The Welsh name for Leominster, still used today by a few on the Welsh side of the nearby border, is Llanllieni. According to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, a raid by Gruffudd ap Llywelyn on Leominster in 1052 resulted in the Battle of Llanllieni, between the Welsh and a combined force of Normans (mercenaries) and English Saxons. Quatrefoil piers were inserted between 1872–79 by Sir George Gilbert Scott.
The priory was ransacked by the Welsh forces of Owain Glyndŵr after their victory at the Battle of Bryn Glas near Pilleth in 1402, along with several local manor houses.
Lindi, now 60, was 15 when she and a 13-year-old friend were handed the coins by the warped Jim’ll Fix It presenter who took them to his grubby bedsit for a seedy threesome.
The runaway teens were picked up by Savile near Carnaby Street, in London, as he prowled the streets searching for young hookers.
She said: “Luckily neither of us fell pregnant but it will be interesting to see how many love children come forward as there must be lots. “There must be many other women who were teenage prostitutes on the streets in the 60s who Jimmy Savile must have paid for sex.
“I presume he was often in the Soho area where young girls and young boys were selling sex as a means to survive.” Lindi once ran a kinky S&M dungeon below former Chancellor Normal Lamont’s flat in London’s Notting Hill but turned her back on the sex industry and became a newborn Christian following a near fatal car crash in 2009.
It was the income and prosperity from this wool trade that established the town and the minster and attracted the envy of the Welsh and other regions.