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Ledbury Carriers

The whole urban hierarchy was knit together by its carriers. In 1637 John Taylor in his Carriers’ Cosmography wrote: ‘what a man sends to Hereford may thence be passed to St. David’s in Wales [while] Worcester carriers can convey anything as farre as Carmarthen.’ Ledbury, lying on a through route, was served by a number of regional and national carriers in the later 18th,19th and early 20th centuries. These were supplemented by a number of local carriers who worked routes around the villages of eastern Herefordshire, linking market towns with the county town.


Content generated during research for two paperback books 'Ledbury: A Market Town and its Tudor Heritage' (ISBN 13 : 978-1-86077-598-7) and 'Ledbury: People and Parish before the Reformation' (ISBN 13 : 978-1-86077-614-4) for the England's Past for Everyone series

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