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Issue No. 119 - 1st November 2006
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Autumn Views of Wilton Castle

I took the three photos of Wilton Castle below on a beautiful autumnal Sunday Morning, 29th October whilst out taking Eric (the half a dog) for a walk.

Dogs being what they are, Eric rolled on his back in the biggest, runniest cow pat I have ever seen whilst I was taking the photos. This made me view the popular phrase amongst restaurateurs, 'Flavours of Herefordshire' from a completely different angle when I had to take him home in the car. Strange how Eric will willingly jump into stagnant pond water or roll happily in mud but as soon as I mention the word 'bath', he becomes a quivering wreck and tries to hide.

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Autumn in the Forest of Dean by Mike Arnison

Herefordshire and the Wye Valley In Bloom

Herefordshire & Wye Valley in Bloom is a forum set up by all the "In Bloomers" throughout the country to exchange ideas, solve problems and to generally help one another along the road towards good results in the Heart of England in Bloom Campaign. A representative from Heart of England in Bloom is also on hand to offer advice, answer queries and to give general information on how the campaign is running for the coming year.

Last month the group held their Annual General Meeting in the Town Council Chamber in Ross-on-Wye and the very successful season for 2006 was discussed. Hereford, Leominster, Bromyard, Tarrington and Eardisland had taken part, together with four Neighbourhoods. With high awards to all of them and some individual awards to members of HWVinB, the county had succeeded to a very high standard once again this year. This was despite Ross and Ledbury being unable to take part due to lack of volunteers to run the campaign. The following were elected to serve on the committee for the forthcoming year. Chairman (Joint post) - Mary Sinclair Powell of Ross and Gill Churchill of Bromyard. Vice-Chairman - Derek Wareham of Eardisland Treasurer - Roger Peaker of Hereford. Mary is also the Minutes Secretary for the coming year.

The group are always looking for new members from villages and neighbourhoods who are interested in taking up the 'In Bloom' campaign. There is an allocation of grant money to the group each year from Herefordshire Council, which is distributed pro-rata amongst each Heart of England entrant and helps towards their next campaign entry. Meetings are held approximately four times a year, rotating the venue through each member's area. The group also organizes competitions amongst Conservation and Village areas. If you are interested in joining the in Bloomers, would like to form a Neighbourhood Group, would perhaps enter the two county competitions for next year or would like to know more generally, please write to the HWVinB Chair c/o 4 Greytree Rise, Ross-on-Wye, HR9 7HU.

Highly Commended Mill Race

Pictured below are Leanne Mayo, Aaron Simms and Rebecca Bennett of the Mill Race at Walford. The Mill Race was recently highly commended in the 'Flavours of Herefordshire Pub of the Year' awards.

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Junior Vase Cup Round 2

Ross on Wye 7 Bristol Saracens 16

After six weeks unbeaten run in league and cup matches, Ross were confident that they could prevail against Glos. Division 1 side Bristol Saracens in the Junior Vase Cup, however after a stop start encounter that Ross were refereed out of, they came up short losing 16-7. This leaves their concentration focused on league rugby for the remainder of the season.

Ross started the brightest, with Gavin Oates and Mike Davies delivering quality ball for the Ross three quarters. Adam Clements and Huw Bellamy worked hard to break down the Bristol defence, however Bristol remained firm and after securing possession their fly half sent up a speculative kick that fell into the arms of their winger. He coasted in to score under the posts. After a good start, Ross found them selves 7-0 down. This did not perturb them however as they established control of the game. Looking dangerous every time they moved the ball wide, it seemed only a matter of time before Ross established their dominance on the score board. Unfortunately though, every time they looked like scoring the ref's whistle intervened. This played into the hands of Saracens as they closed the half out 7-0 up.

With victory in their grasp Saracens dominated the close forward encounters in the second half. Ross worked hard to increase the pace of the game, however the referee seemed content to use his whistle every time the pace of the game increased. This played perfectly into the hands of Saracens as they ,with the help help of the referee, closed they game out winning 16-7.

Next Saturday Ross are back in league action against Tetbury.

Ross Lions Fireworks

Ross Lions will be holding their annual Bonfire and Fireworks night on Saturday, 4th November, at the Chase Hotel.

This year's show will include a promotional activity from the Creative Learning Centre; music, light shows and more.

The gates will open at 6.00.

Bonfire at 7.00.

Fireworks at 7.30.

Adults 4 children 2.

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, 23rd October 2006
n Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat. Sun.
Sunshine (hours) 0.9 6.4 0 5.7 2.0 0.7 6.8
Rainfall (mm) 4.3 0.5 11.6 0 Trace 0 0
Rainfall (inches) .17 .02 .46 0 Trace 0 0
Maximum Temperature (C) 13 15 17 16 15 18 15
Maximum Temperature (F) 55 59 63 61 59 64 59
Minimum Temperature (C) 7 8 6 9 6 9 11
Minimum Temperature (F) 45 46 43 48 43 48 52
Soil Temperature at 10cm Depth (F) 50 53 50 55 48 55 54
Soil Temperature at 30cm Depth (F) 57 56 56 56 55 55 56

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