Sep 23, 2013
Cllr Pat Agar

Mayor’s Week: 12 – 18 September 2013

The local Military History Society are a knowledgeable and appreciative group. We thoroughly enjoyed their company when they visited the Guildhall this week, and would like to thank them for their kind donation to the Mayor’s charities.

 Worcester College of Technology held its graduation ceremony in the Cathedral on Friday. Students achieved qualifications in a staggering range of subjects. Congratulations to all of them, and best wishes for the future.

 Art fans braved torrential rain on Friday evening to attend the Worcester Society of Artists’ annual exhibition.  Cheeky ceramics were displayed alongside lyrical landscapes and beautifully observed wildlife studies, some extraordinarily realistic pastel portraits and a bust of Andy Murray.

 Soroptimists celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Worcester and Malvern group with dinner at Bank House. They are currently working to improve maternal health and mortality rates in Gambia. When you consider that 1 in 8 women die in childbirth in parts of Africa, you can see why their work is so badly needed. And this is only one of their many projects.

 We had a steady stream of visitors to the Guildhall on Heritage Day. It is always a pleasure to share the city’s treasures with local people and overseas guests. On the day, we were grateful for the help of past Mayor, Andy Roberts, whose knowledge of Guildhall objects and history is legendary.

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 Later on Sunday afternoon, septuagenarian Enid Corker and a group of young soldiers slogged through mud and rain to the Guildhall on the final leg of their walk to publicise soldiers’ issues. The Lieutenancy received a roll of honour from Enid -and presented her with her own copy.

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