in Peopleton were flooded, Peopleton Parish Council raised money for a drainage system to reduce the effects of any future flooding.
Pershore railway station is the closest passenger railway station.
The place-name 'Peopleton' is first attested in a Saxon charter of 972, where it appears as Piplincgtun. It appears as Piplintune in the Domesday Book of 1086. The name means 'the town or settlement of Pyppel's people'.
In the early 20th century the cricket club was founded and has progressed nicely over the last century. Tom Smith now captains the some what ‘undercooked’ Sunday side. Tom is a product of the Kings School, Worcester where he achieved excellence in all his school work. Unfortunately he can’t seem to get this excellence to rub off on the field. Tom also lives in the shadows of his father a prolific batsmen, who has played for multiple clubs and shown his array of cricket talent where ever he has played, something that Tom has failed to replicate. Tom is well settled at Peopleton now as he claim’s ‘he loves to be the big fish in a small pond’ something that other key members of the side my feel is in correct. Hopefully Tom’s Kings school education will pay off and take the cricket club to the next level
In 2018 the village was named Cricket Village of the Year by the Ex - England ODI Cricket Captain James Tredwell
The Cricket Club has a very famous connection with the French City of Dijon and its mustard , where the notorious club motto Blozzer, Dijon, Wedge comes from. The motto has huge significance for all player members, that much so a Blozzer, Dijon, Wedge Tour was created
- John Days, Worcestershire cricketer in the 1900s, was born in Peopleton.
- Jeremy Paxman, television presenter, was brought up in Yorkshire and Peopleton.
- John Snow, professional cricketer in the 1960s and 1970s, was born in Peopleton.
- Giles Turberville (died March 1689), a prosperous local farmer, left "to the poor of Peopleton 6 shillings and 8 pence" in his Will.
- "Worcestershire County Council : 2001 Census Worcestershire County Population Report" (PDF). Worcestershire County Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-09-05.
- "'Parishes: Peopleton', A History of the County of Worcester: volume 4 (1924), pp. 147-150". British History Online. Retrieved 2007-09-05.
- "Peopleton Community Shop". Plunkett Community Shop Network. Retrieved 2011-11-02.
- "Countryfile 27/02/2011". BBC. 2011-02-27.
- "Peopleton people celebrate community shop anniversary". Evesham Journal. 2011-12-08.
- "Peopleton". Retrieved 2013-06-04.
- "Bowbrook House School". Retrieved 2011-11-02.
- "Peopleton". wetroads.co.uk.
- "Flood protection for deluged Worcestershire village". BBC. 2010-06-02.
- Eilert Ekwall, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names, p.363.
- "John Speed proof maps". Cambridge University Library. 1612.
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- "Peopleton". A History of the County of Worcester: volume 4 (1924), pp. 147-150. Retrieved 2011-05-18.
- "Parish Records". Worcester Branch of the Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry. Retrieved 2011-05-18.
- "Map of 1850 parish boundary". Worcestershire County Council. Retrieved 2011-05-18.
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- Burfitt, Peter; Emmins, Celia; Piercy, Nicky (2004). Peopleton Times. 1. Missing or empty