Listed below are summaries of meetings organised by the GHG.

Meetings start at 7:30.


Tuesday 18 September 2018

Tim Hoverd: Longtown Castles: Conclusions and Surprises 

This two-year project has unearthed new evidence and radically changed our understanding of how the Normans created and controlled the Marches. 


Tuesday 16 October 2018

Marsha O’Mahony:  ‘River Voices: Oral  History of the River Wye’  

Memories of the Wye collected from ferrywomen, boatmen, boat-builders, swimmers, rowers, anglers, bailiffs and poachers – and more.


Tuesday 20 November 2018

David Scaysbrook: ‘Crash of a Halifax Bomber near Goodrich’

The fascinating story of a secret WW2 mission that went badly wrong when the plane crashed carrying one of Britain’s foremost scientists. 


Tuesday 18 December 2018

Bill Laws: ‘The Curious History of Vegetables '


 The ‘couch potato’ is an idler, swede-bashers are stupid —a wry and seasonal celebration of vegetables and their history. Followed by a bring-&-share Christmas party.


Tuesday 15 January 2019

Douglas Wright:  ‘Down from the Black Hill’  

An eclectic collection of documentary film excerpts from the Black Mountains border area over  the last 3-4 decades: people, places, and changes.


Tuesday 19 February 2019

 David Whitehead: ‘Alfred Watkins: Herefordshire Polymath' 

Watkins—successful businessman,  pioneering photographer and antiquarian, founded the movement relating ley-lines and ‘the old straight track’.


Tuesday 19 March 2019



Tuesday 16 April 2019

Dr Ruth Richardson – ‘A History of Herefordshire Field Names’


This talk follows a very short AGM.



Saturday 27 April 2019 11am - 4pm

Local History Open Day in Garway


To mark the first anniversary of the opening of Garways Community Centre, there will be an Open Day.

  1. Exhibition of local maps, books, illustrations and stories of Garway’s past
  2. Hands-on material including old newspapers and documents
  3. News of recent discoveries in Garway Church
  4. Information about local activities and events

Homemade Food and drink available throughout the day If you would like to help or have items of interest you would like included, please call Liz Lloyd on 01981580002 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.