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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The weekly News Magazine for
No. 123 - 29th November 2006
Lights Up for Ross Christmas - Business of the Week]
Trees in Memoriam]
[Ross-in-Bloom Advent Market]
[Market Trading in the Maltings - Using the Photos - Christmas Lunch
at the Ryefield - Christmas Menus]
[Natural Causes - Much Birch Musical - Time and Time Again - Spam -
Letters - For Sale - Weather]
[Wyenot TV] [What's
to Z Site Map] [Property]
Trading in the Maltings
mysterious trader selling Bruce Lee memorabilia and pretty
decorative oriental items set up shop in the middle of the
Maltings early last week. Just out of curiosity, on Saturday
I decided to try and find out what was going on, having
snapped these shots quickly on the way back to the car park
after having spent the morning with Teachers TV.
been short of time for virtually all of the past two weeks,
I asked the friendly staff in Clinton Cards what was going
on and was the stall causing them a problem, being parked
right outside? This was just in passing later in the day
while Tina and I happened to be in the shop as customers.
The two ladies I spoke to did not know where the market
traders had come from but they were quite happy for them
to be located immediately outside their shop as the stall
was not particularly effecting their own sales.
must admit that this answer surprised me. I had expected
the usual, 'we pay our business rates so people should not
trade in the street,' story. Why can't all local shop traders
take this same friendly attitude towards outside events
and traders? We might even still have a Gala day in May
and possibly even, the town might become prosperous again
if they were to do so. Strangely enough, these little added
attractions draw people to town because they are seen as
something different. Especially when photographed and shown
here, where the rest of the world can see them. They make
Ross look like an interesting town to visit. After all,
Ross-on-Wye is a market town and has been since the middle
had intended to ask the market traders themselves where
they were from but the whole thing was gone on Sunday when
I found myself with a little more time to do so. I had parked
in the Maltings whist out photographing the Advent Market,
so walked through to take a look. Saved us some money I
guess because Tina had her eye on some of the ornaments
they were selling but we hadn't the time to stop on Saturday.
Enjoy Using The Wyenot News Photographs
last week's article, I have unlocked all back issues of
Wyenot News so that you can either print the photos for
your personal use or post them on your own web site. I cannot
possibly do the rest of Wyenot.com in one go as it would
take me forever to go through all of the pages individually.
Email me the url of any page you particularly want unlocked
and in most cases I will unlock it for you. Please, please,
please read the terms
and conditions first though. I really will take
legal action against anybody pulling my bandwidth or changing
the photos in any way whatsoever.
the photos really is a huge step for me to take and I have
not made the decision lightly. I realize that it seems like
'just a photo' to you, but to me, every single one
of them took my time - sometimes hours of standing around
waiting in the baking heat, freezing cold or p***ing rain
plus hours spent in my office processing, not to mention
the travel expenses and cost of equipment.
had to clarify one issue following last week's article.
The very next day, I was inundated with emails asking me
to send out my high resolution originals, most asking, 'for
use on my desktop as wallpaper'. By far the majority of
these were asking for 'local winter scenes'. Come
on now - I might not be the brightest of God's creatures
but I wasn't born yesterday! Even I realize that it is the
Christmas card season. Sorry but I will not email high resolution
originals to individuals under any circumstances.
Enough of that. Please enjoy but do not abuse! And
just to prove that I am not as tight as the proverbial duck's
...., click the photo below to download a larger copy (1.88
Mb) that you may use if you wish to make your local scene
Christmas cards, use for desktop wallpaper, print for someone
you don't like to hang on the wall, email to Aunt Fanny
in Fiji - anything except publish commercially.
I took the photo with real 35mm film in my camera one Saturday
morning back in late November 1982, three years before the
birth of my oldest son, Matt. When the Post Office didn't
sell beer and curry and the red 'beanies' worn by those
in the picture were called 'hats'. It was taken from the
junction of Gloucester Road and Cantilupe Road, Ross-on-Wye,
looking towards the Market House.
Folking Event at the White Lion!
Wednesday 6th December Tina is hoping to host an open acoustic
music session at the White Lion, Wilton to begin at around
8:30 pm. Anybody who enjoys playing an instrument or singing,
telling stories etc. is welcome to take part as is anybody
who enjoys listening.
you would like to take part in this one off session or for
further information, please contact Tina at The White
Lion on 07796 410 376 so that we know roughly how many
people will be attending.
look forward to seeing you there.
for Christmas Lunch at the Ryefield Centre
group representing both the Ryefield Centre and Ross Lions
met on Friday, 24th November to discuss arrangements for
providing the elderly of Ross with lunch on Christmas Day.
Pictured below at the meeting are Beverly and Dennis Humble,
Debbie Griffiths and Gordon Lucas, who represents Ross Lions.
year's Christmas Lunch at the Ryefield Centre (Pictured
76 of Wyenot News), with bagpipe and keyboard
entertainment was one of the events I most enjoyed photographing
during 2005 as everybody present, those providing and those
there as guests seemed to be enjoying themselves.
shall be covering the event again this coming Christmas
Day and pictures will appear in the edition of Wyenot News
between Christmas and the New Year. (Hopefully that issue
will run on Wednesday, 27th but I may have to run a day
or two late as I'm not yet sure about hospital arrangements
over the Christmas period regarding Matt's treatment.)
Rope Walk, Ross-on-Wye. Ref: P2270557_27 February 2004.
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