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The Ludlow Palmers raise money for the Conservation Trust for St Laurence, Ludlow; Charity Number 1114678

LIVE HISTORY - BECOME A LUDLOW PALMER


Members of the medieval Ludlow Palmers Guild paid an annual membership fee (equivalent to £220 in today's money) to help members “reduced to poverty by theft, fire, shipwreck or other mishap or wrongfully imprisoned anywhere in England, to provide assistance during temporary sickness or incurable disease or as a dowry for sisters of the Guild on their marriage or entry into religion”.


For nearly 300 years, until the Guild's suppression by Edward VI, the Ludlow Palmers provided St Laurence Church with financial resources to maintain and enhance the building, as well as enrich Ludlow town life through music and education. The magnificent building, beautiful ceilings, rare medieval stained-glass windows, and historic misericords are a few of the Ludlow Palmers Guild's legacies to Ludlow and the nation.

Founded in 2006, today's Conservation Trust for St Laurence and its fund-raising arm — the Ludlow Palmers — support the repair and conservation of St Laurence's fabric and historical treasures. Membership in the modern Ludlow Palmers is based on positions assigned to medieval Guild members: Palmers, Stewards and Wardens. In addition, modern Ludlow Palmers may join the Guild Circle.

Click HERE to read more about each of these events.

  • Join us HERE and become a Ludlow Palmer

  • St Laurence's, its history and treasures HERE
  • Our conservation work HERE
  • Our activities and events HERE
  • Our Trustees HERE


Please consider becoming a Ludlow Palmer. Information about this is available on our “contribute” page HERE.

You can make a single donation to Ludlow Palmers:


Or, better still, make a Gift Aid donation
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News and events


Thursday 21 November 2019
3:30pm — 5:00pm
Ludlow Methodist Church

Lessons in Public Health for our time

Speakers: Richard Harding and Hilary Davis

Lessons in Public Health for our time: the children of the Clun Valley 1930-50

Dr. Richard Harding

More details here


Details of these and other events HERE

See the latest
Palmers' monthly e-mail
HERE

Our current newsletter
HERE
Older newsletters
HERE

✸ We have produced 4 short videos about the history of the Ludlow Palmers. You can see them HERE
Packs of 12 notelets are available — HERE