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Evesham

Evesham

Evesham is a small riverside market town in Worcestershire and is part of the Wychavon District.  Being a lovely riverside town is pleasant but it comes with large flooding problems.  Evesham is classed as a flood plain for the River Avon and it was affected badly in the 2007 floods with the worst floods ever recorded in history.  The soil in the Vale of Evesham is very fertile and is used widely for market gardening.  Asparagus Season is celebrated locally and further details can be found by clicking this link. http://www.britishasparagusfestival.org/

The town’s abbey was founded in the 4th century and is said to be one of the largest in Europe.  The abbey was later destroyed by war and nothing remained except for the bell tower.  During the 13th century a battle of the Second Barons’ War took place very near to Evesham when Prince Edward came out the victor over Simon de Montfort. http://www.simondemontfort.org/

Full of rich history, located within Evesham is the Almonry Museum and Heritage centre.  The Almonry has over 12 display rooms and a garden each full of interesting and helpful facts to help you learn about the town in which you live.  They also run a scheme to help children learn about the history of the town, if you are ever at a loss as to what to do have a visit there!  http://www.almonryevesham.org/