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  • (noun): An industrial and university city in central Massachusetts west of Boston.
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The City of Worcester, commonly known as Worcester, (i/ˈwʊstər/ WUUS-tər), is a city and county town of Worcestershire in the West Midlands of England. Worcester is situated some 30 miles (48 km) southwest of Birmingham and 29 miles (47 km) north of Gloucester, and has an approximate population of 94,000 people. The River Severn runs through the middle of the city, overlooked by the twelfth-century Worcester Cathedral. The site of the final battle of the Civil War, Worcester was where Oliver Cromwell's New Model Army defeated King Charles II's Cavaliers, cementing the English Interregnum, the eleven-year period during which England and Wales became a republic. Worcester was the home of Royal Worcester Porcelain and the birthplace of the composer Sir Edward Elgar. It houses the Lea and Perrins factory where the traditional Worcestershire Sauce is made, and is home to one of the UK's fastest growing universities, the University of Worcester.

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Lord Lieutenant Of Hereford And Worcester
... The office of Lord-Lieutenant of Hereford and Worcester was created when the county of Hereford and Worcester was formed in 1974 through the merger ...
... Henwick is a suburb of Worcester, England ... The offices of the Worcester Journal and Worcester News newspapers, and the BBC Hereford and Worcester studios are all located next to the Hylton Road in Henwick ... The University of Worcester's primary campus is also in Henwick ...
John Barton (footballer Born 1953)
... began his career with Stourbridge, moving to Worcester City in 1976 ... He helped Worcester to the Southern League First Division North title in 1976-77, and began to attract interest from a number of higher level clubs ... His final game for Worcester came in 1979 in their FA Cup win against Plymouth Argyle, Barton leaving the following week to join First Division Everton for a then ...
Worcester, Western Cape - Attractions
... Kleinplasie Living Open Air Museum KWV Brandy Cellar Worcester Wine Route including 11 wineries Breedekloof Wine Route including 22 wineries ...
Jason Widmer - Career Statistics - Regular Season and Playoffs
... National Team Intl 4 ... - - - - - 1994–95 Worcester IceCats AHL 136 ... - - - - - 1994–95 New York Islanders NHL 0 ... - - - - - 1995–96 Worcester IceCats AHL 129. 4 ...

More definitions of "Worcester":

  • (noun): United States lexicographer who was accused of plagiarism by Noah Webster (1784-1865).
    Synonyms: Joseph Emerson Worcester
  • (noun): A cathedral city in west central England on the River Severn.