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Wyenot News - The weekly News Magazine for Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Issue No. 123 - 29th November 2006
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[Planting 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]

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Market Trading in the Maltings

A 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.

Having 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.

I 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 ages.

I 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.

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Enjoy Using The Wyenot News Photographs

Following 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 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.

Freeing 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.

I 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.

Anyway. 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.

Read the Terms and conditions then click to download full size original .

Another Folking Event at the White Lion!

On 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.

If 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.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Preparing for Christmas Lunch at the Ryefield Centre

A 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.

Last year's Christmas Lunch at the Ryefield Centre (Pictured in Issue 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.

I 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.)

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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]

[The Inn on the Wye]

If you advertise with and would like your restaurant's Christmas menu available to view on-line here, please post a copy to:
Wyenot News, 1, Hillview Road, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire. HR9 7EY.

This is a free service - available only to restaurants / pubs which are currently advertised on!

Rope Walk, Ross-on-Wye. Ref: P2270557_27 February 2004.

Important: This is just not the usual 'click to get it out of the way' thing.
[Please read these terms and conditions before using any Wyenot News photograph]

They must not be ignored!

Ordering Prints

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Prints are only available for photographs taken by Wyenot News (Not of those which have been sent in by readers).

Prints of 'people' photographs are only available to those directly involved in the news event covered. i.e. I do not sell prints of people to the general public.

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