Droitwich’s Civic Fortnight 10th - 24th June 2017

Nationally, Civic Day is being celebrated with numerous events on 17th June.

Droitwich Spa Civic Society have gone one better! They are celebrating Droitwich's heritage over a whole fortnight.

The focus of the event is timber-framed buildings in Droitwich town centre.

The event, is organised by Droitwich Spa Civic Society together with the support of Droitwich History & Archaeology Society will be using information gleaned from the Historic Droitwich HL project. The fortnight will give you and your friends the opportunity to see or visit buildings featured in the Historic Droitwich HL project. There will be four tours (Historic Town Tour, Historic Buildings Tour and two of St Andrew's Church) plus a self-guided tour around Staryard. Other shops and St Andrew's Church are hosting displays and we are extremely grateful to that support at a time when the High Street is being renovated, but very accessible to pedestrians with businesses functioning as normal. Do come and visit and bring your friends.

DISPLAYS

  • Tom Lymer's - Droitwich High Street,; Droitwich Floods;
  • Bullocks - window display
  • Hereford House - Droitwich's own recently discovered Wealden House (the first to be identified in Worcestershire)
  • Jewels - Our earliest building a 1340 Hall House
  • Staryard - What to look for in Staryard: timbers, architecture, the historic fire damage, the recently discovered wall paintings, and the recent re-roofing.
  • St Andrew's Church - Maps, Priory House, Timber-framed building techniques

TOURS

  • Staryard - A self-guided tour will take you round the building and highlight important features to discover in each room.
  • Saturday 10th June 11 am - Town Walk -starting from St Richard's House, Victoria Square. £2.00 per person
  • Saturday 10th June 2 pm - A guided tour of St Andrew's Church with Paul Jones, looking at the architecture
  • Sunday 11th June 2.30 pm - Historic Droitwich tour starting outside Priory House, Friar Street with Lyn Blewitt. This tour will provide a detailed insight into the timber-framed buildings recently researched by the Historic Droitwich HL project. Donations towards maintaining http://www.historicdroitwich.org.uk website. Please book in advance with Claire (771865) 
  • Saturday 17th June 3 pm - guided tour St Andrew's Church A guided tour of St Andrew's Church with Paul Jones, looking at the architecture. Informative brochures will be available from shops at the end of next week, but in the meantime a poster (on display now) is copied below.