Droitwich Spa is a small town in Northern Worcestershire situated on large deposits of salt left by an underground reservoir of brine. It has many Roman remains, and at the time of Magna Carta was contributing more to the crown than Hereford & Worcester combined. Droitwich also boasts the romantic Chateau Impney, created by John Corbett so that his French wife would not be homesick. Also of note are the astonishing mosaics covering the walls of the Sacred Heart church (the only such outside in the UK).
In the mid-19th Century Droitwich became famous as a Spa town and at the same time the salt extraction industry was developed and industrialised. Droitwich has many attractions for visitors and is surrounded by the splendid Worcestershire countryside.
The Droitwich Arts Network brings together artists and craftspeople of all sorts and hosts poetry events, including an annual Arts Festival (see droitwichartsnetwork.org).
Our thanks to Peter Hawkins for this update on information about Droitwich Spa.