Some Information About Tewkesbury

Emsea have been based in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire for many years now, employing locally, but how much do you know about the market town?

It’s popular belief that Tewkesbury began as a seventh century hermitage founded by a Saxon monk called Theoc, originally called ‘Theocsbury’. This later developed into the name Tewkesbury as we know it today. Tewkesbury is located at the point where the Rivers Severn and Avon meet. It’s architecture and history mean that it is one of the few places in the Cotswold area where you will see black and white half–timbered buildings. This makes it popular with visitors and holiday makers who love spending time in the beautiful surroundings.

Tewkesbury is home to a beautiful Norman abbey, built in the early 12th century. In 1471 the fields to the south saw the decisive battle in the Wars of the Roses and still today, the battle is re-enacted at the Tewkesbury Medieval Fayre every July.

Tewkesbury has something to offer everyone from great local food dining in many of the cafes, bistros or pubs, excellent shopping at a range of independent shops, to accommodation at a variety of places to suit your needs. The rivers are loved by everyone of all ages – whether it’s a leisurely stroll along the banks, a fish and chip lunch watching the wildlife, or a relaxing cruise watching the world and beautiful scenery go by. In addition, commercially, Tewkesbury is located just off the M5 motorway with a state of the art business park – Ashchurch Business Park. This is home to hundreds of businesses including Emsea providing an excellent mix of industry types, employment opportunities and with incredible access to a transport network across the UK.

We love being based in Gloucestershire and providing our sheet metal fabrication services to a range of clients throughout the county and across the UK. We are proud to call Tewkesbury our home and continue to grow as a company in this great location.

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