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Issue No. 130 - 17th January 2007
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Rapping and Break-dancing at Y-Zone

As 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.

Several young people went along to learn about media, film and photography, rapping, music production, break-dancing and circus skills.

Pictured 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.
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Chris Jackson and Dan Brown break-dancing Ref: DSC_2612

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White Lion Table Tennis Tournament

Each 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.

The 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.

If anybody would like to join the group for a few friendly games and a social evening, please contact the White Lion on 01989 562785.

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Regular Music at the Prince of Wales

Regulars 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.

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Local People - Geoff Gwatkin

Wyenot 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 intricate maps.

Over 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.

Geoff's 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.

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Many people ask Geoff to produce maps, in particular archaeologists, genealogists and historians and the maps are available in various formats as follows:

A1 black and white copies for research at a scale of six inches to one mile.

A3 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.

Hand drawn and coloured maps of individual parishes and townships at scales varying from six inches to eight and a half inches to one mile.

Colour copies of pre produced maps are occasionally available in A3 and A4 as well as A6 cards with envelopes.

For further information on any of Geoff's work, please feel free to contact him by email at geoffgwatkin at


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