About The Ox Roast

Ledbury Ox Roast logoIn June 1953, to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, the townspeople of Ledbury organised an Ox Roast in the town centre.

Thousands attended (see the 1953 event) and it is still remembered by a significant number of people.  Following informal discussions over the last few months a group of people decided it would be a good idea to repeat the event sixty years later in June 2013.  Thus the 2013 Ledbury Ox Roast was born.

The original 1953 carvers to be re-used

The 1953 carvers will be re-used

With the backing of the Town Council, local businesses, police, etc, the organising committee is forging ahead sorting out the details and this website will used to bring you news and updates.


Ledbury Ox Roast Weekend 2013 Aims and Objectives

To mark the anniversary of the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second in 1953 bringing the whole community together around one common endeavour

To celebrate excellence in Ledbury and its surrounding parishes welcoming locals and visitors to spend time in the town and to share in a weekend of community events

To tell the story of the Ox Roast, then and now reflecting on change in the area over the past 60 years

To present the many and varied community activities which take place in and around Ledbury creating opportunities to discover, admire and, where possible, experience at first hand

To showcase the very best of locally produced food, drink and crafts enjoying and learning about the quality and variety of goods produced iin the area

To raise funds for an agreed local charity including stimulating the Ledbury and District economy in a sustainable way

To promote Ledbury as a vibrant progressive town proud of its history and tradition producing a blueprint for the future

An Ox Roast

Norman Stanier and Tony Wargen demonstrate the carvers

Norman Stanier and Tony Wargen demonstrate the carvers

With a local beast donated by local farmers and cooked by an experienced company – Apex Catering

A food and drink and craft fair organised by Rachel Hicks

A celebration of Ledbury Excellence

A Community day on Saturday 1st June to involve local groups (with Your Square Mile)