Tableware in Worcestershire by Town
County Flag of Worcestershire By Up the Pole/BBC Hereford & Worcester, via Wikimedia Commons
Facts and information about Worcestershire
The solitary city in Worcestershire is Worcester, which is also the county town. The other main towns are: Bewdley, Bromsgrove, Droitwich Spa, Evesham, Kidderminster, Malvern, Pershore, Redditch, Stourport-on-Severn, Tenbury Wells, and Upton-upon-Severn. The estimated population as of mid-2014, according to the Office of National Statistics, is 566,500 people.
The two main rivers that run through Worcestershire are the river Avon and the river Severn, the latter being the longest river in the UK and known for its tidal wave the ‘Severn Bore’ each year. Part of the Malvern Hills is in Worcestershire and the famous Malvern spring water is allegedly the Queen’s favourite drink, which she is believed to always take on her travels.
Worcestershire is famous as the home of Worcester or Worcestershire sauce, a key ingredient in a Welsh Rarebit or a Bloody Mary. The complete recipe is a secret held by Lea and Perrins and was originally declared inedible, only becoming edible after a few years fermentation in a barrel!
Cultural highlights in Worcestershire include the British Asparagus Festival, which has been held every year in Evesham since 2006. Worcester Cathedral is a beautiful building and was originally founded in 680 and rebuilt in 1084 and contains the tomb of King John, famed for agreeing to the Magna Carta.
Sport wise the most well-known team in the area is Worcestershire County Cricket club, who have won the championship five times.
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