Herefordshire News and events

Charles Watkins presents a copy of Bosbury to Rhys Griffiths
On 24th October 2016, VCH Herefordshire held a launch event to celebrate the launch of their second VCH Short, Bosbury. The Chair of the Herefordshire VCH Trust Professor Charles Watkins welcomed over 50 guests to Bosbury parish hall and complimented the residents of the parish on living in a...
Photograph of a Civil War canon at Brampton Bryan
At the invitation of Edward Harley, currently High Sheriff of Herefordshire, and his wife Victoria, supporters of the Herefordshire VCH gathered at Brampton Bryan, in the north-west corner of Herefordshire, seat of the Harley family since the 14th century. The Herefordshire Victoria County History...
A day for anyone interested in the history of the parishes to the west of the Malverns and the people who have lived there. VCH Herefordshire is currently researching the history of Colwall, Coddington, Cradley and Mathon. There will be a display about their research so far and an opportunity to...
David Whitehead explaining the castle site at Bredwardine
Supporters of the VCH enjoyed a guided visit to some of the archaeological sites in north west Herefordshire. David Whitehead met the group at Bredwardine Church and explained some of the features of the mediaeval landscape. We then went up to Dorstone Hill where Dr Keith Ray showed us the site of...
VCH Herefordshire - VCH Short on the parish of Eastnor
We are pleased to announce the launch of the latest VCH Short paperback. The illustrated book by Dr Janet Cooper on Eastnor, which lies at the southern end of the Malvern Hills in Herefordshire, introduces visitors and residents to the history of the whole parish, from its ...
An image of Edward Bulmer and supporters of VCH Herefordshire
27 volunteers and supporters of VCH Herefordshire had a fascinating visit to Court of Noke, thanks to the kindness of Edward Bulmer. He welcomed us into his home, telling us the history of the house,partly researched by our own David Whitehead and VCH former-editor Christopher Currie. The house was...
Court of Noke
The Trust for the Victoria County History of Herefordshire, through the kindness of Mr and Mrs Edward Bulmer, have arranged a visit to the Court of Noke on 3rd September 2013. Court of Noke is the perfect Queen Anne house with a unique (for Herefordshire) canal garden. The water then drove the...
A photograph of the memorial to Dr John Hoskins
  The 16th and 17th centuries were times of major change in church and society, with the Reformation and the rise of Nonconformity. Hereford diocese was considered backward, a place where people clung to the old, pre-Reformation ways. Reforming bishops struggled to bring the diocese into line...
A photograph of the Old Boys School, Bosbury
A day about the people of Bosbury and their houses will be held in the Old Boys School, in the churchyard at Bosbury,  on Saturday 24th November 2012 from 10.a.m. until 4.00p.m.  At 2p.m. Dr Sylvia Pinches, of VCH Herefordshire, will give a talk about 'Old Bosbury homes'.  ...
An image of the spines of VCH volumes
The Woolhope Club is pleased to welcome Philip Riden, VCH County Editor for Derbyshire, to give a lecture on John Duncumb, whose Collections towards the  History and Antiquites of the County of Herefordshire were in many ways a precursor to the works of the VCH. Philip wrote the introduction...
Image of Church Lane, Ledbury
Dr Sylvia Pinches, Team Leader for VCH Herefordshire, will give a lecture on the development of this area of Ledbury and the buildings of Church Lane at 11 a.m. on Friday 7th September 2012 at the Burgage Hall, Church Lane, Ledbury.   The Burgage Hall will be open from 10.00a.m. till 3.00p.m....
VCH Herefordshire had a stand in the 'Communities' tent at the Herefordshire Diamond Day. There was a display about the work of the VCH in the county. Visitors were able to talk to the Chairman of the Trust, Dr Janet Cooper, the Team Leader, Dr Sylvia Pinches, and some of the volunteers....
A view of Eastnor Castle from Tilley's Views of Ledbury and District
With the kind permission of Mr. James Hervey-Bathurst, the Herefordshire VCH Trust is organising a full-day conference on the history of Eastnor at the Castle on Thursday 19 April 2012. The twin objectives of the day are (1) to mark the 200th anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone of the...
Sir Roy Strong welcomed supporters to The Laskett
Sir Roy Strong, who is Patron of the Herefordshire Victoria County History Trust, welcomed 45 supporters with warm words of praise for the Trust and exhortation for their continuing support. He then gave a brief and charming account of how he and his late wife, Dr Julia Trevelyan Oman, had created...
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