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Caption for Leominster, High Street C1960: It looks quiet here now, but once the market at Leominster was so successful that the cities of Hereford and Worcester were jealous of its success. They persuaded Henry III to force Leominster to change its market day from Saturday to Friday. Even so it was still, in the 16th century, described as 'the greatest market town in the county of Hereford'.

An extract from Herefordshire Living Memories.

Memories of Leominster

There is no corn square in Great Malvern. Have checked the corn market in Worcester and this 'photo is not of that either. Any thoughts?

I am researching my family tree and have discovered that my great-grandfather, Thomas Ashcroft, a besom (broom) maker, lived and made brooms at 122 Mill Street in 1862 before migrating to South Wales. I believe that most of the old Mill Street houses have long since been demolished, I shall visit one day and have look.

I have a picture of a double fronted butchers shop in the corn market. Over the door it says L.Pugh, outside is the butcher and his wife and probably their daughter Marie.  A family story was that a lad from the family when asked who he was replied "Jack Pugh, Leominster, kill sheep"  I assume there was an abbatoir behind (...Read full memory)

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