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Alcester and District
Local History Society
Winter Snow in Oversley
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.
This wintry photo depicts Oversley Bridge which connects Alcester and Oversley Green crossing the River Arrow just below its junction with the River Alne. The bridge was originally constructed around 1600, and some stonework of this period survives on the south side. The bridge has been much altered over the years. This is not surprising as it carried the old A422 road between Stratford and Alcester until the 1960s. When standing in this peaceful spot it is hard to imagine heavy traffic thundering over it! Just over the bridge towards Oversley Green on the right hand side stood a service station which closed when the new road opened.