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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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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]
Ross Town Carnival 2007 - Part six - before the procession

The Gresleys Oriental. Ref: DSC_9651

The Golden Girls, Big Top and Billy Archer. Ref: DSC_9655

The Carnival Princess float. Ref: DSC_9660

Corvey White, Carnival Princess Millie White and Susan Yaldiz. Ref: DSC_9665

The National Childbirth Trust. Ref: DSC_9668

Town Crier, Mary Sinclaire-Powell and Emu, Sue Holland. Ref: DSC_9681

Ross Lions at the Carnival

As usual the Ross Lions Club took a big part in the Ross Carnival. However, this time they decided that, as well as running their popular skittles, play your cards right and tombola, they would provide some free entertainment for young children.

There was insufficient space to put on the crazy golf. The Lions realized that it costs a lot if you take a family to the Carnival and parents would appreciate children participating in games for nothing. First of all they decided to pay for 'Uncle Jack' to entertain the youngsters. This had been done in the past and always proved popular. Uncle Jack lived up to his reputation and the kids had a lovely time. Three other activities were also provided; Spin the Wheel and win a prize every go, choose a card and win either sweets or a PGL beaker and colour a duck to win vouchers. All three proved very popular and the stalls were kept busy all afternoon. The winners of the 'colour a duck' competition will be announced next week.

Of course, it wouldn't be a Lions activity without the famous 'Duck Race' on the river. The start was a little delayed because the rowers who manned the boats which collected the ducks at the winning line were held up in traffic jams on the way from Devon. However, because the river was running so fast the race itself was over in no time. Because of this it is believed some of the little yellow ducks escaped down the river. Hope they meet their cousins from South America.

The winner of the first prize of 150 was Tony Little of PGL, also a member of the Lions Club. Second place and a prize of 100 went to Afra of Gloucester while the third prize of 50 was collected by D Thompson of Gloucester.

The Lions would like to thank everybody who supported them and look forward to seeing you again.

Lions wives Sue Wilding and Julie Lerigo selling duck race tickets.

Children taking part in the Lions free activities.

Chasing the winning duck in the Lions' Duck race. Ref: DSC_9908.


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