LEDBURY celebrated in the sunshine last weekend for the town’s annual festival.

The Ledbury Celebration took place on Sunday, July 8 and marked the final day of the Ledbury Poetry Festival.

Visitors enjoyed a street market of food and drink supplied by 30 local producers, organised by Ledbury Food Group.

Councillor Nina Shields, chairman of Ledbury Town Council said: “What a pleasure to meet so many talented local people supplying delicious, artisan foods and drinks.

“The stories behind some of the business start-ups were inspiring. I am delighted that Ledbury Town Council was able to co-sponsor this popular event.”

A diverse range of entertainment was provided by Ledbury Poetry Festival, including poets, jazz music and a cappella singing.

Dance 365, Ledbury Youth Theatre and Ledbury Amateur Dramatic Society brought drama and colour to this year’s celebration.

A collection of classic heritage cars was on display thanks to Joined Up Heritage, while artwork created by pupils from Ledbury Primary School was featured in an exhibition at the Market House, organised by Ledbury Youth Council.

Phillippa Slinger of Ledbury Poetry Festival said, “What a super day! To see so many Ledburians out in the heat mixing and mingling with international poets and poetry visitors is testimony to the cohesion and togetherness the Poetry Festival brings.

“We were thrilled to see so many people joining in, taking part and enjoying themselves. The atmosphere this year was fantastic!”

Griff Holliday from Ledbury Food Group thanked all those who organised and attended the event for making it such a successful day.