History

Hay History Weekend |Hay castle| |September 11-13|

Hay History Weekend 2015 will take place on Sep 11th, 12th & 13th Sep at Hay Castle.

Our theme this year are Agincourt and we have a packed programme of events including talks, film, theatre, workshops, pop up museum and guided tours.
We start with a guided tour of medieval Hay on Friday at 11am, followed by a screening of Henry V at Booth’s Cinema at 5pm and then a talk by Armourer specialist Bob Woosnam-Savage in the Castle at 8pm.

Saturday sees medieval crafts, calligraphy, theatre workshops and a performance of Henry V by Hay Theatre Company in the Castle grounds. In the evening we have a talk by Prof Anne Curry about Agincourt.

Sunday is centered around our annual Pop-Up Museum where local historian Eric Pugh will be displaying some of his extensive photograph collection of historical Hay. We will also be asking people to bring in any items they would like to show and discuss and also bring along some memories of the Castle through the years. Continue reading

History with a Twist

Mary Sinclair Powell  hosts historic guided walks and talks on Old Ross for groups of 2 to 16 people.

She has a vast knowledge of the history of Ross on Wye and can be on hand to take you for a walk around the town pointing out places of interest and telling stories as you go.

Why not meet for a two hour historic guided walk at Ross Market House  just £4.00 per person, no need to book just turn up.

Fridays in March at 2.00pm 16th 23rd and 30th

Wednesdays in March at 10.30 am 21st and 28th

Fridays in April at 2.00pm 6th 13th 20th

Wednesday in April 4th 11th 18th

For further details please telephone 01989 563056 or e mail msprosecottage@hotmail.co.uk

History with a Twist

History With a Twist
Meet for an Historic guided walk at the Ross Market House at 10.30-12.00pm on Friday 14th October and Friday 21st October
£4 per person~ no need to book just turn up!!
For further details telephone 07788 681 060 or call at 36 Broad Street and ask for Mark
You can also book a group for a walk as above

Battle Of Mortimers Cross

Mortimers Cross Re-enactmentBattle Of Mortimers Cross

History is dying.

Although it is, and will always remain, in the past, our history is becoming less well known as time passes. Children of a school age learn less and less about what has shaped our country and why we are the proud people that we are, or at least should be.

Time is a healer of great wounds, but at the same time it can bury those wounds in years of misinterpretation and ignorance. Re-enactors of all ages, whether it is Medieval or Tudor, Viking or Civil War, do not want this to happen. Our history has made us, and it should not die. Continue reading