Droitwich Spa (often abbreviated to Droitwich) is a historic spa town in northern Worcestershire, England, on the River Salwarpe. It is located nearly 22 miles (35 km) south of Birmingham and 12 miles (19 km) west of Redditch.
The town was called Salinae in Roman times, then well along called Wyche, derived from the Anglo-Saxon Hwicce kingdom, referred to as “Saltwich” according to Anglo-Saxon charters, with the Droit (meaning “right” in French) added gone the town was fixed idea its charter upon 1 August 1215 by King John. The “Spa” was other in the 19th century later than John Corbett developed the town’s spa facilities. The River Salwarpe dispensation through Droitwich is likely derived from Sal meaning “salt” and weorp which means “to throw up” i.e. “the river which throws up salt” which overflows from the salt brines.
The town is situated on massive deposits of salt, and salt has been extracted there before ancient times. The natural Droitwich brine contains 2 1⁄2 pounds per imperial gallon (0.25 kg/l) of salt – ten become old stronger than sea water and rivalled abandoned by the Dead Sea.