views below were taken on Howle Hill, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
during January 2004. I have not included views from the
hill on this page as they are very similar to those from Bull's
Hill which is covered elsewhere on 'Wyenot'.
top two photographs show the now redundant St. John's, Howle
Hill Church which was built in 1875 by Mary Beatrice Philips
and closed on 9th December 2001. I am not sure of the future
of this lovely old building but I suspect sadly that it will
become home of a husband, wife, two point four children and
the obligatory four wheel drive vehicle for the school run in
the not too distant future.
Pits (third photograph down) is the home of Bridget Vine, co
author with Virginia Morgan of 'A History of Walford and Bishopswood'
(ISBN 1-873827-87-3). This is an interesting book which I bought
myself about a year ago on an impulse in Tudorville Post Office.
It gives a wealth of information plus old photographs of the
area. Bridget invited me into the house whilst I was there,
to meet her husband. It turned out that we have quite a bit
in common as, not only do we both share an interest in local
history, like myself, he is also a radio amateur. Marling
Pits was used in the Dame Thora Hird, Sir Ralph Richardson,
and Tom Courtney film, 'She Stoops to Conquer' during the early
1970s, when it was derelict.
to stay when visiting Howle Hill include: [Wheelwrights