Walks around the Redditch Area

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Useful  links

My ‘Discover Redditch’ websites are this site plus the Visit Redditch and Redditch History websites. The Visit Redditch website is a tourist information resource to visitors in the area and the Redditch History site has a series of ‘flash’ base short histories of different aspects of the town history. I also have a site Alcad History which is dedicated to nickel-cadmium battery manufacture in Redditch.

Redditch is administered by Redditch Borough Council, whose website has helpful information about the facilities available in the  town. In particular the Leisure and Culture page gives information on the programme of leisure and cultural events the town offers throughout the year with parks, leisure centres, sport, theatres and museums.

The town museum is the Forge Mill Needle Museum & Bordesley Abbey Visitor Centre, which encompasses two major national sites, the Forge Mill Needle Museum based in a 18th Century Water Mill with the original water powered machinery and the ruins of Bordesley Abbey; a medieval Cistercian Abbey, which has been extensively excavated.

The 900 year history of the town which makes the town what it is, is something that is recognised by a local history group. The Redditch Local History Society meets each month and has a programme of talks, exhibitions and events throughout the year.

The are two local ‘free’ newspapers for the town and surrounding area. They are the Redditch Advertiser and Redditch Standard. Both newspapers have news on what is happening in the town, including local communities, sport and entertainment, as well as a wide range of local advertisements and sales. They both have web sites and a social media presence, and are  printed weekly in newspaper form and delivered to all households in the town.