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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The Weekly News Magazine for
No. 154 - Wednesday, 4th July 2007
legend, Gary visits Ross
Leeds United goalkeeper, Gary Sprake visited Ross-on-Wye,
signing copies of the new paperback version of his best
seller biography, 'Careless Hands' for people who approached
him as he spoke to 'Wyenot News' about his football career.
Gary spoke to me in the new pergola at the White Lion on
Sunday morning, where he had arranged to meet with the co-authors
of his book, Stuart Sprake and Tim Johnson for Sunday lunch
at the inn, with its beautiful riverside view.
was goalkeeper for Leeds United, playing 500 games for the
club between 1961 and 1973. In 1973 he transferred to Birmingham,
playing for the club until 1976. Gary also played 39 caps
for Wales. The newly released paperback version of Gary's
biography, with foreword by John Toshack OBE of Liverpool
FC fame can be purchased from all good bookshops. John Toshack
is now manager of the Welsh National side.
Sale, a keen 'Leeds United' supporter, who was with me on
Sunday told me afterwards that Gary is particularly remembered
for the 1970 Leeds Vs Chelsea FA Cup Final, which was the
first cup final not to be decided on the day, the first
match at Wembley Stadium on 11th April ending in a 2-2 draw.
The replay at Old Trafford took place on 29th April and
Chelsea eventually won, 2 goals to 1. Both sides were challenging
for their first ever FA Cup win and entered the final as
two of the best teams of the era, having finished 2nd and
3rd in the First Division that season. Kevin named the whole
team that played the FA Cup games with Gary.
the picture below, Gary (middle) can be seen with authors
of the book, Tim Johnson and Stuart Sprake.
Sprake with Leeds United team mates after winning the League Cup
and Commissions for Ross Sea Cadets
Sea Cadets held a presentation evening at Training Ship
Ross on Thursday 28th June. The Cadets were presented with
their awards by The Inspecting Officer, Unit President Commodore
Toby Elliott, Royal Navy and the whole event ran with naval
precision. Ross Town Mayor, the Rev. Derek Bedford also
attended the event to present Able Cadet, Ryan Green with
his badge of office as the Mayor's Cadet. Able Cadet Green
will hold this office for the duration of Mr. Bedford's
term of office as Mayor.
list of awards and their proud recipients can be found below
the first photograph.
. . .
into the Sea Cadet Corps - Thomas Dunn and Ethan Bowcott
George Puttick Memorial Trophy for Endeavour - Ordinary
Cadet Georgia Bean naval precision.
The Puttick Trophy for best attendance jointly awarded to
Leading Cadet Craig Morgan and Able Cadet Amy Fountain Runner
up Certificate for attendance - Able Cadet Ryan Green.
Junior Sea Cadet Trophy for Best Attendance - Leading Junior
Junior Runner up certificate for attendance - Cadets Liam
Hale, Jamie Vaughan and Ethan Bowcott.
The Royal Naval Association Monmouth Branch presented the
Unit with a new trophy for the best dressed cadet; this
was presented by the Branch Chairman Shipmate Chris Rogers
to Ordinary Cadet Edmund Williams.
Promotions and Qualification Awards were given as follows:
Cadet Craig Morgan was promoted to Leading Cadet, 3rd year
Good Conduct Badge and Coxswain Badge.
Able Cadet Amy Fountain - 3rd year Good Conduct Badge.
Cadet Riannon Lee - 1st Good Conduct Badge.
Cadet Wesley Jenkins was promoted to Ordinary Cadet and
1st year Good Conduct Badge.
Cadet Georgia Bean was promoted to Ordinary Cadet, Competent
Crew and BCU1* Canoeing.
Cadet Shane Davies was promoted to Ordinary Cadet, Competent
Crew and BCU2* Canoeing.
Ordinary Cadet Edmund Williams - BCU2* and Offshore Sailing.
Ordinary Cadet Leonard Beiszley - BCU2* and Competent Crew.
Cadet Dustan Beiszley - Competent Crew.
Cadet Thomas Dunn - BCU1* and Competent Crew.
Cadet Ethan Bowcott - BCU1*, Competent Crew and Basic ET.
Junior Sea Cadet Simeon Beiszley was promoted to Leading
Junior Sea Cadet.
Junior Sea Cadet Daniel Morgan was promoted to Junior Sea
Cadet 1st Class.
done all of you.
Cadet Ryan Green accepts his badge of office as Mayor's Cadet from
Ross Town Mayor, Councillor Derek Bedford
happening in Ross this week?
well as this evening's performance of excellent Delta Blues
by Kent Duchaine at Broome Farm, there are lots of events
going on at the weekend.
5th Ross Country Music Festival begins on Friday evening,
running through until Sunday. There are some great artistes
lined up for the weekend, including: Dean Austin, Dave Sherrif,
Mel Paul and Mary Lacey, Kalibre and many others, not forgetting
local favourite Dobbsy. If you would like further information
on this event, please visit the 'What's On?' page of Wyenot.com
or telephone Colin Gray on 01989 567995.
Saturday there a couple of events you may like to look at,
one of which is Llangarron Summer Fete, taking place at
Bernithan Court, Llangarron between 1 PM and 5 PM Brilliant
childrens' entertainer, 'Wizard Wonky' will be in attendance,
as will Ross Town Band and there will be lots of stalls
and amusements, vintage tractors and classic cars on display,
plenty of refreshments and a chance to win a Renault Clio.
House Hotel are also holding their Summer Fair on Saturday
Town Band will providing the entertainment at the Bandstand
in the Caroline Symonds Gardens on Sunday afternoon between
2 PM and 4 PM This concert is part of the 'Bands in the
Park' series provided for you by Ross Town Council, which
will run to the end of the summer.
change at the top for Ross Lions Club
by Bernard Fowkes
their annual Handover Lunch at the Ross-on-Wye Conservative
Club it was all change with the leadership. Around forty
members, wives and friends attended the lunch to celebrate
the take-over of the post of president by the new incoming
president, Lion Keith Wilding.
an excellent meal the outgoing president, Lion Brian Goodfellow,
carried out his last duty by presenting long service chevrons
to four members of the club. Lion Trevor Smith obtained
his 10 year chevron while Lions Nick Dale, Andrew Lerigo
and Andrew Middlecote received their 15 year awards.
then gave his outgoing speech, in which he thanked everyone
in the club, either individually or collectively, for their
support during his year in office. The year had been very
successful financially with all of the activities achieving
new levels of fund raising. This included the Ross Round
Walk which had taken place for the first time and raised
in excess of £2,000. There had also been an increase in
the number of social events which, he said, made for a strong
club. He then emphasized his thanks to the ladies who unstintingly
gave their support to the club.
Brian then asked Lion Keith Wilding to step forward to receive
his badge of office. He wished Keith all the best for his
year and said he knew he would get all the support of members
and their wives.
the post of president, Keith thanked the members for having
faith in him to do the job. He would do his utmost to run
a successful club without too many changes; although he
felt things could not stand still he would only make changes
where necessary. His priorities would be increasing the
membership, especially with younger people, and ensuring
the social life of the club was maintained. He had faith
that his officers would ensure the activities were maintained
at their present level and probably higher.
the close a bouquet was presented to the partner of the
outgoing president, Hazel Tweedie.
Wilding, the new President of Ross Lions.
president Lion Brian Goodfellow congratulates Keith Wilding after
presenting him with the badge of office.
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