Think you know all about Evesham? There's plenty more to discover - The Evesham Observer

Think you know all about Evesham? There's plenty more to discover

Evesham Editorial 24th Aug, 2023   0

SO YOU think you know Evesham? Now everyone from day trippers to longest residents can find out all about the historic town thanks to a new book, A-Z of Evesham, Places-People-History by Stan Brotherton.

Stan tells how 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.

A-Z of Evesham 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.

It is fully illustrated with photography and will appeal to all those with an interest in this historic county town.

It’s published by Amberley Publishing of The Hill, Merrywalks, Stroud, Glos. GL5 4EP on September 15 and costs £15.99.

Stan Brotherton is Evesham born-and-bred with a background in teaching, accountancy, technology, management consultancy and charity work. He was treasurer for the local Bell Tower Appeal, and managed the development phase of the associated Conservation Project.

He was a founding trustee and treasurer of the Evesham Abbey Trust, working to conserve and investigate the site of Evesham’s long-lost abbey (founded c.700; dissolution 1540).

As a life member of the Vale of Evesham Historical Society (VEHS), he has worked on a range of local heritage projects and from his earliest days he has had an abiding interest in the history of his home town.

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