Programme and Talks for 2022

Speaker Talk Title Date Booked Comment
2022
Alex Hoyle The Best of Motoring in the Thirties – A compilation of classic original travelogues from the

Austin and Morris Archives.

09-Mar-22 Conquest Theatre – 7.30pm
David Parker The Codex or The World’s Oldest Bible – A lecture on Codex Sinaiticus, reputed to be the oldest bible in existence. 16-Mar-22 TBA
David Whitehead Architects and Craftsmen of Georgian Herefordshire – This is the story of country houses; their patrons and craftsmen from c.1660 to 1800. 13-Apr-22 Conquest Theatre – 7.30pm
Roger Lowery Worcester to Bromyard railway line – a walk taking in parts of the old line in the Alfrick and Lulsley area. 06-Apr-22 Car sharing. Meet at Conquest carpark at 9.45am. Walk approximately 6 miles starting from Knightwick surgery. Bring a picnic
Clare Wichbold Hard Work – But Glorious: Stories from the Herefordshire Suffrage Campaign – A talk exploring how the county was involved in the struggle for women’s franchise 11-May-22 Conquest Theatre – 7.30pm
Summer programme The Rodd – A guided tour of a Rodd Court, a Jacobean manor house, which was the last home of Sidney and his wife Mary. It comprises of an outstanding group of 17th century farm buildings that house a gallery, workshops, and offices and is surrounded by beautiful gardens and orchards. 08-Jun-22 Car sharing. Meet at Conquest carpark at 10.30am
Summer programme The Arts and Crafts movement in Chipping Campden – A guided tour of the places and buildings influential to the Arts & Crafts movement. 06_Jul-22 Minibus from the Conquest carpark at 9.45am. Only 16 places available.
Summer programme Tretower Court and Castle – Guided tour of two in one architectural wonders spanning 900 years of history. 10-Aug-22 Car Sharing. Meet at Conquest carpark at 10.00am.
Summer programme Gloucester History Festival Heritage Open Day – Walks, talks and music in and around Gloucester. Sept-22 Car sharing. Meet at Conquest carpark at 9.00am. Date awaited
Philip Hume A Mortimer! A Mortimer: The Mortimers in Battle – This talk will explore the Mortimer involvement in five battles/military campaigns (the Battle of Radnor in 1196; the Battle of Evesham 1265; the Siege of Dolforwyn in 1277; the Weardale Campaign in 1327; and,the Battle of Bryn Glas/Pilleth in 1402) and the roles they played in the turbulent history of the Mortimers and their rise to power and influence. 14-Sep-22 Conquest Theatre – 7.30pm
Matthew Lewis The Survival of the Princes in the Tower: Murder, Mystery and Myth – The murder of the princes in the tower is the most famous cold case in British history. Traditionally considered victims of their ruthless uncle. 12-Oct-22 Conquest Theatre – 7.30pm
Dr Keith Ray Two ‘horizons’ in parish church architecture in the Bromyard area – Two significant early ‘horizons’ of church building in stone across north-eastern Herefordshire. 09-Nov-22 Conquest Theatre – 7.30pm
Bromyard History Society Summer Programme 2022
06-Apr-22
Old railway bridge at Yearsett
Worcester to Bromyard railway line – a walk taking in parts of the old line in the Alfrick and Lulsley area. Car sharing. Meet at Conquest carpark at 9.45am. Walk starts at Knightwick by the surgery and will be about 6 miles. Bring a picnic. Book by email here
08-Jun-22 Rodd Court - Picture of Sidney Nolan Trust, Presteigne - Tripadvisor The Rodd – A guided tour of a Rodd Court, a Jacobean manor house, which was the last home of Sidney and his wife Mary. It comprises of an outstanding group of 17th century farm buildings that house a gallery, workshops, and offices and is surrounded by beautiful gardens and orchards. Car sharing. Meet at Conquest carpark at 10.30am. £12.50. Guided tour starts at midday followed by refreshment, walk around garden and visit to the barn gallery and studio of Sir Sidney Nolan and talk about his life. Book by email here
06_Jul-22 Let's move to Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire | Property | The Guardian The Arts and Crafts movement in Chipping Campden – A guided tour of the places and buildings influential to the Arts & Crafts movement. Minibus from the Conquest carpark at 9.45am. Only 16 places available. £25.00 including transport and guided tour. Book through our website – here
10-Aug-22 Tretower Castle Tretower Court and Castle – Guided tour of two in one architectural wonder spanning 900 years of history. Car Sharing. Meet at Conquest carpark at 10am. Entry Admission £8.30 and £7.70 for seniors. Free entry for CADW and English Heritage members. Book Book by email here
Sep-22 Steampunks of Gloucestershire – Winter Festival. - Gloucester Civic Trust Gloucester History Festival Heritage Open Day – Walks, talks and music in and around Gloucester. Car sharing. Meet at Conquest Theatre carpark at 9.00am. Most events, tours etc are free on the Heritage open days. Date awaited,but normally around the second week of September. Book by email here