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The Vale of Evesham is one of the most fertile areas of England [slideshow gallery_id=”17″]

Evesham is a small market town in the county of Worcestershire with a population of about 22,000.

A picturesque town, the high street is situated adjacent to the beautiful Abbey Park and the River Avon below. Each Saturday the Charter Market brings traders from across the UK to the town.

The River Avon loops around Evesham and as it does so it passes under the Abbey Road Bridge. This was the first bridge of its kind to be constructed in concrete in Britain and was officially opened by the Rt Hon Col W. Ashley, Minister of Transport, way back in 1928.

The ancient Abbey dominates the Evesham skyline

The ancient Abbey dominates the Evesham skyline

Evesham history incorporates the English Civil War

Indeed bridges have been of strategic importance to Evesham for centuries. During the English civil war the strategically important bridge at Evesham was destroyed twice and the town was eventually taken by Massey in 1645 but it was not until Cromwell’s death that the navigation was restored and reopened to trade.

The Vale of Evesham and surrounding countryside is a very fertile area that is noted for its fresh produce, in particular spring onions and salad crops, peas and asparagus. Indeed Evesham is a prolific producer of English asparagus and this is celebrated in the annual Asparagus Festival.