Ross-on-Wye sits high on a sandstone cliff overlooking a horseshoe bend in the beautiful River Wye. The birthplace of tourism, it boasts a rich tapestry of heritage and a unique landscape. Ross-on-Wye Through Time highlights the rich gems Ross has to offer. St Mary's church is its best-known landmark and can be seen from all approaches, housing notable tombs of past stalwarts of the town. John Kyrle was just one of these figures and his name was given to the local high school and an inn. In more recent years, names associated with the town have included Dennis Potter and Richard Hammond. Today Ross is known for its independent shops, picturesque streets, the Market Square and Market Hall. This fascinating collection of old and new photographs shows how much and, in some cases, how little this historic market town has changed.
Emma Cheshire-Jones is a professional photographer who works within local community groups such as Ross in Bloom and the Royal British Legion. She has a keen interest in local history and close connections with local historians through this work. She lives in Ross-on-Wye.