About Kidderminster


Currently undergoing a wide-ranging programme of regeneration, the town of Kidderminster is fast becoming a local hotspot for visiting shoppers, particularly in and around the retail district of Weavers Wharf. Within the wharf complex is Slingfield Mill, a Grade II listed building that has been converted in recent times from its former glory as a water mill to a popular retail outlet.

Overlooking the river Stour and the Stafford and Worcester Canal, which both run through the town, is St Mary and All Saints church, one of a number of picturesque nineteenth century churches that pepper the Kidderminster skyline.

On the town's outskirts lies the large Roxel factory that manufactures solid rocket motors for defense industry heavyweights such as BAE Systems and The Royal Airforce. Another major employer in Kidderminster is the luxury yacht-making company Sealine.

Fans of performing arts should certainly take a look at Kidderminster's Rose Theatre, a charming establishment that is home to theatre company The Nonentities who have recently celebrated their twenty-fifth year at the venue. The company stages regular performances of Shakespeare's plays there alongside other productions by local operatic and dramatic societies.

The local football club Kidderminster Harriers FC is consistently popular despite a somewhat chequered recent history - once plying their trade in what is now League One of the football league and gaining a notably FA Cup victory over Birmingham City, the club now plays in The Conference.