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Wyenot News - The Weekly News Magazine for Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Issue No. 143 - 18th April 2007
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Three small 1979 / 1980 images for comparison

Just for comparison, here are some photos of Ross I took from the air in 1979 and 1980.

The qualify is poor as photography was not my forte at that time and they are from negatives which gathered dust for twenty years but they do show a considerable difference in the town from a green field / buildings point of view. No roundabout at the end of Ledbury Road, no Vaga Crescent, Court Road, Somerfield Depot, Labels and Roman Way was still under construction.

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Rugby: Gloucester Division 2 - Ross-on-Wye 26, Cheltenham Saracens 0

Saturday's match was another crucial league game for Ross. A victory and a Dursley win at Kingswood would see them promoted in consecutive seasons and see them playing Division 1 Rugby next season.

The opening twenty minutes was a nervous affair for Ross. Cheltenham showed they had come to play rugby by running penalties and testing the Ross defence at every opportunity. However, they lacked a cutting edge and a well organized and committed Ross defence snuffed out every attack quickly and efficiently. When they had the ball, Ross seemed burdened by expectation. They allowed Cheltenham to slow their ball and when they did get quick ball, there was either a knock on or poor decision making, so as the game entered the second quarter it was still 0-0.

With Cheltenham's spirited start coming to nothing, the Ross pack began to show some belief as they entered the second quarter and from a solid scrum, Ross opened the scoring. The Ross pack delivered quality ball to scrum half, Simon Gwynne who fed Chay Brine his half back partner, two dummy scissors with his centres, Huw Bellamy and Adam Clements who held the midfield defence. Chay popped the ball to fullback Andy Hunt, who glided through the gap to score. Ross were now visibly buoyed by the score and the forwards began to deliver some quality go forward ball. With the half drawing to a close, Ross added another score. This was a true team score, starting way back in the Ross half. After some close quarter driving play from Wayne Williams and Matt Redman had put Cheltenham on the back foot, Tim Hanks broke from the base of the ruck. He fed Gavin Oates, who popped the ball to Mike Davies, who broke through the last tackler and galloped in from 40 metres. Alistair Rees converted and Ross went into the break 12-0 up.

Cheltenham, to their credit refused to lie down and started the second half the brighter, again putting Ross under pressure. However, the defence held and as the half progressed, Ross dominated once again and the next score duly arrived. Matt Jones secured quality ball from the lineout and set up a drive. Ashley Nelms broke from the back and drove the ball into midfield; Ross secured quick ball and quick hands from Wayne Bishop sent Andy Hunt in for his second try. He converted his score to give Ross a 19-0 lead. Ross were now in control and soon after, they scored their fourth try. After Dave Mince had secured turnover ball, Simon Gwynne moved the ball quickly left to Chay Brine. Finding himself in space, he put his foot on the gas, rounding the Cheltenham defence to score. Simon Gwynne converted giving Ross a comfortable 26-0 victory.

Ross's final league game is against Tetbury on Wednesday 18th April at Ross Sports ground. Kick off is at 6.15pm.



Ross-on-Wye 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.

Figures for week commencing Monday, 9th April 2007
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n Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat. Sun.
Sunshine (hours) 6.9 5.6 8.9 8.5 4.0 9.2 9.1
Rainfall (mm) 0 0 0 0 Trace Trace 0
Rainfall (inches) 0 0 0 0 Trace Trace 0
Maximum Temperature (C) 17 19 19 19 18 23 20
Maximum Temperature (F) 63 66 66 66 64 73 68
Minimum Temperature (C) 3 6 5 9 5 8 8
Minimum Temperature (F) 37 43 41 48 41 46 46
Soil Temperature at 10cm Depth (F) 50 53 52 56 53 54 56


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