Bromyard and District Local History Society
Bromyard and District Local History Society is based in Bromyard, Herefordshire, England, and was founded in 1966. It exists to foster interest, enjoyment, research and publication in the field of our local history.
We offer members a varied programme of events, at least monthly, throughout the year. These are mainly illustrated lectures in the winter and guided outings in the summer, but also include many social occasions. We stage an exhibition every year at the Bromyard Gala and have published a number of books. An annual journal contains articles on local history and accounts of our activities.
The Local & Family History Centre at 5, Sherford Street, Bromyard is the headquarters of the Society. It houses exhibition space, a shop, research room and archive. It is run entirely by volunteers and receives no regular local authority financial support. The building was purchased by the Society in 1999 and converted to its present use with assistance of a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The centre was opened for public use on May 1st 2003 and has been an overwhelming success and widely admired for the range of heritage services being provided on a voluntary basis under one roof.
Visit Bromyard a market town in Herefordshire, situated in the valley of the River Frome. It lies near to the county border with Worcestershire on the A44 between Leominster and Worcester.
Bromyard is a delightful market town with a Teddy bear museum, Wildlife Gallery, Norman Church and a Heritage Centre offering an interesting insight in to the past. Visitors love the friendliness of the people, it has a wide range of independent shops, studios, cafes and hotels. The surrounding countryside including the Downs offers many attractive walks.
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