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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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Obituary: Mrs Philippa Southall

It is with great sadness that we record the passing of the Waterwork Museum’s President, Philippa Helen Southall, who died in her sleep on 14th May 2017, aged 92 years. When the Waterworks Museum was founded in 1974, by her husband Stephen Southall, Philippa stood physically and metaphorically by his side and she has continued…
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Herefordshire Family History Society

Have you hit a brick will in researching your family history? Why not come long to the Waterworks Museum on Bank Holiday Monday (1st May 2017) to see if members of the Herefordshire Family History Society can help?  Whist specialising in researching Herefordshire family history, society members can provide general help and advice for anyone…
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