Today's County in the Spotlight:Part 2

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Re: Today's County in the Spotlight:Part 2

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My only recent visit to Worcestershire was on our September Stroll in 2020, details here!!
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The only times I have been there was to Kay's (mail order catalogue). Taking a load of photo's for them (10 x 8" transparencies).
Coming off the 'plane, the case burst. Typically it was full of bra's and knickers. The firm I worked for took most of their lingerie photos, partly because a lot of it was made in the town I lived in (Borås).
Customs got interested and checked the photo's and spotted a possible source of tax.
Wanted to know what their value was. Nothing, except to Kay's, who had already paid for them.
Had to get a director from Kay's to come and claim them. Nice man, a Mr. Tennent, of the lager family.
There was more drama attached to the visit but not relevant.
One of several similar trips but the only one of note.
Saw nothing of the town other than the drive through to Kay's HQ and back to the airport.
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Here's a rather obscure piece of trivia about Worcestershire. When the county first gained First Class Cricket status around the beginning of the 20th Century it also gained the rather odd nickname of Fostershire. The reason for this was the number of players from the same family who played for the side during the period:
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I doubt that has ever occurred again in First Class Cricket!! :-D
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Worcestershire cricketers of note for me would be Glenn Turner and his Sunday league exploits on the TV, and from earlier days Basil D’olivera and Tom Graveney.

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
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Worcestershire cricketers of note for me would be Glenn Turner and his Sunday league exploits on the TV, and from earlier days Basil D’olivera and Tom Graveney.

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In 1987 you could have added Ian Botham and Graham Dilley to that list! :-D
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It had to be done:
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Worcester sauce is a fermented liquid condiment created in the city of Worcester in Worcestershire, England, during the first half of the 19th century. The creators were the pharmacists John Wheeley Lea and William Henry Perrins, who went on to form the company Lea & Perrins.

You can read the full story here
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"Worcester Pearmain is an early season English apple, originating from Worcester in the 1870s.
Worcester Pearmain has been a relatively popular apple from the start, and is still grown commercially on a small scale in England. The apples come into season a few weeks after Discovery, and it is relatively easy to find for a short period in mid-September in supermarkets and farmers markets.
Worcester Pearmain's main claim to fame is the strawberry flavour, although the intensity of this is quite variable. As with any early variety, the flavour is very dependent on the weather during the short period that the apples ripen."
https://www.orangepippin.com/varieties/ ... r-pearmain

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English: National Fruit Collection, Brogdale., OGL 2 <http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/ ... /version/2>, via Wikimedia Commons

So who can remember the last time they knowingly ate a Worcester Pearmain ? Not me ! 8-[
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If you fancy your very own bit of Worcester what could be better than a Worcester Tweed Cap?
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mickthemaverick wrote:
19 May 2022, 17:16
It had to be done:

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Worcester sauce is a fermented liquid condiment created in the city of Worcester in Worcestershire, England, during the first half of the 19th century. The creators were the pharmacists John Wheeley Lea and William Henry Perrins, who went on to form the company Lea & Perrins.

You can read the full story here
Michael Portaloo did a piece about Worcestercershershire sauce and the Lea and Perrins factory on one of his train journey programmes. They showed the maturation procedure for the sauce...... it was enough to put you off ever wanting to use Worcester Sauce again :lol:
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bobins wrote:
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So who can remember the last time they knowingly ate a Worcester Pearmain ? Not me ! 8-[
Nor me, in fact I can say never!! I don't like apples!! :-D
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mickthemaverick wrote:
19 May 2022, 17:16
It had to be done:

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Worcester sauce is a fermented liquid condiment created in the city of Worcester in Worcestershire, England, during the first half of the 19th century. The creators were the pharmacists John Wheeley Lea and William Henry Perrins, who went on to form the company Lea & Perrins.

You can read the full story here
And is impossible for Americans to pronounce.
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Vehicle registrations more to choose from with Worcestershire

AB 1903-1974
NP 1921-1974
UY 1927-1974
WP 1931-1974

There is also this for Worcester
FK 1903-1974

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Here is my trawl:
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Excellent Mick....the Mercedes needs to be UY in the last two letters that one is a YG from Yorkshire West Riding.

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This took some finding!! Evidence below!! :-D
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