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Young Historian Awards. Riverside school have returned the cup. Now we’re looking for a new winner for our Young Historian Award! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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It’s out now! The latest issue, featuring PC Bob Wilson at Longtown, has been dispatched to our loyal subscribers. Copies should soon be available at the local libraries, Hereford Town Hall tourist office and usual places. Look out for news of our 2nd Hereford History Day - and think about subscribing to help us continue our work of collecting and publishing local history! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Vehicle and Driver Registration RecordsTalk on Monday 10th June2pm-3pm at HARCThe vehicle and driver registration records at HARC date from 1904 and are a fascinating snapshot of social history - join local archivist Elizabeth Semper O'Keefe as she explores some of the stories to be found in them.Cost £5Booking Essential by emailing archives@herefordshire.gov.uk#HARC #herefordshire #ExploreYourArchive ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Local heroine?This ‘daughter of a leading agriculturalist and pedigree cattle breeder’ from Leominster was one of ‘many women who have adapted themselves to various kinds of work’ to make up for all those men, ‘serving with the colours’ according to this First World War edition of the Hereford Times. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

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Heroines and Heros - our theme for this year's Hereford History Day (21/9/24). Was tailor and conscientious objector Stanley Powell a local hero? At the May Fair in 1916, jobbing tailor Stanley Powell stood by the War Recruitment Tent with a poster that read: 'Don't Enlist Until You Have Well Thought It Through'.Arrested and taken to court, Stanley Powell was fined £25 under the Defence of the Realm Act for "Prejudicing Recruitment". In 1916 his application for exemption from service as a conscientious objector was refused thus making him, in law, a combatant. Refusing to don his uniform he was sentenced to two years hard labour for 'refusing to obey military orders.' In a subsequent appeal, Powell of 16A Widemarsh Street, was granted exemption, but by then he had fled prison and was at large. What happened to the 22 year old? We only know that his father was fined £10 for failing to help the police find him, while insisting in court that he no longer knew where his son was. (Image: army recruits on Castle Green - Herefordshire Lore/In Our Age) ... See MoreSee Less
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