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Hereford Cathedral Carol Service – 23rd December 2018

Hereford Cathedral holds two carol services, this year on 22nd and 23rd of December. On Sunday, the Cathedral was packed and I expect it was on the Saturday too. Why? It is an occasion not to be missed. There is nothing quite like being present in the building as the music unfolds. No radio or […]

ABF the Soldiers’ Charity annual family Christmas Carol Concert – 20th December 2018

The concert, kindly sponsored by Clive and Sylvia Richards, brought together a galaxy of talent. Thee Hereford Police Choir and their soloist David Coulson, accompanied by James Macdowall-Scott and directed by Alison Houlbrooke. The Herefordshire Youth Concert Band conducted by Clive Woollard The Marches Military Wives Choir accompanied by Jack Pickford and directed by Jo […]

Royal National College Celebration of Achievement Ceremony – 20th December 2018

The Royal National College (RNC) for the Blind held their Achievement ceremony this afternoon at the Point 4 in Hereford. Earlier this year, the RNC celebrated its 40th Anniversary of its move to Hereford. It is hard to imagine the city without such a great organisation in its midst. We are lucky to host the […]

HVOSS Talent Match – 19th December 2018

Herefordshire Voluntary Organisations Support Service (Hvoss) won a contract for £1.8m from the Big Lottery (as part of a nationwide scheme of £108m) to run the local Talent Match partnership covering Herefordshire and Telford. Talent Match is “a scheme designed by young people for young people, with the aim of helping those aged 18-24 who […]

South Wye Over ’60’s Christmas Lunch – 19th December 2018

The Over ’60’s Club held their Christmas dinner at the Kindle Centre today. Cllr. Paul Rone was the chief chef and produced a delicious lunch for 100 or so eager feasters. A number of us volunteered to help serve and wash up in return for our rations. We heard some carols sung by local children […]

Ledbury Town Carol Service – 16th December 2018

This was a carol service with a difference. It called itself “A nativity play for grown-ups” and it was. It was led by the Ledbury Community choir led by Philip Holland. A new script had been written telling the story of the nativity and it was acted out under the direction of Sue Millington-Jones. The […]

2018 Premier Charity Christmas Boxing Dinner – 15th December 2018

The South Wye Police Boxing Academy, led by Vince McNally and Tony Chadwick, laid on this evening in aid of charity. Although the Academy is based at the Hinton Community Centre in Hereford, the dinner was held at Hereford Sixth Form College. The supported charity was the Hereford Sixth Form College’s Hardship Fund, to support […]

Attendance at Hereford Crown Court – 13th and 14th December 2018

His Honour, Judge Daniel Pearce-Higgins QC, the Honourable Recorder of Herefordshire, invited us to sit with him to hear a case. We were also there for some hearings on legal matters. Although it is unlikely that Hereford will have a visiting judge during this year of Shrieval office, it is part of the role of […]

Hereford Cathedral School Carol Service – 13th December 2018

Hereford Cathedral School held its annual carol service in Hereford Cathedral today. As one might expect, this was musical perfection. With the combination of the two institutions, now separate legally but rooted in the same inspiration, how could it be otherwise? The congregation were invited to join in a rendering of the Hallelujah chorus from Handel’s Messiah. […]

Royal Visit – The Princess Royal – 12th December 2018

The Princess Royal is the Patron of the Townswomen’s Guilds. The first Guild was formed in Hayward’s Heath in 1929. There are now about 550 such Guilds with 20,000 members. Their home page summarises their goals to be: TG provides the opportunity for women everywhere to find support, encouragement, friendship and fun! It was born out of […]