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Wyenot News - The Weekly News Magazine for Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Issue No. 169 - Wednesday, 17th October 2007
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Page 1 [Why the news was late - Successful 'Open Art Surgery' at Nature's Choice]
Page 2 [Saturday evening with Will Killeen - Roy wins BBC Competition to make Ross Cider - Guided walk around Ross]
Page 3 [Filming at Symonds Yat - They're crafty folk at Fonteine Court - What's happening in Ross this week?]

Page 4

[Wild at the Doward - Nature Watch - JKHS Open Evening - Music Award - Police telephone disruption - Congrats]
Page 5 [Stabbing in Ross? - A Joint Family Birthday Celebration - Daylight robbery in Cawdor]
Page 6 [Heart Start - Recycling tip - VBL - Daz Fishing - Goodrich Football Kit - Rugby - Weather Station]
Page 7 [News from around Herefordshire]
A good day filming at Symonds Yat

Tina 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.

Whilst we were there, I shot some film of Tina talking to James from Wyedean 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.

We 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.

Steven 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!

Following 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.

Concentrating on the filming, I did not take many stills but there are a few below . . .

Tina takes a canoe lesson from James. Ref: DSC_3728

The Kingfisher, dressed in its wedding cruise glory. Ref: DSC_3712

Steven and Louise were on the other boat, the 'Wye Pride'. Ref: DSC_3720

Hello from Margaret Lucas, and her sister, Sylvia Stanley. Ref: DSC_3718

They're crafty folk at Fonteine Court

In 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 those walls.

Since 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.

Kay Mackenzie-Bell with her beautifully hand made clothes. Kay is 92 and used to be a globe trotting dancer.Ref: DSC_1705

Peggy Hughes with her beautiful Hereford Bull and Bill Lowe with a fantastic rural scene. Ref: DSC_1685

Bill Lowe aka 'Willow' resident artist and poet. His works have been placed all over the world. Ref: DSC_1692

Peggy, Norman and Bill. Peggy still works part time at Barnardos. Ref: DSC_1697

The Beautifully drawn inside cover of one of Bill's art books. Ref: DSC_1698

Intricately designed cushion covers, a Ross-on-Wye apron and some lovely hand woven goods. Ref: DSC_1703

What's 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.

The '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 9pm.

There 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.

Between 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.


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PLEASE NOTE HOWEVER: 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 story out.

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