Worcestershire YAC's history walk
For our May 2016 meeting, Worcestershire Young Archaeologists' Club had a family walk from Pershore to Wick. The walk was led by Deb Overton, who was our club leader for many years and still leads a walk for us each year.
Walking through history
The walk covered many periods of history. We started with the Second World War, as we looked at some of the defences which can be seen on the medieval Pershore bridge (as well as the repairs from the Civil War). Worcestershire was seen as the place to fall back to if the Germans invaded and anti-tank blocks can still be seen there today.
We then walked to the village of Wick and looked at some of the medieval buildings and the church. We also examined the outside of Wick Manor which looks Tudor but fooled most people as it was actually rebuilt in 1926!
Our final stop was a local farm which in the Second World War had an alternative identity. It was RAF Comberton, where radar was tested! Some of the Royal Air Force buildings still exist, and in the old operations room there are still squadron details chalked on the wall. Some of the other Second World War buildings were pointed out, before we returned back to Pershore and the end of our fun and interesting walk.
Blog by Paul Hudson, Worcestershire YAC Leader
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