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Hereford Gilbert & Sullivan Society production of the Mikado – 21st March 2019

We were honoured guests at the production of the Mikado produced by the Hereford G&S society. Great fun, very good and to be recommended to future High Sheriffs.

Inaugural Professorial Lecture By Professor Elizabeth Hughes, University of Worcester – 20th March 2019

Before giving her lecture, Professor Hughes was formally inducted onto the University staff. Here is her CV. Professor Elizabeth Hughes is the Deputy Medical Director of Health Education England (HEE) with specific responsibility for Undergraduate Medical Education. She was previously the Director and Dean of Education and Quality for Health Education England, for London and […]

Over 60s Lunch in Whitecross, Hereford – March 19th 2019

The Right Worshipful, the Mayor of Hereford, Cllr. Sue Boulter and her consort, David, have many talents and one is the ability to produce Bangers and Mash followed by Apple Pie and Custard for Whitecross over ’60s club. The over 60s of Whitecross had to endue hearing from the High Sheriff on what sheriffs are […]

Chairman of Herefordshire Council’s Civic Service – 17th March 2019

The Chairman of Herefordshire Council,  Cllr. Brain Willcocks, had the annual Civic Service at Hereford Cathedral organised by the Cathedral authorities quite beautifully, as usual. The them of the service was to celebrate and thank all those who dedicate their time to caring for others. Since this ahs been the shrieval theme this year, it […]

NMITE at Blackfriars – 15th March 2019

The New Model in Technology and Engineering (NMITE), the new University in Hereford, has taken over the old Robert Owen School which has been renamed Blackfriars. Today was the party to view the building and have a bit of a celebration with speeches and refreshment. Today, the building is almost completely empty (a few machines […]

Ely Dying 2 Drive Event – 12th March 2019

This event, where the Fire and Rescue service, the Police and the Ambulance Service recreate a crash scene and what happens in the aftermath of a car crash, viewed by young people from local schools, was called off on the morning because of bad weather. The rain one could manage but the wind was too […]

Bugle Breakfast – 12th March 2019

The Bugle Breakfast is a Armed Forces Community Engagement Event under the Armed Forces Covenant. This brings together the community and the armed forces. Our hosts were the West Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association with the Hereford & Worcester Chamber of Commerce and the 8th Battalion The Rifles. Between them, they produced a cracking […]

Herefordshire Light Infantry Officers Dinner Club – 9th March 2019

The Herefordshire Light Infantry (HLI) Officer’s Dining Club held their 52nd Annual Dinner at Suvla Barracks. The HLI has long been amalgamated into what has now become The Rifles Regiment but the tradition of our County Regiment is alive and well. The County Colonel, Andy Taylor OBE DL ensures that it is. Here is its […]

The Mock Trials – 9th March 2019

Every year, the Magistracy organise Mock trials in the County as a heat in a National Competition. Schools around the country compete and is aimed at 12-14 year olds to play all the roles in a magistrates court – Defendant, Prosecuting Barrister, Defence Barrister,  Magistrates (only the Chair of the Bench is taken by a real […]

The Unveiling of a Memorial Plaque to the Munition Workers of Rotherwas – 8th March 2019

Some months ago, the Countess of Wessex came to Hereford and amongst other things met in the Cathedral the Canary Girls of Herefordshire. They were munitions workers handling trinitrotoluene (TNT) in the process of making shells for the war effort. Apart from its propensity to explode, it often made the workers ill, turning them yellow, […]