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Issue No. 10 [Back Issues]
14th September 2004


Free Weekend at Goodrich Castle . . .


On Saturday 11th September English Heritage held an open day at Goodrich Castle. This was the first time that they have allowed free entry at a venue where entrance fees are normally charged.

Despite the weather, nearly 1,000 visitors attended the event, at which artefacts, usually held at English Heritage stores in Shropshire were on display. These artefacts were found when the castle was excavated during the 1920s and included medieval floor and roof tiles, pottery and a jug. There were also mortar shell fragments and a horse nobbler dating back to the Civil War.

Custodian, Wendy was extremely pleased with the turn out and said that she hoped to make these open days an annual event at Goodrich Castle and that English Heritage are hoping to hold similar open days at other venues due to this success.




Goodrich Castle during a medieval event held in 2003.
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Hot Record Breakers



Liam and Danny show off their fire breathing skills at Ross Unintentional Festival.
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You may recall from last week's issue of Wyenot News an article about the theft of Liam Lee-Hynes' bass guitar during the last evening of the Ross-on-Wye Unintentional Festival. Unfortunately, to date we have received no news as to the whereabouts of Liam's instrument. It was also mentioned that on Tuesday, 7th September Liam was taking his mind off things by taking part in a record breaking fire breathing attempt.

The record that he, along with Danny Lenihan, Benjamin Dew and sixty six other people were trying to break was that of the largest number of people simultaneously fire breathing for a period of one minute.

This spectacular event took place at Stonehenge at 8:30 pm and was televised as part of the Guinness Book of Records' 50th anniversary. The programme was broadcast on Saturday 11th September and included various spectacular and occasionally grotesque record breaking attempts.

After sitting through much of the show and suffering a whole episode of 'The X Factor' (that's at least a beer you owe me, Dewi) which was broadcast during a sixty eight minute long record breaking Ice Bath, the event we were waiting to see finally appeared on the screen with a full view of Benjamin Dew warming up.

We are pleased to say that the record breaking attempt was successful and will be published in the 2004 Guinness Book of Records.

Let us hope that the hunt for Liam's guitar is equally successful!



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