RAIN didn’t stop play for Ledbury Community Day when the best of the town was on show.

The annual event, the seventh to take place, happened on Saturday and featured more than 70 groups and organisations which serve Ledbury and district.

Ledbury mayor, Cllr Phillip Howells, who visited many of the groups during the day said, “Ledbury’s Community Day was again its usual rich tapestry of all the many groups, organisations and societies that combine to make Ledbury one of the most vibrant, attractive and safe places in which to live.

“Congratulations are much deserved for all the hard work of the organising committee, and all those who took part in the day.”

Paul Kinnaird, chairman of the organising committee, said: “The event exceeded our expectations. Despite the wind and chill, many came and filled the halls. Voluntary Groups ranging from the Ledbury Country Market and St Michael’s Church to Community Action Ledbury and Ledbury Refugee Support reported lots of interest and their pleasure with the contacts they made – a key purpose of this event.”

Popular attractions included trying bell ringing with Ledbury and District Bell Ringers and the Ledbury Community Band playing under the Market House. There was also a dance display by Stars Ballet and Gymnastics at the Community Centre, the Rotary Club’s Iron Lung display, fire engine rides and the Cavaliers and Roundheads of the Sealed Knot setting up camp by St Katherine’s Hall.