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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The Weekly News Magazine for
No. 158 - Wednesday, 1st August 2007
GRANDE FOLK NIGHT AT BROOME FARM
One of the events definitely not to be missed this weekend
is the Grand Folk Night, which will take place at Broome
Farm, Peterstow this coming Friday. The doors and the
bar open at 6 PM and some great entertainment has been organized
at this lovely (my personal favourite) venue.
dulcet tones of Louise Richardson will echo through the
barn on Friday. Louise plays in a covers duo, The Accord
with her brother but also performs as a solo artist. I have
heard her CD and I'm certain that those attending the folk
night will agree that Louise has a fabulous voice. Compost
Heap are also performing at Broome Farm. This group has
a fantastic repertoire of sea songs, and songs from the
country and they provide an excellent evening of entertainment.
favourites, The Supreme, Awesome Dudes will also be entertaining
with their great range of acoustic roots music and occasionally
amusing material. All in all this should prove to be a great
night out - as every event at Broome Farm does. Tickets
cost £5 and are available on the door or by telephoning
01989 562824 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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What's Happening in Ross This Week?
This week there are so many events to choose from. Please
note however, that they appear in this article in the order
that they are due to take place and not in order of preference.
As we all know it is carnival week this week and events
have already been going on, leading up to the big day itself
with a couple more still left to go, but to begin with,
sunrise, 07:45 on Wednesday 1st August, Scouts world-wide
will be renewing their promise with local scouts renewing
theirs at Ross Market House. Anybody who is or who has ever
been involved in the scouting movement is welcome to go
along and take part. Please contact Robin Shaw by email
for further information.
those who like to rise a little later, a special Carnival
Prize Bingo Night will be taking place at The
Prince of Wales. Eyes down at 7:30 pm.
Library is holding an activity session on Thursday as part
of Herefordshire Libraries 'Big Wild Read' event. Children
between the ages of four and twelve years are welcome to
go along between the hours of 2:30 PM and 3:30 PM to create
their own colourful plant pots. Children under the age of
five must be accompanied by a parent or carer. Tickets cost
£1 and are available from Ross Library. Telephone
01432 383230 if you would further information.
are two events taking place at Goodrich Castle on Thursday;
A Bowman's Tale and a performance of The Merchant of Venice,
which will be repeated on Friday. We do not have the times
of these events but if you would like to attend, please
contact the castle direct on 01600 890538, saying that you
found out about the events on Wyenot News..
you are over 30, free and single you may like to attend
a speed dating dinner event that is being held at Wilton
Court Hotel on Thursday evening. This event begins at
7:30 PM Please contact Jan Ball on 08452 2303199 if you
would like to attend.
are several events to choose from on Friday, beginning with
the Farmers' Market at Ross Market House. While you are
there, why not drop in to the Heritage Centre and take a
look at the exhibition of art by the Goodrich Village Art
Club? The exhibition runs until Monday 3rd September.
the evening there is the Grande Folk Night taking place
Farm from 6 PM, featuring, Louise Richardson, Compost
Heap and the Supreme, Awesome Dudes. The
Hope & Anchor are also putting on live entertainment,
which begins at 8:30 PM and popular local artist Andy Margrett
will be performing
Lion, Peterstow are holding their Beer and Music festival
this weekend too, running from Friday until Sunday with
lots of great bands performing, including the Dandelion
Killers. There will be several real ales and ciders available
as well as terrific food.
4th August is Carnival Day. This is one of the biggest events
of the year and is guaranteed to offer a fun packed day
out for all. There is a bigger than ever procession of floats,
belly dancers, a falconry display, lots of stalls, games
and side-shows and much more. The procession will leave
the Ashburton Industrial Estate at 1 PM, making its lively,
colourful way to the Carnival site via Morrisons roundabout,
Cantilupe Road, Gloucester Road, Broad Street, Millpond
Street, Morrison's roundabout, Cantilupe Road, Gloucester
Road, High Street, Wilton Road and finally Wye Street, where
participants will disembark and make their way to the Carnival
Site, which due to the recent flooding will be at Wilton
Road Car Park this year. See you there!!
after all the excitement of the Carnival you still find
yourself wanting more, Ross
Live! festival begins with its opening concert of classical
music at St. Mary's Church from 7:30 PM Alternatively, you
may like to go along to the Yew Tree Inn at Longhope and
watch fantastic local rock band The Zebras perform from
entertainment at the Prince
of Wales on Saturday will be provided by Radioactive,
beginning at 9 PM
'Bands in the Park' entertainment will be provided by Bream
Silver Band and will begin at 2 PM at the Bandstand in the
Caroline Symonds Gardens, by the river side.
series of Ross Live! events will be taking place at Ross
Baptist Church during the coming week. Sunday will see comedy
and music provided by the 'New Rope String Band' who will
begin their performance at 7:30 PM
Monday the Baptist Church will be hosting another Ross Live!
event, 'Of Time and Tide' an evening of folk music performed
by Steve Ashley and Dick Cadbury, beginning at 7:30 PM
you are looking for something to do on Tuesday lunchtime,
between 1 PM and 2 PM, soprano, Jennifer Walker will be
performing a programme of songs by Mozart, Strauss and Faure
at Ross Baptist Church. Jennifer will also be performing
a selection of songs in Welsh.
Bridstow CE Primary School held it's traditional Leavers'
Service at St. Bridget's Church in Bridstow on Friday 20
July 2007. This is always a happy but emotionally charged
time as the School looks back and celebrates the successes
of the previous school year as well as sending Year 6 off
to their high schools in September.
started with a difference as, due to torrential rain, the
school had to hire coaches to transport the children from
the school to the church. The Headteacher, Mr Sockett, started
the service by reminding children and parents how last year
the service had to be kept short as the temperatures inside
the Church were too high!
. . .
of the Year 6 children talked about their memories of Bridstow
School, with their high-points being football and cricket
clubs, trips to Redridge and they also made a poster of
what they were thankful for, which ranged from the computers
in school to their Mum and Dad.
always at Bridstow, the children sang beautifully and, after
the hymns, it was time for Mr Sockett to present the prizes.
There are a number of prizes and trophies given out at Bridstow.
Some are for academic work, for maths, reading, writing
and science and these are awarded to both KS1 and KS2 children.
Other awards are made to children who have made most progress
and also to children who have had the least absence. There
are also trophies for football and other sports activities.
King has been at Bridstow for two years. Although a very
friendly and lively person, Amy has more than her fair share
of problems and struggles both physically and with her learning.
Throughout her time at Bridstow, she has been supported
by Teaching Assistants who have worked hard to help her
achieve her best, despite the odds sometimes being stacked
against her. Amy had never eaten "proper" food before coming
to Bridstow. Her diet consisted entirely of custard, yoghurt
and dry toast. As she leaves the school, and thanks entirely
to the support of Mr Sockett and his staff along with some
peer pressure from Poppy, Dee and Beth, Amy now eats carrots,
sweetcorn, cabbage, pasta, broccolli, Yorkshire puds and
nine years of Speech Therapy and nutritional advice couldn't
achieve, Bridstow School managed in two!
the Leavers' Service, Amy was one of the pupils leaving
Bridstow as she is going to Barrs Court in September. Amy's
parents attended the service, never expecting that Amy would
receive an award, simply because when children like Amy
integrate into a mainstream school, there should not be
any expectation that rules will be 'bent' but that all of
the children will be treated equally.
Sockett had decided that the Sports Cup would, this year,
be awarded for Swimming. There are a lot of excellent swimmers
at Bridstow, some of the children charging up and down the
pool faster than you can run, and so speculation was rife
as to who would win the trophy. However, Mr Sockett explained
that it was not always being the best in life that was the
most important thing. Sometimes the most important thing
was how brave a person was and how hard they tried, even
if they only managed to achieve a standard far lower than
other people. He then said that he was going to award the
trophy to someone who had faced a battle just to take their
feet off the bottom of the pool but who had then gone on
to achieve both their red and green swimming badges for
swimming a width and a length of the pool.
person was Amy King and the decision was met with loud applause,
as well as a tear or two. Amy's parents are obviously thrilled
that their daughter's achievements have been marked in this
very special way. Mr & Mrs King said that 'Bridstow is an
excellent school. It is family-orientated, caring, supportive
and nurturing. It is a school where every child really does
they do have a criticism, it is that Mr Sockett does not
like 'blowing his own trumpet', and so they would like to
publicly thank Mr Sockett and the staff at Bridstow, especially
Amy's Class 4 Teacher, Mr. Pullen and her Teaching Assistants
Mrs. Emma Davis and Mrs. Barbara Tonkins.
FLOYD'S 'DARK SIDE OF THE MOON' AT ROSS BANDSTAND
SATURDAY, 11TH AUGUST
At long last, there is to be an afternoon and evening of
music at Ross Bandstand, which should appeal to a much wider
event will take place on Saturday, 11th August, commencing
at 2:00 PM The full line-up of bands will be published as
soon as confirmed but currently, we at Wyenot News know
of the Dandelion Killers and Totem Pole.
Pole will begin their set, which consists of the whole of
Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon' album at 10:00 PM
is the type of event which Ross needs, with all the good
stuff happening around and about in other towns. A festival
is something which should have true 'wide appeal'
and be for everybody.
Floyd have been my favourite band since my school days and
I am really looking forward to Saturday, 11th August and
Totem Pole's interpretation of their most well known (not
necessarily their best) album. In my personal opinion,
their best albums were, Atom Heart Mother, Meddle and Wish
You Were Here, with 'Shine on you Crazy Diamond', for my
all time musical hero, Syd Barrett. Dark Side - still brilliant
comes in fourth.
will definitely be spending the whole day covering the event!
Music at the Bandstand in 2005. DSC_8429
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