Meetings

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

T.B.A  

 

Tuesday 16 April 2019

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

 

This talk follows a very short AGM.