Mary Thornycroft was the sculptor of this moving piece - a child of the Martin family of Ledbury (1851). The angels have their arms round each other as they mourn the little boy. Mary was extensively used by Queen Victoria to record her many children.
Splendid Victorian embroidery of St Michael, patron of Ledbury Parish Church
Elizabeth Skynner of Ledbury, Herefordshire died nearly 400 years ago. Her sturdy figure and fashionable clothes are shown with consummate and enjoyable skill. She lived in Ledbury Park, the huge black and white mansion at Ledbury's Top Cross.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Mum and Dad are buried in Ledbury church. They loved Ledbury where Edward Moulton Barrett and his oldest daughter Elizabeth used to attend the non conformist chapel up an alley off High Street - now the Burgage Hall (behind the Butcher Row House Museum). Their memorial in St Michael's Church shows an angel throwing open the door of the tomb onto countryside beyond.
Frank Tarbath (1895-1916), on the right, was killed on the last day of the Battle of the Somme 18.11.1916. He is remembered in the Book of Commemoration in Ledbury Church. His brother Harry, on the left, survived the War.
The 12th century masons show this greedy king trying to eat the column below him. West door of Ledbury Church. Philip Weaver (13.8.14).
.This little king has been praying desperately ever since he was poked from his window perhaps at the Reformation. The Victorians have gathered all the broken bits up and reset them in St Michael's 'Chapter House'. What do the letters spell - Canut? I call him King Cannot. He has an engaging face. Philip Weaver 13.9.14. [or is it a queen?]