These photos of Blakedown near Kidderminster showcase the many historical gems the Worcestershire town has to offer. Based on the A456 Birmingham Road, many motorists miss its attractions as they drive through it on their commuter route.

As one of the region’s most historic hamlets once the base for mills fed by its many streams, it now attracts diners for its two pubs along with railway enthusiasts for its antique signal box next to the Blakedown railway station.

Then there are the glorious poppy fields nearby. Take a look at our photo gallery below to see the delights around Blakedown.

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Churchill and Blakedown Signal Box is a historic gem where train enthusiasts can have coffee twice a month

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Poppy fields photographed on the outskirts of Blakedown near the Kidderminster railway line

(Image: Birmingham Mail and Post)

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A close up of the stunning poppies in the Worcestershire countryside near Blakedown

(Image: Birmingham Mail and Post)

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The Churchill and Blakedown Signal Box is open to the public twice a month for morning coffee. It is usually the second and fourth Saturday of the month.

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Old House at Home pub in Blakedown


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Attractions at Blakedown include a paintball activity centre, PPK

(Image: Google maps)

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A mix of modern and old Victorian housing on Birmingham Road, Blakedown

(Image: Google Maps)

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Three garden centers surround Blakedown, including the Hagley branch of Webbs

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The cafe inside Webbs in Hagley