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The Leominster History Study Group
The group has prepared several exhibitions; has assisted with two Summer Schools; and has launched twelve publications. Copies of these two books are still for sale:
The Lion Hotel and Ballroom, Leominster 1997
Hymns Ancient & Modern and Henry Williams Baker 2013
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Previous publications, now sold out include:
French Barns, Cambridge Rolls and Register Grates 1999
The Early Church in Herefordshire 2001
facsimile: Price's History of Leominster 1793
Castle Moat, Leominster archaeology
Kimbolton with Hamnish 1986
Kimbolton with Hamnish into the New Millennium 2001
The Buttercross, 1993 (Leominster crossroads)
CD of Photographs Leominster Grammar Sch 2010
local books researched and published by the Group over thirty years on Industrial, Social, and Architectural History.
Success was largely due to the drive of the Rev. Sir Henry Williams Baker, vicar of the village of Monkland.
‘Hymns Ancient & Modern and Henry Williams Baker’ describes how this happened, …and the reinvention of church architecture, music, organ building, decorative arts that was the background to the enterprise.
Order from us by post (on the order form) or
BRITISH LIBRARY HAS PUBLISHED HARLEY 2253 ON THE WEB
This book, 14th C., contains the Early English and Norman French 'Harley Lyrics.'
On folio 132r "Incipit legenda de S'to Etrfrido," there is the Leominster legend.
the legend is on folio 132r (hover in right margin: click f.132r).
The copyright remains with the BRITISH LIBRARY.© The British Library Board.
See our EARLY CHURCH IN HEREFORDSHIRE and TRANSLATION on this site
Ye Olde Fashioned Version of the Story in 37 verses.
The Poem EDFRIDE by John Hackluyt of Eaton was written (c. 1605) when Leominster was beginning to sort out the problems left by the Reformation -- school, library, amshouses, law enforcement. It is written in a deliberately old-fashioned style, and Blacklock mischievously claimed it was pre-Conquest.