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NATIONAL LOTTERY SUCCESS FOR WORCESTER CATHEDRAL

5 October 2017

Worcester Cathedral has received initial support for a £1.2m National Lottery grant to conserve and bring into public use for the first time the 12thcentury Undercroft to College Hall.

WORCESTER CATHEDRAL STONEMASON ACHIEVES A DISTINCTION

22 September 2017

Stonemason Emily Draper recently completed a ‘Cathedrals Workshop Fellowship’ (CWF) two year Foundation Degree course in ‘Applied Historic Building Conservation and Repair’. Worcester Cathedral is pleased to announce that Emily has passed the course with a Distinction.

CITY OF WORCESTER HELPS MUSEUM BOOST INCOME

16 August 2017

The Museum of Royal Worcester will close on 31 October for a major National Lottery funded gallery refurbishment that will take five months to complete. Whilst staff can continue working in the office areas at the Severn Street base, the closure will impact on the Museum Shop, which, as well as providing a service to tourists and city shoppers, contributes a vital income to support care of the collections and ongoing overhead costs.

FAMILY BUSINESS CELEBRATES 80 YEARS OF FARMING IN WYTHALL

28 July 2017

For Becketts Farm, a family farming business in South Birmingham this year marks the celebration of their 80th year farming the land in Wythall – a mammoth milestone of which they are extremely proud.

THOMAS TOMPKINS

26 July 2017

This week a blue plaque is to be erected on 9 College Green in recognition of the great composer Thomas Tomkins’ work. The unveiling on Saturday 29 July at 2pm, is during the Three Choirs Festival in Worcester. This will be just before the afternoon concert in the Cathedral by singers from King’s College, Cambridge, who open their Choral Classics concert with two pieces by Tompkins.

THE CLERGY OF WORCESTER CATHEDRAL HAVE PUBLISHED A BOOK, MARKING THE CENTENARY OF GEOFFREY STUDDERT

21 July 2017

Studdert Kennedy, better known by his nickname of ‘Woodbine Willie’ was a vicar in Worcester and the most famous chaplain of the First World War. He received the Military Cross in 1917 for bravery – retrieving the wounded from ‘no man’s land’ during battle. Even now, his life and writings inspire people to ponder war, life and religious belief.

REPAIRS TO LISTED BRIDGES

5 July 2017

Vital bridge repairs have begun to two listed bridges in a National Trust parkland near Worcester.

DOUBLE WIN FOR CROOME

3 July 2017

The National Trust have been awarded a top prize in the Horticulture Week Custodian Awards 2017.

HOLISTIC GRAZING BOOSTS WILDLIFE

20 June 2017

The National Trust are reaping the benefits after introducing ‘holistic grazing’ to their parkland near Worcester.

CROOME’S A WINNER AT GLITTERING CEREMONY

19 May 2017

A National Trust team has received a sought after accolade at the annual Museums and Heritage Awards which recognizes the innovators and leaders in the world of heritage visitor attractions.