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A Snapshot of Herefordshire's Heritage
across the County are teaming up to put on a joint exhibition
to mark Museums and Galleries Month. The exhibition 'Making
Connections' is bringing together Herefordshire Council's
Heritage Services, English Heritage, the National Trust
and independent museums run entirely by volunteers. The
exhibition runs from Friday, 17th March to Tuesday, 18th
April at the Market House Heritage Centre, Ross-on-Wye.
Connections' has been organized by the Herefordshire Museums
Forum, which is an independent group which enables museums
to share information, resources and experiences. Each
partaking museum has its own panel of images, information
and history and will give visitors an insight into the
County's fascinating and varied heritage, from the Bronze
Age to the Second World War and beyond.
Connections' will give visitors a vivid and comprehensive
snapshot of the County's heritage and allow them to explore
the many individual and dedicated heritage sites that
Herefordshire has to offer," said Virginia Mayes-Wright,
Herefordshire's Museum Development Officer and exhibition
co-ordinator. 'Each museum will be represented at the
exhibition. It's a great way to allow people to see the
breadth and variety of collections that exist in the County
and highlight all the different museums and heritage centres
we have on our doorstep,' she added.
below are various museum curators at the launch of the
exhibition on Friday, 17th March. Left to right are Bob
Bradbury, Rosemary Rigby, Enid Bradbury, Ken Reeves, Virginia
Mayes-Write - Museum Development Officer, Mary Powell
and Brian Holley.
Mayes-Write - Museum Development Officer.
Holley of Weobley Museum. Ref: DSC_7279
and Enid Bradbury of Butcher
Row Museum, Ledbury. Ref: DSC_7293
Reeves of Kington Museum. Ref: DSC_7296
Rigby of the Violette
Szabo Museum, Wormelow. Ref: DSC_7301
Maybe it is because I don't get out much - or at least that
I do not watch television much but on Saturday evening last,
I watched a film. I think it was called 'Twenty Eight Days
Later', though I would not swear to it. Anyway, it is the
'swearing' in the film that is the point of my article.
I realize that most 'swear' words are no longer taboo on
television these days but I was amazed that the 'c'
word was used at least a dozen times in this particular
anybody else, I don't exactly say, 'bother!' if I accidentally
hit my thumb with a hammer and my dog has acquired the nickname,
'FALSH', which is an acronym made up of several words I
once called him when he wouldn't stop barking. (The 'L'
is for 'little') Most once-upon-a-time 'taboo' words have
found their way into everyday television vocabulary and
I accept this. I must admit though that use of the 'c' word
still shocks me when used by the media!
personal opinion is that, of all the words in the English
language the 'c' word should remain absolutely taboo! This
is not because I am a prude over it's true definition. I
don't think I have ever used it in that sense, though I
have been know to refer to my dad's sister as an 'aunt'.
It is just that once all of the strong expletives have become
part of our everyday language, they will become ineffective
as a true expression of one's feelings. What word is there
going to be left to adequately describe that white van driver
who has just mounted the pavement and hit your elbow with
his wing mirror as you were walking along the narrow part
of High Street?
- Ross Continue Winning
On a bitterly cold day in Hereford, Ross ground out another
away win against a Greyhound side that had been unbeaten
in 2006. With a bitter wind blowing across the racecourse,
it was always going to be a day where the side who made
the least mistakes would prosper.
home advantage and an unbeaten record in 2006, Greyhound
started strongest, using their big forwards to drive hard
into the Ross defence. If it wasn't for the strong tackling
from Tara Barnett, TC Leach and Tim Hanks, Greyhound could
have easily been a couple of scores up after fifteen minutes.
However as they have all season, the Ross defence held firm
and slowly began to get themselves into the game.
twenty minutes gone the game was still scoreless and with
Kevin Healy and Matt Redman starting to drive hard into
the Greyhound defence, Ross began to get into the game.
With a strong wind at their backs Chris Gage started to
push Ross forward with some huge kicks and Tony Clements
and Tim Hanks got their lineout working. Now camped in the
Greyhound half the pressure finally provided dividends as
Greyhound strayed offside in their twenty two, Chris Gage
converted and giving Ross a 3-0 lead.
were now playing with more confidence. Halfbacks Simon Gwynne
and Gareth Holdsworth started to get their back line moving
with Adam Clements starting to look dangerous every time
he got the ball. With thirty minutes gone Ross increased
their lead further. After some good work up front from Dave
Mince and Tara Barnett, the ball was moved wide quickly.
Hugh Bellamy and Wayne Bishop combined well to get through
the Greyhound defence and set up a ruck five metres out.
With the Greyhound defence at sixes and sevens, Gavin Oates
gathered the ball from the back of the ruck and with Matt
Redman in close attendance, crashed over to score. Chris
Gage converted, giving an half time score of Ross 10 Greyhound
the strong wind now with Greyhound, the question was, was
a 10-0 lead sufficient? Greyhound quickly looked to use
the wind advantage by putting boot to ball, however Ross
were now controlling possession well. Driving quickly from
the base of the ruck, scrum half Simon Gwynne was controlling
his forwards well and as an eight, the whole forward pack
took their turn to pick and drive. This was energy sapping
for the Greyhound forwards. When they did get the ball,
they did not look as dynamic as they had in the first half.
First winger Wayne Bishop nearly broke through then Alistair
Rees, after some good distribution from Hugh Bellamy.
Dan Weston and Baz Parker counterattacking from poor kicking
from the Greyhound outside half, it now looked as if Ross
would add to their lead. From some quick ruck ball, Simon
Gwynne moved the ball quickly to the right. Quick hands
from Adam Clements and Hugh Bellamy set Jack Ancram free.
He outpaced his winger chipping the ball on, however the
Greyhound fullback retrieved the ball and kicked it safe.
launched one last assault with time running out and in the
final moments of the game scored, giving a final score of
next fixture is a league match against Gloucester All Blues
on Saturday 25th March.
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