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Issue No. 100 - 14th June 2006
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Rock and Fossil Roadshow

The Rock & Fossil Roadshow visited the Larruperz Centre on Sunday, 11th June. The show is a collection of fun, hands-on, activities for all ages, based on earth science topics. These include fossil casting & painting, dinosaur model-making, feely boxes, Ask the Expert, and many more. New attractions this year include 'Vernon', a life-size model of a Velociraptor skeleton and a seismometer to measure your own personal earthquake!

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Earth Heritage Trust is a leading geoconservation group based at The Geological Records Centre (GRC) at University of Worcester. The Trust aims to record and protect geology and landscape and to raise awareness of Earth heritage across the two counties.

For more information about the Trust & the Roadshows, you are welcome to visit their web site at, email or telephone: 01905 855184.

In the photo with Vernon, the Velociraptor are Julie Bundred, Alastair and Thomas Green, Julie Pitts and Iris Calderbank.


Race for Life!

Staff at Benjamin's Pharmacy at Ross Community Hospital will be taking part in a 'Race for Life' on 16th July, to raise funds for treating cancer in memory of their friend, Jenny Barter. Jenny lost her fight for life on 7th December 2005.

In the photo are Luan Ahmed, Heather Evans, Sam Howells, Amanda Burford and Nicky Ruck, who will also be holding a 'Tombola' at the hospital for one week, commencing 16th June.

If you would like to contribute towards this good cause, you are welcome to call the girls on 01989 562466.


Real Ale and Cider Festival

A mini Real Ale and Cider Festival is to be held on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th June at The White Lion Inn, Wilton. As well as landlord Dave's usual range of excellent beers there will be four others, to be announced, along with four different ciders.

As well as the usual great range of food being served, there will be a barbecue available throughout the afternoons offering tasty cider sausages, burgers and gourmet sausages etc.

Live music will be performed on both days from 3 pm and will begin with well known and popular folk duo Miln and James. Later in the day a young lady called Jocelyn, who sings anything from Whitney Houston to Aretha Franklin songs will perform and to round off the evening, Will Killeen will be playing some brilliant folk, blues and slide in his own inimitable style.

Sunday's music session will begin with the jazz tones of The Cliveden Set from Monmouth followed by talented singer / songwriter from Bristol, Andi James. Andi will be performing some well known classics as well as some of his own excellent material. The weekends event will finish with a performance by lively local duo The Accord.

Will Killeen. DSC_8380

JKHS Breakfast Revision Clubs

John Kyrle High School have been running GCSE revision breakfast clubs for Year 11 students again this year. The start time is a scary 8.00 am and the first, for maths revision was held on 12th June. A science revision breakfast will take place on 14th June and on the 15th, breakfast will be served for those revising history.


Win Tickets to the August Bank Holiday 'Summer Spectacular'

This year, a 'Summer Spectacular' will be taking place on the Rope Walk site which previously hosted Ross International Festival. (Full details of which can be found by clicking here.)

Wyenot News has tickets to each of the three 'Summer Spectacular' concerts, which would normally cost £35 per pair to give away. Six readers will win a pair of tickets to one of the shows. If you and a partner would like a chance to go to one of the concerts for free, all you need do is email the answers to the following questions. Entrants to this competition must be aged 18 years or over. All of the answers can be easily looked up in back issues of Wyenot News.

What type of mammals were photographed swimming in the River Wye at Wilton earlier this year:

a: hump back whales?
b: beavers?
c: otters?

What is the surname of June and Rex, the couple who monitor Ross-on-Wye Weather Station:

a: Swallow?
b: Sparrow?
c: Peregrine Falcon?

TV presenter, Chris Tarrant recently visited the White Lion Inn and Broome Farm. What is the first name of his wife:

a: Enid?
b: Ingrid?
c: Tracy?

Which famous historical character who died 201 years ago once visited Ross-on-Wye?

a: Ludwig Van Beethoven?
b: King Cnut?
c: Admiral Lord Nelson?

Please click here to email your answers. (Wyenot News is absolutely 100% against spam, so your email address will not be harvested, passed on or added to any mailing lists.) A draw from entries received will take place at a venue to be announced on Saturday, July 29th at 5:30 pm and a list of winners will be published in the following week's Wyenot News. Please state your name and postal address (where you want the tickets sent), along with your first and second choice of concert. Winning tickets are subject to availability. First names drawn will have the first choice of concert.

These concerts are not arranged by Wyenot News and tickets are distributed in good faith. Wyenot News will not accept responsibility for any cancellation or postponement of concerts. Wyenot News will not accept telephone entries to the competition. No correspondence will be entered into regarding this competition. Those wishing to purchase tickets should contact the organizers of the events at

Weston Football Club Presentations

An end of season presentation for the Weston-under-Penyard Under 13's football team was held on Sunday 11th June, hosted by Jacqui and Dave at the White Lion, Wilton.

All team members received a trophy for their fine efforts throughout the season. Additional awards were presented to Ryan Clack - Player's Player of the Year, Matt Henshaw - Manager's Player of the Year, Jamie Aubrey - Supporter's Player of the Year and Maureen & Don Austin - Joint Clubman of the Year.

After enjoying the wonderful weather, location and trophy awards, spirits where raised even higher with the announcement that Mr. Lee Padmore has offered to sponsor the team with a generous donation. The boys will be involved with plenty of fund-raising events in the near future.


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