Leominster & District


We hold a meeting at 2pm on the third Tuesday of each month at The Baptist Church, Etnam Street, Leominster, HR6 8AJ, with interesting speakers on a wide range of topics. You can chat with friends over a beverage and biscuits and sign up for trips, groups, or other activities.

Due to situations beyond our control it may be necessary to make a last minute change to the running order of speakers.

If anyone has ideas/suggestions for speakers in the future, or you require additional information please click here: EVENTS

Dates for your Diary
August 2022
Tue Aug 16thMeetingCharles Dickens: His Story and His Message

This engaging and entertaining illustrated talk explores
the life and work of one of the greatest writers of all
time, Charles Dickens. Awarded a doctorate from Exeter
University, Dr Keith Hooper, has, following the
publication of his commissioned biography, been
undertaking a highly popular nationwide tour. In
addition, his online lectures have already attracted
audience of over ten thousand.

Keith Hooper
September 2022
Tue Sep 20thMeetingHerefordshire Churches - The Strange and the Wonderful

Find out about some to the strange and wonderful
churches we have in the county. With stories about
churches at Pipe Aston, Eardisley, Eaton Bishop,
Peterchurch, St Margaret‘s, Bacton, Rowlstone,
Garway, Brinsop, Castle Frome, Fownhope, Much
Marcle and many more.

Penny Platts
October 2022
Tue Oct 18thMeetingA Lifetime with Antiques

Some reflections on the trade, the journey and what really
matters to me.

Geoffrey Crofts
November 2022
Tue Nov 15thMeetingOn the Trail of the Mortimers

This talk provides an overview of the history of the Mortimer family
and is illustrated with many photos of the castles, churches and
other artefacts associated with them in north Herefordshire and the
Marches. Arriving soon after the Norman Conquest, the Mortimers
grew to be one of the most powerful families in the country. When
the last male Mortimer died childless, the vast empire of lands,
titles and a claim to the throne were inherited by his nephew,
Richard, Duke of York. The Mortimer inheritance enabled the house
of York to claim and then win the throne

Philip Hume
December 2022
Tue Dec 13thSocialQuiz
January 2023
Tue Jan 17thMeetingMedieval stained glass in Herefordshire

Rob Walker is an architectural historian. Rob's talk will be
based on his book to be published in 2022. He will show
images of immense beauty from the fourteenth and fifteenth
centuries and tell the story of the lost glass of Leominster and
Hampton Court.

Rob Walker
February 2023
Tue Feb 21stMeetingFool’s Gold: ’Stormy Stories and Tragic
Tales’ (TBC)

Plenty of fun, joining in (and not very much tragedy). Our
shows are a bit different as they are usually not just a straight
music recital. They are themed and each song fits the theme
with a strong story attached to it. The stories are told,
supported by projected visuals, the song is played live
(supported by more visuals) and usually there is plenty of
opportunity to join in!

The programmes are varied and usually include a mixture of
well known and original music - the stories are fascinating,
moving or funny but always engaging.

The music is 100% live, performed on a range of instruments
including Guitar, Bouzouki, Ukulele, Bass Guitar, Tenor Guitar,
Flute, Whistles and Keyboards.

Steve & Carol Robson