Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Christmas in Hereford. Part Two

Following on from our Christmas in Hereford part one pictures, we now have the pleasure of posting part two of this wonderful collection  taken by our good friend Jon Simpson.

                                       Taken from Victoria Bridge via a foggy park footpath.

                                                   Old Market Hereford looking festive.
                                         Old Market Hereford in case you were wondering

                                               Coming and going on Newmarket Street
                                                                   Loving the light

                                                High Town looking good for Christmas.
                                                                      Broad Street.
                                                                        Offa Street.
                                                     A great moon over the Memorial.
                                                              Chilly on Castle Green.
                                                        Reflecting on Castle Pool.
George Cornwall Lewis outside the impressively stately Shirehall.
All pictures copyright; Jon Simpson

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Christmas in Hereford 2016, Part One

Not exactly old pics but these stunning pics of Hereford taken at night by our friend Jon Simpson may be of interest to all our Herefordian exiles out there. These pics appeared on our Facebook page in December 2016 and have created lots of interest and comments. The figures speak for themselves with over 110,000 views 1.7k likes and over 720 shares.
A very big THANK YOU to Jon Simpson for sharing these stunning pics with us.
They are here now for future reference for those of you who wish to view them in the future.

All photos Copyright Jon Simpson

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Hereford Floods 1968.

                  Here is a selection of wonderful pics of the Herefordshire floods from 1968.
                 A very special thank you to Gary Phillips for sharing these unseen pics with us.
                                                        Jan 1968 flood - St Martins

                                                               Jan 1968 Wye Flood
                                                          Looking towards Hunderton.
Below the walls of the General Hospital.
The Wye Bridge.
Many Thanks
Gary Phillips

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Historic Hereford 1940-1963

From GIs dancing in High Town in 1942 and on into the New Elizabethan era: this is a true celebration of the city of Hereford from the austere 1940s right into the 'swinging' sixties.
Please take a look at this fantastic footage. There is some great colour footage at about the half way mark.
Please click on this link to view the footage...

Saturday, 10 January 2015

The County Gaol, Commercial Road.

We are very privileged to have come into the possession of  pictures of the inside and outside of the County Gaol in Commercial Street, Hereford. The pictures have been kindly sent in by our good friend Robert Rees who states. I cannot claim copyright for these photo’s, as they were leant to me many years ago by a work mate who was Chief Inspector of the Special Constabulary for Hereford
& he asked me to copy them for him.
The old County Gaol stood at St. Peter's Square until 1793 when this modern replacement was built to replace it. The goal was built on the site of St. Guthlac's Priory on (Commercial Road).
In 1902 the goal had cells for as many as 105 prisoners.During the Great War the gaol was also used as a military detention centre. In 1929 the gaol was eventually closed with male inmates being moved to Gloucester and female prisoners to Birmingham.
Entrance to gaol fronting Commercial Road
Front Door.
Inside the main hall.
The main hall leading out.
Unknown persons but they do look like they may have been in charge.
 Demolition of the old gaol.
Today the site looks very different with the old cinema and bus station occupying the site. All that remains from the original gaol are the Governors House and parts of the old walls.
 The Governor's House.
Rear of the Governors House and what used to be entrance to the public toilets.

 What is left of rear wall of the gaol.
 Front of Commercial Road with Fusion Nightclub and the now closed cinema.

A very big Thank You to Robert Rees and the invaluable information from Graham Roberts book  "The Shaping of Modern Hereford"
ISBN 1-873827-67-9

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