Edward Harley

Edward Harley

After Cambridge University, where he read Land Economy, Edward joined Cazenove and Co. becoming a partner in 1993. His career at Cazenove involved much overseas travel including a two year spell living in New York. More recently he has worked as a Director of the fund management arm of the firm with responsibility for developing business with charities. Aside from his City connections, he is involved with a number of charities, particularly in the heritage and arts world. This includes chairmanship of the Cazenove Charitable Trust and the Heritage Conservation Trust. He is also a Governor of Burghley House Preservation Trust and is on the Council of Tate Britain. He recently stood down from the Samuel Courtauld Trust having been a trustee for 12 years. He is a trustee, and chairman of the finance committee, of the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. He is also a Vice President of the National Churches Trust and a past President of the Historic Houses Association. For many years he was involved with Save the Children Fund and in 2009 he was awarded the ‘Save the Children Outstanding Contribution to Children’ award. In 2013 he was appointed chairman of the Acceptance in Lieu Panel which, amongst other things, advises the Government on which works of art are accepted for the nation either as a gift or in lieu of tax. Over the past decade this Panel has enabled works of art worth over £ 250 million to be distributed to museums and galleries around the United Kingdom. In Herefordshire he has been involved with the Cathedral for many years. He is currently deputy chairman of the Dean and Chapter Finance Committee and a trustee of the Mappa Mundi Trust. He is president of the friends of the Herefordshire Record Office, a vice president of the Herefordshire Wildlife Trust and a patron of the Victoria County History for Herefordshire. Edward and Victoria live at Brampton Bryan Hall with their four daughters, Brilliana, Mimo, Alice and Cressida.

Meeting of Local History Societies

Meeting of Local History Societies

The High Sheriff and his wife entertained c. 50 representatives from a wide range of Herefordshire Local History Societies at their house in Brampton Bryan. Jean O’Donell MBE,(President of the Woolhope Club & Local History Societies Day School Committee) , and Rhys Griffiths (Senior Archivist at the Hereford Record Office) both spoke. This was followed […]

V E Day Beacon

V E Day Beacon

The High Sheriff was honoured to light the beacon to commemorate 70 years since VE Day. The beacon with a ‘V’ shaped flame was part of a national lighting of beacons around the country. The Lord Lieutenant and Chairman of the Council both gave a speech. Following the ceremony archive images of the Herefordshire Regiment […]

Orchestral Eucharist

Orchestral Eucharist celebrating the Feast of Consecration of Hereford Cathedral. The mass setting was Paukenmesse, one of Haydn’s late masses, all six of which are performed at this Feast in rotation. Magnificent occasion. Lunch to celebrate the Chairmanship of Christopher James The Eucharist was followed by a lunch party, given by the Perpetual Trust, to […]

Opening of the John Evelyn and Pomona Exhibitions

The High Sheriff was honoured to open the John Evelyn and Pomona Exhibitions at the Hereford Cider Museum. John Evelyn famously wrote: “all Herefordshire is become in a manner but one entire orchard”. This exhibition includes a fine picture of the John Evelyn and also original watercolours from several of the Herefordshire Pomonas.

Dorstone History Society Visit

The High Sheriff and his wife lead a tour of Brampton Bryan Hall for the Dorstone History Society. A generous donation was received for the Herefordshire Community Foundation.

The Installation of the Mayor of the City of Hereford

The High Sheriff and his wife attended the installation of the 634th Mayor of the City of Hereford, Councillor Charles Nicholls. A great historic ceremony followed by dinner in the Assembly Hall at the Town Hall.

‘Saints & Serendipity’

The High Sheriff attended a talk in Hereford Cathedral by Rosalind Cairn, the retiring archivist at Hereford Cathedral. Rosalind gave a fascinating and amusing insight into the role of an archivist over her career.

Garden Party at Buckingham Palace

The High Sheriff, his wife and two of his daughters , Mimo and Alice , were honoured to attend a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace.

Visit of the Hon. Mr. Justice Haddon-Cave, Presiding Judge of the Midland Circuit Royal Courts of Justice

The High Sheriff and his wife hosted a dinner party at Brampton Bryan in honour of Sir Charles Haddon-Cave, the first High Court Judge (Red Judge) to visit Herefordshire and to sit in court for many years.

High Court Judge Visit

The High Sheriff and his wife attended Sir Charles Haddon-Cave in court at the Shirehall.