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Concert in aid of the Mayor of Ross’s Charity, Papyrus – 12th February 2019

The Mayor of Ross, Cllr. Harry Bramer  and his Consort, Marie Ward, organised a concert at the Chase hotel in Ross-on-Wye in aid of his chosen Charity –  Papyrus. Papyrus is a charity aimed at young people who are contemplating suicide, the biggest killer of young people in the UK. The charity aims to engage […]

Lean On Me student graduation – 7th February 2019

The young people that are the Lean on Me teams that are at Emilia’s Place in Union Street ready to look after the worse for wear (for a wide variety of reasons) on a Friday and Saturday night, undergo a rigorous six month training before “passing out”. This was their graduation ceremony. The Lord Lieutenant […]

Attendance at the Coroner’s Court, Hereford – 6th February 2019

The Herefordshire Senior Coroner, Mark Bricknell, was kind enough to invite me to sit in his court at the Townhall, in Hereford. Most of us will go through life without needing to know what goes on in the coroner’s court but vital work is done to safeguard society. However, much of the work is done […]

Hereford Cathedral School Morning Assembly – 4th February 2019

I was honoured to be asked by the Hereford Cathedral School (HCS) to address a morning assembly about the history of the shrievalty and its present day role. The HCS is lucky enough to have Hereford Cathedral as its Assembly Hall or Chapel. The office of Sheriff dates from about 900AD whereas the current Cathedral […]

Hereford Music Services – 2nd February 2019

Members of the Band of Her Majesty’s Household Cavalry got together with the Herefordshire Youth Concert Band at the Shirehall for a workshop followed by an informal concert with both groups. So, they had not played together for more than a couple of hours before they were performing in front of an audience. This was […]

Ledbury Annual Breakfast and visit to the Food Bank- 1st February 2019

This was a visit of contrasts. We started off with an enormous breakfast at the Market House Café with Griff Holliday, the organiser, Nina Shields, Chair of Ledbury Town Council and Fran Robinson, a founder of the Food Group. The whole of Ledbury was geared up to provide similar hospitality. One wonders what the total […]