Wyre Piddle

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Wyre Piddle
Cottages, Church Street, Wyre Piddle - geograph.org.uk - 836671.jpg
Church Street, Wyre Piddle
Wyre Piddle is located in Worcestershire
Wyre Piddle
Wyre Piddle
Location within Worcestershire
OS grid referenceSO965475
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtWR10
Dialling code01386
PoliceWest Mercia
FireHereford and Worcester
AmbulanceWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°07′28″N 2°03′03″W / 52.1245°N 2.0509°W / 52.1245; -2.0509Coordinates: 52°07′28″N 2°03′03″W / 52.1245°N 2.0509°W / 52.1245; -2.0509

Wyre Piddle is a village and civil parish in the Wychavon district of Worcestershire, England. It is on the River Avon, near where that river is joined by the Piddle Brook - between Evesham and Pershore. Two archaeological excavations in the area have found evidence of late Iron Age and Roman occupation and also an enclosed pastoral settlement with four periods of occupation dating from the Middle Iron Age.

In 1967 a hoard of 219 silver coins, some from as early as 1280 and none later than 1467, was found there.

It was the home village of Claude Choules, who was born in Pershore on 3 March 1901 and became the last surviving male veteran of World War I. He moved to Australia in 1926 and died in Perth, Western Australia on 5 May 2011, aged 110. [1]

There are two public houses situated in Wyre, The Anchor Inn and The Hotel. The Anchor Inn used to serve Wyre Piddle's famous locally brewed beer 'Piddle in The Hole' before the Wyre Piddle brewery was dissolved in September 2015. The Hotel is the venue for frequent live music events and is a Bohemian mecca for local artists and musicians.

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