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Worcester

Worcester

Worcester is home to its wonderful Cathedral, this cathedral is the only one in the country that has a round chapter house which makes it very unique.  Another factor that makes the cathedral stand out across the country is the fact that it’s home to the tomb of King John.  The building of the cathedral started many years ago in 1084 and was named The Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary.

There are three different main modes of transport used by locals and others traveling into Worcester, these are: rail, road and bus.  Due to the fact Worcester is so accessible to everyone it makes the city a very popular place for everyone to visit whether it’s for shopping, sightseeing or scenic views.

Up until the late 20th century Worcester was a very important city for the Gloving Industry.  This industry peaked between 1790 and 1820, at this point about 30,000 people were employed across 150 different companies.  This made Worcestershire home to over half of all glove manufacturers.

In the city, at the end of the High Street, there was a music shop which was ran by Sir Edward Elgar’s father subsequently Elgar was born very close to the city in a village called Broadheath.  To remember Elgar in his hometown there was a statue of him placed at the end of the High Street, not too far from where his father’s shop was situated.  For further information about Elgar, click this link for The Elgar Birthplace Museum and Visitor Centre.