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Lorraine wins Wyenot.com Draw
Yates of 'Lorraine's Hairdressers and Beauty Care won
the Wyenot.com Raffle in aid of helping our National Champions,
Ross Phoenix Majorettes on their way to Italy to take
part in the European contest. The winning ticket was drawn
by Mayor, Gordon Lucas, on Carnival Day. Lorraine's prize,
a free advertising page on Wyenot.com for a year, went
live on Monday, 22nd August and can
be viewed here. The Whitehouse Guest House also won
a page but they already had an advertisement with us,
so are going to use the prize to advertise a new B &
B, which is due to open mid September. The raffle raised
£149 towards the Majorettes' fund.
currently averages around 2,000 page views per day and
advertising pages have worked very well for those who
have taken advantage of this service so far. When the
advertisement for 'No. 11 Wye Street' went live two weeks
ago, Chris Constable, the proprietor took a confirmed
booking for his brand new B & B business from the
page within five minutes of my uploading the advertisement
to the Wyenot server. A similar thing happened last week
for 'The Rock' at Symond's Yat East. Proprietor, Dinah
Barrand received an enquiry via Wyenot.com before I had
even had the time to notify her that her new page had
gone live. Of
course, I cannot guarantee an immediate response like
this for every business but most businesses have informed
me that response to their advertisement has happened very
experience, I can advise that it is worth getting your
advertisement up and running well before the next tourist
season begins. Most people looking for information on
this area visit Wyenot.com first, and they start looking
during those dark evenings of the winter. The pages cost
just £45 per annum, including photography with no
hidden extras. The best and most cost effective advertising
became engaged at
Onion Fayre 10th Anniversary
town of Newent is hotting up for its famous Onion Fayre
on 10th September. The Fayre is celebrating its 10th Anniversary
and to mark this, there is going to be an incredible evening
finale with a Party by the Lake.
party commences at 7 pm with live music from bands Clearwood
and Fulk La, a traditional Irish band, food and a bar.
The event will conclude with a firework finale at 10 pm.
This is a 'not to be missed' family evening event.
Fayre is to be opened at 10 am by Hannah Stewart- Jones,
from ITV's Central News and, as
in previous year's, the streets of the main town centre
will be closed to traffic. There will be stalls, street
entertainers and fairground entertainment for you to enjoy.
Onion Show itself is the only one of its kind in the country.
This show is affiliated to the National Vegetable Society
and is made up of twelve classes. We will find out whether
the current record weight of an onion of 10lb 6oz can
be beaten this year. The judging takes place at Newent
Memorial Hall on the morning of the Fayre (doors closed
during the judging) and is then open to the public at
a cost of 25p, payable on the door.
Wedding Dress Exhibition is to be held at St Mary's Church
and is definitely worth a viewing. Information on the
dress owners will be laid out alongside the garments themselves
and there are some truly spectacular exhibits to be viewed.
events include: Birds
of Prey, Arts
& Crafts Exhibitions, an Onion
Eating Competition, a Beer
& Wine Festival, Model Boat Display, Fishing Display,
Animal Corner and many more.
for the daytime event will be available at Newent Recreation
Ground, off Watery Lane & Cleeve Mill. The
Scouts have kindly agreed to help again this year, having
parked 1,300 cars at last year's event.
Parking for the evening event will be available at Newent
Recreation Ground, off Watery Lane.
theme for this year's Children's Fancy Dress Competition
will be Nursery Rhymes. The theme for Window Displays
will be the 400th Anniversary of Dick Whittington and
judging of these will take place on 6th September.
entertainment line-up will include: Arabesque - Egyptian
Dancers, That Shallot - Folk Ensemble, Clive John, Electric
Fred - Traditional Jazz, "Fancy That" - Popular songs
of yesterday, "Fulk La" - Traditional Irish Band, Brass
Bands, Children's Entertainment, Dance Displays, Wandering
Street Musicians and African Drums.
300 ZX Owners' Club
Nottingham and Allan Dawson are each proud owners of a
Nissan 300 ZX and members of the Owner's Club. There are
two hundred of these cars in the country and Kevin and
Allan came up with the idea of holding monthly meetings,
which take place in different areas of the South West
and Wales. On Sunday 21st August eighteen of these cars
arrived at the Hope & Anchor in Ross-on-Wye, and the
club members all enjoyed their meeting in brilliant sunshine
in a perfect setting.
below are Allan and Kevin with Allan's 300 ZX at the Hope
Hi Alan. The
guys who are staying here at the moment say your web site
is the dogs b*@@*$£s!
you for that, Chris. Sorry, I had to edit your mail just
slightly for publication but I am sure people will get
the gist and that is great to hear! Sometimes my morale
sinks lower than those of a Daschund but, having received
your email, it it has soared to somewhere in the region
of those attached to a St Bernard!
on the prices of homes in England, where do the working
classes live? I thought about buying a small house in
the UK but if it is liveable, the cost is £200,000
or more. Falling down barns to be restored are in the
£100,000 price range and up!
D. Puckett, Sr
there you go, Mr Puckett. I do agree with you - house
prices in the UK are way over the top and it is very difficult
for those starting out to find somewhere to live. This
however just goes to show that, not everything is bigger
in America! Whilst on that subject, every day I receive
hundreds of spam emails from the USA offering pills to
enlarge one particular part of my anatomy. Should I deduce
the same from this - that not everything is big in America?
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