Wellington Parish History Society - Herefordshire


What We Do


We hold regular public meetings, in Wellington Community Centre, during the autumn, winter and spring months. Meetings are held in the village hall at 7.30 pm generally on the last Thursday of the month, apart from the summer lead walk which is a day time affair. These are addressed by invited speakers on a variety of subjects related to the history of Wellington and Herefordshire in general.

Our Annual General Meeting is held in October or November each year.

The last meeting of our 2016 season back at the end of November featured a magnificent, informative, well delivered talk on the subject of the Marden Bell. Samantha Craig kept us gripped as she revealed the folklore surrounding the bell as well as the history of other pre Conquest ecclesiastical bells. Her interpretation of the documentary evidence about the bell was spellbinding. We've had lots of very positive comments about Samantha's talk. Samantha even brought a replica of the bell along for us to handle. Afterwards members and visitors mingled over refreshments including the Giant Eccles Cake, baked by the Chairman to coincide with Lancashire Day. Samantha even managed to weave in the origins of the place name "Eccles" in to her talk.

We have tried to include a strong focus on the history of Wellington in particular in our programme for 2017, but with a couple of presentations looking at philanthropy, family history and Herefordshire history. We hope you’ll come along to a meeting as a visitor (£2.50) or join as a member (£7.50 per person or £10 per couple). Meetings on .

Please see the "Latest News" page for our 2017 programme.

Present Projects

The following projects are currently either under active research or it is hoped will shortly be so. If you wish to take up one or other of these projects, or wish to share in the research of any of them, please contact the Society. The Society’s archivist, is always eager to obtain new material. If you have documents, photographs etc. relating to any of these projects or to the history of Wellington in general, which you would like to share with us, please contact the Society.

One of our members is currently transcribing the village school logbooks from the school's beginning in 1873 until about 1921, which will provide a very interesting record of village activities for the period.

Future Projects

If you have any suggestions for projects that could be added to our list or if you have any material which could be used to launch a new project, please contact the Society.


We are actively seeking old photographs and documents to add to our growing register. If you have any of these and would like to share them with the Society's membership and the wider public, please contact the Society. Photos and documents can be copied and the originals returned to you if required. Our Privacy Policy will apply to all material submitted.

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