Thursday 23rd February - HTMA Coach Outing to Leicester
Organised by Hereford and The Marches Association, this excursion to see the visitor centre and tomb of Richard III is open to all. The coach will pick up at Leominster, Hereford and Ledbury. For full details and booking form click here
Thursday 2nd March - The Mortimers - our most famous local family
A talk by by Philip Hume organised by the Tenbury Wells History Society. 7.30 in the Pump Rpoom, Teme St. Tenbury WV15 8BA. Non-members £2.
Saturday 11th March 2017 - MHS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
To be held at the new Herefordshire Archives and Records Centre (HARC) at Rotherwas just south of Hereford. After the AGM, MHS Member Barbara Wright will speak about her extensive research into the Mortimer Cartularies including The Black Book of Wigmore of the 14th century. We will also have the opportunity to tour the Centre and inspect some of its documents. For more about Barbara Wright and the Black Book of Wigmore click here
09.30 for 10.00. Everyone welcome - no charge. Finishes about 13.00. HARC is on Fir Tree Lane, Rotherwas, HR2 6LA
Tuesday 14th March 2017 - Sir Henry Sidney and the Ludlow Castle Heraldic Roll
A talk in the Ludlow Lectures series by MHS members Rosalind Caird and Hugh Wood
Ludlow Assembly Rooms between 10.00 and 12.00. £5 on the door.
Commissioned around 1576 by Sir Henry Sidney, Lord President of the Council of Wales and the Marches, the roll displays the coats of arms of 42 people associated with the castle including Mortimers and Yorkists. In her lecture Rosalind will talk about the roll and about the colourful person who commissioned it. Hugh's contribution will concentrate on the heraldry. MHS members are very much involved in raising money to secure this important document and make full use of it. A facsimile of the roll will be used to enhance our existing programme in primary schools. To learn all about it, what we plan to do with it and whose coats of arms are displayed click here
Tuesday 14th March 2017 - Public Display of the newly-discovered Ludlow Castle Heraldic Roll
See above. At Oscars in Ludlow Assembly Rooms between 12.30 and 3.00. No charge. All welcome.
Saturday 13th May 2017 - MHS SPRING CONFERENCE - THE MEDIEVAL WELSH MARCHER LORDSHIPS
9.30 for 10.00 in the Auditorium at Ludlow Assembly Rooms, Mill Street, Ludlow.
Members £27.50 non-members £32.50 including a 3-course buffet lunch. Lectures on...
The Development of the Welsh Marcher Lordships from 1066 to the Edwardian settlement
The Unique Powers of the Marcher Lords
Case Studies of Marcher Lords
The Welsh Perspective on the Marcher Lordships
The Marcher Lords and the Politics of the English State
The Marcher Lordships in decline?: Politics and Power in the century to 1536
For full details and booking information click here
Tuesday 11th July 2017 - MHS SUMMER LECTURE - REBELLION IN THE MARCHES
This promises to be a most interesting talk by Professor Matthew Strickland of Glasgow University.
At Grange Court, Leominster. More details later.
Saturday 7th October 2017 - MHS AUTUMN SYMPOSIUM
A whole-day event held in the Assembly Rooms in Ludlow. Note the date. More later.