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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The Weekly News Magazine for
No. 171 - Wednesday, 31st October 2007
and Off the Flight Deck
and former Ross resident, Hank Adlam launched his book 'On
and Off the Flight Deck', at Ross Library last Friday, October
26th. Copies of the book, a cracking account of Hankıs life
as a naval fighter pilot between 1941 and 1945, was snapped
up by the crowd, and there was a constant stream of fascinated
readers queueing up to get the authorıs signature.
people were renewing their friendship with Hank and among
them was Ross artist, Jerry Whitehouse, who taught Hank
how to paint aeroplanes. . 'On and Off the Flight Deck'
is published by Pen and Sword, the book costs £19.99 and
it is available from Ross Books in Broad Street.
Adlam pictured chatting with Jerry Whitehouse, on the right is Hankıs
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for Good Causes on Sale Now!
when buying your Christmas cards you like the thought of
helping your favourite charity, why not go along to Ross
Heritage Centre and visit 'Cards for Good Causes?' There
are some beautiful cards available, all of which help to
boost the funds of many charities.
Town Mayor, Councillor Derek Bedford was pleased to officially
open the shop on Tuesday and urged people to start spending.
for Good Causes helps cancer charities, childrens' charities,
Help the Aged, NCH, The British Heart Foundation, Save the
Children, the National Autistic Society and many, many other
worthy causes. There is also a range of gifts, wrapping
paper, napkins and candles etc. on sale, all at reasonable
for Good Causes is operated by volunteers and a minimum
of 80p in every pound spent on the cards goes to the charities.
During the last five years over £20 million has been
raised through their card sales.
Anne Jones, volunteer Clive Constance, Mayor Bedford, Mayoress Bedford
at this year's opening Ref: DSC_2251
Happening in Ross This Week?
Happy Hallowe'en everybody. Hope nothing too ghoulish goes
on tonight from my point of view. If you happen to like
spooky things though, why not go along to the Barrel
Inn this evening. It is horribly decked out with masks
etc. and if you take a pumpkin lantern (or jack-o'-lantern
if you prefer) in to Sam, she will give you a prize.
for Good Causes is currently running at Ross Heritage Centre.
Why not go along and choose your Christmas cards and help
your favourite charity at the same time?
you like to jive, why not go along to the White
Lion Inn on Friday evening and dance the night away
to the Jiveoholics, the best in jump jive music? Take along
your dancing shoes and be prepared to rock and roll. Their
first set will begin at 8:30pm.
you enjoy singing, there is a special 'Messiah Workshop'
being held at the John Kyrle High School from 9:30am under
the direction of Adrian Partington. All ages and singing
evening is full of fun this week. Ross lions Club is holding
their annual bonfire and fireworks night at the Chase Hotel.
This is always a great event and is the Lion's biggest fund
raiser for local charities. Entrance fee is £4 per
adult and £2 per child. The bonfire will be lit at
7pm and the firework display begins at 7:30pm. For safety
reasons, the Lions ask that people don't take sparklers
to this event.
the fireworks have finished, local band Totem Pole will
be performing Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon' in the
function room at The
Prince of Wales from 9pm. I would recommend that those
who missed the Jamstand performance in August go along on
Saturday. We are really looking forward to it.
50th Birthday to Jerry
50th birthday greetings go to Jerry Shrimpton, who celebrated
big time at a party on Saturday evening. The Wyenot News
team were invited along to the house to join Jerry, Glynis
and all of their friends in the big celebration. There was
some delicious food provided (especially Ali's sherry trifle!)
and Pete 'I've got every record you'll ever want to hear'
Kings provided a great disco for everyone to dance to. (See?
The article with everything. Jerry's birthday, Kinger's
disco, Tina dancing, oh and did I mention the sherry trifle?).
though, thanks for inviting us to your party Jerry. We had
a lovely time and it was great to catch up with everyone
A further reminder for Jerry: Glynis and Tina will be celebrating
their birthdays on Saturday, 17th November at the Prince
of Wales when the Zebras will be playing.
and Jerry on Saturday. Ref: DSC_2147
friends together helping Jerry to celebrate. Ref: DSC_2135
of the Decks Pete Kings does a great job Ref: DSC_2139
Linda, Mary and Ali dancing Ref: DSC_2118
Photos: Autumn in the Forest of Dean
you to Mike Arnison of Cinderford for sending in this stunning
photograph of Autumn in the Forest of Dean, taken on Tuesday.
Mike said, 'The Forest is aglow with colour at the moment
and well worth a visit.'
you Mike. I shall try to make it to the Forest, and to see
you soon. This past two weeks have been hectic and I have
not had a chance to go out nature photographing at all this
week. I will definitely get there within the next two weeks
though. I want to photograph Soudley Ponds again, so maybe
we could go out on a joint mission.
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