Sunday, 29 November 2009

Old Chadds Poster 1959.

Old Chadds back to school promo poster from 1959.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Belmont in Flood 1965.

Old pic taken in December 1965 of Belmont Road in flood. As you see this part of Hereford has not changed that much since 1965.The tall building in the middle of the picture has now gone, but the Roundabout Stores and Pool Farm now (The Dentist) still remain today.If you are unlucky enough you may even get to see it in flood even after Hereford's £5 million flood scheme.

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Castle Green Bandstand.

The short lived Castle Green Bandstand and Redcliffe Gardens situated on the lower side of the Castle Green in the early 1970s.The project was completed in 1969 and was very impressive with it's new Bandstand it's waterfall and it's large pool which was crossed by a small footbridge.
Unfortunately the waterfall and pool was never really looked after by the powers that be and was closed and filled in the 1990s.The same was to happen to the Bandstand and after years of complaints from local residents was pulled down by the authorities.
It seems such a shame the city has not bothered to replace the old Bandstand with something more in keeping with today's needs.

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Hereford United Supporters Club.

Old pic from the old Hereford United Supporters Club in Edgar Street taken in 1972.The picture shows some of Hereford Uniteds memorabilia from their great FACup run in the 1971/72 season.The poster on the wall is from the "docu" film "Cup Glory" which was made to mark the centenary of the FACup that year.The old supporters club stood at the back of the Meadow End and all that remains to be seen today are the concrete foundations.
Any information please contact
Picture; Mr.Wendell Smith.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Greenland's Toy Department

Old picture of the long gone toy department in Greenland's department store.The toy section was situated in the basement and was the highlight of every child's trip into town, especially at Christmas when they were taken to meet Father Christmas in his grotto.
The old store was sold to Marks & Spencer for £350.000 and closed in 1968.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

The Old House 1950s and 60s.

Just a couple of old pics of the Old House and High Town from the 1950s and 1960s.As you can see things haven't changed that much, just the names the styles and certainly the modes of transport.