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 the
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 the
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 Bismarck
Talk: Dennis Williams – Pershore Airfield February 4th 2020 A fascinating talk presented by Dennis Williams covering the years when both Defford and Pershore (known locally as Throckmorton) airfields were used by the Royal Radar Establishment for flight trials. Both having ceased operations by 1981.
February 5th 2019 A fascinating evening showing postcards and photos of Pershore’s past including many of the old racecourse situated opposite Defford Road which opened in 1899 moving behind what is now the High School in 1934. One photo featured “Bruiser” Woods the official race starter in 1929 and grandfather