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Issue No. 81 [Back Issues]
31st January 2006

This Week - [The Elusive Ross-on-Wye Otters]
[Sixth Form Success - Men and Motors - Symonds Yat and Wye Valley Tourism Network]

[Heritage Centre Trunk Call - February Half Term]
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Why not make a trunk call to the Heritage Centre?

A rather unusual exhibition is taking place at Ross Heritage Centre at the moment. It began on Tuesday 24th January and will run until Sunday 5th March. This particular exhibition, which consists of a huge collection of elephants is running for much longer than usual as the items on show are far too numerous to display all at once, therefore the displays will change each week to show a different part of the collection.

This collection of elephants and other elephant related items were left to Hereford Museum by a Mrs. Freda Makin, who died in January 2000. A proviso was made that, if the museum did not wish to keep the collection, it should be handed over to Ross Town Council. In February 2000, Ross Town Council were informed that they owned the elephants and they were taken into storage.

In May 2005, Mayor of Ross, Councillor Gordon Lucas was looking at some of the items owned by the council, when he discovered the collection and thought it would be a good idea to hold an exhibition so that the people of Ross could see it.

Little information was available about Mrs. Makin so an appeal was published in the Ross Recorder for anybody that knew her to come forward. Mrs. Freda Makin used to work with Mrs. Joyce Bengough at Nat West Bank in Ross during the 1950's. They became friends and later Freda became Godmother to Joyce's daughter Christine, who can be seen with her mother in the photograph below.

Pictured left to right at the opening of the exhibition are : Mayoress, Mrs Margaret Lucas, Mary Powell, Heritage Centre Manager, Christine Bengough, Mayor, Councillor Gordon Lucas and Mrs. Joyce Bengough. Also below is the first part of the elephant display.


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February Half Term - Elephant Day and Lost in Time

Ross Heritage Centre will stage a bonanza of fun activities over the half-term holiday next month. As part of 'Elephants Galore,' an ongoing exhibition of the magical mammal, an 'Elephant Day' will be held on February 14 between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. Children will be able to create their own mask, paint pictures and explore the elephant objects on display. Materials will be provided.

Activity day 'Lost in Time,' which includes making models, learning activities and hide-and-seek, will be held on February 15, between 10.30 am and 1:00 pm. Lost in time links into the 'Every Object tells a Story,' exhibition, a hands-on interactive display aimed at engaging youngsters. Both sessions are free but children must be accompanied.

For more details contact Ross Heritage Centre between Tuesday and Sunday, 10:30 am - 4:00 pm, on (01432) 260675.



Faulkner - Stubbs

Congratulations to

Helen and Andy

on the

Birth of Reuben

on

Monday, 23rd January

weighing in at 8lb 7oz!


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