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Find the latest news on our film & photographic events, and explore new stories, findings and musings from the archives
It is far better to lick than to bite
If anyone could represent the ‘wise old man’ persona, then surely hop farmer the late Barry Parker must be it. His memorable, delightful, and philosophical phrases are remembered long after his interview has finished.
I’ve been a ‘migrant’ of sorts myself I suppose, picking apples and boysenberries in New Zealand, and filling shampoo bottles in Australia. In the 1970s, my school, a Catholic Secondary, was a microcosm of ...
"It occurs to me that there is something fascinating in taking a photograph of a photograph, capturing an image within an image. Each one of Derek's images so striking in it's own right, telling it's ...
Which brings to mind one of my favourite interviewees, the retired haulier, John Griffiths. I think even John would admit to being a ‘hard nut to crack’ when it comes to interviewing. And, again, I ...
Turning idyllic rural spots into thriving commercial hubs
5 April 2018
An audience favourite
Sometimes a story captures the public imagination for all the right reasons. ‘Stories from the Hop Yard’, the film from Catcher Media, seems to have done just that, that is if the sell-out audiences are ...
After the snow severely impacted our sold out premiere event on Saturday 3rd March the weather on 6th March at Malvern Theatres was much more in our favour and packed audience of over 420 people came ...
There are stills hundreds of other negatives in the collection
8 November 2017
Odeon school screenings 2017
The grand premiere screening of ten local school films at the Hereford Odeon saw Screen 4 packed with expectant school-children on Monday July 10th. The aspiring historians and film-makers were there to present and screen their ...
The climax of the event was an awards ceremony for each school
11 July 2017
We are at Leominster Festival
This entertaining and warm-hearted film revisits the past in interviews with farmers, auctioneers, townspeople, breeders, traders and council workers, and contains lots of archive film footage and photographs.
John, whose family have been in hops for many generations, talks about the bushellers, tallymen and bookers, and how the hop-pickers were paid in the farmer’s own coinage, which could be spent in the ...
Their generosity means we will be able to digitise numerous photographs and slides from the Archive.
11 March 2016
Saturday 12th March - a good opportunity to visit the exhibtion
If you would like to visit the photography exhibition of Derek Evans images at the Herefordshire Archives and Records Centre, which is a great place to see them, it's open this Saturday 12th March 9.15am ...
Through our research of the archives and our past heritage projects, we found there were many aspects of Herefordshire life to which the Derek Evans studio returned to over the years. Explore and find all related content in one place. The full image collection is being added over time to www.herefordshirehistory.org.uk
This is an archive teeming with interesting stories that record the social history of Herefordshire in a snapshot. There are longer interviews and shorter clips, as well as full-length films. They present a fantastic resource for a wide range of interests in politics, culture, farming, country traditions, and rural life amongst others.
Featured Video: 'Stories From The Hop Yards' Trailer
Trailer from feature-length documentary ‘Stories from the Hop Yards’, which brims with archive photos and films, alongside newly-recorded interviews, all about Herefordshire's long association with hops.