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Issue No. 121 - 15th November 2006
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This Week - [Remembrance Sunday - Business of the Week]
[Egyptian Decorative Art - Korean Veterans' Service - Home Start are Asking]
[Endoscopy Unit - French Students - Chelsea Pensioners Remembered - Funeral of Chris Collins - Christmas Menus]
[The Twilight Zone - Specsavers helping the Third World - Readers' Photos - Letters - Rugby - Weather Station]

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New Endoscopy Unit at Ross Cottage Hospital

Staff at Ross Community Hospital are extremely grateful for all the support and fund raising undertaken by the League of Friends, who recently funded a new endoscopy unit in Ross. The new unit replaces the old 'cramped' area with an excellent endoscopy room, waiting room, recovery area and an interview area. A much nicer environment for patients.

Professor Jonathan Brown, Consultant Gastro-enterologist from Gloucester Royal Hospital was a guest at the League of Friends AGM on Thursday, 9th November and gave a talk about and tour of the new endoscopy unit.

Locality Managers Catherine Blackaby and Fiona Smith said, 'The League of Friends enable us to enhance the facilities available at the hospital for patients, carers and staff. This year key areas of support from the League have been the refurbishment of our Endoscopy Suite, resulting in a very high standard of facilities locally. They have assisted in the purchase of a new ultrasound machine to improve the quality of diagnostic and ante natal images available and they have purchased a wide range of hand therapy equipment for the occupational therapy department to facilitate patients rehabilitation.'

Professor Jonathan Brown demonstrates an endoscope in the new unit. Ref: DSC_8821

Julie Alcester, Professor Jonathan Brown, Wendy Ing, Chairman of League of Friends, Fiona Smith, Job share Locality Manager, Heather Jackson, League of Friends and Catherine Blackaby, Job share Locality Manager. Ref: DSC_8828

French Students Help Out at Ross Pre-school

Pictured below, French students Marine Mahiec and Trivic Anais, who are visiting England from Conde as part of a JKHS and Twinning Association student exchange, helped out at Ross Pre-school playgroup as part of their English studies. Both enjoyed themselves and the Pre-school children were happy to have them around.

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Chelsea Pensioners' Remembered

Veteran Soldiers laid a wreath on Sunday at the memorial to William Henry Lockley, Captain of Invalids and the other twenty two pensioners who died whilst evacuated to Ross during the 2nd World War.

Pictured below at the Memorial are Veterans, David King, Michael Rouse with Herefordshire Councillor, Harry Bramer who is the current owner of Rudhall Manor.

Also below is a letter from Major General A. P. N. Currie CB who is the Lieutenant Governor of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea. Local historian, Gordon Amand has been researching the Chelsea Pensioners' stay in Ross and has arranged an exhibition which will be taking place at Ross Heritage Centre, opening on Tuesday 14th November.

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The Funeral of Chris Collins

The funeral of local biker, Chris Collins took place on Thursday, 2nd November at St Mary’s Parish Church, Ross-on-Wye. Chris, who was 47 years of age was killed in a road traffic accident on Saturday, 21st October, whilst riding through the Brecon Beacons.

A congregation of three hundred people attended the celebration of Chris’s life with tributes being paid to him from his wife, daughters, employer of sixteen years Antony Lowther and close family and biker friend Garry Rickman. An impressive cavalcade of fifteen bikers from the ‘Wednesday Night Biking Gang' followed the hearse from the church to the private cremation in the Forest of Dean.

Chris’s wife Liz and daughters Sophie and Lillie would like to express their deepest gratitude to all who attended the service, offering condolences and generous donations to the nominated charities, namely: The Alzheimer’s Society and The Brain Tumour Research Trust. In particular, they would like to pass on their thanks to their closest family and friends who have provided care, support and sympathy to them during this very tragic and emotional time.

Chris will be sadly missed not only by his family and close friends but the local Ross community in general.

Christmas Menus 2006

Are you looking for somewhere to enjoy a Christmas Meal with your family or for somewhere to hold your annual company Christmas Dinner?

Over the coming weeks, Wyenot News will be making menus from local restaurants available to view on-line or print.

Click the links below to view menus available so far in a separate window (close window when finished). Links are placed in order of when received. This article will be repeated with a different 'Winter' photo weekly until Christmas:

[White Lion Christmas Menu] * [The Bridge at Wilton Christmas Menu]

[Pengethley Manor Menu - 'Murder at the Manor' 8th December]

[The Castle Lodge Hotel] * [The Chasedale Hotel] * [Wilton Court Mulberry Restaurant]

[The Saracen's Head] * [The King's Head] * [The Prince of Wales]

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Wyenot News, 1, Hillview Road, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire. HR9 7EY.

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Bull's Hill, Ross-on-Wye. Ref: P3120713_12 March 2004.

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