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Kidderminster Town Information




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Although this town lies at the southern terminus of the steam-powered Severn Valley Railway, which runs 16 miles north to Bridgnorth, its real claim to fame is carpet making, a one-time cottage industry that was transformed by the invention of the power loom. Many old mills have survived and stand as a testament to a remarkable local heritage. The town’s most famous son was Rowland Hill, inventor of the penny post.

Kidderminster Lock - Photo © David Stowell
Kidderminster Lock -
Photo: David Stowell CCL