Willersey

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Willersey
Gloucestershire
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The Jubilee Tree in Willersey
Location
Grid reference: SP104398
Location: 52°3’-0"N, 1°50’49"W
Data
Population: 816  (2011[1])
Post town: Broadway
Postcode: WR12
Dialling code: 01386
Local Government
Council: Cotswold
Parliamentary
constituency:
The Cotswolds

Willersey is a village and parish in Gloucestershire, adjacent to the border with Worcestershire, south-west of Evesham. It is an old village with much character. There are two pubs in the village - The Bell Inn and The New Inn. There is also a village shop, Willersey Stores, with a range of groceries and fresh products. The shop also has a cafe area and bed and breakfast. There is a primary school and as well as a large park area. The duck pond is much admired by visitors to the village.

Pubs

The Bell Inn is a 17th-century Cotswold stone Building[2] its sign is a depiction of a large bell and the pub actual has a wooden bell tower to the right as you look at it. It is located about halfway down main street, next to Taylor's garage and opposite the duck pond.

The New Inn is located toward the top of main street near the village shop.[3]

Transport

Between 1904 and 1960, Willersey was served by a halt on the Honeybourne Line.[4]

Today Willersey is served by three bus routes each operated by a different bus company. Willersey to Evesham, known as Rural 4 is operated by N.N. Cresswell Coach Hire Ltd.[5] Prior to Autumn 2013 the Willersey to Evesham was operated by Castleways Coaches. The Willersey to Cheltenham route is operated by Castleways Coaches.[6] The third route is Moreton-in-Marsh to Stratford-upon-Avon which is operated by Johnsons buses.[7]

The nearest railway station to Willersey is Honeybourne which is served by the Cotswold line, offering a direct journey to London Paddington. However Honeybourne station is unreachable by public transport so travellers can go by bus to Moreton-in-Marsh or Evesham to catch a train on the same line.

Taylor's garage in Willersey sells fuel and offers motor repairs. Mr Taylor, the garage owner, has a collection of classic cars which are on show at various times of the year in the garage and also during special events within the village.

Industry

Unlike many Cotswold villages, Willersey is not a tourist magnet. Despite its beauty and typical village charm Willersey remains unspoilt by rows of tourist shops. Instead Willersey is an industrial and farming village. The village has its own industrial estate with many businesses and is home to Auto-Sleepers, a motorhome manufacturer and Vale Press, a printing company.

References

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