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Wyenot News - The Weekly News Magazine for Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Issue No. 164 - Wednesday, 12th September 2007
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IN THIS ISSUE
Page 1 [Yippee, it's Christmas - Ross Country Market - Heart of England in Bloom - Leaving RTB - Linton Village Fete]
Page 2 [h.Art at Wobage Farm and Broome Farm]
Page 3 [Newent Onion Fayre]

Page 4

[Nature Watch - Picnic Bench Vandalized - Dark Side of the Moon]
Page 5 [St. Mary's Celebrates - Dean Fulford's Funeral Arrangements]
Page 6 [A late Carnival Event - Open Art Surgery - Ross Lions - Road Rage at Symonds Yat - Morriston Male Voice Choir]
Page 7 [What's Happening in Ross this week - About Town on Saturday evening - Local Author's Exhibition]
Page 8 [That Mystery Photo - Letters - British Legion - Rugby - Weather Station]
Page 9 [Herefordshire County News]
Newent Onion Fayre

The streets of Newent were jam packed on Saturday as at least 10,000 people made their way to the annual Onion Fayre, which does have a prominent 'onion' theme but is also a huge street fayre. Newent Onion Fayre is always a great day out, with musical entertainment, fairground rides, morris dancing, market traders, charity stalls and last but not least, onion judging and a lot of very happy regular shopkeepers.

This is the type of successful event which began in Ross-on-Wye back in the late 1990s with 'Gala day, but in Ross, the local shopkeepers bickered with one another and instead of turning into a massive boost for every business in town, it fizzled out. I am sure that there is a lesson to be learned here, somewhere.

Tina and I met many people from Ross at the event, as well as some friends from Monmouth and we had a great time. What did make me quite sad whilst we were there though was when I asked if Willum, officially the oldest Town Crier in the world was present. Unfortunately, the reply was that Willum had sadly died a month or so ago. In St. Mary's Church there was a memorial exhibit to Willum, which is pictured below, along with a photo of the great character himself, which I took last year.....


Enjoying the street fayre atmosphere in Newent. Ref: DSC_0793

Lydney Town Band at the event. Ref: DSC_0796

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Providing the music for the England's Glory Ladies Morris. Ref: DSC_0818

England's Glory Ladies Morris on Saturday. Ref: DSC_0812

Willum, Newent's Town Crier - in 2006. Ref: DSC_6021

Memorial display to Willum in St. Mary''s. Ref: DSC_0833

The Newent Orchestra with Bill Anderton performing some amplified violin music. Ref: DSC_0800

The Newent Orchestra performing some nice Baroque music. Ref: DSC_0836

Trying to get through the crowds was difficult! Ref: DSC_821

An African Fish Eagle from Newent Birds of Prey Centre. Ref: DSC_3167
Broome Farm B & B and Restaurant, Peterstow.
Rose Cottage Tea Garden, Symonds Yat.

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