Ledbury This vibrant market town has a trove of timber-framed structures and a strong air of local community. Originating as a town around a Bishop’s manor circa 690, it didn’t really prosper until the reign of Elizabeth I and today mostly independent shops and traders serve the local residents and agriculture. The late 19th century clock tower on High Street was erected as a memorial to poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning who lived near Ledbury and the local high school is named for English Poet Laureate John Masefield who was born in Ledbury. We first visited Ledbury in 2017 and enjoyed a light lunch at Hanley Organics while exploring the town. When we returned in 2018, thinking to explore the hills above the town, we were sidetracked by the quite lovely Seven Stars Inn and Restaurant where we had a delightful lunch and sufficient wine to make a long post-luncheon walk less appealing. Instead we spent the afternoon exploring shops and buying groceries before returning to our cottage at Cradley.
A Sense of Place:  Travel, Photography, and Photo-art
by David E. Moon
© David E. Moon, 2018  All rights reserved
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Ledbury This vibrant market town has a trove of timber- framed structures and a strong air of local community. Originating as a town around a Bishop’s manor circa 690, it didn’t really prosper until the reign of Elizabeth I and today mostly independent shops and traders serve the local residents and agriculture. The late 19th century clock tower on High Street was erected as a memorial to poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning who lived near Ledbury and the local high school is named for English Poet Laureate John Masefield who was born in Ledbury. We first visited Ledbury in 2017 and enjoyed a light lunch at Hanley Organics while exploring the town. When we returned in 2018, thinking to explore the hills above the town, we were sidetracked by the quite lovely Seven Stars Inn and Restaurant where we had a delightful lunch and sufficient wine to make a long post-luncheon walk less appealing. Instead we spent the afternoon exploring shops and buying groceries before returning to our cottage at Cradley.
A Sense of Place:  Travel, Photography, and Photo-art
© David E. Moon, 2014  All rights reserved
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