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

Visit to Stanway House, a Jacobean Manor House – June 2022 The house has a long history having been owned by the same family for 500 years. The Earl of Wemyss is the current owner.25 Members were treated to a fascinating tour of the house by Paul, our entertaining andContinue Reading

Visit to Worcester – May 2022 15 members were treated to a most interesting and enjoyable day in Worcester, hosted by Worcester Civic Society.  We were welcomed to their newly-opened History and Heritage Pod in the Crowngate Shopping Centre.  This impressive space includes a Timeline covering Worcester’s history in theContinue Reading

Dr. Jim Reynolds – Birds as Bio Indicators A fascinating talk was given on 26th April by Pershore resident Dr. Jim Reynolds a lecturer in Ornithology and Animal Conservation at Birmingham University.He showed slides of his many visits to Ascension Island together with descriptions of what is being learnt thereContinue Reading

Pershore Wellbeing Hub – March 2022 At the recent AGM held in St. Andrews Hall on 4th March, an informative talk was given by Elizabeth Scott on the formation of the Pershore Wellbeing Hub currently situated at No.4 High Street. The intention is to refer people who visit the hubContinue Reading

Deborah Overton – ‘2 Abbots, 4 Manors & 2 Parishes’ A fascinating talk was given by Deborah Overton who for 28 years was a landscape archaeologist with Worcestershire Archaeology Service. She looked at the development of Pershore as a settlement from the Iron Age onwards with a focus on theContinue Reading

Visit: Kevin O’Neil’s Organic Orchard – October 2021 Walcot Nursery, Walcot Lane, Drakes BroughtonWednesday 6 October 2021 A keen group of Civic Society members thoroughly enjoyed their visit to Walcot Nursery on a warm, windless October evening. Kevin’s business took shape 20 years ago when he first purchased a nearbyContinue Reading

Visit to Cotswold Churches with Tim Bridges – September 2021 There was an air of excited anticipation as members of the Civic Society set off towards Gloucestershire on a bright and sunny Autumn morning. This was our first outing for nearly two years – Covid 19 having caused postponement ofContinue Reading