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Visit to The Old Bailey – Thursday 31st May

The Sheriffs of the City of London have started a new tradition, one to be encouraged, of asking all the Sheriffs of England and Wales (55 of them) and their partners to a reception at the Old Bailey, the very centre of the criminal justice system where the most notorious trails have been held. Its formal […]

SHYPP “If you walked a mile in my shoes” performance at the Courtyard, Hereford – Wednesday 23rd May

SHYPP – Supported Housing for Young People Project – does vital work. Its formal mission is “to provide 16-25 year olds across Herefordshire with housing, training and employment opportunities.” Although housing is the bedrock of what they do, they work with young people who find themselves in often dreadful circumstances with little understanding of how to climb […]

The West Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets AGM – Tuesday 22nd May

The West Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association covers the activities of these forces in Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands and Worcestershire. An almost complete set of Lord Lieutenants and High Sheriffs gathered to join the senior members of these forces at the Staffordshire County Showground. The President , Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of […]

Installation of the 637th Mayor of Hereford – Monday 21st May

The Office of High Sheriff is not much older than that of Mayor of Hereford. The Charter granted to Hereford in 1189 specifically says “So that no Sheriff of ours shall intrude in any wise upon them concerning any plea, quarrel or other thing related to the aforementioned town.” The office of “The Right Worshipful The […]

Royal Visit – HRH Princess Alexandra – Thursday 17th May

The County was honoured by the presence of HRH Princess Alexandra. The visit started at St. Michael’s Hospice, Bartestree. Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant presented a number of dignitaries and some of St. Michael’s major donors before being given a tour of the Hospice which has recently been greatly expanded and changed. HRH met a number […]

Royal Visit – HRH The Duke of Gloucester – Thursday 10th May

The County was honoured by the presence of HRH The Duke of Gloucester. The visit started at Lucton School, Leominster. Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant presented a number of dignitaries to HRH before HRH laid a wreath at the school’s war memorial. HRH then took the salute and inspected the School Cadets before awarding a number of prizes […]

Hereford May Fair – Tuesday 8th May

From river frolics to dry land. This fair goes back to a Royal Charter in 1121. It has an interesting history and more information can be found here. The Bishop of Hereford was duly paid his rent in bushels of the best wheat and we very much enjoyed his acceptance speech. All the fun of […]

Hereford River Carnival – Saturday May 5th

We joined Will Lindesay, representing the Lord Lieutenant, The Bishop of Hereford, the Dean of Hereford, the Mayor and Junior Mayor of Hereford and the Chair of the Herefordshire Youth Council to process from the west end of the cathedral to the Left Bank village for the opening ceremony of this festival. Take a look […]

Spring concert of Brass and Concert Bands – Courtyard Theatre, Hereford – Tuesday 1st May

Music in Herefordshire schools is now run by Encore Entreprises who took on the Herefordshire Music Service. Do look at their web-site to understand all that they do to bring music to our young people and help them to make music. We attend this concert to hear the Intermediate Concert Band, The Herefordshire Youth Brass […]

Vennture Student Graduation

It would be impossible to overstate what a great charity this is. Its origins go back to 1856 when the then vicar of St. Peters’ in Hereford and his sister, Amelia, set out to help in a number of ways struggling families in the city. Today (to steal from their web-site) Vennture remains a Christian cross-church […]