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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
further details, please contact Margaret Lucas on 01989
563261 or, before 8 pm you may contact Mary on 01989 563056.
would like to thank you in advance for your help.