LUDLOW museum is hosting a temporary exhibit exploring and celebrating the legacy left behind by an important local figure.  

The exhibit pays homage to the journey of the E. Walters Trouser Factory, once the largest employer in Ludlow. The factory was established by Ed Walters in 1957 and has gone on to shape Ludlow’s identity for decades, a spokesperson said.

Visitors to Ludlow Museum have the chance to explore artefacts, photographs, and stories that chronicle the factory's evolution over the years.

This follows an appeal earlier in the year for information, photographs and stories about the factory, as well as a request for memories and memorabilia regarding the Ludlow fair for a separate display.

Friends of Ludlow Museum will also be hosting a talk titled ‘Ludlow: The Trouser Capital of Europe’, presented by Derek Beattie and Richard Harding. This will take place on February 19 at 7 pm at Ludlow Library.

A spokesperson said: “The exhibit will explore this important company and highlight the town’s manufacturing heritage.

“We hope the exhibition will be a poignant opportunity for residents to reminisce and remember those who worked at the factory.

“Ludlow Town Council, which owns and runs the museum hopes to engage the Ludlow community in preserving and celebrating the town’s history through these exhibits.”

The exhibition opened on Thursday February 8 and will run until March.

Ludlow Museum welcomes visitors from 10 am to 4 pm, on Friday, Saturdays, Sundays and bank holiday Mondays.

Admission is £1.20 and children under 16 have free entry.