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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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Archaeological dig under Worcester car park aims to unearth secrets of city’s past

Archaeologists will start investigating Copenhagen Street car park (WR1 2HB) next week – with the potential to unearth new discoveries on how Worcester has evolved over the past 2,500 years. The investigation, which will be conducted by Wessex Archaeology (www.wessexarch.co.uk) from 5 to 8 October, is part of a programme that seeks to identify what...

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VJ Day 75th anniversary to be marked in Worcester

VJ Day 75th anniversary

The Mayor of Worcester will lead a ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of VJ Day (Victory in Japan), the day on which the Second World War finally came to an end, on Saturday 15 August. Councillor Jo Hodges will open the event at 11am at the Guildhall in High Street. It will include prayers, poetry and a minute's silence. Social distancing requir...

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Lottery backed initiative will help rekindle memories of Worcester life

Central-Worcester---July-1973

An ambitious initiative which uses archived heritage, digital technology and community events to bring people together through their shared memories of Worcester is to be launched by the City Council and the Worcestershire Health and Care (NHS) Trust. Worcester Life Stories (www.worcesterlifestories.org.uk), which will be launched via YouTube on Sa...

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Dig will reveal Worcester’s forgotten industry

Pipe Finds Examples of clay pipes, including Russell pipes, found in Worcester

 The industrial past of one of Worcester's most popular parks is set to be uncovered next week when archaeologists set out to dig up the remains of a clay pipe factory. From Monday (September 16) a team will be onsite at the Green Flag-winning Cripplegate Park in the heart of the city, digging to unearth the kiln where the Russell Pipe Manufac...

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