Dear Member, I hope that this letter finds you well. Last April I optimistically wrote to all Pershore Civic Society members hoping that, as the Summer of 2021 progressed, we would be able to emerge from our self-imposed COVID 19 isolation to pursue a more normal pattern of activity. AlthoughContinue Reading

Visit: Malvern – July 2021 On Wednesday July 21st members of Pershore Civic made their visit to Malvern, some two years after our invitation from the Malvern Civic Society, the visit having had to be postponed due to the pandemic. We were welcomed by Malvern’s Chairman Andrew Huntley and afterContinue Reading

Recent Discoveries in Pershore Abbey Early in 2020, preparations were being made for the Abbey’s new organ due to be in place in 2021. The many pipes will be high up on the north side of  the building and access for this part of the organ being created by makingContinue Reading

Talk: Keith Goddard – Avon Boating via Zoom – April 2021 Keith Goddard presented a fascinating selection of photos of life on the River Avon during the last century including a picture of the original Watergate which was demolished during the 1950s in order to facilitate better navigation of theContinue Reading

Talk: Chris Bristow – Otto Edouard Leopold von Bismarck via Zoom – February 2021 Pershore Civic Society met together via Zoom on the evening of 2nd February 2021 to receive an informative and highly entertaining presentation from Chris Bristow, Civic Society Treasurer on the topic of “Otto Edouard Leopold von BismarckContinue Reading

Talk: David Birtwhistle – Through the Eyes of an Artist via Zoom – January 2021 As most events planned for this winter have had to be postponed, we were lucky to be able to have our first Zoom presentation by local artist David Birtwhistle who in this Part 1 showedContinue Reading

During ‘Lockdown’ I spent time going through papers relating to the repairs of Pershore Abbey over the centuries. In the past ten years there have been problems at the east end of the church – amongst the documents I found reports of two Bat Surveys. I was absorbed trying toContinue Reading