Talks - Schedule of Meetings.  7.30pm Longtown Village Hall

Autumn 2018

Monday, 3rd September


 Afternoon talk and walk based at Longtown Village Hall

2.00pm Eddie Proctor





(Navigator of the interface between landscape history, pathways & topography)

Rhiws of the Black Mountains

  (3.30pm Depart in shared cars to Olchon Valley for led walk)




7.30pm Heather Hurley (local author and historian) 

 Exploring the old Green Lanes of Herefordshire




 Monday, 1st October 7.30pm

 Eleri Lynn (Curator, Historic Royal Palaces) 

 Conservation of Elizabeth I's court dress

( Continuing Ruth Richardson's research on the Bacton Church altar-cloth)



Monday, 5th November  7.30pm

Frank Olding FSA (Heritage Officer, Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council)

The Archaeology of Upland Gwent


Monday, 3rd December 7.30pm

 Malcolm Watkins (Heritage Matters)

'Boil a Mouse in Urine'

(Caring for infants in the days of the Tudors and Stuarts)

Spring and Summer 2019

Monday 7th January 7.30pm

MEMBERS' EVENING: a miscellany - Sam Ashton (relief of Bergen-Belsen), Bob Davies (RCB Partridge of Bacton), Dick Vigers (Trewyn Mill) and Jeremy Milln (Archaeology of the Craswall Pilgrimage)


Monday 4th February  7.30pm

 Ian Bass  (Hereford Cathedral)

Miracles in the Marches: St Thomas Cantilupe of Hereford


Monday 4th March 7.30pm

 Professor Helen Nicholson (University of Cardiff)

Templars and Hospitallers in the Marches


Monday 1st April   7.30pm

 Peter Reavill (Portable Antiquities Scheme)

Herefordshire Hoards: what recent local finds are telling us about our past

(Bring your discoveries for identification)


Monday 13th May  7.30pm

Matthew Engel

Legacy to the World; Hidden History of Britain's Railways

exploring their ingenuity, incompetence and absurdity (and the place of our ill-fated Golden Valley Line)


June & July

Visits to be announced


Monday 1st July 7.30pm

AGM, followed by

Dr Keith Ray (former County Archaeologist for Herefordshire)

Offas' Dyke and the Western Frontier of Mercia along the Wye



Further details and any alterations to the programme will be notified by e-mail and in the local parish magazines.