Explore Worcester’s history at the Virtual Time Travel Trail event


Residents and visitors will be able to take a step back in time and see local history as they have never seen it before at a Virtual Time Travel Trail event later this month.

The free event will see historic photos of Worcester and memories from local people projected on to three buildings in the city and there will be further internal light projections at other venues.

The Virtual Time Travel Trail will take place on Thursday 27 October from 6pm until 10pm.

Old photos will be projected on to The Commandery, St Swithun's Church and the corner of Cornmarket.

There will be other projections inside various other historic buildings around the city which will be open for the evening.

The Guildhall will be open for visitors to take a look at the 1950s High Street exhibition and the rear courtyard of the Tudor House Museum will see projections illustrating everyday life and change.

Worcester Cathedral will be open from 6pm until 9pm, with a display of local history including 1950s, Victorian inventions and even Anglo Saxon times. Guides will take visitors on a journey to explore the cathedral at night.

The history of Greyfriars will see projections in its garden and Henry Sandon Hall at Royal Worcester Porcelain will be showing a digitally remastered 1951 film on the process of producing Worcester Porcelain

Worcester City Museum and Art Gallery will show projections on Worcester's gloving industry and collection, as well as offering refreshments in the Balcony café. The café at the Commandery will also be open for those seeking refreshments.

Hope Church in St Martin's Quarter will be showing the Worcester Mela film and The Hive will be showing archive film clips in its café.

Inside the Infirmary Museum, City Campus, there will be projections illustrating Worcester's medical history.

The projections are being created by the internationally-renowned Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

Councillor Lucy Hodgson, chair of Worcester City Council's Place and Economic Development Committee, said: "I'm sure this event will prove very popular – it promises to be a great evening of entertainment and an opportunity to hear the stories of local people as never before."

The event forms part of Worcester Life Stories, a collaborative project between Worcester City Council's Historic Environment Record and Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care Trust, bringing together archived heritage, digital technology, and community events to promote public health and wellbeing through accessible, shared local history. The project is funded thanks to National Lottery players and supported by several partner organisations. 

Time Travel Trail outside St Swithun's Church.
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