Herefordshire Libraries are a valuable resource for those of us interested in history, and they are under threat once again. A decision will be made about their future in October. In the meantime, Herefordshire Council is asking users to complete a questionnaire, either online, or copies can be picked up in your library. Please do have your say, as the more people do take part, the more support is indicated for the libraries. Hereford Library Users groups can be contacted here.
July 5, meeting at The Volunteer. Ami, Christine, Rob, Bill, Tony, Mo, David, Pete.
Apologies: Linda, Lorna, Lynden, Rosi, Huw, Ian
Church leaflet – done and much admired. Thanks to Christine and the leaflet group. Check out the pdf
Christine reports plans to revive the Welcome Pack for newcomers which would include the church leaflet and a flier about BHG, in preparation by Christine.
Liz Pitman’s St John’s Parish talk is confirmed for 7.30, Tuesday Oct 4, The Barrels;
Chris Atkinson can’t do the November talk: Bill to approach Hugh Sherlock.
History Day is July 23 on Castle Green. Volunteers please for our stall.
A Boxing Day history walk is planned.
Web www.bartonshamhistory.org.uk topics now include Church, Bassom, Hospital, Row Ditch and Street Histories.
David, Ami, Lorna, Linda and Christine’s contributions are in progress.
Can you download and display the new poster on our web site?
Mo asks: can someone research and write a web piece on Medieval St James?
Also can we link BHG to British History Local Groups? Bill to action with Rob.
Finances Linda reports that thanks to Huw’s History walk current position: £295.53. Ian (Rowe Ditch) has requested funds to further the Ditch dig. Agreed to donate £100 and request that BHG is acknowledged on any future interpretation board. Bill to action through Kate at Community Association.
Pete donated some Wedgewood and Maling Ware wartime production ceramics found at Rotherwas to the ROF project at HARC. Are there any ceramicist reserarchers who could try to trace the original patterns? Could we reproduce the mugs as a fund raiser?
Mo raised plans to demolish the old Records Office. There has since been a request that a local group such as BHG or the Civic Society to seek listed building permission for this.
And should we become a constituted group? Item for discussion at next meeting which is: Aug 2 Tuesday, The Volunteer
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