Hereford History Day 2024

Saturday, 21st September, 10.30am – 4pm
Hereford Town Hall
Admission is Free

Hereford History Day returns in 2024 for a second year following last year’s triumph.

Thank you to Hereford City Council for their help in funding the event.

We have a full lineup for what is anticipated to be another fascinating day.

The programme includes three speakers:

Nick Barratt, from BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are – ‘Family History in the digital age’

Clare Wichbold MBE – ‘The hallmark of citizenship: the campaign for women’s suffrage from a Hereford Perspective

Major (Rtd) David Seeney – ‘The origins of the Regiment: SAS – born in the desert’

The Guild of Guides will be offering two city walks this year: Women of Hereford, and Hereford’s buildings.

Our history slam takes place again this year.

The Young Historian Award returns a cash prize and a winning cup.

Finally, our local history supermarket is fast filling up.

* The Young Historian award is in honour of long-standing Herefordshire Lore committee member Betty Webb. She first arrived in the county as an evacuee during the war as a teenager and never left. A true friend, mother and stalwart.

The event is made possible thanks to funding awarded to Herefordshire Lore from Hereford City Council.

Herefordshire Lore Chair Julie Orton Davies said:

“We are very excited to be planning this event and thank all members of the Council for making this possible. We hope this shows confidence and trust in our skills as a group to record and archive local history. We are very much looking forward to the day and look forward seeing old and new faces on September 21st.”

Members of the City Council said, “We recognise the contribution the organisation makes towards the city, and it was agreed that Herefordshire Lore be awarded a grant to support Hereford Local History Day. Not only has Herefordshire Lore provided a lifeline for the preservation of local history which might otherwise be lost, but also the opportunity to celebrate and appreciate our substantial and unique history; one which the city will surely welcome.”

Herefordshire Lore committee are excited to be delivering this event for the city: “On behalf of us all I would like to thank members of the City Council for the funding.”

Hereford City Council