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Quotes and Anecdotes

In the 14th century babies in Herefordshire were baptised in cider, on the grounds that it was cleaner than water.

Frank Oz was born in Hereford. He was the voice of the Muppets’ Miss Piggy and Fozzy Bear, as well as Yoda in Star Wars.

Did you know that Hereford’s Bulmer’s factory is the largest cider making factory in the world? It contains the world’s largest vat too – stainless steel tanks installed in 1975 hold 15 million gallons of cider! That’s a hell of a student party.

Did you know that under an old - and legend has it - un-repealed law it is it seems (in theory) legal to shoot a Welshman on a Sunday in Hereford, provided it’s with a longbow and within the Cathedral close? Which seems a trifle harsh, especially given the longbow was perfected by the Welsh. We strongly suggest you don’t test the law!

One in every 702,203 Americans is named HEREFORD, and what a great name it is too!

David Garrick the influential English actor, playwright, theatre manager and producer was born at the Angel Inn, Widemarsh Street in Hereford in 1716. A blue plaque marks the spot. Garrick was baptized at Herefords All Saints Church.

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