Unless specified otherwise, HCS meetings are held at The Kindle Centre, Belmont Road, Hereford HR2 7JE (See map below).    

19.00 refreshments for 19.30 start.


Dear Supporter
No vacation abroad; UK holiday resorts busy/ full booked? We've devised a Hereford "staycation" programme for you until we return to the Kindle Centre on September 16th for our first 2021/22 speaker programme meeting.

Summer Programme:
June 2021: no meeting. Perhaps an opportunity to catch up with one or more of the twelve recorded lectures that we organised during the last twelve month's? There is no charge. The link is: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvDLSIGgn42S4twNCqn4VIjihgisDYaIP Why not share this link with friends, family or colleagues?

Stronger Towns Fund
It is great news that Hereford has been able to secure £20+million of funding from the Government's Stronger Towns Fund. Researcher Catherine Clarke gave us a short presentation in April of a current study of three towns (Hereford being one). The study's objective is to discover the effectiveness of projects such as Hereford's in the delivery of the Government's "levelling up" agenda. Catherine subsequently organised a lecture where each speaker (in 5 minutes) gave their opinion from sceptical to supportive that also embraced the history, the culture and challenges of "levelling up". Some make similar points, but before logging-off you have to listen to the final presentation by Andrew Haldane, Chief Economist at the Bank of England.
Link: https://www.history.ac.uk/whats/ihr-events-archive/levelling-up
Thursday 22nd July: exploring and learning more about Hereford. Meet 6pm at the Victoria Bridge (Bishop Meadows side near the coffee cart) for a gentle "walk and talk" beside the Wye to the Bartonsham Meadows where we hope to be joined by members of the Bartonsham History Group. We anticipate an 8pm finish.
Thursday 19th August: exploring and learning more about Hereford. Meet 6pm in High Town adjacent to the junction with Widemarsh Street. Civic Society member Anne Harbour, also a City Guide will take us on a gentle "walk and talk" along some of Hereford's medieval streets describing the history behind the building facades and their former occupants. We anticipate an 8pm finish.
Early September (after schools return). Date to be advised. With the reopening of Berkeley Castle and Dr Jenner's House & Museum in Berkeley, I'm hopeful that we will be able to re-schedule our July 2020 Summer Outing (dependent on Government social distancing advice on coach travel).  To see details of the 2021 Berkeley Trip please click HERE
Thursday 16th September: 7.30pm meeting at the Kindle Centre. For those not wanting to venture out, you will be able to join us/ participate on-line. We intend recording all our future meetings so that they will be available to watch on our YouTube account via the above first mentioned link.
Enjoy the summer. We look forward to you joining us at one or more of the above,

With best wishes


David Fowler
Chairman Hereford Civic Society

Mailing address:     
Hereford Civic Society   
21 Venn's Lane