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age became invalid as a
National Lottery ticket number on
Essex Girl, Bernice, when she attended Monteagle Junior
School in Dagenham.
and just to add that extra embarrassment factor; Bernice
in flared jeans and platform shoes, at my parent's garden
in Westrow Drive, Barking, Essex, during those hippy,
'Dagenham Roundhouse, 'Village Blues Club' days.
to Nancy and Brychan!
Congratulations to Nancy and Brychan Sims, who celebrated
their Diamond wedding anniversary on Saturday, 13th August
with a dinner party at the Chasedale Hotel, Walford Road.
meeting in Pay Accounts, at RAF Malvern and a brief courtship
of six months, Brychan Sims and Nancy Hill were married
at the Malvern Register Office on Friday, the 13th August
1945. Originally, Brychan was to be posted to Okinawa, Japan,
but following the bombing of Hiroshima this was cancelled.
Instead, he was sent to Liverpool on the 15th August, the
official end of World War II, while it was decided what
to do with him. Eventually, he was sent to Burma for fifteen
months, returning to his "new" bride in November 1946.
two children Ann and David were born in 1947 and 1951 respectively.
In April this year, Mr and Mrs Sims became great-grandparents,
when Ann's daughter, Rebecca, gave birth to baby William.
Pictured below, all four generations attended the Diamond
Wedding Anniversary celebrations on Saturday, sixty years
to the day that Brychan and Nancy were married.
Brychan and Nancy on Saturday. Ref: DSC_7691
and Brychan Sims at Brynmawr Railway Station, the day after their
generations of Brychan and Nancy's family. Ref: DSC_7706
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Day at the Market House
to the publicity sent out over the past four months, Ross-in-Bloom
and the Chamber of Commerce would like to remind everybody
about the Arts Day they will be holding this Bank Holiday
the success of the event in May, Arts Day on Sunday 28th
August, will start at 10 am and continue until 4 pm at
the Market Place in Ross. Once again there will be stalls
and entertainment throughout. Many of the stalls booked
for the May event will be setting up again, with some
is still room for both charities and individuals to book
a space at £5 a pitch. These can be arranged by telephoning
01989 563056 before 8.30 pm or calling in at Halcyon Daze
or the Heritage Centre.
are being encouraged to open for the day and to put out
a table at no charge. However, those who are unable to
do so due to lack of pavement space can set up a pitch
this year the Chamber of Commerce are joining forces with
Ross-in-Bloom to have a Sunday open day throughout the
town. It is hoped to make this a full afternoon with stalls
and festive entertainment on Sunday, 27th November.
the very successful Ross-in-Bloom Fun Living History Day,
it is hoped to get stall holders and traders, as well
as shoppers, to dress up for the day in Festive costume.
Further details can be obtained from the Heritage Centre.
It is hoped that the event will run from 1 pm to 6 pm
with events taking place at the Market House and about
Market House Arts Day held last May. DSC_3015
a satisfied visitor to Ross
can confirm (as an official Tourist!) that Ross is a lovely,
friendly Town. We stopped on Carnival day for an early
stop/break and were very impressed.
we arrived we popped into Morrisonís for fuel and onto
the car park next to the swimming pool. Although Morrisonís
offered a two hour parking time we felt we might go over
this limit. We walked up the hill to the market square
and spotted excellent Butchers opposite a kitchen shop!
All the meat was identified to local farms; I walked out
after spending £20 on a beef roast joint and sausages
for our dinner the next day. We can confirm that this
was some of the tastiest meat cooked. (Apologies to vegans)
We ventured into the church and spent some time looking
around. Finally found the Wetherspoons (Post Office) and
had some breakfast, walked some more before returning
to the car. The street maps dotted around were really
useful, as was the low traffic. Due to not knowing how
long it would take to arrive at St Davidís we ventured
on before the Carnival started. On our return we stopped
at Hereford but this just confirmed that we should return
to this undiscovered area for a holiday. Hope that your
photography went well will visit the site further to keep
care and keep up the good work.
you for that, Paul. Although you missed the actual Carnival
Parade, you can see what it was like by looking at last
week's edition of Wyenot News. I am pleased you enjoyed
your stop in Ross and hope you will visit the area again.
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