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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The weekly News Magazine for
No. 130 - 17th January 2007
Specialism - Coin Mountain - No Cold Calling - Upton Bishop Music -
Zebras - Lions - No Smoking]
[High Water Levels on the River Wye]
[Rapping at Y-Zone - Table Tennis Tournament - Music at the Prince
- Local People: Geoff Gwatkin]
[Regeneration at St. Mary's Kempley - Ross Town Council Finance Committee
Agenda - Nature Watch - Rugby - Weather]
[Wyenot TV] [What's
to Z Site Map] [Property]
and Break-dancing at Y-Zone
a result if input received at the Ross Lions Bonfire Night
and Firework Display last November, 'The Courtyard' held
a taster session of activities requested in the recently
refurbished Y-Zone in Hill Street last Saturday.
young people went along to learn about media, film and photography,
rapping, music production, break-dancing and circus skills.
below are some of the activities which took place.
Lofty and Dave from Dub Merge teach Dale Davidson, Lee Clement,
James Burgess and Zoe Loughman the art of rapping.
Jackson and Dan Brown break-dancing Ref: DSC_2612
Newton and Jade Davies. Ref: DSC_2618
Holdsworth. Ref: DSC_2624
Lion Table Tennis Tournament
Wednesday evening from approximately 19:00 a small group
of people meet up at The White Lion, Wilton for a few game
of table tennis. The group, which has members of all ages
has been playing the game now for over a year and as their
playing ability improved, they decided to give themselves
something to go for. They have purchased a challenge trophy
which will be presented to the best doubles side each year.
first victors to receive this magnificent trophy are Stan,
left and Richard, who can be seen in the photograph below
with their prize. In the following photo are runners up,
landlord of The White Lion, Dave and young Ellis who were
disappointed to come second, but are determined to take
the trophy in next year's tournament.
anybody would like to join the group for a few friendly
games and a social evening, please contact the White Lion
on 01989 562785.
Music at the Prince of Wales
at the Prince
of Wales were treated to a fine performance of
rock covers by guitarist and vocalist, Simon Blight on Saturday
evening. Over the past few months Jay and Amanda Hill have
been putting on live entertainment on Saturday evenings
which is proving very popular with locals and visitors alike.
People - Geoff Gwatkin
News would like to take this opportunity to introduce you
to Geoff Gwatkin of Original Maps. Geoff, who was born and
brought up in Ross-on-Wye, has always been keen on medieval
history. It was this interest that led him in the early
1980s to begin his career of researching and hand drawing
the years Geoff has produced a series of maps of the parishes
of Herefordshire and Gloucestershire. These maps are based
on the tithe surveys of the mid 19th century and are supplemented
by enclosure and estate surveys. They give as full a view
of the areas as sources allow, including field names, land
uses, ancient boundaries and buildings etc.. Lists of landowners
can be supplied by Geoff, with A1 sized maps where possible.
work has included maps of various sizes. For instance, there
was not enough room in the Shire Hall to unroll a Forest
of Dean map and one of Ledbury would fill two rooms. However,
generally Geoff's maps are of a more manageable size.
. . .
people ask Geoff to produce maps, in particular archaeologists,
genealogists and historians and the maps are available in
various formats as follows:
black and white copies for research at a scale of six inches
to one mile.
maps are hand drawn on tinted card and coloured in ink and
ink wash with appropriate lettering and title. These are
usually drawn at a scale of eight and a half inches to one
mile. These are individually commissioned and centred on
a chosen location, making these decorative and informative
works of art an ideal present.
drawn and coloured maps of individual parishes and townships
at scales varying from six inches to eight and a half inches
to one mile.
copies of pre produced maps are occasionally available in
A3 and A4 as well as A6 cards with envelopes.
further information on any of Geoff's work, please feel
free to contact him by email at geoffgwatkin at supanet.com.
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