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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The Weekly News Magazine for
No. 163 - Wednesday, 5th September 2007
Cider and Music Festival on Sunday
Farmers' Market took place on Sunday, with stalls selling
produce and other products, such as jewellery while various
musicians performed, the day's events culminating is a stunning
performance by female vocalist/guitarist, Louise Richardson.
Louise has a beautiful voice and I recorded two songs, which
can be seen and heard at the end of the film.
don't know if you saw the excellent BBC 'Natural World'
programme about the Cider Producer, Bee Keeper, Gillie and
Sheep Farmer in the Wye Valley a few months ago? Mike from
Cider starred as the cider producer in that amazing
documentary. I have known Mike for a long while but at the
festival, I was introduced to Gareth Baker, the Beekeeper
from the film and he showed me some of his bees as he sold
his home produced honey and candles on his stall.
suggested that next spring, we meet up so that I can take
photos as he begins the season and run an article about
his life as a beekeeper in the Wye Valley in Wyenot News.
I'm looking forward to that one - it sounds like a great
are some photographs of Sunday at the festival. Next year,
Tina and I are definitely going to camp at the farm and
spend the whole weekend enjoying the three day event to
Elspeth Case serving Broome Farm Cider, whilst partner, John Edwards
mans the mixing desk. Ref: DSC_0562
Part of the John Smith Band. Ref: DSC_0679
Gloria Neale selling home-made jewellery. Tina and I bought a bracelet
each. Ref: DSC_0684
Gareth Baker, Wye Valley Beekeeper. Ref: DSC_0689
The Queen Bee has a white spot on her back. Ref: DSC_3107
Claire Jones of 'Purely Preserves' makes a sale to festival visitor,
Chris Le Clare. Ref: DSC_0693
A band of musicians from various musical outfits performing on Sunday.
Louise Richardson sang and played the guitar beautifully! Ref: DSC_3117
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What's Happening in Ross This Week?
The excellent Double Barrel will be performing at The
White Lion, Wilton on Saturday 8th September. This popular
band have a great range of covers, catering to all tastes.
Why not go along to this lovely riverside inn and see for
is quite a diverse choice of entertainment taking place
on Saturday, actually For instance:
you like a little adult humour, 'Country Yokel' (similar
in Style to 'Jethro') will be performing at Ross Conservative
Club. Tickets for this event cost £10 and include
a buffet and disco. The entertainment here starts at 7.30
M (not Margrett) will be performing a range of covers through
the ages at the Prince
of Wales from 9 pm, but if you like 'a cracking slice
of quintessential, psychedelic indie' (NME) The Dandelion
Killers will be playing at The
Barrel in Brookend Street.
forget the fun family day out in the Caroline Symonds Gardens
on Sunday 9th. Ross Town Carnival Committee have arranged
for some of the events that had to be postponed on Carnival
Day due to the flooding, to take place now and include a
companion dog show, inflatables, stalls, burger man, ice
cream man and much more. Hope to see you there.
a good week.
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