VOLUNTEERS are needed to help out at one of the most important days of the year for Ludlow.

People are being asked to come forward and help as stewards for the granting of the Freedom of Ludlow to the Royal Welsh Regiment.

The regiment and its predecessors have hundreds of years of links with Ludlow and was raised at Ludlow Castle.

On Saturday September 20 the castle will be the centrepiece for the ceremony that will also involve a march through the town.

This will include a test for the stamina of the regimental band as the procession will include a march up Corve Street. It will involve the closure of some roads for a short period.

It is hoped that the ceremony will bring many residents into the town centre as well as attract visitors to Ludlow.

By being honorary freemen of Ludlow the regiment will have certain ceremonial rights including being able to march through the town.

The ceremony will start in the castle around 10am followed by the march through the town that will be led by a goat which is the regimental mascot.

Gina Wilding, Ludlow’s Town Clerk, said that it should be a great day for the town and would like to hear from people who would like to help with stewarding duties.