Hereford hotbed

Hereford has gone into double figures! Yes, my first and very enthusiastic fellow monkey spotter – Jeff Jones in Hereford – has just sent me three more spottings in Hereford. Jeff is originally from Liverpool and now lives in Hereford. His monkeys have now been re-catalogued as ‘HR’ monkeys – in postcode terms that’s the name for the Hereford monkeys, courtesy of Jeff Jones. Here’s an overview:

HR wider map2

 

HR7 was in fact the first monkey Jeff sent me, at Queenswood Arboretum, you can see that here. HR3 is a youngster out in Dilwyn, you can see that here. HR1 and HR2 were the first ‘town’ monkeys that Jeff spotted, on the A438, you can see them on the same post here – that was our first glimmer that there might be a ‘cluster’ in Hereford. And Jeff got so fond of monkeys – well he was always fond of them but this reminded him how much he liked them – that he bought his own! HR6 is Jeff’s own personal monkey, in Bartestree where he lives, and you can see that here.

There is now quite a large cluster in Hereford town and they are on this map:

HR town map1

You can see HR4 and HR5 here. HR4 on the Roman Road is a particularly fine specimen.

HR8 was sent to me by Jeff and spotted also on Good Friday,the same day we had our trip out to St Helens and Burscourgh. It was a splendid blue sky day and monkeys look marvellous against that – this one is close to the city centre in the garden of a house in Rockfield Road.

HR8. April 2014.

HR8. April 2014.

HR8.

HR8.

And here’s the next three monkeys, which bring the ‘HR cluster’ into double figures. They are all in the Aylestone Hill area to the east of Hereford town centre.

HR9. Aylestone Hill, Hereford.

HR9. Aylestone Hill, Hereford.

HR10. Aylestone Drive, Hereford.

HR10. Aylestone Drive, Hereford.

HR11. A youngster. in Penn Grove Road, Hereford.

HR11. A youngster. in Penn Grove Road, Hereford.

But one day this little tree will be taller than the bungalow behind it.

But one day this little tree will be taller than the bungalow behind it.

And as Jeff observed after seeing all those lovely monkeys from our Good Friday ramble, ‘Bungalows are good for showing off monkey trees.’ They certainly are. 

So have you spotted any monkeys? If you’d like me to feature them here, please get in touch on the Contact page. Happy monkey spotting!

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One thought on “Hereford hotbed

  1. Im fascinated with monkey trees as I had a real phobia of them from a very early age!!
    I grew up on Clee Hill during the late sixties early seventees and could see one from my bedroom window!! How sad and silly to be scared but even to this day they send a shudder up my spine!!

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