A to Z history of Evesham - The Evesham Observer

A to Z history of Evesham

Evesham Editorial 7th Oct, 2023   0

A LOT has happened in Evesham down the centuries.

And A-Z of Evesham Places-People-History by Stan Brotherton explores the town’s rich past.

Evesham grew up on a bend on the River Avon around its famous abbey, one of the largest in the country, and although the abbey was destroyed in the 16th century, the town remained one of the most important settlements in

Worcestershire.




It was also the site of the battle in 1265 which the rebel Simon de Montfort was killed by the royal army.

Today it is renowned as a centre for market gardening.


The lavishly-illustrated A-Z of Evesham, published by Amberley, reveals the history behind Evesham, its streets and buildings, businesses and the people connected with the town.

Alongside the famous historical connections, are unusual characters, tucked away places and unique events that are less well-known.

 

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