Monday, 28 December 2009

The Kemble Theatre 1918.

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

Eign Gate in the Snow.

With snow on it's way, thought this was a good time to show this great old pic.This is probably one of the first ever pictures of what was Eign Street at the time and nowadays better known as Eign Gate.It looks like the picture was taken from the old "Jessons" area of the street with "All Saints Church" in the distant background.
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Wednesday, 16 December 2009

One Year Old Today.

One year old today, 4500 hits on "Old Hereford Pics" and nearly 500 friends on our "Facebook" page.I would just like say it started out as just a thought, showing off a few old pics I had around the house and we have come this far in such a short time.I hope along the way I have not trod on too many toes and put any one's nose out of joint.It seems to have hit the right chord with people who live, have lived or at some time had a connection with the old city.I must say it has been a lot of hard work but I think worth it judging by the comments we have received.
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.

Anyway I would like to take this opportunity to wish everybody a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Here's to the next year.

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Morgans,Wye Valley Motors.

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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Saturday, 5 December 2009

High Town.

Old ariel view of High Town possibly in the late 1940s early 1950s.The only change from today's scene is that the "ODEON" and most of Maylord Street has now become the Maylord's Orchards Shopping Centre.