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Issue No. 150 - Wednesday, 6th June 2007
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Ross Community Hospital Fete

A The Ross Community Hospital League of Friends held their annual Summer fete on Saturday to raise more funds to continue the work that they do both for the hospital itself and the people that use it. The fete was opened by last years' Mayor, Councillor Phil Cutter, whose project during his term of office was to raise money for the hospital. After his opening speech, Councillor Cutter presented a cheque for over £1,500 to the League of Friends and then asked the large crowd to dig deep into their pockets and spend lots of money on the many stalls and attractions that were set up in and around the hospital.

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Mayor, Councillor Derek Bedford, Councillor Cutter, Christine Cutter and Mayoress Meryl Bedford. Ref: DSC_7403

Fay Lerego and popular childrens' entertainer, Uncle Jack. Ref: DSC_7409

Playing the barrel organ is Alice Ryder of E. & A. Ryder
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The Town Crier plays his cards right watched by local Rotarians. Ref: DSC_7412

Trying his best to splat the rat watched by David Ravenscroft who manned the Wheel of Fortune. Ref: DSC_7419

Ross Town Band get ready to entertain the crowd. Don't miss them on Sunday at the Bandstand. Ref: DSC_7425

Selling draw tickets for the Friends' Grand Draw are: Cicely Symonds, Donald Evans and Peter Parkin. Ref: DSC_7430

Manning the physiotherapists tea cake stall are: Linda Jarvis, Sue Price, Ann Eskritt, Sue Harley and Val Field.
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Ross Cider & Perry Company on Television

The BBC2 Natural World series have completed a documentary on the Wye Valley. The series follows the lives of a sheep farmer, a bee keeper, a gillie and a cider maker through the year. The cider farm is none other than Broome Farm at Peterstow. The programme, 'The Voices of the Wye Valley' will be shown on Wednesday 13th June at 9 pm and repeated on Sunday 18th June between 6 pm and 7 pm.

Can you help with the 2007 Ross History Project

Ross in Bloom are asking all shops and businesses in Ross-on-Wye to help them with their project this year. The aim of the project is to show the history of at least 100 shops and businesses in Ross during the first half of the last century. The committee are asking premises to display an A4 laminated and framed picture, advert or bill head in their window of what their premises used to be. There will also be a laminated, short history of what the premises were used for in 1927.

This year is the 50th anniversary of HM The Queen's visit to Ross and therefore it was thought appropriate to have a project like this. Ross in Bloom can source most of the material themselves but are asking if you have anything that they may be able to borrow. All material will be copied and the originals returned. A second copy will then be made and used as a resource for children to learn about the history of their town, which they may find useful in years to come. This will have an additional, modern photograph attached of what the premises are used for today..

Whilst the items are on display a quiz for children will be produced about local history, in particular the shops. All of the work will be done for you. All Ross in Bloom are asking is that you display the items from June until October.

All shops should have received a form to fill in. If you are willing to take part in this project please complete the form and return it to either Ross in Bloom Chairman, Margaret Lucas at Lucas Motorcycles or to Mary Sinclair-Powell at Ross Heritage Centre. Please also indicate if you have any material that they can borrow.

All schools and childrens' groups will be informed about the project, so Ross in Bloom will need to know if you can help as soon as possible in order to get the project up and running before the school holidays begin. Ross has a tremendous amount of history to talk about and this is one way that locals and visitors alike can take part in the fun and learn at the same time.

For further details, please contact Margaret Lucas on 01989 563261 or, before 8 pm you may contact Mary on 01989 563056.

Margaret would like to thank you in advance for your help.


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