Welford-on-Avon is a picturesque village set in the heart of South Warwickshire. It lies on the Avon River about four miles west of Stratford-upon-Avon, four miles south of Alcester and four miles east of Bidford-on-Avon.
The centre of the village is designated as a conservation area and contains quite a number of attractive thatched houses including what is believed to be the original “chocolate box cottage” in Boat Lane, reputedly the most photographed street in Warwickshire. The village is mainly residential, but contains a number of small businesses, the largest of which are horticultural. In total there are approximately 600 houses and about 1300 residents.
The Village has three public houses, two shops, a garage, a primary school, a bowls club, a sports club, an 18 hole Golf Course, a children’s play area, allotments and two Churches (the Parish Church of St Peter’s and the Methodist Church).
Welford-on-Avon has been County Winner or Runner Up in the Warwickshire “Best Kept Village Competition” on twelve occasions since 1991. The competition was discontinued in 2007 and as from 2008 has been replaced with a more broadly based competition.
The village boasts one of the tallest Maypoles in England and the annual Maypole dancing festival is performed by the pupils of Welford Primary School every June.
Calling all keen gardeners in Welford and Weston to support the NGS – National Garden Scheme, next year.
Every year at the end of June, villagers support the National Garden Scheme by opening their gardens to visitors on a Saturday and Sunday
We need more gardens to open, in order to justify running this event next year (24th and 25th June 2017), and we have to make a decision if we can support the NGS, by the first week of September this year, so that garden details can be registered and details published in the NGS guidebook.
So, if you would consider opening your garden or want to know more about it, please call Sue Hook on 01789 751400 or see the link below. I look forward to hearing from you