In the 1960’s Droitwich was a very small town with a miniscule population of less than 7,000 people living there. However, since then, many people have been leaving Birmingham for various reasons leading to Droitwich becoming a dormitory town for the large conurbation. Most of the new housing estates were built in the 70’s and 80’s and has resulted in Droitwich becoming a town of some considerable size and importance.
Droitwich is located on the river Salwarpe, and is consequently vulnerable to flooding. In July 2007 Droitwich suffered badly with the floods along with many other riverside towns up and down the UK. The water from the river flooded the high street and left many shops unable to re-open for business for nearly a year.
Within Droitwich there are six different churches. There’s an Anglican church of St Andrew’s which was built in the Norman era and it’s thought that Saint Richard was baptised there.