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Wyenot News - The weekly News Magazine for Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Issue No. 134 - 14th February 2007
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White Friday in Symonds Yat West

I guess that only an idiot would drive to Symonds Yat West in a Ford Escort on a day like Friday just to take photographs of the snow but then I am quite dedicated to the cause. I think I took more exercise in two hours of walking up the steep lanes than in the past month in total but it was worth it. The snow was about six inches deep and made for some pretty, Christmas cardy shots for next year. Only 319 shopping days to go and I'm getting all excited already!

Actually, to be fair to Fords of Dagenham, the car made it straight up the hill in the top photo without the slightest slip. My apologies to Juliette of Wye Valley View. In case you are wondering, in the total whiteout, with only a second rate sat nav I lost my bearings and it was I who made the first tyre tracks in the fresh snow by reversing up your drive instead of the lane next to it.

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Proof that I went there in the Wyenot Mobile, and that I did actually use Shanks's pony once there. Ref: DSC_3876

Before they became Zebras

Here are a couple of photos from the Archive. Paul Randell now fronts the extremely popular local rock band The Zebras with Steve Randell on Bass but before that . . .

Top photo shows Paul and Steve with Silverfish. The Silverfish line-up was: On lead guitar - the Late and Great John Henderson, bass guitar, Steve Randell, guitar / vocals, Paul Randell, keyboards / backing vocals, Tina Jones, drums (unfortunately out of sight behind Paul and Tina) - Paul James.

Bottom photo shows Paul and Steve with Roadworks in the Two Rivers Studio, Mordiford where the band recorded a four track CD. Listen to the tracks by clicking the links here.

[Sign of the Times] [Agony Aunt] [Bad News] [Designer Clothes]

The CD was recorded in memory of the Late and Great John Henderson, who sadly crashed while competing in a motor cycle race at the Isle of Man in the TT Races and died a week later, just months prior to the recording session.

Recorded later, here are two bonus tracks:

[What Have I Got To Lose?]
was recorded in 1999. The drums were recorded in the Cellar Bar at the Rosswyn Hotel and the rest of the song was recorded and mixed at Wyenot News H.Q. in Hillview Road. Drums - Paul James, guitars and vocals - Paul Randell, bass - Steve Randell, backing vocals and tambourine - Tina Jones.

[Action] was recorded in 2006 by Paul Randell at his home in Walford Road, Tudorville. Drums - drum machine, all other instruments and vocals - Paul Randell.

All songs copyright © Paul Randell. All rights reserved.

Silverfish at the Riverside Inn in 1997.

Roadworks in the Two Rivers Recording Studio in 1998: Michelle, Tina, Steve, Paul R, Paul J., Sharon, Ali and Phil.

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