2013 Events

Wilton Court Restaurant with rooms bakes Paul Hollywood’s bread recipes

paul_hollywood_1x1Paul Hollywood professional baker and Bafta award winning television presenter and judge of the Great British Bake Off is a special guest celebrity at the Flavours of Herefordshire Festival on the 2nd November 2013

The Wilton Court have been baking a selection of his breads for their guests, recipes as below just fantastic why not try for yourself.

White Cob bread

500g  white  flour,10g salt, 10g dried yeast, 30g butter, 320ml cool water

1. put all dry ingredients in a large, being careful not to put the salt and yeast next to each other (the salt can kill the yeast)
2. add the butter and the water and work the mixture until it is all incorporated
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Herefordshire’s River Trade book launch Thursday 17th October

Logaston Press and Heather Hurley invite you to celebrate the launch of Herefordshire’s River T Craft & Cargo on the River Wye  at 7.30 on Thursday 17th October  with a short talk by Heather at the Hereford Rowing Club Greyfriars Avenue  when refreshments will be available.

( The book retails at £12.95 but will be on sale on the evening at £10.00 if you buy two copie sor another Logaston Press book)

The story of the trade on the rivers Wye and Lugg in Herefordshire has never been told in its entirety – until now. Local historian Heather Hurley has delved into barge accounts, the pages of the Hereford Times and Hereford Journal, and the papers of firms and businesses based on or near the banks of the two rivers to produce this account. Continue reading

Flavours of Herefordshire Festival Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd November 2014

Held in the heart of Hereford City  and around Cathedral Close for the 2nd year running, this FREE family event has something for everyone from scores of stalls   selling delicious, wholesome, quality foods and traditional ciders and beers to lip-licking great street food. Children will love what we have planned for them in the Secret Garden, from have-a-go activities and competitions to a very green fingered special guest! Watch our celebrity chefs create inspired and inspiring dishes bursting  with local flavor and share the passion and the knowledge. Continue reading

Henryka Amber and Silver Jewellery Hereford

1-6005-200-C-BU 6P459-ML-COSOne of the country’s top amber experts, Henryka Amber & Silver Jewellery, is actually based in the nearby market town of Hereford and has been combining genuine beautiful Baltic amber with high quality silver into unique and unusual pieces of jewellery for many many years. Their latest combination of amber with linen is yet another design concept by company founder, Anna Emmett.

“Naturally formed amber and silver have always felt to me like they were destined to be brought together to form the most stunning jewellery pieces.” Said Anna Emmett. “The same with amber and linen – they make a very natural combination.” Continue reading

Rossiter Books – A heart Bent Out of Shape by Emylia Hall – 26th September

Why not attend this  book launch on  Thursday 26th September at 7pm, Rossiter Books in Ross-on-Wye

Ticket £3 redeemable against book

Last year Emylia Hall visited us to talk about her debut novel, The Book of Summers, was one of the most reviewed books of 2012. The book launched an incredible new voice in contemporary British fiction, and we are delighted to welcome Emylia back as she turns her attention from Hungary to the Swiss city of Lausanne in her new novel, A Heart Bent Out of Shape.

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Hereford Cathedral BBC Radio 3 and 4 Broadcasts

From this evening there are a number of broadcasts over the next six weeks on BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4 which  you might like to know about.

This evening (Thurs 12 Sept) 7.30 pm BBC Radio 3
The Song of Hiawatha
Performed at this year’s 2013 Three Choirs Festival, the Festival Chorus sing Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s The Song of Hiawatha. Further details http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b039q13l

Tomorrow evening (Fri 13 Sept) 7.30 pm BBC Radio 3
Handel’s Messiah from the 2013 Three Choirs Festival, performed by the cathedral choirs of Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester. For further details see http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b039q1d1

Wednesday 18 September 3.30 pm BBC Radio 3
Live Choral Evensong
BBC Radio 3 Choral Evensong broadcast live from Hereford Cathedral, sung by the cathedral choir. If you would like to attend the broadcast, please be seated by 3.15 pm. The broadcast is repeated on Sunday 22 September (4 pm). It also be available on the BBC iPlayer for seven days following the broadcast. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03b2qnm

Sunday 20 October 8.10 am BBC Radio 4
Live Sunday Worship
BBC Radio 4 will broadcast Sunday Worship from Hereford, with the cathedral choir. The broadcast will be available through the BBC iplayer for the following seven days. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qnds/broadcasts/2013/09
You may also welcome a note about the following concerts, which the choir will be singing over the next few months;

Tuesday 22 October 7 pm
Choir tour concert: some of the music which will be sung on the choir’s tour of the US, which starts the following Thursday.

Saturday 1 February 7 pm
Bach’s Christmas Oratorio*

Tuesday 15 April 7.30 pm
Bach’s St John Passion*
*Tickets, in due course, available through the Trust office.

Hereford Cathedral Perpetual Trust

5 College Cloisters – Hereford HR1 2NG

01432 374261 tel – 01432 374242 fax

Remember-a-Charity week (9-15 September)
To learn more about how you might support the Perpetual Trust with a legacy please visit


Peter Dowle Howell Hill Nursery just outside Ross on Wye

Garden Design and Construction – Specialist Mail Order Plant Nursery – Horticultural Maintenance and Pruning – Garden Management  and Consultancy – Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medalists

Roger and I visited   their end of summer sale  yesterday. We were absolutely mesmerized by their stunning nursery and the amazing variety of mature plants and trees  from around the globe. A visit to this nursery for anyone looking for  mature shrubs or trees this is an absolute must

Please check out their web site for further details  www.peterdowle.co.uk

The Judges Lodging Presteigne Powys

Just wanted to let you know about a couple of special events coming up at the Judge’s Lodging.

Next Sunday (15th September), all their visitors can come to see them  free of charge! They are taking part in the Heritage Open Days and Open Doors scheme, which allows visitors free entry to hundreds of historic sites all over England and Wales. They  have lots of activities planned around the house, from a “Who Stole the Judge’s Wig?” quiz to copy drawing and designing puddings. The usual audiotour, featuring actor Robert Hardy, will also be available to visitors at no charge. They would love to welcome  any guests who might be interested in coming along. More details on their  website at http://www.judgeslodging.org.uk/events/visit_us_for_free/

Looking further ahead, they have a spooky storytelling event on Saturday 16th November – Dr Nicolas Grimoire’s “Strange Tales from the Darker Side”. This is strictly for grown-ups only and promises to send some shivers down the spine. Again, more details are on their website: