Wonderful music by the Hereford Concert Band and a fine turn out of historic vehicles made for excellent entertainment for the close to 300 visitors who attended the annual Gala Day at the Waterworks Museum on Sunday 30th July.
The main event this year was the official opening of a new exhibit at the Museum, the Massington Lineshaft, which replicates the system for water supply in Ledbury in the Edwardian era. The new exhibit was created after a 5-year period of restoration by the marrying together of three derelict artefacts, which had been donated to the Museum in 2012. The guest of honour for the day, the Mayor of Hereford, Councillor Sharon Michael, unveiled an engraved plaque to commemorate the occasion of the opening.
In her address, the Mayor praised all the volunteers at the Museum for the wonderful work they do throughout the year in running one of Hereford’s leading visitor attractions. The Waterworks Museum has always received excellent support from the Mayor’s office and the City and this year had a special reason to be grateful, as the new exhibit had been partially funded by a grant from the Hereford City Council Community Grants Scheme.
As usual the Mayor was collected from the Town Hall and brought to the Museum in a small cavalcade from amongst the remarkable variety of interesting historic vehicles that attended Gala Day and the Hereford Concert Band played two full sessions in the open air. All the Museum's engines ran faultlessly and the Heritage Water Park was thronged with children all afternoon.
Special edition of Waterwords Gala Day.