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This leaflet is one of many that would have been produced giving details of specal trains, services and tickets.

The Old Hall at Hardwick survives only as a shell, with remnants of its plaster decoration.

The Blacksmith's Shop at Hardwick Colliery (Holmewood).

The coal reserves nearest to the coast could not be reached before deep-mine technologies were developed early in the 19th century.

Sunderland became a city in 1992, sixty years after the first attempt to gain city status.

Sunderland was certainly not short of public houses and beerhouses.

The earliest reference found to the Hylton Ferry (HER 446) was in 1322 when Baron Hylton granted to his chaplain "the passage of Bovisferry" (an ox

The Market Theatre in Ledbury is the home of the Ledbury Amateur Dramatic Society (LADS for short).

Ledbury War Memorial commemorates the dead of two World Wars. The memorial was constructed in two stages at the end of each war.

23 High St, Ledbury, is a three storey, timber-framed, stuccoed building with an unusual projecting centre bay two storeys high with a gable.