Our monthly open meetings are held on the third Friday of the month at the Kindle Centre, adjacent to Asda superstore Hereford. For those with satnav the post code is HR2 7JE.
ALL Future meetings will take place upstairs in Room Q (With the 1 exception being June 2019) Room Q has better acoustics and will mean better appreciation of the talks and speakers.
Meetings start at 7-30pm Click HERE for Archive of talks up to 2017
Friday 18th January 2019
Speaker: Bill Laws.
Title of Talk: A Slap of the Hand.
Celebrating the history of Hereford Market when it moved out of the city to it’s new site in 2007. Bill Laws, Editor of In our Age, formerly Herefordshire Lore, talks about the project and the groups work.
Friday 15th February 2019
Speaker: In the Sticks Talks:
Title of Talk: The Empress of Ireland, What really happened.
The fascinating story of the forgotten ship The Empress of Ireland that sank with a greater loss of passengers than the more well known Titanic. Find out the When, Where and How.
Friday 15th March 2019
Speaker: David Hill.
Title of Talk: Completely Lost in Herefordshire
David Hill will present in his own inimitable style views of Herefordshire we all should know, but cannot think where there are exactly.
Friday 19th April 2019
Speaker: Marsha O’mahony
Title of Talk: River Voices – Extraordinary tales of the River Wye.
River Voices is filled with stories of the Wye told through the words and photographs of those who have known the river all their lives – ferrymen and ferrywomen, boat builders and bridge builders, rowers and swimmers, anglers and poachers, ghillies and river bailiffs, otter hunters and more.
Friday 17th May 2019
Annual General Meeting: Followed by a presentation of the Film of the 2018 Great Pilgrimage to Ypres in Belgium by members of the British Legion and other volunteers.
Friday 21st June 2019
Speaker: Joe Tierney.
Title of Talk: Edward Elgar. “It’s the only wish I’ve got”.
Despite odds stacked against him, Elgar achieved lasting fame and secured a legacy as a national icon through his music. Many of us are familiar with the tunes that seem to define what it is to be English, but few will understand the surprising story of how they came to be. Discover the story of the man behind the moustache. The Poet, the Romantic, the man Child who was Sir Edward Elgar featuring musical excerpts from a mixture of familiar and lesser known pieces.
Friday 19th July
Speaker: John Putley.
Title of Talk: Band of Brothers:
The everyday life of a medieval soldier, how he lived, fought & died
(John will come in period costume)