THE MAYOR of Ledbury has called the deliverance of the proclamation ceremony of King Charles III "an honour and a privilege."

Hundreds applauded in the streets as Ledbury saw its proclamation ceremony on the afternoon of Sunday, September 11, following a similar ceremony in Hereford.

Pictures were captured on the day by Worcester News Camera Club member Harold Sparrey.

Mayor of Ledbury, Cllr Phillip Howells, said how he felt the ceremony "did justice" for Ledbury with "hundreds" in attendance.

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He said: "We had a proclamation, which by all accounts did great justice for the area.

"We had large crowds in attendance and also the Ledbury Brass Band playing music before and God Save the King after the ceremony.

"It was a very moving and highly privileged thing to be able to do. Hundreds of people applauded us afterwards which seems to indicate we did justice for the whole occasion."

Ledbury Reporter: Mayor of Ledbury, Cllr Phillip HowellsMayor of Ledbury, Cllr Phillip Howells (Image: Harold Sparrey)

Cllr Howells attended the Hereford event, and then returned to deliver the ceremony again in Ledbury.

He said: "There were two elements to the day. Going with tradition, the proclamation goes around the country.

"In the early afternoon on Sunday, the High Sheriff made the proclamation to the city of Hereford, which I attended.

"We were then given our scrolls to repeat the proclamation in our towns, which in the past we would have ridden in on horseback, which dates back centuries ago.

"As the mayor of Ledbury, it is incredible. This has not happened for 70 years and I was one of the few in the country to be a part of delivering this news."

If you wish to leave tributes in Ledbury, there are two official locations where the town council are asking for flowers and messages to be left.

Cllr Howells said: "There are two official places to leave floral tributes and sign the book of condolence.

"The first is St Michael's and All Angels Church, and also at The Master's House.

"We are asking people to not leave tributes at the war memorial, and any that already have been left have since been moved to the official place at The Master's House."

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