Characters from several hundred years of history will come to life in Hereford with guided tours of the College Cloisters this summer as they present It’s a Vicar’s life at Hereford Cathedral
‘It’s a Vicar’s Life!’ is a light-hearted, living history interpretation of the lives and exploits of some of the colourful historical characters who have lived and worked at the cathedral since the Middle Ages. The guided tour takes visitors into College Cloisters, an area not usually open to the public, which was originally built towards the end of the fifteenth century as accommodation for the cathedral’s vicars choral – priests specially employed to sing the services. St John’s Walk, the covered way between the cloisters and the cathedral, was recently restored with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Visitors may encounter a seventeenth-century vicar choral, James Reed; Nelly Pearce, one of the college laundrymaids; or Bishop Richard Mayew, who died in 1516 and is buried in the cathedral.
Tickets cost £5 per person. Places are limited, so booking is essential. Please book in the cathedral shop, or phone 01432 374210
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