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999-year lease will secure future of popular museum

Tudor House Museum in Friar Street, Worcester

A move that will secure the future of one of the city's popular museums will see Worcester City Council take the unusual step of extending a lease – for 999 years. A report to members of the Council's Policy and Resources Committee explains that the decision to extend the lease on the Tudor House Museum has been made by officers under delegated pow...

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New Worcester swordbearer is sworn in, in 400-year-old tradition

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Enjoy a weekend exploring Worcester’s historic attractions

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The Mayor of Worcester is encouraging people to visit Worcester's numerous historic attractions during a weekend of celebration of the city's heritage. Mayor Cllr Louis Stephen will be welcoming visitors to The Guildhall on Saturday 9 September and Sunday 10 September. The Guildhall was built in 1721 and was once the seat of justice for the city, e...

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Memorial unveiled to victims of Second World War bombing in Worcester

Councillor Karen Lewing, Chair of Worcester City Council’s Environment Committee; local resident Irene Allen, who survived the attack in 1940; Cllr Richard Udall, St John’s ward member and sponsor of the project; and historian Dilip Sarkar MBE with the new Meco Memorial. Councillor Karen Lewing, Chair of Worcester City Council’s Environment Committee; local resident Irene Allen, who survived the attack in 1940; Cllr Richard Udall, St John’s ward member and sponsor of the project; and historian Dilip Sarkar MBE with the new Meco Memorial.

A memorial sculpture to the victims of the only fatal German attack on Worcester in the Second World War has been unveiled. The leaf-shaped monument, created by local mosaic artist Victoria Harrison, is the centrepiece of the newly-regenerated Meco Memorial Nature Park, situated close to the Mining Engineering Co Ltd (Meco) works. The factory was t...

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Mayor unveils revamped memorial to Worcestershire soldiers who died in First World War

The Mayor (second from left) with the Worcestershire Ambassadors at the expanded and re-dedicated Worcestershire regiment memorial in Geluveld, Zonnebeke. Photo: Eric Compernolle The Mayor (second from left) with the Worcestershire Ambassadors at the expanded and re-dedicated Worcestershire regiment memorial in Geluveld, Zonnebeke. Photo: Eric Compernolle

The Mayor of Worcester has led the unveiling and rededication of a memorial in Belgium to Worcestershire soldiers who lost their lives in the Battle of Gheluvelt during the First World War. Councillor Adrian Gregson led a Worcestershire delegation to Geluveld, Zonnebeke on Friday March 24 for the ceremony at the renovated and extended memorial to t...

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Book tells the stories of Worcester’s past through photos and memories

The Worcester Life Stories – In The Words Of Local People book

A new book containing photos of old Worcester tells the stories of the city's past through the memories of those who lived and worked in the area. Worcester Life Stories – In The Words Of Local People has been compiled by Worcester City Council's Historic Environment Record Officer Sheena Payne-Lunn and is out just in time for Christmas. The 70-pag...

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More than 4,000 people leave messages of condolence for The Queen at Worcester Guildhall

One of the Books of Condolence at the Guildhall, flanked by macebearers Ken Woodfield and Jenny Killam One of the Books of Condolence at the Guildhall, flanked by macebearers Ken Woodfield and Jenny Killam

A total of 4,450 messages were left in the Books of Condolence opened at Worcester Guildhall following the announcement of the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. Worcester City Council opened the books within hours of the news being released by Buckingham Palace on Thursday, 8 September. The first message to be left was from the Mayor of Wor...

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Footpath closed for work on historic wall

Fort Royal park wall

Part of the pavement on Worcester's London Road, alongside Fort Royal Park, has been temporarily closed so that repairs can be carried out to a damaged wall. The closure has been put in place opposite Green Hill, next to 55 London Road. Signs are in place asking pedestrians to cross to the other side of the road. The closure has been put in place s...

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