Monday, 28 December 2009
A few old pics from the days of the "Kemble Theatre" in Broad Street.The old building was opened in 1858 as "The Corn Exchange"built specifically for the markets that were held in and around Broad Street in those days.The building was enlarged in 1911 by local builders "Beavan & Hodges" to include a public hall and theatre and went on to stage many different types of shows and films for many years. Above are pics showing the building in all it's glory and some very rare pictures of the cast and programme from the February 1918 production of "Cinderella"
Sadly for Hereford the Theatre ceased to stage productions in 1961 and the building was demolished in 1963 to make way for what is known today as boring old "Kemble House"
Many Thanks to Jan Preedy for all her help.
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Thursday, 17 December 2009
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Wednesday, 16 December 2009
I would just like to say a big thank you to everyone who has taken the time to have a look and all those who have contributed at some point through the year.
A very special thank you must go to Clive Massey for all his help and support in getting me up and running.I could not have done it without your help.
I would also like to thank Gary Morris who has been such a great help on the Facebook site and without his wealth of knowledge I don't know where we would be.Keep it up Gary.
Lastly I would like to say a big THANK YOU to my wonderful wife Jo and beautiful daughter Charlotte for putting up with me over the last 12 months while working on this project.
Tuesday, 8 December 2009
Some great old pics from from Morgans "Wye Valley Motors" a very common site on the roads of Hereford from the 1940s through till the 1960s. As the pictures show they were based in St Martins Street where the garage still stands today.
Top pic; A common site braving the floods in St Martins.
Pic 2; Local Dog Show I think organised by the company sometime in the 1940s.
Bottom pics; Some of the great old buses that could be found in the fleet over the years.
Many Thanks to Mr.Ian Morgan and Gary Morris for their help.
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Built on the site of the old "Hereford Union Workhouse"in 1937.The hospital was built to cope with the growing population in Herefordshire as the "Hereford General Hospital"
Wednesday, 23 September 2009
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I dont know when Hereford's cinema was first opened but it was pulled down in the 1980s to make way for the Maylords Orchard Shopping Centre.
Sunday, 30 August 2009
Sunday, 23 August 2009
Some great old views of the City from 1967 when the Hereford's marched through the city's streets.
The history of the Herefordshire Light Infantry starts in 1860 with the formation of eight Rifle Volunteer Corps in Herefordshire, which were brought together as the 1st Administrative Battalion, the Herefordshire Rifle Volunteers. There were additionally, three corps of the Battalion in Radnorshire.The reforms to both the regular and volunteer elements of the Army during this period brought about the first of four name changes in 1880, when the title was altered to The Herefordshire Rifle Volunteer Corps (Hereford & Radnor).In summary, the Regiment played a significant role in the three major wars of the first half of the 20th Century. It acquitted itself at the highest level, and its reputation, as the only TA Regiment to be given the honour of becoming 'Light Infantry', is unrivalled.
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Many Thanks to Pauline Williams of Chave & Jackson.
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Many Thanks to Mr Mark Farmer who's father Arthur took this pic from a upstairs window while he was landlord of the Old Harp Pub.
Sunday, 26 July 2009
Friday, 17 July 2009
Another local band "Karakorum" included a young musician by the name of Martin Chambers who later went on to form another successful local band "The Pretenders"
Take a look at the ticket price and on the day a massive 77 pence.My how time's have changed.
If anyone has any recollections of that day it would be great to let us know here at Old Hereford Pics.
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Sorry about the quality of the picture it came from a old copy of The Hereford Citizen.
Sunday, 14 June 2009
Old Ariel picture of "Hereford Cattle Market"taken in 1953.
As you can see it looks very different to the Market that we see today.
The Market Tavern can be seen alongside a very much changed Newmarket Street bottom left of picture.
Picture Graham Baker.