Programme 2015

All evening meetings are held at the Conquest Theatre, Tenbury Road, Bromyard, and unless otherwise stated  start at 7.30pm.

Visitors are always very welcome but are asked to make a donation of £3.00

Coffee and biscuits cost £1.00

March 2015– December 2015

Fund-raising events are underlined

Wednesday 18th March –Talk- The Real ‘Allo ‘Allo’ – his father’s escape in 1944 by John Pittwood

Wednesday 8th April -Talk- Ancient Woodland by Jordan Threadgold – Letting the light in, the origins of our woods, the history of our ancient woodlands and what happened to them, how we would once have interacted with the woods, their cultural significance, ancient woodland features (archaeological, soils, plants and animals), the importance of the habitat and why restoration of ancient woodland is important.

Saturday 9th May Herefordshire Water Mills Tour. Meet at the Conquest carpark at 10.00am for car sharing. Please call David Grant on 01885 482565 to confirm if you are coming. Donations may be required.

Wednesday 13th May -Talk- Lunatics, Imbeciles and Idiots: The Treatment of the Insane in the Victorian Midlands by Chris Upton

Saturday June 6th  Launch of the new Exhibition 2 pm, at the Local & Family  History Centre.  Cakes and books on sale.

Wednesday 10th June Members Evening at Stoke Lacy Village Hall 7.30pm  Our members get a chance to speak. Please bring along a plate of nibbles.

Tuesday 16th June Guided Walk to Croft Ambrey Meet at the Conquest car park at 10.00am for car sharing. Please call David Grant on 01885 482565 to confirm if you are coming.  NT charges apply to non NT Members. Please Bring Packed Lunch.

Sat/Sun 4th & 5th July Bromyard Gala. Gala showground, Munderfield Road Volunteers required please to man our tent. Please call Alex Hoyle 01885 400772

Friday 10th of July Hereford Tour Guided tour of the Masonic Hall and Coningsby Hospital. Meet at the Conquest car park at 1.30pm for car sharing. Cost of tour £4.00 per person, one guide per ten people. Please call David Grant on 01885 482565 to confirm if you are coming. pre-booking essential.

Thursday 10th Sep Visit to Gloucester History Festival Coach trip. Meet at Conquest carpark 9.30am Coach price £12. Many heritage events free. Talks as per programme.  pre-booking essential.

Wednesday September 16th -Talk- Richard III the last Plantagenet King & the Battle of Bosworth Field 1485 by Justin & Sherie Soper- Relive the ‘Battle of Bosworth’ and the death of King Richard III through the eyes of a Yorkist foot soldier who survived this battle.

Wednesday 14th October -Talk- Chedworth Roman Villa by Nick Humphris.  Presentation about the one of the largest Roman villas from the 4th century

Wednesday 21st October 7.30pm -AGM- at The Local & Family History Centre. PLEASE NOTE, THIS IS NOT AT THE CONQUEST THEATRE

Wednesday November 11th -Talk- The Real Dad’s Army – memories of war time Home Guard by Ray Sturdy

Saturday November 21stChristmas Fair at the Local & Family History Centre, 2pm – 6pm. Grand prize draw, mulled drinks and mince pies, cake, book, and bric-a-brac stalls.

Sunday December 6th Christmas Lunch at Stoke Lacy Village Hall.12.30 for 1pm.