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Wyenot News - The Weekly News Magazine for Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Issue No. 158 - Wednesday, 1st August 2007
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Page 1 [Ross Carnival will go ahead as planned]
Page 2 [Folk Night at Broome Farm - What's Happening in Ross - Congratulations Amy - Floyd at the Bandstand]
Page 3 [The Kiss Brothers (Tina Dancing) - Happy Birthday Chris and Chris]

Page 4

[Herefordshire Haddock - The Hildersley Flasher - Time Lapse River Wye]
Page 5 [CHAOS at Ross Market - Woman assaulted in Brookend Street]
Page 6 [Summer Garden Party at the Old Court - Man attacked in Three Crosses Close - Letters]
Page 7 [Leading up to Carnival Day - Stereo Stolen - Readers' Flood Photos - Death of Leonard Casciani]
Page 8 [Bands in the Park - Whitchurch Burglary - Castles and Forts - Free hearing check - Weather]
Page 9 [[News from around Herefordshire]
Leading up to Carnival Day

In the lead up to Carnival Day on Saturday, lots of events are taking place. (I caught my daughter, Sarah doing the Odd Object competition today, whilst out photographing.)

On Sunday evening a Carnival Quiz was held at the prince of Wales (top photo) and today, Tuesday, a charity coffee morning was held at Ross Market Place, raising funds for Ross Pre-school Playgroup and the County Air Ambulance.

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Stereo stolen from Morrisons car park

A Pioneer CD player and car stereo were stolen from a parked car at the Morrisons store in Ross-on-Wye on Tuesday, 24th July 24. The front passenger window of a silver Volkswagen Golf was smashed and the stereo taken, along with a black ĎAnimalí baseball cap, some time between 7pm and 8pm.

Anybody who saw suspicious activity in the car park is asked to contact the Hereford Public Service Desk on 08457 444888 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Readers' Flood Photos

Thank you to Andrew Davies (Fosh), who sent in the photo below of 'Rossie,' the 'Rossness Monster', which he took at the White Lion Inn on his mobile phone last weekend. That'll be the cider, Fosh!

Thank you also to Ian Murray, who photographed the Bandstand area last Sunday.

Rossie, the Rossness Monster, by Andrew Davies.

The bandstand area last Sunday, by Ian Murray.

The death of Leonard Casciani

I was sad last night to learn from my father of the sudden death of my 1st cousin, once removed, Leonard Casciani in Barking, Essex.

Although Leonard was my father's age, we were friends and I used to visit him regularly at his home in what was Coverdale Road (now demolished), Barking as a child. We continued to remain in touch at family occasions until yesterday.

Leonard was the last true member of my family's 'Casciani' lineage, my grandmother having been a Casciani. My father, Jeffrey changed his name by deed poll on the death of his mother to Jeffrey Casciani-Wood, to keep the Casciani name alive.

The Casciani family came to England, from Italy in 1795, via France, where three brothers owned a velvet mill. My great, great grandfather, Pelligrino Casciani was a sculptor, and died in Liverpool, when a statue he was sculpting fell on him. His work got on top of him, I guess.

I took this photo of Leonard at my mother's funeral in 2005. This is really the first time I have studied it closely and I cannot believe how much he looks like my father.

I have run this article here because other Casciani descendants read 'Wyenot News' regularly, and in fact, I received a phone call from one of them today, who was not sure that I would have heard the sad news.

The family's sympathies are very much with Leonard's surviving wife, Shirley at this time.

Leonard Casciani at my family home in Upminster, Essex in 2005.


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