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Welford-on-Avon Sign

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Welford-on-Avon is a picturesque village set in the heart of Warwickshire. It lies on the Avon River about four miles west of Stratford-upon-Avon. The village is four miles south of Alcester and four miles east of Bidford-on-Avon.

The centre of the village is designated as a conservation area. The village contains quite a number of attractive thatched houses, but the spread of housing is from very old to modern. It is mainly residential, but contains a number of small businesses, the largest of which are horticultural.

In total, it has a little under 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, a children's play area, allotments and two Churches. The churches are the Parish Church of St Peter's and a Methodist Chapel.

The picture on the right shows the annual Maypole dancing festival which is performed by the pupils of Welford Primary School every June.

Below is a picture of one of the typical thatched cottages.

Thatched cottage
Thatched cottage, Boat Lane

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.

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