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Wyenot News - The Weekly News Magazine for Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Issue No. 159 - Wednesday, 8th August 2007
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IN THIS ISSUE
Page 1 [This week's news - Ross Town Carnival 2007]
Page 2 [Symonds Yat East Definitely Open - World's Worst Paparazzi - Folk at Broome Farm]
Page 3 [Red Lion Festival - Moving away from YouTube - Goodrich Art Club Exhibition]

Page 4

[Nature Watch - Advice to Farmers - Three year old child badly injured by car]
Page 5 [Ross Town Carnival - part two - Scouting Sunrise]
Page 6 [Ross Town Carnival - part three - Interview with local author, Ian Pauley]
Page 7 [Ross Town Carnival - part four - Letters ]
Page 8 [Ross Town Carnival - part five - What's Happening in Ross this week?]
Page 9 [[Ross Town Carnival - part six - Ross Lions at the Carnival]
Page 10 [Ross Town Carnival - part seven - Somerfield non-uniform day - Golf Club vandalized]
Page 11 [Ross Town Carnival - part eight - Theft from Jewellers]
Page 12 [Tina Dancing - Carnival Bingo - Assault - double vision - Bands in Park - Affordable warmth - Accident - Weather]
Page 13 [Herefordshire County News]
Symonds Yat East - definitely open for business

After the flood waters had abated (yet again) and with the promise of good weather at the weekend, the people of Symonds Yat East prepared to recoup some of their losses. What nobody could have foreseen, however, was that up on the hill a tree was preparing to fall down onto the power line that services the area at approximately 5 pm on Saturday afternoon.

The power company arranged for a huge generator to be set up whilst repairs were carried out, however, due to the nature of business in Symonds Yat East the demand was too great for the supply and blew the fuse. Undaunted by this second catastrophe, however, local traders brought out the barbecues so that the masses of visitors could be fed. There are those however, to whom a Sunday lunch time means a Sunday Lunch, so many left to go and dine elsewhere. Normal power was finally restored at 4 pm on Sunday afternoon.

Wyenot News visited Symonds Yat East on Monday to talk to our friends at Rose Cottage and other traders there about the weekend's events. The weather was absolutely gorgeous and you would never have known about the problems they had faced on Saturday and Sunday.

We discovered that yes, Symonds Yat East is definitely still open for business. We had a terrific brunch at Rose Cottage and the Saracen's Head pub next door was packed. Kingfisher Cruises, who have suffered a great deal lately did a roaring trade as did the old rope hand ferry and Wyedean Canoe Centre.

There is plenty to do, lots of places to eat and drink and so much beautiful scenery to enjoy at Symonds Yat East. Why not pay a visit there and have a beautiful day.


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Broome Farm B & B and Restaurant, Peterstow.
Rose Cottage Tea Garden, Symonds Yat.
I must be the World's Worst Paparazzi Photographer

Late Friday evening found me feeling knackered. Having already made several photographic excursions that evening and with the thought of the whole of the following day due to be taken up covering the carnival before going to see the Zebras in Longhope, I finished filming at Broome Farm at around 10:30 pm. A little before 11 o'clock found me in the White Lion Inn, waiting for Tina to finish work. Whilst waiting I bought a coffee and sat outside in the new pergola, generally relaxing. I had left my camera in the boot of the car, thinking, 'Good. I won't need that any more tonight'.

Outside with me were a nice friendly bunch of people,. They were drinking lots of whiskey and generally having loud conversations. I spent the latter part of that evening - until well past midnight - passing the time of day with the group. They were really very friendly and I quite enjoyed enjoyed the company. I kind of recognized one of the young ladies but could not place her. I had put this down to the usual thing I get in my line of work, thinking that she was somebody local I had photographed for the news in the past but could not remember why.

At about 12:15, feeling totally exhausted and with Tina still working behind the bar, I thought, 'time to speed things up a bit so we can get home to bed'. I started collecting the group's drinking glasses. As each finished their drink, I politely took their glass, hinting that it was late and that I had a long day ahead and needed sleep.

The group eventually left the inn, strangely, thanking me for a great evening. I had nothing to do with their great evening, of course. That was purely down to Dave, the Landlord and Tina, who had been working all night but I guess with my hanging around to take their drinking glasses, assuming that I was involved with the inn was an easy assumption to make.

It was only when they had gone that Dave said to me, 'You did know that was Kate Middleton, didn't you?'

'Who is Kate Middleton?' I asked, genuinely not having a clue. The name was kind of familiar but I knew not where from.

'Prince William's other half,' he replied. I had heard of Prince William.

Oops! Instead of taking her photo, I had taken her drinking glass, hinting that I was tired and needed to get home to bed. Oh well. You win some. You lose some!

As it happens, I am really not into Paparazzi stuff and would probably not have just taken a photo anyway, but I found the fact that I knew the face but not where from quite amusing. I don't watch television or read the newspapers much and generally do not know the names to go with faces of famous people. Tina often has to whisper an explanation, 'he was The Doctor in Dr. Who,' when the name of an actor or actress comes up in conversation and I don't want to look totally uneducated.


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A Grand Folk Night at Broome Farm

A goodly throng made their way to Broome Farm (my favourite local venue) on Friday for an evening of traditional English music, plenty of cider, salt beef baps and farm produced cake.

As usual, the evening was extremely enjoyable. Nice music, good company and all around good entertainment value. Unfortunately I missed the first performer, Louise Richardson but I believe she performed well. Compost Heap, pictured below performed a mixture of traditional and not so traditional songs - including a sea shanty about computers, which was highly amusing.

The Supreme Awesome Dudes finished the evening well, despite problems with their sound man not turning up due to a traffic jam. I went alone, met with plenty of friends while there and thoroughly enjoyed the evening - as I suspect everybody else did.


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