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A quiz in aid of Children in Need took place at the Larruperz
Centre on Sunday, 6th November. Pictured before the start
are: Mike Davies, Jill Davies, Jane Johnston, Ian Poole,
June Pearce, Brian Marshall, Hannah Poole, Grace Poole,
Emma Davies, Bev Hall, Holly Glover, Kevin Sale and Sharon
Children at St. Joseph's Primary School, Ross filled shoe
boxes at home with presents and wrapped them to send to
various children. 105 parcels were collected by organizers
from the charity, Samaritan's Purse, for distribution to
needy children around the world.
Although I feel for him after hearing his story, having
only heard the one side, I have deliberately obscured the
names mentioned on the placard of Mr. David Hobbs of Devon,
during his one man protest in Ross-on-Wye last Wednesday.
Viewer Figures for October 2005
As expected, holiday planning visitors to Wyenot.com are
easing off a little for the winter period but surprisingly,
the 'Accommodation' page was still the second most visited
page on the site during October, so the web site is still
pulling tourists into the area, even at this late stage
in the season.
unique visitors to the site and pages viewed during the
month of October more than doubled over figures for the
same period last year, with page views showing an increase
renewals by those who so far support the web site with
advertising pages remain at 100%. This proves to me that
the advertising must be working for them.
main visitor figures for Wyenot.com between 1st and 31st
average daily page views: 2,266.
October maximum daily page views: 3,992.
Unique human visitors: 20,604.
of pages viewed by above visitors: 70,259.
Data downloaded (bandwidth used): 6,299,929 Kbytes. (6.29
top ten most visited pages on Wyenot.com over the same
period, highest to lowest were:
Photographic Street Map
The Saracen's Head Advertising Page
Unique Visitor figures for the web site over the
past five years:
October 2002: 1,036
October 2003: 3,367
October 2004: 9,824
October 2005: 20,604
The Hits and Page View figures for the month
of October over the same period are many times higher.
main visitor statistics for 2005 from 1st January to 31st
October are as follows:
Unique human visitors: 175,890
Number of pages viewed by above visitors: 637,301
Data downloaded (bandwidth used): 50,998,755 Kbytes. (50.9
you for your visit and I hope you were able to find what
you were looking for!
Herefordshire v West Midlands Bowls
On Saturday evening, the very nice people of the West
Midlands Short Mat Bowls Association
told Wyenot News that they were playing Herefordshire
in the Inter County Game and specially asked me to come
along and photograph the team for the weekly news. As
they were playing Herefordshire, our home county, I thought
it only polite to photograph the Herefordshire team as
final score was West Midlands 23 points (203 shots) Herefordshire
13 points (157 shots). Well done West Midlands!
Letter from America?
Following a note about genealogy enquiries I recently
placed on the 'Contact' page of Wyenot.com and Wyenot
News, I received the following letter, which I found extremely
('Quite' amusing, if you do happen to be an American reader.)
you, Steve. The 'Rattled My Bones' bit (plus your I.P.
address) gave you away!
Note to readers: 'Rattled My Bones' was
a song I once wrote about Americanisms.
my name is gareth evans davies, and I live in Milwaukee,
just wondered if you could trace my great great great
grandad for me; as you say, the winter months do seem
to be the genealogy season.
research so far leads me to a man of that name "doing
the washing up at symonds yat" - or it may be that he
was just "washed ashore having been chucked overboard
from Simons' Yacht" - it was never clear, and the people
at the home have trouble with the Lithuanian accent anyway,
not to mention the Lithuanians themselves, but that's
married a local girl , or "colleen" as I believe you call
them there in Scotland, whose name was Anne Throppy (miss),
and he begat two sons, one daughter, and a sheep.
daughter was a bit of a loose woman, which was odd as
she often came home tight, and the sons were a solitary
pair, and were reluctant to mix with the local lasses,
preferring instead to roam the pastures, armed with oversize
wellington boots and bridles, where they gradually went
woolly headed, and somewhat short sighted. "poor wee lambs".
the locals would say, though I was never quite sure to
whom they were referring.
the daughter married a local chap, a butcher - well, he
was really a carpenter, but his work left a bit to be
desired - in fact, quite a lot of bits.
that there came the great war - well, it wasn't THAT good
- and they emigrated to London, and thence to America
by way of asia - they had a very poor sense of direction.
that some of the children showed strange generic defects,
and it all gets a bit woolly from then on, so if you can
help, I would be most grateful.
as an american, (if it doesn't rattle your bones,) I am
very impressed by your site, and next time I am in france
I will come and visit, so
you to regular Wyenot News reader, Julie Andrews for sending
in this photograph taken at her local bonfire night in the
village of St. Weonard's, Herefordshire.
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