Hereford – Saturday 23rd September 2017

We have driven around Hereford on numerous occasions, but have never actually visited the town so today seemed like a good opportunity for a visit, especially as we have wanted to visit the Cathedral there.  Hereford cathedral featured in the 1984 BBC adaptation of The Box of Delights by John Masefield under the name of Tatchester Cathedral.  It’s something I watch in the run-up to Christmas each year!

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The town itself, as the name suggests, is the County Town of Herefordshire and has some really pretty buildings.  There is a large bronze sculpture of a Hereford bull by British Sculptor Brian Alabaster in the town centre not far from Waterstones.

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As for the cathedral?  Well, it’s definitely worth a visit.  We spent ages here.  They have lots to look at, with plenty of beautiful stained glass including Tom Denny’s stunning Thomas Traherne windows and Ascension by John Maine, dedicated to the S.A.S (Special Air Service), and installed in 2016 to celebrate their 75th anniversary.

 

 

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