Watergate near Pensham

April 2nd 2019 A meander along the Avon from Wyre to Pensham with Keith Goddard. Chairman introduced the meeting by pointing out the Saxon sculpture now revealed on the back wall in St. Andrews Hall previously hidden by the piano. One of life’s mysteries as no-one knows what or fromContinue Reading

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 grandfatherContinue Reading

10th April 2018 An entertaining and educational evening with Henry Sandon who identified and valued several items produced by members of the audience including a twin handled C19 vase, a late C19 Dresden vase featuring a street scene and a female Toby Jug by Martha Gunn who used to assistContinue Reading

25th January 2018 An extra talk to those previously booked was given by Nicholas Coleridge CBE who gave a fascinating insight into his life starting with life between school and uni as a cub reporter on the Falmouth Packet newspaper, progressing to working with such well known publications as Tatler andContinue Reading

14th November 2017 During the talk given by James Pettifer in St. Andrews Hall on the origins of what became known as Pettifer’s Yard i.e. 19 High Street, he showed an old map of what was a Saxon settlement around Pershore with the Avon even then becoming known as aContinue Reading

3rd October 2017 A talk was given by Keith Goddard one of the extremely knowledgeable trustees of Number 8, beginning with a little of the history of the building originally called Portland House and much more about the conversion from a very rundown building to a community centre featuring aContinue Reading

The Man and Woman Behind the Music 4th April 2017 As a child, Edward studied the music available to him in his father’s shop, taught himself to play several instruments, and started composing at the age of ten. Later, Edward took over from his father as organist at St George’sContinue Reading

3rd March 2017 Following a well attended AGM, Chris and Karen Cronin gave a fascinating presentation of their efforts in transforming what was once Croom Court’s overgrown kitchen garden, into a lovely example of how it would have originally looked. Rose beds have been planted, derelict greenhouses replaced and everythingContinue Reading