Tourist Information in Worcestershire
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Redditch Town Information




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In the 19th century ‘La Redidich’ - a small hamlet that expanded around a 12th century Cistercian abbey at Bordesley – was famous for the manufacture of articles such as needles and fishhooks. The remains of the abbey can still be seen on the outskirts of the town alongside the restored Forge Mill Needle Museum. Lying on the River Arrow, Redditch is now a so-called new town after accepting an ‘overspill’ from the nearby conurbation of Birmingham.

Church of St. Stephen, Redditch - Photo © Penny Mayes
Church of St. Stephen, Redditch - Photo: Penny Mayes CCL