Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Worcester Christmas Fayre

I recently visited Worcester, for the annual Christmas Fayre.

This was one of Woods Coaches’ trips. I always enjoy going on somebody else’s trips – it’s nice to be able to let somebody else do any necessary worrying!

Worcester is a splendid city, and one which I really ought to take a Coach Trip to before long.

During this weekend in late November, the city is particularly busy, with a Victorian-style street market along the picturesque street known as New Street and Friar Street. There is also a funfair in the little square at the beginning of New Street.

I visited the Grey Friars, now owned by the National Trust, and was particularly pleased to note that the Tudor House Museum, an excellent museum formerly run by, but unfortunately closed by, the City Council, has partly reopened under the auspices of a local Trust.

As one should in such a fine cathedral city, I paid another visit to the Cathedral, with its Norman crypt. King John (well, most of him) and Prince Arthur are buried here.

In the morning, we had a stop at Webbs of Wychbold, one of the country’s biggest Garden Centres.

Yes, I enjoyed the day.