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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]
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Phoenix Theatre Company is currently presenting Natural
Causes by Eric Chappell which runs until Saturday 2nd December.
The play begins at 7.30pm.
Causes is a wickedly funny comedy with as many twists and
turns as some of the local minor roads. In fact the play
is also a thriller involving murders that may not be murders,
suicides that may not be suicides, and victims who may not
turn out to be victims. In other words, it is a typical
tale of English suburban life with some bizarre input from
some eccentric visitors who don't take matters of life and
death too seriously. Romance is also part of the mix, but
with this playwright don't expect it to be anywhere near
conventional. You may want to try some painkillers because
your sides may well begin to ache after a short exposure
to this wacky play.
box office is open from at The Phoenix Theatre between 10.30am
and 12.30pm. Telephone 01989 564570. The Heritage Centre
also sell tickets, which cost £6.00. Telephone
01432 260675 between 10.30am and 4.30pm.
to right: Tanya Carrington, Dave Thompson, Howard Owen, Paul Delaney
and Anne Stirrup.
Musical Song Performances in Much Birch
Halfway Community Theatre performed songs from British musicals
at Much Birch Village Hall over the weekend, to an audience
of around eighty per show. The evenings took the form of
a split show with a supper served during the break. Donations
from money raised at performances are given to two local
charities per year, which are decided by members of the
theatre and members of the committee.
Halfway Community Theatre, based at Much Birch Village Hall
is a small group of mixed-age concert party enthusiasts.
They present two main 'supper concerts' per year for two
nights at a time, singing songs which are interspersed with
monologues, poems and even the odd sketch. Past concert
themes have included, 'A Musical Tour of the British Isles',
'Stars and Stripes', 'Rustle of Spring' plus last weekend's
performance, which included music ranging from folk ballads
through to popular airs and tunes from shows.
are fortunate enough to have a Musical Director who is an
ex-professional accompanist and singer, and members include
semi-professional singers and actors, one or two teenagers
and a large number of keen amateurs who may or may not be
able to read music.'
members are always welcome. If you are interested in joining
the group, you are welcome to call Sally Hayter on 01981
and Time Again
year's Autumn production of the Goodrich Arts Society was
Alan Ayckbourn's comedy Time and Time Again. Ayckbourn is
staple fare for amateur theatre groups and this play is
one of his best. Time and Time Again was performed at Goodrich
Village Hall from last Wednesday to Saturday.
written in 1971, the play translates easily to the present
day. The humour comes from the fact that we all recognize
something of ourselves in the characters. The play is set
in the garden of a suburban house of the Bakers which adjoins
a recreation field where football and cricket is played
as the seasons unfold, both of which play a large part in
and Time Again centres around Leonard who, when not talking
to the garden gnome Bernard, catches the eye of Joan the
fiancee of sport mad Peter. Leonard's sexually frustrated
brother-in-law Graham Baker also makes a move towards Joan.
When Graham catches Leonard and Joan kissing in the garden
pond, Graham and his wife Anna decide that Peter must be
told of the relationship. However Leonard's attempt at telling
Peter the truth takes an unexpected turn.
cast included Andy Petersen, Glen Cawdeary and Lucy Davies,
all of whom appeared in the Goodrich productions of Ayckbourn's
Table Manners and Living Together. Also in the cast are
Barbara Isle and Tim Morris who both appeared in the last
Goodrich production of Fish Out of Water.
f ront: Lucy Davies. Back row: Barbara Isle, Glen Cawdeary, Tim
Morris & Andy Petersen
Spam, Spam, Spam
you think you get sent a lot of spam (junk emails) just
take a look at the screen print below, which is from my
Wyenot News main computer this morning (Monday). The 4,190
junk mails came in over night and this is not a one off
- it happens every morning of the year when I load my email
programme. I delete these and they then keep coming at the
same rate throughout the day. It drives me mental.
reason I receive so many is because 'wyenot.com' has become
a extremely highly visited web domain averaging around 25,000
hits per day - 'hits' meaning that something out there is
accessing files/images on the wyenot web server. About 5,000
of those 'hits' per day are genuine visitors to Wyenot.com
and Wyenot News.
site is getting more and more popular every year, which
is great, but this can also cause problems. Next year, I
might have to think about killing off the .com mail server
entirely and using wyenot.co.uk (which I also own) just
for the purpose of receiving email as I have kept that domain
as a reserve and it does not yet get 'spammed'.
thing is, 99.9% of these emails are sent out by sad Americans
who insist on offering me Wall Street stock exchange information,
cheap drugs or the opportunity to get a 'big dick'. If I
wanted one of those, I would move to the USA - it's absolutely
full of 'em!
you receive your twenty or so junk mails per day, please
think of me, tearing what's left of my hair out in frustration
while I have to wait half an hour for them all to download
before I can begin to sort out the half a dozen or so genuine
would let them download overnight but I dare not risk it.
I always close the email program at nights in case one of
the junk mails contains a malicious script which bypasses
for the Titmuss Family
few weeks ago I met and chatted to a driver at Bedford about
Ross, I had explained to him that from 0 to 14 years old
I spent every summer and more at my grandparents cottage,
3 Sandyway Cottages at Weston and wondered what ever happened
to the Titmuss family who lived next door? He
suggested that I contact you as you may be able to help.
wife and I now visit Ross from Chatham in Kent every year
in May as my grandparents and father are buried at St. Lawrence,
Weston. We stay at the Hostelry in Goodrich for a long weekend.
We once met David in the Weston cross many years ago when
my Dad was alive. Anyway, I just thought it would be nice
to meet them all again after all these years!
boys that I knew were Francis and David and the girls were
Pamela, Rosemary and Sandra (who if I remember rightly shares
the same birthday 28 August).
It would be nice to see them all again and may be all have
a drink together, of course if everybody felt the same!
Alan I do hope that you do not mind the intrusion and hope
you may pass on this message.
forward to hearing from you. Thank you,
do not know the Titmuss family myself or any drivers in
Bedford for that matter but I have explained about Wyenot
News to Brian, who initially thought my connection was fishing
and promised that I would publish his enquiry here. If you
are able to help in any way, please email and I will pass
on your information.
note that running posters is something I would not normally do
on Wyenot News. I have made this one an exception because the
event takes place this Saturday and the news item arrived on Tuesday
when I had all but finished editing the news on Monday evening.
to family health issues, I needed to be in Cheltenham all day
Tuesday and left just the final stages of editing for the evening.
(Just so that I do not get flooded with poster publishing requests.)
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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.
for week commencing Monday, 20th November 2006
Temperature at 10cm Depth (°F)
Temperature at 30cm Depth (°F)
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