‘Local Connections Fund’ supporting Herefordshire Lore

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport - in partnership with The National Lottery Community Fund

A huge “Thank You” to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, in partnership with The National Lottery Community Fund, for help from their Local Connections Fund.

It has helped us produce our latest edition of In Our Age. With our usual distribution channels disrupted because of the pandemic, this funding has been invaluable in making sure In Our Age still goes out across the county.

Pride of place: Social housing in Herefordshire

Pride of place: Social housing in Herefordshire

Pride of place: Social housing in Herefordshire

Herefordshire Lore is delighted to announce its successful funding bid, ‘Pride of Place’, with Connexus Housing’s Community Fund.

Herefordshire Lore has been recording and publishing local social history in the county since the 1980s. Its archive is regularly consulted by researchers and other history projects, and its publications have appeared at Hay Festival.

Connexus is a community focused rural housing group with over 10,500 homes across Shropshire and Herefordshire and the county’s biggest provider of social housing. Herefordshire Lore is looking forward to partnering with the team at Connexus and its residents – past and current – in recording their voices. A special celebratory pull-out edition of our quarterly journal, In Our Age, will be released in the summer featuring their stories.

If you have a story you would like to include please get in touch with us through our contact page.

Praise from Hereford City Council


“We are delighted to help this fantastic organisation continue distributing the ‘In Our Age’ magazine, which gives so many of our residents an insight into Hereford and local history.

The magazine shines a light on all kinds of interesting, forgotten or informative aspects of our County’s history, put together by a group of dedicated enthusiasts. Keep up the amazing work!”

Hereford City Council on Facebook

Festive Good Cheer!

Herefordshire Lore Christmas Stall

Thank you to all those lovely people who bought books – and In Our Age subscriptions – from our stall in Hereford High Town on Saturday December 5th. We were overwhelmed with festive good cheer! All monies raised go towards helping us continue our work recording Herefordshire’s living history. If you were unable to make the market and want to purchase one of our books or take out a subscription to In Our Age, get in touch and we can organise that for you. Thank you again. From all at Herefordshire Lore.

Funding for Herefordshire Lore

Heritage Lottery Fund

Herefordshire Lore is delighted to receive £3000 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Thank you to all National Lottery players. These funds will help us continue our important work as oral historians in Herefordshire, recording first-hand accounts, and produce our quarterly journal, In Our Age.

Huge thanks to the Community Development Grants Committee at Hereford City Council for supporting our work by granting us £900. We are so happy this will help us to continue to distribute our journal, In Our Age, across the city. It’s great that our local Council recognises the importance of our work. Thank you to all.