Welcome to Weobley - The Jewel in the Crown of Herefordshire’s Black and White Villages

Weobley & District Local History Society

How it Started

The Society was established in 1972 by a group of villagers who were interested in the history of the village of Weobley. One of the first things they did was to acquire some local carvings and panelling from Millington House, a 16c building pulled down in c1840, situated where the bus shelter now stands. 

We meet at 7.30 p.m. in the Village Hall on the fourth Wednesday of each month from September to April (inclusive. We also organise visits to more distant locations of historical interest in May, June and July.

Membership is £10 per year single or £15 per year for a couple, payable by January 31st. You can download a membership registration form from this site. 

Our museum and local history centre is located in Back Lane, Weobley, it is open from Easter Monday until October. (Please see the Museum page for details).

Since the establishment of the Society in 1972, the museum and it's contents have continued to expand, until in the late 1970's permission was given by the Council to use the room at the Old Magistrates Court as a museum. The museum was opened in October 1980 by Sir John Cotterell, a second adjoining room was opened in 1993.

Our recent summer excursions have included the excavations at Longtown and Ponthendre Castles and a walk through the Foxley Estate to hear about the Polish Resettlement Camp.

Areas of Interest

Although the Society's main interests are directed towards the history of the ancient borough of Weobley and the neighbouring villages, it often explores other aspects of our social history.

Lectures
During winter and spring, monthly meetings are held at Hopelands, Weobley’s Village Hall, on local and general historical matters.

Publications
Members receive a periodical newsletter. Our principal publications being the Weobley Village History Trail and the book 'I Remember', recollections of villagers from the 1960's and 1970's.

Research
The Society promotes research in the history and archaeology of Weobley and districts.

Herefordshire Local History Day School
The Society participates in this annual event, encouraging those interested in the local history of the county, to meet, share interests and examine historical themes in depth, with exhibits produced by members and other societies.

Contacts:

Brian Holley (Chairman) 01544 318789

Chris Jennings (Treasurer) 01544 319190

Maggie Waldman (Secretary) on 01544 319144 email: magpope@yahoo.co.uk

Prof. George Nash (President)

 

Future Events

26th September 2018 "Brut"; a Medieval best seller! Kirsten Lawton-Smith

24th October 2018 Witchcraft, Magic and the Devil in the 16th & 17th centuries.Professor Darren Oldridge

28th November 2018 The Coningsby Hospital, Hereford. Peter Harris

December no meeting

January 2019 New year Lunch date and venue to be advised

23rd January 2019 Brian Hatton: The Harrow and the Plough, Robin Thorndyke.

27th February 2019 Our Heritage of Song: the unopened treasure chest Robin Burton

27th March 2019 AGM speaker to be advised.

24th April 2019 The Parish that disappeared: A History of St Johns, Hereford.

Weobley Parish Council © 2017