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Issue No. 135 - 21st February 2007
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Win tickets for Sergeant Pepper's Love-in in Monmouth!

With The Beatles 'Love' album riding high in the charts, 2007 looks set to be a year full of Fab Four nostalgia. The immortal lines: 'It was twenty years ago today, Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play' first hit the airwaves in 1967, which was also the year of 'The Summer of Love'. To celebrate the fortieth anniversary of 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band', one of the UK's most respected Beatles acts, will be performing the entire album live at the Savoy Theatre, Monmouth, on Saturday 3rd March.

Sgt. Pepper's Only Dart Board Band is touring 'Sgt. Pepper's 40th Anniversary Show', throughout the UK. The tour reaches its peak in June with performances scheduled at the Glastonbury Festival and Liverpool's Cavern Club.

After performing the album in full, the Dart Board Band will complete the event with a second half of Beatles hits from every phase of the Fab Four career.

Sgt. Pepper's Only Dart Board Band recently celebrated ten years as tributers . Their past performances have been acclaimed from the Cavern to Krakow, not only for their astonishingly accurate live renditions of songs The Beatles themselves sometimes never actually performed on stage, but also for their irreverent, Beatle-like wit. Complete with Pepper costumes, and including the good Sergeant himself on keyboards, the band is amongst the most entertaining on the circuit and has developed a cult following.

They are the only tribute band in the world whose career has been commemorated in a commercially released biography entitled 'Being John Lennon' written by band member, Martin Dimery. The book is an hilarious account of their early years, and is to be followed up by a second volume called 'The Tragical History Tour', which will be released exclusively as an audio book by American record label CTW.

According to Martin: 'This is our best show yet. We have really had to work hard to recreate those wonderful arrangements live on stage.' To quote Mr. Lennon himself: 'A splendid time is guaranteed for all'.

Tickets are available in advance and on the door from the Savoy Theatre Box Office: 01600 772464 and Car Care: 01600 713007.

Win Tickets to the Monmouth Sgt. Pepper Love-in

Wyenot News has two pairs of tickets to the Sgt. Pepper Monmouth love-in to give away - one pair each to the first two correct answers received to the following question.

Which Beatle said, during the Royal Variety Performance in 1963, 'Will the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands? And the rest of you, if you'll just rattle your jewellery:

  • Ringo Star?
  • John Lennon?
  • Paul McCartney?
  • George Harrison?

Please email your answer and do not forget to include your name and mailing address so that I know where to post the tickets to.


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Open Music Session at The White Lion

An open music session is to be held at The White Lion Inn, Wilton on Wednesday 21st February, beginning at around 8:30 pm. It is hoped that the sessions, which are open to all, will take place on the third Wednesday of every month. The sessions will be led by John Edwards and friends who will welcome all comers, whether they just wish to jam along, or prefer to perform alone. Some of you may like to come along and listen to what's going on. Either way it will be good fun for anybody able to make it there.



A Web of Activity at Ross Library

Charlotte's Web is based on E.B. White's touching story of friendship and loyalty. It follows poor Wilbur the pig who finds his days are numbered until a special spider named Charlotte sets out to save the day with her wonderful web of words.

Activities with a Charlotte's Web theme were held at libraries throughout Herefordshire offering a chance for children to weave webs and make pom-poms pigs. On Thursday at Ross library, artist Mary Roberts led an activity session where children made spider books and piggy pencils.

The event proved very popular with local children, who had great fun taking part in this activity.


Ann-Marie Dossett with Eleanor, Hannah, Adrienne and Kate holding up their piggy pencils. Ref: DSC_4152

Busily making spider books are: Jonah, George, George, Toby, Charlotte, George, Kia and Marcey
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Lions Plan Ross Round Charity Walk

The Ross Lions Club is busy organizing a sponsored charity walk in aid of the Lions' Charity Fund and Acorns Children's Hospice. They are being assisted in their preparations by Fran Winterbourne of Acorns and Mr. Guy Vowles, author of The Ross Round and the walk will take place on Sunday 15th April.

The Ross Round is a series of walks around Ross-on-Wye which range from four miles long up to eighteen miles for the more experienced walker. All walks begin by the riverside near to the bandstand and there is adequate free parking for participants at Wilton Road car park. However, there is a second starting point for the shorter walks located at The Moody Cow, Upton Bishop, to which the Lions will provide transport. They will also provide transport back to the riverside from the various finishing points..

All are welcome to take part in this walk, which has proved to be quite a popular event in the past. Walkers are requested to register in advance with the organizers and a one off registration fee of £5.00 will be raised to cover either an individual or a group. This fee will cover the provision of a pack covering all details and will include a copy of the booklet 'The Ross Round,' further copies of which may be purchased at the riverside starting point. Walkers are welcome to turn up on the day even if they have not previously registered..

Sponsor forms along with further information about the walk can be obtained from the Lions web site at www.rossonwyelions.org . Alternatively you may telephone Lion Keith Wilding on 01989 562145 or Fran Winterbourne of Acorns on 01386 554848. The sponsorship money raised will be collected by the Ross Lions and then split, with 75% going towards the Acorns Hospice and 25% will be retained by the Lions to help their chosen charities.

If you quite like the idea of having a fun family day out whilst supporting two very worthy causes, why not give the Lions Ross Round charity walk a try?



Museum On The Move

Herefordshire's mobile museum, Museum on the Move visited Ross-on-Wye on Friday with a very interesting exhibition. Now, nobody told me that slavery had been abolished and I was horrified to discover that I can no longer shackle Alan's hands and feet and chain him to the kitchen sink! Neither, it turns out can I bring out the Cat o' Nine Tails if he hasn't got my tea ready by the time I get home from work!! If only they'd told Wyenot News about it sooner....

Seriously though, the exhibition was very informative, with lots of visual display boards and examples of restraining articles that were used long ago to keep slaves exactly where you wanted them, (The kitchen sink!.) There was a mill stone and a small bag of grain so that children could try 'The daily grind' and produce a little flour and there was even an age old companion of slaves on board, albeit stuffed. A rat.

The staff, John Cartwright and Patricia Tierney were very enthusiastic and well informed about their exhibition, which told of slavery and it's gradual abolition and how much freedom we take for granted these days. They also pointed out that in many countries some people are still virtual slaves, working for very poor wages. Probably less than the average UK child's weekly pocket money, so bodies such as Fair Trade and others try to ensure that these people get a fair day's pay for a fair day's work.

This particular visit to Ross by the Museum on the Move was the last one scheduled for this year. When it does visit again, why not go along. It will be well worth the visit and like me, you may well discover something that you didn't already know.

Tina Jones


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ROSS-ON-WYE TOWN COUNCIL

NOTICE is hereby given that a meeting of the
AMENITIES COMMITTEE will be held on
Wednesday, 21 February 2006 at 7.00pm in the Corn Exchange

Discussion items are detailed below and
members of the public are welcome to attend

AGENDA.

  1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
    To receive and accept any apologies for absence

  2. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
    To receive any members' declarations of interests on agenda items

  3. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING
    To receive and sign the minutes of the previous meeting held on
    Wednesday, 24th January 2007.

  4. MATTERS ARISING FROM THOSE MINUTES NOT FORMING
    AN AGENDA ITEM

  5. BUDGET REPORT

  6. TUDORVILLE CEMETERY

  7. TUDORVILLE ALLOTMENTS

  8. DEANHILL PARK

  9. ST. MARY'S CHURCHYARD

  10. BANDSTAND

  11. STREET CLEANSING

  12. CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

  13. WEATHER STATION

  14. RISK MANAGEMENT

  15. CORRESPONDENCE

Signed

Town Clerk



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