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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The weekly News Magazine for
No. 109 - 23rd August 2006
Week - [Outstanding
A Level Success at JKHS - Age Concern Relay]
- Ross Live!]
Market - Russell - Heritage Art Exhibition - Where Wild Things Play]
[Michelle's Fund-raiser - New Children's Centre - Backney Memorial
- Gorsley Festival - Nature Watch - JD's - Weather]
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Helps Cancer and Heart Disease Sufferers
Michelle Powles, from 'Touch of Class' hairdressers in Coughton
decided to celebrate her 40th birthday recently by raising
money for both Macmillan Cancer Support and the British
Heart Foundation. She raised the money in memory of her
was raised and on Thursday, 17th August, Michelle handed
a cheque for £505 to each of the charities at Ross
would like to thank her family, friends and customers of
her hairdressing business for raising the money and giving
her 'the best birthday present she could have wished for'.
below, Michelle hands £505 to Marion Contreras of
the Ross Macmillan Committee (left) and £510 to Carol
Hughes, Chairman of Ross and South Herefordshire branch
of the British Heart Foundation (right).
Children's Centre For Ross
Confirmation has been received that the new Children's Centre
for Ross will be sited at the Ryefield Centre and plans
for necessary alterations to the building will be on public
A team from Herefordshire EYDCP Childcare Services are meeting
with groups and individuals asking for ideas and suggestions
for services to be offered, and Liz Davies would love to
hear from, and talk to, anybody with an interest in the
Humble of the Ryefield Centre said 'We are pleased to welcome
the development of this fantastic facility within our multi-use
building, and we look forward to being involved in developing
services for the families in and around Ross'.
Many children's groups already use the building to hold
regular meetings, including a post natal group, NCT, Jumpstart,
childminders, Homestart, The Toy Library and, of course,
Green Nappies. As well as holding a regular 'Young Mum's'
group at The Ryefield Centre, Jumpstart has been running
a pilot soft play scheme for the Children's Centre at The
Lea during the summer term.
Stevenson of Jumpstart said "We are very excited to be working
with the Childcare Services on this initiative. The scheme
running at The Lea, with support from local Health Visitors,
has been a great success, one on which we hope to build."
is a good example of how services could be rolled out into
the rural areas from a centre in Ross. This is a very exciting
time for the families of Ross-on-Wye and any interested
parties are invited to contact either The Ryefield Centre
or Liz Davies or Lea Abbott at the Herefordshire EYDCP Childcare
Services in Hereford on 01432 260891.
Adele Dahlgren - Childminder, Helen Thomas - National Childbirth
Trust, Jill Hiscox - Home Start, Elizabeth Davies - EYDCP, Dennis
Humble, Alison Williams - Ross Community Hospital, Pam Stevenson
- Jumpstart and Aimee.
Memorial - The Father Who Died While Saving His Son
Following last week's letter from Phil Wheeldon asking for
information on the memorial at Backney to 'H.E. August 5th.
1904,' I would like to thank Nigel Heins, News Editor of
the Hereford Times, who wrote in with the following
used to jog past the memorial when I lived in Ross and researched
the background. H. E. was the Reverend Helier Evans, vicar
of nearby Brampton Abbotts, who died saving the life of
his son who got into trouble in the Wye during a swimming
son lived to a ripe old age. I wrote a feature on the tragedy
at the time of the anniversary which appeared in my Flashback
series in the Hereford Times.'
did also kindly provide a copy of his Hereford Times
article but unfortunately, for technical reasons to do with
image resolution, I was unable to reproduce it here. Maybe
I will be able to at a later date.
memorial cross at Backney.
Top Goes Up At Gorsley In Spite Of A Hailstorm!
A freak storm hit as Pastor John Lewis (top right) and workers
from Gorsley Baptist Chapel, on the borders of Herefordshire
and Gloucestershire, helped to erect a giant Big Top seating
1,200 people for Gorsley's big event - the Chapel's annual
Christian Festival held over the August Bank Holiday weekend.
Festival, now in its 27th year, attracts over 6,000 people,
opening on Thursday 24th August and running until the Monday
invitations have gone out to homes in surrounding villages
with many more people expected to travel in from further
American Evangelist Louis Giglio will feature, along with
one of the UK's most dynamic speakers, the Bishop of Bristol,
of Gorsley Baptist Church, John Lewis who is leading the
event, said, 'The Church in the UK has gone to sleep, in
spite of this, people are still searching for answers to
the 'Bigger' questions of life, and have major concerns
for their families. Our hope is that ordinary people, who
don't go to church, will come and discover the real Jesus
who can provide the answers and transform their lives.'
event has developed from the unique Flower Festival, displaying
Bible texts in floral arrangements, with this year's theme
being 'Fresh strength for life's journey'.
Hill, Bishop of Bristol, says, 'Gorsley is a unique church
which is bucking the trend of decline in rural area's. I
hope people will come and see what God is doing there'.
Chapel literally overflows out of its main building into
a series of marquees, with adjacent fields used to provide
camping facilities for visitors who come from all over the
country, as well as overseas.
and children are catered for alongside the main event with
the Gorsley Youth Fest 06, featuring live bands, the Viz
A Viz Theatre Company and other attractions.
publican Geoff Byrne, of the Roadmaker Inn, is getting behind
the chapel's work, saying 'We have spent long hours during
the dry summer watering our flowers so that visitors will
enjoy coming here too - the chapel's a great place and the
message that goes out from there can really help people!'
- Jacqueline's Holiday Weekend Opening
Jacqueline's NiteSpot will be open on Friday and Saturday
night until 3am.
JD's bar is also open Sunday night until late.
Cafe will also be open every day from 10:00 am serving All
Day Breakfasts, Home-made Dishes and Snacks etc.
photographed this rather pretty butterfly whilst having
coffee with a friend at the White Lion, at Wilton on Sunday
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, 14th August 2006
Temperature at 10cm Depth (°F)
Temperature at 30cm Depth (°F)
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