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Join the Hereford Guild of Guides’ Training Course 2018

Hereford Guild of Guides consists of a group of volunteers who do guided tours of the historic city of Hereford.

Would you like to become a Guide? The Guild is offering a training course for interested people to become Guides. It will consist of 8 lectures on Tuesday mornings, starting on 23rd January 2018 and then weekly on Tuesdays.

There will be 8 lectures on the history of Hereford Plus 4 training sessions.
All held at the Museum Resource and Learning Centre, 58 Friars Street, Hereford, HR4 0AS.
Fee: £45 (to include coffee and biscuits)
Jan.23rd.         Origins of Hereford                                         Jean O’Donnell
Jan.30th.         Castle and Defences                                      David Whitehead
Feb.6 th.         Understanding Cathedral History                    Sylvia Green Jones
Feb.13th.        Our Religious Heritage                                    Tim Bridges
Half Term Break
Feb.27th.        Tudors and Stuarts: a period of turmoil         David Whitehead
March 6th.      The Georgian Revival                                    David Whitehead
March 13th.    Transport: River, Road and Rail                     Heather Hurley
March 20th.    Victorian Improvement                                   Jean O’Donnell

Training sessions: Tuesdays, April 17th – May 8th
Tutor: Dr. Joy Roderick
All at 10.15 for 10.30 – 12.30

For a printable enrolment form please click here

At the end of the course intending guides complete a short test on essential facts, before accompanying six different guides on walks to familiarise themselves with different routes and styles.

If you complete the course satisfactorily, you will be invited to join the Guild and you will receive your badge from the Mayor at our Christmas gathering in the Mayor’s Parlour at the Town Hall.


For more information and application form:

t: 07527 993054 or 01432 851647

About The Guild
The Guild was formed in 1981 from guides who had completed the training course. To acknowledge the City Council’s help, our badge has Mayor’s Guide on it.

During the autumn and winter months we meet for lectures and conviviality. We have an annual visit to another town to learn from their guided walks, as well as a lunch for members and friends. We are a voluntary organisation: our income is used to promote the Guild and to fund our insurance. Our officers are elected on a rotational system.