4 Interesting and historical facts about Worcestershire.
One of the most beautiful natural sights in England and a sign of springtime, is when the bluebells appear in April and May. There are many places to see them, as Britain's woodlands are home to almost half of the global population of Hyacinthoides non-scripta, our native bluebell.
The House/location of the famous Battle of Malvern Hill (1862) in Virginia USA during the American Civil War was named after the Malvern Hills in England.
The famous Lea & Perrins 'Worcestershire Sauce' was first made by two dispensing chemists, John Wheeley Lea (1791-1874) and William Henry Perrins(1793-1867), in Worcester where it has been produced since 1837.
The famous composer Sir Edward Elgar is buried at St Wulstan's church, in Little Malvern, Worcestershire. Indeed it was the beautiful Malvern Hills that inspired many of his well known compositions.