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Champagne Cream Tea -Dadnor Court – Sunday 29th July

The Mayor of Ross-on-Wye, Harry Bramer has chosen as his Mayor’s charity during is year in office PAPYRUS. a small but national charity for the prevention of young suicides. It is a tragedy that there is a need for such a charity but there is. Here is a link for more information. The Mayor and […]

Opening Service of the Two Hundred and Ninety-First Three Choirs Festival – 28th July

It has been the luck of this year’s High Sheriff to hold office when the Three Choirs Festival, which cycles around Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester Cathedrals, is hosted in Hereford. The opening service launched a magnificent festival with a procession of Lord Lieutenants, High Sheriffs, Bishops, Deans, Archdeacons, Canons and various guests from the Bishop’s […]

West Mercia Police Cadets (Herefordshire Detachment) Awards ceremony – 26th July

We were honoured to attend this awards ceremony alongside The Right Worshipful the Mayor of Hereford, Cllr Sue Boulter, The Junior Mayor Anna Darwood, and Chief Inspector Steve Owen. We all presented awards and the High Sheriff had the honour to make the Cadet of the Year award to Charmaine Watkins. The citations were read out by PCSO […]

Warwickshire High Sheriff’s Garden Party – 23rd July 2018

An opportunity to meet a good number of people in Warwickshire who serve the county. The party was held at Hall’s Croft in the Old Town in Stratford-upon Avon. This beautiful Tudor House was inhabited by Shakespeare’s daughter Susanna and her husband, John Hall, a celebrated Physician. The house is well worth a visit. The […]

Informal tour of Ross-on-Wye – Sunday 22nd July

During our shrieval year, we hope to visit all the market towns in the county on an informal basis to get to know them better. We started with Ross-on-Wye in the south of the county and met the Mayor of Ross, Cllr Harry Bramer and his consort, Mrs Marie Ward at Ross’s magnificent market house. […]

Hereford Magistrates Court – 19th July 2018

This is the first of a few visits that we hope to make to the Magistrates’ Court during the shrieval year. The administration of justice all starts in the Magistrates’ Court. It is important that justice is available locally. This concept is under threat and needs defending. We were impressed by the mix of firmness and […]

Visit to the Hope Family Centre – 11th July 2018

The Hope Family Centre in Bromyard rolled out the carpet for us and we met almost the whole team who cover a very wide range of activities. The list below has been copied from their web-site and clicking on one will take you to the relevant page. Children’s Centre Child Contact Centre Early Years Education Community […]

The NHS 70th birthday celebration and service of thanksgiving – 10th July 2018

Happy Birthday the NHS. It is now woven into the fabric of Society. Few can remember how it was before. It is not without its problems, as one might expect from such a large organisation but today was one of celebration. We learnt about its birth in 1948. We learnt about the relationship between doctor and […]

The Royal British Legion County Rally 2018 – 8th July 2018

The Parade started at the bottom of St. Owen’s Street and marched past the Town hall where they were joined by the Lord Lieutenant and Civic Dignitaries and proceed to St. Peter’s Square for a service where the Union Flag and Standards were laid upon the Altar. The Revd. Andy Morgan, Rector of St. Peter’s, […]