A Survey of Historic Parks and Gardens in Worcestershire
Written by Richard Lockett and edited, compiled and designed by Jane Patton
Hereford and Worcester Gardens Trust, 2019
This second edition of a Survey first published in 1997, contains over two hundred illustrations in addition to 250 maps and plans. It highlights 226 of the County’s historic Parks and Gardens in the context of planning development, from medieval Deer Parks to major sites conserved in recent years such as Croome Court, Hagley Hall, Hanbury Hall and Hartlebury Castle, along with traditional amenity spaces such as bowling greens.
Available from the Trust at £25.00, post and packing £4
Cheques payable to: Hereford and Worcester Gardens Trust
Historic Worcester Streets
Award-winning Barbourne author Terry Wardle undertook his own six-year journey to uncover the secrets of Worcester’s roads from the earliest records up to 1940. The result is "Historic Worcester Streets", an A4 paperback giving details of 608 street names, copiously illustrated. Full of fascinating tales of days gone by, it is available from local booksellers and Amazon, £18.99. [photo: Worcester Observer 2014]
The Broken Elephant, by Paul Francis
The "Broken Elephant" is a fictional account of true events in the life of our member David Hallmark, the only English lawyer to appear in a US court martial during the Vietnam war. Available from Waterstones and Amazon.