Bob Tabor

Bob Tabor

Bob Tabor was Declared as High Sheriff of Herefordshire on the 4th April 2013. The Declaration Ceremony was held in the Court at The Shirehall in Hereford. He has lived and worked in the County for 43 years. He has been married to his wife Bea for that time and they live at Llanrothal in the south of the County. After school, he spent a year at the School of Navigation at Warsash before joining the Shaw Savill and Albion Shipping Company as an Officer Cadet. He travelled around the world with many visits to Australia and New Zealand. On leaving the Merchant Navy he went into the Motor Industry and in 1973 he started South Hereford Garages Ltd. The business represents Audi and Volkswagen products in Herefordshire and adjoining Counties. Having led the company for 35 years, in 2008 he sold his shares to a management buy-in. In the mid-Nineties, he was Chairman of the Audi, Volkswagen National Dealer Council representing the National Dealer Body in the UK and at the European Dealer Council. Bob has been a Trustee of The Hereford Cathedral Perpetual Trust for 14 years and is also a Churchwarden at St Mary’s, Welsh Newton, South Herefordshire. Bob and Bea were brought up to respect animals and nature. They run a small farm and have a mutual love of animals and the countryside. Bob was introduced to sailing and motor cars at a very early age. He is a keen cruising yachtsman and has sailed across the Atlantic three times and around Cape Horn in 2006. He also has an interest in classic cars and raced in the Eighties and Nineties. In 2012 Bob was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant for Herefordshire. In the same year, The Countess of Darnley asked him to organise a suitable vessel to represent Herefordshire in the Thames Jubilee Pageant. He set up a committee of ex-Naval Herefordians, which organised the building of The Hereford Bull, a replica River Wye Trow. The Hereford Bull successfully took part in the Thames Jubilee Pageant. The future for the Trow is that it will be operated as a tourist attraction as well as offering educational and training opportunities for young people. Bob continues to be involved as President. During his year as High Sheriff, as well as carrying out his civic duties, Bob has a particular interest in supporting the cause of road safety in the County and he will be working closely with the Road Safety Partnership, the Police and Fire and Rescue Services and Herefordshire Council. Bob would also like to use his Shrieval year to meet as many different people and organisations from around the County as possible. Both Bob and Bea really look forward to this.

The High Sheriff signing the Declaration with his brother His Honour Judge James Tabor QC, the Under Sheriff Mr Jeremy Wilding and the Chairman of the Bench Mr Christopher Hillyard JP

Declaration of Bob Tabor Esq, DL as High Sheriff of Herefordshire 2013/14

The Declaration of Bob Tabor DL as High Sheriff for Herefordshire 2013/14 took place at the Shirehall on the evening of Thursday 4th April in front of the Lord Lieutenant and a distinguished group of church, judicial and civic dignitaries. During the ceremony the new High Sheriff swore allegiance to the Crown and to uphold […]

Declaration of High Sheriff of Worcestershire

On Thursday 11th April 2013 Bob and Bea attended the Declaration of Office as High Sheriff of Worcestershire of Nicholas Wentworth-Stanley at the Shirehall in Worcester and a reception afterwards.  They were delighted to attend in the magnificent Court at the Shirehall and to meet Past High Sheriffs and other dignitaries from neighbouring Counties.

Civic Service of Thanksgiving for the Mayoral Year of Councillor Brian Wilcox and his Mayoress Mrs Lynda Wilcox

Bob and Bea were delighted to attend a Civic Service of Thanksgiving at Hereford Cathedral on Sunday 14th April 2013 for the Mayoral Year of Councillor Brian Wilcox and his Mayoress Mrs Lynda Wilcox.  The Service at the Cathedral was beautiful and attendees looked splendid in their Civic Robes and Chains of Office.  Bob and […]

Visit to Hinton Community Centre

Bob paid a short visit to the Hinton Community Centre on the evening of 16th April 2013 to view their facilities and to meet the Committee members prior to their AGM.  He was met by Pip Westwood.  Hinton Community Centre supports community and employability initiatives and is a local resource centre at the heart of […]

British Red Cross Great Spring Gardening Event at the Whitfield Estate

On Wednesday 24th April 2013 Bob went to the British Red Cross Great Spring Gardening Event at the Whitfield Estate and was met  by Eleanor Mason, Community Legacy Manager for the British Red Cross.  It was a wonderful event with crowds of people visiting the many plant, garden furniture and equipment stalls as well as […]

Herefordshire Poppy Appeal Awards 2013

The High Sheriff and Mrs Tabor attended the Herefordshire Poppy Appeal Awards 2013 on Thursday 2nd May at the Herefordshire College of Technology.  The awards were presented by the Lord Lieutenant of Herefordshire, the Countess of Darnley and were in recognition of money raised for the Herefordshire Poppy Appeal by cadet forces, youth organisations, local […]

British Empire Medal Presentation to Mrs Wendy Price

British Empire Medal Presentation to Mrs Wendy Price

The High Sheriff and Mrs Tabor were delighted to attend the Presentation of a British Empire Medal to Mrs Wendy Price at Llangrove Village Hall on Saturday 4th May by HM Lord Lieutenant for Herefordshire, The Countess of Darnley.  It was a very happy and relaxed event with friends and family in attendance to support […]

High Sheriff Luncheon at Hereford Cathedral

High Sheriff Luncheon at Hereford Cathedral

Bob and Bea hosted a lunch in College Hall, The Cloisters, Hereford Cathedral on Tuesday 7th May by kind permission of the Dean.  Bob wanted to use this lunch to provide an opportunity for  people from businesses, the farming community, Herefordshire Council, Support Services and education from across Herefordshire to meet and exchange views.  The […]

Visit by HRH The Princess Royal to the Teme Valley Youth Project

On the 10th May Bob and Bea were privileged to be invited by Mary Simpson at the Teme Valley Youth Project to be in attendance at the visit of HRH The Princess Royal.  Bob and Bea were introduced to Her Royal Highness who asked Bob about the progress of the River Wye Trow “The Hereford […]

Visit by HRH The Princess Royal to Kingspan Insulation

Visit by HRH The Princess Royal to Kingspan Insulation

Also on the 10th May Bob and Bea were invited by John Treanor of Kingspan Insulation to attend HRH The Princess Royal’s visit to their facilities in Pembridge.  Kingspan Insulation is a market leader in the manufacture of premium and high performance rigid insulation products and insulated systems for building fabric and building services applications […]