The Woolhope Club


Programme 2014-2015: 

Please note that all meetings will be held on Saturdays at 2.15pm in Committee Room No.1, Shire Hall, Hereford, and will generally be illustrated. Non-members are welcome

10th January 2015 Henry Connor and David Whitehead: "Thomas Blashill (1831-1905): architect, antiquarian and President of the Woolhope Club 1882 and 1901" Change to programme
31ST January 2015 Gary Butler, Conservation architect and Historic Building Consultant: "The repair of the Masters House, St Katherines, Ledbury" Change to programme
28th February 2015 Steve Cosh, co-author with David Neal of Roman Mosaics of Britain IV: West Britain, (2010): "Roman mosaics in and around Herefordshire"
21st March 2015 Spring Annual Meeting: Presidential Address

Field Meetings 2015


Archaeological Research Section Meetings, 2014

Geology Section Programme 2014

Natural History Section Field Meetings 2014


Archaeological Research Section Field Meetings 2014

AGM 2015
Saturday April 18th, 2.30 pm
The AGM will be held will be held at the Pilgrim Hotel, Much Birch, followed by tea and cake.  Please let Beryl know beforehand if you hope to attend.
The annual Archaeological Symposium held by the Hereford Archaeological Unit This has been postponed until later this year, probably sometime in late May. The Archaeological Unit will be moving along with the Records Office into the HARC at Rotherwas, when completed, and the Symposium will be held there. The meeting will discuss the changes that have, and will be, taking place for both archaeology, archival and other record keeping in the future. There will also be an opportunity to see round the new building. For further details please go to the Council website nearer the time.


Saturday 16th May A visit to Moor Abbey Farm with David Lovelace & Roz Lowe  
Sometime in June We hope to arrange a visit to Bosbury to view the archaeological work being carried out there in a small ARS-supported project under the auspices of the Herefordshire VCH. For fuller details please contact Beryl Harding nearer the time
Tuesday 23rd June A visit to St. Marys Church, Abergavenny, and Llancaiach Fawr with Rosamund Skelton  
Wednesday 1st July The Dorstone Hill Excavations carried out by Manchester University last year are being renewed again during July. (G.R. 326424). For further details please go to the Dorstone Local History website nearer the time.
Saturday 18th July Meet at The Old Courthouse, Goodrich at 12:00 for lunch and a walk around the village looking at the work being done to restore the Vicarage Garden Reserve, just down the road (see HAN 76), some old houses and the church As this event is in place of the usual garden party at Wilton please phone Roz (01600 890457) by 30th June at the latest to let her know what food etc you will be contributing. The number is restricted to 16 ARS MEMBERS ONLY
Tuesday 21st July A visit looking at the building stones of some churches to the N.W. of the county with Paul Olver  
Tuesday 8th Sept A visit to Winchcombe, Broadway Tower and Stanway House with Janet Cooper  

Programme Notes

1. Field Visit start times now vary: please check programme carefully.

2. People intending to go on a visit MUST advise the leader or the secretary that they are going, and check with the leader if the weather forecast is poor.

3. Guests are welcome, but must take day membership of the Club: 1.00

4. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for field meetings, and bring food and drink. It is not always possible to arrive at a hostelry at lunch time

5. Members requiring transport should contact the Leader or Chairman who will endeavour to arrange, but no guarantee can be given

6. Members and guests are reminded that field meetings are undertaken at their own risk.


Geology Section Programme 2014

For further information on any of the events below please contact Sue Hay on 01432 357138 or e-mail:

Please note the earlier time for the indoor meetings.


Friday 23rd January Idar-Oberstein: a gem (stone) of a town given by Dr Sue Hay

Friday 27th February

The AGM, which will commence at 6pm, will be held at:
Herefordshire Association of Local Councils (HALC)
Berrows Business Centre
Bath Street
Friday 20th March EARS, the East African Rift System in Kenya given by Dr Bill Fitches
Sunday 26th April    Huntsham Hill geology and landscape led by Moira Jenkins. A 5km walk looking at flash floods in deserts, tropical seas and gorges including the view from Yat Rock.

All indoor events are held in the Woolhope Room, Hereford Library starting at 5.30pm unless otherwise specified. Top

Natural History Section Programme 2014

Details will be posted here in due course