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The 1,000 + year old White Park Cattle of Little Doward.

Next time you are walking on Little Doward hill and you come across the beautiful, friendly white cattle please be mindful of their special status as one of the rarest of rare breed cattle in the UK with a lineage traceable back a thousand years if not more. There are several types of White Park… Continue reading The 1,000 + year old White Park Cattle of Little Doward.

Places.

May business meeting. Change of venue.

  Meeting. Change of venue. Please note the change of venue and date of the next WAG business meeting to Sat 12th May at HARC.  We will be looking at the Whitchurch WI scrap book project of in 1965 with a view to our doing something similar in the future. We meet at 10.30. More… Continue reading May business meeting. Change of venue.

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“The Mysteries of the Lewstone Estate”

"The Mysteries of the Lewstone Estate" Anybody who has been able to get published will know just how proud and excited I am having this month (March) finally launched my first booklet. Research started in the Spring of 2016 and was completed by the Autumn of 2017 taking eighteen months. It was a steep learning… Continue reading “The Mysteries of the Lewstone Estate”

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Historical sights in Whitchurch and Ganarew.

https://htt.herefordshire.gov.uk/her-search/monuments-search/search/results?parish=WHITCHURCH&period=&site_type=&PageNo=1 This site is quite interesting. It shows on maps, often with a brief description, the position of many of historical sights but sometimes I wonder about the accuracy of the pinpoints, such as a chapel that is shown in Grange Park. Did The Grange have it’s own Chapel? I doubt it. The number of… Continue reading Historical sights in Whitchurch and Ganarew.

Places.

At home during WW1.

Throughout WW1 German U boats were taking a terrible toll on allied merchant shipping at a time when 80% of our grain was imported from North America and Canada and 40% of sugar came from abroad plus munitions and machinery. With nearly all young men in the services there was a great shortage of labour… Continue reading At home during WW1.

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Geology of the Great Doward and Little Doward.

The earth itself is around 4,600ma (million years old). The oldest rocks in Britain are in the north west of Scotland and are at least 2,700ma 520 million years ago Great Britain was split between 2 continents, divided by 4000 kilometres of ocean. These continents lay 20o and 60o south of the equator. During the… Continue reading Geology of the Great Doward and Little Doward.

Industry, People.

Mr George Webb and the Ganarew Motorcycle Company.

So far as the advent of motor cars and motorcycles were concerned, Britain was at least a decade behind France and Germany. In 1896 there were only ten cars in the whole of the UK.* Mr George Webb of Crockers Ash had probably been in business before this selling conventional pedal type cycles from his shop… Continue reading Mr George Webb and the Ganarew Motorcycle Company.