THESE evocative pictures record some of the people associated over the years with a historic Herefordshire pub.

The picture on the facing page, taken we think in the 1940s or 1950s, shows a formally dressed group posing for a photograph outside the front door of the Bunch of Carrots, Hampton Bishop, near Hereford.

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Another picture goes back even further, and shows what appear to be two Victorian figures outside the pub. Nearby stands a pony and cart.

A more recent picture shows Peter and Rosemary Silverton, catering managers of the Bunch of Carrots, with their staff back in 1991 when it had been re-opened after a makeover. The dated Seventies and Eighties decor had been stripped out and the pub had been returned to its roots: flagstone floors, oak settles and open fires.

Our final picture, from 2015, shows members of FTO Hereford, a social cycling club, enjoying the sunshine in 2015, though we have no idea where they left their bicycles!

The pub is named after a rock formation in the nearby river Wye that looks like a carrot.

Local history writer Frank Kenward says it was a popular haunt for fisherman in times gone by.

An upturned boat in a neighbouring orchard was used for many years as a house and was called ‘Noah’s Ark’. Mr Kenward says the Wheatstone family ran the Bunch of Carrots through most of the late 19th century.

It was later bought by Dick Marshall, who fell in love with Herefordshire when he moved to the county to work at the Royal Ordnance Factory in Rotherwas during the Second World War.

Over the years he built up a collection of cars that he stored around the pub grounds.

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