Evesham Road, Astwood Bank
Astwood Bank shown within Worcestershire
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Astwood Bank is a village just south of Redditch. The village is noted for its successful cricket team, who have twice played at Lords in the National Village Knock Out Final. The A441 Evesham Road is the main trunk road through Astwood Bank from Redditch.
- Politically, Astwood Bank comes under the Astwood Bank & Feckenham ward. The Councillors are;
- Cllr Michael Chalk (Conservative)-(Feckenham)
- Cllr Brandon Clayton (Conservative)-(Astwood Bank)
- Lionel Britton (1887–1971) was a working class writer from Astwood Bank.
- Dan Sealey of Ocean Colour Scene and Merrymouth was born in Astwood Bank.
- Adam Barry of Merrymouth and co founder of Americana band The Misers has lived in Astwood Bank since leaving school in 1996.
- Charlie Clemmow, actress.
- David Norbury, Cricketer and Fisherman.
Formerly, there was a railway station called Studley & Astwood Bank, with service going as far north as Lichfield Trent Valley and as far south as Tewkesbury. The line was closed in 1964 so now Redditch railway station is the end of the line. The station building still exists as a domestic dwelling house and is located on the Slough, just into Green Lane, Studley, Warwickshire. It is about 2 miles from Astwood Bank and 1 mile from Studley.
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