Events organised by MHS are in red.
Saturday 17th March 2018 - Medieval Leominster: what can we still see? - a talk and tour
10.00 AGM of the Society
11.00-1.00 Talk and town tour with Duncan James.
Much of the fabric of Leominster predates the year 1500. Duncan James has been studying early buildings for many years and his book on the timber-framed houses of Herefordshire is to be published in 2018. His talk will describe that which survives along with an explanation of its historic significance and the tour will visit some of the visible remains.
At Grange Court, Leominster. Members free, non-members £5. No advance booking - pay on the door.
For details of the venue and parking click here
Tuesday 20th March 2018 - The Lost City of Trellech
Organised by the Garway Heritage Group.
Stuart Wilson will talk about the long-term project to rediscover this ancient settlement near Tintern.
7.30 at Garway Village Hall HR2 8RQ To see the site on video click here
Saturday 28th April 2018 - Mortimers Cross Battlefield Walk
or 01568 708597.
Saturday 19th May 2018 - Religion and Faith in the time of the Mortimers
Our Spring Conference offers the opportunity of hearing a fascinating range of talks given by eminent speakers. It is being held at Leominster Priory. Here is the outline programme:
* Religious Structures in the Middle Ages - Dr Ian Mortimer
* Monasticism in the Welsh Marches - Prof. Janet Burton
* The Role of the Bishop in 13th century England: The Marches and beyond - Dr Sophie Ambler
* Saints and Miracles in the Welsh Marches: their role in people's faith - Ian Bass
* Templars and Hospitallers in the Welsh Marches - Prof. Helen Nicholson
* Churches, Chantries and Chapels - Prof. Nigel Saul
* The Personal Experience of Medieval Religion - Dr Ian Mortimer.
Tickets: members £17.50; non-members £22.50. Pre-booked optional lunch £10. For full details of talks, speakers and booking please click here
Saturday 16th June 2018 - Visit to Sufton Court, Mordiford, Hereford
The Hereford family came to live in Mordiford in 1140 and are still there. In 1788 James Hereford commissioned James Wyatt to build this small Palladian villa.
This is a whole-day event: in the morning there will be two lectures in Mordiford church; in the afternoon Mr & Mrs Hereford will lead a guided tour of Sufton Court and then David Whitehead will lead a tour of the park which was laid out by Repton.
Thursday 21st June 2018 - MHS Summer Lecture - William Herbert and the March of Wales: Politics and Poetry in the Wars of the Roses
William Herbert, Earl of Pembroke was killed fighting for Edward IV during the rebellion of the Earl of Warwick. This talk charts the growing enmity between Pembroke and Warwick and emphasises the importance of the Mortimer estates in the March.
Helen Fulton is Professor of Medieval Literature at the University of Bristol.
7.30pm at the Market Theatre, Ledbury; members £5, non-members £8 - more later