Pershore Heritage and History Society

Welcome to the website for the PHHS and the Heritage Centre. Pershore Heritage and History Society organises talks on history (visitors welcome), and outings for its members.


The Heritage Centre (in the Town Hall, 34 High Street) is managed by the PHHS and is entirely staffed and run by volunteers. The aim is to preserve and celebrate the rich heritage of this small market town in the Vale of Evesham, Worcestershire. The medieval Abbey and Bridge and the fine Georgian buildings are now the most striking features of the town but the Heritage Centre explores many different aspects of life in the area.

Please note that this website is still under construction, and pages will be added over the coming months.

Next PHHS meeting:

Thursday 6 September 2018

'Florence Nightingale - her life, illnesses and the Cold Water cure'

by Dr John Harcup


Please note: there are still no further details about the two outings in September and October. It is hoped that the Chair of the Society will be providing details soon.


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Heritage Centre - opening will extend into November 2018, to mark the end of the centenary of the Great War. Details of days and times tba.


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PHHS members took part in a project called WW1 in the Vale and received HLF-funding (2015-2016). Some of that research and the activities we took part in will be included on this website.


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Anyone with connections to Pershore, through their family or by having lived in the area, is encouraged to contact us and share your information (see Contacts). The PHC has a large collection of folders compiled by volunteers on a variety of subjects, including families, places, local villages, and buildings. All are available to view by visitors and researchers.


Latest News

Pershore Heritage Centre is open, with a new look and all-new displays. See Heritage Centre page.


Worcestershire Remembers:

Pershore Heritage Centre will be taking part in 'Worcestershire Remembers' at Worcester Guildhall on Saturday 4 August 2018.

The event is part of the commemorations of the last year of the Great War. It will feature many WW1 projects that have taken place in the county over the last four years.


Pershore Times:

PHC volunteers and PHHS members are writing short articles for publication each month. Copies (free) available from local shops and supermarkets, and from the publisher, Hughes & Co, entrance from Pershore Market car park.