Battle of Worcester - 3rd September 1651
Photographs supplied by: John Hewitt
THE HISTORICAL DATE:
3rd September 1651 saw the Battle of Worcester.
New Street Worcester is an important place as it joins Friar Street that leads to Sidbury and The Commandery. The defenders of the Faithful City were slaughtered at Fort Royal and other places in Worcester.
Towards the end of the battle King Charles 11 escaped along New Street to Nash's Passage and escaped from Worcester. Some 4000 were left dead in the streets and around the city.
Commemorations take place most years’ Starting at the Guild Hall, Worcester, usually in September with a parade to the Commandery.
A reception takes place at the Commandery with a march to Fort Royal with a Drum Head service and the firing of canon.