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Ledbury Essential Business Directory during the Coronavirus emergency
Written by Administrator   
Friday, 27 March 2020 22:05

A list of businesses that are open in the Ledbury area was compiled by the Ledbury Civic Society week beginning 23rd March.  Since things are changing so rapidly during these extraordinary and very uncertain times, we suggest you contact the business to make sure they are still open before visiting.

Note that, although the Little Marcle Road waste disposal site is closed until further notice, the bottle banks outside the Co-op supermarket are open - but the clothes bank nearby is closed.

Please email the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to tell us of any errors, changes, omissions or additions to this list.  We will try to keep the list as up to date as possible.  Please note: we are not making any charge to do this - however it may take a while for any notified changes to be made.  Please bear with us!

Don’t forget that if we don’t use these businesses they may very well close permanently, especially as Government help for the self-employed is unlikely to be available before June.

Above all - keep well and keep safe.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 May 2020 12:09
No trains - just buses
Written by A. Cyclist   
Monday, 06 April 2020 09:06

Update 18th May: Normal train service has resumed, but remains  ‘for the use of key workers only’.

Live departures are listed here.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 May 2020 10:08
Repair Café suspended until further notice
Written by Repair Café Ledbury   
Tuesday, 17 March 2020 12:57

Following the government advice yesterday to avoid all non-essential contact, especially for people in vulnerable groups, which many of our volunteers and clients fall into, we are suspending Repair Café Ledbury for the time being.

The information and advice is changing very quickly at the moment so we will update you on further developments as and when the situation becomes clear.

We will also post information on our website at

Please take extra care with your health and we look forward to a time when normal service can be resumed and we can start repairing again.

Best wishes from
Repair Café Ledbury

Theatre closed
Written by The Market Theatre   
Monday, 16 March 2020 22:23


In view of advice from government given on Monday 16th March
regarding public gatherings during the Coronavirus pandemic,
we have reluctantly decided to CANCEL or POSTPONE ALL SHOWS
until at least the end of June

Any change to this will be notified on our website as and when
we have further information.

We will be contacting all patrons who have booked tickets during this period
to offer full refunds.

Update: Many institutions, eg. The National Theatre, are offering 'Theatre at Home' via their own websites or YouTube.  Please visit our Live Screenings page for further info.

Ed: Update 17th March 12:30.  The Courtyard in Hereford, the Conquest in Bromyard and Malvern Theatres have now all announced they have closed.  As have all Odeons, including Hereford.

The Prince of Wales intends to remain open until any directive to close is given.  Such a directive can only take place from the following midnight, so it will definitely open tonight and, unless the (now) daily announcement from Boris this evening includes such a directive, it will be open tomorrow for the 26th anniversary of its Wednesday music session, starting 8:30ish.  The music sessions will be suspended thereafter anyhow until this horror is over.

Last Updated on Friday, 01 May 2020 21:38
Bromsberrow Heath's Centenarian
Written by A. Cyclist   
Saturday, 29 February 2020 14:09

Bromsberrow Heath's Roy Thompson is 25 100 today!  We wish him a very happy 'proper' birthday.

Roy was born in Derby on 29th February 1920 - and is still living in his own home.  He is still driving (albeit infrequently and for short distances).  More details about his life here.

That it’s a major achievement to reach the ton is without doubt - but it’s even rarer also to be a 'leapling' (a term coined to describe anyone born on 29th February).  It is estimated there are 5 million 'leaplings' worldwide, ie. less than 0.1% of the global population.

A 'Quarter Peal' of 1260 Grandsire Doubles was rung in 37 minutes earlier today on the six bells of Bromsberrow church to “celebrate the 25th birthday of Bromsberrow resident Ernest Roy Thompson - 100 years old today”.


Roy is not alone in the UK though - the BBC carries a report of a lady in Portsmouth also celebrating her 100th today.


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