infobox UK place
country = England
population = 7,304
region= West Midlands
constituency_westminster= West Worcestershire
Pershore is a small market
townin Worcestershire, Englandon the banks of the River Avon. Pershore is in the Wychavondistrict and is part of the West Worcestershire parliamentary constituency. At the 2001census the population of Pershore was 7,304. The town is best known for Pershore Abbey, Pershore College, and is also known for the plums and pearsgrown locally.
Pershore is 6 miles west of Evesham and 6 miles east of
Upton-upon-Severn. The town lies near the A44 midway from Worcesterto Evesham. The nearest motorway junctions are junction 7 of the M5 (South Worcester) or junction 1 of the M50. There is a railway station on the Cotswold Line, enabling direct travel to Paddington station, London, via Evesham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Oxford, Didcotand Reading, although Pershore station is more than a mile from the centre of the town towards Pinvin.
Pershore is famous for its elegant
Georgian architectureand important as the centre of a district rich in fruit and vegetable production (it is in the Vale of Evesham). Pershore has been designated as a town of major architectural importance by the Council for British Archaeology, and listed as an outstanding conservation area.
The River Avon runs through Pershore and is a popular stop off for boat traffic and fishermen alike.
Pershore's crowning glory is
Pershore Abbey, an architectural gem; parts of the abbeydate back to the 11th century. The current structure is far smaller than the original building, which was damaged when the Abbey was plundered during the reign of Henry VIII at the Dissolutionwhen the original navewas destroyed (the north transeptcollapsed later). The present nave occupies the western part of what would originally have been the choir. The Abbey stands in a large expanse of public grassland close to the centre of the town.
Pershore has its own skate board park. It is situated on the Abbey Park. It consists of a mini ramp and a street section. It was built in 2006.
As it is situated within Wychavon District Council Pershore's schools conform to the 3-tier model of First School (ages 5-10), Middle School (ages 10-12), High School (ages 12-18). Pershore has only one High School,
Pershore High Schoolwhich has its own Sixth Form, all weather sports pitches and sports hall. It also has only one middle school: Abbey Park Middle School. There are two first schools in Pershore: Abbey Park First School and Cherry Orchard First School.
Roman Catholic Primary School, situated on Priest Lane beside Holy Redeemer, Pershore's only Catholic Church, stands outside the 3-tier model. It is a Primary School(ages 5-11) which acts as a feeder school to Blessed Edward Oldcorne Catholic Collegein Worcester.
The community arts centre, Number 8, stands on the High Street.
Pershore Volunteer Centre is located on Priest Lane.
Pershore has its own
morris dancetradition. [http://www.vancouvermorrismen.org/pershoremorris.pdf]
Pershore's football club,
Pershore Town F.C., belongs to the Midland Football Combinationleague.
Pershore is also home of actress and singer
Toyah Willcoxand her husband Robert Frippof rock band King Crimson. [ [http://archive.worcesternews.co.uk/2007/10/18/489194.html Worcester News website] ]
Pershore is the home town of
Claude Choules, the last veteran to see action in both World Wars.
Pershore is twinned with
Bad Neustadtin Germany and Plouayin France.
* [http://www.pershoreabbey.fsnet.co.uk/ Pershore Abbey]
* [http://wychavon.whub.org.uk/ Wychavon District Council] (accessed October 2005).
* [http://www.pershore.ac.uk/ Pershore group of colleges]
* [http://www.pershore.worcs.sch.uk/ Pershore high school]
* [http://www.wkcc.org.uk/ Wychavon Kayak & Canoe Club based in Pershore]
* [http://www.pershoremarket.co.uk/ Pershore Retail Market]
* [http://www.pershorevolunteers.org/ Pershore Volunteer Centre]
* [http://www.visitpershore.co.uk/ Pershore Tourist Information]
* [http://www.pershoreyouth.org.uk/ Pershore Riverside Youth Centre]
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