Dating ledbury

Production was moved to Histon in Cambridgeshire in September 2007 following the parent company's acquisition by Premier Foods.

Ledbury is home to Amcor's flexible-packaging manufacturing plant.

This included creating several access points, thinning out but retaining many of the trees that had grown since the 1960s and reopening the skew bridge across the A438 Hereford Road.

Fortunately the proposed bridge to take the Town Trail (as it is now known) across the B4214 Bromyard Road into the station yard was never built.

In the Domesday Book it was recorded as Liedeberge.

Ledbury was home to poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning, who spent her childhood at Hope End. With the addition of the by-pass in 1989, the population rapidly expanded until nearly 10,000 in Census 2011.

It is also the birthplace of poet laureate John Masefield, after whom the local secondary school is named. The Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal, which opened from Gloucester as far as here in 1798, passed through the lower part of the town with wharves at Bye Street and at what is now the Ross Road near the Full Pitcher public house.

As a town it was created on a bishop's manor, probably, like Leominster, Bromyard and Ross-on-Wye, in the episcopate of Bishop Richard de Capella (1121-1127).

It was not until the reign of Queen Elizabeth I that this 'poor town' became prosperous thanks mainly to three families of clothier merchants, Skynner, Skyppe, and Elton.

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