Herefordshire Online…

This month is about catering to our readers further afield in neighboring cities and beyond. Take an online glimpse into Herefordshire’s charms and attractions. The county typically appeals to creative people who want to escape from city life. We’re rural yet filled with cultural treasures from Hay Festival to the River Wye. Whether you’re in our neck of the woods to see family, explore historic buildings or en route to a summer festival or nearby City hot spots like Birmingham or Cardiff be sure to make a short and sweet stay in this English county.

It’s so encouraging that HerefordshireWriters.co.uk is building a small but growing readership overseas. Here are some websites about this county plus ideas and links for tourists.

It’s a New Year so why not add a New City on your Travel bucket list.

But first for our readers abroad… Let’s show you Herefordshire on the map. Notably Herefordshire is a county filled with the city of Hereford plus neighboring towns and villages like Ross-on-Wye, Hay-on-Wye, Leominster and Ledbury (plus too many others to name!)

Hereford on the map.
Our vicinity from London, a 3 hour train ride away.

 

The Tourist’s Guide
VisitHerefordshire.co.uk

 

This site gives you an extensive outlook for attractions and events in the coming year 2017. A helpful tool for planning a future getaway to the county. Whether you’re a local or out-of-towner you will discover a new place to explore like Mortimer Country (in north of the county). Choose where you’ll stay from a Bed & Breakfast or Hotel or why not a cottage? Herefordshire is also a destination spot for Weddings too!

Pick a village or town to visit and find out the best places to visit and where to eat and shop! 

Bromyard   Golden Valley   Hay-on-Wye   Hereford   Kington   Ledbury   Leominster   Mortimer Country   Ross-on-Wye   Symonds Yat

 

 Herefordshire Live
HerefordshireLive.co.uk

Events Guide for Food, Culture, Nightlife and Beyond…

Your quintessential Herefordshire lifestyle guide that brings you a curated cultural highlight of Herefordshire’s Finest in food, art, sport, music and much more. Every Herefordian’s favourite site! It’s hip yet caters to all.  Read it for the Hot List! Discover new blossoming talent plus the essential dates for your social diary.

 

 Herefordshire History
HerefordshireHistory.org.uk

 

 

Learn more about the county’s history . This site is a project run by the Herefordshire County Library Service, providing accessible archives for researchers and future generations as well as the curious at heart. There’s a beautiful visual archive online of photos from aerial views, a poignant collection of postcards and Christmas cards from the First World war. The Herefordshire Image Coollection allows you to view online photographs, prints and records of surrounding villages like Peterstow and Abbey Dore plus throwback photos of the Three Choirs and hidden spots. Most sentimental of all is the Herefordshire through a lens social history project. The photos are from the Derek Evans studio and will give you a warm nostalgic feel of Hereford through the decades. This four-year long project and oral history has its own website too: HerefordshireLifeThroughaLens.org.uk

 

The Cathedral
HerefordCathedral.org

 

The Hereford Cathedral is a cultural landmark that has within it’s ancient walls the Mappa Mundi, 1217 Magna Carta, King John’s Writ and the Chained Library. On top of that there are visiting choirs the most famous The Three Choirs Festival which occurs every three years at Hereford Cathedral.

There’s a wonderful Newsletter called “Out of the Cloisters” that you can view on their site here.
The History of the Cathedral.
Church service listings.
Opening times of the Mappa Mundi and Chained Library exhibition.
There is also a new interactive website about the Mappa Mundi: TheMappaMundi.co.uk

 

Herefordshire Churches
VisitHerefordshireChurches.co.uk

 

This is your comprehensive A-Z online guide of all churches in Hereford and its county’s villages and towns. Rich in information with highlights of each church’s unique beauty and  historical significance.

 Herefordshire County Fair
HerefordshireCountyFair.co.uk

 

I have to confess I had not heard nor attended the Fair but it looks exciting and has peaked my curiosity… Alas you’ll have to wait until August but here’s a teaser… Camel racing in The Shire? Yes! Don’t believe me then visit HerefordshireCountryFair.co.ukThere’s terrier racing to pony club and showjumping on in the afternoons. Alongside clay shooting and other country pursuits. Notably there will be a classic cars display and the Motor Village where you’ll see a selection of supercars like Aston Martins to Ferrari’s showcased! In between watching equestrian events go shopping in the Marquee  where you can browse and purchase country textiles, jewellery, homeware and gifts. This Year’s Cookery Demonstration will be held by Isabel PartridgeMany local producers will be displaying their foodie treats! More listings of who will be on site nearer the time.

Ticket details found here.


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Herefordshire Author M.E Holley’s book in the works to be produced into a film. Show your support!

Jonah and the Last Great Dragon: Legend of the Heart Eaters by [Holley, M E.]

M.E. Holley is a Hereford based author of the sci-fi and fantasy series: Jonah and the Last Great Dragon. Book 1 “Legend of the Heart Eaters” is set in contemporary times with the dragon appearing in our neighboring Welsh borders.

If you like the sound of that check out the blurb:

On the first morning of Jonah Drakes summer holiday on the Welsh Borders, an enormous dog attacks him, and then weird creatures appear. An old legend of the area comes true and the last Great Dragon of Wales wakes from beneath the Radnor Forest. The people of the valley discover that terrifying Night Creatures want to take over the modern world. Only dragon-fire can destroy them and Jonah finds that he is the only person who can control the Great Dragon.

The book for those interested is availble in Paperback and Kindle.

Here’s the story of how Jonah and the Dragon got Hollywood’s attention. Be sure to view, give a thumbs up on Youtube and share this story to friends and family.

David Sheldon is the Hollywood producer and director who wants to write the screenplay of this book. Notably he has produced, co-authored and directed “Grizzly Adams: The Legend of Dark Mountain” which was screened at the Cannes Film Festival. He has plans to partner up with Joan McCall to produce the screenplay but it takes money honey!

Fancy helping out on this Hollywood project?  Well have a look at this site called IndieGoGo which is a crowd-funding digital platform for all makers, movers, and shakers in the creative field from musicians, film-makers and more.

With your donation we help catalyze Herefordshire film history.

Visit the campaign page now!


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Herefordshire Writers on Facebook

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Updates can be found on the accompanying Facebook page. This page is for all Hereford born or based Authors, Poets, Writers, Publishers and book lovers in our county. Invite friends and family to like this page to help support our work!

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If you are a Writer be sure to join the official Herefordshire Writers Group found here.


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