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Jun 7, 2019 - Worcester & The Droitwich Barge Canal

From the Camp House pub mooring we continued south along the River Severn, setting out after a leisurely breakfast on board. There are three manned locks along this stretch, which was a pleasure to hear for the shore crew! The manned locks are all adjacent to nearby weirs but the weirs are well marked and the sign-posts clearly state where we should be. Just a note about photos: If they seem to be taking on a somewhat grey shade, that's because our weather has been fairly consistently grey and there's not end in sight according to...

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Feb 6, 2015 - Worcester

It was a cold but sunny day so we decided to visit the cathedral town of Worcester. The modern shopping area was not much but exploring further we did find Friar Street with a hotchpotch of half-timbered houses and small shops. Towering above the River Severn is the cathedral which has the table tomb of King John (1167-1216) of Magna Carta fame and had a magnificent nave.

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Jan 26, 2015 - Croome

We had changed base to just south of Birmingham near Solihull in order to visit our respective cousins and also to explore the area. Our first visit was to visit Croome a house near Worcester. Although a former stately home (which is currently being renovated) the estate played an important role in World War II as a secret air base which researched and developed radar on to planes. We enjoyed a good walk around the estate and then visited the exhibition on the role of Croome during World War II.

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Mar 11, 2013 - A quick trip into Worcestershire

The sun was shining but it was still bitterly cold so we decided to head to Worcester and then the Malvern Hills. It was an ideal day for either a museum or a car touring day without being out too much in the cold. Our first stop was the Worcester Porcelain Museum. This told the story of Royal Worcester one of the largest porcelain factories in England which had been in production for 150 years. However they no longer made "pot" as Tony's Grandmother used to call it in Worcester. It was an interesting museum with some stunning examples of...

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Oct 7, 2008 - Off to Sandies

I break my time in Scotland to fly down and see Bryan and Sandie in Droitwich, just north or Worcester, in the midlands, not far from the Welsh border. It is a town built on massive salt deposits, the baths here are known for their healing properties. I spent quite a bit of time at the Edinburgh airport as my bus was an early one, and didn't arrive here til late in the evening. We had fish and chip tea.... almost as good as home, the difference was we had curry sauce on the chips. It was quite delicious :-)

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