Pershore Heritage Centre
The Heritage Centre is located on the first floor of Pershore Town Hall on the High Street (a lift is available for disabled visitors). Look for the Georgian soldier outside the building! It comprises two rooms of displays, and a series of files containing supporting study material.
The Heritage Centre contains a varied collection of objects, memorabilia, history, and social history mostly related to Pershore. Associated study material such as documents, photographs, notes, and family histories are held in folders in the smaller room and are available for visitors to consult. New folders were recently purchased thanks to our HLF-funded project, WW1 in the Vale. We would like residents, new incomers, and visitors to think of PHC as a useful local resource.
The Heritage Centre is staffed by PHHS volunteers who will be pleased to offer any help they can, and will try to answer any queries. If you would be interested in volunteering please see the Contacts page.
A number of books on local history are available to purchase, including collections of photographs compiled by the late Marion Freeman, a past chairperson of the Society.
PHC closes at the end of October 2017 for the winter, and re-opens at Easter 2018. You have a short while left to see the current displays on:
Women's Land Army (WW1 and WW2),
Pershore police, including whistles and handcuffs,
glove-making and lace-making,
entertainment in Pershore, including programmes from Pershore Amateur Dramatic Society productions, and photos of the Plaza Cinema (formerly in the High Street).
New displays are being planned for 2018/19 which will involve re-organizing the spaces. We have a very busy few months ahead of us. You'll be kept up to date via this website, so do please check back for more information. PHHS meetings, of course, continue throughout the winter (see News and Events).
Pershore Heritage Centre is an important local resource for all the community, and we need your support. Our aim for 2018 is to engage with more local people, particularly schools and heritage groups. More information will be added during the next few months.
Opening Times *
Open from Easter to end of October (dates tba)
*On occasion, it may be necessary to close the Heritage Centre during the advertised opening times. If you are travelling a long distance or are making a special visit it is advisable to telephone beforehand (01386 750094)
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