100 years ago

March 9, 1901

Evesham: AT Evesham Borough Petty Sessions, Ernest Wells of North Terrace, Evesham, was charged with riding on the footpath at Bengeworth. The defendant admitted the offence but pleaded in extenuation the bad state of the roads. Fined 5s, including costs.

75 years ago

March 13, 1926

Evesham: AT Evesham Borough Petty Sessions, Edward Walter-Brush, late of 32 Littleworth Street, Evesham and now of Upton-on-Severn, a postman, was summoned by Mr Fred Honiball, rate collector, for non-payment of rates. Defendant did not appear. Mr Honiball said that amount owing was £1 11s 8d. A distress warrant was issued.

50 years ago

March 10, 1951

Evesham: A complaint that Evesham water is over-chlorinated "tastes too strong, bites into the palate and smells very strong," was made by Ald F. C. Hiden at Wednesday's meeting of the town council. Councillor F. J. Masters, chairman of the public health committee, said that the chlorination was effected with proper safeguards. "I perhaps drink as much water as anyone and I have not noticed anything detrimental about it," he added.

25 years ago

March 11, 1976

Evesham: RUMOURS that the Ministry of Agriculture is to close its advisory centre and plant laboratory at Evesham were dismissed yesterday. Mr E G Griffiths, chief regional officer for the Ministry of Agriculture at Woodthorne, said: "Nothing positive is in the pipeline for Evesham. It's a case of people putting two and two together and making five. Heat has been generated unnecessarily."