Thursday, March 24, 2005

Frederick George Dancox VC

Pte Dancox VC

Frederick George Dancox was a soldier of the Worcestershire Regiment who was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions at the Boesinghe Sector in Belgium during World War One in October 1917. He was killed in action at the end of the following month.

He is commemorated in Worcester in the name of the sheltered housing development Dancox House in St Clements Gardens

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Dancox Wikipedia Article

Sunday, March 13, 2005

Vesta Tilley

More details. Vesta Tilley was born in Worcester and appeared at music halls here.

Worcestershire Past

Worcestershire Past: "Sir Edward Elgar Statue at Worcester - Photo John Stafford 2001"

Worcestershire Past is my oldest web site. It started as a lottery project by Worcester Writers' Circle as Worcestershire History Encyclopaedia. I kept most of the articles for which I still had publishing rights in this successor site. I add a little more occasionally, so if you have an article illustrated with a digital picture, I will consider it for the site. Any shorter pieces, or just pictures you think others would like to see, can be published here on Vigornia.