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Hot Off The Press

The latest issue of our quarterly magazine ‘In Our Age’ is hot off the press.

We have sent a copy to all current subscribers and have a limited number that will be distributed around Herefordshire.

If you want to secure a copy, please subscribe now and ask for Issue 65 to be included.

The digital version will be available in about 12 months time to non subscribers.

In Issue 65 Autumn 2022

Our cover photo is of Esme Fosbery with friends posing in Union Street in Hereford, with another photo inside of her when she worked at British Wheel Studs in Rockfield Road in the 1960s.

There are the memories of David Price from Brilley of being taught at the Hereford Technical College by Mr Thomas Hodgkinson in the 1950s.

Keith James remembers savings with the Post Office Savings bank.

There’s a story about Geoff Godsell who after escaping the clutches of the U Boats during his days in the Merchant Navy used to work in the hop fields of Herefordshire.

There’s also an interview with Ray Morris, Shropshire’s last remaining hop grower.

We caught up with Michael Jones at 70 who went missing from a farm in Peterchurch when he was 3 years old in 1951.

‘Jalopy’ isn’t a word that is heard much these days! However, our final story is of the formation Pontrilas and District Jalopy Club in 1959.

Lastly, we would like to congratulate Herefordshire Lore committee member Betty Webb who had been awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Jubilee Awards for her work volunteering with the British Heart Foundation. Within IOA 65 there’s a potted history of her amazing life from growing up in Islington to moving to Hereford during WW2.