Old Ledbury - Carnival and Festivals

Ledbury Carnival and Festivals

Ledbury Carnival

This website category will hold carnival pictures up to the year 1980. If you would like to view photographs of later carnivals then visit the official Ledbury Carnival website

We are still researching the date for the start of the Carnival the earliest photos we have is late 1920's early 30s.
The carnival ceased in 1956 but the Flower and Produce show continued. These are shown under the Fetes / Shows category.
On the 25th August 1975 the Carnival started up again.

1946 Carnival and Festival Week
Sunday August 4th to Sunday August 10th

[1946 Carnival Programme]

Original 40 Page Souvenir Programme - If you would like to view the whole programme click on the programme photo above.



Carnival Queen Grace PEDLINGHAM and her two maids of honour Audrey DAVIS and Jose HARVEY in the carriage at Ledbury Railway Station waiting for the procession to start

Carnival Queen Grace PEDLINGHAM and her two maids of honour Audrey DAVIS and Jose HARVEY

Maid of Honour Audrey DAVIS

Maid of Honour Jose HARVEY

[1996 Carnival]
1996 - 50 years on they did it all again.

They all had a wonderful time that day. To think they were all here 50 years on to celebrate. Jo you will remember what they were all like so excited...JJ
2012 RIP Jose HARVEY

[1946 Carnival]
Taken at the top of New Street 'The Moonlight Flit'. Original small black and white photo was from Sally GRIFFITHS ( King ).
The photo shows her nan (next to the unknown man) Phylis KING who lived in New Street during the war before moving to Much Marcle and was mum to her dad Robin KING. The lady on the left is Phylis's friend Kathleen HYETT

1961 - 1962

Carnival Queen - Ledbury County Secondary School
Susan SHAKESHEFF, Marion FLETCHER, Margaret LLOYD ( Queen ) and Jacquie POWELL


Carnival Queen - Selection Evening - Feathers Hotel, Ledbury
Back Row - Shirley DALLEY, Judith ..., unknown, unknown, unknown, Ruth COOKE, Belinda HILL
Front Row - unknown, unknow, Jane PRICE ( Queen ), unknown, Mary FASTASEWSKI

1902 Jakeman and Carver's Directory and Gazatteer of Herefordshire
1916 Tilley's Almanack
1958 Tilley's Almanack
Photographs are credited to the owners
Comments are from members of the Old Ledbury Facebook Group
Cuttings from Ledbury Reporter Newspapers