Norton Waste Recycling, Norton Hosted by Jenny Hope who gave us all a warm welcome before describing the methods of recycling in Worcstershire and Herefordshire, what can and can’t be recycled and what happens to the various bits left over. Interesting to note how dog poo can contaminate a completeContinue Reading

Victorian Farm Buildings – Alan Wandsworth Recording and Researching the Past for the Future A fascinating talk given by Alan Wadsworth who was born in Yorkshire, lived on a farm, became a mathematician and also took up archaeology primarily of buildings and landscapes. Moved to Worcestershire in 1916 and joinedContinue Reading

‘Pershore Abbey’s New Organ’- February 2023 A fascinating talk was given by David Long representing the Organ committee of Pershore Abbey giving a brief history of the Abbey Church founded in 972 when King Edgar granted a Royal Charter to the Abbot and monks. However, it wasn’t until the earlyContinue Reading

Final Redesign

Smart Tactics and a Taste for the Avant-Garde+ A Tercentenary Tribute to Lord Coventry of Croome – November 2022 A fascinating and informative talk on the creation of Croome Court as we know it today by Dr. Catherine Gordon who is an architectural historian, author and historic building consultant. SheContinue Reading

Visit to Hook Norton Brewery – September 2022 A party of 15 travelled across the North Cotswolds to the village of Hook Norton and the brewery which bears its name. After a good lunch, for some of us, we were ready to meet Leon our guide and start on ourContinue Reading

Judy Dale – Abbey Bells Pershore Civic Society’s talks began again this week after the summer break.  Sadly Deborah Overton, for health reasons, was unable to give her talk but has promised to do so next year. We had an ‘in house’ illustrated talk about the Abbey bells – beginningContinue Reading

Visit to Woodchester Mansion – July 2022 On a glorious July day, 11 members gathered to visit this extraordinary and unique Victorian Gothic Revival house hidden in a deep valley in Gloucestershire. Owned by William Leigh in 1856, and using two architects, Charles Hansom and Benjamin Bucknall, it was neverContinue Reading