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Talk & Taste: How the Pershore Plum won the Great War

This exhibition and talk at St Swithin’s Church, Worcester, on Monday 21 November explores how life changed for people in one Worcestershire town during the First World War.

plum swithin web

Pershore residents cultivated and preserved fruit and vegetables to combat wartime food shortages, helped by land girls, Boy Scouts, German POWs and Belgian refugees. There will be samples of WW1 food to try accompanied by mulled wine, including jam made from the famous Pershore plums, a staple food for troops during the conflict.

It also provides an opportunity to see inside St. Swithun’s Church, an impressive Grade I listed Georgian building located in the heart of Worcester. It has an outstanding interior, retaining all the furnishings of its time, including box pews, early English organ and rare triple-decker pulpit, and is currently the focus of a multi-million pound Heritage Lottery bid, with plans to repair and conserve the building.

WHEN: Monday, 21 November 2016 from 18:30 to 20:30

WHERE: St. Swithun’s Church – Church Street High Street, Worcester, WR1 2RH

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beinghumanlogostandardThis event is part of the Being Human festival – the UK’s only national festival of the humanities. As our festival events are free, not everyone who asks for tickets come to our events. To make sure we have a full house, we allocate more tickets than there are seats. We do our best to get the numbers right, but unfortunately we occasionally have to disappoint people. Admission is on a first-come-first-served basis, so please arrive in good time for the start of the event.




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