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Kidderminster,

city (1991 pop. 50,385), Worcestershire, W central England. The city had a prosperous cloth trade from the 14th to 18th cent. Kidderminster carpets have been produced since 1735. Associated industries include spinning, dyeing, and metal forging.
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Kidderminster

1. a town in W central England, in N Worcestershire on the River Stour: carpet industry. Pop.: 55 610 (2001)
2. a type of ingrain reversible carpet originally made at Kidderminster
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TRANSPORT Kidderminster can be accessed by road via the A456 which runs from Birmingham and leads into the town centre.
Goals have been difficult to come by with Matthew Barnes-Homer and Martin Riley the only players to notch for Mark Yates's team in their last seven outings and Kidderminster look dodgy favourites at prices as short as 11-10.
Glen Southam (81) pulled one back for the visitors with a fine 20-yard strike, but it took nothing away from a fine victory for Kidderminster.
Tipton headed in his second in the 78th minute as the visitors set up an easy cruise to the final whistle, but it was Kidderminster who had the last word as Scott Rickards netted an 83rd-minute consolation.
He moved on to Swansea City in 1997 before linking up with Kidderminster.
Worcestershire said in a statement: "Following the Environment Agency issuing a flood warning for the River Severn and with flood water already making its way on to the ground and outfield at Blackfinch New Road, the decision has been made to move the fixture to Kidderminster Cricket Club."
It costs PS3 to enter the competition, with proceeds going towards Kidderminster Hospital's Scanner Appeal.
DELIGHTED Gateshead manager Ian Bogie has urged his side to back up Saturday's excellent opening day win at Kidderminster with further victories in this week's two home games, writes JEFF BOWRON.
Kidderminster went into the game looking to build on Tuesday's 2-0 win at home to Wrexham and break a run of poor away form.
In A History of Kidderminster, the first detailed account of the town to be published in more than a century, he charts the fascinating tale of its rise to manufacturing wealth - and the cost of surviving subsequent decline.
Burton's Keith Gilroy went close on numerous occasions in both halves, notably forcing Kidderminster goalkeeper Daniel Lewis into a fine save from his close-range volley early in the second period.
But the improvement of Kidderminster has not been as dramatic as that of Oxford, who have lost only one of their eight games under new Argentine coach Ramon Diaz - though that was at home to today's opponents Kidderminster.