Monthly Podcast

Monthly Podcast

A little about our Podcast

A monthly podcast from the Herefordshire Light Infantry Museum.  Hosted by Colonel Andy Taylor (Honorary Curator) and Rev Paul Roberts. Stroll with us around the highways and byways of Herefordshire while we explore the story of our regiment and county in war and peace.  Special guests, featured items from the museum's collection and highlights from the lives of those who served from our beautiful county... and a pint (or two) of good ale as well!

The podcast is also available in Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Deezer, Pocket Casts, Listen Notes, Player FM and Podcast Index.

Enjoy - and if there is a specific topic you would like discussed then please e-mail the curator at hfdlimuseum@gmail.com

To find out more about this small solely Territorial unit from Herefordshire, in the Welsh Marches, visit our website - Herefordshire Light Infantry Museum; follow us on Facebook Herefordshire Regimental Museum | Facebook or visit our Youtube channel Herefordshire Regimental Museum - YouTube.

Episode 3 - August 2022

The Hoptons of Canon Frome

This month, Col Andy Taylor and Rev Paul Roberts take a walk in the sun around Canon Frome Court and St Laurence's Church, Stretton Grandison in search of the Hopton family.

Learn about General Sir Edward Hopton whose medals the Herefordshire Regimental Museum recently reunited, and his crack shot, cello playing Olympian nephew, Lieut Colonel John Hopton who inherited the estate. A visit to St Laurence's Church also reveals the original grave marker to Captain Guy Hopwood who was killed in action with the Royal Berkshire Regiment in 1915

The walk in the sun finishes at the nearby Trumpet Inn, where more is revealed about military history of this pub and the why the Lincolnshire Poacher is the Regimental Quick March of the Herefordshire Regiment.

Theme Tune - The Lincolnshire Poacher, performed by the outstanding Haverhill Silver Band.

Also take a look at the Monthly Features - the camera returns and the man behind the medal.

Episode 2 - July 2022

A walk around Withington

Our second podcast features Andy and Paul visiting and chatting about Withington and its military memorials - the village War Memorial, Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstones in the Churchyard and the memorial tablets in the Church ................ and of course a visit to a local hostelry for a well earned pint!

Withington War Memorial
Withington War Memorial
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) headstone of Evelyn Joyce Aldridge
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) headstone of Evelyn Joyce Aldridge

Episode 1 June 2022

Episode 1 - Introduction - 'Just A Walk In The Sun'

This episode is available at: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1968663/10786305

This teaser episode announces a brand new monthly podcast from the Herefordshire Light Infantry Museum. 

Join curator, Colonel Andy Taylor and trustee, Rev Paul Roberts to discover more about the history of this local Regiment from formation in 1908, through war service at Gallipoli 1915, Palestine 1917 and through to D-Day and North-West Europe 1944-45.  Find out why "Just A Walk in the Sun", and if anyone knows why the Lincolnshire Poacher was chosen as the Regimental Quick March.  Find out too whether the Hereford Best Bitter from the Hereford Brewery helped or hindered the discussions.

Theme Tune - The Lincolnshire Poacher, performed by the outstanding Haverhill Silver Band.

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