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Fort Royal Park 5 of several

A closer look at the cathedral. The building about a third of the way from the bottom left is part of a modern development on what was the site of the Royal Worcester porcelain factory. Royal Worcester dates back to the 1750's but like much of industry in this country it finally went bust and the name was sold to Portmeirion pottery who are based in Stoke on Trent and who closed the remaining Worcester production. To me calling it Royal Worcester now is an insult. 

Fort Royal Park 5 of several

A closer look at the cathedral. The building about a third of the way from the bottom left is part of a modern development on what was the site of the Royal Worcester porcelain factory. Royal Worcester dates back to the 1750's but like much of industry in this country it finally went bust and the name was sold to Portmeirion pottery who are based in Stoke on Trent and who closed the remaining Worcester production. To me calling it Royal Worcester now is an insult. 

comments (14)

  • Martine
  • France
  • 13 Nov 2017, 00:50
Très jolie vue sur la cathédrale.
Bill Phillips: It is a fine building Martine
I like your POV for this photo.
What do you think they should call the porcelain factory?
Bill Phillips: Not royal and not Worcester. Perhaps not royal Stoke on Trent
  • Chris
  • No Nowhere
  • 13 Nov 2017, 06:30
This is a great view of the cathedral but it also illustrates the charm of a lot of the old city has all but vanished
Bill Phillips: A lot has been destroyed but Worcester is not alone in suffering from the blight of 60's planning
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 13 Nov 2017, 06:36
Worcester was also big in the uncivil war.
Bill Phillips: Sadly true Chad
(sigh) But at least the cathedral remains "commanding."
Bill Phillips: If it hadn't been for the National Trust even less of the historic buildings would have survived
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 13 Nov 2017, 07:15
This is a wonderful view of the majestic Cathedral. I did read your write up and it is sad how things are taken away.
Bill Phillips: The HP sauce factory in Birmingham was closed and it is now made in the Netherlands grin
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 13 Nov 2017, 07:43
I like to sit down on this bench and enjoy your view on Worcester and its grandious cathedral!
Bill Phillips: You would enjoy it very much i think Philine
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 13 Nov 2017, 07:50
The Cathedral is a MUST to visit
Bill Phillips: It is Lisl and you can say hello to King John
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 13 Nov 2017, 08:31
Calm down, William...Brexit will do much worse things to you than this!
Bill Phillips: Brexit is a shambles....the only time politicians have ever taken any notice of public opinion and look what happens
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 13 Nov 2017, 10:51
I think hat is similar to Poole Potetry; that is no owned by Derby and I don’t think that there is even a Poole Pottery shop in Poole now.
Bill Phillips: It is increasingly true of a lot of things.
I am quite taken with the location of the bench.
Bill Phillips: Good place for a sit and contemplate Mary
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 13 Nov 2017, 12:38
Yep, but somebody in Worcester sold them the right to the name. Money speaks all kinds of languages.
Bill Phillips: Royal worcester went into Administration in 2008 and were sold to Portmeirion and that was the end of them. Production is largely now in stoke on Trent so to me, it is no longer Royal Worcester any more than Terry's of York chocolate is anything to do with York as it is made in Poland or somewhere like that
It is a fine shot, the cathedral appears to be built on a slight rise. My BIL says Poole Pottery has recently closed in Poole (he lives there) everything is now being made in Stoke-on-Trent by Middleport Pottery.
Bill Phillips: HP sauce is made in the Netherlands and eventually the only jobs in this country will be Uber drivers or making weapons grin
It seems we are gradually losing the capacity to make anything at all, Bill - after Brexit, we can pull down the shutters!
Bill Phillips: Our politicians are in Lala land

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