Redditch History Walks

I was pleased to see that the Redditch Standard had an article with a link to the Redditch Council walks page which has a link to my Explore Redditch walks site.

I have checked with ‘Site Analytics’ and in the last 30 days the site has had over 1,000 visitors, which makes the effort worthwhile and I hope that the site has proved useful in encouraging people to explore their local area.

New Publications

I am currently working on several books related to Redditch History. I am making these available as a free ‘flipbook’ or pdf download or as a printed wire loop bound book for those who want a physical copy. The prices quoted do not include p&p as I expect these to be purchased (or not) when I do a talk.

I have now published the first two of these books which are:

Redditch History Walks which is eight circular walks around Redditch ranging in length from 1 mile to 3.5 miles. There are five circular walks starting from Redditch Town Centre and three for the Arrow Valley Park. This is produced in A5 Landscape – 210mm (wide) * 148mm (high) has 38 pages with colour illustrations, the printed book (loop wire bound) is £5.00.

Essays on Redditch History which has a range of essays covering different aspects of the history of Redditch. It includes a timeline of the history of the town and one relating specifically to WW2. This is in A5 Portrait – 148mm (wide) * 210mm (high) with 110 pages with b/w illustrations the printed Book (loop wire bound) £7.00.

The books can be viewed at

Walk around Bordesley Abbey site with Scour

I had an interesting morning on Saturday 25th May with the Scour team and artist Andrew Howe exploring the historic landscape of the Bordesley Abbey site. This one of the range of workshops organised by the Scour team which can be found at

An overview of the Scour project can be found at

We had a 2-hour gentle walk which followed generally my Arrow Valley North walk which can be found at

The participants were a nice group and it was a pleasure to explain the history of the area during the walk. The walk is only 2 miles (3 km) but we took about 2 hours to cover the terrain as the purpose was to thoroughly explore the terrain and the relationship to its history. For me, it was excellent to interact with such a motivated group.

In the afternoon they went on to make some interesting artwork and it is planned to publish a small magazine about the walk which will include these and some of the history.

There is a range of workshops organised at Forge Mill by the Scour team. Bookings can be made at

Scour Arts Project

The Scour Arts Project is back in Redditch for 2019 with Scour II at Forge Mill Museum and the Arrow Valley Country Park!

This was previewed in the Redditch Standard at and the Redditch Advertiser at

Details can be found at

I am involved in the one day art work and workshop at Forge Mill on the 25th May 2019 where we explore the local landscape with a gentle 2 hour walk with myself and artist Andrew Howe followed by a workshop.

Details can be found on the poster and from the Scour website (above)

Tony Green 13th April 2019

Town Centre Walk

Grace Troth, at Redditch Library, coordinates a Walking Group . which explores the centre of the town and has plans to extend further.

There is a walk every other Friday 2pm-3pm (the next walk being tomorrow 15th February).

It starts at the library and lasts either 30 or 60 minutes, with everyone staying for hot drinks and biscuits in the library afterwards.

More details can be found on the poster or by contacting Redditch Library.

Redditch Town Walks Update

I have now completed the update of the walks on the website with the five town walks. These are five walks covering a walk around the town centre and four walks starting at the centre and encompassing the areas to the North, South, East and West of the centre.

These can be found at and follow the new format which I used for the three Arrow Valley walks which can be found at

This completes my update to the Redditch Walks website for 2018 as part of my upgrade to my Explore Redditch suite of websites.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any problems and/or comments on the Redditch Walks website at

Redditch Walks Update

To coincide with the  exhibition at Forge Mill Needle Museum,  ‘The River Arrow – flowing through Redditch History’, I decided that I needed to update 3 history walks I created for the Arrow Valley Park at

I did a quick update to these walks into the new format which I have changed to but there were some problems. Particularly I created the PDF download files from a mix of A3 and A4 files. This meant that the pdf file was a bit ‘problematic’.

I have now resolved this and the download works as planned and can be printed individually as a 2-sided A4 sheet which can be folded into an A5 document. (see image)

The exhibition runs until Sunday 25th November. For details of opening times etc please visit

I am currently working on the 5 town walks which I plan to have available by the end of November.

If you find problems, please do not hesitate to contact me at