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Bromyard and District Local History Society


01885 488755



The Society was originally formed in September 1966 and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2016. A newsletter was begun in 1973 and the first of its annual Journals was published in 1981. It was first registered as a charity in 1995 and its formal constitution was last amended in 2007. It is an affiliate member of the British Association of Local History Societies.

The Local and Family History Centre at 5 Sherford Street, Bromyard is our headquarters and houses exhibition space, a shop, research facilities and our archives. The building was purchased by the Society in 1999 and converted to its present role with a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. It was formally opened in 2003.

The Society is run entirely by volunteers and receives no regular local authority financial support, depending instead on membership contributions and the sale of its publications together with various occasional supplementary fund raising.

There are over 220 members, the majority of whom live locally in the Bromyard area. Each member receives a copy of the annual Journal and has free access to the Society’s resources, library and archives, as well as to monthly meetings which are held in the Conquest Theatre, Bromyard. These cover a wide range of subjects associated with the history of the area and are open to members of the public.

The Society also arranges a number of courses and visits during the year which provide more depth and understanding and are given by eminent local subject experts.

Our current opening hours are Thursdays and Fridays 10:00am to 12:30pm and 2:00pm till 4:30pm, and Saturday Mornings 10:00am to 12:30pm. Outside these hours visitors may make an appointment by calling 01885 488755.

Further information about Bromyard and its history may be found on our website:

Membership applications may be made online.

There is also an online bookshop with the Society’s current titles together with a range of other books about the History of Herefordshire published by Logaston Press.

We also have a Facebook page with over 1,600 regular readers

Full details of our programme of events throughout the year are listed on the web site, visitors to the area are welcome to attend any of the events listed.

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