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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The weekly News Magazine for
No. 103 - 12th July 2006
Week - [Ross
Country Music Festival - 24 Hour Table Tennis Marathon for Acorns]
Vintage - Ancient Ross Trader's Token Found - Mordiford Dragon - Savoy
Theatre, Monmouth - Ross Weather]
[Gorsley Goffs Fete - Visiting the Queen - Drug Education - Mayor
at the Bandstand - X-entricity - Rowing - Newent-in-Bloom]
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Goffs Summer Fete
Pupils from Gorsley Goffs Primary
School held their annual summer fete on Saturday, 8th July.
The fete was officially opened by Ross Carnival Princess,
Paige Neville and visitors were able to enjoy many different
stalls and attractions.
below are Ella and Daisy Woodman having their faces painted
by Rosie Beard and Freddie Harper, aided by sister, Julie
enjoying a pony ride on 'Taffie'.
off to London, to visit the Queen
Pictured below, Councillor, Ann Grey, Mr. Colin Grey, Councillor,
Gordon and Mrs. Margaret Lucas before setting off on their
journey to Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, 11th July, where,
at the time of writing, they are currently attending a Garden
Party at the invitation of the Queen.
Children about the Dangers of Drug Abuse
Ross-on-Wye Drugs Forum stationed their mobile education
unit at John Kyrle this week to provide sessions for local
primary school pupils..
below: accompanied by teacher, Sara Herriott and Life Education
Centres' Educator, Su Hathaway, children from Brampton Abbotts
Primary visit the Centre.
Band to perform at the Bandstand
Ross Mayor, Councillor Phil Cutter has arranged to bring
the band that he plays in to Ross Carnival. The band is
the Torfaen Jazz Society Workshop Band and band consists
of players aged 12 upwards to any age. The band can also
consist of any number or players, up to about 15 strong.
Torfaen Jazz Society Workshop Band musical director is Tom
Williams, who is a past organizer of 'Jazz in the Park'
in Pontypool. The jazz band will be performing after Ross
Town Band on Carnival Day, 5th August at about 4pm.
After showcasing their incredible talents last week, with
a selection of the 'Best Bits' from each of their previous
hit shows, X-entricity are now preparing for their next
production. In October this year, Ross will be treated to
not one, but two shows from this dynamic young Company.
'Musical Magic' will bring the excitement of the West End
to Ross on Wye, whilst 'At Your Command' will allow the
audience to participate in the show in a unique and unprecedented
are currently holding auditions for new members. If you
are aged between 14 and 25, enjoy drama, singing or dancing,
and would like the opportunity to become part of this very
successful and talented group, why not come along to the
Larruperz Centre, Ross on Wye, on Wednesday 12th or Thursday
13th July? Pre-auditions, which will give you the opportunity
to learn more about the Company and to meet existing members,
are being held between 7 and 9pm.
For any further information, contact either Steve Liddle,
on 07786 254274, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or Jane Martin
on 01989 770777, e-mail email@example.com
In Bloom Judging
in Bloom judging will be taking place between 10th and 18th
July The judges will walk every footpath in town looking
for the best front gardens, recycled containers, best frontages
without gardens, and youth, community and commercial premises
of England in Bloom Judging will take place on Friday, 28th
July between 9am and 11.30 am. If you live in Newent, it
is time to feed your flowers, tidy up your garden, sweep
up the litter and make your floral display look its best
in Bloom judges for 2006 are appointed by the Chair of Ledbury
in Bloom. Newent in Bloom is a voluntary not-for-profit
organization, part of the Newent Initiative Trust
more information please call 01531 822646 or 821215 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org For Heart of England in Bloom information,
go to www.heartofenglandtourism.com
Support the Rowing Academy
Children's Adventure holiday company, PGL Travel, has teamed
up with Ross Rowing Club to support the development of their
Junior Academy. The sponsorship agreement which is providing
funding for highly competitive Junior racing boats is in
line with PGL's core values of supporting youth in sport
in our local community.
Director, Martin Hudson, commented 'We are delighted to
become involved with the Ross Rowing Club Junior Academy.
We have watched the club truly become engaged in the community
and are keen to support its ideals of giving greater opportunity
to young people to learn to row'. Captain Ian Howell followed
on 'This support is a great pat on the back for the hard
work carried out by those who are involved in the Academy.
To have another major local company backing our youth community
project speaks for itself. We are proud of our success and
we are well on our way to being the leading Junior rowing
club in the West Midlands'.
is Martin Hudson (Director PGL) and Ian Howell (Captain)
record 9 wins in one weekend for Ross Rowing Club
Ross club attended two regattas simultaneously this weekend.
The juniors and the men travelling for the first time to
Burton and the ladies and the vets ravelling to the traditional
July regatta at Llandaff. This amounted to 28 entries and
a considerable logistical challenge. The effort was well
worth it with the club stacking up 9 wins.
of the list is j14 sculler Chris Jones who won over the
long 1000m course on Saturday at Llandaff and as well on
the Sunday over the 500 meter course. These wins were backed
up by the ladies senior 2 crew of Kirsty Gwynne , Michelle
Hughes, Robin Perkins, Cathy Fletcher and Cox Dan Ruck who
won in a highly competitive event with many London crews.
Also the club was delighted to see Nikki Wild win in her
ladies novice sculls. Other notable performances were made
by the vet f crew who dead heated in their final and the
ladies senior 3 crew who fought to the semi final in their
event. Also competing were veteran scullers Paul Butler
and Mike Jones, both of which had tough opponents in their
at Burton on Trent the junior squad were taking the regatta
by storm. The Ross club won 5 events which was the largest
of any competing club attending the regatta. Heading the
role of honour was Lucy Jones winning in j12a sculls, Morgan
Baynham Williams winning j12b sculls, Kelly Morris and Rosie
Lindley winning both j12 and j13 double sculls and the j12
quad of Morgan Baynham Williams, Becky plumb, Lucy Jones,
Eleanor Blackwood and Frazer Blackwood coxing won a very
tight final against Burton Leander.
creditable performances were made by the j14 quad which
lost in their final by 2 feet, the j14 double of Hannah
Lewis and Jasmin Brandham Jones which dead heated in their
final and narrowly lost the re-row and George wood who lost
in his semi-final by just 1 foot. After a poorly organized
start Fiona Rogoff rowed brilliantly to put pressure on
her opponent all the way down the course.
the men's squad Jeremy Kelk and Howard Collie lost in the
final of senior 4 double sculls , the men's eight lost the
semi final, Boris Darcy and Joe Bunting lost the semi final
of the senior 3 double sculls and Tim Bunting and Graham
Watling had a creditable row in the quarter final of senior
3 double sculls. Ian Howell and Robin Fletcher lost in their
semi final of Senior 2 double sculls.
results are a testament to the hard work being carried out
amongst these squads and 9 wins on one weekend constitutes
a record for the Ross club. Robin Fletcher (Ladies Captain
and Junior) coach commented this is an amazing result for
the club and is just reward for hard work put in by coaches,
helpers and rowers alike.
are - Back row Frazer Blackwood, Becky Plumb, Eleanor Blackwood,
Morgan Baynham Williams, Lucy Jones, Kelly Morris, Roise
Happy 60th Birthday!
was 60 on Wednesday, 5th July and enjoyed a meal with his
wife, Sue and family at the White Lion on Saturday afternoon.
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