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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The Weekly News Magazine for
No. 140 - 28th March 2007
[Tripping in Chase Woods - Mayor's Charity Ball - Newspaper Photos -
Jailbreak - Market Assault]
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Youths Produce CD
A group of young people from Ross and across the county
of Herefordshire have produced their own hip hop CD using
much of their own material under the guidance of Dubmerge,
in conjunction with The Music Pool, and other organizations.
The CD 'Grounded' was launched at the Y-Zone on 1st March
and the young people are very proud of their product.
spoke to one of the musicians, Dale Davidson who was really
pleased when we told him that we wanted to put one of the
tracks up on 'Wyenot News'. I think the term he actually
used was 'Wicked!' The track we have chosen is 'Soldier'
which is track 10 on the CD. Dale wrote the words to this
song which he performed with Controversial Minds (and Bekki)
and the music was written by Loughman and Knight.
wish them every success with their future projects. Click
here to listen to the track, 'Soldier'.
Drift, Jack Nottingham, Dale Davidson, Lee Clement and Shane Hammett
at the CD launch. Ref: P3010051
Town on Saturday
was a busy evening about town with the 'Stop the Traffik'
concert at the Baptist Church, The Mayor's Charity Ball
at the Chase, 'Jailbreak' and Eclipse at the Prince of Wales
and the Zebras playing at the Barrel Inn. Tina and I spent
the evening as guests of the Mayor at the Mayor's Charity
Ball - and very nice it was too. Afterwards however, we
did manage to get about a bit and catch the tail end of
some of the other things going on. Tina went straight to
the Barrel and I arrived there eventually via the Prince
of Wales. That was not so that I could get an extra drink
in on the sly - I just nipped in, took the photos and 'ran'
as I had the car.
being at any one other event for long enough, I cannot comment
on how well the music went but both gigs looked good at
the time I was there and from experience of both bands,
I know it would have been a great evening at the Prince
and at the Barrel.
photos below show the Zebras at the Barrel (top), Eclipse
at the Prince of Wales (bottom).
coming Saturday at the Prince, 'Andy M' will be playing
(Andy Morse, not Andy Margrett). I shall try to cover that
one for next week and then, the week after, the Zebras are
at the Prince. That will be a leave the car at home job!
Wendy Powell will be taking to the road and joining the
Herefordshire Mobile Library service to hold surgeries for
local people in Goodrich and Llangrove next week.
surgeries will take place in the mobile library van, which
will call at Goodrich Castle between 10am and 10.30am and
Llangrove Primary School between 2.30pm and 3.40pm on Tuesday,
are welcome to drop by and discuss issues from the local
community or to seek advice from their local policing team.
No appointment is necessary.
saw me taking a photo of the 'Stop the Traffik' musicians
at Ross market on Thursday and said, 'I want to be on Wyenot'.
So here he is - selling Mothers Day flowers after the event.
As you can see, Dave has a busy life - all that reading
the newspaper must be very stressful!
don't know who Thirlwell's Coaches are but they must owe
me a tenner for the ad!
Dave at Ross market. Ref: DSC_5314.
on the subject of Dave . . .
boss was fed up with him constantly bragging that he knows
everybody and one day decided to call his bluff. 'OK, Dave.
You're always boasting that you know everybody. How about
Robert Redford? I bet you don't know him!'
problem boss, Rob and I are old friends. Tell you what,
why don't we go and see him?'
Dave and his boss fly out to Hollywood and knock on Robert
Redford ’s door. When he answers, Robert seems really pleased.
'Dave! Great to see you! Come on in for a beer!'
they leave but although impressed, Dave’s boss was still
sceptical. ''That one could have been a lucky coincidence,'
he said. 'I bet you don't know George Bush.
him!' replied Dave. George and I go back years. Tell you
what. Let’s fly out to Washington and I'll prove it.'
the White House, George Bush spots Dave. 'Dave, what a surprise,'
he said. 'I was actually just on my way to a meeting but
you and your friend come on in, we'll have a quick coffee
and catch up.'
boss is very shaken by now but still not totally convinced.
After they leave the White House grounds he said. 'The Pope.
I bet you don't know the Pope'.
says Dave. 'I’ve known the Pope a very long time.' So off
they fly to Rome.
they arrive at Vatican Square, Dave and his boss are assembled
with the masses and can't fight their way to the front.
Dave says, 'Here boss, this will never work. I can’t catch
the Pope’s eye. Tell you what, I know all the the security
guards. You wait here and I'll get them to help me through
and I’ll appear on the balcony in half an hour with the
Dave disappears into the crowd headed toward the Vatican
and appears as promised on the balcony, but looking down,
he sees his boss on the floor. He is surrounded by paramedics.
Dave rushes back down and, arriving at his boss’ side, asks,
'What happened boss?'
boss looks up. His face is grey. 'Well,' he said. I was
doing just fine until you and the Pope came out on the balcony
and that bloke over there said to his mate, "Who’s that
on the balcony with Dave?'
Stuff: Ten years ago in the Rosswyn Cellar Bar
Tina worked as manager of a haberdashery stall in Gloucester
Indoor Market, I was working in desktop publishing and PC
support for Ecclesiastical Insurance Office. We both hated
our jobs with a vengeance but in those days, we enjoyed
the luxury of leisure time and during the evenings and weekends,
we used to play music together.
miss going to the live music Sunday evenings at the Rosswyn
and it's nice that Jay and Amanda have taken over the role
of a Saturday at the Prince of Wales. Much as I enjoy the
work, 'Wyenot News' has literally taken over my life and
I don't get the time to play any more, other than at home
as a de-stressing therapy. Saturday evenings [whenever there
is not something else to cover for the news] have become
our one night per week of relaxation though and we enjoy
the live music very much.
Success for Vanessa and Kelsey
Brann and Kelsey Smith.
done Vanessa Brann, Kelsey Smith and Jess Mutton, three
Cross Country Runners from John Kyrle High School who made
it to the finals of the English Schools Athletics Association
Cross Country Championships.
and Kelsey ran in the Intermediate Race (year 10&11) and
Jess in the Senior Girls. All three girls ran very well
and gave good accounts of themselves.
is a major achievement in itself, to have the opportunity
to take part in a National Final.
Championships were held at Temple Newsam, Leeds on Saturday,
24th March 2007.
was a long day for the girls as they all had to leave Ross
at approximately 5.30am in order to join the Hereford &
Worcester Team Coach at Nunnery Wood before commencing their
journey to Leeds.
has taken part in two National Finals in the past two weeks.
On Saturday, 10th March she took part in the English National
Cross Country Championships, held at Herringdon Country
ran in the under 15 girls 4,000 metres race and came 44th,
with a time of 18.36 minutes. This puts her in the top 50
in England for this age group.
Brann at the National Cross Country Championships in Sunderland.
Tempers run high as Ross step into the Semi-finals
a match where periods of pressure led to both teams making
mistakes, a 20-15 win against Upton-upon-Severn for the
home team saw Ross gain a place in the semi-finals of the
North Midlands cup.
a dominating start from Ross RFC, the opposition edged back
into the game but Ross kept their nerve to finally win the
match and secure their place in the semi-finals. Ross
started well and after a few phases of pressure they went
3-0 up through a penalty from Chris Gage. Now on-top, Ross
stepped-up a level and a good run from Huw Bellamy forced
a lineout. There was some great lineout work from Ashleigh
Nelmes, which continued throughout the match and kept the
pressure on Upton until a penalty saw Prop, Tara Barnett
tap-and-go and push over for a try. At
8-0 up, Ross continued to dominate and after thirty minutes
they increased their lead through a try by Mike Davies which,
added to by a conversion from Chris Gage, took Ross to a
convincing 15-0 lead. A
missed penalty kick gave Upton their chance to get back
into the game, although they did not capitalize on Ross'
mistakes and after missing a penalty of their own, they
had a player sin-binned. This left them 15-0 down and only
fourteen players at half-time.
Upton kicked off the second-half, Ross flanker Gavin Oates
was replaced by Dave Mince, providing some experience to
the pack. Upton soon began to show how they had made their
way to the quarter finals and after some continued pressure
they scored a try, giving them their first points of the
game. They failed to put over the conversion, however, leaving
the home team with a 15-5 lead. Ross made two changes, bringing
on substitutes Craig Creed and Joe Gittings-Jones in a bid
to get back their control over the game. After some great
attack play from Chay Bryne, Matt Redmund soon went over
for Ross' third try; although another missed conversion
resulted in only a 20-5 lead for Ross despite having had
many chances to get further ahead. Additional errors from
the home team led to Upton-upon-Severn scoring a try and
after securing a conversion and a further penalty, Ross
were left hoping that their previous mistakes would not
come back to haunt them in the final stages of the game.
As full-time drew closer, Upton continued to pressurize
and tempers began to flare on both teams, although Ross
managed to keep their cool long enough to secure a 20-15
victory and a place in the semi-finals of the cup.
are back in league action next weekend away to Dursley,
in a top of the table clash.
2nds revisited Newent on Saturday and came away with a 19
points to 3 victory. Tries came from Tony Clements, Andy
Bevan and Andy Lovering. The first score went to Newent,
putting Ross 3 points down. However, with good all round
performances from Richard Russell, Paul Hayward, Matt Winstanley
and Mick Pollock with solid back up from the rest of the
team, Ross came away with a good victory. Choosing the Man
of the Match was difficult as there were many fine performances
with pivotal roles played by Craig Powell and Andy Bevan
amongst others. Eventually, however, the award went to Matt
Winstanley for an outstanding game.
Weather Station Readings
Ross-on-Wye Weather Station is located by the tennis courts
and bowling green at 'Crossfields' and is one of the important
stations around the country which regularly sends data to
the Meteorological Office. This is why Ross-on-Wye is sometimes
mentioned on the BBC weather reports. It is currently still
a manually monitored station and readings are taken twice
per day by husband and wife team, June
and Rex Swallow.
for week commencing Monday, 19th March 2007
Temperature at 30cm Depth (°F)
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