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Hereford Cathedral's Secrets

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Anna
, reviewed on 04 Jan 2022

Fun, educational & relaxing!

Debbie
, reviewed on 28 Feb 2022

I’m glad I found you. I said this to my wife - without Mirthy, my life would be far less richer than it is now.

Martin
, reviewed on 06 Feb 2022
  • DURATION 60 mins
  • HOW TO ATTEND Attendance is live via Zoom
4.7 out of 5 Average rating

I’ve advocated Mirthy right from day 1... you feel part of this community!

Anna
, reviewed on 04 Jan 2022

Fun, educational & relaxing!

Debbie
, reviewed on 28 Feb 2022

I’m glad I found you. I said this to my wife - without Mirthy, my life would be far less richer than it is now.

Martin
, reviewed on 06 Feb 2022

Event Description

As a registered guide at the Cathedral, I can give a glimpse into the structure of the building through the ages, and give life to the people who have left their mark on what we see today – including our two famous saints – St. Ethelbert (8th c.) and St. Thomas Bishop of Hereford (13th c.)

  • Duration: 60 mins
  • Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
  • Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 300
Penny Platts

Meet the Host, Penny

After taking early retirement as a Primary School head teacher, Penny trained as a Tour Guide at Hereford Cathedral and became a Registered Tour Guide for Herefordshire. This has led to an obsession with local history in general, and a particular interest in the parish churches of her home county. She is one of the Churchwardens at her local Parish Church, and is involved in a variety of projects and fundraising there. She and her husband John have travelled widely around the world, putting together several presentations from these visits. They have prepared a total of seventeen talks, which Penny regularly gives to a wide range of local organisations and clubs - on average about eighty talks annually.

Preparing for the Event

For the best experience, you will need to have Zoom downloaded onto your computer. Please ensure you're connected to broadband/wifi rather than using your mobile phone connection (3G/4G).

We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!

More Information

What if I can’t make the event?

If a recording’s available for the event, you can still register for it and we will send you an email with a link to a recording shortly after it ends.

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Reviews

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    Sue

    June 2021

    A very knowledgeable and interesting talk about Hereford Cathedral , Penny's talk was so full of enthusiasm she obviously has a great love for the cathedral and its amazing history. I really enjoyed my hour listening and learning so much. Thank you.

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    Anonymous

    June 2021

    Penny really knew her stuff, she was full of information and little anecdotes. Really enjoyed her talk. Thank you Penny.

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    Sonia

    June 2021

    This was a very, very interesting talk. The illustrations were excellent and the event left you wanting more. I am inspired to organise a visit to Hereford to see it all for myself. Thank you very much.