Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Belts' names

We often get asked why do we call our belts with names such as Bredon, CropthorneEckington, Kemerton etc. We did gave you some information about the name of the Quick Release belt some weeks ago, you can find it here. But, we would like to explain you some other meanings...

Well, when we started we thought long and hard about it, the obvious one was to give the belts a numerical code to identify the style, however this somehow had an industrial feeling to it, which of course was far from what we are i.e. craftsmen. So after some careful thinking we decided to call them with names of towns and/or villages in the Worcestershire where our “atelier” is located; which was our way of honouring the beauty of Worcestershire and the people that work and live there, and perhaps encouraging those of you with a curious streak to visit Worcestershire.

So bellow you can find some examples:

Bredon is a medium sized village (2700 residents) on the southern edge of Worcestershire. It lies on the banks of the River Avon and on the edge of the Cotswolds and traces its origins back to over 4000 years ago. For more information on Bredon click here

Cropthorne is a small village (600 residents) approximately 12 miles southeast of Worcester. Located on a small ridge overlooking the River Avon, its ancient orchards sweep down to the river and offer clear, unbroken views across the vale to the Malvern Hills in the distance. It is featured in the Domesday Book, and its church dates back to the 12th century. The village has many unique examples of timber-framed thatched cottages from the 16th and 17th centuries, and about half the village is designated as a Conservation areaFor more information on Cropthorne click here.

Eckington is a small village (1200 residents) near to the southern border of Worcestershire. The village is surrounded by the River Avon and is renowned for its famous bridge, its village cross and its Norman-period church. For more information on Eckington visit click here.
Kemerton is a small village (400 residents) on the extreme south of Worcestershire. Notable historic features include Kemerton Camp, an Iron Age hill fort surmounting Bredon Hill, on the fort’s south rampart is a two-storey stone tower known as Parsons Folly (or the Tower), built in the mid-18th century by John Parsons V, MP (1732–1805), the squire of Kemerton, who reputedly wished to raise the summit of Bredon Hill to 1000 ft (305 m). Significant buildings include the Church of St Nicholas, Kemerton Court, and Bell’s Castle. For more information on Kemerton click here.

What do you think is the meaning of the rest of the belts' names?

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