The week commenced with entertaining children from Blessed Edward Oldcorne Catholic College, who visited the Guildhall to discover its history. They were very interested, enjoyed seeing the City’s Sword and Maces but were really taken with our 270 year-old cells!
On Saturday I toured parts of St Johns and the Hopmarket to visit a number of small businesses there. Again, like those in the Tything where I was recently, proprietors really do know the worth of great customer care to attract more visitors to their premises.
At lunchtime Alison and I were at CrownGate shopping centre, where Christmas carols were being signed by those with partial or no hearing. The show, sponsored by Deaf Direct, attracted quite a large crowd who really appreciated the performance.
Sunday morning was spent touring the Victorian Fayre to select the best dressed stalls. Traders went to a lot of effort this year to make their stalls look good and so many got into the spirit of the occasion by dressing up in Victorian clothes. We took the decision that the Cone & Fruit Stall would be first, with their fantastic display.
That afternoon was quite different with a visit to St Martin’s Church to witness the Instalment and Induction of Rev. Robert Farmer. Once again, the service at this church was lovely with Robert receiving a very warm welcome from the Bishop, Archdeacon and parishioners alike.
Tuesday morning was spent visiting the premises of the Royal Life Saving Society in London Road – their national headquarters. At the moment they are promoting a “Don’t Drink and Drown” campaign. It was an interesting tour – the Society is particularly concerned with looking at ways to prevent people drowning, as well as training and certificating life savers.
Wednesday saw us at the RGS The Grange, where children from Years 1 and 2 presented their nativity play. The organisers put some real thought into this, managing to present an excellent production on a Strictly Come Dancing theme. The children were brilliant, enjoyed the acting and sang really well.
That evening we saw another play; this time it was Geoff Wayne’s War of the Worlds put on by the Worcester Sixth Form College. On this occasion the audience were directed to different parts of the building and outside areas to view the various scenes of the play, which were interspersed with a light show and rather loud bangs which were brought about by the director’s love of ‘blowing things up’. A musical treat!