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

Visit to Hook Norton Brewery – September 2022 A party of 15 travelled across the North Cotswolds to the village of Hook Norton and the brewery which bears its name. After a good lunch, for some of us, we were ready to meet Leon our guide and start on ourContinue Reading

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

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