Civil War and Worcester
Worcester is well known as being the site of the last battle during the English Civil War but there’s a great deal more about this city than that. Firstly, it’s a great place to visit and then tour one of the three Medusa Juice Vape Shops located in either King’s Lynn, Peterborough or Norwich. While at any of the three, you can stock up on all of your favourite e-liquids and try a few new ones. Don’t forget to pick up some new gear and clothing while you’re at it, the deals on all of it are not to believed!
Worcester was part of a Roman trade route that actually dates back to Neolithic times. It eventually formed part of the Roman Ryknild Street. There’s still a great deal unknown for certain regarding the area, but we do know that the Romans used charcoal from the Forest of Dean to operate Pottery Kilns and Iron works there. The town was nearly destroyed in 1041, after a rebellion against the taxation of Harthacanute. By late medieval times, the city hosted a population of around 10,000 and the manufacture of cloth was the main industry here.
Commerce, then and now
As I mentioned earlier, Worcester is the site where in 1651, Charles II lost the last bid to forcibly regain his crown. Afterward, he fled to Shropshire and eventually took refuge in France. Which I think most of us will agree, is pretty drastic. Nonetheless, it makes for a good story and the preceding battle in Worcester and the romantic retelling earned the city the title of “Fidelis Civitas” (The Faithful City).
The River Severn burst its banks in 1670 and the ensuing flood was the worst Worcester had ever seen. Today a brass plate sits on a wall to mark the height of the water from that flood and even the flood of 2007 failed to reach as high.
In 1751, The Royal Worcester Porcelain Company opened its doors and operated there until 2009. The factory is now a museum which still employs a few of the latter day designers from the company.
Glove making became the chief industry of Worcester in 1790 and remained prominent until around 1820. Nearly half of the glove making in England was done in Worcester at this time and it housed over one hundred fifty factories, all making gloves for the English people.
During the Second World War, Worcester was chosen to be the seat of the government, should there be an evacuation due to mass German Invasion. Fortunately, it didn’t come to that but Winston Churchill and the War Cabinet would have been moved there, had it become necessary in order to preserve the government and provide continual resistance.
What to see and do in town
Today, there’s a diverse and thriving community to be found in Worcester and if you are going to visit, you can find a great many things to entertain you, such as historical sites, museums, galleries and of course, gardens, parks and other things for the family to enjoy.
A trip to Worcester wouldn’t be complete without at least a brief visit to Worcester Cathedral. The Guildhall is impressive as well and there is also The Commandery, The Hive, St George’s Roman Catholic Church and Glover’s Needle. Don’t miss out on a chance to go sit by the Edward Elgar Statue and enjoy your Medusa Juice Vape Shop e-liquids. If you haven’t been to one of the locations in King’s Lynn, Peterborough or Norwich yet, now would be a great time to sit, vape and plan your trip to one or all of the shops.
If you’ve never been to an Alpaca Farm, try Simply Alpaca. There’s also fun times to be found at Kinver Edge, so stop over there, if you can. I found the view an excellent backdrop to vaping.
Museums are a large attraction in Worcester and it’s easy to see why, when they have so many good ones like Tudor House Museum, Greyfriars’ House and Garden, The Commandery, The Museum of Royal Worcester and The Infirmary. Along with the Infirmary, there’s also George Marshall Medical Museum. If you’re interested in art, you may want to visit Bevere Gallery or Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum. You get two for the price of one on that score!
There are excellent shopping opportunities at Worcester City Markets, Crowngate Shopping Centre and Cathedral Square. If you’re fond of smaller, more intimate shops, you might try The Hop Pocket, Worcester Ghost Walk and Bannut Tree Farm Shop.
You can catch a film or go bowling at the Odeon or Vue Cinema or Bowl Extreme and Tenpen if you’re so inclined. There’s also Gheluvelt Park to explore and a host of escape rooms, action themed venues and the like. The Great Maize Maze, Cheeky Monkeys Worcester Play Centre, Little Acorns, and Indoor Karting Worcester are but a few of the places you can go with the family to have fun. You can also check out CyberQ, Worcester Racecourse and Worcester County Cricket Club, so you won’t suffer from a lack of things to do or see while in Worcester.
While you’re there, try some of the local cuisine or pull up a seat at one of the parks while you enjoy your latest purchases from Medusa Juice Vape Shop. You will enjoy it all the more knowing you got the highest quality e-liquids, gear and clothing possible and all at great prices. Medusa Juice’s fantastic service and products aren’t myths but they are majestic! Don’t forget to snap up the latest deals today.