is a town in the English
county of Worcestershire
located in the Wyre Forest area near Worcester
. Its population is around 52,000. Together with Bewdley
the modern carpet industry was founded in the area in the C18, Brintons in Kidderminster in 1785. The carpet industry was extremely important to the local economy, so much so that the local newspaper is still named the Kidderminster Shuttle
after the shuttles used on the carpet looms.
The town stands on the River Stour and the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal. The Severn Valley Railway runs from here to Bridgnorth.
Kidderminster was the birthplace of Josiah Mason and Rowland Hill.
Kidderminster Harriers F.C is the town's football club, currently in the Third Division.