Every building contains a lost story…
“The wealth of the town of Worcester standeth most by drapering, and no town of England, at this present time, maketh so many cloaths yearly as this town doeth.” John Leland, historian and antiquarian, 1540s
Tudor House was originally built as three separate houses for weavers, broadcloth makers, and their families, way back in the 1520s. Over the centuries, different people have shaped the way the buildings look until finally, in the 1900s, Richard Cadbury brought all three together as one.
We want to tell the lost story of the city’s weaving heritage, exploring the tale of the cloth trade, how it shaped the city and it’s fortunes. It’s a fascinating social history showing, for the first time in the city, how ordinary Tudor families lived and worked. We’ll be bringing to light the stories of the people Tudor House was a home to right from the start, a intriguing trip back in time!