Go in search of fairies in Ledbury

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A HOST of new residents are moving in to Ledbury - but you might have a hard time spotting them.

As of tomorrow (Saturday), people can search the town for fairy doors that will be placed around the town and its shops.

A number of shops are selling stamp cards that people can mark off when they come across a door, and everyone who completes the cards will be entered in to a prize raffle.

Ledbury resident Cath Gardner came up with the idea for the trail after seeing something similar in America.

She said: "The idea came to me last autumn when I stumbled upon a web post on 'urban fairy doors' in the city of Ann Arbor, Michigan. The doors had 'appeared' in shops, cafes, the library, primary schools and even a local hospital and over time became a trail, enthralling kids and adults alike. I wondered whether this would work in Ledbury as it is quaint and historic.

"I have found that trails are a great way to occupy children as well as keeping parents happy whilst encouraging people to thoroughly explore the town and its shops and cafes."

For more information on how to get involved visit fairydoor.showmeledbury.co.uk.

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