THERE has been some momentous change in Hereford over the years, but it is perhaps the little things that we notice most.

John Price, a member of our We Grew Up In Hereford group on Facebook, certainly has an eye for detail.

His recollections about everyday life in years gone by will chime with many people.

In a post in the group John remembered how shops shut at 5pm sharp, were closed for half a day on a Thursday, and all day on a Sunday.

"We also had individual shops like butchers, bakers, and grocers," he said.

Last year's COP26 saw world leaders come together to talk about climate change.

But John remembers when shops didn't use plastic, meats were wrapped in paper, and milk came in bottles.

We Grew Up in Hereford member John Price remembers the little things that mean so much that have changedAn old glass milk bottle from a collection from Grenfel Road, Hereford

Pubs opened twice a day, from 10am to 2pm and 6pm to 10.30pm.

"Most pubs had a public bar with darts and quoits then later the juke box," he said.

"There was a saloon bar, which was a bit more comfortable, and there was a snug, which we tried to get with the girlfriends."

We Grew Up in Hereford member John Price remembers the little things that mean so much that have changedInside the Green Man Inn, in Fownhope, Herefordshire

He remembers driving through the middle of town when there was no talk of bypasses or potholes.

"We had proper money – pounds, shillings, and pence.

"Measurements were in yards, feet, and inches, while items were weighed in stones, pounds, and ounces."

The cost of petrol has seen a rise since Russia's invasion of Ukraine began.

But John remembers when he paid less for a gallon of petrol than what we pay now for a litre.

Meanwhile, getting an appointment with the GP has also changed over the years.

The Covid pandemic meant many people had to speak to their doctor on the phone, and even now some surgeries are still struggling owing to reduced staffing.

John remembered a time when patients were able to speak to a doctor without telling a receptionist first about their illness.

The cost of fish-and-chips is expected to rise to £10 this month, but there was a time when a packet was just 50p and they would be wrapped in newspaper rather than an environmentally unfriendly Styrofoam box.

Herefordshire has seen several bus services cancelled in recent months, but John said he remembers when there were conductors on buses.

We Grew Up in Hereford member John Price remembers the little things that mean so much that have changedMidlands red bus service in Hereford

Hereford United also holds vivid memories for him.

He reminisced about standing by the railway carriages at Edgar Street, and the FA Cup giantkillers – Hereford United's 2-1 victory over First Division Newcastle United.