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Wyenot News - The Weekly News Magazine for Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Issue No. 152 - Wednesday, 20th June 2007
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IN THIS ISSUE
Page 1 ['Twas a little damp in Brookend Street - Outward Bound from Bridstow - Lions' Successes - White Lion Festival]
Page 2 [Open Day at the Castle - Hazy Ray at the Prince - Stars and Cars at Llangarron Fete]
Page 3 [The Sky at Night and a couple of birds - Bands in the Park]

Page 4

[Art, Design and Technology evening - Helping the Fishermen's Families - The Killing of Sister George]
Page 5 [Going French at St. Weonard's - Keeping you up-to-date - Bespoke Ladies Tailor]
Page 6 [Art Exhibition - Kate donates quilt - What's happening in Ross this week?]
Page 7 [Dick Brice and Michael Kirby - Practise makes perfect - Hay and Ross make the news in Germany]
Page 8 [A personal experience in Saudi - Letters - More exhibition photos - Weather Station]
Open Day at the Castle

Owners of Wilton Castle, Sue and Alan Parslow held another castle open day on Sunday for visitors to look around and see how far restoration work on the ancient fortress has progressed. Work is virtually complete now and the gardens are beautiful.

Having shown the restoration of the castle itself in past editions, I went along on Sunday, taking photos of people enjoying their visit and those showing them round, rather than the building.


Castle owners, Alan and Sue Parslow. Ref: DSC_1000

Luke and Kate Woods enjoy tea in the castle garden. Ref: DSC_1006

Ronald Pretty, who is a friend of Alan and Sue helped show visitors around. Ref: DSC_1004

Visitors from Sellack enjoying tea and cake. Ref: DSC_7923

Jennifer Wright, Sue's sister helps by serving visitors with refreshments. Ref: DSC_7928

Broome Farm B & B and Restaurant, Peterstow.
Rose Cottage Tea Garden, Symonds Yat.

Hazy Ray at the Prince of Wales

Local rock band, Hazy Ray performed to a very busy Prince of Wales on Saturday evening. I went along for a short time. This is the second time I have seen Hazy Ray and both times they have been brilliant. A band that is well worth noting as worth watching!

I did not stop for very long as I was by myself. Tina was working and most of my friends were elsewhere. Being older than most of the audience on this occasion, although I enjoyed the music very much I was more inclined towards a quiet evening as I felt lonely in a crowded place - my fault, not the place. I will definitely go to see Hazy Ray again though when the opportunity presents itself.

This coming weekend, the Zebras will be playing the Prince on Saturday and the White Lion Festival on Sunday. I have a few events to cover for the news this coming Saturday evening but will make the Prince my last port of call and enjoy my very favourite local band with a beer. If the weather is nice on Sunday, I will try to film the Zebras at the White Lion for next week's news. Hope to see you there, at both venues!


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Stars and Cars at Llangarron Fête

Ben Miller.

After the coup of securing Oscar winning actress Jennifer Connelly and her husband, Paul Bettany, to open the Fête in 2003, Llangarron has come up trumps again. This year's guest star is actor and comedian Ben Miller who recently starred as Sir James Lester in ITV's sci-fi drama Primeval.

Ben will be putting in an appearance at Llangarron Summer Fête on Saturday 7th July at 1.30pm. The venue is Bernithan Court, a distinguished 17th century house built by William Hoskyns. This gives people the rare opportunity to visit the gardens and enjoy the magnificent setting which is less than four miles from Ross.

There will also be a chance to win a Renault Clio, sponsored by Callow Marsh. The prize is a brand new metallic silver 5-door Clio Expression dCi 68 with a retail value of £11,870. To win, you have to throw seven dice together and hope they all come up 6's. There is a chance you could be driving away in the car for £1!

This year's other star attractions include a Magic Show and Balloon Animal Workshop by the popular local entertainer Wizard Wonky and a Falconry Display by the Black Mountain Falconry Team. Ross Town Band will be providing the music.

Along with the traditional stalls, games, amusements and refreshments, other attractions include a fantastic Prize Draw, the Llangarron Hand bell Ringers, the Great Bernithan Treasure Hunt, a parade of vintage tractors and a classic car corner.

As the Fête aims to draw the community together to have a fun afternoon, from 1.00-5.00pm, everyone is welcome. Entrance is £1 for adults with children admitted free.


Bernithan Court, Llangarron.

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