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Issue No. 162 - Wednesday, 29th August 2007
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Page 1 [Murphy keeping local people happy - Kingfishers on the Wye - Cricket Day in memory of Matt]
Page 2 [Carnival Extra family Fun Day - GCSE Success at JKHS - Peterstow Horticultural Show]
Page 3 [Border Counties Vintage Road Run - What's Happening in Ross This Week]

Page 4

[The Moby Bus - Zebras at the Prince - Happy Birthday Jay - Kempley Heritage - Two Ross Hotels Short Listed]
Page 5 [Ross Regatta - Readers' Letters - Wondrous Weaving - Strange Photo at St. Dubricius Church]
Page 6 [Bands in the Park - h.Art - Ross Lions - Door Knocking Campaign - Rugby - Weather Station]
Page 7 [Herefordshire County News]
The Moby Bus and Wildplay visit Tudorville

The Moby activity bus and the Wildplay team visited Tudorville on Friday, 24th August with a whole range of activities for local children to enjoy.

These playdays are designed to encourage children to play outdoors and to discover nature. There was den building, bug hunting and willow weaving going on as well as painting aboard the bus. As it was a very hot day, one of the favourite activities was making and using a water slide.

There were two of these free sessions taking place on Friday and some of the children had so much fun during the morning, they stayed behind for the next session too.

Wildplay leader, Beck (right) with Tom, Alice, Rachael and VanessaRef: DSC_0395

All aboard the Moby Bus are: Elizabeth, Beck, Nicole, Cerys, Leah, Ellie and Lauren. Ref: DSC_0400

Chloe and Shai Hardwick and friend enjoying the water slide again.... Ref: DSC_0390

... and again. Ref: DSC_0391
The White Lion Inn, Wilton.
Morris Bricknell, Chartered Surveyors, Stroud House, 30, Gloucester Road, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire. HR9 5LE.


Tel: 01989 768320

The Zebras at the Prince

Saturday evening's Zebras performance at the Prince of Wales was brilliant, as all Zebras performances are. A lot of people turned out to see the band and had a good time. I could have sworn I photographed the band, but when I looked for the photos just now, I could not find them, so instead, I'll leave you to guess the name of dancing lady.

Actually, the most likely reason I did not capture the band was because I was not at my best on Saturday. My intention had been to leave the car at home and enjoy the evening but I was not well. I drank water and had to leave early due to feeling feverish.

I did enjoy listening to the band though and Kirsty, who was with us really liked the music and is looking forward to the next Zebras gig.

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Happy 30th Jay!

Happy Birthday to Jay Hill, Landlord of the Prince of Wales, who was 30 on Thursday, 23rd August. Jay celebrated with a party in the bar on his day, with music provided by rock duo, 'New Jersey'. From what we hear, the party took some sleeping off the next day.

Jay with his wife, Amanda on Thursday. Ref: DSC_0386

and with 'New Jersey'. Ref: DSC_0381

Kempley Heritage Open Days
by Chris Bligh

More than fifty villagers and friends of Kempley Churches will be hosting guided tours of the two Kempley Churches between Thursday and Sunday 6th to 9th September, as part of the national Heritage Open Days event. This is England's largest voluntary cultural event promoted by English Heritage. The tours will take place between 11.00am and 5.00pm each day. Each afternoon specialist themes are explored utilizing the professional and academic experience of local people.

The programme of events can be seen below the photo of the 'Jam Tart' window in St. Edward's, Kempley.


  • Thursday, 6th 2.30pm St Edward's. Construction Manager John: How does this building stand up? A country barn with 'jam tart' window. Scissor beams, saddleback roof, buttresses, and lychgate supreme - all with artisan detailing.
  • Friday, 7th 2.30pm St Edward's. FoKC Trustee Chris: The development of Kempley by The Beauchamp Estate - temporary church (now village hall), vicarage, School, St Edward's (1904), Village Club (former Inn), through to the auction sale of the entire village in 1919.
  • Saturday, 8th 12.30pm St Edward's. Surveyor: Martin: St Ed's construction under Randall Wells architect, from locally available materials and local labour - blacksmith, stonemason and builders - an Arts and Crafts ethos of construction in practice. Form and function with simple. honest design detailing.
  • Saturday 8th 3.30pm St Mary's, Agriculturist: Rev. Andrew: A history of worship in Kempley, its three churches and several chapels in a parish of less than 150 dwellings. From Norman era, medieval years, through Victorian relocation, up to date as one of the Windcross Parishes.
  • Sunday 9th 2.00pm St Mary's. Writer: Rev Jonathan: at St Mary's the Charles Kempe altar window (1878) - is an early gem from this Master of Glass - reviewed here in the centenary year of Kempe's death as a key figure in 19th century decorative art in this country, this window gives his own interpretation of medieval stained glass - a forerunner of the Arts and Crafts movement exemplified at St. Edwards. Jonathan has all the other bases covered for visitors' enquiries- religious, heritage, local church architecture, and the early 20thC. Dymock Poets.
  • Sunday 9th 12.30pm St Edward's. Rev. Vi Chester launches the new Friends' Arts initiative for children -a playgroup for toddlers, The Big Draw initiative involving yr. 6 primary children and secondary community school arts in October. A new Children's booklet of interpretation of the frescoes at St Mary's is published this weekend.
  • Sunday 9th 2.00pm St Edward's. Commercial Artist Fred: Arts & Crafts movement at the turn 20thC. was focussed in this county with many rich commissions in the Marches area. St Edward's has museum- standard examples of cabinet making, joinery, steelwork, and simple artisan-made fittings - from the gates to the pews, from hinges to lecterns. Fred puts the Cotswold designers of Gimson and the Barnsleys, plus Lethaby's architectural ideas executed by Randall Wells, into context of the Arts & Crafts movement in the early 1900's. Exploring the talent of the local stonemason, blacksmith and builder, a thread runs through to today with the recent Friends' renovation of the lychgate stone paving.
  • Sunday 9th 6.30pm EVENSONG at St Mary's: Rev. Vi Chester: Services are only held three times a year at this English Heritage owned site. In celebration of the Heritage Open Days event do come and fully experience this spiritual space, and reflect on over 850 years of worship on the final occasion this year.
  • Thurs-Sun 2.00 - 4.30pm TEAS Sat & Sun 12.30 - 2.00pm PLOUGHMANS The famous Daffodil Teas crew are serving Teas and Home-made Cakes at the Village Hall each afternoon, with Ploughman's Lunches on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th from 12.30pm.

Two Ross Hotels Hot Contenders for Flavours of Herefordshire Awards

Two hotels in Ross-on-Wye have been shortlisted in the Flavours of Herefordshire awards contest. The Bridge at Wilton and the Wilton Court Hotel are both listed as finalists in this prestigious competition. The Bridge have been awarded first place on two previous occasions, as well as Deaniol Pritchard winning the 'Young Chef of the Year' award and both hotels have a reputation for serving the finest cuisine using locally sourced produce. Wilton Court Hotel are also shortlisted in the Breakfast of the Year category.

Many other local restaurants are in the running for an award. They are listed as follows and we wish them every success.

Breakfast of the Year sponsored by British Pig Executive.

Cottage Farm, Middlewood, Glewstone Court Country House Hotel & Restaurant, Glewstone, Lower Bache House, Kimbolton, Lower Buckton Country House, Leintwardine, Wilton Court Hotel, Ross on Wye.

Gastropub of the Year sponsored by Quality at Heart.

The Loughpool Inn, Sellack, The Mill Race, Walford, The Wellington, Wellington.

Newcomer of the Year: Lyne Down Cider, Much Marcle, The Velvet Bean, Ledbury.

Producer of the Year (Large) sponsored by Hereford and Worcester Chamber of Commerce.

Court Farm & Leisure, Tillington, Flights Orchard Organics, Ledbury, H Weston & Son, Much Marcle, The Dairy House, Weobley, Tyrrells Potato Chips, Stretford Bridge, Wye Valley Brewery, Stoke Lacy.

Producer of the Year (Small) sponsored by Wye Valley Life.

Bodenham English Wines, Bodenham, Country Flavours Ltd, Hope under Dinmore, Jus, Aylton, Just Rachel Quality Desserts, Bromsberrow, Oliver's Cider & Perry, Ocle Pychard.

Pub of the Year sponsored by Bulmers.

The New Harp Inn, Hoarwithy, The New Inn, St Owen's Cross, The Spread Eagle Inn, Hereford, The Sun Inn, Winforton.

Restaurant of the Year sponsored by Vin Sullivan Foods.

Castle House, Hereford, The Bridge at Wilton, Ross on Wye, The Scrumpy House, Much Marcle, The Stewing Pot, Hereford, Three Crowns Inn, Ullingswick, Wilton Court Hotel, Ross on Wye.

Shop / Retailer of the Year sponsored by Heart of England Fine Foods.

Glyn Slade Jones Family Butchers, Kington, Hopes of Longtown, Longtown, Legges of Bromyard, Bromyard, The Mousetrap Cheese Shop, Leominster.

Self-Caterer of the Year sponsored by Quality at Heart.

Berrington Cottage, Vowchurch, Hidelow House Cottages, Acton Beauchamp, The Woodhouse Farm Cottages, Staplow Trevase, The Granary, St Owen's Cross.

Tearoom of the Year sponsored by Tyrrells Potato Chips.

Broadfield Court Café, Bodenham Café @ All Saints, Hereford, Monkland Cheese Dairy, Monkland, Mrs Muffins, Ledbury, The Old Apple Store Tearoom, The Brockhampton Estate, Bringsty.

Young Chef of the Year sponsored by The Hereford Times

Working in Industry: Andrew Link of The Riverside Inn, Aymestrey, James Owen of The Stewing Pot, Hereford.

Training at Herefordshire College of Technology: Oliver Harris, Nathan Mizen.


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