stream The club also has a junior section of Under 16, Under 18 & Under 21 sides. Wychavon is a local government district in Worcestershire, England.Its council is based in the town of Pershore, and the other towns in the district are Droitwich Spa and Evesham.The district extends from the south-east corner of Worcestershire north and west. 'Mr Humphreys... station engineer'), 2005/10/21, at, Matthew Dresch: "NatWest branches to close in Malvern and Droitwich Spa causing concern among residents" 5 December 2016, at,, "45 ans de jumelage : Histoire de cités Le jumelage à Voiron", "Droitwich Spa Voiron à l'heure anglaise",, Articles needing additional references from October 2007, All articles needing additional references, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles with unsourced statements from May 2018, Articles needing additional references from July 2011, Articles with unsourced statements from July 2011, Articles needing cleanup from September 2019, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 2 November 2020, at 16:23. The Junction canal linked Droitwich to the Worcester and Birmingham Canal. County of Herefordshire. [12] St. Augustine's at Dodderhill, completed in 1220 and rebuilt in the 18th century on a hill, was the site of a former Roman fort and a later Anglo-Saxon church. Output areas often include some unbuilt parts. endobj The Middlewich pit, located between the two, was adversely affected by brine extraction at the other two pits and fell into disuse. Because of its value the brine was divided into shares, one share comprising 6,912 imperial gallons (31,420 l) which produced eight long tons (8.1 t) of salt annually in the set boiling period. The railway station, formerly on the Great Western Railway, is just outside the town centre with trains to Birmingham, Worcester, Kidderminster and Stourbridge. endstream 12 0 obj These are the Droitwich Barge Canal built by James Brindley in 1771 and the Droitwich Junction Canal built in 1854. As a result, parts of the town succumbed to subsidence.[7]. There are six churches in Droitwich including the Anglican church of 8 0 obj He was responsible for the redevelopment of Droitwich as a Spa. Source: UK Office for National Statistics (web). In 1714 the first Turnpike in Worcestershire was opened to Worcester. <> Following the resignation of a Parish Councillor from the South Ward of Warndon Parish council, and the receipt by the Returning Officer of the required number of requests from local electors, a by-election will be held to fill the vacancy. [11] There are a number of estate agents. The natural Droitwich brine contains 2 1⁄2 pounds per imperial gallon (0.25 kg/l) of salt; ten times stronger than sea water and rivalled only by the Dead Sea. stream Population. Following specialist inspections at Droitwich Spa Brine Baths on 12 December 2008, the facility was closed to allow further building investigations to take place and to avoid any potential hazard to the public or staff. Pumps were used to draw brine, and production increased. Steynor in the 17th century discovered the pit and set up business for himself, but eventually due to the lack of brine he failed to compete with the town monopoly. The original Brine Baths have long since closed, but a new brine bath (part of the Droitwich Spa private hospital) opened to the public for relaxation and hydrotherapy but this too was closed in December 2008 due to a dispute between the operator and Wychavon District Council over health and safety inspections. In 2019 the tired 1970s Emmanuel Church building at Chawson was demolished and was replaced with a new modern hall.[17]. In the mid-19th century, Droitwich became famous as a spa town. Following its closure various schemes were proposed, with significant legal and commercial arguments as to the viability of re-building and reopening this facility. <> A local family named Wintour owned up to 25 salt evaporating pans in the area by the 1600s. endobj 6 0 obj 2 0 obj %���� In July 2007, Droitwich was hit heavily by the UK-wide flooding caused by some of the heaviest rainfall in many years. Social grade is a classification based on occupation and it enables a household and all its members to be classified according to the job of the main income earner. Northampton is the largest town without city status. The flooding was pictured in UK-wide news, having flooded the majority of the heavily subsided high street. Name County / District Population Census 2001-04-29 Population Census 2011-03-27 Population Estimate 2018-06-30 ; Droitwich (Droitwich Spa) Worcestershire: 22,880: 23,504: A commemorative plaque was unveiled by Lt. Col. Patrick Holcroft the Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire in Victoria Square on 1 June 2014. The Norbury has an active youth theatre for ages 12 to 18. Brine rose naturally to the surface at three sites along the River Salwarpe within Vines Park in the centre of Droitwich. Notice of Uncontested Election 9 0 obj Droitwich Archery Society, based at the Droitwich Rugby Football Ground, is a target archery club that was formed in 1967, and is affiliated to The Grand National Archery Society. West Midlands Railway passengers for Birmingham can use services in … The town was called Salinae[2] in Roman times, then later called Wyche, derived from the Anglo-Saxon Hwicce kingdom, referred to as "Saltwich" according to Anglo-Saxon charters, with the Droit (meaning "right" in French) added when the town was given its charter on 1 August 1215 by King John. endobj [12] The church tower was demolished in the 1920s after becoming dangerous due to land subsidence. The underground brine reservoirs were only 200 feet (61 m) deep and in 1725 boreholes were sunk to the base of the pits, accessing brine in almost unlimited quantities and independent of the natural brine flow, and the monopoly ceased. Unlike other places, the medicinal benefits were not derived from drinking the spa water, which is almost saturated brine, but from the muscular relief derived from swimming and floating in such a dense, concentrated salt solution, at the town's brine baths (first opened in 1830). Coaches are running between Droitwich Spa, Bromsgrove and Longbridge. Worcester (/ ˈ w ʊ s t ər / WUUS-tər) is a city, and county seat of, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States.Named after Worcester, Worcestershire, England, as of the 2010 Census the city's population was 181,045, making it the second-most populous city in New England after Boston. Droitwich shopping is mainly focused in the traditional town centre around Victoria Square, leading to the St Andrew's Square shopping centre and down to the original High Street, with its local pubs and an eclectic mix of traditional shops. St Andrew's, a Norman building where St Richard was probably baptised. Farmers' markets are also held regularly in Victoria Square. [5], The town is situated on massive deposits of salt, and salt has been extracted there since ancient times. 3 0 obj Other local sports include boxing, judo, Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Ju Jitsu and tennis. In 1714 the first Turnpike in Worcestershire was opened to Worcester. Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019 See More. <> The Droitwich Spa pyramid of schools works on a three tier system, with one high school: (Droitwich Spa High School); two middle schools (Witton Middle School and Westacre Middle School); and nine first schools (Chawson, Cutnall Green, Hindlip, Ombersley, St. Peter's, St. Joseph's (a Primary School feeding into Blessed Edward Oldcorne High School, Worcester), Tibberton, Westlands—originally Boycott Farm First School—and Wychbold First Schools). However, tabulated area figures refer to (typically smaller) actual built-up areas in order to present a more realistic population density. "the river which throws up salt" which overflows from the salt brines. Unusually the brine was fully saturated with sodium chloride, and was extremely valuable because it was economic to boil, and the yield of salt was high. Many shops in the high street remained closed almost a year later. There are also a number of other chapels including Methodist, Baptist and a vibrant Salvation Army hall. Rock salt and brine was extracted by the Romans and this continued through to the Middle Ages. The Norbury Theatre hosts regular shows year-round, including an annual pantomime, and also shows films. ��`�F#5D�Z0��v�h�w��Y ��K����"��C���|.z��!ѕ� �kQf0!���d�u�U>��0��bSƨ2B$C�Ũs"�z�ީ rr�KȪ��][�Ϻ�xb�ΉWJ�Ή�W��ΉX��Ή�Xr�*'VN,Q¤pVN,¨�pVNlbV7��Ć�>��?u��L�s��h�����g]=���rx(�'�쇸�X �equ�yOK�����J��$�ܛQ������7 Census. <> Droitwich remained a fairly small town until the 1960s, when the population was still barely 7,000, but since then it has grown considerably from overspill from Birmingham with many housing estates being developed in the 1970s and '80s. Droitwich's first workhouse was set up on Holloway in 1688[8] and the last finally abolished in the 1920s. The spa water at Droitwich is the warmest in the United Kingdom outside Bath, but it does not meet the most common definition of a hot spring as the water is below standard human body temperature. A commemorative plaque was unveiled by Lt. Col. Patrick Holcroft the Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire in Victoria Square on 1 June 2014. In the central St Andrew's Square shopping precinct are several chain stores. 5 0 obj <> Droitwich children are also educated at schools outside the town including Worcester's Royal Grammar School and the King's School, Hawford Lodge, the Grange, Bromsgrove School with others typically travelling to Birmingham, Kidderminster, Hagley and Stourbridge by rail. 2011-03-27. <>>> It is located approximately 22 miles (35 km) south of Birmingham and 7 miles (11 km) north of Worcester. Some of the 2001 figures are approximate values. There is also a Spar on Oakland Avenue, a Tesco Express on Primsland plus a new Sainsbury's store and petrol station and Marks & Spencer's store and petrol station being constructed. In 2008, a new Aldi store opened on the small retail park by Roman Way while the new Parkridge Retail Park was opened in 2007 with two new stores, Carpetright, since closed, and Land of Leather. There is also the private Dodderhill School (formerly named Whitford Hall and Dodderhill), an independent school for girls from 3 to 16 years (with some boys present in the nursery school). 4 0 obj The transmitting station was sited near Droitwich, which was close to UK centres of population when it was established in the 1930s. [13] St Peter's, built on the site of a former Saxon church, has parts, including the chancel, that date from Norman times, and has a memorial to Edward Winslow, one of the Pilgrim Fathers, who was born in the parish. This is a list of the 1000 largest cities and towns in the United Kingdom by population.Please note that this list is unrelated to local authority boundaries, and is instead based on urban sub-divisions. at, Full text of "Worcestershire place names" at, "Droitwich Spa housing proposals - Google My Maps", The workhouse: Droitwich, Worcestershire at, "Exhibition at Droitwich Heritage Centre", Hereford and Worcester > About Worcestershire >"Droitwich calling" (comment by Max Sinclair, ref.


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