Dear Member Please be aware that all meetings, talks and visits have been postponed for the time being due to coronavirus outbreak, in line with the government's recommendations. Watch this space for further information when things improve.
Thursday 27th February - A talk by Tim Hoverd on 'The Iron Age in Herefordshire' 7.00 p.m. at the Memorial Hall, Whitchurch. Doors open 6..45pm for 7pm start. £5 non-members (£2.50 members
Is anybody interested in these talks at Garway?
Written in 1770 “Observations on the River Wye and Several Parts of South Wales, etc Relative Chiefly to Picturesque”, to give it it’s full title, was the first travel book and one of many by William Gilpin, author, artist, travel writer, Master in Arts Oxford, clergyman and headmaster of Cheam School for Boys. Although first… Continue reading William Gilpin. Observations of the River Wye.
For all those who enjoyed the two talks by Dave Scaysbrook earlier this year at Goodrich and the subsequent walk / talk organised by the Garway History group, I hope you find this interesting. https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg13017667-100-forum-how-did-blumlein-die-barry-fox-retraces-the-last-moments-of-an-inventors-life/
This promises to be a very interesting evening with Don Balkwell. FORGOTTEN GADGETS Don is a writer and his latest book is "101 Forgotten Gadgets". He has presented this talk before to many groups and been invited back year after year. A good recommendation. WAGLHS are pleased to be hosting speaker Don Balkwell all the way… Continue reading Objects and gadgets from the past.
The Romans in S.W. Herefordshire. Author Paul Stratford. Time line. AD 43 Plautius invades Britain and establishes a Governorship 52 – 57 Gallus holds back the ‘Welsh’ 57 – 61 Paulinus destroys Druids in Anglesey 74 – 78 Frantinus is Governor and conquers Silures in Wales 78 – 84 Agricola… Continue reading Romans in South West Herefordshire.
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.
Garway Heritage Group have a series of interesting talks on diverse subjects organised lined up for this autumn, winter and next spring. Presumably these will be held in their new village hall, not the old green building that still features on their website. Admission £5 for non GHG members. See if you are interested in… Continue reading Garway Heritage Group.