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

Visit: Malvern – July 2021 On Wednesday July 21st members of Pershore Civic made their visit to Malvern, some two years after our invitation from the Malvern Civic Society, the visit having had to be postponed due to the pandemic. We were welcomed by Malvern’s Chairman Andrew Huntley and afterContinue Reading

September 11th 2019 Once a thriving carpet factory, the Stour Vale Mill is now home to the only Carpet Museum in the country and has four galleries that illustrate the history of design and industry in Kidderminster. September saw a visit to this museum which is now housed in whatContinue Reading

Birmingham with Tim Bridges, Conservation Adviser for the Victorian Society July 19th 2019 This visit led by Tim Bridges, Conservation Adviser for the Victorian Society, looked at some of the less familiar, discovering Birmingham’s hidden suburbs, houses, church and industrial buildings in the city of a thousand trades, enjoying architectureContinue Reading

June 6th 2019 A statue of Pan welcomed us to Eckington Manor, which is secreted away in a corner of its namesake village just across the River Avon. The steel figure, by Paul Richardson, is wielding a horn and a cornucopia brimming over with ripe fruits and vegetables. It’s fitting,Continue Reading

May 14th 2019 14th May dawned bright and warm for the visit to Morton Hall Gardens where we were met by Harry Green, the Head Gardener who gave a brief history of the house and site followed by a tour of the garden. This began with the meadow, covered inContinue Reading

September 20th 2018 The visit started well with coffee and cakes provided by the Cathedral and meeting the librarian Dr. David Morrison, before entering the Library which houses the second largest collection of mediaeval manuscripts in any cathedral in the UK including music ranging from mediaeval to Elgar, documents usedContinue Reading

4th July 2018 On 4th July Duncan Cadbury led 16 members of Pershore Civic Society on a visit to the Bournville Village Trust founded by George Cadbury in1900. Today the village covers 1,000 acres situated in south west Birmingham and includes around 8,000 mixed tenure houses providing accommodation for aboutContinue Reading