Evesham Lock

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Many thanks to The Avon Navigation Trust for facilitating this camera's location and capitally funding its installation.The town of Evesham is the hub of the Vale of Evesham on the River Avon.It was founded around an 8th-century abbey, one of the largest in Europe, which was destroyed during the Dissolution of the Monasteries, with only Abbot Lichfield's Bell Tower remaining. During the 13th century, one of the two main battles of England's Second Barons' War took place near the town, marking the victory of Prince Edward who later became King Edward I. The Upper Avon Navigation Trust and the Lower Avon Navigation Trust amalgamated in 2009 to provide one continuous navigation authority on the river, the Avon Navigation Trust. The Trust is a charity supported almost entirely by revenue from tolls for boat licences. It receives no funding from central or local government.