Love letter to Evesham

Dear Evesham, we love you!
We love Evesham for many reasons – it may be a small town but it has a big heart and is considered one of the nicest places to live in Worcestershire.
It is steeped in history with mediaeval origins having been established around an Abbey in the 8th century. There may only be remains of the Abbey left but it has been granted scheduled monument status and some parts listed by English Heritage.
Evesham is also located within the famous Vale of Evesham – the fruit and vegetable basket of England – and surrounded by beautiful Worcestershire countryside.
It’s a very pretty market town and we love it for its diverse selection of shops and businesses, the pubs, cafes and restaurants and the strong sense of community.
It’s therefore no surprise it’s a fabulous place to live with a variety of property styles to suit most pockets.
Those who are lucky enough to call Evesham their home love the Almonry Museum and Heritage Centre, the Evesham Vale Light Railway, the art deco style cinema, the Henrician Evesham, a 312-seat venue for all manner of cultural events including theatre and concerts, a museum, library and sport and leisure centre.
The beautiful countryside on the doorstep provides lots of opportunities for walking and the river is used by people to go kayaking and canoeing.
And finally we love that some notable people were born in Evesham, including impressionist Alistair McGowan, songwriter and founding member of Traffic, Jim Capaldi, racing driver Rob Austin and double Olympic gold medal winning rower Alex Gregory.
What do you love about Evesham?