Hereford man discovers rare First World War snaps hidden away in attic

Hereford Times: Peter Ottaway from Much Dewchurch, Hereford who found an old rusty tin box stored in his loft, which belonged to his grandfather Hubert Berry Ottaway containing never been seen before negatives, which provide a fascinating insight into life during WWI.  S

12:33pm Thursday 24th July 2014

An astonishing collection of never-before seen photographs taken at the end of the First World War have been discovered in a rusty metal box – 95 YEARS after they were taken.

Memory of her dad spurs Sharon's new style

Hereford Times: Sharon Simcock

6:03am Thursday 24th July 2014

TOMORROW (JUne 25) Sharon Simcock is having her head shaved for charity.

Fantastic fun dog show raises £1,000 in Upton Bishop

Hereford Times: From left: Best in show, Tinks and her owner Amy Clinton, Lucinda Aldrich Blake and the reserve best in show Bramble, owned by Owen Florence.

1:55pm Friday 18th July 2014

UPTON Bishop s first fun dog show has raised £1,000 for the restoration of the village s church organ.

A relay to help save lives

Hereford Times: The conga lap led by chairman Mick Fryer.

1:17pm Friday 18th July 2014

FESTIVITIES commenced on July 12 at 11.30am with a fun warm up and opening ceremony officiated by mayor of Presteigne and Norton, Colin Kirkby.

New Post Office for Ruardean

Hereford Times: Retired subpostmistress Edith Duderley cuts the ribbon with left Kate Bellingham and Simon Cherry. PHOTO: Gavin Crilly Photography.

1:09pm Friday 18th July 2014

TO celebrate the launch of relocated Ruardean Post Office, recently retired postmistress Edith Duberley cut the ribbon at an opening ceremony last week.

Vulnerable families in Hereford get a boost

Hereford Times: Mark Pryde from Halifax fundraising on the day.

12:07pm Friday 18th July 2014

THE was a recent fundraising event at Whitney-on-Wye to raise money for Home-start Herefordshire which supports vulnerable families in Herefordshire.

Student leaders reward.

Hereford Times: Student leader event.

12:01pm Friday 18th July 2014

AYLESTONE Business and Enterprise College recently rewarded their inspirational student leaders for the time and effort that they have put into supporting the school and community.

Brownie entry for the Scarecrow Festival

Hereford Times: Brownie entry for the scarecrow festival.

4:16pm Thursday 17th July 2014

PHOTO of the Brownie entry for the scarecrow festival held as part of Credenhill's open village event. The two Brownies are Erin Mahon and Charlie Luntley. The scarecrows are representing the Brownie sleepover which was held to celebrate 100 years of Brownie Guiding. The 1st Credenhill company actually held their sleepover with other Herefordshire Brownies in the British Museum, truly a night to remember.

Masonic support for Hereford Scouts

Hereford Times: Photo from left (adults only named):Worshipful Brother David Knowles provincial grand charity steward; deputy contingent leader Chris Ruffe; Very Worshipful Mike Roff.

3:33pm Thursday 17th July 2014

IN 2015 the 23rd World Scout Jamboree will be held in Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi City Japan. Eleven Scouts from Hereford together with their leader Chris Ruffe have been selected to attend. Each Scout has to raise £3,000, and all local members are actively carrying out various fund raising projects such as bag packing at local supermarkets, car washes, and selling commemorative badges and neckerchiefs in support of their fellow Scouts.

Herefordshire girls shine

Hereford Times: From left: Isabella Evans and Alice Rees.

2:59pm Thursday 17th July 2014

TWO Herefordshire girls have won awards to two of the top schools in the country.

100th birthday - fun in the sun.

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2:39pm Thursday 17th July 2014

FRIENDS and neighbours in Ruckhall and Eaton Bishop, of Barbara Lipson celebrating her 100th birthday with a tea party on June 28, Barbara was actually 100 on June 25.

Your Herefordshire County Times: Abbeydore to Withington, July 17, 2014.

Hereford Times: Prize Hereford bull sold.

10:50am Thursday 17th July 2014


Open day for little dragons

Hereford Times: Photo: Staff members Debbie Davies playgroup assistant, Jane Bartlett leader and Stacey Millichamp assistant and children at the playgroup get to meet Dai the dragon who will be special guest at their open day.

5:01am Thursday 17th July 2014

RADNOR Valley little dragons playgroup will be having an open day tomorrow starting at 10am in the old school, New Radnor. This will be a chance to meet a giant Dai the Dragon and for parents to have a look at the huge selection of educational toys and learning aids that the group has both indoors and out. The playgroup offers quality affordable all day child care. The open day will also show all the facilities and activities available at the Dragon Fire after school and holiday club.

Vaga members celebrate their half-century.

Hereford Times: From left: Nigel Vandyck, Vaga Club president Mike Thompson and Herbie Renfield.

1:13pm Monday 14th July 2014

WHEN club president Mike Thompson recently completed the induction of two new members, he was able to announce that for the first time in it's 26 years history, the Vaga Club's active membership list in reaching 51 members had passed a notable milestone. On this occasion Nigel Vandyck and Herbie Renfield were welcomed to Vaga's ranks where with three men's Probus Club's based in Ross alone, the demand for opportunities to enjoy and value the friendship and interests of fellow retired professional and business people remains remarkably vibrant.

Judy takes on the top job!

Hereford Times: Paul Morris handing over to Judy Bolton. Photo: DEREK FOXTON.

1:11pm Monday 14th July 2014

WITH the coming of the new Rotary year, the Hereford City Club, which was established 84 years ago, welcomed its new president, Judy Bolton.

The Rotary Club of Hereford Wye Valley

Hereford Times: President Chris Starnes.

1:03pm Monday 14th July 2014

NEW president for Hereford Wye Valley Rotary Club.

Model Railway Exhibition being organised by Ross Rotary

Hereford Times: Model Railway Exhibition being organised by Ross Rotary.

12:49pm Monday 14th July 2014

ROSS Rotary Club - model railway exhibition.

Vaga Probus Club

Hereford Times: Herefordshire Council chief executive Alistair Neill and Mike Thompson, president of Vaga Probus Club.

12:35pm Monday 14th July 2014

ROD Barker, Vaga Probus Club's current speakers' secretary maintained his astute selection of highly effective speakers when Alistair Neill, the chief executive of Herefordshire Council, addressed 36 club members at their recent fortnightly business meeting.

Herefordshire rower Tuck storms to Henley glory in epic final

Hereford Times: Steve Tuck proudly holds Henley Royal Regatta’s Ladies Plate trophy.

12:25pm Monday 14th July 2014

TWO former Ross Rowing Club juniors faced off against each other in an epic Henley Royal Regatta final.

Ross Rotary’s Handover Dinner

Hereford Times: From left: Senior vice president Behrokh Behroozi-Toossi, junior vice president Adrian Toon and president Tina Atkins.

12:03pm Monday 14th July 2014

ROSS Rotary Club - handover dinner.

Lions Club's generous trike donation

Hereford Times: Ben shows off his new trike to Lions Club president David Barrett (right) and fellow Lions Club member, Ron Williams.

11:17am Monday 14th July 2014

A SIX year-old Hereford boy who cannot walk has been given the chance to play with his school friends thanks to the help of a city charity.

Opening of community hub

Hereford Times: Lin Scrannage and Margaret Galliers about to undo the official shed opening ribbon with allotment holders and supporters.

1:03pm Friday 11th July 2014

PRESTEIGNE and Norton allotments were officially opened in March 2010 and it was always part of the original vision that there would be a communal space where plot holders could meet up for a neighbourly chat, share a cuppa and swap tips for growing and also to provide an information point and library of magazines and books on the subject of organic vegetable production.

Knighton under fives charity auction

Hereford Times: Photo: Under fives committee chairman Jackie Shaw, owner/manager of the Knighton Hotel Rowena Williams, Hannah Davies under fives secretary and Mandy Blower committee member holding some of the auction lots.

12:32pm Friday 11th July 2014

TO raise money to help run the Knighton Under Fives playgroup there will be a charity auction at the Knighton Hotel on Saturday.

Stoke Prior pupils practice bushcraft

Hereford Times: Stoke Prior pupils practice bushcraft

12:20pm Friday 11th July 2014

PUPILS from Stoke Prior Primary School have been trying their hand at everything from den building to wood whittling with their new bushcraft equipment, purchased thanks to funding from the Kingspan Insulation Community Trust.

Tails all a wagging at the dog show

11:50am Friday 11th July 2014

THE Lingen Summer Fete Novelty Dog Show 2014 was held recently and the Best In Show and Class Winners:

A healthy win for poster contest

Hereford Times: AM Kirsty Williams holding the winning entry and Julia Roberts holding the second prize entry and the basket of healthy eating products with the joint third prize entries on the board behind them.

11:40am Friday 11th July 2014

CHILDREN from Knighton, Presteigne, Whitton and Clun primary schools entered the Body and Soul competition to design a poster on the subject of health and fitness.

Students put their art and technology projects on display.

Hereford Times: Pictured: Mayor of Ross, Cllr Colin Gray, headteacher, Nigel Griffiths and year 10 students, Alice Wilson, Nina Warren, Heather Mitchell and Katie Robinson modelling costumes made by Jess Burgess, Phoebe Bruce, Cammi Marfell and Molly Acton respectively.

10:58am Friday 11th July 2014

THE annual exhibition of art and technology work at John Kyrle High School is always of an extremely high standard and this year was no exception. The work from art, textiles, food technology, graphics, resistant materials and engineering showed the dedication, creativity and hard work that the students from both GCSE and A Level have put into their designs.

Your Herefordshire County Times: Allensmore to Woolhope, plus clubs and societies, July 10, 2014.

Hereford Times: Prize Hereford bull sold.

1:49pm Thursday 10th July 2014


Round Table Ball raises £13,000 for local good causes

Hereford Times: Left to right: William Jackson, Andy Johnson and Gavin Williams all from Hereford Round Table

11:08am Monday 7th July 2014

THIS years Round Table ball at Lyde Arundel just outside Hereford was the culmination of nearly 12 months hard work by the Hereford club.

Inner Wheel Club of Hereford Wye Valley

Hereford Times: Christine Starnes is the new president of the Inner Wheel Club of Hereford Wye Valley.

10:48am Monday 7th July 2014

THE Inner Wheel Club of Hereford Wye Valley has a new president.

Peterchurch kids have a lot of heart

Hereford Times: The children from Peterchurch Primary School during one of their activities to raise money for Hereford Heartstart.

10:04am Monday 7th July 2014

CHILDREN from Peterchurch Primary School held a fundraising event which raised the amazing figure of £830.50 to help support Herefordshire Heartstart’s Schools Project.

Jobefest makes another big splash

Hereford Times: The Pink Ladies float from Abacus 2000 Nursery School in Ross.

9:41am Monday 7th July 2014

JOBEFEST 2014 was a huge success over the weekend of the June 28 and 29 in Ross on Wye, all to raise money for Birmingham Children's Hospital and Megan Baker House.

Armed Forces Day fundraising

Hereford Times: Ian Burgin, Mervyn Lewis, Mike Hiles, Dave Morgan and Thomas Heakin manning the stand in Brookside Square, Knighton.

2:41pm Friday 4th July 2014

MEMBERS of the Knighton Royal British Legion sold raffle tickets to raise money for the Poppy Appeal at Brookside Square last weekend. Raffle winners were John Bounds, Chris and Lewis Burgin Lynch, Cliff Hinton, Keith Hayward, Peter Cope, Gwen Williams and Bob Williams. A total of £170 was raised. Ian Burgin thanked everyone for their support.

Former mayor presents money to charities.

Hereford Times: Cllr Beverley Baynham (centre front) with some of the people who will benefit from her £3,850 donation. Back: Day Centre Clients Audrey Thomas, Doris walker, Trevor Abbiss and June Gundy, front: Presteigne Little People's playgroup Danielle Vaug

2:39pm Friday 4th July 2014

FORMER mayor gives £3,850 to charity.

Pre-schoolers dress up to dance for charity

Hereford Times: Burley Gate Preschool children dressed up to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

2:33pm Friday 4th July 2014

BURLEY Gate Preschool held a dress-up dance day to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. The children and staff came in their dressing up costumes and showed off their groovy moves. We would like to thank Jonathan Legg from Stagecoach Hereford who provided the services of dance teacher Ruth Wood, who showed the children how to sing and dance and have lots of fun at the same time.

Running a tractor for charity

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2:04pm Friday 4th July 2014

FORTY three tractors took part in the Leominster Vintage tractor run on June 8.

Stretton Sugwas flower festival

Hereford Times: Shirley Williams and husband Terry who created the display depicting Good Friday.

2:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

ST Mary Magdalene Church at Stretton Sugwas staged a three-day flower festival based on the theme ‘The Year of the Church.’

Choral celebration in Mordiford

Hereford Times: Members of the choir enjoy the stage at the Mordiford School 'Big Event'.

1:54pm Friday 4th July 2014

THE Mordiford Community Choir recently performed to an appreciative audience at the Mordiford Primary School 'Big Event' which was held on June 28. The event was a huge success and the choir was definitely one of the draw-cards.

Ledbury Ladies British Legion marks 80 years

Hereford Times: LADS chairman Michael Epps and director Sally Watson with Jennifer Harrison of The Ledbury Ladies British Legion.

1:52pm Friday 4th July 2014

LAST month the Ledbury Ladies British Legion celebrated their 80th anniversary with a tea party followed by songs from the first and second world wars, sung by the members and juniors of Ledbury Amateur Dramatic Society, fresh from their successful production of Through The Dark Clouds Shining.

Connecting kids through their classrooms

1:12pm Friday 4th July 2014

THE British Council funded project Connecting Classrooms has brought together nine teachers from Tanzania who have enjoyed an exciting week with their link schools: Ashperton, Bodenham, Ivington, Kimbolton, Kingsland, Leintwardine, Luston,Shobdon and Stoke Prior.

Ewyas Harold Scout Group say thank you

Hereford Times: Scout Group Appreciation

10:48am Friday 4th July 2014

The Cubs and Beavers of the 1st Ewyas Harold Scout Group would like to thank the many local people who have supported them through their second successful year since being founded in September 2012. In particular, we would like to thank Ewyas Harold Fire Service, Golden Valley Local Policing Team, Longtown Mountain rescue, Jan Lucas -Scudamore (Kentchurch Court) and the Churchwardens from St Michael's Church, Ewyas Harold and from Dore Abbey. We have had lots fun over the last year and lots of that is thanks to your help.

Your Herefordshire County Times: Abbeydore to Yarkhill, plus clubs and societies, July 3, 2014.

Hereford Times: Prize Hereford bull sold.

1:00pm Thursday 3rd July 2014


Reader picture: Gorgeous sunset over the River Wye and Hereford Cathedral.

Hereford Times: Sunset over the river wye and Hereford Cathedral.

4:13pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

WALKING home one evening recently with my wife and 4 month old daughter we were lucky enough to catch this beautiful sunset from the Victoria bridge looking towards Hereford Cathedral.

Think pink for peace

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3:05pm Monday 30th June 2014

ON Saturday, Knighton supporters of Wool Against Weapons will find out if the scarf which they have been busily knitting and crocheting for nearly 18 months will reach its goal. Their aim was to produce a scarf 60 centimetres wide and long enough to stretch down the hill from Knighton’s historic Clock Tower to the town’s Cenotaph in Brookside Square, a distance of well over 100 metres.

McCartney’s Inter Hunt Challenge

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2:43pm Monday 30th June 2014

THE Inter Hunt Challenge at the Royal Three Counties Show has become an integral part of the show and of the main arena entertainment.

Homespun stitching for Home-Start

Hereford Times: From left: Joyce Rawlinson, Barbara Baines, Lesley Herbert, Tandy Mondon, Katie Mondon and Tina Jefferies.

3:50pm Friday 27th June 2014

A GROUP of creative local women have just put the last stitch to a large completely hand-sewn patchwork throw, using traditional patchwork and appliqué methods.

Students' taster day at JKHS

Hereford Times: Year 6 pupils got to sample the classrooms and canteen at the John Kyrle induction day.

3:39pm Friday 27th June 2014

OVER 230 Year 6 students attended John Kyrle High School for their induction day. The aim of the visit to the high school is to familiarise the students with their new surroundings, tutors and teachers before the start of the school year in September. The day involves a range of taster lessons, quizzes, a question-and-answer session with current students and a free introductory meal in the school canteen. There was also an evening for Year 6 parents following their children’s visit to the school.

Hampton Dene School is in bloom

Hereford Times: Balfour Beatty Living Places help pupils at Hampton Dene Primary School, plant one of their raised flower beds.

1:16pm Friday 27th June 2014

GREEN fingered youngsters at Hampton Dene Primary School in Hereford are adding a splash of colour to their playground after Balfour Beatty Living Places (BBLP) answered a plea for help.

Readers picture: swans on the River Wye

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4:13pm Thursday 26th June 2014

Swans on the river Wye at Bridge Sollars by reader Micky Morris.

Rotary Club spruces up the city

Hereford Times: Club members planting up the display at the bottom of Aylestone Hill.

1:42pm Thursday 26th June 2014

FOLLOWING weeks of criticism regarding Herefordshire Council's grass-cutting cutbacks, Hereford Rotary Club members have been beautifying city verges ready for Hereford in Bloom judging. This flower bed at the bottom of Aylestone Hill has been weeded, rotavated and planted with 480 petunias and the surrounding grass has been mown.

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