Droitwich Spa and Avoncroft Droitwich Spa is a relatively small town where salt has been produced from natural brine since at least Roman times. In the 1700s, the town prospered and so much salt was extracted that parts of the town suffered from subsidence as the salt deposits shrank. Evidence of the subsidence can still be seen on the High Street. Droitwich became a famous spa town in the mid-19th-century but the original brine baths have long since closed and large-scale salt production ceased in1922. Small scale production as a special gourmet product has recently returned. The town’s High Street retains a local charm with traditional shops but local retail is benefiting from an increasing number of housing estates that are bringing in chain stores and supermarkets. The nearby Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings has relocated and restored many historic buildings in a park like setting. In addition to fine examples of restored period architecture, the park presents fascinating exhibits on the history and development of construction methods and techniques, British telephone, and the Royal mail.
A Sense of Place:  Travel, Photography, and Photo-art
by David E. Moon
© David E. Moon, 2018  All rights reserved
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Droitwich Spa and Avoncroft Droitwich Spa is a relatively small town where salt has been produced from natural brine since at least Roman times. In the 1700s, the town prospered and so much salt was extracted that parts of the town suffered from subsidence as the salt deposits shrank. Evidence of the subsidence can still be seen on the High Street. Droitwich became a famous spa town in the mid-19th-century but the original brine baths have long since closed and large-scale salt production ceased in1922. Small scale production as a special gourmet product has recently returned. The town’s High Street retains a local charm with traditional shops but local retail is benefiting from an increasing number of housing estates that are bringing in chain stores and supermarkets. The nearby Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings has relocated and restored many historic buildings in a park like setting. In addition to fine examples of restored period architecture, the park presents fascinating exhibits on the history and development of construction methods and techniques, British telephone, and the Royal mail.
A Sense of Place:  Travel, Photography, and Photo-art
© David E. Moon, 2014  All rights reserved
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