Overlooking the Wye, birds in flight stand who sculpted them? 2. Who was born in Dymock in 1637? 3. What did John Somers Cocks, 1st Lord Somers, build between 1810 and 1820? 4. Thomas Winter was born in 1795 at Rudge End. He took on the name of Tom Spring and acquired a title by… Continue reading February Quiz. Unusual place names in Herefordshire.
The Swinging Sixties Exhibition.
waterman and a local character of Symonds Yat.
I know that his is not connected with our parish but it took place almost next door. And it is too good to miss. Jill Evans is a local historian and writer about crime and punishment in Gloucestershire. The link below will take you to one of her excellent stories, and there are several others.… Continue reading Attempted murder in Lydbrook.
Whitchurch Reading Rooms. Now the Potting Shed resturant.
In common with other W I groups in 1965, Whitchurch Women’s Institute compiled a scrap book as part of their local jubilee celebrations. Whereas the 1965 version just focused just on the lifestyles and a material record of things as they were then, it was intended to be entirely local. No comparison with the previous… Continue reading An introduction to “A Slice of Life 2020”.
To read actual back copies of a Ross Gazette issue you can use this link. For a specific year / month you need to type the month and year into the search box. https://herefordshirehistory.org.uk/archive/herefordshire-newspapers/ross-gazette There is a 'magnifying ring' feature for clear viewing, a '+' sign in a circle, but the site is intended… Continue reading Ross Gazette archives.
The Three Rs.
The Ballinger Family of Symonds Yat West
“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.” ― Winston S. Churchill “If you don't know history, then you don't know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of a tree. ” ― Michael Crichton. (Plus many variations by others.) “I was alive when the Dead… Continue reading Just some quotes on the subject of History.