Record of Work and Activities

June 2016 - Dates in June and July set for sessions with schools

May 21st 2016 - 'A Taste of Worcestershire Archaeology' event at Kidderminster Library

May 21st 2016 - 'Weavers Cottages Roadshow' at the Museum of Carpet

May 19th 2016 - Builders' progress report (pdf)

May 2016 - Competition for children launched

May 14th 2016 - Events page published with details of all the planned events - will be updated regularly as planning progresses.

May 2016 - Painted sign found on 21 Horsefair - Whilst carefully removing render on the front walls facing the street the specialist contractors, Croft Building and Conservation, were surprised to find a sign painted onto the bricks beneath bearing the name “A Wakefield High Class Confectioner”. This suggests that 21 Horsefair was once a sweet shop and the sign would appear to date from sometime after 1911, though no other information about this has yet been found.

The Trust would like to make a feature of the hand-painted sign in re-telling the story of the cottages and is interested to hear from anyone has knowledge about the shop owners and the business they ran. Information about who occupied either of the three cottages numbers 20, 21 and 22 Horsefair before, during and after the time of A. Wakefield would be very useful.

Anyone with information should contact the Trust.

View the media release (pdf).

April 28th 2016 - 'Taste of History' Session held at Kidderminster Library

April 11th 2016 - Virtual Noticeboard launched to enable people to share memories, photos, documents or artwork relating to these buildings.

April 2016 - Programme of Events and Activities planned. The programme kicked off on April 16th with the 'Weavers Cottages Roadshow' at the Wyre Forest Historical Research Group History Day and later at Kidderminster Library.

February 2016 - Worcestershire Buildings Preservation Trust is now on Twitter. The Project already has an active Facebook page.
Twitter @WorcsBPT, Facebook: Weavers-cottages Facebook

February 2016 - Building repair works started on site. The works are being carried out by Croft Building and Conservation Ltd. Read the Media Release.