About Ewyas Lacy Study Group
The Ewyas Lacy Study Group was originally formed in 2006 by a group of local residents to collate documents and research relating to the area in southwest Herefordshire where we live. The aim was to provide the widest possible on-line access to historical records relating to Ewyas Lacy as a focal area, in a wide range of sources from primary documents contemporary with their content to research and commentaries, all providing a foundation for a comprehensive history.
The ELSG is an independent group, all of whose members have considerable research experience. The website is provided at our own expense and no financial assistance has been sought from any source. Membership has evolved over time, and current lead members are Bob Steele and Nina Wedell, who jointly manage the website, including the selection, layout and editing of material. The professional designer and consultant is Paul Freeland, of Black Hill Computer Software , to whom we are greatly indebted for his personal interest and close collaboration in the project.
New material will be added in ongoing development of the website. We welcome contributions in whatever form: privately held documents on loan for summary, transcription or inclusion in our on-line Digital Archive; observations about landscape features, place names or local traditions; original research papers or commentaries on aspects of local history; references to publications; the whereabouts of primary documents not yet sourced. We hope the ELSG website will continue to grow with participation in the local community and beyond.
Tony Gray, one of our Founder members, passed away in June 2016 after a long illness, and will be sadly missed. His extensive input to this website stands as an enduring tribute to his commitment to our shared ambition to make our local history more visible and accessible to all.