GEOFFREY WALTER SMITH FUND

When Geoffrey Walter Smith (1929- 1998) died he left the Club a collection of photographs and a substantial financial legacy, although he was not a Club member. He lived quietly in Hereford in a road not far from the Rose & Crown pub on the Ledbury Road. There is an article about him and his photographs in A Herefordshire Miscellany, 2000, pp.27-36

It was decided that the Club should set up a fund in his name and use the income from his legacy to support publications about Herefordshire within the Club’s sphere of interest. Latterly the club has also made grants from the fund towards projects such as archaeology. Many of the publications have benefited from extra help with the cost of colour illustrations, for example. A list of publications supported is given below.

More information about applying for a grant from the fund can be found by contacting the GWS chairman via CONTACT US. Grants must be sought well before printing and publication. 

GRANTS TO DATE

2005

B.S. Smith

Colour illustrations for Herefordshire Maps 1577 to 1800

2005

M.A. Faraday

Publication by WNFC of Herefordshire Taxes in the reign of Henry VIII

2007

Kathryn Davies

Subsidy towards publication of Secular wall-paintings in the Welsh Marches

2007

Beryl Lewis

Subsidy to Kington History Society towards publication of Boundary landscapes.

2008

M.A. Faraday

Subsidy for Herefordshire probates and administrations 1407-1541

2008

Geology Section

Loan for publication of a CD of an event in the section

2009

Jean Currie

Colour illustrations for Three centuries of a Herefordshire village – Putley.

2010

Geology section

Grant towards Herefordshire; Its geology and scenery (published 2017)

2010

Beryl Harding

Illustrations for History of Lower House Farm, Tupsley

2010

H. Hurley

Illustrations for The Green Lanes of Herefordshire

2010

B. Smith

Subsidy for Turnastone: Stability and change in the Herefordshire Countryside 1800-2000.

2012

A. Malpas

Subsidy to Leominster History Study Group towards the publication of Hymns Ancient and Modern and Henry Williams Baker. A Herefordshire vicar and his Hymn Book.

2013

J. Cooper

Grant to Herefordshire VCH. Parish history of Eastnor

2014

B. Voss

Grant to Eardisland Local History Group for analysis of pottery.

2014

Allan Wyatt

Subsidy towards publication of  A History of Edvin Loach by Bromyard Local History  Society.

2014

A. Malpas

Grant towards Leominster Museum republishing a booklet on Leominster in the Great War.

2016

J. Cooper

Grant to Herefordshire VCH. Parish history of Bosbury

2017

J. Lumby

Illustrations for Poems and Paintings of Herefordshire

2017

H. Tomlinson

Subsidy for Hereford Cathedral School. A History over 800 years.

2018

D. Whitehead

Subsidy for catalogue for the Repton exhibition Autumn 2018 ‘In the Enemy’s Quarters’: Humphry Repton in the West Midlands