THE nostalgia section this week takes a look at Ledbury with some iconic images.

All of these photographs are taken with permission from Paul Carter's Collection and feature some amazing scenes.

A view of Brewery Inn Ledbury in 1910 with Benjamin James landlord (from 1886 to 1912) and wife Hannah standing outside with a brewery warehouse next door. No.55 and 57 both in the middle of Bye Street can be seen behind the two girls in the street and were demolished in 1921.

A manhunt was launched after an ostler was murdered at a Herefordshire pub in 1817.

The search for a murderer was on after William Harris was killed at the New Inn in Ledbury, with several people taken up on suspicion before Richard Underwood was apprehended at a pub in Worcester.

Underwood was taken to Ledbury, where he was interrogated and "many suspicious circumstances were disclosed", but continued to protest his innocence until three days later, when he confessed to having been responsible for the death.

Underwood was convicted of wilful murder at Hereford Assizes and sentenced to death.

He was hanged at Hereford Gaol on March 31, 1817.

1920s Outside the New Inn, Gas Showroom and Seven Stars from the Roger Baker collection

Midland Hereford buses ‘comfort stop’ returning from Cheltenham Races 1920’s

Unloading Hops For Drying At Ledbury Hopyard 1935.

If you have any old photographs of Ledbury por the surrounding district please email them to