The Love History event at the Commandery attracted re-enactors from across the country. I bumped into some Vikings in the World War II tea room who threatened to relieve me of the mayoral chain, but decided I could keep it when I told them I have a Viking name – yes, I really do!
The ancient Greeks and Romans were shivering in their warm weather costumes. I came across French troops and Brunswickers from the Napoleonic Wars and elegant Georgians dancing in the great hall. Worcester’s own civil war re-enactors were there, as well as troops from the Zulu Wars, and First and Second World Wars.
Phil enjoyed a pint of real ale in the World War II pop-up pub and I especially enjoyed the RAF World War II operations room. Their 20 minute show was a “Must see!”
On Friday evening, we braved the weather to attend a charity dinner in aid of the Mayor of Evesham’s charities.
As the water rose in Worcester, some council staff worked 12 hour shifts over the weekend to ensure local people were safe and had emergency help if needed. Now, the big clean up is under way and shoppers are returning to the city centre, but it will be a while before flooded households can get back to normal. The City Council will be doing all it can to help.
At the height of the floods, Phil and I visited Cherry Orchard School, where year six pupils were reporting on the floods during an English lesson. They were extremely impressive – I can imagine some of them going on to careers in broadcasting!