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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The Weekly News Magazine for
No. 142 - 11th April 2007
[Ross from an unexpected helicopter flight - Filming the Dagenham Roundhouse
Note - Aerial Ross - part one, Wilton - part two, Tudorville]
Ross - part three, Ross Town - Lions Charity Walk - Aerial Ross - part
four - gas pipeline]
Keys Festival - Easter Bonnets - Open Air Easter Service - Letters]
[Zebras at the Prince - Easter Draws - Traidcraft - Readers' Photos
- Police - Isle of Arran - Nice photo]
deep sea and fresh water - Weather Station]
[Wyenot TV] [What's
to Z Site Map] [Property]
Zebras at the Prince of Wales
The Zebras gave a terrific performance at the Prince of
Wales on Saturday evening, despite the fact that poor old
John Brown, the drummer had injured his foot. Tina joined
in with vocals on 'Come up and see me (make me smile)' and-all-in
all it was a great evening all round.
Dagenham Roundhouse crew, who really know their stuff, filmed
a part of the set and 'H' (Harold) Curren later wrote to
me, commenting on how much he particularly enjoyed the Nirvana
song, 'Come as you are'. They would have stayed to the end
but they had a long drive back to Essex via Bristol for
the following day.
my favourite 'Nirvana' song is, 'All Apologies'. You should
do that - it's easy - unfortunately though it's in D flat,
so you have to either grow another set of fingers or tune
the guitar down!
Saturday at the Prince, Simon Blight will be entertaining
with his guitar and vocals and wide range of covers.
Over the past few weeks, visitors to the 'Tudorville Chippy',
Audrey's Fish Bar have been buying raffle tickets in the
hope of winning one of two prizes, a giant Easter egg and
an enormous chocolate Easter bunny, each weighing in at
around two kilos. The draw was held on Saturday 7th April
and the lucky prize winners have been informed of their
Proprietors, Sharon and Graham hold a raffle each year in
aid of the Royal National Mission for Deep Sea Fishermen
and this year are pleased to announce that their raffle
raised a total of £408 for the charity.
Easter draw was held at the White Lion on Sunday 8th April
This draw raised £110, which boosted the cash raised for
Macmillan Cancer Support so far to £1,370 Landlord and landlady
Dave and Jacqui Newman would like to thank everybody for
their kind support in their efforts to help this charity.
Coffee Morning at The Friends' Meeting House
The Ross Quakers are firm believers in fair trade throughout
the world and on the first Saturday of each month a Traidcraft
coffee morning is held at The Friends' Meeting House, Brampton
Street to raise funds to help this cause. Saturday 7th April
was no exception and I went along to take a photograph of
the photograph are Hannah Thacker, Margaret Thacker, Margaret
Staples, Gillian Smith, Sally Mason, Julia Richardson, Peter
Thacker, and Norman Richardson.
Thank you to Julie Andrews for this beautiful photo of a
said, 'I was on your patch the other day. I saw very little
but heard a lot about. I tried bit further north - up stream
today. I saw my first sand martins ( 30 ) and swallows of
the year at Backney Bridge. It was much warmer and I didn't
even need me wellies on. I
Also had a nice pose from this Kingfisher.'
that glisters is not gold - A warning about fake rings
are warning the public not to fall for a potential scam
involving the exchange of supposedly gold rings for cash.
reports have been received about people being approached
by a number of individuals who claim they need money to
buy petrol for their car but, rather than simply asking
to be loaned or given cash outright, they offer to hand
over gold rings in exchange. When the unsuspecting victims
later take their 'gold' rings for a valuation, they learn
that they are in fact made out of brass and practically
may be a cliché, but it really is true: if it seems too
good to be true, it probably is,' said a Herefordshire Police
spokesman. 'The offenders are duping their victims by making
them think they are getting the upper hand and being given
a good deal, when in fact they are handing over money in
exchange for almost worthless rubbish. The
best advice is to politely decline the exchange and walk
are known to have taken place in city and town centres across
Herefordshire, at roadsides and at a petrol station. Police
investigating the incidents have made several arrests. One
man has been cautioned for fraud-related offences while
another man is currently on police bail pending further
number of brass rings were seized when the arrests were
Students Visit to the Isle of Arran
In last week's issue of Wyenot News we published three photographs
of a group of A level biology and geology students from
the John Kyrle High School who visited the Isle of Arran
in March as part of their course work. The photographs were
taken for Wyenot News by one of the biology students, Kirsty
Priest who told us a little more about their trip.
students were up each day for an early breakfast, spending
the first part of their visit in the classroom. There they
learned about the timing of tides and recognizing tides
and being briefed about the work they would be doing. They
were then taken out and shown around the places that they
would be working, measuring seaweed and various limpets.
a couple of days the students were to conduct their own
investigations into the population of the different species
of marine life in various habitats.
Isle of Arran is rich in fossils, one of which is a giant
millipede that measures approximately two metres in length.
Several years ago there was some dispute as to whether or
not this amazing fossil should be removed and exhibited
in a museum . An attempt to remove the fossil, however,
failed as it began to crack, so it remains on the island.
last day of the trip involved a walk around the island and
all of the students found the trip a very interesting experience.
thought this was a nice photo . . .
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