web pages have been as brilliant in the last year of living
in Jersey if not better than ever. The pictures and information
you give show that wherever you are in the world, Ross-on-Wye
is a beautiful place to be and the grass is not always greener
on the other side hence why we are moving back and canít
for your weekly updates and will be in contact about advertising
on the site very soon for your new businesses.
Hi Alan. Thank you for putting my" looking for James family
ancestors" in your newspaper I hope that something might
come of it. I was very impressed with your newspaper, it
covers so much of the community and I found it very interesting
to read. I am a member of a Lions Club in Australia and
was very interested in what they are doing. Thanks for the
Alan, I was born at Brights Orchard Foy and lived most my
life around and in Ross I even worked for Jacqui Danter
in the night club and arcade for a couple of years. Unfortunately
moved away to Northampton around 10 years ago I still miss
Ross and all the people but keep in touch via your web site
so please keep up all the excellent work which keeps me
near my home which I love. I dream about returning one day
and your web site helps keep the dream alive. Thank you.
you to all three above. It's a pleasure! Ross does occasionally
have its down side but on the whole, it's a great place
- I disagree
Alan, saw the bit about the canoeist and totally disagree
with you. The guy is well kitted out and in a play boat
which is designed for that type of water. From what I have
heard he was a very accomplished paddler. The river may
look dangerous to the average punter but it is still only
grade 1 to 2 when in flood, it just moves a bit faster.
It's the big waves and stoppers that make canoeing more
difficult and the Wye has none of these, even in Flood.
have kayaked far bigger and faster rivers in Scotland and
abroad, and am here to tell the tale. As a climber, caver
and paddler I say good on you and it would appear the crowd
enjoyed it, or maybe they were just waiting for him to come
a cropper. When people are well kitted out and good at what
they do why not let them do it. The bubble wrap is bad enough
in this world all ready.
mate but I had to put my point on this one,
do agree with you Chris, to a point. I have canoed on the
Wye in January myself during the New Year's Day Hole-in-the
Wall to Ross race (bad move). The canoeist was obviously
very good at his sport and well equipped - I believe I said
that at the time.
point was that, in a week when the police had been sending
bulletins here to 'Wyenot News', as well as all of
the radio and TV media, virtually every hour, stating that
all emergency services were stretched to their absolute
limits rescuing people who had not deliberately put themselves
in danger but needed rescuing from their homes. Also pleading
with the public not to 'play' near flooded rivers, where
there were all kinds of extra dangers, such as floating
and unseen debris. The man still went ahead and canoed in
a dangerous (to the average person) place, in front of a
large audience of average people and children, giving out
the message that it was safe to do so.
the best, in any sport can have an accident - especially
with unseen debris in the river. Luckily this did not happen
but, if it had, the already stretched emergency services
would have had to come and rescue him, leaving the places
where help was needed, through no fault of anybody with
less able people to cope.
absolutely agree with you on the 'bubble wrap', having been
told I must wear a life jacket to stand by the river and
photograph the Dragon Boat Racing. As you may remember,
I think my reply to that jobsworth was, 'Fxxx it then, I'll
go home instead'.
Chris - see you soon, I hope.