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‘Know Your City’ - join our course and learn about the history of Hereford

Starts 23rd January 2018 (Tuesdays)
8 lectures on the history of Hereford
Plus 4 training sessions (Optional)
All held at the Museum Resource and Learning Centre,
58 Friars Street, Hereford, HR4 0AS.
All at 10.15 for 10.30 - 12.30

Fee: £45 (to include coffee and biscuits)
with optional training sessions free.


Jan.23rd.         Origins of Hereford                                         Jean O’Donnell
Jan.30th.         Castle and Defences                                        David Whitehead    
Feb.6 th.         Understanding Cathedral History                   Sylvia Green Jones
Feb.13th.        Our Religious Heritage                                   Tim Bridges

Half Term Break

Feb.27th.        Tudors and Stuarts: a period of turmoil          David Whitehead
March 6th.      The Georgian Revival                                       David Whitehead
March 13th.    Transport: River, Road and Rail                      Heather Hurley
March 20th.    Victorian Improvement                                     Jean O’Donnell

Training sessions: Tuesdays, April 17th - May 8th
Tutor: Dr. Joy Roderick

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The Guild was formed in 1981 from guides who had completed the training course. To acknowledge the City Council’s help, our badge has Mayor’s Guide on it.

During the autumn and winter months we meet for lectures and conviviality. We have an annual visit to another town to learn from their guided walks, as well as a lunch for members and friends. We are a voluntary organisation: our income is used to promote the Guild and to fund our insurance. Our officers are elected on a rotational system.

Should you choose to attend the optional training sessions, in anticipation of becoming a city guide, these will conclude with a short test on essential facts and you will then accompany six different guides on walks to familiarise yourself with different routes and styles. If you complete the course satisfactorily, you will be invited to join the Guild and you will receive your badge from the Mayor at our Christmas gathering in the Mayor’s Parlour at the Town Hall.