Ballingham is a tiny village nestling in a curve of the River Wye between Hereford and Ross on Wye.
In February 1834 Ballingham had the dubious distinction of claiming a rabid dog – the dog, belonging to William Greenaway, bit his wife and two children then died in three days exhibiting every sign of rabies. It was reported that ” The sufferers have prudently resorted to the excision of the parts.”
As for Bolstone, this village is even tinier than Ballingham! It once was the property of the Knights Hospitallers.