War Memorial

Ledbury war memorial commemorates the dead of two World Wars. In a central position opposite Market House, the memorial was constructed in two stages at the end of each war. It was first unveiled on Sunday 5 December 1920.

The stone is oolitic limestone with granite plaques for the names inscribed.

On the lower First World War section are mosaic pictures of an angel, a soldier and a seaman. On the Second World War upper addition is a decorated tile picture of an airman.

Ledbury and District Sports Federation

From Ledbury Reporter, 24/07/2012:
"John Masefield High School pupils have responded to the challenge to provide the new Ledbury and District Sports Federation with an eye-catching logo. Year 11 student Paige Stevens, aged 15, won the first prize in a competition for her dramatic design, which the federation will now use.

Ian Beer, president of the federation, said: “A long time ago your school created the design on the town’s War Memorial to commemorate the members of the RAF who gave their lives in war, and now you have created the logo for the Sports Federation to use as it tries to acquire new playing fields for future generations. At present Ledbury has only one-third of the acreage deemed appropriate for a town of our size and we have to improve this situation."

In 1961, then age 29, Ian Beer CBE was a very young Headmaster at Ellesmere College, Shropshire. In 1969 he went on to Lancing College and then to be Headmaster at Harrow 1981-1991.

Mr Beer, having played rugby for Cambridge University and internationally for England, has remained passionate about the game - Mr Beer was RFU president in 1993 and was tipped become chairman of the Sports Council in the same decade. On the occasion of his 80th Birthday earlier this year, Ellesmere College launched the Ian Beer Rugby Scholarship as gift from the staff and ‘old boys’ of the school.