Rediscover Dandy Row

Published Friday, 6th February 2015

This weekend (Saturday 14 February) Families are being offered the opportunity to discover a long forgotten street of Worcester and bring back to life Dandy Row.

As part of the Love Worcester Festival, Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service are inviting families to come along and discover more about Dandy Row, one of Worcester's forgotten streets.

Families will be able to handle everyday objects that some of the early 20th century Dandy Row residents would have recognised, as well as draw some of the characters and hear stories around them.

Angie Downton, Senior Archives Assistant, said:  'Dandy Row captured our imagination when we were researching the streets on an old photo taken around 1900. When we delved deeper we discovered Isaac Webb, Ethel Wale, and Mrs Tandy, the washer-woman who could be straight out of a Dickens novel, but actually lived in this small Worcester terrace. This event will give children the chance to find out more about some of these people and what their lives might have been like'.

The event takes place on Saturday 14 February from 10am until 3pm at The Hive, and is suitable for all ages.

For more information email Explorethepast@worcestershire.gov.uk  or telephone 01905 766352.