THE WINDS of change are blowing through Ledbury's Heritage Centre, and it's all for the good, as another tourist season gets into full swing.

Ledbury Places, the group which owns the attraction in Church Lane, has put an action plan into operation, to make it even more appealing for visitors and locals alike.

Spokesman, Melissa Hawker said: "The panoramic view of Ledbury’s High Street with a history of each building going back to the 1840s under the photographs has always been one of the most popular displays in the Heritage Centre. Now, thanks to the photography and design skills of one the Centre’s Volunteers, Pat Strauss, the display has been re-photographed and updated. It should be appearing in the Heritage Centre shortly.

"Pat has been photographing the buildings of The Homend too, and fellow Volunteer Al Braithwaite has been researching the history of the various shops and businesses there, so we can expect another fascinating glimpse into Ledbury’s past before too long!"

To engage with younger visitors, volunteers David and Jan West have devised another quiz sheet for slightly older children.

And the furniture has had an upgrade.

Ledbury Places trustees, Alex Clive and Stuart Houghton have made and installed a new desk and shelving "to house the growing range of gifts from Ledbury' that are on sale to raise money to help support this important and much-loved building".

Ledbury Places hopes that this will be the start of a gradual refurbishment of the Heritage Centre.

If anyone is interested in volunteering at the Heritage Centre this season, ring 01531 633637.