by the River:
year we enjoyed two band concerts down by the River Wye
in Ross. We had recently moved to Ross and hoped this would
be an annual event. However can't see any news about such
an event. Are there no plans for one this year?
Perhaps it was not successful enough last year? We enjoyed
them, even though it poured with rain one night!
you are referring to brass bands, there is a series of performances
currently going on of a Sunday afternoon, provided by Ross
Town Council. So far, these have not been well attended
- mainly due to bad weather.
on the other hand, you are referring to rock bands et cetera,
which I think you are. Last year, a couple of bands performed
at the bandstand as a part of the Ross Live Festival. Unlike
the Mozart music etc., which took place in various church
venues, these performances were not advertised. I saw one
band, playing to virtually nobody, in total darkness and
only later found out that it was part of the Ross Live Festival.
is also a current issue regarding complaints from local
residents about amplified music taking place at the bandstand.
Tina is currently discussing this with the Town Clerk, who
is trying to resolve this situation for the future. I hope
that she will receive a lot of support with this issue.
at the Country Festival:
wife and I attended your wonderful Country and Western Event
this weekend with some of our Chaps who have special needs.
Somewhat smaller than similar events we have been to but
this helped produce a really friendly and intimate atmosphere,
which enabled one of friends to get up and express himself
on the dance floor.
downside for us was the loss of my Renault Espace Electronic
key which is a grey plastic thing about the size of a credit
card and about 5mm thick with Renault imprinted upon it.
It was in a brown leather type wallet of the same size.
wonder if you could mention it in one of your bulletins
in case someone turns it up. My telephone number is: 0121
243 6954 .
Chapman Barnabas Care Home (Solihull)
We did have a spare with us so not a complete disaster.
just wanted to tell you that I really like the Wyenot.
am originally from Ross, Wilton to be exact. I have been
in the USA for a long time and in the past have subscribed
to the Ross gazette, but I find your pages so refreshing
and down to earth. I attended Ross Grammar School years
ago, so every once in a while I see an article with a familiar
I first heard about Wyenot from my nephew, who was also
a Rossian but now lives in Italy. So your pages are getting
some world wide attention! I love it.
Pauline Chilldres (Bennett)
you very much, Pauline. I am very pleased that you enjoy
Wyenot and find it 'refreshing and down to earth'. A lot
of people do not understand my warped, sometimes scatological
sense of humour but I try to write things just the way I
remember your nephew. He wrote to me several times in 2001,
during the first year of Wyenot telling me how much he enjoyed
it. Unfortunately, having had several computer network failures
since those days, I no longer have his emails but I do remember
you keep reading and I will try to keep improving Wyenot
for Genealogy info:
am looking for information on John James Snr m Ellen Shoesmith
23/12/1851. They had a son John Sampson born 20/10/1852
and a daughter Ursula born 29/7/1856. John Sampson married
Ada Maria nee Cooper 28/2/1881 she was born 1850 or 1852,
her parents were Edwin Cooper Shoemaker and Mary Morgan
they also had a son Osmond. I have an old postcard showing
that they lived in New Street at one stage. John Sampson
was born in Berry Under West PENYARD in October 1852. After
John Sampson was married to Ada they moved to Birmingham
but after the loss of a daughter came back to Ross before
coming to Australia in 1858. John Snr had a brother Henry
sister Mary and brother Richard. Henry married a Mary Ann
Rossiter and Mary a Mr Jackson I don't know if they still
live in or around Ross.. I would love to make contact with
anyone that may know something about any of the families,maybe
through an old bible entry. Does Ross have an Historical
and Genealogical Society?
for taking the photos - a really great night!
Ozzie & Debbie
problem. Thank you very much! Short as it is, your
email really brightened up my day last Wednesday. For every
100 emails I receive asking me to publicize or photograph
an event, I receive one thanking me for doing so afterwards.
Usually these come in the form, 'Thank you very much for
photographing our flower show last year. We are holding
another the day after tomorrow . . .'
is truly and very genuinely nice that you took the trouble
to write. Tina, Paul, Ali and I had a great time at your
50th birthday party. Look forward to seeing you both soon.