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School Holiday Fun

Throughout the year special events are held at the Waterworks Museum and this includes themed fun days in school holidays and half terms for children to enjoy. The following days have been arranged in the remainder of 2017, when the Museum is open between 11am and 4pm. Tuesday 25 July Pond Dipping (activity between 11am…
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Annual Gala Day at the Waterworks Museum

Annual Gala Day at the Waterworks Museum The Waterworks Museum prides itself on telling important stories not just about Hereford, but also of the county’s market towns. A fine example of this can be seen at the 2017 Gala Day with the opening of a new exhibit that has recreated the Edwardian water pumping system…
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Blue Peter visit to Waterworks Museum in 1978

The announcement of the death of BBC presenter John Noakes on 28th May 2017 has caused us to reflect on the occasion in 1978 when ‘Blue Peter’ visited the Waterworks Museum – Hereford on the 25th January 1978 to record an item which was broadcast on the 17th April 1978. The attached extracts of articles…
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A fine partnership: Worthington-Simpson

Centenary Celebrations It is sometimes strange what brings two companies together. Often it is a financial reason but in the case of Henry Worthington (New York) and James Simpson & Co (London) it was the demands of war. In 1885 a British Army Expeditionary Force set out to relieve General Gordon in Khartoum. The army…
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