Cotheridge Lane, Eckington, Worcester, WR10 3BA, United Kingdom
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Born 2nd June 1857 - Died 23rd Feb 1934 One of the world's leading classical music composer - Pomp and Circumstance Marches; and his Cello Concerto (played by Jacqueline du Pres).
My photograph is of his birth place at Lower Broadheath, a village about 4 miles north west of the town centre but without its own VT page.
The Commandery is a very good English Civil War museum in a half timbered Tudor house alongside of a canal. Worcester was the scene of the first battle of the Civil War and also the last in 1651, the Battle of Worcester and the city remained staunchly Royalist. THere are a lot of exhibits and interactive displays. A small entrance fee is charged. History buffs will really enjoy this.
The Beauchamp Tomb
A particularly colourful and pretty tomb in the western aisle of Worcester Cathedral, dating from the late 1300's. Sir Thomas Beauchamp and his lady (we think) lie side by side, their heads resting on black swans. Sir Thomas rose quickly to knighthood in 1385, in the reign of Richard ll, but was executed for treason in 1388. Poor man obviously trod on some influential toes in his rise to power and glory!
More than just a cricket team..
"Worcester Cathedral in the Springtime"
This wonderful Cathedral,is one of 27 in England,and I think one of the finest.As you wander round inside,you can imagine all the "goings on "throughout time.The hiding of the locals from the not-so friendly gentry from the next county.
I would imagine even the most unreligious of people would be touched here,especially at Christmas time when the choirs are in full voice,the candles are all lit and the decorations are tastefully adorning the walls and ceilings.
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