Ledbury & District

Local History

MeetingWe normally meet on the 3rd Friday of each month,at 2.15pm (for 2.30pm)
Usual VenueThe hall to the rear of the Baptist Church in Homend, Ledbury
Status Our Monthly meetings have restarted
MembersWe welcome new members
Contact Contact Local History Group

Most months we usually have a speaker, with occasional visits to relevant places of interest, such as the Midlands Air Ambulance Base at Strensham. Members are contacted in advance by email or telephone, with a reminder of the next meeting.

We have a full programme of talks and visits for 2022. In January renowned cider-maker from Putley, Norman Stanier, gave a very well-received talk about the history of apple growing in Herefordshire. In February Chris Maulkin, from John Goodwin's along with 18 members, battled Storm Eunice to meet at the Baptist Church Hall. A number of items had been sent by members to Chris prior to the meeting and he told us a little bit about them and their value. In March Mary Seldon, from the Midland Air Ambulance talked about the work of the organisation. Mary was delighted that £62.50 was donated by our members for their cause.

Future meeting are as follows:
15th April: We are taking a walk around Ledbury’s historical buildings and streets. Meet at the Heritage Centre, our first port of call, in Church Lane at 2.30.
20th May: Dick Skeet from the Hereford and Gloucester Canal Trust will tell us of the history of the canal and the restoration work they are currently involved in.
17th June: Ruth Moss from the Countryside Restoration Trust will tell us of the work of the charity at Awnell's Farm in Much Marcle.
15th July: We have arranged a visit to Awnells Farm so that we can actually see the work they are doing there.
We don't meet in August.
16th September: Jennifer Harrison will tell us all about 'Belgian Refugees - The Ledbury Connection.'

Although a very large group, there is no limit on the number of members. However in the current circumstances we have a limit of 45 members in the hall so please come in good time.

We look forward to seeing you at the meetings

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