are five more of the aerial shots of Ross-on-Wye which I
took in 1979 from the Cesna 172, (G AXVB) which a friend
and I used to hire from the 'Cambrian Flying Club' once
per month back in the 'good old days,' when a 'mobile' was
something hung above a baby's cot to keep him / her amused
and 'Pop Idols' were real musicians. The first page covering
Tudorville, Lincoln Hill and Goodrich can be found here.
top photograph shows Cawdor and Brampton Street. In the
second down, part of the old cattle market can be seen,
along with Nursery Road. Cawdor is above with part of Three
Crosses, Brampton Avenue and Ledbury Road at the top.
third down shows the Hope
& Anchor and Royal Hotel below the out of focus
wing. The fourth is of the town centre, with Cawdor and
Brampton Street towards the bottom and the last photograph
is of the 'Horseshoe Bend' in the River Wye..
the Hope & Anchor and Horseshoe Bend photographs, the
shots on this page were a case of, 'I can see my house from
here'. The third was in aid of flying low and flashing the
landing lights at Andy Ward, then manager of 'The Hope'
as he waved back from the car park. This became a regular
monthly pastime during the 'flying days'.
is striking to me is how few parked cars there are in the
streets, and the green areas which have since been replaced
by, 'Stepford Wives' type housing estates, through which
it is necessary to journey by four wheel drive vehicle in
order to reduce the risk of accidentally making a footprint
on the pristine pavement.