From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaHerefordshire, England. The village is named after the timber-framed Trumpet Inn.
The inn is located at a major crossroads of the A438 and A417/A4172 from where:
- the City of Hereford is 18 km (11 mi) to the west on the A438
- Ledbury is 7 km (4.3 mi) to the east on the A438
- Leominster is 28 km (17 mi) to the northwest initially on the A417
- Gloucester is 32 km (20 mi) to the southeast initially on the A4172
The crossing must have been an important intersection of the Gloucester to Leominster and Tewkesbury to Hereford roads.
Local agriculture includes the growing of hops and cider apples.
This Inn stands across the road from the studio. Reading this has summoned up images in my imagination of coaches and horses and a slower pace of travel than the cars and lorries that rush passed my window. Knowing a little more about the history of a place can change the way you view it and give a broader understanding of its place in the landscape.