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Issue No. 152 - Wednesday, 20th June 2007
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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]
JKHS Art Exhibition

The following photographs are of the art exhibition, which was on display in the JKHS Art Centre. A very high standard of work was on display for all to see. Mrs. Margaret Lucas, Chairman of Ross in Bloom and two of her committee, Lyn Tomlinson and Mary Sinclair-Powell of Ross Heritage Centre attended the event to select works for the Heritage Centre's annual exhibition of John Kyrle High School art work, which will run throughout July. This ties in with the visit of the Heart of England in Bloom judges on 17th July.

Lyn Tomlinson, Margaret Lucas and Mary Sinclair-Powell. Ref: DSC_7791

Philip Shaw has already done well with his works of art. Ref: DSC_7780

Charlotte Ross in front of her art work. Ref: DSC_7802

People including JKHS students feature a great deal in Anna Price's lovely works. Ref: DSC_7817

There are some very colourful exhibits in this section. Ref: DSC_7810

A terrific display of sculptures, pottery and other fine works. Ref: DSC_7812

This is a very interesting piece. I wonder who was brave enough to be the model. Ref: DSC_7814

Kate Donates Quilt to Renton Unit

Mary Sinclair-Powell, Kate Bundy and Joyce Thomas MBE-DL.

Kate Bundy is a remarkable lady. Not only is she an active 80 year old woman, she is also a kind and generous lady. Kate worked at St. Michael's Hospice for ten years but was forced to retire as she suffered with persistent back pain. However, a friend there used to bring her bits of wool to knit with as Kate has always enjoyed this hobby.

One day, her friend brought along two big bags full of wool. Wondering what on earth she could make out of it all, Kate eventually decided she would knit large blanket squares and began her work. Unfortunately, Kate suffered a stroke and had to put the knitting away. Once she began to feel better, however, she became very bored as she was used to being active and out came the knitting again. Kate is certain that this therapy was a significant factor in helping her to recover.

After deciding that the blanket would look 'a bit plain' in one pale colour, Kate got out her templates and embroidered a different, coloured pattern on each of the squares. Kate then blanket stitched the whole lot together, producing the beautiful quilt, pictured left.

Kate decided that she would like to donate the quilt to the Renton Unit and officially presented it to Mrs. Joyce Thomas MBE-DL at Ross Heritage Centre on Friday 15th June. The day before this event, Kate had been in hospital having treatment, but wanted to be there in person at the presentation. Mrs. Thomas was amazed at Kate's handiwork and determination and gave Kate her heartfelt thanks for her kind and generous gift.

The quilt is currently on display in Ross Heritage Centre where demonstrations and displays of other people's crafts are being exhibited.

What's Happening in Ross This Week

There is lots to do in and around Ross-on-Wye this week, not least the White Lion Real Ale and Cider Festival, beginning on Friday, 22nd June and ending on Sunday, 24th.

Also beginning on Friday and running until Saturday 30th June is the Phoenix Theatre's production of Frank Marcus's comedy, 'The Killing of Sister George.' I have seen the film starring Beryl Reid and Suzannah York several times and really enjoyed it. I'm sure that those of you who go to see the talented Ross thespians will enjoy their production.

Saturday 23rd is quite an eventful day. The beautiful gardens of Aston Ingham are open to the public for the weekend between the hours of 1:30 and 5:30 pm. The aim is to raise funds for Acorns Childrens' Hospice, Pound Farm and Forest of Dean Cancer Care at Home.

'Music in Marstow' is taking place at Brelston Green near to St. Matthew's Church from 7 pm. The music will provided by 'Intrigue' a band who have performed at many well known venues including the Café Royale and the NEC. The organizers are hoping to raise a good sum for St. Michael's Hospice and St. Matthew's.

On Saturday evening at the Old Court Hotel, Whitchurch, local band Bob's Full House will be performing their great range of cover songs with their usual brand of humour. This event begins at 8 pm. At 9 pm The Zebras will be playing at The Prince of Wales. If you miss them on Saturday don't worry. They will be playing at the White Lion Festival on Sunday between 6 pm and 9 pm too.

There will be lots of fun things happening at Goodrich School on Sunday, 24th. They are holding a novelty pet show and Summer Follys. If you want to enter your pet, you need to book in by 1:30 pm as the judging begins at 2 pm.

Last but by no means least on the weekends agenda is Lydbrook Silver Band who will be performing at the bandstand in the Caroline Symonds Gardens from 2 pm.

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