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Evesham
Evesham
(/ˈivʃəm/, /ˈivɪʃəm/, or /ˈisəm/)[2] is a market town and parish in the Wychavon
Wychavon
district of Worcestershire, southern England
England
with a population of 23,576, according to the 2011 census. It is located roughly equidistant between Worcester, Cheltenham
Cheltenham
and Stratford-upon-Avon. It lies within the Vale of Evesham, an area comprising the flood plain of the River Avon, which has been renowned for market gardening. The town centre, situated within a meander of the river, is regularly subject to flooding. The 2007 floods were the most severe in recorded history. The town was founded around an 8th-century abbey, one of the largest in Europe, which was destroyed during the Dissolution of the Monasteries, with only Abbot Lichfield's Bell Tower remaining. During the 13th century, one of the two main battles of England's Second Barons' War took place near the town, marking the victory of Prince Edward who later became King Edward I.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Abbey 1.2 Battle 1.3 Town

2 Governance 3 Geography 4 Demography 5 Economy 6 Transport 7 Education 8 Places of worship 9 Culture 10 Amenities and media

10.1 Sport

11 Notable people 12 Twin towns 13 References

13.1 Bibliography

14 External links

History[edit]

The Market Place in Evesham, circa 1904 by Edmund Hort New.

Evesham
Evesham
is derived from the Old English
Old English
homme or ham,[3] and Eof,[4] the name of a swineherd in the service of Egwin, third bishop of Worcester. It was originally named Homme or Haum[5] and recorded as Eveshomme in 709 and Evesham
Evesham
in 1086.[4] The second part of the name (homme or ham) typically only signifies a home or dwelling, but in Worcestershire
Worcestershire
and Gloucestershire was commonly applied to land on the sides of a river, generally in bends of a river, which were liable to flood.[6] Some sources (notably Tindal) incorrectly cite 'holm' as a source for the town's name; but this is simple ignorance of early forms of the name. Some sources (Rudge, Tindall, Lewis, May, etc.) incorrectly give the name of the swineherd as Eoves, but it should be Eof, as explained as long ago as 1920 by O.G. Knapp:

It is impossible that Eoves should have been the Swineherd's name for several reasons. In the first place the letter 'V' is not found in the Saxon alphabet, having been brought to this country by the Normans; so that Eofeshamme, given in one of the charters, indicates the older and better form of the name... But even if Eofes is older and more accurate than Eoves it cannot be the original form of the name. A moment's reflection will show that if Evesham
Evesham
means the meadow of some person, the name of that person must be in what Grammarians call the Genitive (or Possessive) Case, Singular. This in modern English is nearly always denoted by 's placed at the end of the word; the apostrophe showing that a vowel has dropped out of the termination. Anglo-Saxon had a larger selection of endings for the Genitive Case, but the one in –es (the original form of our modern 's) belonged to what are called 'strong' Masculine nouns, which usually ended in a consonant. Eofes, therefore, would be the natural Genitive of a man's proper name, Eof. Ferguson suggests that the original form of the name might have been Eofa, but such a name would correspond to the 'weak' nouns which made their Genitive by adding not –es but –an; in which case the name of the town would have been Eofanham, as is shown in the case of Offenham, the Ham of Offa or Uffa. We may therefore take it as certain that the real name of the Swineherd
Swineherd
was not Eoves, Eofes, or even Eofa, but Eof. And this is not a mere theoretical reconstruction, for Eof was actually a Saxon name... The form Eoves, though current for many centuries, is a mere blunder.[7]

Abbey[edit] Evesham
Evesham
Abbey, which became possibly the third largest in England,[8] was founded by Saint Egwin, the third Bishop of Worcester, in around 701 AD, following the vision of the Virgin Mary to a local swineherd or shepherd named Eof.[9][10] An entry in the Great Domesday Book
Domesday Book
of 1086 lists Evesham, mentioning "Two free men; Two radmen; Abbey of St Mary of Evesham; Abbey of St Mary of Pershore; Edmund, Abbot of St Mary of Pershore; Walter, Abbot of St Mary of Evesham; Aethelwig, Abbot of St Mary of Evesham; King William as donor; Odo, Bishop of Bayeux; Ranulph; Turstin, Abbot of St Mary of Pershore; Walter Ponther; Westminster, Gilbert Crispin, Abbot of St Peter."[11] The abbey was redeveloped and extended after the Norman Conquest, employing many tradesmen and significantly contributing to the growth of Evesham.[12] Income for the abbey came from pilgrims to the abbey to celebrate the vision and visitors to the tomb of Simon de Montfort. As a result of Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries, Evesham Abbey was dismantled in 1540 and sold as building stone, leaving little but the Lichfield Bell Tower.[13] The abbey remains are a Scheduled Ancient Monument
Scheduled Ancient Monument
(No. WT253), and parts of the abbey complex, Abbot Reginald's Wall (registered monument) and the ruins of Abbot Chryton's Wall (Grade II), are English Heritage
English Heritage
listed buildings.[14] The abbey's coat of arms is used as the crest of Prince Henry's High School. Two surviving buildings with links to the abbey are the Middle Littleton Tythe Barn
Middle Littleton Tythe Barn
and the Almonry
Almonry
Museum and Heritage Centre, which is housed in the old almonry of the abbey and also displays artifacts from excavations there. Battle[edit] Main article: Battle of Evesham Following the Battle of Lewes
Battle of Lewes
a year earlier, where Simon de Montfort had gained control of parliament, the Battle of Evesham
Battle of Evesham
in August 1265 was the second of two main battles of the Second Barons' War. It marked the victory of Prince Edward, who led the 8,000 strong army of his father Henry III, over the 6,000 men of de Montfort, and the beginning of the end of the rebellion. The battle was a massacre; de Montfort's army were trapped in the horseshoe bend of the river,[15] Although Simon de Montfort and his son were killed, Prince Edward's victory was not decisive towards the King's hold on the country, and the struggle continued until 1267,[16][17] after which the kingdom returned to a period of unity and progress that was to last until the early 1290s.[18] Town[edit]

The Almonry, originally part of Evesham
Evesham
Abbey

The medieval town developed within the meander of the River Avon, while Bengeworth
Bengeworth
developed to the east on the opposite bank of the river. In 1055 a market was granted to the Saxon town by King Edward.[12] In the 11th century Leofric, Earl of Mercia, had a hunting lodge at Bengeworth. Leofric founded Holy Trinity Church with his wife Godifu (Lady Godiva). Godifu, who died in about 1067, is possibly buried at the abbey.[19] During the reign of King Stephen, William de Beauchamp erected an adulterine castle at Bengeworth, whose occupants vied for control of the town and abbey. When Abbot William had the castle destroyed between 1149 and 1159, he consecrated the site as a graveyard to prevent the castle being rebuilt.[20][21] Governance[edit] Evesham
Evesham
was a borough and market town in the hundred of Blackenhurst in county of Worcestershire[5] and after 1837 head of the Evesham
Evesham
Poor Law Union which took responsibility for the administration and funding of the Poor Law, and built a workhouse for that area.[22] Evesham
Evesham
is a town and civil parish governed at the lowest tier of local government by Evesham
Evesham
Town Council, part of the Wychavon District of the County of Worcestershire. Residents in the six council electoral wards are represented by 24 elected members. The wards, based on streets, are represented by elected councillors: Avon (3), Bengworth (5), Great Hampton (3), Little Hampton (5), South (5), Twyford (3). The council is chaired by a mayor, and has a Town Clerk who acts as chief officer.[23] Geography[edit]

Evesham

Climate chart (explanation)

J F M A M J J A S O N D

    38     7 3

    25     8 2

    24     11 3

    32     13 5

    27     17 7

    36     19 10

    31     22 12

    39     22 12

    40     18 10

    44     14 8

    37     10 5

    33     7 3

Average max. and min. temperatures in °C

Precipitation totals in mm

Source: [24]

Imperial conversion

J F M A M J J A S O N D

    1.5     45 37

    1     46 36

    1     51 38

    1.3     55 42

    1.1     62 45

    1.4     67 50

    1.2     72 54

    1.5     71 53

    1.6     65 50

    1.7     58 46

    1.4     50 41

    1.3     45 37

Average max. and min. temperatures in °F

Precipitation totals in inches

Evesham
Evesham
is situated on a horse shoe shaped peninsula almost completely surrounded by water in a meander of the River Avon between Stratford-on-Avon
Stratford-on-Avon
and Tewkesbury. The modern town encompasses Bengeworth
Bengeworth
and Greater and Little Hampton, which were originally independent villages on the opposite bank of the river. Evesham
Evesham
is linked to Bengeworth
Bengeworth
by Workman Bridge and Hampton by Abbey Bridge, or New Bridge the first completely structural concrete bridge in the country.[25] The Cotswold
Cotswold
hills stretch from the east to the south-west, while to the west the area is bounded by the Malvern Hills. To the north the land is flat with gentle undulations.[26] The Avon, a tributary of the River Severn, is navigable but mainly used by leisure traffic and there is a marina providing moorings. The River Avon at Evesham
Evesham
has always been susceptible to heavy flooding which is well documented from the 13th century. In May 1924 floods at Evesham
Evesham
ranked 5th in the annual flood list 1848 to 1935.[27] In May 1998, Evesham
Evesham
was one of the towns worst hit by record flooding along the River Avon. The river rose 19 feet (5.8 m) in just a few hours, sinking tethered narrowboats, flooding areas of Bengeworth, and threatening the 19th century Workman Bridge as static homes from a riverside caravan site broke up and became wedged in its arches. In July 2007 Evesham
Evesham
had its heaviest rainfall for 200 years, reaching more than 320% the average in some areas. In the Severn catchment, it caused some of the heaviest floods recorded, and in Evesham
Evesham
the flooding was the worst in its recorded history.[28]

Location grid

Destinations from Evesham

Worcester, Tenbury Wells Alcester, Redditch, Birmingham Stratford-upon-Avon, Coventry

Pershore, Malvern, Ledbury, Hereford

Evesham

Banbury

Strensham, Tewkesbury, Gloucester Cirencester, Devizes Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Norton, Woodstock, Oxford

Demography[edit] At the 2001 UK census, Evesham
Evesham
had a total population of 22,304. For every 100 females, there were 96.7 males. The average household size was 2.3.[29] Of those aged 16–74 in Evesham, 57.5% had no academic qualifications or one General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE),[30] above the figures for all of the Wychavon
Wychavon
district (44.2%) and England
England
(45.5%).[31] According to the census, 2.4% were unemployed and 9.4% were economically inactive.[30] 20.1% of the population were under the age of 16 and 7.7% were aged 75 and over; the mean age of the people of the civil parish was 38.2. 69.9% of residents described their health as "good", similar to the average of 69.1% for the wider district.[32] Economy[edit]

This twin gabled 15th-century timbered merchants house is now occupied by NatWest
NatWest
bank.

The Riverside Shopping Centre

Due to its exceptionally fertile soil, market gardening is carried out on a commercial scale in the surrounding area, known as the Vale of Evesham, which is known for its production of fruit and vegetables. A distinctive form of leasehold tenure, known as the Evesham
Evesham
Custom, still regulates market garden tenancies in the area. A decline in the second half of the 20th century resulted in the closing of Evesham's Smithfield Market while the Central Market stopped being used for produce auctions. Between 1983 and 2008, Evesham
Evesham
was home to computer manufacturer Evesham
Evesham
Micros, later renamed Evesham
Evesham
Technology. It was a significant contributor to the United Kingdom's domestic computer and digital television market. At its peak, the company employed up to 300 people with a chain of 19 retail stores in towns and cities throughout the UK. It went into liquidation in 2008.[33] Retail and food outlets are provided for in the traditional high street and the Riverside Shopping Centre, and Four Pools Lane Retail Park. The Valley (formerly Evesham
Evesham
Country Park), is a large retail and leisure park located out of town with a diversity of stores, restaurants and cafés. Transport[edit] In 1728 the London
London
to Worcester
Worcester
road through Evesham
Evesham
was turnpiked as was the Evesham
Evesham
to Alcester
Alcester
road in 1778 improving communications in the area.[34] Evesham
Evesham
is at the junction of the A46 and A44 trunk roads – the 4-mile (6 km) £7 million, A46 single-carriageway bypass to the east of the town opened in July 1987 as the A435.[35] The River Avon is a navigable waterway linking the River Severn
River Severn
at Tewkesbury
Tewkesbury
to the Stratford-upon-Avon
Stratford-upon-Avon
Canal at Stratford-upon-Avon. The river between the town and Stratford is managed by the Upper Avon Navigation Trust, and below by the Lower Avon Navigation Trust, reflecting the administration of the river since the Restoration, when the lower Avon required only modest repairs, but significant investment was required above the town.[36] The ancient Hampton Ferry links the town to Hampton. In 1845 an Act of parliament was passed for the Oxford, Worcester
Worcester
and Wolverhampton Railway[5] and Evesham railway station
Evesham railway station
opened between Honeybourne
Honeybourne
and Pershore. The station is on the Cotswold
Cotswold
Line from Oxford
Oxford
to Worcester, Great Malvern
Great Malvern
and Hereford. There are trains every 45–55 minutes to London
London
Paddington that take approximately 1 hour 45 minutes and trains to Birmingham
Birmingham
take around 90 minutes (changing at Worcester). The nearest major airport is Birmingham
Birmingham
International about 40 minutes away by trunk roads and the M42 motorway. Gloucestershire Airport
Gloucestershire Airport
at Staverton is a general aviation airport used for pilot training, private charter and scheduled flights to Jersey and the Isle of Man. Work began in September 2013 to replace the Abbey Bridge and was completed in March 2014.[37] Education[edit] Schools in Evesham
Evesham
follow the three-tier education model of first school (ages 5–10), middle school (ages 10–13), and high school (ages 13–18) adopted by Wychavon
Wychavon
District Council 1974 and completed by 1977. Twelve first (primary) schools which include state non-denominational schools as well as Church of England
England
Bengeworth Academy and Roman Catholic
Roman Catholic
school feed four middle schools which in turn send their pupils to complete their secondary education at The De Montfort School and Prince Henry's High School which originated as a grammar school established by the monastery and was re-founded by Henry VIII
Henry VIII
after the Dissolution.[5] The Vale of Evesham
Evesham
School, operated by Worcestershire
Worcestershire
County Council, caters for children from the area aged 2 – 19 with special needs, and learning disabilities. Further education is provided by Evesham
Evesham
College, part of the Warwickshire College Group
Warwickshire College Group
following the merger with South Worcestershire
Worcestershire
College (previously known as Evesham
Evesham
and Malvern Hills College)[38] which caters mainly for students studying at the NVQ and BTEC level or undertaking practical vocational courses.[39] [40] The nearest higher education providers are the University of Worcester and the University of Gloucestershire. A University of the Third Age was established in 2003 and in 2010 had 600 members.[41] Places of worship[edit]

The 1906 sandstone and red brick Evesham
Evesham
Methodist
Methodist
Church on the banks of the River Avon

It is possible that the 8th-century Anglo-Saxon Minster Church of Evesham Abbey
Evesham Abbey
was founded on the site of an even older church. The medieval town had two parish churches, All Saints and St Lawrence built within the abbey precinct.[12] Religious establishments in Evesham
Evesham
include All Saints Church, Evesham
All Saints Church, Evesham
Baptist Church, Evesham Evangelical
Evangelical
Church, Evesham
Evesham
Methodist
Methodist
Church, St Andrew's C of E Church, St Mary & Saint Egwin's Church, St Peter's Church, Vale Of Evesham
Evesham
Christian Centre, the Unitarian Chapel in Oat Street and a Quaker
Quaker
meeting place.

Culture[edit]

The art deco Regal Cinema

Evesham
Evesham
had a distinctive dialect, which locals called "Asum Grammar",[42] or "Asum Grammer". The editor of the local newspaper quoted extracts from a fictitious dictionary of the language.[43] In 1891, a glossary was published of words and phrases in South-East Worcestershire, comprising the district around Evesham
Evesham
and Pershore. This publication itself built on that of an 1882 author identified only as "Mrs Chamberlain".[44] Prior to the 1882 book, little attention had been paid to the dialect of "the old Worcestershire folks", despite it being "interesting and peculiar". A decline in the dialect was already being noted, attributed at that time to standardisation of English schooling,[45] something noted also by later writers on English dialects.[46] The dialect continues to decline, but is stronger in older generations.[42] More recent factors in its decline are attributed to changes in the market gardening scene, where the dialect was to be heard at its fullest, and the impact of television.[43] In the local dialect, "Asum" is a contraction of the town's name.[42][47] Asum was an ale produced by the now defunct Evesham
Evesham
Brewery. "Eve-shum" is the more common phonetic pronunciation, but "Eve-uh-shum" is not uncommon.[47] Evesham
Evesham
Arts Centre was built in 1979 and is staffed and operated by volunteers.[48] It provides a venue for professional and amateur performance. Events hosted include drama, stand-up comedy, brass bands, orchestras, pantomime to ballet. The centre has a raked 300-seat auditorium, full technical facilities and film projection and a 60-seat studio space for smaller productions. The centre's foyer it is an exhibition space for local artists. The centre is managed by the Evesham
Evesham
Arts Association, a registered charity.[49] The Regal Cinema reopened in December 2009.[50] Its Grade II listed building was designed in 1932 by architect Hurley Robinson.[51][52] who was responsible for several public buildings in classical and Art Deco styles, including 55 other cinemas.[52] The Regal is the most important surviving example.[53] In 2009 the cinema signed a contract to show all Universal Studios
Universal Studios
films. It also serves as a community arts centre, offering a programme of music and stand-up comedy.[54] Medieval
Medieval
Evesham, and the Earl of Evesham, inspired a novel Winning His Spurs by historical fiction author G. A. Henty.[55] A more recent novel by M.C. Beaton entitled Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham, takes place largely in Evesham, and two of the main characters visit the local sights, with descriptions.[56] Local folklore is provided for by the Legend of Evesham
Evesham
surrounding the life of Eof, an 8th-century swineherd credited with the founding of the town, and St Egwin
Egwin
the Bishop of Worcester
Worcester
who founded the abbey and who whose feet had been fettered and the key thrown in the River Avon. According to the legend, the key turned up in Rome inside a fish. On returning to Evesham, Egwin
Egwin
declared that a monastery be built on the spot where the key had been cast in the river.[13] A major landmark is the statue of Eof by the sculptor John McKenna that was funded by the townsfolk and unveiled in the market place in June 2008.[57] Amenities and media[edit] The Evesham
Evesham
Library, managed by Worcestershire
Worcestershire
Libraries & Learning division of Worcestershire
Worcestershire
County Council, is located in the town centre and was completely modernised following a closure for refurbishment in January 2011. It offers community services that include an online catalogue, Wi-Fi internet access, public internet terminals, and a mobile library.[58] A local museum opened in 1957 and is funded by the council, The Almonry
Almonry
Museum and Heritage Centre, and the Tourist Information Centre are housed in a 14th-century half timbered building that was the home of the almoner of Evesham
Evesham
Abbey. Exhibits include many items of local interest including an exhibition themed on the battle of Evesham.[59] Evesham
Evesham
has a 97-bed community hospital in Waterside, outside the town centre, used mainly by the elderly and for convalescence, although consultants from major Worcester
Worcester
NHS hospitals hold clinics there. The hospital maintains a Minor Injuries Unit (open from 9 am to 9 pm 7 days a week).[60] The town has three health centres providing general practitioner first care services, and a dental centre. Evesham
Evesham
also has several nursing and retirement homes for the care of senior citizens. The Evesham
Evesham
area is covered by the Midlands Air Ambulance service, which has operated from the site of Strensham motorway services since 1991.[61] Evesham
Evesham
local news has been served since 1860 by the Evesham
Evesham
Journal, now part of the Newsquest
Newsquest
(Midlands South) Ltd. subsidiary of Gannett Corporation, which is predominantly a weekly free newspaper that is distributed over four counties.[62] In 2007 the weekly free newspaper Evesham
Evesham
Observer was launched by Midlands-based Observer-Standard series of newspapers, now the family-owned Bullivant Media.[63] Commercial radio stations that provide music and local news include Wyvern (radio)
Wyvern (radio)
broadcasting on 96.7 FM, Touch FM broadcasting on 102 FM, and BBC Hereford
Hereford
& Worcester
Worcester
broadcasting on 104 FM and 94.7 FM. Sport[edit] The Evesham
Evesham
Leisure Centre comprises two swimming pools, a climbing wall, a 100-station fitness room to our health and a beauty salon.[64] Sport in Evesham
Evesham
is represented by Evesham United F.C.
Evesham United F.C.
which plays in the Southern Football League
Southern Football League
Division One South & West, and Rugby Union – Senior and Youth Sections at Evesham
Evesham
Rugby Club. There is also a cricket ground. The town also has a pétanque team,[65] and a cycling club, Evesham
Evesham
& District Wheelers, which was founded in 1947. Because of its situation on the river, the town is home to various watersports including Evesham
Evesham
Rowing Club, Kayaking
Kayaking
& Canoeing
Canoeing
provided by the Evesham
Evesham
Paddle Monsters club, and Evesham Sailing
Sailing
Club. The town includes two golf courses, Evesham
Evesham
Golf Club, which is situated outside Fladbury, and Twyford Golf Club, which is situated just outside Lenchwick. Evesham
Evesham
Vale Running
Running
Club hold the Evesham
Evesham
Vale 10K Race event very year.[66] Notable people[edit]

Alfred John Agg, Australian colonial public servant and commissioner of railways in Victoria. John Aldridge, a professional English and international cricketer who also played for Worcestershire. Born in Evesham
Evesham
in 1935.[67] Ariel Bender, guitarist for Mott the Hoople and Spooky Tooth, was born and raised in Evesham. Molly Badham who was awarded the MBE was a co-founder of Twycross Zoo. She trained the chimpanzees who appeared on the famous Brooke Bond
Brooke Bond
PG Tips TV ads for tea. Born in Evesham
Evesham
in 1914.[68] Roger Burrows, educator and mathematician Jim Capaldi, songwriter and founding member of Traffic was born and raised in Evesham. Muzio Clementi
Muzio Clementi
was a celebrated classical composer, pianist, pedagogue, conductor, music publisher, and piano manufacturer. He spent his final years in Evesham
Evesham
where he died in 1832. Daniel Flynn, the actor who plays Superintendent John Heaton in the long-running ITV1
ITV1
police drama The Bill
The Bill
was born in Evesham
Evesham
in 1961 but whose family moved to Bromley, Kent
Kent
when an infant. Sir Henry Fowler, Chief Mechanical Engineer of the Midland Railway
Midland Railway
and subsequently the London, Midland and Scottish Railway
London, Midland and Scottish Railway
was born in Evesham, on 29 July 1870.[69] Edmund Hort New, was an artist who was born and grew up in Evesham
Evesham
in 1871. In 1905, he moved to Oxford
Oxford
where he began work on a series of drawings of the University of Oxford
Oxford
colleges, a project which occupied him for the rest of his life. Harry King (1886–1968) was a professional English footballer who was born in Northampton, and began his career at Evesham
Evesham
Star F.C.. Robert Lanchbury, is a former English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Gloucestershire and Worcestershire
Worcestershire
in the early 1970s. Born in Evesham
Evesham
in 1950.[70] Alistair McGowan, impressionist and actor. Born in Evesham
Evesham
on 24 November 1964.[71] Andy Preece, a part-time professional English footballer and manager. He began his career as a junior with Worcester
Worcester
City. He subsequently played for Evesham
Evesham
United. Born in Evesham
Evesham
in 1967.[72] P J Proby
P J Proby
(American pop singer) lives in Evesham.[73][74] Edward Righton (1884–1964) was an English cricketer who played first-class cricket matches for Worcestershire
Worcestershire
between 1911 and 1913. Born in Evesham[75] John Watson was born in Evesham
Evesham
around 1491 and was a Bishop of Winchester, and a Chancellor of St Pauls Cathedral, London. Today's Evesham
Evesham
Hotel is a Tudor mansion he built as the family home. William Jones, (1839–1913) was awarded the Victoria Cross
Victoria Cross
for bravery at Rorke's Drift, the highest military award that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth citizens. Born in Evesham
Evesham
c1839. Guy Whittingham is a retired professional footballer with over 450 appearances for a number of English clubs including Premier League Aston Villa and Sheffield Wednesday. Born in Evesham
Evesham
in 1964.[76] C.H. Waddington
C.H. Waddington
biologist John Watson, acting Bluemantle Pursuivant
Bluemantle Pursuivant
at the College of Arms Henry Walton Smith who was the Mayor of Evesham
Evesham
in 1858 and 1860 was a founder of high street retailer W H Smith[77]

Twin towns[edit] Evesham
Evesham
is twinned with:[78]

Dreux, France. Melsungen, Germany. Evesham
Evesham
Township, New Jersey, USA.

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