Alcester and District Local History Society

The Society explores the local history of Alcester and the surrounding villages, to encourage research, recording and publication  for future generations.

Alcester is a small market town in South Warwickshire standing at the junction of the River Arrow and the River Alne.The town has Roman origins and much evidence of the Roman settlement has been uncovered.

The town continued to develop through the centuries up to the present day and there are many half-timbered buildings that still survive in the town centre. The present day town has a population of  around 12,000 and boasts many historical inns and a traditional High Street lined with a variety of shops.

The Alcester and District Local History Society strives to discover and record the rich and varied past of Alcester and meets every month with a guest speaker giving a presentation of  local or national historical interest.

The Town of Alcester

Then and Now ………

Alcester Railway Station

Alcester Railway Station was opened by the Midand Railway on 17th September 1866 and closed to passengers on 17th June 1963. The station was on a line between Redditch and Evesham and was the junction of a Great Western branch line to Bearley. The last Station Master was Norman Saunders. The station buildings were demolished shortly after closure except for the Station Master’s house, which although much-enlarged, still exists today. The central portion of each platform also survives. The house was occupied by the Saunders family until 2002.

(Old photo - copyright unknown)

(Modern photo - copyright S Godfrey, taken with the kind permission of the Moore family)