Until about 1900, although Redditch was internationally
renowned for needle making and the associated fishing
tackle industry, it was still a small country town.
Then it spawned famous companies such as Herbert Terry
& Sons spring makers and the Royal Enfield Cycle
and Motor Cycle Company. The town's current shape
was prefigured when the Redditch Development Corporation
was constituted on 29 May 1964. Redditch New Town
is therefore nearing its 40th birthday and itself
has become part of the town’s history.
This book has been compiled from the combined archives
of Alan Foxall of the Redditch Pictorial History Society,
Ray Saunders of R & S Antiques, and the Redditch
Advertiser, with additional photography by Alan
Foxall. The carefully selected high-quality images
will help the people of ‘old’ Redditch
relive good memories and evoke talking points. And
for those new to the town, it will give them a taste
of Redditch as it was when life was lived at a slower
Redditch Remembered is also available in DVD format priced just £14.99. To order your copy call 01332 384235.