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

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