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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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 projec...

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Jeff Carpenter (1935 - 2021)

Former councllor and Mayor Jeff Carpenter

The death has been announced of former Worcester city councillor and Mayor of the city Jeff Carpenter. He passed away peacefully on 20 December, with his family at his bedside. He was aged 86. Originally hailing from South Wales, Jeff lived in Worcester for much of his life and was a Labour member of the City Council for 27 years from 1973 to 2000,...

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Charter 400 artist commissions go on display

Charter time line Left to right: Barbara Gibson and Marta Kochanek of Gibson Kochanek Studio with Adrian Gregson Charter 400 Project Manager

Three new artworks, commissioned through the Charter 400 project, have gone on public display across Worcester this half-term and will be on display until December. Each artwork tells the story of Worcester's past and present. Adrian Gregson, County and Diocesan Archivist and Charter 400 Project Manager said: "Half-term is a fantastic time to get o...

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Festival celebrates landmark 400th anniversary of Worcester City Charter

Pupils-from-Perry-Wood-Primary-School-join-the-Mayor-and-Deputy-Mayor-of-Worcester-to-launch-the-Charter-Festival Pupils from Perry Wood Primary School, holding a replica of the 1621 Charter - joined by the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Worcester.

On 2 October 1621, James I put his seal to the Charter that granted Worcester the rights and constitution which still form the basis for modern governance of the city today. A series of events are being held to celebrate the 400th anniversary and explore the significance of the Charter.Over the summer you can join a walking tour to explore the stor...

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