The Ledbury Hunt

Nicky Sadler follows the Ledbury Hunt, hunting within the law, in its Friday country, near Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire. Hounds are known to have hunted the area around Ledbury on the Hereford and Gloucestershire border for at least 300 years. The Ledbury Hunt as presently constituted can trace it’s origin to 1846 when according to the original minute book it was decided to set up the hunt ‘on a respectable footing’ and a committee was formed. A huntsman was engaged to hunt 14 couples of hounds, five days a fortnight. In 1868 Kennels were built adjacent to the Ledbury Railway Station where they remained until 1938 when the present site at Bromesberrow was established. Nicky talks to masters, staff and followers including David Redvers, one of the foxhunting supporters who stormed the House of Commons in the run up to the hunting ban. This item first appeared in Fieldsports Britain, episode 119. To watch the whole show go to Fcha.nl/fieldsportsbritain119

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