Decades ago, the yard at the back of the Castle Bookshop in Ludlow was sealed closed. Nothing could get in, or out, except the swifts that shrieked above the walls. Recently the yard was breached, and a garden planted. The memories bottled inside where free to leave.
A couple, celebrating their ruby wedding anniversary, stumble into the garden. They reminisce about their childhoods; how they met at the May Fair and courted in the Starline; the dances and fights on Saturday nights; and the everyday and extraordinary lives they have lived. Their story is the story of Ludlow and all its memories caught inside the closed off walls.
This production brings to life interviews with local people who have shared their reminiscences.