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.
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/
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.
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.
Garway Heritage Group, are a very active in many areas in and around Garway. http://garwayheritagegroup.co.uk/ Their latest activity, organised by G H G chairperson Liz Lloyd, was a very pleasant walk enjoyed by thirteen people and several dogs. This event followed on from the recent lecture at Goodrich village hall on by Dave Scaysbrook about… Continue reading A Walk to the Halifax Bomber Crash Site.
Symonds Yat: 200 Years of Tourism on the Wye’ (1770-1970) Monday 12th August - Friday 18th October. This exhibition will be held at Hereford Archive & Record centre, Fir Tree Lane, Rotherwas, Nr. Hereford This exhibition was transferred to Hereford Archive & Records Centre, Fir Tree Lane, Rotherwas from 12th August – late October and is… Continue reading Tourism on the Wye exhibition.
Make sure that you have got a bit of time to spare before exploring this site about Lydbrook. I found this because I have a particular interest in Stowfield Cable Works near Lower Lydbrook and one thing leads to another. https://www.sungreen.co.uk/Lydbrook/Wartime_memories_of_Lydbrook.html