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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The Weekly News Magazine for
No. 153 - Wednesday, 27th June 2007
Prizes at this weekend's Bridstow Fair
PTFA at Bridstow Primary School will be holding their Annual
Summer Fair this coming Saturday, beginning at midday. This
year the theme takes the form of a 'Strawberry Fair', with
locally grown strawberries on sale, courtesy of Mr & Mrs
event will be opened by Paul Ellery, 'Drivetime' presenter
from Wyevern FM, who will be bringing one of the radio station's
publicity vehicles with him. It will be an action- packed
fun day with stalls and displays from Herefordshire Army
Cadets, Ross Sea Cadets, Herefordshire Bat and Badger Groups
and the Furze Pig Hedgehog rescue centre. There will also
be stalls by the Wye Valley Beekeepers Association, Forever
Living aloe vera stockists and Sonaroma Health, where visitors
will be able to have a free health analysis.
well as the usual bouncy castles, skittles, tombola and
other side-shows, the fair will also feature Paul Bradley,
an artist from Cheshire, who will be working with the children
from the school to create an original work of art to hang
in the new Library. There will also be a Treasure Map Game,
to win a guided tour for up to ten people, of the rural
regeneration of the Harewood End estate, generously donated
by the Duchy of Cornwall.
will be able to try and identify the twelve wild birds on
the Wild Bird Trail and try and win the bird feeder starter
kit, donated by Ross Feeds. Winners of the welly wanging
and skittles competition will each receive prizes purchased
using some of the £500 of vouchers donated by Murphy Pipelines.
winning male and female from each competition will win a
DAB digital radio. The winner of the child's competition
will win a tennis racket and tennis balls. Refreshments
will be on sale and, in addition to the strawberries, there
will be a BBQ, teas and coffees and a beer tent, featuring
cider and perry from Broome Farm.
will be by programme, which cost £1, and includes entry
into a Lucky Programme Number competition to win a trolley
BBQ, kindly donated to the school by Mrs. Archer.
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the amazing prizes on offer this weekend are head teacher, Paul
Sockett and teachers, Katherine Holley and Ruth Cousins with Jordon,
Bridie, Kate, David, Becky, Robert, Christopher, Sofia, Bo, Henry,
Charlotte, Luke, Toby, Libby and Ryan. Ref: DSC_7984
PTFA has been fund-raising for two academic years to buy
books, shelves and equipment for the newly-completed Library
within the school. The draw of the school's annual raffle
will take place at the Strawberry Fair. The raffle has been
generously supported this year by businesses both local
and not so local.
A 3 night multi-activity holiday for one child donated
by PGL .
Champagne hot-air balloon flight for one person donated
by Wye Valley Aviation.
Choice of dining vouchers for Wilton Court, Royal Hotel
and Bengal Lounge.
£100 Tesco Vouchers donated by Murphy Pipelines.
5th £50 Tesco Vouchers donated by Murphy Pipelines.
6th 2 admission tickets to the West Midlands Safari Park.
7th Teatime Hamper donated by Pengethley Farm Shop.
8th Organic vegbox donated by Flights Orchard Organics.
9th Fruit Basket donated by Spa Stores, High St, Ross-on-Wye.
Hand-embroidered picture donated by Mrs. Williams.
£30 voucher donated by The Red Lion, Peterstow.
Bottle of wine donated by The White Lion at Wilton.
£10 shopping voucher donated by Ross Labels.
Box of chocolate-scented candles donated by Sirius, Broad
PTFA members will be in Ross Town Centre during the week
beginning 25 June to sell raffle tickets, which are selling
out so fast that another 1000 books have had to be ordered!
and the draw for the raffle will take place at the close
of the fair on 30 June.
to Joe and Sherell!
to Joseph Wood and Sherell Williams on the birth of their
6lb 1oz baby girl, Chanelle Jasmine PK Wood on Sunday, 17th
is my nephew, who lives in Gloucester, so I guess that makes
me a great uncle for the second time. More importantly,
my father a great grandfather for the second time!
wishes to both and good luck with the sleepless nights!
happening in Ross this week?
is an open acoustic music session at The White Lion this
evening, beginning at approximately 8:30 PM These sessions
are led by John Edwards of the Supreme, Awesome Dudes. John
is hoping that most of the band will be attending this 'jam'
and we welcome anybody who would like to come along and
join in or just sit and listen.
Phoenix Theatre began their run of the famous comedy by
Frank Marcus on Friday 22nd June. The play, 'The Killing
of Sister George' runs until Saturday 30th June, so you
still have a chance to see it. Performances begin at 7:30
PM Tickets cost £6 and can be obtained by telephoning the
Phoenix Theatre on 01989 564570 (10:30 - 12:30) or Ross
Heritage Centre on 01432 260675 (10:30 - 16:30)
Bare Bones Theatre are putting on 'Faith Healer' by Brian
Friel at the Upton Bishop Millennium Hall on Friday and
Saturday evenings. Performances begin at 7:30 PM
is lots of fun to be had on Saturday from 12:00 noon at
Bridstow School Strawberry Fair. As well as many stalls
and games, there are some fantastic raffle prizes to be
won, including a PGL holiday and a champagne balloon flight,
amongst many others. We will be going definitely. Hope to
see you there.
Saturday evening 'Banshee' will be performing at the Prince
of Wales. Banshee are a great ceilidh band and will begin
playing at 9 PM
Saturday evening at The Plough, Overross also promises to
be a great evening with entertainer, 'Just Colin' performing.
This event will start around 8:30 PM
those of you who enjoy lovely gardens, Drybrook School is
holding its seventh annual 'Open Gardens' weekend from Saturday
to Sunday between the hours of 11 am until 5 PM, both days.
Why not go along and raise money for Drybrook School at
the same time?.
Sunday afternoon the A.W. Parker (Drybrook) Band will be
performing on the bandstand in the Caroline Symonds Gardens
by the river side. The performance will run from 2 PM until
4 PM It would be nice to see some of you there.
renowned blues artist Kent Duchaine will be performing at
Broome Farm on Wednesday, 4th July and will be supported
by an excellent local band featuring Toby Lovell, St. John
Millinczuk and Adam Daffurn. Tickets cost £5 and can
be reserved by telephoning 01989 567232 or emailing email@example.com.
This event begins at 6 PM and will run until 11 PM A licensed
bar and great food will be available. Further details of
this event will appear in next week's issue of Wyenot News.
Duchaine, who will be appearing at Broome Farm on Wednesday, 4th
Zebras at the Prince of Wales
Zebras had a busy weekend, playing a last minute booking
at the Prince of Wales on Saturday - the evening before
their performance at the White Lion Beer Festival.
have to confess here to using a photo taken at a previous
event below. Having also had a very busy weekend, and knowing
there was more photography the following day, I was sick
of the sight of cameras and wanted to relax. Tina and I
left the festival in the capable hands of 'Little Sister'
and we slipped off with Glynis and Jerry to the Prince of
Wales for a beer. I deliberately left the cameras behind.
a great evening! Tina, Glynis and Jerry danced and I relaxed
for a couple of hours with a beer, managing to only dance
one song. What Tina does not know is that, when we got home,
while she was sleeping it off in the chair, I cooked and
ate a beef and chicken Madras, whilst editing some video
at the same time. Who was it said that man cannot multitask?
Well, it had been a very long day and I had survived the
rest of it on one burger (a very nice one, courtesy of Jacqui
at the White Lion).
coming Saturday at the Prince you can see Banshee, who are
a Ceilidh band. There is a film of Banshee somewhere in
the back issues of Wyenot News, (around May 2006) taken
at Broome Farm last year. We are looking forward to seeing
those who would like the curry recipe: Take one tin of Asda
Chicken Madras out of the cupboard. Think, 'That's
not going to be anywhere near enough to cure this level
of hunger,' then accidentally mix it with a can of Asda
Beef Madras from the same place and heat them both
up in the same pan. Tastes good! Honest!
successful Music in Marstow
three hundred people partied in style at 'Music in Marstow'
on Saturday 23rd June 2007. Gazebos and party tents were
home to groups of families and friends who brought everything
from rugs and garden chairs to full dining suites complete
with floral centrepieces and silver candlesticks, from sausage
rolls and chicken legs to whole salmon and champagne.
were eaten whilst the fantastic band 'Intrigue' performed
music covering everything from Tamla Mowtown to the Scissor
Sisters. Their rendition of Queens Bohemian Rhapsody was
exceptional and their glamorous and slick performance was
enjoyed by all.
a short break the field filled up with partygoers dancing
until the stage lights shone out in the darkness, ably led
by a troop of under 10's well practised in all the latest
from New Zealand and Hertfordshire joined locals in celebrating
wedding anniversaries and birthdays and all expressed a
desire to return next year.
will be divided between St Michael's Hospice and Marstow
Parish Church and the committee would like to thank everyone
who attended and all the sponsors who helped to make the
evening such a resounding success.
of Music in Marstow. Back left to front right: Evan Watson, Richard
Webb, John Rolfe, Cathy Tindell,
Anne-Marie and David Woodnam, Alice Shepherd, Rose Buchanan, Sian
Watson, Sue Rolfe and Jonathan Russell.
The band, 'Intrigue are: John Peters on bass, Peter Smith, drums,
Ray Ennis, guitar, Jules McNichholas, keyboard,
Carran Robling and Becky Hinds vocals. Ref: DSC_1150
Walford scout hut windows broken
Spiteful vandals have broken no less than five windows at
the scout hut recently. The first window was broken during
the night of Thursday 14th June and the other four were
smashed overnight on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June.
No attempts were made to enter the building, it appears
but approximately £100 worth of damage has been caused.
are keen to receive any information you may have about suspicious
activity going on in the area during that time. If you can
help then please contact the Hereford Public Service Desk
on 08457 444888, quoting ref: 288-s-170607.
stolen from Overross Street
Sometime during the night of Thursday 14th and Friday 15th
June a blue Peugeot 206 was stolen from a driveway in Overross
Street, Ross-on-Wye. The vehicle, which has not yet been
recovered has a distinctive green 'Hospital League of Friends'
sticker on the front and its registration number is KU55
who believes they have seen the vehicle since the theft
or has any information that may help, please contact the
Hereford Public Service Desk on 08457 444888, quoting ref:
Motorcycles at risk
A Two motorcycles have been stolen from the Tudorville area
of Ross-on-Wye during the last two months. The most recent
incident is the theft of a grey Honda from the front garden
of an address in Woodedge, which took place overnight on
Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th June. The motorcycle's registration
number is N837 MDD.
police would like to hear from anybody who lives on the
estate who may have seen suspicious activity around motorcycles
recently. They are also keen to advise the owners of such
machines that it is advisable to park them out of view and
where they cannot easily be wheeled away.
contact PC Andrea Morris at Ross-on-Wye Police Station on
08457 444888, quoting ref: 122-s-120607 if you can help.
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