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RAF 100th Anniversary Service – Sunday 29th April

Air Vice Marshal Mike Smart and Hereford Cathedral with their respective teams created a memorable celebration of this important anniversary. We heard accounts and poems that illustrated many aspects of the service – the bravery, especially in those early days, the dangers and tragedies, the excitement and joy too. Humour played its part with the […]

CUP Ceramics fund-raising – Saturday 28th April

CUP Ceramics is an open access project aimed at all who want to make things in ceramics and work together so doing. We attend this fund-raising. They hope to launch this Autumn.  CUP Ceramics.

Barton Court, Colwall – Launch – Saturday 28th April

Barton Court, a beautiful Georgian House near Colwall, north of Ledbury, has been turned into an events venue and place to stay. This was their launch. Barton Court.

Hereford Labyrinth Opening and tour of Kindle Centre – Friday 27th April

I was unable to attend the opening of the Hereford Labyrinth, on the South side of the Wye in Hereford opposite the Cathedral. I joined the party at the Kindle Centre next door to Asda just over the bridge on the South side in Hereford and was then given a tour of this impressive Community Facility […]

Hereford Cathedral and Whitecross Schools CCF Biennial Inspection – Thursday 26th April

It was a pleasure to attend this event and to see so many young people taking part. Hereford Cathedral School Whitecross School

Royal Visit – HRH The Countess of Wessex – Wednesday 25th April

The County was honoured by the presence of HRH The Countess of Wessex and was greeted by the Lord Lieutenant, the Dowager Countess of Darnley, who then presented HRH to a number of county dignitaries and their partners. Air Vice Marshall Mike Smart escorted HRH to the “Weeping Window” display of ceramic poppies that had been set […]

Grand Opening of the Bromyard Heritage Trail – Sunday 22nd April

The High Sheriff was asked to be dressed in full 18th century Court Dress for this great fun occasion. Bromyard have devised a Heritage trail from the Heritage Centre via St. Peter’s Church, the Alms houses and the Falcon Hotel (that was part of the carrier/coach and mail system when the horse was the only […]

The Declaration of David Price as High Sheriff of Powys – Saturday 21st April

Laura and I attended the declaration ceremony of David Price as High Sheriff of Powys at the Strand Hall in Builth Wells. Each Bailiwick does these ceremonies a little differently but all require the incoming High Sheriff to swear an oath written in English that is not entirely clear. Before I was swore my own […]

Music Pool Business Forum Event – Friday 20th April

The High Sheriff attended a function aimed at raising awareness in the local business community of this wonderful charity which is “dedicated to providing chances for people of all ages and abilities to make all sorts of music together, because it is one of the most powerful ways to improve people’s lives and well-being, and […]

Hope At St. Michael’s 1st Year celebration – 19th April

Laura and I attended the celebration of the 1st Anniversary of the cooperation agreement between Hope Support Services and St. Michael’s Hospice. Hope Support Services,  http://www.hopesupport.org.uk/, is a charity that started in Herefordshire but aims to develop nationally. It offers support serves to young people who have a loved one who is seriously ill or worse. […]