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

Derek Evans wanted his pictures to lift people’s spirits

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Eminent Herefordshire photographer Keith James who worked with Derek for many years, talks about how he had an easy-going charm that could lift the spirits of everyone in the room.  

Singing in the Fields: Tales of Hop Picking

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Influential hop farmer Peter Davis talks about the hop picking – by hand – on his farm. The amount of hops picked by hand was incredible, he describes, as was the amount of… Continue reading

Hereford Racehorse Jazz Club THE place to be in the 1960s

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While many may mourn the lack of a live music scene in Hereford, there was a time, from the mid sixties through to the seventies, when revelers were spoiled for choice. Famously, the… Continue reading

Then and Now: Hereford United in The 70s & The Club Today

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Ron Parrott, knowledgeable archivist and long-term fan of Hereford United, discusses how that epic match against Newcastle, in the FA Cup third round replay of 1972, changed things for the club. Parrott talks… Continue reading