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THE VILLAGE OF LLANGROVE - ROSS-ON-WYE
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The village of Llangrove, Herefordshire lies approximately four miles to the west of Ross-on-Wye. During the course of my morning job as postman back in 2003, which I took on to bring in money whilst building this web site, I was a 'reserve', covering the duties of those on holiday or sick. Mostly I covered the town of Ross but occasionally I delivered to rural areas. The photographs below were taken over a two week period during which I learned the route for the Llangrove duty and then covered the delivery the following week. The duty covers part of Goodrich, followed by Marstow and Llangrove.

I wanted to put this page on the site to try to repay the people of Llangrove in some small way for their friendly welcome during the course of my time spent finding the way to literally every house in their village. I truly felt like 'Postman Pat' among people who had taken the trouble to know my name right from the outset, offer a welcome cup of tea and much more.

Thank you all in the village for your kind welcome! I look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you also, Sarah for showing me the route and to both Adrian and Jim for your very welcome help with 'prepping' the duty, which consists of virtually all named houses in a maze of lanes, getting me out on the road at a reasonable time of morning.

[Thatch Close Bed & Breakfast, Llangrove]

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Christ Church, Llangrove - built between 1854 and 1856. Christ Church, Llangrove - built between 1854 and 1856.
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The stained glass window, Christ Church, Llangrove. Christ Church, Llangrove.
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Sarah, the regular Llangrove 'postman'. Sarah is fond of all animals and most dogs in the village associate the red van with their daily 'doggy treat'. The only dog which has ever bitten her in her many years as a 'postman' was one belonging to my partner, Tina!
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Ducks rushing to greet the red van whilst I was delivering mail to a Llangrove farm. Mother sheep at a farm in Marstow protecting her young against my camera.
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Memorial to those from Llangrove fallen in the 1914 to 1918 war. A closer view of the war memorial.

Those Remembered on the War Memorial

Francis Edward Andrews, Albert John Boast, Thomas Churchill, John Cummery, Edward Jones, William Cornelius Maroney, William George Maxfield,
John Miller, Alfred George Morris, Wallace Palmer, Reginald Tom Parry, Thomas Alfred Scudamore, Charles Watkins, Alfred Williams.


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