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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The Weekly News Magazine for
No. 169 - Wednesday, 17th October 2007
good day filming at Symonds Yat
and I are currently working on a series of short tourism
films, both for Wyenot and for others to use. The first
of these films is about Symonds Yat. I began filming at
Symonds Yat in late July but have had to wait between trips
for suitable weather. Saturday proved to be a good day for
filming though, so we spent the whole day at Symonds Yat
East and on the Yat Rock.
we were there, I shot some film of Tina talking to James
Canoe and Adventure Centre, whilst at Rose
Cottage Tea Garden. Tina also took a filmed canoe lesson.
Chris, landlord of the Saracen's
Head put his ferryman's hat on and took us across the
river with a party from Greenshaw High school in Sutton,
so that we could interview him on the way back.
were unaware on arrival at the Yat that Kingfisher
Cruises had a wedding engagement that day. This was
a lucky break and I managed to capture the boat dressed
in all its wedding cruise glory. I was a little surprised
when filming that someone shouted me from the boat. Coincidentally,
it turned out that the wedding party was for Steven Lloyd
Wilcox and Louise Sarah Jane Bennett. Steven is the nephew
of Margaret Lucas.
and Louise were married at the Old
Court Hotel. After the ceremony, they and their guests
boarded the cruisers at St. Dubricius Church for a champagne
reception cruise on the Wye. Congratulations to you both!
the day at Symonds Yat East, we then went on to Yat Rock
to film the usual scenic views. I had hoped to catch the
peregrine falcons but a group of dedicated watches told
us that, along with a heard of deer, they had been frightened
into hiding by a local shoot (with guns) which had taken
place during the afternoon. Maybe next time.
on the filming, I did not take many stills but there are
a few below . . .
takes a canoe lesson from James. Ref: DSC_3728
Kingfisher, dressed in its wedding cruise glory. Ref: DSC_3712
and Louise were on the other boat, the 'Wye Pride'. Ref: DSC_3720
from Margaret Lucas, and her sister, Sylvia Stanley. Ref: DSC_3718
crafty folk at Fonteine Court
the photographs below you will see some of the residents
of Fonteine Court displaying some of their works at a special
in house exhibition on Tuesday. Rod Reynolds, Manager invited
us along to see for ourselves what hidden talents lies between
Rod began working at Fonteine Court 18 months ago, he has
discovered that many of the residents have a flair for painting,
drawing, tapestry, cross-stitch and even fine tailoring
and suggested to them that they get all of their works together
for an exhibition. Not all of the residents were able to
take part this time, due to holidays and other commitments.
However, Rod intends to get a few more of the groups to
participate in another exhibition in the not too distant
future and invite the public along to see for themselves
just what high quality works the residents of Fonteine Court
are capable of.
Mackenzie-Bell with her beautifully hand made clothes. Kay is 92
and used to be a globe trotting dancer.Ref: DSC_1705
Hughes with her beautiful Hereford Bull and Bill Lowe with a fantastic
rural scene. Ref: DSC_1685
Lowe aka 'Willow' resident artist and poet. His works have been
placed all over the world. Ref: DSC_1692
Norman and Bill. Peggy still works part time at Barnardos. Ref:
Beautifully drawn inside cover of one of Bill's art books. Ref:
designed cushion covers, a Ross-on-Wye apron and some lovely hand
woven goods. Ref: DSC_1703
Happening in Ross This Week?
Saturday evening promises to be a great night as brilliant
local band The Zebras are playing
at the Barrel Inn from 9pm. Just in case you don't already
know, The zebras are our favourite rock band and we are
really looking forward to seeing them again.
'Saturday Night at The Prince of Wales' entertainment will
be provided by Little Sister, a local duo who play all your
favourite covers. Chrissy and John will start at approximately
are a couple of events for the kids during half term. Ross
Heritage Centre is hosting a 'Bejwelled and Bedecked' session
between 10am and 12:30pm. This free session gives the children
the opportunity to draw and make their own jewellery and
some really funky body ornaments.
2 and 3pm on Tuesday, Ross library is holding a 'Pumpkin
Soup' family activity day. Tickets for this session cost
£1. Please telephone the library for further information.
WYENOT NEWS DEADLINE
absolute deadline for Wyenot News stories and other items
is 12:00, midday on Tuesday, for inclusion in the following
This is an absolute deadline and not the time
I am asking for articles to be sent in. Mondays and Tuesdays
here at 'Wyenot News' are Hell with by far, the most events
I cover occurring at the weekend. The photography that the
public sees happening is only one tiny part of the whole
picture (please excuse the pun) of running this weekly news
publication and the bits of prep that people do not see,
are actually the most time consuming part of getting the
at all possible, please send your story in as early as you
can, rather than wait until the very last minute, so that
I can have at least a fighting chance of getting to bed
before 3:00 am every Tuesday and Wednesday morning after
what has lately become two 18 hour working days on the trot.
you very much for your understanding and help.
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