Leominster Through Time, by Malcolm Mason

Leominster Through Time, by Malcolm Mason

Published by Amberley in 2012, 96 pages. Paperback (N7802X1)

Brand New Book

From the rear side cover: With an older foundation than Hereford, Leominster has a rich history. The Priory dates from about 660, and by the time of Domesday, it was already the centre of an extensive manor. The town became prosperous as an agricultural centre and the local wool was reputed to be the finest in England. The rich farmland of Herefordshire produced a wealth of produce for Leominster markets, and trades developed to meet the needs of the agricultural population. Today the links between town and country are not as strong,and new people have moved in, but the town retains a strong sense of identity. The author has used photographs from private collections and pictures and artefacts from Leominster Museum, to look at the town's history over the past 200 years. Each image has been paired with a view from the present to create a picture of the town in 2012.

The book will thus delight anyone who has lived or grown up in Leominster, as well as people with a more general interest in the social history of this part of Herefordshire and beyond...