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New! The Worcester Colour Palette explained

Our latest Colour Palette is a celebration of the historic city of Worcester, famous for delicious condiments, Elgar’s wonderful music and a beautiful Midlands Cathedral. The Worcester Colour Palette is available as an art print to frame, mug (with a free coffee!), heavyweight cotton tote bag and cotton apron. If you’re not from the fine city, here’s our whistle-stop tour of The Worcester Colour Palette:

Elgar Bronze

Arguably Worcester’s most famous son, composer Sir Edward Elgar was born in Lower Broadheath (his birthplace is now a National Trust property) and he spent his final years at Marl Bank, Worcester. A bronze statue of the composer takes pride of place in Cathedral Square, at the top of the High Street.

Saucy Orange

Worcestershire sauce was first sold in 1837 by John Wheeley Lea and William Henry Perrins, dispensing chemists from Broad Street, Worcester. It is still produced in the Midland Road factory in Worcester that Lea & Perrins built – the striking gates mirroring the sauce bottle’s distinctive orange label.

 

Worcester Mug

Hive Gold

Opened by HM The Queen in July 2012, The Hive is a gold-clad building which is home to the City of Worcester public library, the University of Worcester's academic library, Worcestershire Record Office, the county Archive and Worcestershire Archaeology Service.

Cathedral Stone

Built between 1084-1504, Worcester Cathedral overlooks the banks of the River Severn and represents every style of English architecture, from Norman to Perpendicular Gothic.  The cathedral is built from a combination of Highley Sandstone and Cotswold Limestone – it’s also the last resting place of King John.

Diglis Deep Blue

Diglis Lock is the largest and deepest inland lock in England; it is 10m (33ft) wide, 46m (151ft) long and 11m (36ft) deep and is large enough to hold 30 double decker buses.

Pear Black

The black Worcester pear (also known as Parkinson's Warden and the Worcester Black Pear) is a cultivar of the European pear (Pyrus communis), which appears in both the city crest and the badge of Worcestershire County Cricket Club.