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No. 96 - 17th May 2006
[Carnival Princess - Mayor Making on WNTV - Llangrove Church - White
- Teddy Bears' Picnic - The London Snickers - Kate Long - Topical Photography
- Musical Moment - Letters]
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Paige is the 2006 Carnival Princess!
Seven year old Paige Neville was chosen by Carnival Committee
judges to be the 2006 Ross-on-Wye Carnival Princess. The
runners up were Sophie Wooles, aged ten and Lorna Dewdney,
total of fifteen girls entered the judging, which took
place at the Larruperz Centre on Sunday, 14th May. The
girls, Susan Yaldiz, Leonia Lancett, Laura Snow, Corvey
White, Phoebe Snow, Minnie White, Carrie Manfield, Harriett
Aubrey, Emily Reynolds, Jessica Hodges, Jay Jones, Sophie
Wooles, Ebony Hodges, Lorna Dewdney and Paige Neville
can all be seen below.
girls who took part will have the opportunity to sit on
the 'Carnival Princess' float at this
year's Carnival event, which will be taking place
on Saturday, 5th August.
of all of girls who entered being judged can be viewed
by proud parents in the Wyenot
News Photo Gallery.
Wooles, Paige Neville and Lorna Dewdney. Ref: DSC_9638
WNTV: The 2006 Mayor Making
week I did not have time to prepare all of the photographs
I took at the 2006 Ross-on-Wye Mayor Making Ceremony. I
have sorted this out now though for those involved and they
can be viewed by visiting the
six minute clip of Mayor, Councillor Phil Cutter's speech
can also be seen. Please
click here to view. This will open in your own media
clip is a 340k bit/second stream and constitutes approximately
a 15 Mb file, which, if you have either broadband or the
patience of a saint, you can download to your own computer
clicking here and choosing 'save target as'.
much as I would like to have made the whole evening available
for viewing, I have edited the clip down to six minutes
to save bandwidth as this is a very expensive commodity.
Celebrating 150 Years at Christ Church, Llangrove
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the consecration
of Christ Church, Llangrove, residents and friends staged
a three-day Flower Festival with the theme 'A Victorian
Country Church' over the weekend and on Monday.
were impressed by the range and style of the displays,
which included a Victorian parlour, a schoolroom, and
reminders of past times on the local farms, as well as
colourful interpretations of favourite Victorian hymns
Excellent home-made refreshments were provided throughout
the festival weekend. Some aspects of local history, with
old photographs and items supplied by village residents,
were on display in the church, creating considerable interest
and reviving memories as people recalled their childhood.
village hall staged a two-day exhibition of arts and crafts
by today's residents, showing an impressive range of talents
including high quality woodcraft, needlework, painting,
photography, sugarcraft and stained glass.
evening saw a traditional Victorian concert in the church,
with contemporary music represented in ballads, choruses,
violin pieces by Edward Elgar, and songs from Llangrove
Ladies' Choir. 'Queen Victoria' graced the occasion with
her presence. All performers, including Master of Ceremonies
Chris Wall, were dressed in appropriate style.
Traditional Morning Prayer on Sunday was attended by a
large congregation, and the memorable weekend concluded
with Songs of Praise on Monday evening with the Bishop
of Hereford and the vicar, Revd Tony Kelk, presiding.
photographs of the weekend's activities can be seen below
but to see more, please visit the Wyenot
News Photo Gallery.
Tony Kelk, Dianna Woodbine - steward, Maggie Pridgeon, Sheila Howarth
and Mary Wall - chief organizers. Ref: DSC_9456
Howarth with his wood turning display at the village hall. Ref:
evening's Choir, in Victorian dress. Ref: DSC_9539
A Historically Sad Day in Llangrove
Llangrove Church has had an interesting history. Built
- between 1854 and 1856, Christ Church was totally paid
for by local benefactor, Mrs. Catherine Marriott, Lady
of the Manor of Goodrich, who lived at Sellarsbrooke House,
1866, the building was badly damaged by lightning which
tore away the roof at the west end of the church. There
is however one day which will never be forgotten by those
in Llangrove . . .
8th July 1942, an RAF Wellington Bomber crashed in the
village, whilst on a training exercise. Apparently, it
suffered engine failure and struck a tree in the churchyard,
tearing off one of the wings and crashed in a field opposite
the church. Many villagers, ignoring the obvious danger,
rushed to give assistance and dragged the crew from the
were two survivors of the crash but the pilot, Sergeant
Frank Bush was killed and the navigator died before reaching
those hurrying to help was the church organist, Mrs. Sarah
Watkins but she collapsed and died before she reached
the scene. The Revd. Frank Easton, aged 59, assisted at
the disaster and once the task was completed, he began
to cycle home. Sadly, before reaching the vicarage in
the village, he too collapsed and died.
STAFF VACANCIES AT THE WHITE LION
Sunday and Monday. More hours available on a temporary
basis. No experience necessary.
Chef / Cook
on a permanent full-time basis to support / cover head
chef. Must have a catering background, work well under
pressure and have a good sense of humour.
apply for either vacancy, please contact Jacqui or Dave
at the White
Lion Inn, Wilton on 01989 562785.
Shame about the boat race . . .
When I went along to photograph the judging of the 2006
Carnival Princess on Sunday, I took a photograph of the
judges, so they decided to judge me as a possible Carnival
Princess in public. This is how I scored. Does this mean
I get to sit on the Carnival Day float?
must say, I think they overdid it by about nine on the
confidence. Even if I come across that way, confidence
is a skill I have never quite fully mastered! I can
sometimes overcome my lack of it with the help of 'Jack
The Wyenot News News
As I sit here adding the finishing touches to this week's
edition of Wyenot News I have a horrible nauseous feeling
and a strategically placed bowl by my side. Thank you
for bringing that exquisite little inconvenience home,
Russell! (Russell is Tina's son, in case you don't already
know.) As a result, my concentration is not exactly 100%
today, so I hope there are not too many mistakes in this
I am finding keeping up with everything on this web site
quite a strain at the moment. I feel I need to switch
off from it for a week and go fishin' - proverbially speaking,
that is as fishing is something I have never actually
tried. I am at that awkward stage in business where I
really need help but cannot afford to employ anybody.
In my in-box, I have a mountain of unreplied to emails,
for which I am very sorry. Please understand that if you
email me and I have not replied, I am not deliberately
ignoring you, just extremely busy. I will get caught up
week, I had to live away from home for a few days and
found myself coming home in the mornings to go to work.
Dave and Jacqui at the White Lion went away for a few
days and so Tina and I slept there to keep an eye on the
premises. Difficult job, sleeping in a pub but I guess
somebody has to do it! Nice as that was - and it was extremely
nice - the best view in Ross-on-Wye just outside the bedroom
window and right by my favourite nature reserve - it has
put me a little behind. I have advertisers queuing up
to go on this site at the moment. I am hoping to get around
to working on some of these tomorrow (Wednesday). Apologies
for the delay.
I am living back at home now. This horrid feeling of sickness
is going to pass by tomorrow (he said, hopefully). The
web site is working beyond my wildest dreams in terms
of visitors and it is also working for the town. The recent
popularity of White Lion tells me that much beyond any
shadow of a doubt. I am feeling very positive about things
in general and that's about it - another week's issue
thrown together - quite a big one, as it happens. I hope
you enjoy reading it! I am going to upload it without
indexing the articles for now in the site map. Physically,
I feel like poop, so that time consuming task can wait
until the morning. (That last bit was just a reminder
to myself as I know I will reread this tomorrow.)
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