Through the local press, I would like to take the opportunity
to thank everyone who participated in one way or another,
to the highly successful Living History Day last week.
everyone is aware this was a day laid on by Ross-in-Bloom
to entertain visitors to the town - in particular our
guests, the Heart of England in Bloom Judges. Everyone
seemed to be thoroughly enjoying themselves - whether
it be as "actors" or as spectators. It was particularly
lovely to see some of the traders taking part within their
shops, despite having to work.
will not start to thank anyone individually, as this then
leads to problems if I forget to mention anyone. However
I would like to say that Ross-in-Bloom could not have
organized such a special event without the help and support
of Iris Price and the Phoenix Theatre.
provided, from her great wardrobe, nearly all of the costumes.
She has worked very hard over the past months and we are
eternally grateful for this. Neither would the day been
able to go ahead without the help and support of the Phoenix
Theatre. They supplied us with the use of their premises
throughout the day - indeed throughout the past three
months - for dressing, dress rehearsals, meetings and
such like. In particular we are extremely grateful to
Angela Mason who sat in the theatre and held the fort
so we could all take part outside in the rain. As I said
I cannot thank anyone else as individuals as I am sure
to miss someone out. There were so many of you doing your
various jobs throughout the day. So thank you all - you
know who you are.
Charities Market was once again a great success despite
the cold and wet. I very much admired all of those stalwarts
who were still there at 4 pm to welcome the judges. You
all looked very cold but we are very grateful. I believe
they all had a quite successful day with their fund raising
Powell and two others (not yet confirmed) will be travelling
to Stoke on Trent on Friday 2nd September to find out
how we, the town, got on in the judging. We hope to match
(if not improve on) our Silver Gilt award from the past
2 years. Mary also tells me the local judging is nearly
completed and she should be able to let everyone know
this week what their results are. They will not be published
in the local press until all the letters have gone out
as RiB do not think it fair that neighbours should know
before the actual winners. There are still some ongoing
results and some surprise results that will not be announced
until the Presentation Evening in September.
results from the National Competition entries should also
be announced in Stoke (Ross has 4 entries this year) and
the Herefordshire in Bloom results on 19th September in
you all again. A job well done on a day everyone should
remember for many months to come. If anyone wishes to
see other pictures of the day, they will be published
on Wyenot.com this week. If anyone still has their costume
to hand, the Carnival Committee would welcome you to join
in and walk with the procession. This takes place this
Saturday, 6th August, and you need to be at the Ashburton
at approximately midday.
Bedford Chairman, Ross-in-Bloom.
The Green Dragon Brookend Street
'Sir, I am trying to trace a pub called the Green Dragon
Brookend Street? there in the year 1861 Any information
would be very much appreciated sincerely Cyril Battell.
which is reproduced exactly as it was received, is one of
many emails I received during the course of this past week.
I would dearly love to be able to research the answers
to such questions as the above but I am afraid I just
do not have the time, so if any readers are able to help,
me and I will put you in touch. . . Ed.
I wondered whether you would be able to make a mention
on your website of our up and coming Newent Onion Fayre
being held on 10th September and that it is being opened
at 10 am by Hannah Stewart-Jones from ITV Central News.
If you don't know, this is a traditional street fayre
by Royal Charter and includes some great street entertainment,
stalls, crafts, fairground rides and much much more. Its
an ideal family day which is free to get into and has
thanks, Charlotte Jones - Advertising & Publicity Officer.
Dear Alan, I
was one of the idiots you photographed capsizing their
canoe outside the Hope and Anchor on Saturday 16th July!
You mentioned that the photos would be up on wyenot.com
the following Tuesday but I can't seem to find them. Are
they on the site? If not, is there any chance you might
be able to email me the highlights to forward to the other
Jamie, I have to confess that the event completely slipped
my mind when it came to updating the site that week. I
hope that publishing them this week will remedy the situation.
the benefit of other readers . . . I met Jamie at the
Hope & Anchor, whilst waiting for Tina to finish work
one Saturday and he asked me to take a photo of himself
and his mates with his own camera. This I did before taking
one with my own. The group paddled off into the sunset
but one of the canoes capsized.
Jamie, I was walking away at the time and heard, rather
than saw the actual capsize. I did manage to catch the
bottom shot though, after the actual event, when you were
recovering. I hope your camera did not get wet!
it's any consolation, I capsized a canoe on the Wye some
years ago - by Backney Bridge, in January! It was a little
chilly, to say the least. 'That was a bit of a daft thing
to do. Bother this dashed canoe,'
I said, being one for moderation of language.