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Annual Concert of the Hereford Police Choir – 16th June 2018

The Hereford Police Male Choir were joined by the Avon and Somerset Constabulary Male Voice Choir and baritone soloist, Stephen Davies in singing a range of pieces from Welsh folk through Spirituals to Musicals. In addition Violin Soloist, Raye Harvey, who received the Hereford Police Male Voice Choir Young Musician’s Bursary sponsored by the Becket Bulmer […]

Herefordshire Light Infantry Museum – The Chipp Medals – 15th June 2018

The Herefordshire Light Infantry Museum at Suvla Barracks, Hereford, has managed to acquire the medals wards to Lt. Colonel Wilkins Fitzwilliam Chipp D.S.O and bar., O.B.E., M.C., E.D. Croix de Guerre, France and Belgium, the most decorated Herefordshire regiment soldier who serves in uniform from 1899 to 1956. We attended a preview before they went on display […]

The Royal Three County Show – 15th June 2018

Every June, the Counties and Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire hold what must be the best agricultural show in the Country at the showground in Malvern. It is good to know that agriculture and music bind our three counties together, what a combination. Today was the opening day with an Opening ceremony and Long Service awards given […]

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Fire and Rescue Service – Tuesday 12th June

The Chief Fire Officer for the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Fire and Rescue Service picked us up from home on the East of the County. The programme had us getting to Peterchurch on the West of the County in 15 minutes. This would have been optimistic even with the excitement of a blue light. However, the […]

Visit to Long Lartin Prison, Evesham – Monday 11th June

At the invitation of Cassian Roberts, High Sheriff of Worcestershire, we accompanied him and Jane, his wife, on a visit to Long Lartin prison. Long Lartin is a Category A men’s prison. Prisons are categorised A to D and A is for those considered to be the most dangerous. The links are to Wikipedia entries […]

Anne Frank Memorial Day Service -  Saturday 9th June

Anne Frank Memorial Day Service – Saturday 9th June

  We were invited to attend a memorial service for Anne Frank which took place at Saxon Hall, Hereford as part of a Jewish religious service for the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Liberal Jewish Communities. Most of the service was conducted by Rabbi Anna Gerrard in the hall but the part dedicated to Anne Frank took […]

Visit to Offices of Encore Enterprises – Wednesday 6th June

Having attended the Spring concert of the Herefordshire Schools Brass and Concert Bands (see earlier report), I was keen to know more about music in Hereford schools. So I visited their office on June 6th at Lugwardine Court, outside Hereford and was told more about what they do by Cliff Woollard, Managing Director and Roger Wiebkin , Learning […]

Installation of the Mayor of Ross-on-Wye – Monday 4th June

Councillor Harry Bramer was installed as the new Mayor of Ross, the past Mayor, Nigel Gibbs having come to the end of his Mayoral Year. The Rector for Ross-on-Wye led the assembly in prayer. The Town Clerk formally announced the election of Councillor Bramer as Mayor and the new Mayor repeated his Declaration of Office. While the […]

Herefordshire Probation Service Forum – Monday 4th June

The High Sheriff was invited to attend this forum where Celia Cundale JP, chair of the Herefordshire Forum introduced two speakers from the National Probation Service (NPS) and the Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC). The Police gave an update on the context of violent crime in Hereford City. Sadly drugs are a big driver. CRC gave […]