Nigel Jefferies tells a heroic story from the 18th century with echoes in the present. The canal ultimately connected Hereford with the River Severn at Gloucester via Ledbury and Newent. Though his achievement was immense, the project completed by engineer Josiah Clowes was neither on time nor on budget.
Ruth Richardson explores the significance of this extraordinary Herefordshire artefact. Recently removed from the solitude of a remote church to global fame at Hampton Court Palace, what were the royal connections of the exquisitely embroidered textile? There will be an opportunity to inspect relevant archives. This event is free to members of FHA - […]
A chance to access all areas in the amazing amazing efficient building and see some fascinating documents.
An introduction to Secretary hand script used in the 16th and early 17th centuries. Students will have the opportunity to work through English parish records, wills and title deeds extracts and get to know the basic principles of Tudor and early Stewart palaeography.
Landscape historian David Lovelace looks at historic maps and photographs and shows how they can be understood using digital methods. David is known for his presentations featuring the chronological layering of maps for countryside heritage research. There will be an opportunity to inspect original maps.
Anne Denton was a well educated young woman from a leading Herefordshire family when she died during or shortly after childbirth in 1566. Liz Pitman explains her fascination with Anne's surviving book of traditional remedies and how this slim volume provides evidence of wider religious and political turmoil.
An introduction to the Herefordshire Family History Society, with guides, tips and advice on a wide range of questions from searches for elusive marriages to DNA analysis. Features an open day on Saturday 9th May.
Angela Williams explores the evidence for the county's last line of defence against tyranny. Bumbling and makeshift, or resolute and effective? Come and discover for yourself.
This workshop will take you through our maps from the earliest Tudor survey to the highly detailed National Grid series of the 20th century.
A chance to access all areas of the amazing energy efficient building and see some fascinating documents.