Heritage At Risk
2013 saw a large number of Worcester Civic Society members helping with an English Heritage project to survey and record all the Grade II listed buildings in Worcester. Having completed the exercise - some1,206 buildings - it was felt that the work should not be wasted and it was decided that we put in place a three-year rolling programme to re-visit and update the buildings in turn.
Just before Christmas we started to raise a request for Lottery funding to help with this work. However just after Christmas we heard that as the pilot exercise had been such a success, they intended to roll out the exercise across the country and as such would be requesting funding on a national level.
This will obviously take time to arrange and in the meantime we are looking at another initiative from English Heritage which is local listing. We have had an initial meeting with Worcester City Council and other meetings are planned throughout June.
It is hoped we can start this project mid to end of July.
The Visit to Worcester by Thomas Jefferson and John Adams
This is a project being undertaken by a member of the Projects and Campaigns Panel to gather information on the visit to Worcester of John Adams (Second President of the United States 1797 – 1801) and Thomas Jefferson (Third President of the United States 1801 – 1809).
It is believed that they stayed at the Hop Pole Inn in Worcester on their way to Blenheim.
The Battle of Worcester Society is hoping to raise funds for a statue to be erected on Fort Royal Hill to celebrate Adam’s speech to the gathering crowds.