Come and join us at the Scout Hut to watch two short films of Hereford in the 60s.
Also browse our picture boards and books for sale, and find out what we have been up to in lockdown.
Bank Holiday Monday 3 till 5pm
Come and meet your local history group. Share your memories or bring along any interesting finds.
Local history books and munition mugs are for sale. Browse the books and meet the local authors.
Find out more about the local Row Ditch project. Providing the weather is OK, we will be meeting at the 'Moot' or meeting point by the Scouts hut, come by, and find out just what a Moot Point is!
Click here to visit: https://youtu.be/uKXFMmHyCyw
Join us online for a Virtual Walk around the meadows, from Victoria Bridge to the Canary Bridge.
To join us please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register
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Bartonsham History group has supported plans to expand Broad Street Museum and Art Gallery to house all the county collections. To do so, the City Library is to be relocated to a new learning centre in Maylord Orchards.
For more information, and details about forthcoming exhibitions read the newsletter here.
Click here to open the pdf file, to see the clues, then send us the answers to the 9 questions by emailing: email@example.com.
We will extend the deadline to the end of February, maybe you will get to win our cup!
More details on the previous News Blog post.
This quiz is not a quiz in the usual sense, but rather just requires a bit of historical research
( if you don’t already know the answer) on each subject.
Then by pooling all the answers, with your considerable research expertise, we will all be much the wiser.
Do as many or as few as you like.
QUIZ FILE: Open the pdf file here to see the questions, or download and print off to take with you on your research walk.
The deadline is mid February.
Please email your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org
Answers will then be collated and results posted on the Bartonsham history Website.
The person who provides the most comprehensive answers gets the Bartonsham Cup,
plus a highly valuable munitions mug!
Rumours that a private firm is offering £600,000 for St James’ flagship community building, the Riverside Centre, have dismayed the local community.
The Centre’s owners, the Royal Voluntary Service (RVS), have been accused of running Riverside down and ignoring community wishes for its future. If Riverside is sold to the private sector, the RVS will benefit from what they describe as the “£1m refurbishment” in public funds, which was spent on converting the former parish vicarage into a state-of-the-art community centre.
The parish lost its original community centre, the parish hall off Eign Road, in the early 1990s, when it was sold for development by St James Church. In 2000 the RVS launched an ambitious plan to provide a purpose-built focus for adult and community learning. Herefordshire Primary Care Trust, Herefordshire Council Social Services and Bartonsham and St James' Community Association all played their part in the visionary new plan.
In 2005 RVS reported the completion of their “£1 million refurbishment of the former Vicarage as our Riverside Community Learning Centre, part-funded by the local Learning and Skills Council. New facilities include a community café, meeting rooms and day-care services.”
Now that’s all gone and the building stands empty and forlorn and rumours that the RVS are keen on selling to a private sector firm have angered residents.
The RVS website continues to advertise the Riverside Centre opening hours, but don’t try their telephone number - unless you’ve got upwards of £600,000 to spend.
Find out more about the history of the old Vicarage building.
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