Upton Bishop consists of six settlements, Crow Hill, Phocle Green, Tanhouse, Tedgewood, Upton Bishop, and Upton Crews.The village of Upton Bishop is recorded in the Domesday Book within the Bromsash Hundred as Upton Episcopi, owned by the Canons of Hereford i.e. the Bishop’s Upper Town. The record includes seven Hides paying tax; in Lordship two ploughs: eighteen villagers, eleven smallholders, two Boors and a priest. The inclusion of a priest in the record suggests a settled population and the possible existence of a place of worship at that time.
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The nearest station is at Ledbury. There are also trains to Hereford, Gloucester and Cheltenham. Check times and prices below.
You can find links to bus timetables on the Traveline West Midlands website
Car boot sale on Saturday, September 10th. The gates open for sellers at 8.30am and buyers at 9am. Entry £5 for sellers and £1 for buyers. Contact 780321 for details.
Not long now until the Big Dipper. Are you taking part?
Upton Bishop is to have its very own jazz club. New UB residents Maddy Jones and Stuart Carter-Smith are jazz enthusiasts and want to share their love of music with their new neighbours. The first jazz evening will be on Tuesday, September 6th in the Millennium Hall starting at 7.30pm. Stuart is bringing his internationally acclaimed jazz trio Holder and Smith to the first evening. Holder and Smith which consists of Stuart on guitar, Ben Holder on violin and Tom Moore on bass have played at venues and festivals throughout Europe and the US. They are widely regarded as one of the most exciting swing music acts to emerge from the UK over the last five years and are regularly flown to places such as Monaco, San Sebastián, Barcelona and Vegas to play at Celebrity parties and events. Their music is described as a unique twist on 1940s swing jazz making it full of excitement with boundless energy and lighthearted exuberance. Last year’s highlights for the band included performances at the star studded Wimbledon Sunday charity party, the Rugby World Cup celebrity ball, the indoor Cricket World final and headlining the Vegas Unplugged music festival (Las Vegas) to name a few. Stuart is a highly regarded Gypsy Jazz guitarist and has been at the forefront of playing and promoting this style of music in the UK for the last 20 years. He founded the Bakewell Music festival, Las Vegas Unplugged festival (Vegas) and IGGF, (www.iggf.co.uk) which is the largest swing jazz festival in the UK seventeen years ago and it’s still going strong. Maddy is a music booking agent and manager and managed Gypsy Fire, their successful band that has extensively toured UK theatres including the Royal Albert Hall and tours throughout Europe and across the United States over the last five years. Tickets, which include a glass of bubbly, cost £10 if booked in advance or £12 on the door. There are also discounts for groups of ten or more. For more information contact Maddy on 07970 343148 or visit the Upton Bishop website http://uptonbishop.org/whats-on-and-news/