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I was not born here but I’ll probably see out my years here.
Circumstances brought me here twenty or so years ago and I’m still here
It’s a river town, a fisherman’s town and a day tripper’s town.

It is still an important grower’s town, a garden of England town.

The ruins of the abbey are still visible, a reminder that religious hatred is not something new.

The ghosts of battle are still around; Simon De Montfort lost the battle of Evesham in August 1265, but won, because democracy thrives.

In the town there is a great choice of restaurants, Thai, English, Polish, Indian, and Italian a something for everyone’s taste town.

The many public houses in the town have the olde- worlde look with black and white Tudor architecture which gives it a historical look with great tasting ales.

Fetes and festivals throughout the year make it a something always going on town.

In the spring the apple blossom blooms and is beautiful to see and the many orchards surrounding the town attract visitors and cyclists to witness the beauty of it.



There are many churches here where worshippers can pray without fear of persecution or hatred from others, a peaceful town.

The many nationalities that live here, Italians, Polish, Indians Irish, English, and West Indians give it an international feel town.

Evesham is surrounded by typically English villages built of Cotswold stone and some with traditional thatched roofs, they look like a scene from from a Christmas card and when it snows they do.

The silvery waters of the Avon have parted the town but two bridges join it, one town, Evesham my town.

Written 7th August 2018.



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Date: 2/8/2019 4:48:00 AM
Such a lovely piece Tom, describing well your home town making it a place which would be appealing to the visitor. It's an area I've never been to in England as I stick to Lake district and Lancashire being nearer to Scotland.
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Date: 2/8/2019 4:51:00 AM
Thank you Gordon, I have visited both and are beautiful places too. Tom.
Date: 9/11/2018 9:31:00 AM
Wonderful write, Tom. Makes the reader feel like they are there. ~ Warren
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Date: 9/11/2018 9:57:00 AM
Thank you very much Warren, happy you enjoyed it. Tom
Date: 9/3/2018 6:18:00 AM
That sounds like you really love your town :) A lovely informative read !
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Date: 9/3/2018 9:00:00 AM
Thank you very much Maxie, happy you enjoyed it. Tom
Date: 8/14/2018 11:28:00 AM
Tour Guide Tom! Thanks for the free tour. It was quite informative. From now on, you gotta charge for your services! ~ Gershon
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Date: 8/14/2018 12:41:00 PM
Haha thanks for the idea, I might give up retirement. Tom
Date: 8/13/2018 10:28:00 PM
Sounds like a wonderful place to visit.
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Date: 8/14/2018 7:30:00 AM
It certainly is Timothy, really peaceful compared to where I used to live in the city.
Date: 8/13/2018 3:13:00 PM
An excellent description of the town that you have made your home. I really like that it has the ethnic quality to it When i lived near San Francisco in the 80's, I enjoyed the international feeling!!
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Date: 8/14/2018 7:31:00 AM
Thanks Andrea, I used to work with many nationalities and I enjoyed talking to them finding out about their culture etc. Tom
Date: 8/13/2018 7:48:00 AM
While reading I feel your love and pride in every view, description, history, event.. a town that has surely helped shape your character and pen! Thank you so much for sharing. A wonderful write. Be blessed.
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Date: 8/13/2018 9:54:00 AM
Thank you very much Besma, I'm happy that you enjoyed it. Tom
Date: 8/10/2018 3:38:00 AM
Fabulous tribute to a beautiful English town. I've not been for years, used to love that area when we lived in the UK. Hubby did his training near Evesham! (before he knew me lol). I too was born in Birmingham - Selly Oak hospital as was my son!:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 8/10/2018 4:05:00 AM
Thanks Jan, it is indeed beautiful countryside, like yourself I left Birmingham over twenty years ago, I have no regrets. Tom
Date: 8/10/2018 2:37:00 AM
Excellent. Well penned. Enjoyed reading it.
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Date: 8/10/2018 3:12:00 AM
Thank you Ravi, I'm happy you enjoyed it. Regards. Tom
Date: 8/9/2018 8:42:00 AM
I have never been to the UK but it is on my bucket list. Perhaps when I do get there I will visit the town of Evesham in which you so wonderfully described. Great write, Tom! Charlie
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Date: 8/9/2018 11:15:00 AM
Thank you Charlie, glad you enjoyed, let me know when your heading this way. Tom
Date: 8/9/2018 5:56:00 AM
A wonderful write, Tom, and your town, Evesham, sounds like a wonderful place. T.J
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Date: 8/9/2018 11:10:00 AM
Thank you Teppo, its so peaceful compared to the city where we lived. Tom
Date: 8/8/2018 11:08:00 PM
Sounds beautiful , Tom, I've always been partial to the old nostalgic towns. Enjoyed reading...
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Date: 8/9/2018 2:59:00 AM
Thank you Eve, I'm happy that you enjoyed it. Tom
Date: 8/8/2018 7:02:00 AM
Beautifully described my English Friend... Evesham for everyone...love & light...^WW^
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Date: 8/8/2018 10:03:00 PM
Thank you very much WW. Happy you liked it. Tom
Date: 8/8/2018 4:10:00 AM
Hello Tom, Your descriptive portrait of your town "Evesham" in England reads better than any travel guide I've seen before. Evesham sounds like a great place to visit. Although, I'm a native-born American, my ancestry (from my last name) on my father's side is English, and my mother's ancestry is Irish. I've only briefly visited England actually a couple times. Although, as you may already know, I've lived a number of years here in Central Germany. Enjoyed this portrait!! Best Wishes, Gary
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Date: 8/15/2018 5:33:00 PM
Hello Tom, Munich is awesome for sure with very renown yearly Oktoberfest there!! Many of the cities throughout Germany, including the area we live in, have similar beer fests and other events. And wine too is quite popular here too. Much Fun!! And yes, I do have very strong and active Irish roots!! Cheers and Best, Gary
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Date: 8/8/2018 4:36:00 AM
Thank you Gary, both my parents were from the west of Ireland but I was born in the UK, there's a saying that there is a bit of Irish in us all. Have only passed through Germany but I know they brew lovely beer.Would love to go to one of their beer festival's I hear the Munich one is awesome. Tom
Date: 8/8/2018 12:24:00 AM
You ought to become a travel writer, Tom. Excellent portrait of a lovely place. Regards, Viv
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Date: 8/8/2018 2:39:00 AM
Thank you Viv, well if your ever down this way I could show you some nice pubs. Tom
Date: 8/7/2018 8:02:00 PM
A gorgeous write! I went to my hometown many years after mom and dad moved. I never knew how beautiful it was.
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Date: 8/8/2018 2:37:00 AM
Thank you Kim, there are indeed some beautiful places in the world, how lucky we are . Tom
Date: 8/7/2018 5:07:00 PM
what a vivid portrait of your city allowing me to grace it vicariously.. i have visited england but haven't had the chance to get there... maybe soon, tom... huggs
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Date: 8/8/2018 2:35:00 AM
Thank you Nette, it is a beautiful town, the inlaws retired here and we decided to follow, I'm glad I did. Let me know when you're coming so I can chill the wine. Tom
Date: 8/7/2018 5:05:00 PM
I am so pleased to have read this poem, Tom. I know this lovely town as a visitor with its river, fields and market gardens. And the high ridge to the East from where one can see the Black Mountains and the sun setting behind Bredon Hill. Thanks for sharing. // Barry
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Date: 8/8/2018 2:30:00 AM
Thank you Barry, I'm glad that you've seen it,wasn't sure if I had managed to put it in a good light. Stratford which is about 25 mins away seems to attract more tourists because of Shakespeare. Tom
Date: 8/7/2018 4:33:00 PM
My good friend, I so enjoyed reading about this beautiful town in England. You are blessed to have found and now live in a place you think so highly of. A truly delightful and fine poem to read and enjoy my friend.. A fav...
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Date: 8/8/2018 2:25:00 AM
Thank you very much Robert, I am happy that you enjoyed it. Tom
Date: 8/7/2018 3:20:00 PM
You live in a beautiful part of England Tom, hence the wonderful poetry that enhances this site, Your poem would have made a awesome Haibun, Love it though as it is.
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Date: 8/7/2018 3:23:00 PM
Thank you Harry, I hadn't thought of the haibun, it was something I'd written a while back and it was just on my phone so decided to put it on here, it certainly beats where I used to live Birmingham,a busy city. Tom
Date: 8/7/2018 12:57:00 PM
Your town is awesome Tom..your love for the place resonates in your poem. I enjoyed the journey through your town in your words, and felt really good about your beloved town.
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Date: 8/7/2018 2:15:00 PM
Thank you Vijay, it was a shock to the system moving out of the city but I have no regrets, its very peaceful here. Tom
Date: 8/7/2018 12:30:00 PM
Very interesting Tom. It sounds so nice with everything you have described in this peaceful poem :)
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Date: 8/7/2018 2:11:00 PM
Thanks very much Heidi, love to go.out on my bike and in five minutes I can be out in the country lanes, best move I ever made getting out of the city. Tom
Date: 8/7/2018 5:38:00 AM
I am so sorry to have missed your town when I was crisscrossing England for 10 years but I have visited the De Montfort university! It sounds a peaceful place to live even if Simon De Monford had caused so much trouble over there in the past! haha. Lovely description my friend, Tom! Much enjoyed!
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Date: 8/7/2018 9:58:00 AM
Not to worry Demetrios but if you are ever down this way again you would be more than welcome. Tom