Abbey Dore

DORE ABBEY ORGAN CONCERTS – Saturday mornings in August, with free admission.

Four informal recitals with coffee from 10.30am and recital at 11am.

Saturday – Sean Montgomery, Abergavenny; August 9 – James Luxton, Worcester Cathedral; August 16 – Hannah Gibson, Birmingham Conservatoire; August 23 – Tony Hemson, Belmont Abbey and Robert Milan, Marden. Dore Abbey is on B4347, off A465 Abergavenny to Hereford.


RAMBLE AND BARBECUE – Mr and Mrs John Harris have very kindly offered to hold this month’s ramble and barbecue at Court Plocks. Walk will start at 3pm on Saturday and, if you are unable to join in for a ramble around the Allensmore footpaths, then you are very welcome to come for locally produced refreshment at 5pm.

Aymestrey and Leinthall Earls

FIRST WORLD WAR COMMEMORATION – On Sunday, at 11am, a festival of remembrance will be held in Aymestrey parish church to commemorate those who were lost in the First World War, especially the 14 men from Aymestrey parish. This commemoration will include poetry and readings.

There will also be an exhibit of memorabilia.

The service will be followed by refreshments. The First World War certainly left its mark on Aymestrey parish. In the porch of the parish church there is a plaque commemorating the 14 men from the parish who lost their lives and the Lych Gate with its porch was erected in their honour. Over the past months a team of parishioners have been trying to discover the background of the 14 men who perished. If anyone reading this happens to know of anyone who is related to those being commemorated then please come or invite them along to the service of remembrance. For reference the names of the fallen are: Robert James Barnett, George Beaumont, James Thomas Cook, Charles Allen Durdle, Albert George Faulkner, Reginald Faulkner, Arthur A George, Stanley Gilbert Good, Albert John Hill, Evan Davies Nicholls, Harley James Payne, Sidney John Payne, Douglas Edward Lloyd Relton, and John Thomas Wheeler. If anyone is able to provide further information about any of these men please get in touch with either Meg Thorpe 01568 780384 or Ken Holland 01568 770367 FIRST WORLD WAR FILM – On Sunday evening, starting at 7pm there will be a First World War film shown in the parish hall with all donations going to armed forces related charities.

AYMESTREY FILM CLUB – On August 10, the Aymestrey film club will be screening The Lego Movie (U), an action-packed animated family-friendly adventure following original and existing Lego characters. Featuring an all- star voice cast and some of the brand’s most popular figures (Batman, Superman, Gandalf, Wonder Woman, etc), the inventive movie should appeal to all ages, from young Duplo players to teens who consider themselves master builders and. Homemade ice cream and popcorn will be available and the start time is 7pm. Admission £5.

MIKRON THEATRE COMPANY – September 5, 7.30pm, Aymestrey parish hall will welcome back for the third time the Mikron Theatre Company who provide very entertaining and clever productions with a versatile cast – an evening not to be missed. This time they will be presenting Till the Cows Come Home a further tale in the ongoing saga of the Thistledown Allotment Holders.

Mikron Theatre Company has been going for over 40 years travelling around the country in a narrow boat. (Yes, there isn’t a canal in Aymestrey but they get here by mooring their boat in Kidderminster or Worcester and travelling here by road.) Tickets are £10 and on sale now. Tel 01568 770367 – 770486 – 770224 – 709031.


VILLAGE LOTTERY – Phil and Lesley Handscomb won £25 with number 40 on July 19.


LUNCH AND POETRY READING – The 100th anniversary of the First World War will be marked at Broadfield Court on Sunday, 12.30pm by a two course lunch with a poetry reading by professional actors at 2pm. £20 per person, of which £5 goes to ABF The Soldiers Charity, as do all profits.

To book call 01568 797918 or email

PARISH COUNCIL – Bodenham parish council will meet at the Siward James Centre at 7.30pm on Monday. All parishioners are welcome to attend.

GARDENING CLUB – Bodenham gardening club will meet in the parish hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday, when members will hear Nigel Hand give a talk on The serpents in your compost – gardening for wildlife. The club’s 32nd annual produce show will be in the hall on August 16. Entry forms will be available from the usual sources.

Correspondent: Martin Field, The Old School House, Burley Gate, Hereford, HR1 3QR. 01432 820074.

Brampton Bryan

STRAW LITERARY FESTIVAL – Sunday is Scarecrow Sunday in Brampton Bryan, 11am-5pm.

Enjoy the scarecrow trail of straw literary characters. Children, please come in fancy dress.

Flowers and organ recitals all day in church; teas and coffees served on the cricket field; bouncy castle, stalls, cakes, produce and plants; rides in a horse-drawn strawberry cart; coffee in Aardvark Books; open workshops and scarecrow trail; castle tours noon and 3.15pm; fancy dress parade 2pm; dog show 2.15pm - bring your pet and enter; children’s sports 3.15pm; grand draw 4.15pm; evensong 6.30pm. Entrance to fête £2 for adults, no charge for children.

Funds raised for St Barnabas Church and other churches. Free parking. Sat nav SY7 0DH.

Bredwardine and Brobury

FÊTE – The Bredwardine Fête will take place on Saturday at 2.30pm, in the orchard opposite The Red Lion. Come and enjoy a traditional English country fête with a brass band, lots of games, competitions, raffle, tombola, white elephant stall and delicious teas in the village hall. There will also be a grand tug-of-war competition, and a display of vintage farm machinery and the latest high-tech tractors, kindly on loan from Pallisers, of Hereford Ltd.

We would be most grateful for donations of raffle and tombola prizes, produce, plants, cakes, books and manpower, so if you can help in any way please contact Charlotte on 01981 500281. Do come and join us – it’s an afternoon not to be missed. All proceeds to St Andrew’s Church, Bredwardine.

100 CLUB DRAW – The Friends of St Andrew 100 Club draw will take place next Thursday, August 7 at 8pm in the Red Lion Inn, which is serving a delicious curry buffet for anyone who wants to eat before the draw. We look forward to seeing you at the event and good luck to all ticket holders.

Contact Jen Maddison on 01981 500048 for further information about the club.

COFFEE, CAKE AND MARKET – There will be a coffee morning in Bredwardine village hall on August 8, from 10am to noon. This is a chance to meet up with old and new friends over coffee and cake. Included in the market are a number of stalls selling fresh vegetables, home-baked cakes, jams and chutneys. Alongside this there are stalls selling arts and craft, music and films, knitwear and jewellery created by local artists. Bring along something to sell. It only costs £1 to rent a table and everyone is welcome. Call Philip Bauer on 01981 500398 with requests or queries.

PSYCHIC HEALING – Have you ever wondered what a psychic healer actually does? Is this just for the gullible or is there something meaningful in it for you?

Have you ever met your guardian angel? Do you believe in angels?

Do you believe in psychic healers?

Do you have any questions on this subject? If so, ask Zoe Henderson on August 15, at 6pm at Bredwardine village hall.

She is giving a free talk and is happy to meet you and answer your questions. Zoe will describe her life, loves and her passion for her work, which is psychic healing and horse whispering. She will demonstrate her work and how she helps people to overcome difficulties, to recover from pain and illness and to fulfil their life purpose. Would you like to meet a psychic healer? Would you like your questions answered? Meet Zoe on August 15 and ask your questions or come to her workshop on August 16 or have a private consultation with her. Call Katherine on 07803 720501 to book time for you or your animals with Zoe.

Bridge Sollars

BONUS BALL – Sheila Walker won £25 with number 40 on July 19.

COFFE MORNING – The regular Wednesday morning coffee and chat is taking a holiday during August. Look forward to seeing the regulars and perhaps some new faces when it starts up again on September 3.

Canon Pyon

CANDLE VIGIL – On Monday between 10-11pm, Canon Pyon British Legion will be holding a candle light vigil at the Canon Pyon War Memorial to commemorate Britain’s entry into the First World War. Also, to remember all those who left Herefordshire villages and towns never to return.

Everyone is welcome, including other villages.


FINAL CALL – Entries for the Clehonger Gardening Competition must be in by 12 noon, August 1.

Queries and entries to George Walker (01981) 251245.


CROWN GREEN BOWLS – Dorstone Bowling Club entertained Bridgnorth Bowling Club from Shropshire on July 20 in a friendly match. There were 10 games of pairs played. Dorstone emerged the victors by seven games to three.


FASHION AND FUN – For ladies young and old, tomorrow at the Eardisland village hall 7pm-9pm.

Tickets are £3.50 and covers the fashion show, cold buffet and fruit punch. There will be a raffle and a great opportunity to look through a large selection of pre-loved clothes and accessories. There will be £2, £5 and £10 clothes racks, shoes at half marked price, e.g. £2, all scarves a £1 and much more.

Ladies young and old do join us for fun evening and please feel free to bring your favourite tipple. To reserve tickets please call info lines: 01544 388857 or 01544 388725.

GRAND ANNUAL BARBECUE – Saturday 6.30-10pm. Final few tickets available on a first come, first served basis, adults £13, under 16 £7, under five free. Ticket price includes full barbecue meal, live music, bar and firework finale.

The event is set in the magnificent gardens of Hardwick House. To order please ring 01544 388226 or 388131.

Ewyas Harold

PARISH COUNCIL – The July meeting was held in St Michaels hall with Councillor Mrs E Overstall in the chair, also present County Councillor G Powell, the clerk and four members of the public.

OPEN FORUM – A report was received from Ward Councillor G.Powell who gave information on super-fast Broadband, the South Wye transport package, infrastructure and highway matters. Local complaints about pot-holes, parking and blocked drains were discussed. A report from the neighbourhood plan steering group was considered. It was agreed to await the result of the grant application but searches etc would be carried out now at the site of the Roman Catholic Church. A working group consisting of councillors – Wilson- Thomas, Murphy, Jinman, and Dr P Overstall plus a representative from the GP surgery was agreed.

Two periods of holiday for the clerk in July and August were authorised.

The next meeting of the council will be held, August 12, 7.15pm, venue to be confirmed.

TABLE SALE – In the grounds of St Michaels Hall on Saturday, 10am-1pm. various stalls plus coffee and cakes.

ORGAN RECITAL – The first of the summer organ recitals will take place in Dore Abbey on Saturday when Sean Montgomery will be the guest organist. Coffee will be served at 10.30am with recital starting at 11am, free admission with a retiring collection.

PICNIC LUNCH – After the 10am service on Sunday, coffee will be served at Walterstone village hall, you can then continue on to the old Iron Age Fort and picnic in the sunshine. Transport arranged for those less able with packed lunches available, 12 noon to eat outside or in the hall if wet.

SUPERSTARS – Will be on the recreation ground from August 8, 8.45am-3.30pm. You can bring your child on the day or pre- book on Cost per day £18.


FLICKS IN THE STICKS – Tonight, 7.30pm, £4.50.

Hunky Dory (15), with Minnie Driver, 01600 891249. From the producer of Billy Elliot comes this funny, coming of age film. Minnie Driver plays a Swansea schoolteacher in the suffocatingly hot summer of 1976 who tries to motivate her kids by putting on a musical version of The Tempest. Booking secretary 01600 890530, 01600 891050.

To be informed about forthcoming events send your email address to Visit: for details of the hall and events.


CLANDESTINE CAKE CLUB – Let them eat Cake.

If you enjoy baking and eating cake why not join the Hereford group of the Clandestine Cake Club? The next meeting is on Wednesday. It’s a different theme each month and the venue is only revealed a few days before the meeting – that’s the ‘clandestine’ bit.

It is totally free to join and the group is looking for new members so please go to Clandestine Cake Club and join the Hereford club or phone Susan on 07930 333955.


Morning Prayer and Eucharist at Holy Trinity Church, Whitecross Road, Hereford.

Sunday 10am Team Mass with Baptism at All Saints’ Church, Eign Gate, Hereford; 12.30pm Holy Baptism at Holy Trinity Church, Whitecross, Hereford.

Monday 8.15am Morning Prayer and Eucharist at Holy Trinity Church, Whitecross Road, Hereford.

Tuesday 8.15am Morning Prayer and Eucharist at Holy Trinity Church, Whitecross Road, Hereford; 12.10pm Said Mass at All Saints’ Church, Eign Gate, Hereford.

Wednesday 8.15am Morning Prayer and Eucharist at Holy Trinity Church, Whitecross Road, Hereford; 12.10pm Said Mass at All Saints’ Church, Eign Gate, Hereford.

Next Thursday, August 7, 8.15am Morning Prayer and Eucharist at Holy Trinity Church, Whitecross Road, Hereford; 10am Holy Communion at Holy Trinity Church, Whitecross Road, Hereford; 12.10pm Said Mass at All Saints’ Church, Eign Gate, Hereford.

NEWTON FARM COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION – Notice of extraordinary general meeting re: proposed change to constitution, notice is hereby given that an extraordinary general meeting will be held on August 15, 3pm, at Newton Farm Information Centre, 21/23 the Oval, Newton Farm, Hereford, HR2 7HG.

All welcome.

HEREFORD AND DISTRICT FUCHSIA ASSOCIATION – Would you like to see a glorious display of fuchsias?

Then why not come along to the annual show of Hereford and District Fuchsia Association on Saturday at Hampton Park United Reformed Church, Tupsley, Hereford.

Doors open at 2pm. Free entry.

There will be a raffle, tombola, refreshments and a plant sale.


SUMMER BALL – Kington Show’s summer ball will be held at Moss Hill Farm, Leominster, August 23, by kind permission of Angela Vaughan. Black tie.

7.30pm champagne reception; dinner will be served at 8.30pm.

Ascari’s, Hereford will be serving a three-course hot meal and there will be a bar. Live entertainment.

Ticket price: £45 per person.

Booking will only be accepted on this fundraising event by pre- payment and tickets will be issued.

Please contact Richard/Sally Williams on 01544 231467 or email or to book individual tickets or tables.


TEME VALLEY VINTAGE CLUB RALLY – The Teme valley vintage club rally will take place tomorrow at Llanshay Farm, Knighton by kind permission of the Price family. The event will start at 6pm and there will be lots to see and do including vintage cars, tractors, lorries , motorbikes and static engines, dog show, axe men, animal man, car boot sale, ferret racing, refreshments and bar.

BINGO – There will be a bingo session at the church hall, Knighton on Saturday, 6.30pm for 7pm start.

CHURCH SERVICES – For Sunday: St Edward’s church, Knighton 9.30am, morning worship.

St David’s church, Whitton 11am Baptist. St Andrew’s church, Norton 11am holy communion. St Michael’s church, Cascob 3pm holy communion.

Knighton Methodist church 11am holy communion. Knighton Baptist church 11am all age café style service with Traidcraft stall.

Knucklas Baptist church 6.30pm sing Sankey evening. Knighton Catholic church 11am.


CHARITY LUNCH – The Committee of the League of Friends of the community hospital Leominster would like to thank every one who attended the charity lunch, July 7, at the community centre. The grand total of £1,260.34 was raised, which included £41.40 for flag day collection.

Members would like to thank every one who helped with the lunch and the kind donations.

Your support is very much appreciated.


MADLEY PARISH COUNCIL – The last meeting was held, July 1, in the parish hall. Items discussed included updates on the resurfacing of Claypits Lane, details of the South Wye Transport consultation and lengthsman maintenance.

A new grant awarding policy and application form was approved by the council and would be used for any grant/donation requests made to the parish council.

Funding towards the recreation field refurbishment was still being pursued, with children from Madley School writing to local businesses to request help in purchasing equipment.

The parish council now has a new planning page on the community website, where current planning applications for the parish are listed. The applications can be viewed and commented on at

The next meeting of the parish council will be, September 2, 7.15pm in the parish hall. All welcome.

WILDPLAY – Come and join in the fun with Wildplay for free at Madley recreation field, August 13, between 10am and 12 noon.

With an Under the Water theme, activities will include bubbles and slime, sensory glitter bottles, make a mini-boat to sail, water play and fishy craft.

This session has been funded by Madley parish council.

SUMMER FAMILY FUN AT MADLEY ENVIRONMENTAL CENTRE – Join in for a whole host of wildlife activities on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the summer holidays.

There will be den building, camp fire cooking, pond dipping, water games and loads more. Sessions are from 10am-12 noon and 1-3pm, cost £6 or £10 for a whole day (adults free).

For details of session activities and dates visit, or call Louise on 01981 512561.

Children must be accompanied and booking is essential.


MOCCAS FLOWER SHOW – Takes place on August 9, 2-4pm.

With classes in vegetables, flowers, domestic, wines, crafts and children’s. To be opened by Eric and Pam Probert.

Schedules are now available from the village hall, 5 Cornewall Close, Moccas or the village website (via the village hall page).

Entry forms are to be returned no later than 12 noon next Thursday, August 7.

Ocle Pychard and Much Cowarne

COUNTY TIMES CORRESPONDENT – Residents of Ocle Pychard, Much Cowarne and Stoke Lacy are reminded that, now that their County Times correspondent is no longer the editor of the local newsletter he is going to find it more difficult to keep up a steady flow of items for publication. As a precaution, and to ensure maximum circulation, details of local events should be sent to the address shown below: CORRESPONDENT – Martin Field, The Old School House, Burley Gate, HR1 3QR. 01432 820074.


CHURCH FETE – Saturday, Pembridge church fete, 2.30pm.

Stalls, games and attractions for all the family. Refreshments available.

PROGRAMME OF WORDS AND MUSIC – Sunday, 3pm. Pack up your Troubles presented by Richard Good with Tristan Stocks (tenor), Dominic Sedgwick (baritone) and Robert Dean (piano) – A programme of words and music to commemorate the First World War.

Tickets £10 from The Steppes, Pembridge or Bob Anderson 01544 388292.


VEHICLES OF YESTERYEAR – The annual Kinsham classic, vehicles of yesteryear, will take place, August 10, at Kinsham village hall, 1pm. Exhibitors are to arrive from 10am. Admission is £3 for adults and free for children and exhibitors.

There will be stalls, entertainment, refreshments, a barbecue plus more. For further details call Steve on 07971 260518 or Keith on 260469.

TITLEY JAZZ – The annual Titley jazz festival takes place this weekend at The Rodd near Presteigne featuring Alan Barnes, Clark Tracey, Peter King, Don Wellor, Art Themon, Steve Waterman, Tim Mullon to name just a few.

For further details call 260119 or visit or email

QUOITS – The annual memorial quoits competition in memory of the late Gareth (Big G) Bradford will take place at The Farmers Inn on Sunday with a prompt 1pm start. To book your place or for more information call 267389.

MUSIC – There is Baroque music this Sunday at St Mary Magdalene Church in Eardisland ,7.30pm.

David Hatcher will play viola da gamba, Joris Boon will play baroque cello and Hilary Norris will be on harpsichord.

Admission will be £10 on the door for adults or £3 for children.

Tickets can be booked in advance for £8. To book a ticket or for more details call 260119. All proceeds will go to the church funds.

FARMERS MARKET – The monthly farmers market will take place at the memorial hall Saturday from 9am-1pm.

All the usual stalls will be there for you to pick up a bargain or two.

SERVICES – Sunday the following church services will take place.

Holy communion at Presteigne at 8am and at Lingen at 9.30am, then 11am at St Andrews there is a First World War centenary commemorative service.

Finally, 6.30pm there is a thankful village service at Knill. Everyone is welcome. JAM SESSION – There is a Hotspur jam session at The Hotspur Cafe and Bar at Shobdon airport on Friday evening, 8pm. There will be blues, jazz, rock and country plus more.

Audiences welcome. For further details call Will, 07580 690074 WHIMBLE GARDENS – Whimble Gardens and Nurseries are open on Thursdays, Fridays,Sundays and Mondays from 10.30-5.30pm each day. There will be refreshments available.

Admission to the formal gardens, parterre and fish ponds, wildlife pools, meadow walks and toposcope is £4. Entry to the nursery is free. There site is on the B4372 New Radnor to Presteigne road.

For further details visit,

Ross on Wye


There will be 20 exhibitors and trade stands.

Refreshments will also be available.

The exhibition will be held at John Kyrle High School, HR9 7ET.

Tickets are priced at adults £4, age concessions £3, families £10.

Staunton on Wye

LIGHTS OUT – Monday 10pm- 11pm. Commemorating the out- break of the First World War.

There will be a vigil from 10pm to 11pm on Monday at the Staunton and Monnington War Memorial, and you are welcome to join organisers for part or all of the time.

Contact Henry Verwey on 01981 500626 for more information regarding the event.

ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION – First World War 100th anniversary commemoration.

From 2-5pm on Sunday in Staunton on Wye village hall, we will be holding an event to commemorate the beginning of the First World War.

There will be a flower display, along with local history and memorabilia, concluding with a short act of remembrance at 4.45pm.

Further details from Rev Chris Johnson 01981 500280.

Stoke Lacy

WE SHALL REMEMBER THEM – Over the past year, as part of plans to commemorate the centenary of the First World War, the Friends of Stoke Lacy church have been carrying out extensive research.

The research, was to discover as much information as possible about the lives, families and military records of the men from the village who were killed in the conflict.

Eight fascinating and long forgotten stories have come to light, including tragic childhoods, unexpected postings and the deaths of two soldier cousins who lived in the same Stoke Lacy home.

We Will Remember Them a booklet containing all eight biographies, will be published on Monday.

CORRESPONDENT – Martin Field, The Old School House, Burley Gate, HR1 3QR, 01432 820074.


ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATORY LUNCH – Trumpet and district Agricultural Society 70th anniversary celebratory lunch will be held on August 10 at Lady Emily Community Hall, Tarrington, 12.30pm for 1pm.

Tickets £12.50 – bring your own drink.

Tickets are available by calling 01531 670608.

Leominster Rotary Club

GEOFFREY Crofts, well known as an auctioneer in Leominster, has taken over the reins at Leominster Rotary Club. Geoffrey, who was previously president in 1994, is the first member of Leominster Rotary to take on the presidency for a second term.

His father was president of Leominster Rotary in 1975. Tony Smith, who was president in 2003, takes over as senior vice president.

Geoffrey is planning a very busy year for Rotary starting with a roaring twenties evening at the Grange in September when there will be a striking display of glitter, glamour and music.

There will be an autumn weekend in Torquay when members will be joined by their wives and members of Leominster Inner Wheel.

A ladies night and a celebratory event at the end of the year are also planned.

Plans are in hand for charity fund raising events at the Leominster Victorian Market and at Morrisons supermarket at Christmas.

Funds will be raised towards the purchase of shelter boxes, aqua boxes and to support local charities.

A recent shelter box purchased by Leominster Rotary Club was shipped to a family made homeless by floods in Zimbabwe.

Kids Out – when children from Westfield Special School are given a day out – will be arranged and competitions for the young writer and the young chef will be organised with schools in the area.

Club visits will be arranged to a brewery, Land of Lost Content Museum and to the Martha Trust.

Leominster Rotary Club is twinned with La Fleche Rotary Club in France and members of that club will be visiting Leominster in May next year.

President Geoffrey has accepted a challenge from District Rotary to find two new members for the Leominster club by the end of December.

Anyone wishing to find out more information about Rotary contact Geoffrey Crofts, telephone 01568 708751 or 07771798712.

Leominster WI

IN JUNE, members had a very interesting talk by Richard Jordan entitled Growing Up in Wartime London.

The competition was ‘A wartime memory’. It made members think and brought a good response too.

A good attendance by members.

The meeting was chaired by Mrs Jean Jones supported by secretary Mrs Marion Curtis.

Ross Rotary Club

ON JULY 3, Janet Bastock, past president of Ross Rotary, and Tina Atkins, president of Ross Rotary, attended a Ross and Monmouth Sea Scouts parade night.

At that parade Janet Bastock presented a cheque for £450 to Lieutenant (SCC) Adrian Gittens RNR, Ross and Monmouth Sea Scouts.

Lieutenant Gittens sincerely thanked Ross Rotary for their generous donation, which will go towards the Sea Scouts’ craft purchase fund.

Subsequent to that visit, Philip Dazeley, secretary, and Adrian Toon, president nominee of Ross Rotary, attended the Ross and Monmouth Sea Scouts parade night on July 10.

Ross Rotary Club meets every Monday evening 6.30pm for 7pm at the Chase Hotel.

Guests and potential members are very welcome.

Please visit the website at

South Herefordshire Cottage Garden Society

THE society has enjoyed this beautiful summer with an outing in June to Stocktonbury Gardens and Bryan’s Ground.

Stocktonbury has been in the Treasure family for three generations and after thirty years this four-acre garden is now home to mature plantings and offers plenty of inspiration.

Bryan’s Ground has three acres of intimate garden rooms, some with quirky follies, others with fragrant flowers. There are peaceful pools to meditate by and paths leading to five acres of specimen trees.

Both these gardens have much to offer and interest the discerning gardener.

In July, the members had their annual bring a plate supper and were once again blessed with a perfect summer evening and also the opportunity to visit two members’ gardens.

The next meeting is on Saturday at 2pm, at Walford village hall, and the speaker will be Elaine Horton.

Her subject will be ‘bulbs through the year’.

Do come and join us and see what other interesting events are planned for the rest of the year.

Please ring Tinker Parsons on 01989 561050 for information.

St Ethelbert Probus Club

AT the regular Tuesday meeting, held at the Cider Museum on July 29, members thoroughly enjoyed a most informative talk about the famous Mappa Mundi by the Cathedral librarian, Dr Rosemary Firman.

At future August meetings, which run from 9.30am to 11.30am, talks will include: Tuesday – David Shaw, chief constable West Mercia Police – Past Experiences – Future Challenges.

August 12 – Rod Barker – City of London and Origins of Some of its Institutions.

August 19 – Christine Price – Health Watch Herefordshire.

The weekly meetings are broad based, dealing with current topics, as well as those of local and historical interest.

In addition, there are various social events through the year.

New members are always welcomed by this friendly group.

If you would like to join in please have a look at our website jeff or contact the secretary John Platts 01981 550150.