Books of condolence open to HM The Queen

Books of condolence have been opened across Wychavon for people wishing to pay tribute to HM The Queen following news of her death.

The books of condolence will be available to sign during usual opening hours at the following locations:

  • Pershore Town Hall, 34 High Street, Pershore, WR10 1DS
  • Pershore Abbey, Abbey Park, Church Walk, Pershore WR10 1BL
  • The Almonry Museum, Abbey Gate, Evesham, WR11 4BQ
  • Broadway Library, Leamington Road, Broadway, WR12 7DZ
  • Droitwich Heritage and Information Centre, St Richard's House, 22 Victoria Square, Droitwich, WR9 8DS.

There is also an online book of condolence available to sign at www.worcestershire.gov.uk and a national online book of condolence at www.royal.uk.

People are encouraged to donate to charity in memory of the service The Queen gave to her people rather than lay flowers. Details of suggested charities to donate to are available at www.royal.uk/charities-and-patronages.

Donations to Worcestershire Community Foundation at www.worcscf.org.uk are also encouraged.

Anybody wanting to lay floral tributes is asked to do so at the following locations:

  • Garden in front of Droitwich Heritage and Information Centre, St Richard's House, 22 Victoria Square, Droitwich, WR9 8DS.
  • Memorial Garden (Stone Preaching Cross) at Abbey Park, Pershore Abbey, Church Row, Pershore, WR10 1DT.
  • The flagpole outside The Almonry Museum, Abbey Gate, Evesham WR11 4BQ.
  • Broadway War Memorial, 20 High St, Broadway WR12 7DP.

A local proclamation of the new monarch will take place outside the Civic Centre in Pershore at 3pm on Sunday, 11 September 2022. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Cllr Alex Sinton, Chairman of Wychavon District Council, said: "We are deeply saddened by news of the passing of HM The Queen. The Queen exemplified what it meant to dedicate your life to serving others. She led our nation with dignity, determination, and compassion. Her reign will likely never be rivalled for its longevity or for the challenges Her Majesty led her people through.

"While we are saddened at her loss, we should celebrate the life The Queen led and give thanks for everything she did for our country." 

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