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2019 - 2020 


Meeting Programme October 2019 - July 2020

Thursday 19th September 2019.

Hereford’s Home Front in WWII.  How did the people of Herefordshire react?  Bill Laws, local author will talk about his most recent book.

Thursday 17th October, 2019

Julian Vaughan, Managing Director, Green Dragon Hotel at the Green Dragon:

The refurbishment of The Green Dragon Hotel, Broad Street (To follow a brief AGM)

Tuesday 19th November, 2019

David Harper, retired courtroom steward and local historian:  Hereford Shire Hall - an insiders' tour of the Courtrooms.   


Thursday 21st November, 2019

Marsha O’Mahoney, local historian:River Voices: The stories of swimmers, walkers, anglers, ferry women and men, canoeists, bailiffs, poachers on the   River Wye.  Marsha draws upon oral and documentary history to make this a lively and engaging evening


Thursday 12th December, 2019

Elly Deacon-Smith and Matt Hayes of Arbor Architects (formerly of Archetype)

Meeting the challenge of carbon descent: leading by example and the opportunities for genuinely sustainable housing in Herefordshire

Elly and Matt, who used to work for celebrated local architects Archetype, recently set up on their own account and are already recognised as leaders in the field of Passivhaus design.


Thursday 16th January, 2020

Alex Coppock, RIBA, Director of the award-winning local architects Communion:Transforming spaces, inspiring places: fusing the best of old and new to make buildings to enjoy and endure.  Alex talks about the work Communion is proud of and would like to do more of to make Hereford(shire) a better place.


Thursday 20th February, 2020

Robert Heath, Dip Arch, RIBA, ARIAS, FSA (Scot): Stonework: Failures and Remedies.  We have plenty of crumbling ancient stone buildings in Hereford, not least our city wall and the ruins of Blackfriars monastery. Bob, a conservation architect and building limes expert who relocated from Edinburgh in 2018, brings his 40+ years of experience to Hereford.

At this point meetings stopped due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.  

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