We have a website http://www.wellingtonhistory.org.uk and a quickly growing facebook page @wellingtonphs with regular posts especially featuring the village archive. Reports of past and upcoming meetings are regularly found in the Wellington Welcome and County Times section of the Hereford Times. Broad Sheep and local parish newsletters feature the society’s meetings.
Wellington Parish History Society is a friendly, thriving society with its 5 times per year meetings at the centre of its activity. In addition, there is a walk or outing organised by the committee. Wherever possible the speakers are chosen for topics which have direct relevance to the parish as well as county wide and national context. Members and visitors are encouraged to add their own memories or detail during talks, and to tarry awhile after the speaker over complementary refreshments and view artefacts and catch up with friends and neighbours.
Events calendar 2019
28th March – Herefordshire Hill Forts – Tim Hoverd
25th April Carousel: A Herefordshire Life Through A Lens Film – Wellington Social Club – 7.30pm
Following audience favourites ‘Stories from the Hop Yards’ and ‘Chewing the Cud’, this new Catcher Media film delves deep into the Derek Evans photographic archive from the 1950s – 1970s to bring you the stories behind his photographs of the county, from the May Fair to Hereford United, from the Fownhope Heart of Oak walk to jazz clubs, from childhood to politics and much more. Tickets £5 available from Carrot & Wine Stores and Gill Bullock 01432 839109
30th May – Herefordshire Postal History – Frank Bennett
6th July – Guided Tour of Snodhill Castle – Garry Crook
26th September – Church House Farm and its Elizabethan Wall Paintings – John Stevenson and Ben Andrews
In September Wellington Parish History Society is hosting a special talk and tour on the subject of Church House Farm and its Elizabethan wall paintings. Located near to the church in the centre of the village, Church House Farm is a charming building with many people being acquainted with former occupants the Williams family. However, the house’s familiar stone front hides a much older timber framed interior. Its current owners John and Ben will describe their usual story of home improvement and their unusual discovery of wall paintings. The owners have sought advice from local historians and paint conservators, who have helped them understand the well-preserved remains and give a glimpse into the construction of timber framed houses, their interiors and the people who created them at the end of the 16th century.
The first part of the evening is a talk at Wellington Community Centre, HR4 8AZ, at 7.30pm on Thursday 26th September. Then there is the opportunity to visit the house and specifically the room housing the wall paintings. The tours will be staggered to allow people the chance to visit the house in comfort and safety. Refreshments will be served at the Community Centre for people waiting for or returning from the tour.
This is a wonderful opportunity to hear about and view these rare and impressive wall decorations. Society members and visitors are welcome. For more information contact Gill Bullock on 01432 839109.
28th November – A Dip in to the Archives – John Palmer, Preceded by AGM
Gill Bullock 01432 839109