Welford-on-Avon

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The maypole at Welford-on-Avon

Welford-on-Avon is a village of around 1,800 inhabitants situated some 4 miles (6 km) west-south-west of the town of Stratford-upon-Avon in the county of Warwickshire, England.

Until 1931, Welford-on-Avon was in Gloucestershire (as part of the Rural District of Marston Sicca), when it was transferred to Stratford-on-Avon Rural District. Since 1974 it has been part of the District of Stratford-on-Avon.

The village sits within a bend of the River Avon, on the south bank. Its maypole is one of the tallest in England (at 65 feet/20 metres). It used to be wooden but was replaced by an aluminium pole after a lightning strike. There are three pubs and many Tudor half-timbered and thatched cottages, mostly close to the village church, which is the older part of Welford.[1]

Welford-on-Avon Primary School[edit]

The Primary school is on Headland Road. It is rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted.

In 1995, the primary school won the Daily Telegraph's young newspaper of the year competition with its annual publication of the j3 bugle.

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Coordinates: 52°10′05″N 1°47′02″W / 52.168°N 1.784°W / 52.168; -1.784