100 years ago

Following the example of Malvern, we are to have a Temperance Mission in the Link. There are a number of staunch teetotallers here and good meetings should result. We have a Good Templar Lodge and a Band of Hope, both of which meet regularly and perform useful work.

Malvern Gazette, November 29, 1901.

In calling attention to the visit of Miss Jessie D'Alton's operatic burlesque company of 25 artistes to Ledbury on Thursday, Friday and Saturday next, we can speak of its merits in the highest terms. Beauty and the Beast will be found at a go-as-you-please extravaganza. It is high-class entertainment, and there is not a spark of anything that can offend the most fastidious.

Ledbury Free Press, December 3, 1901.

50 years ago

Recently, Malvern Chamber of Commerce wrote to the Malvern Council suggesting that they should investigate the possibility of floodlighting the Priory Church and Belle Vue Island, in an effort to make the town more attractive to visitors and conferences.

Malvern Gazette, November 30, 1951.

Mr John Masefield, the Poet Laureate, has taken a very keen interest in the project of rehanging the Parish Church bells. The Ledbury Scene, which he printed and published recently, aroused much interest and made a substantial contribution to the Bells Fund.

Ledbury Reporter, November 30, 1951.

25 years ago

Reduced road maintenance due to forced economies may lead to some roads in the county cracking up and collapsing if there is a hard winter. Many county roads are no longer skid resistant after the long hot summer, which also cause shrinkage and produced cracks which filled with water in last month's wet spell.

Malvern Gazette, December 2, 1976.

The show house on the Deer Park estate, Ledbury, was officially opened by the builders, Prowtings, on Friday, when representatives of the building societies were invited to look round the property. The four-bedroom detached "Windermere", selling from £14,450, is one of six types of houses on the estate.

Ledbury Reporter, December 2, 1976.