WOMENS GUILD - In May, Mr Richard Jourdan talked about his experiences growing up in London during World War II and he illustrated his talk with film and songs from that time, this evoked memories for members and they were able to sing along.

In June Mrs Penny Platts and her husband told members about the history of cider and they were able to enjoy a few samples.

BELLRINGING - There will be district bell ringing at Dore Abbey on Saturday from 2pm - 5pm.

EVENSONG - At Dore Abbey 4pm on Wednesday.


DRAW WINNERS - Allensmore church100 club winners for June are 1st 22 Doris Mattey, 2nd 76 Richard Evans, 3rd 67 Chris Donovan, 4th 13 Nigel Quinton.


CONCERT - Join organisers for a delightful summer’s evening concert on Saturday at 7.30pm at St Mary’s Church, Almeley.

An interesting and varied programme awaits you. Baritone Tom Durston-Smith will sing a selection of arias by Mozart, Handel and Verdi as well as a selection from AE Housman’s A Shropshire Lad composed by George Butterworth. He will be accompanied by Robert Green.

Organisers will also have the pleasure of hearing cellist Joris Boon perform again in concert.

And to complete the bill, St Mary’s Church choir, adults and children.

Tickets, to include a glass of wine and canapes, will be £7, under 16s will be free.

OPEN GARDEN - By kind permission of David and Jenny Watt who are opening their gardens at Newport House, Almeley, HR3 6LL, in support of St Michael’s Hospice.

Saturday from 11am - 5pm. Adults £5 and children under 14 free.

Cream teas will be served. Dogs on leads allowed.

For further information, and directions please contact the community fundraising team at St Michael’s Hospice on 01432 851000.

OPEN GARDENS - Almeley village open gardens will be on July 5, 11am to 6pm, tickets are available from the church, also refreshments and maps.

FETE - Almeley village fete will be held on July 6, 2pm until 5.30pm at the village hall and common.

There will be lots of events for everyone to enjoy.

Fun dog show, please book in by 2pm, children’s games start at 3.30pm, there are teas in the village hall, barbecue, bar available, the local jazz band will be playing, many varied stalls and competition classes for children (see parish mag or phone 01544 327396).

Aymestrey and Leinthall Earls

CHURCH - On July 6, there will be a service of Holy Communion at 11am at Aymestrey.

FILM CLUB - On July 6, Aymestrey film club will be showing Rush (15) (and with flashing lights). Home-made ice-cream and pop-corn are on sale before each screening, which starts at 7pm.

Entry is £5 a person, payable on the door. Details of all the films are also available on the web-site, and if you would like to go on the emailing-list to receive regular information, please send an email to

PARISH COUNCIL - There is a date change for July’s parish council meeting which will now be held on July 23, starting at 7.30pm. Members of the public are very welcome to attend and are invited to have their say at the beginning of each meeting.

Bishops Frome and Fromes Hill

GRAND GARDEN PARTY - There will be a grand garden party this Saturday from 12 noon till 5pm at The Hacketts, Fromes Hill.

Ploughman’s lunches from 12 noon till 2pm, and cream teas from 3.30pm till 5pm. There will be stalls, games and a draw. All are welcome.

CORRESPONDENT - Martin Field, The Old School House, Burley Gate, 01432 820074 or


VILLAGE LOTTERY - John Macklin won £25 with number 15 on June 14.

Bredwardine and Brobury

JULY 100 CLUB DRAW - The Friends of St Andrew 100 Club draw will take place next Thursday, July 3, at 8pm in the Red Lion Inn, which is serving a delicious curry buffet for anyone who wants to eat before the draw.

Organisers 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 July 11 from 10am until 12 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 and we have regular visits from Noggins a local pork butcher. 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 for the market and everyone is welcome.

Contact Philip Bauer on 01981 500398 with requests or queries.

FOOD DONATION BASKET - The Community Larder is Hereford’s Food Bank and provides bags of food to those in urgent need.

Every week this organization gives emergency food parcels to families who find themselves in serious and sudden hardship.

There will be a basket for donations of tinned and dried food at the coffee cake and market events in the coming months. Please give generously. Contact Sarah Morgan on 01981 500155 for further details.

SUMMER FETE - Organisers have started collecting items for the tombola stall, which is part of the village fete to be held in August and need your help to make it as exciting as last year.

Items can be of any description as long as they are new. They can be dropped off at Yew Tree House (Charlotte Sellars) Glebe Cottage (Wendy Middleton) or Holly Bush Cottage (Kari Lawson). Contact Charlotte Sellars on 01981 500281 for further information.

Bridge Sollars

BONUS BALL - On June 14, Paul Harris won £25 with number 15.

LOCAL HISTORY EVENING - Tonight’s meeting (Thursday) will be a guided walk around Byford following in the steps of Romans, Normans and Royalists. Meet at Byford Church at 7pm. Everyone welcome.


GALA QUEEN DANCE - Featuring 70s classic rock band Poverty Corner. One of the last gigs performed by the boys back in the seventies was at the Bromyard Gala, so what better place to get back together for a reunion performance. Also DJ PG Disco. Sponsored by Off The Record, tomorrow (Friday), 8pm - late at the Burgess Gala Field, £7.50 per person, £10 on the door no admission after 10.30pm available from Bromyard TIC, Cafe on the Corner in Market Square and 01885 488510 or email In aid of Bromyard Gala, licensed bar.

SCHOOL FUN DAY - Rowden House School and Winslow Court fun day and open day, July 12 from 11am. Lawn games, live music, bar, hog roast, vintage cream teas, face painting, bouncy castle, strawberries and cream. From Bromyard follow the B4214 for approximately two miles. Turn left at the Rowden sign, follow directions for the school.

Burley Gate

SUMMER FETE - At Burley Gate Primary School on Saturday, 12.30pm - 3.30pm. Lots of family fun including sports races, bouncy castle, barbecue, welly wanging, tombola, raffle, table tops, refreshments and much more. All welcome.


OPEN VILLAGE WEEK-END - Tomorrow (Friday), welcome concert with the Hereford Church Singers, 7pm at St Mary’s Church, light supper included. All winners of the scarecrow competition will also be announced.

Tickets £5 adults £2 children can be obtained from Rev Rana 8 Hillside View, Barbara Brown 10 Meadow Drive or Jean Hawkings- Bowles 3 The Mews. On Saturday and Sunday, the open gardens and scarecrow festival will be held from 1pm to 5pm also includes a pig roast, bouncy castle, slides and carousel, craft and charity stalls, memorabilia and arts and craft displays, The Community Library, a craft workshop, garage sales, treasure hunt, garden games and other activities. Entry to all the participants is by a programme with a map £2 adults children free. On Sunday only, a Magna Production will take place in the Brain Box, at 2pm and 7pm.


OPEN GARDENS - Sixteen private gardens, with some open to the public for the first time.

Saturday and Sunday, 10am-5pm.

There will be morning coffee, a selection of light lunches and cream teas served in the Cedar Hall.

Entrance and car parking on the school field. Adults £5 children free. In aid of St Marys Primary School Dilwyn and Dilwyn Playgroup.


DORSTONE DAWDLE - The second annual Dorstone Dawdle, run by the Friends of St Faith’s, Dorstone village hall and playing field, takes place on July 6, at 11am.

The Dawdle is a 10K multi-terrain race starting and ending in the village; for the less adventurous there’s also a four kilometre fun run at the same time.

Car parking and registration in playing fields on B4348 opposite church; refreshments and barbecue on playing fields for everyone after the race, both runners and spectators.

Downloadable entry forms and further information from Please send completed entry form and fee for Dawdle by Wednesday to: Susannah Garland, Snodhill Hall, Dorstone, HR3 6BG. Email or telephone 01981 550039 or 07557 049687.

Entries for both races can also be made on day.

Dorstone Dawdle £8 in advance or £10 on the day. Fun run £4 on the day (please note - under 11s to be accompanied by an adult).

A FEAST OF CELLO PLAYING IN DORSTONE - Nick Gethin, former member of the London Symphony Orchestra and teacher at Hereford Cathedral School and the county, will be hosting a glorious concert of cello music in Dorstone parish church on July 6 at 7pm. Nick will play music by Vivaldi and Martinu, and some of his most outstanding pupils will also be playing - Augusta Lazenby, Rachel Roper and Rachel Kennedy playing Schumann, Faure and Brahms. Yet more cellists will join them for a multi-cello extravaganza of pieces by Stanford and Scott Joplin.

Stewart Taylor, organist and former choirmaster of Holy Trinity Church will provide support on the piano. Tickets (adults £8 in advance or £10 at the door, under 16s £3) are in aid of the church.


GARDEN FETE - A showplace riverside garden will be the setting for the Eardisland garden fete on July 5, 2-6pm. Free admission, free parking, grand raffle, variety of stalls, barbecue fare, refreshments and our very popular Dress for Less boutique. Info lines 01544 388810 or 388226.


SPORTS DAY AND SUMMER FETE - Eardisley CE Primary School sports day and summer fete - tomorrow (Friday). Sports start at 1.30pm and fete 3.30pm - lots of stalls, games, food, activities and fun. Do come along - and bring your family and friends.

EARDISLEY TENNIS AND CROQUET CLUB - Will be holding a great British open weekend on Saturday and Sunday, so come along and give either tennis or croquet a go free of charge. We’re running introductory sessions each day at 2pm, croquet on Saturday and tennis on Sunday.

No need to worry if you don’t have rackets or mallets, we’ve got all the kit ready for you to use, even have a go with a ball machine or speedometer.

Refreshments will be available, see you there.

Ewyas Harold

PRIMARY SCHOOL - Tomorrow (Friday) some children from years five and six will stay at Condover Hall for three nights.

Also, the whole school will be going for a beach trip on Tuesday and next Thursday, July 3 they will visit Marlbrook School.

TAIZE PRAYER - The next special service will be tomorrow (Friday) in Bryn Barn, on the top of the Ewyas Harold to Longtown road.

POP-IN - To Ewyas Harold Methodist Chapel on Saturday between 10am - 11.30am for a cup of coffee or tea and a chat.

GARDEN OPEN - The Grove Farm award winning garden will be open for the National Garden Scheme on Saturday and Sunday.

£3.50 for the garden or £5 for tea and cake.

GROUP SERVICE - At St Peter’s Rowlestone on Sunday at 10am, collection will be divided between Hegongo School in Tanzania and a charity chosen by Rowlstone.

MESSY CHURCH - Will be held in St Michael’s Hall next Thursday, July 3 from 3.30pm-5.30pm. A time for zero to 11 years with at least one parent/guardian. Fun, activity, singing, stories and a hot meal.

PARISH COUNCIL - The parish council are seeking expressions of interest for the pavilion extension and alterations project at Ewyas Harold Recreation Ground. Contractors interested or wanting further information are invited to contact Michael Carr at Gwillam, Darby Carr Ltd, Mortimer House, Holmer Road, Hereford, HR4 9TA, 01432 357400 or Deadline for expressions of interest is today (Thursday).


HAUNTED WALKS - For a ghostly experience, Haunting and Horrors of Hereford walks start on Wednesday at 7.15pm from the north porch of the Hereford Cathedral and continue each week until the end of October.

On Sundays they start at 2.30pm.

They last about one and a half hours and cost £4 per adult and £1 per child aged six to 12. Tickets from cathedral shop when open, otherwise from the guide. Booked walks for groups by arrangement

SERVICES FROM THE WEST HEREFORD TEAM OF CHURCHES - Tomorrow (Friday) 8.15am Morning Prayer and Eucharist at Holy Trinity Church, Whitecross Road, Hereford.

Sunday 9.30am Parish Mass at All Saints’ Church, Eign Gate, Hereford ; 3.30pm Holy Baptism at All Saints’ Church, Eign Gate, Hereford; 9.30am Parish Eucharist at St Michael’s Church, Breinton; 11am Parish Eucharist at Holy Trinity Church, Whitecross, Hereford; 8am Holy Communion (BCP) at St Nicholas’ Church, Hereford; 11am Contemporary Morning Prayer at St Nicholas’ Church, Hereford; 6.30pm Evensong at St Nicholas’ Church, 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, July 3, 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.


PLOUGHMANS AND PUDDINGS - Tomorrow (Friday) Humber Church will be holding a ploughman’s and pudding evening at Great Marston Farmhouse, Risbury, by invitation of Margaret and Philip Brown. This is an extension of the popular pudding festival with the inclusion of a fabulous ploughman’s supper together with as many delicious puddings as you can eat. The event will start at 7pm and will cost just £7.50. Directions through Risbury towards Pencombe will be well signposted. For further details please contact Mike Kimbery on 01568 760589.


MUSIC - July 19, 7.30pm Mozart’s Cosi fan Tutte performed by the fabulous Pop Up Opera. Kingsland Church HR6 9QW. Why not picnic on the Green? Dress code black tie / smart casual. Tickets £25 (£10 under 18) from Kingsland Post Office or phone 01568 709579.


OPEN GARDEN – By kind permission of Mrs Srodzinski who is opening her garden at Penrhos House, Kington, HR5 3LH, in support of St Michael’s Hospice.

Sunday from either 10.30am - 12.30pm or 1pm - 3pm. Entry strictly by ticket only, exclusively available from the community fundraising team at St Michael’s Hospice on 01432 851000.

Admission, adult £5 to include refreshments and children under 14 free. Guide dogs only.


COMMUNITY MARKET - At the Knighton community market on Saturday, there will be two special events alongside the usual stalls selling a tempting mix of local foods, produce and crafts. Surely generating lots of interest will be the final knit-in to create the Knighton peace scarf, a mammoth pink woolly scarf which will be rolled out from Knighton’s clock tower to the cenotaph on July 5 to draw attention to the national campaign against the replacement of the Trident nuclear missile system. Alongside that shoppers can also view entries for a children’s art competition on the theme of promoting health, fitness and sport. The creations of primary school pupils from across the area will be on display and Welsh Assembly Member Kirsty Williams will be on hand to judge their efforts. The market doors will open at 9.30am and close at 12.30pm.

CHURCH SERVICES FOR SUNDAY - St Michael’s church, Cascob, 10.30am, benefice service with holy communion led by the Rev Petra Beresford Webb.

Coxall Baptist church joint service 2.30pm with Knighton and Knucklas church members led by Mrs Rosemary Powell.

Knighton Methodist church 11am, led by the Rev D Pickard.

Knighton Catholic church 11am, celebration of holy mass.


FETE - Leominster Priory’s summer fete on at the Priory on July 5 at 1.30pm. Entertainment will be provided by Tenbury Town Band, and the usual stalls and games will be there. There will be a barbecue, and the women of the Priory will provide refreshments.

Free entry.

FREE HEARTSTART COURSE - A free two-hour Heartstart course (CPR etc) at Earl Mortimer College, Leominster, on July 15, 7-9pm. Booking essential, email: or call 0845 6060654.


LINGEN SUMMER FETE - Will be held on Saturday, 2pm onwards in the churchyard. Ground admission £1. Bouncy castle, bric-a- brac, books, teas, raffle and novelty dog show with agility. Proceeds to Lingen Church, village hall and the Air Ambulances (Wales and Midlands). Enquiries 01544 267452,

Llanfair Waterdine

ARTS AND GARDENS - The sixth annual Llanfair Waterdine arts and gardens festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday. The Everest Hall will be the venue for the art exhibition with works by local artists. In the car park will be a display by Knighton Primary School children on this years Bee theme. Back by popular demand will be ‘artists in residence’ at some of the four open gardens, including Black Hall, opened for the first time. St Mary’s church will be hosting an exhibition by the Marches book art group on a First World War theme and, also in the church will be a display of First World War memorabilia. As always music will be part of the festival, the local talented ‘young musicians’ will be giving a concert, on Sunday, the Llanfair Singers will be bringing the event to a close at 7pm.

During the two days on the Vedw Field, children are welcome to come and help Lisa Kingham a local sculptor, create a hidden den. Refreshments including ploughman’s lunches will be available both days in the Everest Hall, 10am till 5pm, entry £5. For more 01547 510672.


LONGTOWN AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S JULY MEETING - The AGM of the society will be held at Longtown village hall on July 7, at 7.30 pm.

There has been a change of speaker for this meeting.

Mrs Ruth Richardson will be giving a talk entitled ‘How your feet can tell you where you came from’.

This theory did not catch on as DNA came to the fore at about the same time.

The autumn season will begin on September 1, when Peter Rostron will discuss the origins of the First World War, while in October Keith Ray’s subject will be the recent discoveries on Dorstone Hill.


SUMMER PARTY - There will be a summer party at St Mary’s School, July 11 from 6.30pm. Come and join the fun.

At the event there will be a ceilidh, barbecue, licensed bar and cakes.

Adults are £6, under 16s are £4.

The price includes one burger or hotdog.

Tickets available from the school office.


PARISH COUNCIL WEBSITE NEWS -The Marden Parish Council website will go live on Tuesday.

Please go to and find out more about the parish and its activities.


CHURCH FETE - There will be a church fete this Saturday at Beeches, Old Road.

At the event there will be bottle, cake, plant and book stalls, skittles, face painting, ices, draws and homemade teas.

Roger Willatt will also be there with his delightful fairground organ. The fete opens at 2pm.

FUNDRAISING - Monkland bingo players have recently sent £316 to St Michael’s Hospice, making the total raised since June 2013 £1,000.

Well done and thank you to everyone who has supported the bonus ball lottery.

Much Birch

VILLAGE MARKET - Much Birch village market takes place tomorrow in Much Birch Community Hall (situated just off the A49 next door to Much Birch surgery and signed from the road) between 2.30pm and 4.30pm.

Stalls will include: The Squeaky Pig, award winning suppliers of locally reared rare breed pork, sausage, including Gluten free (to order) and bacon. Moor Meals, award winning, local suppliers of Dexter beef, ready meals and pies.

Llandinabo Farm shop, selling chicken, lamb, duck and cooked meats and Castle Cheese selling a variety of unusual cheeses.

Mark will bring his own made, popular, award-winning chutneys and marmalades.

There will also be a vegetable stall.

There will be a Fair Trade stand and craft stands, which have a large variety of local crafts to tempt you.

Refreshments and ‘take home cakes’, the proceeds of which go to Macmillan Cancer Support, are supplied by Chris and Peter.

Please support the producers who bring local food and crafts almost to your door.

If you would like to have a stall, or to find out more about the market, please contact Mark on 01432 278026.


CONCERT - The Village Quire will perform a concert in Orcop Church ‘High Days and Holidays Along the Welsh Marches’ on Saturday.

The inspiration for this came from documents of 18th and 19th century life in the local archives of Llandrindod Wells, Hereford and Brecon libraries.

The singing is what you would have heard in the 18th and 19th centuries in church and the readings are taken from a selection of books and newspapers set in the Marches.

The programme encompasses all of rural life. Tickets, including refreshments are priced at £8. The concert starts at 7pm with poetry readings.

Tickets are available by calling or emailing the following; 01981 241310/ email


WAR MEMORIES - The Friends of Golden Valley Day Centre, Peterchurch need your help.

Do you know of any of these men from the 1914-1918 Roll of Honour? William Barrell, Thomas Francis, Thomas Preece, Thomas Beavan, H Gittens, A J Roberts, Charles Blainey, Alfred Howard, Edgar Seaborne, Albert John Hughes, Alfred Joseph Hughes, RM Starkey, G James, George Jones, Reginald Seaborne, William Jones, William John Mapp, Charles Skyrme, Moses Metcalfe, A Morris, BW Swaffield, J Morris, Thomas Stanley Parry, Ernest Thomas, John Pitt, Reuben Powell, W Williams, George Walter Verrill, William Thomas Addis, Gerald R Best, Robert Evelyn Boddington, John Price, Randolph Trafford, Alfred Reginald Bowyer, David William Charles, William George Saunders, John Henry Parry Foster, Frank Albert, George Parker. To commemorate 100 years since the start of the First World War, the friends are having an exhibition from August 2-9 at the Golden Valley Day Centre and they need any information, photos or memorabilia from the First World War. Organisers will be starting with a plant, produce and craft show on August 2 so get planting or making for this event.

More details to follow soon. They hope to have entry forms ready shortly and have very kindly been given the trophies and cups that have been used by the show and sports for many years. Hopefully the friends can keep this tradition going for future generations.

They are open every Monday from 10am to 12 noon.


CONCERT - Kington and District Operatic Society close their summer tour That’s Entertainment a concert of favourite songs spanning the decades at St Michael’s Church in Discoed tomorrow (Friday) from 7.30pm. Tickets are priced at £5 at the door. For further information call David on 01547 560246 or

SERVICE - There is a fifth Sunday Group Service songs of praise at St Andrews Church this Sunday at 11am. Everyone is most welcome to attend.

MUSIC - The Remi Harris Trio will play at The Assembly Rooms this Saturday from 8pm. The band is a contemporary gypsy jazz trio playing an exciting selection of jazz, swing and bebop. Remi is fast becoming known as one of the UKs top gypsy jazz guitar players.

Tickets are priced at £10 and can be purchased from The Workhouse Gallery or from No 46 Wine Bar. The event is promoted by the charity Hands Up For Uganda.

FETE - The annual Lingen summer fete will take place Saturday in Lingen Churchyard from 2pm.

There is loads going on including a bouncy castle, stalls, games, competitions, raffle, bric a brac, books, refreshments and a novelty dog show with agility plus lots more. Admission is £1 with proceeds going to the church and village hall along Air Ambulances both Midlands and Wales.

For further details call 260865 or

APPOINTMENTS ONLY - From Tuesday the Arrowfield Veterinary Practise on the Bypass Enterprise Park will move all consultations by appointment only.

Appointments will be available mornings and evenings and throughout the day at the main Kington Surgery.

For further details please call 267626.

ARTS AND CRAFTS - The monthly arts and crafts fair will take place on July 5 from 9.30am - 3.30pm. All the stalls are from local artists showing their own work. Refreshments will be available. For further details call Rosamund on 260777.

RACES - Wales and Border Counties present Presteigne Races at Broadheath Common this Saturday.

The first race will start at 1pm.

There will be licensed bookmakers, a bar and refreshments on the course.

Admission is £7 for adults with under 14s free. Call 01497 847603.

COMMUNITY DRAW - Presteigne and Norton Community Support recently held their month community draw.

Mr David Woodley drew the following winners. £20 Mrs Olive Morris, £15 Mrs Judi Charlton and £12 Mrs Ruby Hughes.

BARBECUE - The Salty Dog are holding a ‘eat all you can eat’ barbecue at The Radnorshire Arms on Sunday afternoon from 1pm - 4pm.

The food will be cooked by Salty Dog Leon and his chef David.

The menu will include Leon’s special paella wraps, burgers, sausages, chips, meatball wraps, salads, ice cream plus lots more.

Tickets are £10 for adults with primary school ages children and under eating free.

Tickets are available from The Salty Dog, No 46 Wine Bar and The Playgroup.

All proceeds will go to The Little Peoples Playgroup.

RELAY FOR LIFE - Chairman Mick Fryer invites you to The Relay For Life on John Beddoes school field from 11.30am on July 12 until 12 noon on July 13.

Relay for life is a fund raising event for Cancer Research.

The idea is for teams to raise money for this important charity with at least one member of each team moving around the track for the whole 24 hours to show that cancer never dies.

You can walk, run or whatever you want.

Mick, a survivor wants other survivors to attend and take part in the first lap or part lap to celebrate life.

There will be loads going on including regular entertainment on the main stage.

For further details please call Mick on 260657.

GARDENS OPEN - The Whimble Gardens and Nursery on the B4372 Kinnerton to New Radnor road are open on Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays and Mondays each week from 10.30am - 5.30pm.

Refreshments will be available daily.

For further details visit

MUSIC - Local resident Benji Kirkpatrick takes time off from multi award winning band Bellowhead to celebrate Independance Day with a concert at St Michael’s Church in Discoed on July 4 from 7.30pm.

Multi-instrumentalist singer songwriter Benji with his sounds of bouzouki, guitar and banjo and songs from the heart.

Admission is £7.50 with tickets available from Winnies or David Hiam on 01547 560246 or


FETE - The annual fete will be held on July 5, between 12 noon and 4pm, at The Vine (HR1 4EX), by kind permission of Richard Price.

Not just a traditional village fete, there will be Tarrington Brass playing on the lawn and home made cream teas in the courtyard, plus an opportunity to wander through and wonder at the glorious garden.

Treasure hunt, silent auction, archery, hot food and bar for the adults; loads of fun things for the children with bouncy castle, face painting and more.

Find it on the A438, halfway between Hereford and Ledbury; follow the signs from the main road.

Car parking at the Lady Emily Hall.


THE CHEWING THE CUD - Screening at Wellington community hall on Saturday is now sold out.

This entertaining and warm-hearted film was a sell-out and an audience favourite at the

Borderlines Film Festival in March. It portrays the showmanship and characters that gave the 

market its vibrancy.

There are tales of triumph and sadness, of traders juggling china and the unexpected visits of both Tom Jones and the KGB, of livestock drovers and the Dean Leigh canteen, and of visits by The Queen, Miners Fortnight and lost pigs.

Interviews with farmers, auctioneers, townspeople, breeders, traders and council workers are

complemented with archive film footage and photographs. “You don’t want people in 20 years’

time asking for memories of the livestock market. It has to be done now.” For ticket holders,

doors open at 7pm and the screening starts at 7.30pm, followed by questions and answers.

Please do bring along any Old Market memorabilia that you have, and your own reminiscences.

Refreshments will be available.


EXHIBITION - The Friends of Weobley Parish Church will be holding their 29th annual art exhibition and sale of paintings over August bank holiday (23-25) at The Hopelands, Weobley.

Artists are invited to exhibit and entry forms are obtainable from Jo Ware, 01544 318296.

Closing date for entries: August 1.

MUSICAL - Weobley High School presents the musical The Wiz retelling the story of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz on July 9-11 at 7pm in the school hall.

A lively mixture of rock, gospel and soul which will whisk you away on a magical journey down the yellow brick road.

Tickets are available from the school office or call 01544 318159 to book. Adult: £7, child: £3.


PATRONAL FESTIVAL SERVICE - Sunday at 11am Whitney Church.

Please join parishioners for this special service celebrating the Feast of St Peter and St Paul.

This will be followed by social time in the church afterwards with light refreshments.


MY MEMORY LANE - HMTC present their Songs From The Shows at Withington village hall, (HR1 3PP) on July 18, 7.30pm.

Come and enjoy a great evening of music with the favourite city amateur group.

Supper is included in the price of £10 pre-booked (£12 un-booked) and children under 16 are priced at £5.

There will be a bar available.

Telephone 01432 850074 for more information.

Proceeds in aid of St Peter’s Church, Withington.

This show is presented by the company in memory of Mike Tomkins.

PIMMS AND PUDDING - Joint charities for St Michael’s Hospice and Hereford Life event

held on June 20 at Withington was a great success.

A big thank you to everyone who donated prizes and puddings, helped and supported them,

they raised over £1200.


FARMERS MARKET - The farmers market will be held in the village hall on Saturday from 10-12.30pm.

There will be many local providers present selling high quality provisions,all locally sourced as much as possible.

Refreshment will be available throughout the event.

New to the farmers market, the Better Buns Company offers a range of homemade freshly baked treats made from quality ingredients, including locally sourced free range eggs.

Choose from scrumptiously sticky, lightly spiced Chelsea Buns, a selection of sweet and savoury scones, and devilishly delicious chewy cookies to name a few.

Guaranteed to leave you feeling sweetly satisfied and counting down the days until your next Better Bun fix.

Pre orders are very welcome.

Please call Martha on 07540 945030.

Bishopswood WI

ON June 13, 30 members of Bishopswood WI and nine visitors attended the meeting. It was a short meeting presided over by Mrs Ann Jones, president, and then followed a most amusing presentation and talk by Mr Mike Pullin BEM on the subject of the Hospice Angels. He explained how he had founded the organisation in 1996 to raise money for St Michael’s Hospice, a local charity, to help and care for patients with cancer. It had started with his birthday. He had a party which was well attended with a jazz band. However, afterwards some of the guests said they didn’t like jazz. Two years later he decided to have another party at the local pub and charge an entry fee of £5.

He was amazed to find that the proceeds were £1650, and decided to give the money to the local charity St Michael’s Hospice.

From then on it became an obsession.

He devised diverse ways of raising money, from skydiving, to visiting a total of 19 countries on a motorbike, in the company of many other motorbike enthusiasts, and another event where he and his friend Mick Marshall to his horse called Frank and a carriage to London from Ledbury, a total of 120 miles, taking six days.

That trip raised £12,500. The talk was accompanied by two DVDs, the first explaining how the organisation was founded, and the second, video footage of Frank’s journey to London and the various stops on the way. Mike was most amusing, had a great store of stories and jokes to tell, and was really inspiring. From 1994 until 2012 he raised over £170,000, which resulted in his being awarded the British Empire Medal in recognition of his work.

Everyone really enjoyed his talk, Mrs Ann Jones gave the vote of thanks, and members were invited to donate if they wished. The result was a record for any WI that Mike has been to, as just under £325 was raised, and with Gift Aid making another 25%, well worthwhile.

The meeting closed at 8.50pm. The next meeting is on July 11 at 6.30pm. No speaker as it is the summer social. All welcome.


THE Local and Family History Centre, Bromyard will be open on Sunday from 10am - 4pm for the Bromyard Gala 1940s street fair.

The stalls will include nearly new, bric-a-brac, book stalls and afternoon teas. There will also be a First World War exhibition open which has free entry.

On July 8 there will be a trip to St Fagan’s, the Welsh National History Museum, a 16th century Elizabethan manor house set in 100 acres. The cost is £12 per person. Coach leaves Conquest Theatre at 9am and departs St Fagan’s approx 4pm. To book telephone 01885 400772 or email

Huntington-Hereford WI

HUNTINGTON-Hereford WI enjoyed a talk by Laney Mead with her glass work she makes under the name of Izzy Beads. She told how from rods of coloured glass how she makes beads, animals and flowers that can be strung on to necklaces, bracelets and earrings. The members were fascinated at the intricate detail that went into producing them.

Laney told of her involvement with Beads of Courage, that she and like minded craft people support. They make coloured beads for this charity which supports children with cancer. Hereford Hospital had recently signed up for this charity the members were informed. The Beads of Courage programme is a new concept being introduced in the UK which is designed to support children going through their treatment. It allows them to tell their story using colourful beads. The beads are used as meaningful symbols of courage that commemorate different milestones such as blood transfusions, bone marrow transplants, hospital stays, chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments.

Their beads build up over time into a unique record of what they have been through. Some days are really tough for these kids.

However, the beads are used for encouragement and say to everyone “that was tough,but I did it”.

Kington U3A

THE next social meeting for Kington U3A will be on July 10, at 2pm at the usual venue of Kington football club. The title for this meeting is board games and afternoon tea with Judith Canham.

This is bound to be a very lively afternoon. All are welcome to come and enjoy the speakers and to discover new interest groups.

There is a charge of £1 for members and £2 for non-members to include refreshments. For further information about Kington U3A, please contact the secretary on 01544 231401 or visit the website at U3A. Please note there is no meeting in August.

Ledbury Freemasons

MEMBERS of Eastnor Lodge No.751 which meets in Ledbury, Herefordshire took part in the Ledbury June Community Day which provided the opportunity for the lodge members to raise the profile of Freemasonry in their community.

The lodge set up a display in St Katharine’s Hall together with other local organisations.

The occasion was the ideal time for the lodge to launch their latest community project, a calendar 2015 with images of Ledbury, past and present, to be sold in aid of Ledbury Marie Curie Fundraising Group. The lodge has sponsored community arts co- ordinator Jeanette McCulloch to design and produce the calendar in conjunction with the Marie Curie Fundraising Group.

The calendar project is expected to generate more than £1000 for the group as a result of Eastnor Lodge’s sponsorship.

Calendars may be advance ordered from Worshipful Brother David Sparrey at a cost of £5 each (plus postage of £1.45) email for further information.