News and Events
The HERITAGE CENTRE is also open on various occasions throughout the year to celebrate important local events such as the Plum Festival in August. PHHS talks are held at Wulstan Hall, Priest Lane, Pershore; the programme is listed below, and visitors are welcome.
All meetings are held at Wulstan Hall, Priest Lane (next to the school), Pershore, and begin at 7.30pm unless indicated otherwise.
Society members £1 at the door.
Visitors welcome, £2 at the door.
7 September 2017
Talk by Judy Dale, 'Pershore Abbey: Tales from the Stones'.
Dr Dale is a Churchwarden at the Abbey, and her love for the building shone through her talk, sharing with us her knowledge of the stories found amongst the stones, the monuments and the objects. She took us on an odyssey including green men on the vaulted ceiling and a cross-legged knight below, and Thomas Woodward, a local artist in the 18th century; then there was Tipu, and tigers, and cardinal spiders. Wonderful stuff. (Review by Susanne Atkin)
Thursday 5 October 2017, 7.30pm
Talk by Bernard Pumfrey, 'Oxford Continued plus Cambridge etc'.
The historic rivalry between the country's top two competing universities, Oxford and Cambridge, will be highlighted. Bernard, a regular speaker at our meetings, will focus on the architecture of the two cities and their educational achievements.
2 November 2017
Talk by Paul Harding, 'Gunpowder, Treason and Plot'.
Paul, together with Helen Lee, are experienced historical interpreters who will be known to many as Discover History. They won the award for Community Engagement at this year's Worcestershire Education Awards. Hold on to your seats, people. It could be an explosive night!
7 December 2017
Talk by Ron Galivan, 'WW2 wartime Christmas, Ladies on the Home Front', Wulstan Hall, 7.30pm.
4 January 2018
Talk by David Phillips, 'We Three Kings', Wulstan Hall, 7.30pm.
1 February 2018
Talk on 'From time to time. A day in the life of a Victorian Lady', speaker tba, Wulstan Hall, 7.30pm.
1 March 2018
AGM, followed by in-house entertainment. Wulstan Hall, 7.30pm.
NEWS and PAST EVENTS
Pershore Heritage Centre closes at the end of October for the winter, and re-opens at Easter 2018.
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How the Pershore Plum Won the Great War, edited by Jenni Waugh and Maggie Andrews, published by The History Press 2016.
PHHS members contributed research to this book published for the WW1 in the Vale HLF-funded project, together with members of Pershore Women's Institute who celebrated their centenary in 2016. The Heritage Centre will have more copies soon, but it is also available from various outlets in Pershore and online from the usual suspects.
Copies of the WW1 trail are still available for free from the PHC. An expanded, updated, and better illustrated version of this trail will be available on the website soon.
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Monday 28 August 2017: PERSHORE PLUM FESTIVAL
The Heritage Centre was open and we sold a good number of jigsaws and secondhand books to raise funds. Thanks to everyone who made a purchase.
Books are still available for 50p each at the Heritage Centre until the end of October.
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