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Issue No. 123 - 29th November 2006
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Planting Trees in Memoriam

A planting of memorial trees took place by the banks of the River Wye on Friday 24th November in memory of four women who each made outstanding contributions to their beloved town of Ross-on-Wye. This touching event was organized by Ross in Bloom Chairman Mrs. Margaret Lucas with the help of Mary Sinclair Powell, who invited the close friends and family of the four women to join in this celebration of their lives and works.

The first tree planted was a lime tree in memory of Mrs. Jacqueline Danter, who was an outstanding member of the community. Her birthday coincided with the tree planting ceremony. Mrs Danter, or Jacqui as everybody knew her, was a property holder in Ross-on-Wye and also ran the town's night club. Jacqui was a larger than life character who helped many local organizations in Ross-on-Wye, who will always be grateful to her.

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Jacqui Danter's tree was Christened By Margaret Lucas with a hat, gin and tonic and cigarette. Ref: DSC_9481

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Daughter Charmain plants Jacqui's lime tree. Ref: DSC_9485

The second tree planted was in memory of Mrs. Pauline Di Palma, who along with her husband created the Lost Street Museum which brought many tourists to the town. Sadly, along with Mr. and Mrs. DI Palma, the museum is no longer with us. A glinkgo tree was planted in her memory.

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Planting Pauline Di Palma's Glekgo tree. Ref: DSC_9492

People will not only remember Mary Dew her for being elected three times as Mayor of Ross-on-Wye. Mrs. Dew worked tirelessly along with Ross in Bloom to make Ross-on-Wye a more attractive town to visit, by planting bulbs, co-ordinating floral displays and encouraging others to create beautiful gardens for all to enjoy. In her memory a copper beach tree was planted.

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Planting Mary Dew's Copper Beach tree. Ref: DSC_9495

Mrs. Peggy Fisher was also remembered in the ceremony and an English cherry tree was planted for her. Peggy was referred to her as 'The quiet one.' Mrs. Fisher had been a Mayor of Ross-on-Wye and represented the town well. She was one of the first people to rush down to Brookend Street during the floods of 2000, to see if there was anything she could do to help. Mrs. Fisher also instigated prayers before each town council meeting and these continue still.

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Planting Peggie fisher's English Cherry tree. Ref: DSC_9509

These four trees were planted as a 'Thank you' to Pauline, Mary, Jacqui and Peggy for their huge contributions to the town of Ross-on-Wye. The town of Ross-on-Wye misses you all!

Peggie Fisher's family, Emily Wendy and Clare Gething-Lewis and Sally Blackmore. Ref: DSC_9515

Tina Sutton, Gillian Sutton, Carol Alim, Josie Whittingham, Charmaine Danter, Lilian Sutton with Margaret Lucas, Mary Powell and Sylvia Stanley. Ref: DSC_9523

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