'Twas a little damp in Brookend Street last night!
was the scene in Brookend Street on Tuesday evening, 19th
June as Ross was hit by a torrential downpour with thunder
and lightning. During the storm, the road suffered severe
flooding, which was made worse by people ignoring the 'Road
Closed' signs and driving through the flood, causing a wake
which flooded local shops which might otherwise have escaped
being very behind with prepping this week's edition of 'Wyenot
News' as, once again, all events happened over the weekend,
I went down to take the photos and shoot some video footage.
Although I sat inside the Wyenot Mobile, I got absolutely
soaked, right through to the skin. When I arrived back home,
I had to dry myself off and have a complete change of clothing.
I dread sitting on that car seat later today!
shot this short film last night. It begins with the lightning,
filmed from my front door. (I had to curtail news prep during
the storm as I had to shut the network down to prevent lightning
damage to equipment.)
rest of the footage was taken in Brookend Street and includes
heavy rain plus an argument with a taxi driver.
the play button to activate, and a second time to watch
from Bridstow Primary School were outward bound on Friday
when they left on a bus for Llanfair Caereinion to enjoy
a week of climbing, canoeing, caving, hill walking orienteering
and other outdoor activities.
teacher, Mr. Paul Socket, Margaret Cumming and Briley Evans
accompanied the children, who can be seen below on the bus,
happy and excited to be leaving for their adventure.
successes for Ross Lions
Ross Lion Glyn Andrews organized another quiz evening for
the Ross Lions Club at the Conservative Club and the outcome
was a healthy profit of £122, which goes into the clubs
quiz, being in the middle of the week didn't attract as
many quizzers as usual but the excitement was still the
same and the competitiveness could still be felt. A team
called the Hedgehogs, which included regular quiz winners,
Brian and Judy Harries won the competition by the narrow
margin of half a point. A team from the Kings Head, calling
themselves 'King Kong' won the contest for the best team
At the weekend the Ross Lions held their Flag Day at Morrison's,
at which, thanks to the generosity of the public, the fantastic
sum of over £550 was raised for local charities. To ensure
it was not all work for the Lions, their Zone Chairman,
Peter Radley of the Severn Dean Lions Club, organized a
Social meeting at his farm where guests enjoyed a barbecue
and played croquet on the lawns. They approached the croquet
with some trepidation but enjoyed it so much that they cannot
wait until the next event. The day finished up with a reverse
raffle in which the winners are the last out of the hat.
winners, The Hedgehogs.
winner of a separate quiz on the night, with Lion Andrew Middlecote.
of the best team name - The King Kongs.
White Lion Real Ale and Cider Festival
June 22nd - June 24th
the success of last year's event, The White Lion, Wilton
are holding their second Real Ale and Cider Festival over
Midsummer weekend. There will be a choice of twelve real
ales available and six different ciders, including local
Broome Farm cider.
full White Lion menu will be available throughout the weekend,
together with a barbecue, however, table reservations are
essential. There will be seven performances of live music
provided by The River Gypsies on Friday evening, Jocelyn,
back by popular demand, the amazing Will Killeen and local
duo Little Sister on Saturday. On Sunday the fantastic jazz
outfit The Cliveden Set will entertain you, after which
there will be a selection of songs sung by Gareth Wigg and
an outstanding finale by very popular local band The Zebras.
is free, however donations to The White Lion's favourite
charity, the Macmillan Renton Appeal will be most welcome.
Jacqui and Dave and the rest of the team look forward to
seeing you there.
News Featured Business of the Week
Farm B & B, Peterstow
As a free additional benefit to those local businesses supporting
Wyenot.com, every week Wyenot News chooses one local business
at random to feature in the current issue of the weekly
on-line news magazine.
John and Hilary Draper would like to welcome you to Broome
Farm, their beautiful 300 year old farmhouse bed and breakfast
establishment. Broome Farm is situated at Peterstow, just
three and a half miles from the historic market town of
Ross-on-Wye and is set in outstandingly beautiful and tranquil
countryside. Broome Farm has been owned by Hilary's family
for the last 70 years and is attached to her brother's cider
farm where there are acres of orchards from which their
home produced cider is made.
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further information, click
here to go to the Broome Farm page on Wyenot.com.