Share your memories of Nunnery Wood

Worcester woods country park sign Published Thursday, 25th July 2019

Worcester Woods Country Park is celebrating its 40th anniversary and the countryside team wants to hear your memories of the area.

People are invited to attend drop in sessions in August and September to share their memories of the area before the country park opened, and their memories of the opening.

The memories will be recorded to form an oral history of the country park.

The land that became Worcester Woods Country Park was once made up of four farms, Hornhill Farm, Nunnery Farm, Swinesherd Mill and Newtown Grange.

The countryside team are looking for people to talk about their experiences in and around these farms.

Councillor Lucy Hodgson, cabinet member with responsibility for communities at Worcestershire County Council said, “Sharing our memories is an important way of preserving history. We are incredibly proud of the country park, and we can’t wait to hear people’s memories of the opening and hear about the farms that once made up the area.

“I would encourage people to come along and take part and help keep these stories alive for years to come.”

The drop in sessions will be run on Sunday 4th Aug and Sunday 15th Sept, 10am – 3pm in the Meadow Meeting room at the Countryside Centre.                  

If you have a memory but are unable to make these dates then please get in touch with Tanya on tfeasey@worcestershire.gov.uk or either pop into the Countryside Reception or phone us on 01905 766155.