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News - The weekly News Magazine for
No. 114 - 27th September 2006
Week - [Welcome to Ashfield Primary - Alfred Evans - Jump
Start - Home Start - Grammar School Scarf]
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to Ashfield Primary School
Ashfield Park Primary School is delighted to welcome the
new 2006 reception class to school. The children have settled
in really well and are pictured below by the new Nursery
Fence and redecorated play house.
Hilary Hines, the Head Teacher and Mrs. Duvall, Head of
the Foundation Stage are thrilled with the newly refurbished
Nursery fence. They would like to thank Mr. Kevin Bonehill,
a school governor who led the team who removed the old damaged
fence and erected and painted the new one during the summer
break. In addition, warm thanks go to other governors, staff
and their families who helped with the task, Bradford Building
Supplies and Walford Sawmills, who were generous in helping
to provide materials.
Park Primary School is also delighted that Brian Evans,
pictured in the photograph below has joined the school to
school would like to extend a welcome to parents and prospective
parents to come into school on the morning of Friday 29th
September between 10:00 and 11:15 when a Coffee Morning
will be held to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Relief.
Furnell, James Bonehill, Ruth Andrews, Lucy Bonehill, Marion Bonehill,
Gaynor Duvall, Angharad Doughty, Tony Probert, new teacher Brian
Evans, David Heggie and Sue O'Donnell with the 2006 reception class.
park Primary School would also like to welcome their new nursery
class. Some of the children only started last week. Above and below,
the morning class can be seen with Kevin Bonehill, who with the
help of Emily Barbour, officially cut the ribbon to open the new
school fence and play house on Friday, 22nd September. In the photo
with the children are Mrs. Hilary Hines, Marion Bonehill, Lucy Bonehill,
James Bonehill. DSC_6557
Alfred Evans 1st December 1928 - 9th September 2006
Wyenot News was sad to learn of the death of Mr. Alfred
Evans, who passed away on Saturday 9th September 2006.
operated his own taxi service for many years, always ready
to lend a hand with loading the shopping and enjoying a
friendly chat on the drive home. He often spoke of his large
family, making it very apparent that he loved each and every
one of them. Alf was a keen football supporter and was a
bit of a sportsman himself. In fact he once won the Ross
to Hereford Road Race.
first of the two photographs below is of Alf at the reopening
of The Prince of Wales in May of this year. As always, enjoying
a cheerful chat and a beer.
second photograph is of the beautiful white horse drawn
carriage, which carried Alf through the streets of Ross-on-Wye
to St. Mary's Church on Thursday 21st September, where many
people waited to pay their last respects to him.
thoughts are with his family at this time.
Start Celebrate 10 Years
Jump start has been going for ten years and on Wednesday,
20th September they held a celebration at the Royal Hotel
prior to their AGM. Invitations were sent to people who
have been involved with Jump Start over the past ten years
and many came along to celebrate.
Start has expanded and improved over the years. Initially,
sessions were only held in Upton Bishop, Ross and Bishopswood.
Now however they are working with the support of Health
Visitors and Herefordshire Council's 'Early Years' and have
sessions in many places in the county.
you would like more information on Jumpstart, they have
their own website at www.jumpstartkidz.org.uk.
Brina, Sarah Jones, Imogen Seal, Sam Balm, Isabel Urding and Emily
Taylor and Mike, Gran - Glenise Szollosi and Joseph Tyler, Angie
Dobbs and Aaran Dobbs. DSC_6454
100th Birthday, Marjorie!
Congratulations to Marjorie Williams of 'The Beeches', Llangarron,
who celebrated her 100th Birthday on Saturday, 23rd September
at Garron Fields, Llangarron on 23rd September 1906, Marjorie
has lived in the village all her life. Her father was a
baker, who delivered bread on a pony and trap. Marjorie
helped with the deliveries.
married John Williams on 6th October 1928. She lives alone
now and is very capable of looking after herself.
3 children, 11 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and
5 great, great grandchildren plus many friends helped her
celebrate her birthday at Llangarron Village Hall on Saturday.
is a wonderful lady with many friends and a wonderful memory'.
Home Start Tea Party
Home Start Herefordshire held a tea party on Thursday, 21st
September as part of a nationwide fund raising initiative
for the group. Herefordshire Home Start is an independent
charity which is linked to Home Start nationally. They support
families with children under 5 years old that find themselves
Ross-on-Wye group meet regularly and have a toy library,
which can be accessed by anybody for a small fee.
Start in Ross are looking for volunteer helpers. If you
would like to help, please call Jo Grafton on 01432 371212.
It is also not too late if you would like to hold your own
tea party to raise funds for the group. Up until the end
of October you can get a pack which contains details and
leaflets to help.
row: Gussie Stephens, Mary Deaville, Lisa Brady, Jill Hiscocks (Manager
HSS), Barbara Stevens (Organizer), Polly Langford (Volunteer), Jo
Grafton (Marketing and Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator) and Kelly
Bullock. Front row: Tonia Lennane, Mandy Preece (Family Group Coordinator)
and Caroline Richardson. DSC_6457
School Scarf - Can you help?
I received the following letter last week. I am unable to
help personally but another reader of Wyenot News may be
able to. If so, would you please email
me and I will put you in touch with Kerry-Jane.
don't know whether you will be able to assist me or not
but I really do not know where else to start. My mother
and her best friend (who still meet up) attended Ross Grammar
School in 1947. They are both desperate to purchase a School
Scarf (Burgundy and Green) and I have promised to assist
them. Would you have any idea at all where I could obtain
two or would you have any contacts that would be able to
assist? Any help you can offer will be greatly appreciated.
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