Ledbury Guardian Newspaper 19-09-1914
The Harvest Festival in connection with the Ledbury Parish Church will take place on October 4th.
Ledbury Guardian Newspaper 17 10 1914
THE RECTOR OF LEDBURY AND THE BELGIAN REFUGEES
At both services at Ledbury Church on Sunday, the Rector referred to the expected arrival of the Belgian refugees in Ledbury who would be the guests of Ledburians. He said there was, perhaps, no need for him to say that it was their duty as English people, generously and whole-heartedly to succour to the utmost of their power the Belgian victims who were homeless and penniless. It was their duty as English people to do that as a thank offering to God for having spared their own country from the worst horrors of war - the terrible scourges of which had not reached their quiet island homes. It was their duty and privilege to grudge nothing they possibly could do or give for those sorely-tried Belgian Allies who had made such a magnificent defence of their own country. It was well known that had it not been for the brave sacrifices of the Belgians that the war to-day would present a very different aspect to what it does. And so the Ledbury people, he believed, would feel that they could not do enough for those who had stood between them and their adversaries at a most critical time. He just mentioned this because the Hospitality Committee which was arranging the reception of the refugees were asking for contributions of various kinds towards their maintenance during the time they would be guests in Ledbury which would probably be about three months.