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Situated  9 Miles from Worcester and  6 Miles from Evesham it can be reached via the B4084 road.

Pershore Bridge is just a short distance along Bridge Street (B4084 ) towards Evesham; the historic bridge was the scene of skirmishes during the civil war and scars from this are to be seen in the stonework.

Pershore is known for its Georgian architecture and interesting to note that most of the premises in Bridge Street and Broad Street are listed buildings.

With its Gardens and conservation areas occupying 15 hectares and hard-landscape workshop and studios, crop production facilities include a further 12 hectares of fruit and computer controlled glasshouses plus a nursery and a specialist plant unit, it is not surprising that its high reputation is spreading internationally.

Pershore is a market town in Worcestershire, England, on the banks of the River Avon. Pershore is in the Wychavon district and is part of the West Worcestershire parliamentary constituency. At the 2011 census the population was 7,125. The town is best known for Pershore Abbey, Pershore College (now a campus of Warwickshire College), and the plums[1] and pears grown locally.[citation needed]

This small town of about 8000 population has been known in ancient times as “Persere”* and “ Pearsore”.

Set on the banks of the river Avon it offers much for the visitor.

The Pershore Plum Festival is held annually in August to celebrate the local tradition of growing plums including the local varieties Pershore Purple, Pershore Yellow Egg Plum and Pershore Emblem.[1] Activities include crowning the plum princess, a family fun run, plum themed art exhibition and the Plum Fayre. There is also a classic car rally and nearby Worcester Racecourse revived The Land O'Plums Chase from 72 years ago.[3]

The Pershore Plum Festival is held in an around the riverside town of Pershore in Worcestershire. Pershore is an unspoiled, picturesque Market Town, famed for its elegant Georgian architecture and magnificent Abbey. It is surrounded by beautiful countryside and picturesque villages and is a haven for cyclists and ramblers. Pershore is renowned for its independent […]

On the 1st of August 2007 the college merged with the Warwickshire College.

To remember your visit to the Pershore Plum Festival, there is a variety of merchandise you can purchase at all events leading up to, and including, the Bank Holiday Monday Fayre Day. Visitors can choose from bags (both jute and cotton), pens, key rings, aprons and cook books to take home a useful souvenir. For […]

Besides its past and present connection with market gardening and growing of many varieties of plums it once had an important connection with the wool trade by way of sorting and grading.

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The font is believed to be Norman and is decorated with carvings. Outside buttresses added to the main structure now give support to the building and were added in 1913. In 1996/97 when a new floor was being laid, Saxon foundations were found.

Pershore Horticultural College is found by continuing on the B4084 towards Evesham. Founded in 1974 its purpose was to train Horticulture workers, it rapidly gained international recognition and has attracted many overseas students.

Pershore is renowned for its independent shops which offer the discerning shopper an extensive range of purchases. Pershore also has many specialist shops, an undercover market and welcoming pubs and restaurants.

There is also the chance to see a continuous programme of art and craft exhibitions that are set within the coffee bar. Number 8 also serves Homemade cakes, tea and coffee, these are available Monday to Saturday 10am – 4pm.

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The Real Flower Petal Confetti Company can be found by continuing along the B4084 towards Evesham in the small village of Wick, it is here that this company is based. Natural confetti is produced from the petals of delphinium flowers. The flowers are grown and harvested by hand on the farm at Wick, no artificial drying or colouring is used in the  preparation and allows them to biodegrade naturally as blossom.

The church of St Andrew is now redundant but is now a visitor’s centre and during the summer months serves teas.

With its many eating places, Hotels, Pubs, Cafes, and Take-Aways  there is ample provision for the visitor.

Abbey Park includes a bowls club, children's play area and skate board park (2006), consisting of a mini ramp and a street section. The town also contains much elegant Georgian architecture.

Pershore is twinned with Bad Neustadt in Germany and Plouay in France.

The Community Arts Centre  - named No. 8 is situated in the High Street and is close to the junction of Broad Street. It was inspired by the local community, founded by the local community and is now supported by them.

Whilst visiting it is worth taking a short walk in the abbey park, here the stump of a tree has been carved, it is truly a work of art which was completed by the sculptor Tom Harvey.

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New varieties have been produced using wild flower colour essences for subtle colour mixes to match any brides wedding dress.

There is a main high street with numerous independent retail and food outlets, and there are two supermarkets, one in the town and one on the outskirts. The town's independent stores include interior design, homeware and art gallery—Persora, Three Little Pigs, Coffee No. 1 and the Smart Exchange, among numerous others.

It was in 976 that it was destroyed by Aelhire and was restored by Ethewald and Wada and Oddo in 983.


Much of the structures were destroyed by fire and storms during the 13th century and no records exist of the conventual buildings. At the time of the abolition of the monastries the parishioners bought the church for £400 .

It offers the opportunity for visitors to enjoy a diverse arts experience; its friendly atmosphere has attracted many to enjoy the facilities that include a cinema screening mainstream, art house & children’s films as well as being a live events venue programming opera, theatre, music and dance.

Upon his arrival home Charles , who was carrying a bouquet of flowers for his wife, was inspired when a petal fell from the bouquet , for it was then that the idea for petal confetti was born.

The town has a community arts centre, a Volunteer Centre, and a morris dance tradition.[2]

If you were unfortunate enough to miss this years Pershore Plum Festival Fayre Day, fear not, because a fantastic video has been made available showing every part of this years Bank Holiday Monday extravaganza. Extreme thanks must go to John Huntley who produced the video. At nearly an hour long, it may be worth getting […]

Charles Hudson’s Wyke Manor estate is now the British centre for real flower confetti and every year he plants an original design in a 10 acre field, his 2004 Delphinium Union Jack was filmed from the air by national press and TV.

It was visited by the  Guinness  Book of records and the flower flag is in the record book for posterity.

Since 1990 it has been connected to the Royal Horticultural Society (R.H.S) and has featured in its annual shows. The Campus is situated on a site of 60 hectares and provides unrivalled resources for students.

Benefitting from the River Avon flowing parallel to the town, Pershore is the perfect place for a relaxing, enjoyable visit for those looking to escape from the busy hustle and bustle of large cities.

The idea of producing confetti was conceived by the owner Charles Hudson, he was on his way home on a late spring afternoon when he paused outside the local church yard. Strewn around the lych-gate was a sodden mass of coloured paper these being the remains of paper confetti, this had turned the church entrance into an eyesore.