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News was very sad to learn of the death of Edwin Deakin,
who passed away on Friday, 4th November 2005. 'Eddie'
as he was affectionately known, was proprietor of the
grocer's shop at the junction of Cantilupe Road and Henry
Street for the thirty years prior to his retirement.
Funeral arrangements will be added here as soon as they
photograph below of Eddie standing in his shop doorway
was taken on 29th July 2000, during the early stages of
building this web site.
Potters Bar Reunion 2005!
principles of modern philosophy,
Were postulated by Descartes;
Discarding everything he wasn't certain of,
He said 'I THINK THEREFORE I AM A RHUBARB TART!'
ergo sum amarus rheum.)
The second Potters Bar Reunion is fast approaching and
will take place on Saturday, 26th November in the original
Potters Bar venue. I think most of those who attended
last year's event (the first meeting of the clan in 20
years) will agree that it has to go down in history of
reunions as one of the best, ever!
am pleased to announce that the football table is now
definitely confirmed, courtesy of Tina and Ben. All the
original records, with all the original crackles and pops
associated with vinyl will be there, as will the original
Potters Bar cocktail recipes, should Isobel or Irene fancy
a 'Winky Woo' or a 'Creme de coconut shandy with a stick
of celery and three maraschino cherries'.
CLICK THE TICKET BELOW FOR A VERSION TO PRINT OR EMAIL
TO ANY OLD POTTERS BAR FREQUENTERS YOU KNOW!
Ross Pre-school Playgroup Receive Commemorative Mugs
of Ross Pre-school Playgroup were given a special mug
each to commemorate their 35th successful year on Thursday,
the presentation, Joyce Thomas, Life President and Founder
Member of the playgroup said, 'This year, we celebrate
35 very successful years as a Playgroup and we started
the celebration with our summer fete and tea party.
are a registered charity receiving no government or Council
grants and rely upon the generosity of local organizations,
trusts and individuals, to whom we owe a debt of gratitude.
is typical of one local company, 'Dawley Services' , who
have financed the commemoration mugs which each child
will receive and we welcome warmly Jill Parckar, who represents
Dawley Services here today.
efforts of the parents, friends and staff, past and present,
is so much appreciated, for without them, we would not
be the thriving, happy playgroup we enjoy today. Thank
below at the presentation are Joyce Thomas O.B.E., Vicki
Page, Jill Parckar, Pauline Williams and Iris Price with
Playgroup children, Maizie Bowers, Zac Bowers, Jack Waite,
Harmani Foxwell, Holly Powell-Jones, Frank Pemberton,
Jack Edwards. Ellis Dobson, Ethan Powell, Eve Rawlings,
Harry Shepherd, Rosie Prosser and Aesha Kaddem.
Happy 10th Birthday, Amy!
King, who is the happiest and by now, probably the most
famous girl in Ross-on-Wye, celebrated her 10th birthday
with a party for friends at the Hope & Anchor Conservatory
on Sunday, 6th November.
Happy Birthday, Amy!
of love from
Lottery Grant for Jump Start
is a local children's charity based in and around Ross-on-Wye,
which was set up nine years ago to address rural isolation
and a lack of play facilities for children under five
years old, their parents and carers. The group travel
around the local area, taking soft-play sessions into
village halls. In
order to keep cost to users as low as possible, so that
everybody can afford to come, Jump Start are grant maintained
and offer a safe, fun, stimulating environment for young
children and their parents / carers to meet, learn and
have fun in and normally see over a hundred children a
week coming to all our sessions.
Start were therefore thrilled that the Big Lottery Fund
has given the group a £35,000 grant over three years
to run three main sessions and held a special celebration
morning on Monday, 7th November at Upton Bishop Village
Kidz Soft Play' is among hundreds of events planned across
the UK to help celebrate National Lottery Day. National
Lottery Day is a chance to celebrate the difference and
amazing impact Lottery funding has had across the UK and
recognizes the wonderful things people have done with
their Lottery grants to make a difference to people's
Chief Constable West visits Ross-on-Wye
West Mercia Police Chief Constable West visited Ross-on-Wye
on Tuesday, 1st November and went out on the streets,
visiting Old Market Close with Beat Officer, PC Coyd.
Welding of Ross Police said, ' It's a refreshing change
to see a chief officer coming out and walking the streets
with officers, at grass roots level'.
below, Chief Constable West and PC Coyd can be seen talking
to Old Market Close residents, David Sanland, Alan Sosna,
Lorraine Andrews, Stephen Coleman, Linda Reed and dog,
Odie. Bottom photograph: Beat Officer Coyd, Chief Constable
West and Sergeant Welding.
Unintentional Festival Fund Raisers
The first of a series of planned fortnightly fund raising
performances held on Friday, 28th October in aid of next
year's Unintentional Festival, was a great success and
it is now hoped that they will continue throughout the
Bullets and Dandelion Killers between them pulled in over
seventy people which, along with a contribution by Richard
& Helen Denby, raised £75 towards the festival fund.
next fund-raising event will be featuring the 'Bitchpups',
from Monmouth, who are back with a new line up and are
now only a three piece band (although they are still performing
some of their original punk-pop material). They have featured
before at the Unintentional Festival during a successful
spot on the main stage in 2004. Their
support band, Mars Bonfire hail from Bromyard. This young
four-piece band have influences which include Led Zeppelin
and AC/DC and are all exceptional musicians. They have
also performed at The Unintentional Festival, and more
recently at the August Bank holiday 'Rock-on-Wye'.
on all kinds of events taking place in and around Ross-on-Wye
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