Sunday, 30 August 2009

Tupsley Hospital.

Old picture of "Tupsley Hospital"taken about 1900.The hospital was situated just off "Gorsty Lane" and known in those days as "The City of Tupsley Infectious Disease and Isolation Hospital".The hospital was opened in 1893 to house patients with infectious diseases such as Scarlet Fever,Diphtheria and Smallpox and was constructed using prefabricated iron buildings.Built at first with just 12 beds it eventually had anything up to 24 beds at any one time.In 1902 a further unit was added to treat Smallpox cases a quarter of a mile away off "Holywell Gutter Lane"Both buildings were closed down after the Second World War as the few cases that did arise were treated at the new "County Hospital".

Sunday, 23 August 2009

The "Hereford's" City March 1967.

The Herefordshire Light Infantry.

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.

Monday, 17 August 2009

Mother's Pride Bakery.

The now long gone "Mother's Pride Bakery" Three Elms Road.The bakery was built in 1958 by "Rank Hovis McDougall Ltd" and extended in 1961 to accommodate a confectionery unit.Further extensions were done in 1964 due to the increase in business. At one time up to 160 vehicles a day were operating from the plant.The plant finally closed it's doors in 1982 and was demolished in 1983 to make way for a "Sandford's D i y Superstore".

Friday, 7 August 2009

Chave & Jackson.

Mr.J.J,Jackson pictured in the doorway of Chave & Jackson in 1904.Opened in 1830 at number 6 Broad Street by Mr.Henry Llanwarne.The chemist was known as "Duggan & Chave" until Mr. Duggan retired in 1868.The business then traded under the name "W.S..Chave" until
Mr. Jackson arrived from London in 1880 to form the name as we know it today Chave & Jackson.The store still occupies the same site and also took over number 7 Broad Street for major refurbishment in 1964.
Many Thanks to Pauline Williams of Chave & Jackson.

Monday, 3 August 2009

Sun Valley Transport.

Picture from the early 1970s showing one of the huge fleet of trucks once used by Herefords largest employer "Sun Valley".This is a site we will never see again as the company now go's
under it's present parent company name "Cargill"