Forthcoming and Past Events:
Gardener's Question Times & Open Gardens May 22-23, 2010
The weekend could NOT have been any warmer! Despite the temptation to stay home and "chill", "Gardeners" near and far supported our fundraising events. There were pealing church bells, beautiful flowers in the church, teas, cakes and ice creams to enjoy.
Thank you to all who attended! Thank you to the seven Bredwardine and Brobury families who opened their gardens to the public. Thank you to "the committee" for everyone's organisation and energy. Just over £1,700 was raised in aid of the Village Hall and St Andrew's Church.
If you did not get a chance to purchase our "vintage" Tea Towels featuring a Map of Bredwardine & Brobury circa 1905, please contact Charlotte on 01981 500 281.
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Victorian Fair June 14th, 2009
We were so lucky with the weather for the second year running! The Bredwardine & Brobury Victorian Fair which was held on Sunday, June 14th at Brobury House was a success! Queen Victoria opened "her event" assisted by Mr Brown. The Hereford Brass Band serenaded everyone. The Egyptian Dancers did not disappoint! The Gilbert and Sullivan Singers and Hand Bell Ringers from Moccas were superb. The receipts were over £1,400 after expenses. Thank you to all who helped and attended our yearly event! All proceeds in aid of St Andrew's Church and Bredwardine & Brobury Village Hall.
Queen Victoria and Mr Brown
Bredwardine & Brobury Historical Society
The Bredwardine Historical Society met on Thursday, 26th March, 2009. Christ Atkinson, from the Hereford Council Archaeological Department, gave a very informative presentation outlining a Possible Archaeology Dig along the Wye River in Bredwardine which would focus on identification of a local Roman settlement. It was agreed to contact local landowners to obtain permission to initially walk the proposed project area to get a feel for what the project would involve. It would be necessary to apply for funding if it was decided to launch such a project.
In addition one of our existing projects is to identify and research all those whose names are inscribed on the War Memorial, their family and other local connections and their service records in the two World Wars. When the Memorial was erected, everyone in the village would have known who they were. With the lapse of time and memory the sparse inscriptions convey little information. It is hoped that the results may eventually form part of a booklet about Bredwardine. The society would be very pleased to hear from any relatives of these servicemen who may have memntoes or other information. The Society also welcomes anyone who would like to be a member of this informal group (no subscription so far!) Please contact an Historical Society member.
Audio Description at the Courtyard Theatre in Hereford
Audio Description is a live commentary designed for people with visual impairments (VIPs), to provide a more fulfilling experience if live theatre performance. This commentary given by trained describers who keep pace with the production; is inserted into the pauses within the dialogue and relayed via a headset linked to an infra-red system. Introductory notes regarding the cast lists, costumes and characters are read before the performance begins.
- Headsets can be collected from the box office.
- VIPs can be met and escorted to their seats.
- Use of headsets will be explained: if required.
- To hear the introductory notes capture the atmosphere and describe the first scene, VIPs are advised to be seated ten minutes before the performance begins.
The pantomime ‘Snow White’ was presented twice in January 2008 as an audiodescribed production.