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
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.