Moats, Mills and Fish Ponds – Deborah Overton “Local historian and archaeologist Deborah Overton spoke at a well-attended meeting at St Andrews on Tuesday 6th February 2024. Everyone was congratulated for braving the driving rain! Water was very much a topic of conversation from that point onwards.Deborah’s talk on Mills,Continue Reading

How to Read a Church by Leigh-Anne Beattie – Oct 2023 An exploration of the collection of the Churches Conservation Trust In this fascinating talk Leigh-Anne Beattie discussed the background of the CCT and its work, and use examples from its collection to demonstrate how to ‘read’ a church.   TheContinue Reading

7 Towns in Worcestershire – September 2023 Worcestershire’s historic towns: a heritage at risk from 1960s progress. Graham Gooderham introduced the film, explaining that whilst working for Worcs. County Council in 1967 he was asked to provide a film covering seven riverside towns in the county: Malvern, Tenbury, Evesham, Pershore,Continue Reading

Visit to Shelsley Walsh Water Mill and Hill Climb – August 2023 On a sunny early September morning, the North Worcestershire village of Shelsley Walsh (population circa 45) appeared calm and tranquil as the group of sixteen members of the Pershore Civic Society arrived for a visit. Then the silenceContinue Reading

Visit To The Arly Arboretum – July 2023 Eleven members of Pershore Civic Society visited Arley Arboretum which includes the beautifully restored Italian Garden and a magical Magnolia Garden with a spectacular display of rhodedendrums and azaleas, together with a fine collection of acers and other special tree species.Upon arrivalContinue Reading

Visit to Hellens House nr Much Marcle – June 2023 On Tuesday 6th June seventeen members of Pershore Civic Society visited Hellens House near Much Marcle in Herefordshire.Hellens is a much-loved Tudor/Jacobean home with an incredible tapestry of stories, characters, furniture and art ( Hogarth,  Van Dyck, Burne-Jones, Reynolds). TheContinue Reading

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 Wadsworth 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 2016 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