Lots to see, do and discover at Ledbury Community Day

Here is a list of the groups taking part.  Visit our Activities Page for details of activities you can take part in.

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Location 0: By St Katherine's Hall

Sealed Knot Society  (Not in printed programme)

On the 13th/14th July we are presenting 'The Battle of Ledbury' at Ledbury Rugby Club, commemorating the actual battle of 1645. The Sealed Knot is a registered educational charity and our aim is to bring to the people of Ledbury the story of this important part of the town's history. We shall be parading through the town on Sunday 14th July raising money for Strong Young Minds, Hereford.

Look out for our Cavaliers and Roundheads in full 17th Century kit around town. Come to our base at St Katherines to find out more about us, try on a helmet, handle a musket and talk about what we do.

From 1000 to 1300.


Contact phone number: 01432 270245

Contact e-mail address: enquiries@colbirch.org.uk

Contact website: www.colbirch.org.uk

Location 1: St Katherine's Hall

Big Apple Association

The Big Apple Association promotes interest in English Apples and Cider, celebrating all aspects of apples and orchards. It encourages visitors and local residents to understand and enjoy the rural heritage of the Marcle Ridge parishes in all their diversity. Regular events are run to celebrate each season of the orchard year.

We will be promoting the Big Apple events, especially our thirtieth anniversary Harvestime weekend in and around Much Marcle this October. We are always on the lookout for new visitors, for people with less usual apples varieties and for volunteers to help with preparation and running of our events. We will be tempting you with samples of our very own cider vinegar!

From 1000 to 1400.


Contact phone number: 01531 670544

Contact e-mail address: secretary@bigapple.org.uk

Contact website: www.bigapple.org.uk

Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) - Herefordshire

Herefordshire is still one of England's more rural counties. Its beautiful countryside, interspersed with historic market towns and villages, continues to support a traditional way of life. CPRE Herefordshire campaigns and works for a sustainable future for our county.

We will have display materials and leaflets, explaining: - who we are - what we do - the issues we are currently dealing with - present day threats to the countryside - how people can get involved

From 1000 to 1400.


Contact phone number: n/a

Contact e-mail address: admin@cpreherefordshire.org.uk

Community Action Ledbury

Community Action LedburyCommunity Action Ledbury is a registered charity providing transport services to vulnerable people in Ledbury and surrounding parishes. We run the town's Ring and Ride service, delivered by 40 volunteer drivers, serving over 320 users who have difficulty getting around. In the words of one of our users: "The Ring & Ride service is an absolute asset to the Ledbury community ". We also provide wheelchair equipped minibus transport for community groups and run day-trip excursions for the elderly and disabled.

Come and talk to us about: - using the Ring & Ride scheme - becoming a volunteer driver - helping us in the office - Minibus hire

From 1000 to 1400.


Contact phone number: 01531 635339

Contact e-mail address: admin@caledbury.org.uk

Contact website: www.caledbury.org.uk

Countryside Restoration Trust

We are a farming and wildlife charity with two trust farms in Herefordshire - Awnells Farm in Much Marcle and Turnastone Court Farm near Vowchurch. We are always looking for volunteers to help with our wildlife monitoring, practical conservation work or helping with events at Awnells Farm.

Visit our display to find out more about our work in "Wildlife Friendly Farming ", and ways in which you can support our activities in promoting sustainable farming.

From 1000 to 1300.


Contact phone number: 01223 262999

Contact e-mail address: info@countrysiderestorationtrust.com

Contact website: www.countrysiderestorationtrust.com

Cricket - Ledbury Cricket Club

Cricket - Ledbury Cricket ClubLedbury Cricket Club goes from strength to strength in its new permanent location at Orlham Lane where we have award-winning facilities. We are now delighted to be sponsored by Celtic Marches. We have a thriving junior section running teams at Under 9, 11 and 13 with Friday training evenings for boy and girls from ages 5 to 15. For seniors, we run two Saturday league XIs with a full programme of friendly games.

We are a friendly club with an active social scene to complement the opportunities to play. Find out how you can get involved in maintaining and developing our fantastic new ground and pavilion or just using us an excuse to come, sit and watch a game with a refreshing drink.

From 1000 to 1200 (later if wet).


Contact phone number: 07834 805841

Contact e-mail address: lcccommittee@gmail.com

Contact website: www.ledburycc.co.uk

Cycling - Ledbury Area Cycle Forum (LACF)

Cycling - Ledbury Area Cycle Forum (LACF)LACF promotes cycling as a healthy, low cost, practicable and fun means of transport for all ages. We negotiate for active travel (walking and cycling) provision in new developments. We organise community cycling events, design and produce cycle route maps and run a website as a one-stop-shop resource for cyclists (and non-cyclists). We have an electric bike for people to take out on free loan - a 'test before you invest' opportunity for those considering buying an e-bike.

Interested in local cycle routes? We will have local cycle maps for sale and cycle promotion leaflets. Ask us about the Come Cycling Ledbury website and let us know your thoughts about cycling provision in Ledbury. Learn of our involvement in planning applications, our school balance bike project and our new e-bike.

From 1000 to 1400.


Contact phone number: n/a

Contact e-mail address: info@ledburycomecycling.co.uk

Contact website: www.comecyclingledbury.com

Energy Saving - Ledbury Energy Information Centre

We are a local group of volunteers with the aim to advise and help people in Ledbury and district to save energy and save money. We are available to make presentations to other local groups about Energy Awareness.

We offer help for ways to save money on your energy bills by using energy saving devices such as LED's or switching energy suppliers. Sign up for an Energy Review and get an Energy Monitor for free. Find out about the local Car Sharing scheme.

From 1000 to 1400.


Contact phone number: 01531 634788

Floral Art Club - Ledbury & District  (Not in printed programme)

We are affiliated to the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies. If you love flowers and flower arranging, why not join your local flower arrangement club? You will be assured of a warm welcome!

Let us show you what happens at the Flower Club and the other activities we take part in. We will also have a flower arrangement to enjoy and literature to take away.

From 1000 to 1400.


Contact phone number: 01531 670037

Contact e-mail address: chris.lynch54@btinternet.com

Contact website: n/a

Food Bank - Ledbury Food Bank  (Not in printed programme)

We are an Independent Food Bank serving the community in and around Ledbury in Herefordshire. We are based at St Katherine's Hall.

We want to showcase the types of food that the foodbank provides, the layout of the foodbank itself upstairs, and the support we offer to those clients who visit this vital service in Ledbury.

From 1000 to 1400.


Contact e-mail address: food@ledburyfoodbank.org

Contact website: www.ledburyfoodbank.org

Food Group - Ledbury

Food Group - LedburyLedbury Food Group celebrates the wonderful locally produced food and drink that we enjoy in Ledbury and district, important both to our enjoyment of food and to our local economy. We run the website www.ledburyfoodgroup.org which features local food information, events and views, the Ledbury Big Breakfast, the Ledbury Celebration's food festival and other events.

Find out about our local food and drink markets, featuring produce from small local producers. Discover how you can support these markets, enjoying the benefits of freshness and quality while supporting sustainable food production. We will have details too of this year's Ledbury Celebration on Sunday 14th July.

From 1000 to 1400.


Contact phone number: 01531 633637

Contact e-mail address: ask@ledburyfoodgroup.org

Contact website: www.ledburyfoodgroup.org

Freemasons - Eastnor Lodge of Freemasons No.751

Freemasons - Eastnor Lodge of Freemasons No.751Eastnor Lodge Charitable Trust raises funds to help with all aspects of our Community ranging through young people, the elderly and those in medical need, especially within the three Counties of Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire. The Trust, which was set up in 1966 is administered by members of Eastnor Lodge of Freemasons No. 751 meeting in Ledbury, Herefordshire and has no paid officials. 100% of funds raised goes to our charitable projects.

We will be very happy to tell you about the local charitable activities undertaken by the Eastnor Lodge of Freemasons.

From 1000 to 1400.


Contact phone number: n/a

Contact e-mail address: adrian@carruthersltd.com

Contact website: n/a

Healthwatch Herefordshire

Healthwatch HerefordshireHealthwatch represents the views of local people on health & social care, whether it's improving things today or helping to shape services for tomorrow. Healthwatch is all about local voices being able to influence the delivery and design of local services, not just people who use them now but anyone who might need to in future.

Come and meet Healthwatch staff and volunteers who will be happy to tell you who we are, what we do, how we can help local people, and how you can contact us. We will have information and leaflets for you to take away.

From 1000 to 1400.


Contact phone number: 01432 277044

Contact e-mail address: info@healthwatchherefordshire.co.uk

Contact website: www.healthwatchherefordshire.co.uk

Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal Trust

The Canal Trust aims to rebuild and restore the 34 miles of rural Canal between Gloucester and Hereford, the course of which passes through Ledbury. Our message "Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal Trust is rebuilding a sustainable Canal between Hereford and Gloucester. "

Find out about local restoration of the Canal and the history of the canal through Ledbury - displays and leaflets will be available. Our popular walk leaflets will be on sale. Find out how you can help us as a supporter, or buy a ticket in our Draw to support canal restoration.

From 1000 to 1400.


Contact phone number: n/a

Contact e-mail address: information@h-g-canal.org.uk

Contact website: www.h-g.canal.org.uk

Home-Start Herefordshire (withdrawn)

Home-Start believes that children need a happy and secure childhood and that parents play the key role in giving their children a good start in life and helping them to achieve their full potential. We are an independent charity offering support, friendship and practical help to families experiencing stress and finding it hard to cope and have at least one child between 0-19.

Unfortunately this group is now unable to attend.

From 1000 to 1400.


Contact phone number: 01432 371212

Contact e-mail address: n/a

Contact website: www.home-startherefordshire.co.uk

Horticultural Society - Ledbury Horticultural Society

Ledbury Horticultural Society has existed since 1875, and is renowned for its Annual Show held on Bank Holiday Monday (Ledbury Carnival Day).

We will be advertising our society and in particular our Flower show held on August Bank Holiday Monday. We will have cups, rosettes and images of previous shows on display together with copies of the 2019 show schedule. We are encouraging the younger generation and young families of Ledbury to participate in the show this year and asking everyone, participants or not, to come along on show day - 26th August.

From 1000 to 1400.


Contact phone number: 01531 670037

Contact e-mail address: kelvinlynch51@gmail.com

LADS (Ledbury Amateur Dramatic Society)

LADS has a long history of entertaining Ledbury with shows of all kinds, and its splendid annual pantomimes. LADS was instrumental in the development of the Market Theatre which opened in 2000 and is now the base for its operations, and which the Society owns on behalf of the Community.

Ask us about LADS' recent and forthcoming activities, particularly our production of "Bedside Manners " scheduled for 13th to 15th June at The Market Theatre. Find out how you can get involved in the many different aspects of running the theatre, supporting us and joining LADS.

From 1000 to 1400.


Contact phone number: 01531 636663

Contact e-mail address: chairman@themarkettheatre.com

Contact website: www.themarkettheatre.co

Ledbury Focus - Grapevine Publications (Worcestershire) Ltd

Grapevine Publications (Worcestershire) Limited is a family run small business, based in Birtsmorton. We produce the Ledbury Focus magazine, as well as two other similar publications, The Worcestershire Grapevine (which covers various towns and villages in south east Worcestershire) and The Link (which covers an area in Surrey, south of London).

Come and meet us to find out more about the Ledbury Focus and how we can help you with publicity for your event, group or business in the Ledbury Focus.

From 1000 to 1400.


Contact phone number: 01684 833715

Contact e-mail address: info@grapevinepublications.co.uk

Contact website: www.grapevinepublications.co.uk

Marie Curie Fundraising Group - Ledbury

The money that we raise provides high quality care by Marie Curie nurses in Herefordshire, free of charge to people with all terminal illnesses in their own home. We have a fantastic band of supporters who come and help us when they can.

Please ask our members about the Marie Curie nurses, about our fundraising, where the money goes and how we enjoy doing it. We hope to interest more supporters to help. We shall have various Marie Curie merchandise with us. We are promoting our summer 'Celebration of 70 years of Marie Curie Care', which we are holding in the Walled garden on 22nd June.

From 1000 to 1400.


Contact phone number: 01531 630253

Contact e-mail address: clarerobertson1@live.co.uk

Contact website: n/a

Refugee Support Group - Ledbury

Conflicts in the Middle East - Syria's civil war and the struggle in Yemen - are among the worst humanitarian crises of our time. Millions of displaced people are struggling with the trauma of losing their own country and those still trapped in the hostilities face starvation and disease. Working alongside One Nation Charity, Ledbury Refugee Support sends emergency supplies to refugee camps outside Syria and to Yemen for those most in need and who face very uncertain futures.

Find out about what we have been able to do to help refugees in the past year - we have had some success. Ask us how you can help us with continuing support.

From 1000 to 1400.


Contact phone number: 01531 631388

Contact e-mail address: joyce@joycemasondesign.com

Contact website: n/a

Rotary Club - Ledbury

Rotary Club - LedburyLedbury Rotary is just one part of the greatest service organisation in the world, which combines friendship as well as participating in local and international projects and activities.

We will be showcasing Rotary in Ledbury, giving you an opportunity to find out about Rotary locally and world-wide. Local projects include our Community Chest grants and Kids Out days. Our international role includes the End Polio campaign and you can see more on this including a special Iron lung display on the stand just outside this Hall.

From 1000 to 1400.


Contact phone number: 01531 890696

Contact e-mail address: secretary@ledbury.rotary1100.org

Contact website: www.ledburyrotary.org

St Katherine's and Market Surgery Patient Participation Groups (PPGs)

It is a requirement in the GP Contract for all practices to have a PPG. The role of the PPG includes advising the practice on the patient perspective and providing insight into the responsiveness and quality of services, encouraging patients to take greater responsibility for their own and their family's health, carrying out research into the views of those who use the practice and regular communication with the patient population.

Members of Ledbury's two PPGs will be present to tell you about their work within the surgeries and how you can help them and provide feedback on the surgeries' services.

From 1000 to 1400.


Contact phone number: 01531 633853

Contact e-mail address: n/a

Contact website: n/a

St Katherine's Chapel - Ledbury Ministry

The chapel of St Katherine's Hospital was built in the 13th century and remodelled in the 14th century. Services continue to be held regularly in the chapel as part of the Ledbury ministry.

Explore this historic gem. Or just find a peaceful space for reflection.

From 1000 to 1400.


Tennis, Ledbury Tennis Club

Ledbury Tennis Club has an idyllic situation on the edge of a rural country estate, within a short walk of the town centre. The club is open all year round, with all 3 hardcourts floodlit to allow evening play. It is run by club volunteers, providing plenty of social and competitive tennis together with a range of other social activities.

Calling all adults, young adults and children. Want to try tennis? Want to return to tennis? Ask us about opportunities to play and how we can help you start.

From 1000 to 1400.


Contact phone number: 01531 632927

Contact e-mail address: Annhume226@btinternet.com

Contact website: www.ledburytennisclub.com

Visually Impaired Support Group - Ledbury

Our club was founded in 1991 to enable visually impaired persons to increase their enjoyment in life by taking part in social activities and outings. Various speakers are arranged and also visits to Hereford Resource Centre, where members can purchase special aids for their particular problem.

Learn about the work we do to help people who have a visual impairment in Ledbury, and ways in which you might be able to help us support those who need assistance. Items for sale for our funds. Donations welcome.

From 1000 to 1400.


Contact phone number: 01531 633853

Contact e-mail address: patriciawilkin73@gmail.com

Contact website: n/a

Walsingham Support Community Solutions - Creative Learning at Salters Hill

Walsingham Support (formally Salters Hill) is a leading provider of highly personalised support for people with learning and other disabilities and is particularly skilled in supporting complex needs. We work to increase the quality of life and happiness of every person we support. Our 'can do' approach at Walsingham Support delivers quality and value by helping each individual to enjoy increased independence and achieve their goals.

Find out about our activities and the services we provide for adults with a disability. We will display items for sale created by our Creative Learning team. Use this opportunity to meet staff from the charity and find out how we work alongside individuals to develop confidence, skills and independence.

From 1000 to 1400.


Contact phone number: 01531 671080

Contact e-mail address: n/a

Contact website: www.walsingham.com

Youth Council

Ledbury Youth Council has been formed with help from John Masefield High School and Ledbury Town Council to give the young people of our town a say in how things happen and, indeed, what happens, and to play an active role in the community.

Meet us at our display to find out about the Youth Council, its aims and objectives and what it has done in the past year. Members of the Youth Council will be on the Recreation Ground from 2.30pm on the day organising fun and games for children.

From 1000 (Stall) & From 1430 at the Recreation Ground to 1400.


Contact phone number: 01531 633637

Location 2: Burgage Hall

Art Society - Ledbury

Art Society - LedburyOur message is that we aim to encourage our members to develop their skills and knowledge of all aspects of art and its creation by providing opportunities to attend indoor and outdoor painting sessions, talks and demonstrations, workshops and visits to exhibitions and to promote social contact between people who share those interests. By these means we aim to promote the advancement and enjoyment of art within the community.

We will have displays of art works, details of our annual programme of professional demonstrators and advertising literature regarding our 2 annual exhibitions. We hope to have members painting and drawing at venues in the town.

From 1000 to 1400.


Contact phone number: 01531 632628

Contact e-mail address: ian-pen@talk21.com

Contact website: www.ledburyartsociety.blogspot.com

Bell Ringers (St Michaels Church, Ledbury)

Bell ringing has been going on for over 400 years in our country. St Michael's Church Ledbury has a peal of 8 bells, hopefully soon to be expanded to 10 bells.

Members of the band of bellringers will be happy to explain what we do and how you can start to learn this traditional English "exercise ". We will be running a stall with literature and video information. You can also have a go on our bellringing simulator under that Market House. We shall invite you to join us at a Tuesday night practice at 7.30 pm to see what we do.

From 1000 to 1400.


Contact phone number: n/a

Contact e-mail address: ledburychurchbellringers@gmail.com

Contact website: www.ledburybells.co.uk

Community Choir, Ledbury

As a Community choir we are involved in many of the town's activities such as singing at the switching on of the Christmas lights, the Town carol service, the Civic service and others. We do two main concerts a year and the proceeds from the Christmas concert goes to a local charity. There are no formal auditions, we ask only that you sing in tune!

Members from the Community choir will be on hand to tell you about the choir, where and when we meet, what sort of music we sing., concerts that we perform. Examples of music will be on show as will photographs of our many concerts and activities.

From 1000 to 1400.


Contact phone number: 01531 632801

Contact e-mail address: skclements@talktalk.net

Contact website: www.ledburycommunitychoir.co.uk

Friends of Ledbury Parish Church

We want the people of Ledbury to understand the rich historic, artistic and religious legacy of the church over the last 1000 years and to enjoy visiting it with family and friends. A published programme of talks and social events will offer a variety of opportunities to make the most of membership. The church is the oldest building in the town and offers a fascinating insight into the town's development over time.

We will present information about St Michael and All Angels Church (brochures, photos etc.). Members of the Friends Committee will be present. We invite members of the public to enrol as Friends of the church.

From 1000 to 1400.


Contact phone number: 01531 631531

Contact e-mail address: ledbury.ministry@talktalk.net

Contact website: www.ledburyparishchurch.org.uk

Herefordshire Ornithological Club

The Herefordshire Ornithological Club promotes education and the study of wild birds and their conservation in Herefordshire. Anyone of any age interested in birds and bird watching is welcome: student or adult, beginner or expert, local patch enthusiast, professional ornithologist or freelance consultant. The Club supports conservation through a small-grants conservation fund and by contributing to local and national surveys. We can provide advice on conservation matters relating to birds.

Find out how to pursue your hobby and interest in birds with like-minded people, to join us at indoor meetings held between September and March at Holmer Parish Hall, Hereford and field trips held throughout the year.

From 1000 to 1400.


Contact phone number: 01432 350764

Contact e-mail address: membership@herefordshirebirds.org

Contact website: www.herefordshirebirds.org

Ladies Afternoon Club

We are a pleasant and friendly club for ladies, meeting monthly to listen to interesting speakers and ending with tea and biscuits and a chat. Open to young and old.

Find out about this entertaining club - ask us about our forthcoming programme of speakers, and how you can join us.

From 1000 to 1400.


Contact phone number: 01531 633620

Contact e-mail address: n/a

Contact website: n/a

Ledbury & District Civic Society

Our aims are to raise interest in Ledbury and its surroundings, promote high standards of planning and architecture, and secure the preservation, protection and improvement of features of historic, natural and public interest.

Let our committee members tell you about the achievements of our Society and what we are working on now. Heritage Trail maps will be available for sale, together with free explanatory leaflets of the Butcher Row House Museum, the Heritage Centre and the work of the Civic Society. We will also have membership application forms and will be encouraging anyone who is interested in "looking after Ledbury " to join the society or volunteer to help our work.

From 1000 to 1400.


Contact phone number: 07977 781826

Contact e-mail address: chairman@ledburycivicsociety.org

Contact website: www.ledburycivicsociety.org

Ledbury Town Council

Ledbury Town Council has an important role in promoting the town, representing its interests and supporting the work of different groups in the community as well as undertaking a number of parish responsibilities including maintenance of the Recreation Ground, the Cemetery and Dog Hill Wood.

Meet Town Councillors and discover more about the Council's work and discuss your views and ideas for the future of Ledbury.

From 1000 to 1400.


Contact phone number: 01531 632306

Contact e-mail address: admin@ledburytowncouncil.gov.uk

Contact website: www.ledburytowncouncil.gov.uk

Maritime Cadet Unit - Ledbury

Maritime Cadet Unit - LedburyLedbury now has a thriving Maritime Cadet Unit which meets at the Burgage Hall, Church Lane, every Wednesday evening between 7 and 9pm and is open to boys and girls aged 8 to 18 years of age. Lots of activities to enjoy including canoeing, camping, sailing, football, swimming and many more.

Find out more about our activities by visiting our display featuring activities that our Cadets take part in. Cadets will be present to tell you more about our Unit and our activities. We hope to have a static 12 pounder field gun on display. Find out how you can support our work.

From 1000 to 1400.


Contact phone number: 07594 882729

Contact e-mail address: captain@maritimecadets.co.uk

Contact website: www.maritimecadets.org

Market - Ledbury Country Market

Ledbury Country Market is a true co-operative run by members and volunteers selling homemade, home grown and hand made local produce by local people for the local community. You can find us in The Burgage Hall just off the High Street in the heart of historic Ledbury on Friday's from 8.30 to 13.00.

We will have samples for you to taste from products we sell at our Country Market. Find out about the range of local produce you can buy from us, and for those interested, how you can join us as a producer or a helper.

From 1000 to 1400.


Contact phone number: Visit our weekly market!

Contact website: www.ledburycountrymarket.co.uk

Naturalists Field Club - Ledbury

The club was founded in 1967 to give local people, who have a general interest in natural history, the opportunity of furthering and sharing their knowledge. Our activities run throughout the year with indoor talks in winter and an outdoor field programme in spring/summer.

We will have rolling photographic display of wildlife images on a screen and will also have a display of swift boxes and information about the club's swift project and other activities. We will be happy to talk to you about our club programme and how to become a member.

From 1000 to 1330.


Contact e-mail address: admin@ledburynaturalists.co.uk

Contact website: www.ledburynaturalists.co.uk

NatWest Community Banker - How to avoid Scams

Our message is simply how to avoid getting caught in scams or in fraud in all forms i.e. online, telephone, mail and text messages. What to look out for, what not to do, top tips about creating decent passwords, how to stay safe with anything involving online and who to contact should you have concerns.

NatWest Community Bankers Brian and Penny will be here to help anyone and everyone avoid getting caught in a fraud or scam. We will be able to provide you with valuable information and resources to help protect you and your loved ones against scams of all types.

From 1000 to 1400.


Contact phone number: 07711 763321

Contact e-mail address: brian.merrifield@natwest.com

Contact website: www.natwest.com

Probus Club of Ledbury

The Club is for men who are of retirement age or will soon be reaching it and who have some form of professional or business background. Our talks cover a vast range of subjects to appeal to all tastes, and members are invited to question speakers and to add their own observations. About half our talks are given by members, reflecting their own interests and experiences.

Ask us about the range of talks and activities our members enjoy at our regular two-hour Monday morning gatherings and in other outside social activities. Our members will be pleased to explain in more depth how much they enjoy their participation in the Club, and invite those interested to come along for a couple of meetings, without any commitment to join, to see if membership would attract them.

From 1000 to 1400.


Contact phone number: 01531 630042

Contact e-mail address: ledburyprobus@gmail.com

Contact website: n/a

St Michael and All Angels Church - Buildings Works Group

We are looking at ways of making our church more accessible to the community and encouraging greater use of our marvellous buildings.

Come and see our preliminary proposals for improvements and additional facilities in St Michael and All Angels Church - view our drawings and let us have your comments. Let members of the Parochial Church Council and Buildings Working Group know what you think.

From 1000 to 1400 (Burgage Hall) 1600 (St Michael's Church).


Contact phone number: 01531 631531

Contact e-mail address: ledbury.ministry@talktalk.net

Contact website: www.ledburyparishchurch.org.uk

U3A - Ledbury & District

U3A (The University of the Third Age) is a nationwide organisation based on local groups providing opportunities for retired and semi-retired people to come together and develop their interests. We don't study for qualifications, we just enjoy taking part, meeting people and learning from one-another. Members share their knowledge and experience with others in interest groups, running informal activity sessions covering a wide range of subjects and activities.

We will have a display which will illustrate the activities undertaken by members of Ledbury U3A. Members will be on hand to talk to those interested in joining us. Our recorder consort will be playing during the day (venue to be confirmed).

From 1000 to 1400.


Contact phone number: 01531 633637

Contact e-mail address: via website

Contact website: www.ledburyu3a.org.uk

WEA - Workers' Educational Association, Ledbury

The Ledbury Branch of the WEA run an exciting variety of courses and study days, covering such topics as Geology, Music, Art, History, Philosophy, Literature and Ethics.

Get an idea of the work of WEA and what we offer the people of Ledbury and district. Leave us your details so that we can send you details of our course and study day programme for 2019/20.

From 1000 to 1300.


Contact e-mail address: ledburywea@gmail.com

Womens Institute - Ledbury Branch

The Women's Institute is inspiring women to be diverse. We offer women of all ages the opportunity to join, make friends and be involved in any way that suits them.

Our members will be pleased to answer questions and talk generally about Women's Institute and our Ledbury branch. Find out about our current branch activities, our forthcoming programme and how you can join us as a member.

From 1000 to 1400.


Contact phone number: 01531 636808

Contact e-mail address: n/a

Contact website: n/a

Location 3: Ledbury Community Centre

Aikido - Ji Myo Kan Ledbury Aikido Dojo

Aikido - Ji Myo Kan Ledbury Aikido DojoAikido is a traditional non-competitive Japanese Martial Art. It is great for all round health and fitness, as well as being effective self-defence. In Japanese, aikido means "the way of harmony with the force and principle of nature ". Our sessions are held at Halo Ledbury Leisure Centre, next to John Masefield High School.

Come and meet our instructor and members of the group to find out about what Aikido is, its history and philosophy and to see if it is something you might want to get involved with, for example, to maintain and improve your fitness. We will be displaying what we do.

From 1000 to 1400.


Contact phone number: 07952 522083

Contact e-mail address: Go to website

Contact website: www.ledburyaikido.co.uk

Army Cadet Force - Ledbury

The Army Cadet Force is a national youth organisation sponsored by the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence and the British Army. Along with the Sea Cadet Corps and the Air Training Corps, the ACF make up the Community Cadet Forces. The Ledbury detachment meets in Little Marcle Road.

Find out how to join our activities. We will be showing equipment and demonstrating cooking with ration packs. We will also be looking to put up a shelter of some sort with a table and gazebo.

From 1000 to 1400.


Contact phone number: 01432 359917

Contact e-mail address: enquiries.hwacf@rfca.org.uk

Contact website: www.armycadets.com

Bowling - Ledbury Short Mat Bowls

Our members meet every Monday and Wednesday morning in Ledbury Community Centre to enjoy a game of short mat bowls and a time of friendship and relaxation. New members are always welcome - the first session is free and the Club has its own bowls which can be loaned to new members.

Come along to the Community Centre today and try your hand at short mat bowls. We wish to show that all ages can enjoy bowls and that ability does not matter. Have a go! We will provide the bowls.

From 1000 to 1400.


Contact phone number: 01531 631272

Contact e-mail address: Jennifer.welch521@btinternet.com

Contact website: n/a

Crohn's and Colitis UK - Herefordshire Network

Crohn's and Colitis UK - Herefordshire NetworkWe seek to improve lives today and a world free from Crohn's & Colitis tomorrow. Over 850 people in Herefordshire have been diagnosed with Crohn's and Colitis facing varying, unpredictable and often quite debilitating symptoms. Increasingly those diagnosed are children - even very young ones and parents can struggle to understand their needs.

Please visit us to get more information about these debilitating conditions and the support available particularly if you are affected in any way by IBD.

From 1000 to 1400.


Contact phone number: 0300 222 5700

Contact e-mail address: Herefordshire@networks.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk

Contact website: www.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk/herefordshire

Friends of Ledbury Children's Centre

Ledbury Children's centre has a varied menu of activities on offer to give you and your child (0-4 years) different experiences, support and opportunities, bringing a wide range of help to young families. The Friends promote and support the services offered by the Centre.

Visit our display to find out more about all the services and help on offer at Ledbury Children's Centre. We will include information around healthy lifestyles.

From 1000 to 1400.


Contact phone number: 01432 383840

Contact website: Find us on Facebook

Halo Leisure - Ledbury Swimming Pool (unable to attend)

Halo Leisure is a social enterprise and registered charity running leisure facilities in Herefordshire including Ledbury Swimming Pool and Leisure Centre. Ledbury Swimming Pool as well as swimming offers all kinds of facilities to help you keep fit.

Unfortunately this group is no longer able to take part.


Contact phone number: 01531 632890

Contact e-mail address: sarah.boyle@haloleisure.org.uk

Contact website: www.haloleisure.co.uk

Healthy Lifestyle Service

Have you been thinking about making changes to your lifestyle but wonder how? Our free and confidential service helps individuals who want to start to make healthy lifestyle changes. We provide one to one help for those who want lose weight, stop smoking, cut down alcohol, healthy eating, or physical activity.

Visit us to find out ways of improving your lifestyle. Ask us about the service we provide and how it could help you. We can help you access other groups and clubs in your area.

From 1000 to 1400.


Contact phone number: 01432 383567

Contact e-mail address: n/a

Contact website: n/a

Herefordshire Advanced Drivers

We help all road users to be the best they can be. We help develop the skills of all licence holders through our advanced courses, programmes for businesses and short sessions available to everyone. Our aim is to help Herefordshire drivers feel safe and more confident driving on today's roads.

We will be bringing promotional material and display boards explaining our courses and activities including our Refreshment Days and Assessment drives. Can we help you to become a better, more confident driver?

From 1000 to 1400.


Contact phone number: 01981 540382

Contact e-mail address: events@advanced-drivers.org.uk

Contact website: www.advanced-drivers.org.uk

Ledbury in Bloom

Ledbury in Bloom are twelve times RHS Heart of England gold medal winners. We are a small friendly group who work very hard to enhance the quality of life in our lovely town. We welcome anyone, gardeners and non gardeners, young and old to join us for just an hour a week, a month or whatever time you have free.

We have many ways that you can help us - gardening, keeping our town tidy, sponsoring us, and becoming a Friend of Ledbury in Bloom. Come and talk to us and find out what we need to do this year to maintain our run of Golds. Look out for our volunteers around town keeping the tubs and beds looking smart!

From 1000 to 1400.


Contact phone number: 01531 634716

Contact e-mail address: ledburyinbloom1@gmail.com

Contact website: ledburyinbloom@wordpress.com

Malvern Hills Tools for Self Reliance  (Not in printed programme)

We are a new group with just 6 members with the aim of helping people in six countries in Africa build a sustainable livelihood by providing them with refurbished tool kits and funds from the sale of unwanted tools (gardening and antique).

Find out about our charity and how you can help us with donations of unwanted tools. Ask us about how we refurbish tools for reuse. Try our "guess what it's for" quiz. We will have some unwanted tools for sale to raise funds for training courses in Africa

From 1000 to 1400.


Contact phone number: 07591 835743

Contact e-mail address: ajspray59@yahoo.co.uk

Contact website: tfsr.org

Scouts - 1st Ledbury Scouts (Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers)

Scouts - 1st Ledbury Scouts  (Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers)1st Ledbury Scout Troop celebrates the 100th anniversary of its foundation this year - it's a special year for us!

Come and find out about Scouting in Ledbury - our activities for children and young people. We will demonstrate one of our fun activities with your help. Register interest either to join us or to support us.

From 1000 to 1400.


Contact phone number: 07500 639308

Contact e-mail address: edd.hogan@ledburyscoutgroup.org.uk

Contact website: www.ledburyscoutgroup.org.uk

Stars Theatre Arts and Gymnastics & Hereford Ballet School

Stars Theatre Arts and Gymnastics & Hereford Ballet SchoolWe are passionate about ballet, tap, acrodance, musical theatre and gymnastics. We run gymnastic sessions for young people at Ledbury Leisure Centre on Thursday evenings and ballet for young people on Saturdays at Ledbury Community Centre. We train our students in the internationally recognised Cecchetti Method of Classical Ballet. Our motto is "Enjoy and Excel ".

Our wonderful young dancers will perform some fabulous ballet, musical theatre and gymnastics. Do join us. Come and see us perform at 11.30am. Join in the fun.

From 1130 for Performance to tbc.


Contact phone number: 07791 732044

Contact e-mail address: starsgymnasts@gmail.com

Contact website: www.herefordballet.co.uk

Location 4: Church Lane

Artistree Gallery

Artistree GalleryIn the Heritage Centre (upstairs). We are Ledbury's Contemporary Art Gallery inside a stunning historic building. "ARTISTREE " is a co-operative of 14 varied and inspiring artists. Our Gallery is open Weds to Sun 10.30am to 4.30pm.

We will be offering FREE SCULPTURE TASTER SESSIONS in the gallery. Come along and try your hand at sculpting clay between 10.30am-2.30pm. Alice May Shield (sculptor) will be present to give tips and guidance. Browse the ceramics, paintings, sculpture, glass, textiles and photography on show. If you like the taster sessions we have clay workshops on 10th and 11th June.

From 1030 to 1430 (Sculpting) 1630 (Gallery).


Contact phone number: `

Contact e-mail address: alice.shield@virgin.net

Contact website: www.artistreegallery.org

Butcher Row House Museum (Ledbury and District Civic Society)

Butcher Row House Museum (Ledbury and District Civic Society)Butcher Row House Museum features many items of local interest including reproduction helmets and breastplates that would have been worn in the Battle of Ledbury in 1645 and a small? collection of musical instruments ranging from a 'hurdy-gurdy' to a Tibetan pipe fashioned from a thigh bone.

We shall be open for you as usual. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

From 1000 to 1600.


Heritage Centre, Ledbury (Ledbury Places)

Heritage Centre, Ledbury (Ledbury Places)The story of Ledbury's past is displayed in this timber-framed building dating from 15th Century, which is believed to have been built by East Anglian woollen merchants. It became a Latin Grammar School until about 1840. Local volunteers man the Heritage Centre, now owned by Ledbury Places, a local Charitable Trust.

Discover Ledbury's history at the Heritage Centre. We have displays of our local history, including the building of the canal and the railway, the geology of the area, the development of the town and our famous poets John Masefield and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Don't forget to look up and down our massive chimney and try your hand at old fashioned' sums. Come and see our new sales area - donations welcome!

From 1030 to 1630.


Contact phone number: 01531 633637

Contact e-mail address: n/a

Contact website: n/a

Ledbury Places

In the Heritage Centre. Ledbury Places is a project being led by local people. We aim to find ways to conserve our heritage buildings and to maximise public access and benefit whilst ensuring they cover all their costs. We want them to play a major part in our community and bringing it closer together. We care for the Heritage Centre, the Barrett Browning Institute and the Burgage Hall.

Meet our trustees, members and volunteers. Find out about Ledbury Places' progress and future plans, and about how you could help us as a member or volunteer. If the future of this well-loved building is important to you please come and share your thoughts and ideas with us - we need your help!

From 1000 to 1400.


Contact e-mail address: hello@ledburyplaces.org

Contact website: www.ledburyplaces.org

Quilters - Ledbury Quilters

In The Weavers Gallery. We are a friendly group who meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month in the Baptist Church Hall at 7.30pm. We welcome anyone with an interest in Patchwork and Quilting and regularly have outside speakers who are experts in their field. Alternatively local members give demonstrations or run mini workshops. Full day workshops are held two or three times a year.

We will be showing a variety of recent work and demonstrating various techniques. This is an opportunity to meet like-minded people and learn more about this creative pastime.

From 1000 to 1400.


Contact phone number: n/a

Contact e-mail address: sheilacurtis1@talktalk.net

Contact website: www.ledburyquilters.wordpress.com

U3A -Ledbury & District - Gardeners Group

In The Walled Garden at the top of Church Lane. Our group has taken over flower beds that used to be maintained by Herefordshire Council. We garden through the year to put on a good show.

Visit the Walled Garden to see the work we have done to develop the flowerbeds.

From Anytime


Location 5: Church Street

Painted Room (Ledbury Town Council)

Wall paintings were discovered in the Town Council offices during major restoration work in 1989 and have been dated to the mid 1560s. They represent the expensive tapestries and leather hangings that would normally be found in the homes of wealthy aristocrats, and are thought to be the work of a jobbing artist who has created a cheaper version for the up and coming Merchant Gentry.

The 16th Century Painted Room will be open as usual on Community Day. Our knowledgeable guides will give you a short introductory talk (5 minutes) and show you the special paintings. We have children's costumes for dressing up and a small set of stocks to entertain the children! Free

From 1100 to 1600 .


Contact phone number: 01531 632306

Contact e-mail address: admin2@ledburytowncouncil.gov.uk

Location 6: St Michael's and All Angels Church

St Michael and All Angels Church

St Michael's Parish Church is the oldest and largest civic building in Ledbury and has been described as "the premier parish church of Herefordshire ". The church site has been a centre for Christian Worship for over 1,000 years. We welcome all to our services - our message is "Worshipping God, following Jesus, sharing His love ".

Come and marvel at our historic building. Please look around and chat with our Welcomers, or just come in and find a peaceful space for reflection and private prayer. The U3A Recorder Consort will be playing between 10.30am and 12noon.

From 1000 to 1600.


Contact phone number: 01531 631531

Contact e-mail address: ledbury.ministry@talktalk.net

Contact website: www.ledburyparishchurch.org.uk

U3A - Ledbury & District - Recorder Consort

Ledbury U3A now has a flourishing Recorder Group.

We shall be playing works from our repertoire in the historic setting of St Michael's. We shall be performing between 10am and noon. Do visit us for some soothing (and sometimes perhaps rousing) music.

From 1030 to 1200.


Location 7: The Master's House

Blacksmith (organised by Friends of the Masters House)

Blacksmith (organised by Friends of the Masters House)The skills and arts of the Blacksmith contributed significantly to rural life and are still special today.

After the success of last year's display, artist blacksmith Stephen McRae will once again delight and amaze us with his skills. Come and see his mobile forge and watch as Stephen uses great skill and expertise to turn solid metal into a plasticine-like material that will bend, swirl and curl into any shape imaginable.

From 1000 to 1400.


Contact phone number: n/a

Contact e-mail address: n/a

Contact website: www.themastershouseledbury.org

Friends of the Master's House

Friends of the Master's HouseThe Friends of the Master's House are a group of volunteers who are passionate about the Master's House and its place in the past, present and future of Ledbury. This incredible Grade II* listed building in the centre of Ledbury is one of the remaining parts of the medieval St Katherine's Hospital. The original 500 year-old timber frame structure of the building is hidden under layers of Georgian brickwork and Victorian additions.

The Friends of the Master's House will be sharing details behind the architecture and history of the Master's House, including opportunity to be taken upstairs to view from the balcony. Guided tours may also include St Katherine's Hall and Chapel which are part of the original medieval hospital site. Artist Blacksmith Stephen McCrae demonstration in Courtyard between 10am and 2pm.

From 1000 to 1600.


Contact phone number: 01432 383499 (Ledbury Library)

Contact e-mail address: secretary@themastershouseledbury.org

Contact website: www.themastershouseledbury.org

John Masefield Society

John Masefield SocietyJohn Masefield (Poet Laureate 1930-1967) was born and raised in Ledbury. Although he travelled widely and became internationally famous, he never lost touch with members of his family who lived in the town. The John Masefield Society was founded in 1992 to stimulate the appreciation of and interest in his life and works. The John Masefield Archive located in the Master's House contains documents relating to the life and work of Masefield, including the research papers of Constance Babington Smith.

The Society will be hosting an open archive, a rare opportunity to see the collection of John Masefield's published works, and original letters, photographs and objects.

From 1000 to 1600.


Contact phone number: 01432 383499 (Ledbury Library)

Contact e-mail address: ledburylibraryfriends@gmail.com

Contact website: www.ies.sas.ac.uk/research-projects-archives/john-masefield-virtual-research-environment/masefield-society

Library - Ledbury Library

Library - Ledbury LibraryHerefordshire Libraries offers free access to books, eBooks, internet access and online resources to everyone. Ledbury Library welcomes around 300 people a day and contains thousands of books, audiobooks and DVDs in this heritage building. There is a children's corner, as well as computers and Wi-Fi, and friendly and experienced staff to help you find what you need.

Find out how you can borrow books, eBooks and eAudiobooks, order books, use our free computers and Wi-Fi and our printing, photocopying and scanning facilities. We host events, courses and workshops, have gallery space and rooms for hire, study space and baby changing facilities. We will be running children's storytimes throughout the day.

From 930 to 1600.


Contact phone number: 01432 383499

Contact e-mail address: ledburylibrary@herefordshire.gov.uk

Contact website: www.herefordshire.gov.uk/libraries

Library Development Group, Ledbury

Our group supports our local library. We progress community, cultural and personal development activities and build links with local schools and adult educational initiatives in order to get best use from this important local service. Our group stresses the continuing importance of our library service to the community.

We will have a selection of second hand books for sale to raise money to buy items for the library and for our campaigning fund. Talk with us about what we've been up to and our future plans. Let us know your suggestions about future events and ways to help and protect our library service.

From 1000 to 1300.


Contact phone number: n/a

Contact e-mail address: ledburylibraryfriends@gmail.com

Contact website: n/a

Poetry Festival - Ledbury Poetry Festival

Poetry Festival - Ledbury Poetry FestivalBe a part of the UK's "biggest and brightest " poetry festival. "Join in! " "It's great for widening horizons " "Enjoy the company and meeting poets and performers " "DO IT! " Take the advice of our Festival volunteers and sign up to participate: "It's so much fun, with wonderful social interaction ", "It's great for widening horizons " "Enjoy the company and meeting poets and performers ".

Talk to us about all the many ways you can volunteer for the Festival - helping out at hospitality, or even driving or accommodating poets. Find out about our sponsorship opportunities, and becoming a member of our Friends scheme. There are so many ways to get involved. There are so many fantastic events this year - pick up a programme or book at our Festival Box Office open for tickets until 1pm.

From 0930 to 1300.


Contact phone number: 01531 636232

Contact e-mail address: manager@poetry-festival.co.uk

Contact website: www.poetry-festival.co.uk

Location 8: Market House, High Street

Bell Ringers, Ledbury and District Bell Ringers

Bell ringing is a fun and inclusive activity open to all ages and people from all walks of life. It helps to develop coordination, observation, memory and teamwork and is a good exercise. It provides the opportunity for social interaction and community involvement and contributes to the health and wellbeing of anyone taking part. Relatively new ringers and highly experienced ringers can take part together and find it equally rewarding.

We will be bringing along a 12ft high portable bell ringing simulator that feels just like ringing a tower bell. A number of experienced ringers will be present, including qualified ringing teachers. We will be providing demonstrations and giving members of the public the opportunity to have a go.

From 1000 to 1500.


Contact phone number: n/a

Contact e-mail address: ledburydistrictbellringers@gmail.com

Contact website: www.ledburydistrictbellringers.org

Brass Band - Ledbury Community Brass Band

Ledbury Community Brass Band is a friendly and fun band. We aim, as a Community band, to be as inclusive as possible and, as a result, we have members of all ages and abilities. Our message, "Brass Music is fun, and people of all ages can learn to play together ".

Our band will perform under the Market House between 10.30 and 11am and 12 noon and 12.30pm. We will also have a stand with information and a selection of brass instruments for people to come along and try out from 1100am to 1200 noon. Whether you are a beginner or thinking about playing brass again, we look forward to seeing you.

From 1030. 10:30 and 1200 Band Performances; 1100 to 1200 Try a brass instrument


Contact phone number: 01531 641829

Contact e-mail address: enquiries@lcbb.org.uk

Contact website: www.lcbb.org.uk

Location 9: Ledbury Bowling Club, Bank Crescent

Bowling Club - Ledbury Bowling Club

Ledbury Bowling Club was founded in 1927. We are a small friendly club which currently has International Bowlers and National Champions regularly playing and rolling up. New members of all ages are always welcome.

Try your hand at bowls on our bowling green - members will be present to give help and instruction (please wear flat soled footwear). Let us show you how a competitive bowls match works on one of our rinks. We are running a BBQ from 11.30am to 2pm - all welcome! Lots of members will be present to tell you about bowls and our club - we have members from 10 to 88 years of age!.

From 1030 to 1600.


Contact phone number: 01531 631680

Contact e-mail address: ledburybowlsclub@hotmail.com

Contact website: www.ledburybowlsclub.yolasite.com

Location 10: Barrett Browning Institute, Bye Street

Youth Drop In at the BBI - Ledbury Youth Activities Support

Youth Drop In at the BBI - Ledbury Youth Activities SupportLedbury Youth Activities Support has now become a registered charity and continues to run a youth drop-in twice a week in the Barrett Browning Institute (The Old Library).

Do call in. We will be delighted to show you our facilities and tell you about what we are offering the young people of Ledbury, and our exciting plans for the future.

From 1000 to 1200.


Contact phone number: 07896 254302

Contact e-mail address: ledburyyouth@outlook.com

Location 11: Bye Street

Fire Station Open Day - Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service

Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service has 27 Fire Stations including five whole time and three day-crewed Stations. The remaining Stations all operate the retained duty system, including the Fire Station at Ledbury. Retained Firefighters respond to emergency calls from their home or place of work - as long as they can get to their Fire Station within 4 or 5 minutes of being alerted to a 999 call.

It's Open Day at Ledbury Fire Station. Come and find out more about this key emergency service and how it serves Ledbury and District. Visit our Smoke Tent, check out fire safety with our community fire safety team, look around a fire engine and (very popular last year) ride on a fire engine.

From 1000 to 1400.


Contact phone number: n/a

Contact e-mail address: n/a

Contact website: www.hwfire.org.uk

Home Educators Gardening Group

Millenium Garden at entrance to Car Park (weather permitting). We look after the garden at the entrance to Bye Street car park, promoting Gardening for Wildlife. Please pop by and see what you can spot.

We are raising funds for Malvern Hedgehog Rescue at our stall selling children's games, books, toys and general bric-a-brac. The children who garden are running the stall.

From 1000 to 1300.


Contact phone number: 01531 637331

Contact e-mail address: n/a

Contact website: n/a

Police - Ledbury Safer Neighbourhood Team, West Mercia Police

Communities within West Mercia experience low levels of crime. This success has been achieved through our investment in local policing and the development of effective working partnerships with our local authority partners, our communities and other criminal justice agencies.? Our safer neighbourhood teams are there to provide a visible, effective and accountable service where you live.

Come and meet your local community PCSOs. Find out how you can take measures to protect yourself and your property and about our regular PACT (Police and Communities Together) meetings.

From 1000 to 1400.


Contact phone number: 101 (nonemergency)

Contact e-mail address: ledbury.snt@westmercia.pnn.police.uk

Contact website: www.westmercia.police.uk

Location 12: Clubsport, The Homend

Ledbury-Strömstad Twinning Association

Strömstad is the official Twin Town of Ledbury. Strömstad is a lovely Swedish town on the West Coast. The association meet to arrange events including regular exchange visits and maintain the friendly relationship between the two towns.

The Swedish flag will again be flying at Clubsport in Ledbury where there will be a display of photographs, highlighting strong sporting and international links forged between Ledbury Swifts and IFK Strömstad football teams. We will also be celebrating the "Twinnings " - various cultural links with Strömstad Kommun.

From 1000 to 1400.


Contact phone number: 01531 635129

Contact e-mail address: jill-jupp@hotmail.co.uk