Friday, 23 January 2009

David Garrick.

The birthplace of the famous English actor/playwright "David Garrick". Born in Maylord Street Hereford on the 19th February 1717.The plaque on his birthplace wall actually says 1716 not sure why this is, there seems to be some confusion.

If anyone can help on this matter i would be very grateful.Please feel free to leave a comment or contact me at

Sunday, 18 January 2009

The Great Western Vaults.

The Great Western Vaults in Commercial Road better known these days as the "Palace Restaurant".The pub i believe was also known as the "The Great Western Inn"any information please contact me at;

Friday, 16 January 2009

The Campers Shop.

Old 1960 catalog from George Holloway & Webb Ltd "The Campers Shop" in Victoria Street.Can anyone tell me is this where "Jessons"old store used to be? Note the old telephone number.
Kindly donated by Mr.Clive Massey.

Sunday, 11 January 2009

Entertainments Guide.

Entertainments Guide from the old "Mid Week Times Bulletin"20th April 1965.This old ad was found in what was at the time called the "Hereford Times and the Hereford Citizen & Bulletin".Looks like this was a great midweek paper with loads of news & sports coverage and yes we had two cinemas then.

Friday, 9 January 2009

Herefordshire County Constabulary.

A little bit different this one, but a nice bit of Herefords old history.

Originally purchased by Hereford County Constabulary and used for C.I.D duties within that force.The vehicle was retired from service on 23rd December 1956 and has been in private ownership since that date.

The vehicle is currently owned by Mr.Brian Bedford, Ullingswich,Herefordshire.He belongs to The Police Vehicle Enthusiasts Club.For more information go to
Picture kindly donated by Mr.Brian Bedford.

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Hereford Butter Market at Christmas.

Hereford Butter Market looking rather splendid with its Christmas lights taken December 2008.Enjoy the view as were told by the powers that be, there will be new lights next year.
"watch this space".

Sunday, 4 January 2009