Saturday, July 22, 2017

Talk: A Droitwich Photo Album & Research project update

28 February 2015

Dodderhill Parish Survey Project will be moving this Saturday morning meeting to a new venue – Droitwich Library in Victoria Square, Droitwich.
The talk will start at 10 am and finish at 12 noon.
Admission will be £1.00 per person.

The change of venue is not only appropriate to the subject of the talk, but because the focus of our new research project is the historic core of Droitwich – the town adjacent to the parish of Dodderhill and which has always been interconnected.

The meeting is in two parts: first an update on the research project and secondly an illustrated talk showing how buildings in Droitwich have changed over the years.

The project update:
The adjacent parishes of Dodderhill and Droitwich are connected not only by the people who lived and worked but by the supporting farming and salt industries and land ownership. With the close connections the research group are now undertaking a similarly detailed historical research project looking at the historic core of Droitwich (High Street and Friar Street) the people who lived there and buildings where they lived and worked.
This new project is again funded by the Heritage Lottery. Already some historical properties have been the focus of detailed research with dendrochronology (tree ring dates) investigated, and documentary research undertaken to identify the families and uses of the properties.
Details of this new research project will be given – new discoveries, opportunities to be involved, and the specialists who are working with the group to research the buildings.

The illustrated talk
A Droitwich Photo Album – images through the years
An illustrated talk by local author and historian Paul Jones LRPS He is well known for his recent contribution to the publication “Droitwich through time”.

This talk will be illustrated by a series of photographs selected from Paul’s extensive collection to depict local buildings and places as they changed.
There will also be a selection of photographs and maps on display.

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