Redditch is a town in the county of Worcestershire in central England, located 15 miles south of Birmingham. Among locals, it is colloquially nicknamed "The Ditch."

It was first mentioned in history in 1348, as "Red Ditch," during an outbreak of Black Plague.

Today, Redditch is notable for its many cozy bed and breakfast establishments, fishing tackle production, and for historically and in modern times being a major producer of needles. The Needle Museum is located here.

People Born in Redditch

Harry Styles

Redditch in People's Lives

Harry Styles: I was born here in 1994, the youngest of two children, with one older sister. My ancestors were farmers in the Norfolk area. I did not grow up here, however, moving to Holmes Chapel while still an infant.

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