Wellington Parish History Society

WELLINGTON PARISH HISTORY SOCIETY

How to find out about us:

The Wellington Parish History Society website is a trove of information: http://www.wellingtonhistory.org.uk complemented by a regularly updated Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/wellingtonphs with posts especially featuring the village archive. Reports of past and upcoming meetings are usually found in the Wellington Welcome and County Times section of the Hereford Times. Broad Sheep and local parish newsletters feature the society’s meetings.

What do we do?

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.

Forthcoming meetings:

Wellington War Memorial – The “Boys” Behind the Names by Lesley Brimley.
7.30pm Thursday 30th September, Wellington Community Centre HR4 8AZ.

As all but the January 2020 meetings were cancelled, the speakers from 2020 have all agreed to join us in 2021, should restrictions allow.

The topics and speakers are as shown.  Please check on our Facebook page to see any annoncements about gatherings, or contact Gill Bullock

History of Wellington FC – John Perkins

Trade & Transport on the Wye and Lugg – Heather Hurley

Recent discoveries in Herefordshire’s historic buildings – Duncan James

Wellington War Memorial, “The Boys” behind the Names – Lesley Brimley

WELLINGTON PARISH HISTORY SOCIETY VILLAGE SNAPSHOT

The Village Snapshot is a photographic record of Wellington’s appearance at a point in time. It was first undertaken in 2010 and, in census style, it has been completed again in 2020, 10 years after the first. The Snapshot comprises photographs of properties plus maps of house locations. House names are recorded in the Snapshot, but not the names of occupants. The existing Snapshot sits on the Wellington Archive, which is a Cloud based record, plus CD versions of the Snapshot are available.

Contact for more information:  Gill Bullock 01432 839109
gillbullock@hotmail.co.uk