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

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

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

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

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