Firstly we would like to congratulate the town of Ross-on-Wye
for having the foresight to provide such an informative
and easy to use web site. We discovered 'Wyenot.com' last
year, whilst searching the internet for scenic places
to visit in the South of England and my wife and I have
taken both a spring break and more recently ten days touring
the Wye Valley. Thanks to the information provided, which
must surely be some of the best for any location in the
country, we were able to enjoy scenic walks in the beautiful
countryside, great food at a lovely Riverside pub, after
which we were even able to join in with a Sunday night
quiz. Our accommodation was easy to choose from the range
of establishments advertised on the web site and we will
certainly be returning again next year.
our last few days in the area, we attended the fabulous
Cancer Relief Charity Day that was held at Upton Bishop
and being old Abba fans we really enjoyed the music of
Mama Mia. Upon returning home we looked the event up on
the weekly news and read that monies raised from this
event were to be published shortly afterwards. As about
5,000 people attended and the event was in aid of a very
worthy cause, we were interested to see just how much
money such an event could raise in one day. We have not
as yet been able to find this information, could you tell
us where to look please?
and Mrs. J Forster
Stocksbridge, S. Yorkshire
you for your very kind comments! I am extremely pleased
that you enjoyed your visits to the area and hope you
will visit again in the near future.
Wyenot.com been provided by 'the town', I would whole
heartedly agree with you on the matter of 'foresight'.
However, Wyenot.com and Wyenot News are run by myself
as an individual and getting 'the town' to support the
venture in even the smallest of ways is not entirely dissimilar
to trying to wring blood from the local sandstone upon
which 'the town' is built. So far, support from 'the town'
in terms of finance amounts to absolute zero. A few local
businesses have supported me however by advertising and
to those I am extremely grateful.
publishing the figures for money raised at the Upton Bishop
Charity Day. I did say that I was going to publish the
figures but as yet I do not know how much money was raised.
' We have not calculated the final figure after paying
those who provided services yet,' I was told by the organizers,
'and we would not wish to disappoint the charity by giving
an over estimate. We will let you know once this has been
would guess that the organizers have just forgotten to
let me know the outcome. I can assure you however that
this is not due to lack of reminding as I asked three
times. As with most local events, once the promotion bit
is out of the way and after the event it can be seen who
deserves the Brownie points, people have a tendency to
forget the finer detail. I do not intend to chase them
any more as I do not have the time but if I ever do receive
a final figure, you can rest assured that I will publish
sure which region this one is from
this page (http://www.wyenot.com/guestbook03.htm,)
at the bottom of the page you`ve got a Patricia from America
whose grand mother lived at Symonds Yat. My names Melvyn
Jarrett and my family have lived in or around Symonds
Yat for four hundred years and still do to this day give
or take a bit.
dad has got loads of historical photo`s of Symonds Yat.
Have you got the second name of the grandmother as I'm
sure I can help them. Also an email address or you can
pass mine on if you can.
am sorry, Mel but I can no longer find Patricia from America's
email address. Maybe Patricia did not contact me directly.
She may have filled in the automatic 'guestbook' form
I once had on the web site before I discontinued it due
to excess spam.
you still view this web site regularly, Patricia, please
contact me again and I will pass you over to Mel.
am the lady from Scotland who called you earlier with
regards to information about the family name Assinder,
My Grandmother was Florence Assinder and her father was
from Monmouth and he had app. 10 brothers and sisters
, could you forward my details to the person on your web
telephoned me originally, to put her in touch with a member
of the 'Assinder' family who had previously written to
Wyenot News. I have forwarded her email to the two 'Assinders'
who so far written to me at Wyenot News following an initial
request for information but I have also published it because
may be more searching 'Assinders' out there.
publishing here proves that Wyenot News is pretty effective
as a medium for finding people and other information.
With back issues permanently on line it may take a time
but eventually somebody will see your request for information.