Question: Why is it called Redditch?

The name of Redditch can be traced back to the 13th century when it was Red Ditch or Red Dyche. Redditch was world famous long before it became a New Town. Like the rest of Britain, the Beeching Axe fell on Redditch - around the time the New Town was starting. Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham was born in Redditch.

What is Redditch classed as?

Redditch is a town, and local government district in north-east Worcestershire, England, approximately 15 miles (24 km) south of Birmingham. The district has a population of 85,000 as of 2019. In the 19th century it became the international centre for the needle and fishing tackle industry.

Is Redditch a county?

Redditch | Worcestershire County Council.

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