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Issue No. 115 - 4th October 2006
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Happy 60th Birthday Lyn!

Congratulations to Lyn Tomlinson, who celebrated her 60th Birthday on Monday, 2nd October! A surprise birthday party was held for Lyn at the Phoenix Theatre following Sunday evening's Ross in Bloom Awards, at which a superb buffet was arranged via The Priory café in High Street. The party was arranged by Lyn's friends.

The photographs below show Lyn with her friends enjoying a buffet tea and drinks at the Phoenix Theatre on Sunday evening.



A Carnival Buffet

Thank you to members of Ross Carnival Committee for a wonderful evening on Friday, 29th September. Members of the Committee and guests were invited to a social evening in Council Chambers at the Corn Exchange. Margaret Lucas, who cooks roast beef just like my mum used to, prepared an excellent buffet lunch and Ann Gray provided drinks.

A nice evening in good company was enjoyed by all and I am looking forward to the 2007 Carnival, which being the 30th Anniversary event, promises to be a very special occasion. Details of this event will be published on as soon as the plans begin to take shape.


Chelsea Pensioners

Below are two photographs of the Chelsea pensioners in Ross during the 1940's. The wedding guard of honour picture was taken at Brampton Abbotts church. These were sent in by Gordon Amand, who wonders if anybody can give him any more details, such as the names of the couple who were married and the date.

Any information would be gratefully received. If you are able to help with information, please email and I will put you in tough with Gordon. Gordon would like to thank Theresa Phillips, who gave him these photos.


Ross on Wye 34 Bristol Aerospace 3.

After a win and loss away in their initial league matches Ross were looking for a performance in their first home league game of the season. In front of a vocal crowd and good playing conditions this was an ideal opportunity to send a message to the rest of the league. Ross did not disappoint, dominating possession, attack and defence to register their first eighty minute display of the season and in doing so send a message that Ross are looking to build a fortress mentality at home.

From the kick off Ross were quicker in deed and thought as they looked a yard quicker than their opposition. The whole Ross pack offered themselves in the "hard yards" department and during the first quarter Bristol hardly got a touch of the ball. Initially their defence held however. After a constant pounding from not only the Ross pack, but also the midfield, Mike Davies crashed through a forlorn defence to open the scoring.

Ross continued to dominate proceedings from the kick off and with Adam Clements crashing over the gainline every time he got the ball, the Ross pack continued to dominate proceedings. From another attack the ball was moved quickly to the left for wing Dan Weston to score wide out giving Ross a 10-0 lead. During the second quarter Bristol tried to rally. However, every time they got their hands on the ball they were met by two, three or four Ross defenders. This led to mistakes and from another Ross turnover Mike Davies added a second score to put Ross 15-0 up. In the closing minutes of the half Bristol got on the score sheet with a penalty giving a half-time score of 15-3.

The second half did not bring any relief to the away team. Ross continued to dominate possession with the lineout, proving especially productive with Nick Rawlings finding his jumpers every time. From this stream of possession Ross were able to launch attack after attack and after further good work from the forwards the ball was moved right for Adam Clements to score in the corner.

With the game won Ross now looked to open up the game. They moved the ball at every opportunity and with the away defence running out of tacklers, Mike Davies completed his hat trick before Chay Brine finished off the proceedings with a score himself, giving a final score of 34-3.

Ross would like to thank Gwalia for sponsoring the game. Ross's next fixture is a cup game at Avonvale near Bath. Kick off is at 3 pm.

Wyenot Visitor Figures September 2006

As expected, visitors looking for accommodation dropped slightly during September bringing Wyenot News to the second most visited area of People are still looking for local accommodation though and the 'Accommodation' page of was the third most visited on the site.

On the average day in September, 1,065 people viewed 3,966 pages of The most visited pages were the 'Home' page, followed by 'Wyenot News' followed by 'Accommodation'.

Due to reasons which I think are very sad actually, the video footage of Tina chatting to Chris and Ingrid Tarrant at the White Lion Inn hit the big time during September as far as viewings are concerned. I do wish the tabloid press would not interfere in people's private lives.

Visitor Statistics for during September 2006
Monthly Statistics for September 2006
Total Hits 672227
Total Files 534124
Total Pages 119007
Total Visits 31958
Total KBytes 11882113
. Avg Max
Hits per Hour 933 3544
Hits per Day 22407 30364
Files per Day 17804 24159
Pages per Day 3966 5628
Visits per Day 1065 1252
Kbytes per Day 396070 537533

Visitor Statistics Summary for - October 2005 to September 2006
Summary by Month
Month Daily Avg Monthly Totals
Hits Files Pages Visits Sites Kbytes Visits Pages Files Hits
Sep 2006 22407 17804 3966 1065 15193 11882113 31958 119007 534124 672227
Aug 2006 28778 22780 4963 1119 17584 15968582 34714 153862 706182 892128
Jul 2006 25677 19874 4184 1207 16417 13344869 37431 129709 616097 795988
Jun 2006 19385 15425 3553 1125 14490 10682790 33758 106609 462750 581559
May 2006 21853 17167 3630 1107 16949 13243955 34317 112540 532178 677473
Apr 2006 22491 16166 5296 1090 16598 10710776 32716 158896 484989 674748
Mar 2006 18788 14528 3248 1216 16047 9596156 37711 100692 450398 582446
Feb 2006 17666 13701 3061 862 13167 8001155 24150 85728 383645 494670
Jan 2006 16527 13053 2625 833 13130 8522052 25823 81379 404645 512345
Dec 2005 11496 8966 2106 609 9303 5664908 18906 65313 277954 356376
Nov 2005 13735 11058 2600 676 12704 6635494 20285 78005 331768 412053
Oct 2005 13169 10600 2266 664 11072 6299929 20604 70259 328602 408242
Totals 120552779 352373 1261999 5513332 7060255

Ross-on-Wye 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.

Figures for week commencing Monday, 25th September 2006
n Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat. Sun.
Sunshine (hours) 2.8 9.1 0 4.5 0.6 3.4 2.2
Rainfall (mm) 0 0 0.5 1.1 5.8 12.4 20.6
Rainfall (inches) 0 0 .02 .04 .23 .49 0.8
Maximum Temperature (C) 21 21 18 20 17 19 18
Maximum Temperature (F) 70 70 64 68 63 66 64
Minimum Temperature (C) 11 11 11 15 13 9 13
Minimum Temperature (F) 52 52 52 59 55 48 55
Soil Temperature at 10cm Depth (F) 60 57 59 59 60 55 57
Soil Temperature at 30cm Depth (F) 64 64 64 64 64 62 62

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