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News - The weekly News Magazine for
No. 103 - 12th July 2006
Music Festival - 24 Hour Table Tennis Marathon for Acorns]
[Border Counties Vintage - Ancient Ross Trader's Token Found - Mordiford
Dragon - Savoy Theatre, Monmouth - Ross Weather]
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Counties Vintage Club Supports Local Charities
Despite the inclement weather the Border Counties Vintage
Club Ltd still managed to put on a successful BBQ and presentation
evening on Wednesday, 5th July at the Chestnuts, Great Doward,
Whitchurch, by kind permission of Derek Williams of E
& I Williams Concrete Products.
Club held its annual Steam & Vintage Show at Monmouth Showground
for the second time on May Bank Holiday Sunday, where the
general public flocked to see the biggest ever selection
of vintage & classic vehicles, steam & traction engines
and a vast array of collectibles. A wide selection of trade
and craft stands satisfied the most arduous retail addict.
the BBQ, Mrs Joan Davies, Madam Chairman, presented cheques
to the value of £3,200.00 to local charities, Theatre Ffynnon,
Children's Opportunity Trust, The County Air Ambulance,
Bridges, Monmouth, Cross Ash Under 5s Playgroup, Forest
Emeralds Jazz Band, Crucorney Young Farmers, 1st Royal Forest
Scouts and the Fire Service Benevolent Fund.
the presentations, Club Members & Guest enjoyed classic
burgers & hot-dogs all cooked by club members. This years
show proved a enormous task to stage with all the legislation
that now governs any organization that puts on an event
where the public gather. The task is becoming more like
a full time occupation rather than a hobby to fill in the
wishing to join the Border Counties Vintage Club Ltd can
do so by contacting Mr Colin Davies on 01989 565461 (6pm
- 9pm) or by coming along to one of the club's monthly meetings,
held at the Old Court Hotel, Whitchurch on the first Wednesday
of each month (no meeting in August) where an interesting
diary of talks & members evenings are held.
photos below show the cheques being presented at the Annual
Barbecue and some exhibits in the vintage museum at E.I.
Williams, Stonemasons, The Doward.
Davies, Yvonne Price and Andy Vaughton of Border Counties Vintage
Club, Chris Durnall of Theatre Ffynnon, Martyn Smith of FOD Children's
Opportunity Trust, Zena Higgs of Air Ambulance, Murray MacFoulane
of Bridges, Monmouth, Sarah Giles of Cross Ash Under 5s Playgroup,
Sue Cullis of Forest Emeralds Jazz Band, Liz Saunders of Crucorney
Young Farmers, Georgia Evans of 1st Royal Forest Scouts. DSC_2319
you help identify Richard's coin?
Local metal detectorist, Richard Mayo has recently found
a coin on farm land between Ross and Monmouth which he needs
help identifying. Local shop keeper, Richard has been metal
detecting for many years but has only just started getting
back into the hobby after a three year break to open his
High Street delicatessen shop.
coin appears to be a trading token of either 17th or 18th
century. On one side it says, 'John Hill of', and on the
reverse, ''Ross Mercer'. Richard
has been told that a 'mercer' is a trader, or merchant but
in what? Where was his shop and when did John Hill walk
the streets of Ross?
site is very interesting, with finds ranging from the Tudor
period right up to last century. Other finds have included
buckles, coins, thimbles, buttons, strap ends and stacks
anyone can help with the identification of the coin or John
Hill, please contact Richard Mayo at Truffles.
Richard is always on the lookout for new sites to go detecting
on, so if you have wondered what is under your farm, field
or garden, Richard would be pleased to hear from you.
Mayo with his metal detector. I would like to point out that this
photo is posed and that Richard does not metal detect in the church
sides of the Ross Trader's Token found by Richard.
Looking for Newnan Family from Symonds Yat
Do you have a message page on your local website, for people
to reply to any genealogical enquiries? If you could give
me any feedback I would be extremely grateful, as I am in
New Zealand until April / May of 2007.
relation of the Newman family emigrated to New Zealand,
but I am not sure which one! The Newman family are Henry
J Newman and Lucretia Lucy (nee Le Grys) Newman, living
and managing the Temperance Hotel, now the Forest View Hotel
in Symonds Yat.
children were: Raymond, Douglas, Louie and Ivy Newman.
help or contacts would be greatly appreciated. I have already
been in contact with the Hereford and Gloucestershire Records
Offices as well regarding my enquiry.
you are able to help Alison, please
email and I will pass on the information.
the trail of the Mordiford Dragon
Over fifty children and their families braved Haugh woods
on Friday evening to find their way around a 'Where Wild
Things Play' story trail, depicting the local legend of
Maud and the dragon.
trail was mapped out by eight bird boxes which tell the
story. The boxes were created by local school children and
Ledbury artist Jeanette McCullough. Along the way the children
were challenged to find all sorts of dragon evidence, from
dragon eggs, crimson eyes and dragon droppings to bows and
arrows of their saviour Garston the archer. Triumphant
at the end of their trail the children created an enormous
dragon mud mural to celebrate.
Wild Things Play, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, sets
up activities and events all around the county for families
to explore the beautiful nature on our doorsteps. This trail
at Haugh will stay up throughout the summer holidays and
sheets to guide you round are available from local shops,
Hereford and Queenswood Tourist Information and Herefordshire
Nature Trust. There are also trails in Ross and across the
Lugg Meadows and don't miss the Autumn apples trail at Bodenham.
details of other events contact Jo Polack at 'Where Wild
Things Play': 01432 356 872 firstname.lastname@example.org
Savoy Theatre, Monmouth
The Savoy Theatre, Monmouth, which has had a history of
live performance since 1794 has just announced a new exciting
programme of theatre and music.
Bell Inn, as it was known in the 18th Century, had an Assembly
Room for which local magistrates had granted a licence for
1850 the venue was re-launched by J.F.Rogers as The Theatre
Royal and by the end of the 19th Century, with a surprising,
growing trend in roller skating the theatre was reconverted
into The Rinkeries.
1910, with the coming of movies it was redeveloped yet again
and opened as the new Living Picture Palace and Rinkeries,
thereby becoming Monmouth's first cinema.
this century the venue has passed through many hands until
being safely restored by the Savoy Trust, using a generous
grant from the WDA. The Savoy continues as a popular local
cinema and with new seating, sound and lighting installed
can now play host to concerts of an International standard
plus local and visiting theatre productions.
Ayers, who was born in Monmouth is pleased to be working
with the Savoy Trust and has been part of programming the
400 capacity venue for this Autumn. Opening the live programme
on August Bank Holiday Saturday will be Breaks Co-Op from
New Zealand. The band are Radio 1`s Zane Lowe, Hamish Clark
and Andy Lovegrove and are playing all major UK Festivals
this summer. Seth Lakeman has just confirmed a warm-up show
on 1st September, before his appearance at Bunkfest. Glenn
Tilbrook, Midge Ure, Show of Hands, The James Taylor Quartet,
Bic Runga and Swansea`s very own The Storys (seen recently
in Worcester, supporting Elton John) will all perform at
the venue as part of their National Tours. Many have singles
and albums in the charts. Well-known favourites The Hamsters,
Queen on Fire, Limehouse Lizzy and a Beatles 40th Anniverary
show by Sgt Peppers Lonely Dart Board Band also promise
to bring spectacular rock shows to a stage that has never
before been used to its full potential! Johnny Coppin and
band will perform his special and much loved Christmas Show
- Keeping The Flame. The Savoy Players present Outside Edge
in October and the Savoy Youth Theatre perform Dazzle in
November. Also the Welsh National Screen Archive is showing
"Reels on Wheels" on 1st November. There promises to be
something for everyone and details of concerts can be seen
on the 'What's
On?' page of Wyenot News.
are already locally on sale in Monmouth. Call 01600 713701
or 01600 713007.
Weather Station Readings
Ross-on-Wye Weather Station is located by the tennis courts
and bowling green at 'Crossfields' and is one of the important
stations around the country which regularly sends data to
the Meteorological Office. This is why Ross-on-Wye is sometimes
mentioned on the BBC weather reports. It is currently still
a manually monitored station and readings are taken twice
per day by husband and wife team, June
and Rex Swallow.
for week commencing Monday, 3rd July 2006
Temperature at 10cm Depth (°F)
thermometers plus two others were vandalized, so readings
could not be taken this week.
Temperature at 30cm Depth (°F)
Tickets to the August Bank Holiday 'Summer Spectacular'
year, a 'Summer Spectacular' will be taking place on the
Rope Walk site which previously hosted Ross International
details of which can be found by clicking here.)
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.
type of mammals were photographed swimming in the River
Wye at Wilton earlier this year:
hump back whales?
is the surname of June and Rex, the couple who monitor Ross-on-Wye
c: Peregrine Falcon?
presenter, Chris Tarrant recently visited the White Lion
Inn and Broome Farm. What is the first name of his wife:
famous historical character who died 201 years ago once
Ludwig Van Beethoven?
b: King Cnut?
c: Admiral Lord Nelson?
click here to email your answers. (Wyenot
News is absolutely 100% against spam, so neither your email
or postal address will not be harvested, passed on or added
to any mailing lists.) A draw from entries received
will take place at The White Lion Inn 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.
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
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No correspondence will be entered into regarding this competition.
Those wishing to purchase tickets should contact the organizers
of the events at www.summersoundsspectacular.com.
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