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THE COMMANDERY be­came the head­quar­ters for Charles II be­fore the Bat­tle of Worces­ter in 1651, while at other times it was a print works, a church and a monas­tic hos­pi­tal. It now houses a mu­seum that fea­tures the story of the build­ing and the city via six dis­plays based on dif­fer­ent times in its his­tory. It’s open Tues­days to Satur­days and Sun­day af­ter­noons all year. in­side), be­yond which there is a boat­yard and pub. A pleas­ant two miles of open coun­try­side then leads to Han­bury Wharf which has a boat­yard with all boaters re­quire­ments, the junc­tion with the Droitwich Canal, and also a good pub and restau­rant.

Han­bury Hall and park (see inset) can be reached via a pub­lic foot­path from the next lock which is the bot­tom lock of the Ast­wood Flight. Han­bury vil­lage is re­puted to be the ba­sis for the fic­tional Am­bridge, home of the long run­ning ra­dio pro­gramme The Archers. Five of

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