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Declarations in Powys and Worcestershire: 12th April 2019

On 12th April, I attended two declarations, in Llanfair Caereinion for David Peate and in Worcester for Edward Holloway. There were interesting variations between the two events, although the end results were identical. In Powys, we assembled in St Mary’s Church, where the declaration was presided over by the Revd Yaqoob Khushi, the new High […]

NMiTE visit-9th April 2019

NMiTE visit-9th April 2019

Karen Usher DL, a driving force behind the establishment of NMiTe (New Model in Technology & Engineering), invited me to meet the Design Cohort and view the former Robert Owen Academy buildings which will become the main NMiTE site off Blackfriars in the centre of Hereford. The Design Cohort works on several topics that range […]

Bromyard Festival of Speed

Bromyard Festival of Speed

My first appointment after my Declaration was to attend the opening of the Bromyard Festival of Speed. As I normally attend the Bromyard Gala with a steam engine, the event promised to be quite a contrast. Lucy & I met Roger Page, the Mayor, and his consort, Clare Davies, with the mayoral party at the […]

Declaration of James Hervey-Bathurst CBE DL as High Sheriff of Herefordshire – 5th April 2019

James Hervey-Bathurst CBE DL , in Court number 1 at the Shirehall in Hereford, made the oath as laid down in the 1887 Sheriffs Act before The Lord Lieutenant of Herefordshire The Dowager Lady Darnley, the Vice-Lord Lieutenant and many of the Deputy Lieutenants, neighbouring High Sheriffs and many past High Sheriffs, The Vice Chair […]

A Festival of Artist Blacksmithing, Hereford – 5th April 2019

A Festival of Artist Blacksmithing was organised by Hereford Bid and the Hereford College of Arts.  This runs from 5th to 14th April at various venues in Hereford City. mostly in the Maylord shopping centre and is a mixture of exhibitions and presentations and the opportunity to have a go yourself. Paul Mikula, a South […]

SSAFA AGM – 4th April 2019

This will be the last entry from this High Sheriff as the baton is passed to the next High Sheriff, James Hervey-Bathurst, tomorrow night. I attended the 2018 SSAFA AGM a couple of days before my declaration so I am starting and finishing with this event. It is a perfect sample of what we have […]

Herefordshire Youth Music Concerts – 2nd and 3rd April 2019

On Tuesday and Wednesday night at the Shirehall, Hereford, the Herefordshire Youth Music held their Spring Concerts. On Tuesday, we heard the Brass and Concert Bands. First on were the Intermediate Concert Band with four pieces including Modest Mussorgsky’s  A Night on a Bare Mountain. Next was the Youth Brass Bands with eight pieces. I […]

Official Launch of the West Mercia new Victim Advice Line – 1st April 2019

To Hindlip Hall, HQ of the West Mercia Police which covers Herefordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire,  joined by Cassian Roberts, outgoing High Sheriff of Worcestershire and Josh Dixey, newly minted High Sheriff of Shropshire, for the Official Launch of West Mercia’s new Victim Support Line. They have, in effect, taken in house, the service previously offered […]

Visit to the Wye Valley NHS Trust – 29th March 2019

Wye Valley NHS Trust (“WVT”) is the provider of healthcare services at Hereford County Hospital, which is based in the city of Hereford, along with a number of community services for Herefordshire and its borders. It also provide healthcare services at community hospitals in the market towns of Ross-on-Wye, Leominster and Bromyard (but not Ledbury […]

Visit to the Hereford College of Arts – 29th March 2019

We visited the Hereford College of Arts and saw around both its campuses, on Folly Lane and on College Road. We were told about the College and its ambitions by Abigail Appleton, the Principal.  The College was founded in the mid 19th Century so has had time to build a formidable reputation. It is independent, […]