William Gilpin. Observations of the River Wye.

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.


Halifax bomber crash at Welsh Bicknor.

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.  


Objects and gadgets from the past.

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.


Romans in South West Herefordshire.

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.

Industry, People., Places.

An introduction to “A Slice of Life 2020”.

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”.

Industry, People., Places.

Ross Gazette archives.

  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. There is a 'magnifying ring' feature for clear viewing, a '+' sign in a circle, but the site is intended… Continue reading Ross Gazette archives.

Buildings., Families., Industry, Local characters., People., Places.

Garway Heritage Group.

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.