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photoblog image St Peter's Church Droitwich

St Peter's Church Droitwich

St Peter's still has the feel of what it was until recent times: a village church. Perhaps the most significant memorial in the church, which draws visitors especially from the United States, is that to Edward Winslow, born in St Peter's parish in 1595, and one of the Pilgrim Fathers who sailed on the Mayflower. He served three times as Governor of the Plymouth Colony (within modern day Massachusetts), and introduced the first domestic cattle to America


The church itself is one of two grade I listed churches in the town, the other being St Andrews. Many of the High Street shops are grade II listed as is the Raven Hotel, St Andrew's House hotel, many of the builings in Friar Street and two pubs in the high Street. The Old Cock Inn in Friar street celebrates its 300th anniversary this year. It was once used as an assize court by the infamous Judge Jefferies in 1685 following the rebellion of the Duke of Monmouth. Our Lions club now meets there but you should not read anything into that.

St Peter's Church Droitwich

St Peter's still has the feel of what it was until recent times: a village church. Perhaps the most significant memorial in the church, which draws visitors especially from the United States, is that to Edward Winslow, born in St Peter's parish in 1595, and one of the Pilgrim Fathers who sailed on the Mayflower. He served three times as Governor of the Plymouth Colony (within modern day Massachusetts), and introduced the first domestic cattle to America


The church itself is one of two grade I listed churches in the town, the other being St Andrews. Many of the High Street shops are grade II listed as is the Raven Hotel, St Andrew's House hotel, many of the builings in Friar Street and two pubs in the high Street. The Old Cock Inn in Friar street celebrates its 300th anniversary this year. It was once used as an assize court by the infamous Judge Jefferies in 1685 following the rebellion of the Duke of Monmouth. Our Lions club now meets there but you should not read anything into that.

comments (11)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 22 Apr 2012, 07:39
Love the watering cans
Bill Phillips: I wouldn't have posted it without them
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 22 Apr 2012, 08:28
This little church has an interesting history. It must be a lovely church and well cared for as the watering can may signalize -and there is a proper bench - but, sorry, the photo is a bit too dark although the sun might have been out.
Bill Phillips: I can't remember if it was or not Philine
Chris seems to have lost interest in benches.
Bill Phillips: Short attention span. Typical today
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Apr 2012, 09:16
I approve - good tonal range. Has a Holga-ish look to this Bill. Presume the watering cans are for tending the graves.
Bill Phillips: Indeed they are Mike. I did a bit of vignetting
  • Pedroeric
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Apr 2012, 10:03
Like the black and white treatment Bill.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Peter. I like doing b&w
I like your use of Vignetting, Bill smile
Bill Phillips: Thank you Martin smile
A nice looking church with a fine history.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Apr 2012, 22:04
LOL at Chris; I noticed the watering cans, too. We have a memorial to the Mayflower in Scumsville; our theatre is named after it too.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 24 Apr 2012, 11:03
Is good, Bill...did Holga hold anything for you while you shot this?
Bill Phillips: Holga hadn't arrived yet
Nice bold image. B and W was a good choice. Cheers, Dave.
It's a wonderful photo you've taken!!! Great history!

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