Centuries ago, a wild wood stretched along the Severn Valley from Worcester to Bridgnorth. The Wyre Forest has now been reduced to a fraction of its former size although, at 6,500 acres, it is still one of the largest remaining ancient woodlands in Britain.
The Forest may have shrunk, but in recent decades its undergone a revival. In 1974, local government reorganisation created the administrative district of Wyre Forest, encompassing the remnants of the ancient woodland and a number of delightful villages.
At the heart of the region are the towns of Kidderminster, Bewdley and Stourport, each with their own unique identity, but each playing an important part in making Wyre Forest into the uniquely diverse region it is today.
This fascinating DVD looks into the evolution of the Wyre Forest district and delves into the history of Kidderminster, Bewdley and Stourport.
Produced in cooperation with the Kidderminster Shuttle.