Events organised by MHS are in red.
Wednesday 24th January 2018 - Who were the Knights Templar?
Organised by Eaton Camp Historical Society. A talk by MHS member Gill McHattie. 7.30 Eaton Bishop Village Hall HR2 9QA. £4 for visitors. Contact 01432 354443
Saturday 27th January 2018 - Manorial Documents on the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Register: databases, discoveries and observations
A meeting of the Woolhope Club. Dr Bethany Hambleton, Archivist, Hereford Cathedral. 2.15 Shire Hall, Hereford. Visitors welcome.
Saturday 10th February 2018 - Medieval Pilgrimage in the Welsh Marches
A morning of talks organised by MHS as part of the Ludlow Palmers series on pilgrimage. All proceeds to the Conservation Trust for St Laurence, Ludlow.
The Medieval Pilgrimage Experience
by Dr Kathryn Hurlock of Manchester Metropolitan University
Pilgrims' Progress: Cures, Cults and Canonisation in the later Middle Ages
by Dr Harriett Webster of the University of Wales Trinity St David
10.00-12.30 in St Laurence's Church, Ludlow.
Prices: Ludlow Palmers and members of MHS £8; non-members £12.
For full details and booking information click here
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.
Members free, non-members £5. No advance booking - pay on the door.
For details of the venue and parking click here
Tueasday 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.