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LADS presents Salad Days
Written by The Market Theatre   
Thursday, 07 June 2018 20:56
Wednesday to Saturday 13th to 16th June at 7:30pm
in The Market Theatre

LADS presents
Salad Days

Written by Julian Slade and Dorothy Reynolds in 1954 as a summer musical for the Theatre Royal Bristol: it transferred to the West End, running for 2283 performances to become the longest-running musical theatre show of its day.

Jane and Timothy meet in a park after their graduation to plan their lives.  They agree to get married secretly and decide that Timothy must take the first job that he is offered.  A passing tramp offers them £7 a week to look after his mobile piano for a month and they discover that it gives everyone within earshot an irresistible desire to dance.

Timothy’s parents, however, want him to find a proper job with one of his influential uncles, and Jane’s mother wants her to marry a wealthy Lord!  Infused with post-war optimism and filled with foot-tapping, catchy musical numbers - Oh, Look at Me, Out of Breath and It’s Easy to Sing, Salad Days is a charming, happy musical that will guarantee that you come out smiling.

Tickets £12 (Students - £6)
(also available from Info in Herefordshire in the Master's House, or phone 07967-517125).

Ledbury Fringe programme
Written by Ledbury Fringe   
Thursday, 07 June 2018 18:43

Taking place during the
Ledbury Poetry Festival,
the Ledbury Fringe
presents 11 days of
live music, dance, comedy, poetry arts.

Events include:

Three Bone Joint 28th June at 7pm Prince of Wales
Launch Party with the Very Grimm Brothers 29th June at 8pm St Katherine's Barn
Jason and the Astronauts 30th June at 5:30pm The Talbot
The Blue Road 1st July at 4:30pm Prince of Wales
Silurian Morris 2nd July Market House
Fiddlers Two 3rd July at 8:30pm The Lion
Music and Poetry Open Session 4th July at 8:30pm Prince of Wales
Trevor Babajack Steger 5th July at 8:30pm Prince of Wales
Billy Whizz and Pablo Alto 7th July at 8pm British Legion
Ledbury Celebration Party 8th July   All Day High Street

Plus buskers throughout the festival

Ledbury scheduled to lose its Lloyds Bank
Written by Steve Glennie-Smith   
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 21:34

According to the BBC, Ledbury will be one of the 49 branches of Lloyds Bank that is scheduled to close, in an announcement made earlier today by the bank.  Update: According to Lloyds, the High Street bank will close on 1st October 2018.  More details (for which read excuses) are now available direct (in PDF format) from the Black Horse's mouth.

Of the banks earmarked for closure, eight belong to the Halifax network and the other 41 are Lloyds branches.  After these cuts, about 1750 branches will remain.  Like other banks, Lloyds has been reducing the size of its network as customers have switched to online and telephone banking.

Lloyds says the banks affected in the latest round of closures all have a Post Office "within short walking distance, where banking services will be available".  The bank says it is creating 925 jobs and existing staff will be redeployed "wherever possible".  The staff in the Ledbury branch have been told their jobs are safe - elsewhere.  For most, this will mean an unwanted commute to Hereford.

Whilst some affected branches, for example Brierley Hill, are quite close to another branch, the closest Lloyds after the Ledbury branch closes will be Belle Vue Terrace, Malvern.  With planning applications for up to 2000 more houses in the pipeline, this is a very short-sighted decision that will seriously inconvenience a lot of people.  Even those who primarily use internet banking still need to pay in cheques at times.  Not to mention the large number of shops and small businesses that are usually paid in cash.

Upton-on-Severn is also scheduled to lose its branch, yet the Malvern Link branch on Worcester Road is not affected.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 April 2018 19:42
Roman Road...
Written by A. Cyclist   
Tuesday, 03 April 2018 21:35

This reluctant spring
Written by Steve Glennie-Smith   
Monday, 02 April 2018 13:56

Despite being delayed by a fortnight, the Dymock Daffodil Weekend over the Easter weekend was unseasonally cold.  However, the daffodils had spent too long in hiding and were determined to emerge regardless.

The Daffodil weekend normally takes place mid-March: it is held in rotation by Dymock, Kempley and Oxenhall.  The following two pix were taken on Easter Sunday in St. Mary's Kempley churchyard:


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