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Seeing the wood, not the trees, in city’s history

What do Costa Coffee (High Street), the Commandery Museum and Lush Cosmetics all have in common?  They are just a few of the many timber-framed buildings which still exist today, thanks to the conservation work of architects FWB ‘Freddie’ and Mary Charles from the 1950s to the 1980s. A fascinating new walking trail has now been created, which takes in eleven timber-framed buildings in...
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Historic Worcester building restored to former glory

A historic Worcester building said to be visited by Queen Elizabeth I has been restored to its former glory thanks to a £15,000 investment by Worcester City Council. The exterior of Queen Elizabeth House in Trinity Street had suffered from wear and tear and the impact of traffic fumes, but is now looking nearly as good as it did when it was first built in the 1570s. Loose areas of...
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Have your say on conservation plans for historic Lark Hill

Worcester City Council is seeking feedback from local people on its draft appraisal for the Lark Hill Conservation Area (surrounding WR5 2EQ), which lies to the north of Worcester and is of significant Georgian architectural and historic interest. A public exhibition about the Lark Hill appraisal will be held at St. Martin’s Parish Centre, London Road, Worcester on Tuesday February 21 from...
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Loads of half-term fun at Love Worcester Heritage Festival

There’s a huge variety of fun and engaging activities to look forward to during half term week (18 to 26 February), at a range of historic locations and museums in Worcester. 22 activities will be held at twelve venues during the city’s Love Worcester Heritage Festival, an annual event which showcases 2,000 years of Worcester’s history, creativity and culture.   There are...
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Worcester war memorials noted nationally for historic significance

Historic England, the public body that looks after England's historic environment, has added four of Worcester’s First World War memorials to the National Heritage List for England. This follows a decision to grant these memorials Grade II listed status, because of their special historic and architectural interest. The Heritage List is the only official and up-to-date database of all...
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Make a right royal visit to Worcester's Guildhall

Follow in the footsteps of Her Majesty the Queen and King George III, and make your own pilgrimage to Worcester’s magnificent Guildhall on National Heritage Day (Sunday 11 September). The history of the Guildhall will be brought to life with costumed characters and guided tours, as part of the Heritage Open Days campaign. “I am really looking forward to welcoming visitors to The...
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National acclaim for Faithful City’s commitment to heraldry

Worcester City Council has won a prestigious national award for its use of heraldic coats of arms to strengthen the city and organisation’s identity. The Corporate Heraldry Award, which is sponsored by the national Heraldry Society and is made bi-annually, has been presented in the past to Thames Valley Police, the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, the Company of Master Jewellers,...
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Worcester to bid for official ‘Heritage City’ status

Worcester, the quintessentially English city which boasts Elgar’s birthplace, the Cathedral in which King John lies and a major role in the establishment of democracy as the site of the final battle in the Civil War, is to bid for official ‘Heritage City’ status. An estimated £2 million is being invested over the next three years to enhance Worcestershire’s heritage and cultural offer –...
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