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.
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.
.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?]
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.