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No. 124 - 6th December 2006
Lights of Ross-on-Wye 2006 - Business of the week]
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switched on at The Gresleys
Gresleys, an ordinary street in Ross with a great community
spirit officially switched on the Christmas lights on their
houses last Saturday evening. The signal for the big switch
on was given by fireworks at 6:30 pm and during the evening,
money was raised for Macmillan, which will go towards the
building of a very much needed new oncology unit in Hereford
shall be photographing individually lit up houses all around
Ross over the next two weeks for Wyenot News but to start
with, below are some photos from Saturday's big switch on
at the Gresleys.
Gresleys residents always provide a fantastic display of
lights at Christmas, which are appreciated by adults and
children alike all over Ross, who like to visit and see
them. One thing upset me on Saturday evening though. Two
different residents, whom I shall not name, approached me
whilst I was photographing the Gresleys lights just to boast,
'This street well outshines the town centre,' or words to
one up on the town centre does not seem very much like the
true spirit of Christmas to me. The
town centre might not be visible from space but those who
have contributed their time and provided electricity have
also done their bit to make Ross a nicer place in which
to live or visit and I am pleased that most of the houses
in the Gresleys are lit up for the right reason. Well done
to all the others!
and Barbara Lewis, Mervyn Brian and Mayor, Phil Cutter, who kindly
came along to support the event. Ref: DSC_0161
men at No. 11 The Gresleys. Ref: DSC_0169
view of the street just after switch-on. Even the moon and stars
came out to play for the evening. Ref: DSC_0191
Bishop Christmas Fayre
gathered outside the Millennium Hall at Upton Bishop on
Saturday to greet Father Christmas, who arrived on a pony
and trap. On arrival, Santa was given a glass of mulled
wine for himself and his pony was given carrots.
Christmas worked very hard all morning chatting and giving
gifts to over thirty five children, who visited him in his
colourful grotto, specially made for him by Steph Hay.
Christmas Fayre included many stalls selling home-made cakes,
preserves, cards and toys. Many of the villagers enjoyed
a mince pie and a coffee.
overall winner of the children's fancy dress competition
was Bridie Stevenson but all children who took part received
a medal and a prize.
£1,400.00 was raised for church funds during the course
of the morning.
arrives in Upton Bishop and Steph Hay gives his pony a carrot. Ref:
Children greet Santa on his arrival. Ref: DSC_0033
Grotto. Ref: DSC_0039
Di Buckley, Steph Hay and Marjorie Davies. Ref: DSC_0046
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