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It can only get better!

Just to remind you that Worcester has had a summer in the past, here are some more views by Thomas...
From: The Hurd Library on 15 Feb 2014

An amazingly dry day in Worcester

Time for some more of Thomas Sanders’s views of Worcester.  Here is his view from the south in 1781: A little closer: And here is the tiny couple you can see in the first image, taking a gentle walk along the footpath in the Diglis recreation...
From: The Hurd Library on 16 Jan 2014

Worcester on a peaceful morning

We are continuing our details from the engravings by Thomas Sanders, published in Treadway Nash’s history in 1781. Here is his south west view of the city of Worcester, taken perhaps on a Sunday morning when the citizens were at church:  A solitary...
From: The Hurd Library on 12 Dec 2013

An eye for detail

The Collections for the history of Worcestershire, compiled by Treadway Nash in 1781, contains some wonderful views of the city of Worcester at the time Bishop Hurd knew it. The artist was Thomas Sanders, an engraver and drawing master, who produced many...
From: The Hurd Library on 19 Nov 2013

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