Pershore Plum BOOK CoverPershore Heritage & History Society and Pershore WI have been working with the University of Worcester to celebrate 100 years of the WI and commemorate the work of local people to feed the nation during the Great War.

We will be turning up at local events, running children’s workshops in Pershore Library and our exhibition will tour the county so watch out for WW1 in the Vale near you.

Look out for our new book: ‘How the Pershore Plum Won the Great War’, a book published by the History Press based on our research!  Available in local bookshops and from our Festival events!



4 August 2016 – Make Cuthbert Bunnies with artist, Sarah Millin, and the WI: FREE Children’s Workshop
2pm – 4pm, Pershore Library

20 August 2016 – How the Pershore Plum Won the Great War: book launch event
10am – 2.30pm in Plum Alley, beside Asda, Pershore

27 & 29 August 2016 – PERSHORE PLUM FESTIVAL: WW1 Home Front Pop-up cafe, displays and craft workshops in the Town Hall and Open House at the Pershore Heritage Centre
10am-4pm in Pershore Town Hall

1 September 2016 – ‘How the Pershore Plum Won the Great War’: talk for Pershore Heritage & History Society
7.30pm at Wulstan Hall, Priest Lane, Pershore
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4 October 2016 – ‘How the Pershore Plum Won the Great War’: talk for Pershore Civic Society (For event details, see
7.00pm at St Andrews Centre, Pershore

20 Nov 2016 – Pershore WI Centenary Celebration Service
Exhibition displays and cake after the service.
2.30pm at Pershore Abbey

10 December 2016 – Enjoy a Home Front Christmas at the Mayor’s coffee morning with the Two Daring Young Men’s musical accompaniment
Taste the WW1 plum pudding before it goes off to the troops and help us to celebrate the successful completion of WW1 in the Vale project
11am – 2pm at Pershore Town Hall