The BBC (Bromyard Bargain Corner) opens in the Market Square this Saturday! Two new shops (Poppy's Place and The totally Local Charity Shop) and the new Cafe on the Corner will all be fully open and ready for business this Saturday, offering good quality household items, clothes and food and refreshments, all at bargain prices. Do come and see us all - this Saturday!
THERE will be a fresh feel at this year's Bromyard Gala as old meets new. Gala week starts on Sunday, June 29, when the days of Vera Lynn will be brought back in the town's first 1940s style street fair fills the town centre's streets. From 10am to 4pm, visitors will see local shops open and locally-produced food and crafts on sale alongside colourful and varied visiting stalls as Broad Street and High Street will be closed to traffic.
From Jean Spelman
How amazing that this year our Annual Garden visit was blessed with wonderful weather; calm, dry, with only a light breeze ...... something quite unknown over the past few years ! So it was with some excitement that we met at the Hall at ten past six, then headed off in convoy down the lush country lane to Wolferlow House. There we were met and made very welcome by Stuart and Jill Smith. Stuart led us first to look at the ponds and wildflower meadow. Bullrushes ringed the water where newts and insects live and a whole cacophony of birdsong filled the air. It was wonderful to hear again the pure song of a skylark overhead in the sky .
BROMYARD & DISTRICT HISTORY SOCIETY. Opens on Saturday 7th June 2pm at The Local & Family History Centre and during normal opening hours: Thursday & Friday 10am – 1pm & 2pm – 4.30pm Saturday 10am – 12.30pm Come and see us at Bromyard Gala 5th & 6th July. Fascinating. Not to be missed. Lots of local names.
From the Hereford Times
From the Malvern Gazette
WHAT has been described as a "fascinating book about a remarkable project" was launched in the packed village hall of Whitbourne, near Bromyard. The book, Past in Mind: A Heritage Project and Mental Health Recovery, was written by Whitbourne based historian Dr Katherine Lack and is an account of a unique project that brought together the unlikely bedfellows of archaeology and mental health. The project was a result of a meeting between former senior manager at Herefordshire MIND, Jenny McMillan, and senior archaeologist Ian Bapty. (pictured Dr Kate Lack and Jenny McMillan)
Bromyard Athis Twinning Association A group from Bromyard have recently returned from their annual visit to our twin town of Athis de l’Orne in Normandy. We enjoyed the usual excellent hospitality from our French host families and visited many places of interest. It was the week before the 70th anniversary of D day and many of us visited Arromanches on a beautiful sunny day and saw the remains of the mulberry harbour built by the Allied forces and which played such an important part in the battle of Normandy in 1944.
NOW FULLY OPEN . NEW CHARITY SHOP AT 18 Market Square, Bromyard Come and see our good quality clothes and accessories for ladies, men, children and babies, as well as books, toys, CDs and DVDs, plus china, glassware, ornaments etc at the best prices in town! All profits will financially support a wide range of Bromyard-based charities. We'll be delighted to accept your donations at any time during shop opening hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm
For further information ring Linda Swinford on 01885 488354.
The Merry Wives of Windsor is at the Conquest Theatre, Bromyard, from Wednesday 11th to Saturday 14th June at 7.30 each evening. Tickets are £8 (£7 concessions) from 01885 488575 / www.conquest-theatre.co.uk The family-based production of a fast-moving Shakespeare play is drawing on skills and family links from across the whole community in Bromyard. And in a novel twist to costuming, family members within the cast have their costumes colour-coordinated. (pictured Hugh Farey as Falstaff and the cast rehearsing)
There is still a chance to join the cast of OLIVER (to be performed at the Conquest.(November 26th to 29th) But after a lengthy series of auditions one vital starring role has been filled. Tilly (Tilly Attridge) is to be Bullseye – the faithful sidekick of villainous Bill Sykes. Anyone who is interested in joining the cast of Oliver contact Sylvia at the Falcon 01885 483034
Sat 14 June, 10am – 12.30pm Famine, Fate and Freedom by Dr Kate Lack
Discover more about the fourteenth century social crises and their impact with Dr Kate Lack. (click here)This fascinating lecture will take place at Lower Brockhampton, with tea/coffee on arrival in the Old Apple Store tea-room. Spaces are limited, booking is essential. Book online or call 0844 249 1895. Cost £5 (includes booking fee, tea/coffee)
From the Worcester News
A TRADITIONAL circus with a modern twist will be a fun show for young and old. Circus Ginnett comes to Walk Mill Farm, Stourport Road, Bromyard, with some of the top artists from around the world. Performances will be held at 6.30pm on Friday, 3pm and 6m on Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. Presented by ringmaster Laszlo Schlingloff, the show features the elegant and graceful aerial gymnastics of Anka from Holland, ..............
From Sue Berrett, Police Community Support Officer 6439.
At approximately 1130 hrs on Fri 6 Jun 2014 between Church Street and Rowberry Street an elderly lady had a large amount of money stolen from her mobility scooter whilst unattended for a few moments. 2 males were seen in the area around the time of the theft. If anybody has any information to help identify the offender(s) please phone 101 quoting incident reference 0267S 0600614.
Following the presentation by the Gala Committee the meeting discussed a number of important issues including Bus Services and the provision of industrial land. David Morris reported on the changes to bus services. Bromyard appears to have been comparatively fortunate. The core services between Bromyard and Hereford and Worcester will remain mostly intact with some impact on Sunday services. There will be cuts on other services but David is working hard to achieve a realistic compromise. The new services will commence from the 1st September.