As the largest town in North Worcestershire, Kidderminster is famed not only for being the birthplace of Rowland Hill, the inventor of the Penny Post, but also for its production of quality woven carpets.
The carpet industry began on a cottage scale in the 18th century, but the invention of the power loom meant that large-scale production was possible and mills soon sprang up around the town, many of which remain today as testament to Kidderminster's industrial heritage.
On the 21st July 2012 Kidderminster was the venue for the 55+ and Retirement Roadshow. The show is in the Town Hall situated in Vicar Street, Kidderminster DY10 1DA and opens at 9-30 and closes at 3-30.
We are very fortunate at The National Careline to have the services of Jonathan Wilkey. Jon specialises in the law relating to the elderly particularly with regard to asset protection and long-term care, Court of Protection issues and equity release. Paul Hays is a pensions expert from The Pensions Advisory Service (TPAS) and able to help with any queries on pensions.
We will also have a representative from Tax Help for Older People so do bring your paperwork along and get help from our experts.
After your visit to the show do take a stroll around the town and take is some of Kidderminster's interesting past.
A modern library and college are at the heart of the town, through which flows the River Stour and the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal. Boaters, cyclists and walkers can use the canal/towpath to access Stourport and the River Severn.
Kidderminster has mainline rail access to and from London, Birmingham and Worcester and it is the starting point for the world famous Severn Valley Heritage Railway, which runs for 16 miles to Bridgnorth.
There are several places within a few minutes of the Town Hall where you can get a drink and a meal.
There are several car parks within easy walking distance of the Town Hall but the most popular for parking all day are Pike Mills next to Aldi in New Road and Batemans Yard in Green Street.