Sailor Thomas and the 14 inch pipe

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As a journalist, I think what draws me to Derek Evans is his nose for a good news story. I am reminded of this by the discovery of another gem from his delicious… Continue reading

Gypsy caravan craftsman stands the test of time

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The Derek Evans’ archive continues to spring surprises. Most delicious among them are his scrap books, page after page of newspaper cuttings, documenting news from the ‘front line’ of rural life. Dive in… Continue reading

Legendary football commentator retires

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He’s earned near-legendary status during his long years as a football commentator, but the recent announced retirement of John Motson was felt keenly by many Hereford FC fans. Motson cut his professional teeth… Continue reading

Archive reveals hidden delights

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18 months ago, Herefordshire Life Through a Lens was launched with a celebration of Derek Evan’s life and work. Amongst those gathered, were an illustrious group of photographers, or ‘togs’ as they are… Continue reading

Volunteer Drop-in

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Come along and find out about opportunities to volunteer on the project.    

Odeon Schools Screening 2017

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The grand premiere screening of ten local school films at the Hereford Odeon saw Screen 4 packed with expectant school-children on Monday July 10th. The aspiring historians and film-makers were there to present… Continue reading

We are at Leominster Festival

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Sunday 11th June 2017 11 am- 2pm – Free Thanks to Leominster Festival we are hosting the first of of our market town events. We would like to hear your stories about stories… Continue reading

Hop-picking in Bosbury during WW2

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Mavis Doughty, as a young child, escaped from wartime Birmingham to pick hops with her family in Bosbury near Ledbury. She did so for ten years until she was 15 years of age.… Continue reading

How the Fownhope Heart of Oak walk kept alive the memory of a son lost in World War

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  Roley Clarke talks about his family’s long-standing connection to this age-old Fownhope village tradition in this touching short clip.

Every farmer had their own coins to pay the hop-pickers

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Entrepreneur John Pudge who runs the The Hop Pocket Shopping Village in Bishops Frome, talks about hop-picking after the second world war in this short clip. John, whose family have been in hops for many… Continue reading