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Digging the data so you don't have to. Isolated farms, designer cider and ducking stools ...
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Everyday pictures from Leominster, Herefordshire ...
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Addictive Tumblr by a local history buff. Detailing the life and times of people in ...
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Sometimes Leominster's quite busy. Mostly it isn't ...
Teenagers hang out in Corn Square, Leominster
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Towns like this get modernised haphazardly, on the cheap. Remarkable old stuff, unremarked, falls apart ...
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On a bright February day, it was great to see scaffolding up in a few places and repairs starting early. Regrettably, much of Leominster’s historic architecture has escaped repair many times over the past few centuries. I’ve come to the conclusion townspeople don’t “see” this any more – so take a look, before it all falls down!

 

Much of Leominster’s historic architecture has escaped repair many times.

These aren’t raggedy barns on eccentric farms out in the country – though I hope to do a series on those, we have some amazing ones! They’re right in the town centre. I took these photos from the library car park and the Co-op. If I walked another five minutes, I’d have fifty more pictures for you.

 

They’re atmospheric. They’re intriguing – what’s each one’s story? They are ephemeral, because some of these aren’t going last much longer. And that makes me want to cry.