17th Aug, 2017

Illustrated talk - Highlights of Historic Droitwich - to be given on Monday

AN ILLUSTRATED talk on the Historic Droitwich project – Its Streets and People – will be given by project lead and chair Lyn Blewitt on Monday (April 24).

The event, Highlights of Historic Droitwich, will take place at 7.30pm in the Fire Station Training Room, Friar Street.

The Heritage Lottery project ran from October 2014 to last month and was undertaken by the Droitwich and Dodderhill History Research Group (previously known as Dodderhill Parish Survey project).

It enabled the group to undertake documentary research and employ specialist workers.

Some of the buildings in High Street and Friar Street can be seen to be timber-framed but some are now hidden behind brick frontages.

Dendrochronologists and historic building surveyors spent many hours identifying important features which has not only led them to date the timber-framed buildings, but also to identify the development of the buildings from types known in 1340 (an open hall house), to a style known elsewhere in the country but the first of this type to be discovered in Worcestershire.

Providing detailed information for these historically important buildings is important to secure and promote the heritage of Droitwich.

Those behind the project say it would not have been possible without the support of Heritage Lottery funding.

The event on Monday is free but donations are welcome to fund the ongoing maintenance costs of the project website www.historicdroitwich.org.uk Рvisit there for more information or call Claire Lloyd on 01905 771865.

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