Support for St Michael’s Hospice

Hereford Times: Frome left: Allan Lloyd, Nick Swan and Reverend David Bowen.

11:40am Monday 29th September 2014

VITRUVIAN Lodge of Ross-on-Wye has continued its support for St Michael’s Hospice in line with the wishes of the Masonic Province of Herefordshire.

Treorchy Male Choir success for Knighton Rotary Club

Hereford Times: Treorchy Male Choir

11:38am Monday 29th September 2014

OVER 300 people enjoyed a concert last weekend given by the Treorchy Male Choir in the Knighton Community Centre. The concert was organised by Knighton and District Rotary Club and all the profits will go to charities including the Wales and Midlands Air Ambulances. More details of this can be seen on the Knighton Rotary website.

A celebration of Scouting in Hereford

11:32am Monday 29th September 2014

ON Saturday, Bishops School was the venue for many people involved in Scouting. The event was attended by Lady Darnley, district patron of Scouting, and Sascha Kindred, county president of Scouting. Due to the immense efforts and time donated by many adult volunteers scouting has increased by 34% over the last two years. This was an opportunity to review scouting over the last 12 months and plan how to deliver scouting programs to young people in the future. During the AGM, Lady Darnley addressed those present, acknowledging the efforts of all people involved. Sascha gave a speech and presented some service awards and certificates.

Ross Rotary Club

Hereford Times: Ross Rotary Club treated children from the Marches Family Network to a day out recently.

11:15am Monday 29th September 2014

ON a glorious summer's day a group of guests from Marches Family Network were treated to a day out on one of the Willow Trust boats by Ross Rotary Club. Accompanied by their carers and helpers, our guests had a fantastic trip travelling along the Gloucester Docks and Sharpness Canal. A beautiful fun packed day was had by all who took part.

Llanbadarn Girls raise charity cash

Hereford Times: Katie Fairclough, Jodie Price, musical director Andrew Thomas and Katie Price. Front: Annie Fairclough, Frances Jones and Ffion Price.

1:47pm Friday 26th September 2014

THE Llanbadarn Girls, Frances Jones, Katie and Annie Fairclough, Katie, Jodie and Ffion Price accompanied by Andrew Thomas sang at a concert organised by the Knighton Macmillan Cancer Support group last weekend. The concert attracted a large number of people to the church hall, and raised over £400 for Macmillan. The compere for the afternoon was Philip Price. Jean Price, a member of the Knighton Macmillan group, thanked the girls for their amazing performance and everyone who came along and supported or helped them on the day. Jean also told everyone that the Knighton group was now in its 43rd year and had recently lost their founder member and president Gladys Vogel who had done so much work over the years to raise money for the cancer charity.

Marie Curie Cancer Care benefits from local generosity

Hereford Times: From left: Sue Brambell and volunteer Sarah Blizzard.

1:28pm Friday 26th September 2014

THE Shop at Bromsberrow raised more than £60 from the sale of daffodils in its collection tin which was on the counter for customers to see and donate. The money box was handed over to Sue Brambell, Marie Curie Team Ledbury fundraiser. Spokesperson Jan Long remarked that local people in this small rural village had been very generous in supporting Marie Curie knowing the money raised was going towards a vitally important cause. She said "We will also be holding a coffee morning on Saturday from 10am until 12 noon to raise funds for Macmillan nurses. This fun event will include games and quizzes and of course delicious home made cakes and sweets for which the shop in well known."

Poppy picnic raises over £400 in Presteigne

Hereford Times: The Royal British Legion Club's women's section president Emily Crowe opening the Poppy Picnic.

12:56pm Friday 26th September 2014

MRS Pat Galliers recently held Patty's Poppy Picnic at her home in Townend, Presteigne. Pat sold picnics and organised activities including a treasure hunt, guess the weight of the cake, name the teddy, and guess the amount of sweets in the jar. A 'whisky roll up' was later held at the football club due to the weather being inclement on the day. Pat would like to thank everyone who worked so hard to make the day such a success. Also thank you to the many businesses who donated prizes.

Anniversary sparks generous donation

Hereford Times: Mr William Price and Mrs Muriel Price with Neil Lewis, Wales Air Ambulance Paramedic who accepted the donation from the couple.

12:46pm Friday 26th September 2014

KNIGHTON couple William and Muriel Price celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary (blue sapphire) at their home in the Cwm, Knighton recently by holding an open house for their family and friends. Donations were given instead of presents and the couple presented £120 to paramedic of the Wales Air Ambulance Neil Lewis. William has lived in Knighton all his life and Muriel moved to Knighton after they were married in Evanjobb Baptist Chapel in 1949. The couple have two grown up children and two grandsons. Their children Sue and Raymond now run the family business WE Price that William and Muriel ran until they retired.

Church raises funds with a crafty food festival

12:44pm Friday 26th September 2014

THERE was much excitement as the Madley Food and Craft Festival kicked off on September 27.

Holmer Park staff enjoy 10K Venus Midnight Walk

Hereford Times: The Holmer Park team which took part in the 10K Venus Midnight Walk, back from left, Jane Matthews, Denise Davies, Natalie Lock, Christine Godfrey, Angela Spry. Font, Lisa Frost and Jackie Morris.

2:03pm Thursday 25th September 2014

STAFF from a Hereford health club and spa together with club members put their best foot forward for charity in a huge fundraiser.

Olympian visits the classroom

Hereford Times: Daniel Caines with some of the children at Kington Primary School.

1:55pm Thursday 25th September 2014

THE staff and pupil of Kington Primary School were delighted that Olympian, Daniel Caines, joined them to launch their Be The Best You Can Be initiative. Daniel is one of Great Britain's top runners over 400m and brought his treasured gold medal into school, much to the delight of the children.

RBS Supports Latest Project for the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal Trust

Hereford Times: Photo from left: RBS relationship manager Zarko Hasardzhiev with Steph Pike, legal and project development assistant and David Penny, commercial and technical director both of the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal Trust at their headquarters in Over

1:46pm Thursday 25th September 2014

THE Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has shown its support and commitment to the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal Trust through the provision of a £150,000 loan. This will allow the Trust to develop and own a property at Dymock which will form part of a wider housing development in the local community. This follows only a few months after providing £85,000 part funding to purchase the only waterside pub on the canal route.

Your County Times for Almeley to Vowchurch and Clubs and Societies, week commencing September 25

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6:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

Almeley

Food for thought – or thoughts for local food?

Hereford Times: From left: Ledbury Food Group's Fran Robinson with Christine Hope and Russ Carrington.

2:25pm Friday 19th September 2014

LOCAL food has a strong future asserted Christine Hope, Longtown shopkeeper and rural enterprise champion, in her talk The Future for Local Food? at Ledbury Food Group on September 15.

Wellington Garden Club

Hereford Times: Trophy winners at the recent garden show held in Wellington.

2:01pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE photograph shows some of the trophy winners at the recent garden show held in Wellington in August. The annual show, which is open to members of the garden club and to all residents of Wellington, attracted a lot of interest in both entries and visitors. Despite the weather not having been good to the gardeners this year the standard of entries was high and numbers were on a par with last year and in some classes were actually up. The flower arrangers interpreted the titles imaginatively and again, entries were up. The entries in the non gardening classes, such as cookery, craft and photography also held up well. Members do always try and encourage the young within the village too - the gardeners of the future.

Ledbury Quilters put on a show

1:55pm Friday 19th September 2014

IF you are interested in seeing a colourful exhibition of stitched quilts and textiles, then a visit to Tarrington on the weekend of the October 4 and 5 will be a treat.

Coco runs rings around the competition at Kington

Hereford Times: Chloe and Coco being presented with their first prize by Jenny Dennis at the Kington Show.

12:41pm Friday 19th September 2014

CELEBRATIONS were the order of the day recently for Chloe McLellan, aged 11 years and her cocker spaniel Coco, aged two years.

Knighton Primary School gets top reports

Hereford Times: Pictured in the Welsh book area are Year 3 pupils with acting headteacher Mrs Strong holding a copy of The Little Book of Wales presented to the school by Rev Mark Lawson-Jones.

12:37pm Thursday 18th September 2014

AN Estyn school inspection team has described a local school as providing ‘a wide range of stimulating learning experiences both within and outside the classroom'.

The Dragon Fire Club needs your vote!

Hereford Times: Children who attend the Dragon Fire Club and leaders with Dai the dragon.

12:35pm Thursday 18th September 2014

PLAY leaders, parents and children of the Dragon Fire Club in New Radnor are asking people to vote for the club to enable them to get a share of the Lloyd’s Bank Community Fund. Parent Shirley Hughes said, if the bid is successful, the funding will enable the club to carry on building on the fantastic children's facility which we have in New Radnor. Our club is invaluable to the local community. An award would give us the opportunity to provide a range of exciting activities and experiences for children of all abilities, aged three to 14. We would like to arrange a variety of workshops, purchase materials for forest school and den-building sessions, plus resources for arts and craft activities. Shirley added: "Please spare a minute and vote for Dragon Fire Club in the Lloyds Bank Community Fund.” To vote, go to communityfund.lloydsbank.com and search for 'Dragon Fire'.

Sainsbury's birthday bash

Hereford Times: Ross-on-Wye Sainsbury's staff past and present gather at the store's birthday party. PHOTO: William Henderson Photography

12:31pm Thursday 18th September 2014

LAST week Sainsbury’s Ross-on-Wye threw a party for its colleagues past and present to celebrate the store's fifth birthday.

Eaton Bishop

Hereford Times: Classic cars on show at Eaton Bishop summer fete.

12:11pm Thursday 18th September 2014

ONCE again, Eaton Bishop had a very successful summer fete at The White House with visitors enjoying a barbecue, cream teas, ice cream and liquid refreshment from the pub and Pimm's bar, browsing various stalls, admiring the collection of military vehicles and classic cars and trying their hand at games such as skittles, splat-a-rat, golf, shove whisky, wine or water, to name a few. The children were able to have their faces painted, participate in the garden treasure hunt and enter the fancy dress competition which was judged by The Sheriff with his assistant, Jules - a very difficult task as all the costumes were wonderful. First prize went to Olivia, Ella and Lara Main who dressed as Dorothy (with Toto the dog aka Benson), Cowardly Lion and Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz.

India’s channel swim for charity

Hereford Times: India Parkman swam the length of the English Channel in aid of Sue Ryder Care.

11:55am Thursday 18th September 2014

A SELFLESS schoolgirl volunteered a week of her time to swim the length of the English Channel for charity.

Your Herefordshire County Times: Allensmore to Yarkhill, plus clubs and societies, September 18, 2014.

Hereford Times: Prize Hereford bull sold.

11:14am Thursday 18th September 2014

Allensmore

John Kyrle students show off their artistic talents

Hereford Times: The sixth form art students who will be exhibiting their work.

8:56am Monday 15th September 2014

A SELECTION of art is being exhibited to showcase the wonderful talents of John Kyrle Sixth Form students in the Dennis Potter Room at Ross-on-Wye Town Library. The exhibition will run until September 29 and will hopefully encourage lots of youngsters and their families as well as those visiting the town as part of Herefordshire Art Week (hArt) to visit the town library.

Tenby Male Choir to sing with the Hereford Rail Male Voice Choir

Hereford Times: The Hereford Male Rail Voice Choir.

1:29pm Friday 12th September 2014

THE Hereford Rail Male Voice Choir is delighted to announce that they are hosting the first visit of the Tenby Male Choir to Hereford for many years, on October 4 at Holy Trinity Church in Hereford at 7pm.

Sew long, Irene...

Hereford Times: Rachel Mills with her book, Helen Tyler with her prize, Ann Mills, Irene Calverley who ran the sewing workshop, Claire Davies and Abbie Packham who has worked with Irene for about five years.

12:08pm Friday 12th September 2014

IRENE Calverley and her husband Gordon moved to Knighton in 2006 to retire. Not long after, Irene, who had spent her career making wedding dresses and other garments, opened a small studio in Broad Street. This business soon expanded and she opened The Bridal Workshop in West Street and by 2012 opened another shop Strides in Broad Street. Irene soon started helping Knighton Show and Carnival by making the princess and attendants' dresses for the annual event and was also carnival president for two years.

Carnival capers in Knighton

Hereford Times: Hippie girls Brooke Davies and Casey Lloyd.

11:40am Friday 12th September 2014

KNIGHTON Show and Carnival 2014 attracted a large amount of people who firstly lined the streets of Knighton to watch the massive mid-day procession led by town crier Derrick Price, Mayor of Knighton Laura Higgins and show chairman Chris Branford. The theme this year was the 1960s so there were plenty of people dressed as hippies, astronauts marking the first moon landing, and TV characters from the Magic Roundabout, the Flintstones, Trumpton, and other TV programmes that started in the 1960s. Other events and attractions on the day included the sheep show re-introduced for the first time since the outbreak of foot and mouth in 2000, the horse and pony show, dog show, axe racing competition, junior football competition, craft and model railway exhibition, and in the main arena Bruce Airhead and his six-foot balloon, and the Mighty Smith a strongman to entertain everyone. In Knighton community there were hundreds of entries in the horticultural section of the show for everyone to admire. In the evening the torch light procession took place followed by fireworks on Bryn-y-Castell.

Pea-sy riders help out with school veg patch

Hereford Times: South Shropshire Motorcycle Club volunteers Julian Wild, Ade Hewitt and Malcolm Cummings.

11:36am Friday 12th September 2014

CHILDREN at Orleton Primary School will be growing their own school dinners this year, after handy bikers from South Shropshire Motorcycle Club lent a helping hand to build a new growing classroom. Julian Wild, the club’s chairman said: “We like practical projects for the community, and it’s great to help children to grow and eat healthily.”

Cole's duck is first across the line

Hereford Times: Dr. Derek Foxton (10134819)

1:41pm Thursday 11th September 2014

THE winning business duck in this year's City of Hereford Rotary Club's duck race was Chris Cole Electricals and Chris is seen receiving his case of champagne from President Judy Bolton.

Your Herefordshire County Times: Abbeydore to Yarpole, plus clubs and societies, September 11, 2014.

Hereford Times: Prize Hereford bull sold.

9:54am Thursday 11th September 2014

Abbeydore

Gladestry Sheep Dog Trials results

Hereford Times: One of the team of competitors at the Gladestry Sheep Dog Trials.

12:35pm Friday 5th September 2014

THERE was an encouraging turnout for the 74th Gladestry Sheep Dog Trials with handlers coming from far and wide to compete. This year's charities supported by the a trials are St Michael's Hospice, the Bracken Trust and Welsh Air Ambulance. The committee is grateful to Mr and Mrs S Watson, Court of Gladestry, for providing the venue and the sheep, to Ridgeway Caterers, to everyone who helped ensure a brilliant weekend and to visitors who supported.

Fresh spin on some green ideas

Hereford Times: Children enjoy lots of opportunities for discovery at Croft Castle.

11:53am Friday 5th September 2014

VISITORS can get stuck into some good green fun for free at National Trust’s Croft Castle this weekend. There will be activities for all ages including behind-the-scenes tours, explorer trails and the chance to win a year’s free supply of electricity.

Your Herefordshire County Times: Allensmore to Wellington, plus clubs and societies, September 4, 2014.

Hereford Times: Prize Hereford bull sold.

12:30pm Thursday 4th September 2014

Allensmore

h.Art in Llangarron

Hereford Times: (9862281)

1:10pm Thursday 4th September 2014

DURING h.Art week, September 6-14, Llangarron will be hosting two wonderful art exhibitions and a flower festival.

Seventh year for Huntington Chase

Hereford Times: (9857930)

1:22pm Thursday 4th September 2014

WILL man beat horse or horse beat man is the big question most of the population of Huntington will be asking themselves this year.

Midlands Air Ambulance

Hereford Times: Midlands Air Ambulance charity open day.

11:41am Monday 1st September 2014

STEP inside the world of the Midlands Air Ambulance charity.

A successful fete for a worthy centre

Hereford Times: Attendees at the summer fete which was an enormous success.

1:59pm Friday 29th August 2014

THE summer fete took place on the Bank Holiday Monday at the centre and despite the weather conditions there was a great turnout.

Ross Rotary Club - new member Matt Osborne

Hereford Times: From left: President Tina Atkins, Matt Osborne and sponsor Brian Roe.

1:51pm Friday 29th August 2014

AT this week's meeting of Ross Rotary president Tina Atkins had the honour and great pleasure of inducting and welcoming Matt Osborne, into membership of the club. She presented him with his Rotary badge, new members pack and outlined the principles and aspirations of Rotary. Matt was sponsored for membership by Brian Roe who expressed his confidence that Matt would quickly become an active and respected Rotarian.

50 years for the Rowlestone Guild

Hereford Times: A delightful afternoon had by members of the Rowlestone Guild to mark the 50th anniversary.

1:41pm Friday 29th August 2014

THIS summer Rowlestone Guild celebrated their 50th Anniversary.

Hats off to Holmer lunch club

Hereford Times: Dorothy Roffe, Enid Evans and Eunice Snead at Holmer Church over 60s' lunch club.

1:31pm Friday 29th August 2014

HOLMER Church over 60s' lunch club enjoyed their annual ‘holiday at home’ in the church centre, a day-long event with lunch, tea and lots of entertainment for the 50 guests. Sandra Soans brought along her unique collection of fashions and household items from 60 or 70 years ago, which was a trip down memory lane for the guests, especially the three ladies who tried on some of the hats they remembered wearing in their younger days.

Vibrant village hopes to scoop award

Hereford Times: From left: Shop volunteer Richard Long, shop chairman Peter Jones and GRCC judge, Mike Heenan.

12:05pm Friday 29th August 2014

WHEN the Gloucestershire Rural Community Council (GRCC) launched its annual Village of the Year Competition members of the Shop at Bromesberrow decided to enter, and submitted a form. What a delightful surprise when staff were informed that Bromsberrow had been short-listed for the Vibrant Village of 2014 Award, and that the judges from the GRCC were to visit the shop. A team of volunteers met to discuss strategy to showcase the best of what they do and how they interact with the community. Invitations were issued and a shop "makeover" followed to ensure everything would be perfect on the appointed day.

Your Herefordshire County Times: Allensmore to Yarpole, plus clubs and societies, August 28, 2014.

Hereford Times: Prize Hereford bull sold.

11:44am Thursday 28th August 2014

Allensmore

Trumpet and District Agricultural Society

Hereford Times: Two stalwarts of the society, Mrs Joanne Probert and Mr Tony Cotton are seen here cutting the celebratory cake.

4:53pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

THIS year the Trumpet and District Agricultural Society celebrate their 70th year, and to mark the occasion held a summer lunch attended by over 100 guests at Tarrington village hall on August 10.

Winning gardens in Clehonger

Hereford Times: Kitty McKirdy (centre) won the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Shield for Best Garden for 2014. She is pictured with some of the other prize winners.

2:21pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE Clehonger Gardening Competition is sponsored and organised by the community group Friends of Clehonger Parish. This competition, which was resurrected in 2012 after a lapse of many years, was this year judged by Alan Morris (Eaton Bishop) fresh from opening his garden to the public under the auspices of the National Gardens Scheme, and knowledgeable Sue Neale (Allensmore). They concluded that overall the entered Clehonger gardens were of a high standard considering the unusual weather pattern over the last year.

Lions Club funds Hereford in Bloom

Hereford Times: Lions Club member Ian Foster is pictured showing Britain in Bloom judge Nicola Clarke one of the High Town planters sponsored by Lions.

2:15pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

HEREFORD Lions Club chipped in £500 to the Hereford in Bloom fund to buy plants for the beds, planters and hanging baskets which once again brightened up the city centre following the decision by Herefordshire Council to abandon flower planting as a cost cutting exercise. Hereford City Council funded the watering.

Big fun at Llanfair village show

Hereford Times: Having fun in the sculpture made at the recent arts and gardens festival are Ted Pearman, Stuart Francis, Bronte Holmes and Herbie Pearman.

2:08pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE Annual Llanfair Wakes Village Show attracted a large number of people. At the event there were plenty of attractions for all ages including a fancy dress competition, dog show, beach chair competition, skittles, water slide, flower and handicraft competitions, children’s races and fun games, refreshments and more. The winner of the dog show was Gerty, an 18 month old golden retriever showed by Lewys Wheeler, and the winner of the flower and horticultural section was Marilyn Tippett with Diana Bailey second. Llanfair Waterdine WI won the best beach chair competition.

Gladestry fete

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2:06pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

DESPITE heavy showers in the morning, the afternoon sun shone brilliantly for the St Mary's Fete, Gladestry.

Dinedor sports

Hereford Times: Bryan and Ann Edwards.

1:57pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

DINEDOR sports, once again, enjoyed fantastic weather for their afternoon of races, sideshows, amusements and other attractions.

Party in the park

Hereford Times: Some of the competitors Tyler-John Day, Tom Morgan, Connor Reynolds, Dave Bennett, Kieran Aspley scooter champion, Zach Lewis BMX champion, Olive Powell, Keith Eastom skateboard champion, Liam Price and Keelan Shaw.

1:22pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

TO celebrate the second birthday of Knighton skate and BMX park a party/jam was held in the park. At the event there was a bouncy castle, vintage cars, refreshments raffle, live music and the main attraction the competitions. The competitions were to find the best scooter, skateboard and BMX riders. The results were scooter: 1st Kieran Aspley (Knighton), 2nd Jacob Broome and 3rd Oliver Powell. Best skateboard rider was Keith Eastom (Shrewsbury), 2nd David Bennett, 3rd Zach Lewis. Zach from Knighton was also the BMX champion with Tyler-John Day, 2nd and Connor Reynolds 3rd. Before the event there was doubt over whether Zach could compete in the BMX competition after his bikes sprocket snapped during practice. He managed to find a replacement and get his bike fixed shortly before the start. On behalf of the skate park committee Mike Conway thanked everyone who helped get things ready for the event and helped on the day, all the sponsors including businesses, clubs and organisations, the ongoing sponsors and all those who donated raffle prizes. Lynsey Price then thanked Mike for helping on the day and for setting up all the electrics. The main judge of the BMX and scooter competitions Keith Eastom from Faction Bike Co, Shrewsbury said “The judges were looking for competitors who made the best use of the park, the height of the jumps and the variety of moves”. He continued by saying “I was here last year and I can see what a good investment the park has been to the town, youngsters who were beginners last year are now very experienced riders, everything about this park has been a success”. BMX champion 17 year old Zach said “The park gives me something to do, keeping me off the streets and it’s great to see all the little kids down here today all having ago”.

Birthday bash raises charity cash

Hereford Times: Julie Watts, Henry Morgan and Kath Poole at their joint birthday party.

1:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A JOINT birthday party for three people from Llangunllo has so far raised £1,465 for local charities. The party was held at Llangunllo village hall for Henry Morgan (80) Kath Poole (70) and Julie Watts (50). The event started in the afternoon with a tea party for the older residents of the village and friends. In the evening, stage two of the party was held when most of the guests dressed in 1950s, 60s or 70s costume. There was a hog roast and a rodeo bull for everyone to have a go on. On behalf of Kath, Henry and herself, Julie thanked everyone for coming and all those who donated money instead of gifts.



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