24th Oct, 2016

Town memories inspire new group

Evesham Editorial 18th Apr, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

MEMORIES of Pershore in the past are being shared following the launch of a new social media group.

‘Memories of Pershore’s Past’ was created in January on Facebook by local resident Kathy Ford after a search for a group of Pershore memories proved fruitless.

And the group has taken off to such an extent that a new historical social group has been created for residents to get together and share their memories of days gone by.

Kathy said she was inspired to search for a Facebook group for Pershore by her partner Rob, a member of a group called Days Gone By in Cheltenham.

“He kept showing me wonderful photographs of Old Cheltenham and its buildings.” she said.

“Then I heard that a similar group had been started for Evesham so on January 21 whilst I was baby-sitting my grandchildren, I

searched around to see if there was a group for Pershore memories. “Finding that there wasn’t one, I decided to create one

and added about 50 of my friends.

“Word of mouth soon ensured the group gathered momentum and within a week, we had a thousand members.

“Now we have reached 1,910 members with up to 50 people joining each week so we’re hoping to hit the 2,000 mark very soon.

“I was born in Pershore and it will always be home to me. The feedback from this group has been over whelming – I never thought it would become so popular so quickly and it is all anybody seems to talk about in the local pubs and around town.

“People are sharing wonderful photographs of days and people gone by.” she added.

The first informal get together was organised by member Gill Robinson and saw a dozen people gather at Pershore Town Football Club.

“I thought it would be good for a few of us to get together occasionally and talk over old times.” she said.

“I, for one, have found a few old friends through this group that I had completely lost touch with and it’s nice to meet up in person, talk over old times and look at each other’s photographs.”

A further meeting was held on Tuesday (April 15), again at Pershore Town Football Club.

Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/531821243592643/ for information on ‘Memories of Pershore’s Past’.

Some of the members who attended the first meeting. (s)