Find out about the history of Lich Street

Talks Published Tuesday, 18th September 2018

A free event with drop-in talks about the archaeology of Lich Street in Worcester is taking place in the city later this month.

The event entitled Cathedral Square: Dig Lich Street on Saturday 29 September is being held in Cathedral Square by the Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service.

It will give people a chance to find out what is beneath their feet when they are in Cathedral Square.

The remains of medieval and later buildings were found in 2015 during the Dig Lich Street excavation, in advance of the Cathedral roundabout and square redevelopment works. Now all the analysis has been done, more has been learned about this site at the historic centre of Worcester.

Community Archaeologist Nina O'Hare said: "This is a great opportunity to find out more about an important part of Worcester's history. The Dig Lich Street report has just been finished, as it takes time to untangle the story of a site and analyse all the archaeological finds. Now this is done, we want to share what we've learned about Lich Street and the site with everyone."

Lich Street was a medieval thoroughfare that ran from the southern end of the High Street to Friar Street, until the area was developed during the 1960s.

The 20 minute talks start at 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm in Cathedral Square and there will be a finds and information display from 12.00 to 3.00pm. 

For more information contact Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service by emailing explorethepast@worcestershire.gov.uk or calling 01905 7663352.