Stop the Traffik is a global coalition of charities against
people trafficking and on Saturday 24th March a special
concert was held at Ross Baptist Church to raise funds towards
this cause. The audience filled the church and enjoyed performances
of various musical styles including jazz, folk, classical,
rock and freedom songs.
raise awareness of the concert, one of the organizers Beth
Underwood, flautist and her sister, Hannah Wrieden on bassoon
stood in the vicinity of Ross Market on Thursday and entertained
shoppers by playing their instruments and I went along to
take the photograph. Due to my hectic Saturday evening schedule,
I was unable to attend the concert itself so Tim Shelley,
Minister at Ross Baptist Church took the other two photos
for me. Thank you for that Tim and we at Wyenot News are
glad that all went well.
Beth Underwood and Hannah Wrieden on Thursday. Ref: DSC_5308
Ross Town Mayor, Councillor Phil Cutter signs the Stop the Traffik
petition. Ref: DSC_9448
The Community Choir at the Stop the Traffik concert. Ref: DSC_9448
on Film: Playing the Blues in G at the White Lion
short film clip was taken by Tina and Jacqui at the White
Lion Inn on Wednesday last.
had better see you on Wyenot News this week wearing that
jumper!' said Jacqui, as I walked in.
had persuaded me that I should take my guitar along and
join in with the the once per month music sessions.
you see is totally unrehearsed - I knew John (singing) of
old but I had literally only just been introduced to the
other two players a minute before the playing began and
told, 'This song is blues - unusually it is in G'.
didn't come out too bad, I guess - all things considered.
blue Nissan Sunny has been stolen from a pub car park in
Ross-on-Wye. The car, registration N190TDU, was taken between
11am and 3.30pm on Wednesday, 14th March from the Hope and
Anchor public house in Rope Walk.
vehicle is a rare Japanese import model and worth around
£3,000. It is unknown if the vehicle was driven or towed
with information is asked to contact PC Mark Robinson at
Ross-on-Wye Police Station on 08457 444888, quoting ref:
Big Thumbs-up for Gorsley Pre-school
Gorsley Pre-school has just received a big thumbs-up from
OFSTED this month which recommended after its inspection
that the quality and standards of the nursery education
at the Pre-school were good. OFSTED reported 'that the children
were happy to attend, their behaviour was good and that
they enjoyed their time in the stimulating and well resourced
environment.' It also noted that the partnership with parents
and carers was good and that the quality of teaching and
learning was also good. The full report can be found on
the OFSTED web site at www.ofsted.gov.uk.
parents and the pre-school committee are delighted with
all of OFSTED'S findings. The dedication of all involved
has resulted in this excellent result for the Pre-school
and the significant improvement in provision since the last
inspection three years ago. Well
Done Gorsley Pre-school!
Pre-school opens four mornings a week during school term
times and sessions are from 09:30-12:30pm. For more details
contact the Admissions Officer, Monica Irvine on (01989)
A group of Gorsley Pre-school children.
fleeced at the White Lion . . . but all in a good cause
The final White Lion quiz of the season took place on Sunday
evening and many people turned up to take part in an effort
to boost the total that regulars of the pub have been raising
towards the Macmillan Renton Appeal. The quiz has been taking
place each Sunday evening since the end of October with
most of the victorious teams donating their winnings to
the fund. The quizzes, along with the Christmas Raffle and
the sale of White Lion fleeces have to date raised an amazing
of the White Lion, Dave and Jacqui Newman are absolutely
delighted with this result and would like to thank everybody
involved in any way for their efforts. The quizzes may be
over for now, but visitors to the pub still have the opportunity
to contribute to this very important cause. The White Lion
fleeces are still available to order and there are raffle
tickets to buy, which will be drawn on Easter Sunday.
cheque presentation to a Macmillan representative will take
place during the White Lion Real Ale & Cider Festival to
be held through Midsummer weekend, June 22nd to June 24th.
those of you who like a good pub quiz, the White Lion will
be resuming theirs in October.
the photographs below you can see some of the regular quizzers
after Sundays quiz. Joan Freshwater of the 'Alcoholics Always'
team presents Jacqui with flowers for being such a great
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