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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The Weekly News Magazine for
No. 148 - Wednesday, 23rd May 2007
[Posh frocks and DJs at the Leavers' Ball]
[Lamer Productions - Fun at Linton - Grammar School Reunion - Professional
JKHS Pupils - Baby friendly guide - Diary date]
[Visitors from Betzdorf - Ceilidh at Broome Farm]
- Ross this week - X-Factor - Dennis moves on - White Lion pergola]
Caz and Doc - Keep the campfires burning - Arriving in style for the
Ball - Archive - Football - Weather Station]
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Launches Lamer Productions
Matt's recent enforced time of not being able to work due
to a long term sickness, he needed something to occupy his
mind and so spent the time working on his home computer.
has always been keen on developing computer programs and
having already written quite a bit of software, he has built
himself a web site to allow his programs to be downloaded.
This is hopefully only the beginning as Matt intends in
the future to set up a small business and market his projects.
the web site itself is something special. Although it may
look to the viewer like any other web site. Lamer Productions
dot com has been completely built by Matt from scratch using
pure 'html' code and without the aid of the usual web design
software that most web designers use. The web pages are
also served from a home built web server in his bedroom
rather than from the usual ISP provided sources.
far, there are five utilities on Matt's site available for
free download as well as web tools, which can be used if
you have your own site.
latest addition to Matt's site for download is 'LP-Text',
a program which allows you to send text messages from your
home computer to any mobile phone. There is also a version
of this program available which allows you to text a mobile
phone from the Lamer Productions web site.
you are wondering why, 'Lamer Productions'? Matt has been
known as 'Lord Lamer' while playing internet games for the
last five or six years. For further information, visit www.lamerproductions.com.
Matt Wood checks his home web server is functioning correctly from
the Wyenot News office. Ref: DSC_7110
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fun at Linton Village hall
third annual Linton Activity Day was held at Linton Village
hall on Saturday. The event is held to raise funds for the
village hall, which is operated as a self funding charity.
the day, adults and children from Linton enjoyed Latin,
Bhangra and jive dancing. Circus skills were taught by Thomas
Trilby and a remote control car rally took place. Local
teachers, Janet Moutrie and Debbie Young provided various
exercise classes and the day finished with an evening quiz.
Tea and home-baked cakes were on sale during the day.
below, Thomas Trilby teaches plate spinning while Pat Squires,
Janet Moutrie, Shirley Powell and Shirley Eastwwod take
care of the refreshments.
Sixth Ross Grammar School Reunion
sixth consecutive reunion of the late forties/early fifties
Ross Grammar School intake pupils, took place at the Ross
Conservative Club on Saturday evening, 19th May and there
were 50 Old Rossians present.
the group had lost two of their previous members, as Richard
Ely and Bob Colburn had passed on since last year's event.
Also the group were without their old Chemistry teacher,
Frank Drabble, who had attended all of the previous five
reunions, but sadly passed away on the 14th May. The group
would like to send their sympathies to his wife, Mary who
is also an Old Rossian.
these sad events, we believed that they would all have wanted
us to enjoy the evening and as far as I am aware everyone
did' said organizer, Jerry Lions. 'Our
buffet meal was ably provided by Beryl Downing and our thanks
go to her for that.'
were some newcomers at the reunion this year, mostly in
the higher age bracket and the photos on display, although
mostly old news to previous attendees, were found to be
very interesting by those who had not seen them before.
organizer of the last six events, Jerry Lyons, has expressed
a desire for someone else to take over his job and it is
not definite as yet, if there will be a reunion next year
but Mr. Lyons hopes that somebody will take his place and
that there will be another reunion.
the photo above, listed in order of surname are: Jean Barker,
Cicely Barter, John Bevan, Janet Brookes, Hilary Bunting,
Karen Christopher, Olive Colburn, Reg Cooke, John Corbett,
Ann Cornwall, Tony Dawson, June Dobson, Sheila Dobson, Colin
Foden, Mavis Graham, Geraldine Grigg, Derek Gutteridge,
Margaret James, Pansy James, Eileen Johnson, Dudley Jones,
Margaret Keyte, Heather Lerego, Jerry Lyons, Sylvia Matthews,
Margaret Morgan, Sam Phillips, Gordon Powell, Sheila Powell,
Doreen Preece, Joan Preece, Lou Probert, Peggy Pugh, Brenda
Robbins, Brenda Roberts, Joyce Roberts, Martha Ann Roberts,
John Rogers, Bill Ruscoe, June Ryeland, Margaret Smith,
Janet Turner, Mary Voss, John Watkins, Pamela Webb, Val
Whistance, Hazel Whitefield, Gill Williams and Enid Young.
the small picture below will open a large version of the
1930 Ross Grammar School photograph, which Jerry Lyons was
Kyrle pupils turn professional
studying for their French GCSE examination have been busy
providing a translation service for French visitors in Ross.
Ten pupils in year 11 have prepared an A4 presentation in
French about the town and its attractions and the finished
leaflets can be seen in the market house in Ross.
Sinclair Powell in charge at the market house was delighted
to receive the presentations and has prepared a colour version
to be read in situ and black and white versions which can
be taken away in return for a small donation.
Belgian visitor to the market house was so impressed with
the standard of work that she came to speak to the group
personally in order to praise the students for their excellent
Hughes, Head of Modern Languages, said how pleased she was
with the response from the market house staff and that John
Kyrle pupils would now be starting to work on Spanish and
German versions of the town.
any other tourist attractions or hotel and bed and breakfast
proprietors would like a copy of the leaflets, then please
telephone Mrs. Hughes at school: 01989 764358.
Deputy Headteacher Dave Boyd, Headteacher Nigel Griffiths, Natalie
Collins, Mary Sinclair Powell,
Becky Waldis, Cariad Morgan, Jessica Bricknell and Head of Languages
Baby Friendly Guide to Ross for Breast Feeding Awareness Week
parents have welcomed the publication of a new guide to
local places that welcomes breast feeding families and those
with young children. The Ross on Wye branch of The National
Childbirth Trust has produced this publication to help families
visiting the area or who may have moved here to know where
they can take their children and be assured of a welcoming
and helpful environment.
guide includes 20 establishments, mainly those within the
town centre, which offer food and drink and research was
undertaken by members of the branch who are themselves all
local parents. It was produced in response to parents' concerns
about where they were welcome to go whilst breast feeding
or with young children.
Hickey who undertook some of this research said "Parents
who are visiting our town or are new to the area need to
know where they can go with their children and feel welcome.
The establishments featured in this guide are helping to
promote Ross on Wye as a great place to visit and showing
a real commitment to families".
Punn, Chair of the branch adds "Breast feeding offers babies
a healthy and nutritious start in life and even better,
is free and convenient! Formula milk can cost families over
£450 a year, and it's great to see local businesses enabling
mums to feed their babies wherever they are".
guide is free, thanks to sponsorship from Little Chic and
is being distributed from the Tourist Information Office.
Sarah and Pippa Davies, Val Harding,checkout manager, Liz Price
with Emily and Daniel, a mum who helped with survey, Emma Roberts,
guide sponsor pictured at Morrisons on Sunday. Morrisons was one
of the 20 local establishments
approved by the guide. Ref: DSC_7107
summer date for your diary
Village Fete will be taking place on Saturday, 21st July
on the Common at Peterstow. There'll be various stalls at
the event, including plants, produce, cakes, bric a brac,
fruit; and games such as skittles, golf, and the coconut
addition the organizers hope to have the Morris Dancers
and a display of vintage vehicles for visitors to enjoy.
usual refreshments such as tea and beer will be available
and there will be live music as well.
to the event, which begins at 2 pm is free.
Peterstow Village Fate in 2006. Ref: DSC_3446
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