30th April 2011 Ledbury Heritage Trail

It was our day off today and having missed the bus we had to wait another hour until the next one. Our day then started with brunch in the Market House Cafe, just by the old Market House.  It is now under new management and the food in there is excellent, even though the decor doesn’t quite match it yet.

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Dean had poached eggs on granary toast (£3.25) and I had scrambled egg, mushrooms and tomato on granary bread (£4.60)

Then we went on the Ledbury Heritage Trail, a half mile walk around the heart of Ledbury devised by the Ledbury & District Civic Society (LDC). One of the campers gave us the leaflet to follow and we spent a good hour wandering around the town.

We were transported back in time when the main street had sheep pens and pigs for sale.  One of the old buildings that used to be on the High Street was rescued by the LDC in 1979 and moved to Church Lane, adjacent to the main street.  It now houses the Butcher Row House Museum, that is manned by a tour guide who had a wealth of information to give.

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There are a mixture of really pretty buildings, with the black and white timber frontages adding that little bit extra to the town.  Gas street lighting can still be found if you look hard enough.

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About Dean

Angela and I decided that there was more to life than working hard to keep up the payments on the mortgage, to pay the gas, electric, phone bills etc. etc. SO............ In 2008 we sold our house, I initially took a year off (Unpaid) and Angela handed in her notice! We bought a motorhome and set off for a year of travelling! This was the best thing we had done in our lives (Apart from getting married) and we have no regrets. During the year I managed to secure a redundancy package which felt very strange. Almost sad as I had worked for the same company for 19 years (BT). It was always our plan to have a whole year off before thinking about the 'W' word. We began applying to the Camping and Caravanning Club (CCC) for the position of Holiday site assistants in August 2009. After the interview, work experience and induction we were finally given a contract at the CCC site in Inverewe (Scotland). Our plan is to work through the summer in the UK then head to Europe to overwinter before coming back to work the following summer season. Hopefully these few words and our blog will inspire others to get off the hamsters wheel and see that there is more to live than having a house and material things. A cliche I know but this is not a rehearsal, life is too short!!! Since our first contract in Scotland we have worked a winter contract in Oxford (never again!) not Oxford but a winter contract. Hereford for two years, living in a yurt for one! And Cornwall. In between our working we have also travelled a bit. Hopefully this website will give you an insight into our alternative lifestyle. Get out there and live the dream!
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