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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The Weekly News Magazine for
No. 171 - Wednesday, 31st October 2007
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Alms Houses, Ross-on-Wye. Ref: DSC_7301 25th December 2004.
jive at the White Lion
fans are in for a rare treat this coming Friday as the Wye
Valley's leading jump jive band, The Jiveoholics, make their
first ever visit to Ross-on-Wye.
band, which presents a high energy set with plenty of humour,
will be appearing at The
White Lion, Wilton and the evening is guaranteed to
go with a swing.
Playing the music that was all the rage in the early 1950's,
The Jiveoholics faithfully recreate the classic hits of
Louis Jordan, Cab Calloway and Louis Prima, as well as a
host of other numbers that had people rocking and rolling
before Rock and Roll had even been thought of.
first set will begin at 8.30, so take your dancing shoes
and jive the night away.
further information call The
White Lion 01989 562785.
prove to be a Big Draw during half-term holiday
Heritage Services hosted a series of events during the October
half-term as part of the national 'Big Draw' campaign.
Ross Heritage Centre there was be a Bedecked and Bejewelled
event, where boys and girls drew jewellery from Hereford
Museum's handling collections and made some funky body ornaments
from recycled materials.
. . .
Ross Heritage Centre, Amy King made a crown, helped by Mum, Jules
and Tina from the
Green Eyed Monster Company. Ref: DSC_2033
Hereford on the same day, a drawing-themed treasure trove
was held on Tuesday in the Woolhope Room at Hereford Museum.
Youngsters were asked to draw one of the museum's treasures,
which included a Persian dagger with a glass horse-head pommel,
a rhino beetle, a mother of pearl decorative egg, a pair of
silk baby's shoes and military buttons bearing dragon images.
These themes had been specially selected for the event from
the collections at the Museum Resource and Learning Centre
in Friar Street. Children
etched their drawings into special polystyrene printing tiles
and inked them up to produce prints. The youngsters then added
their prints to a special wall hanging, which will go on permanent
display in the atrium of the new Museum Resource and Learning
Centre in Friar Street.
from Roman times to Victorian times featured at the Bedecked
and Bejewelled event at Hereford Museum and Art Gallery
on Wednesday, October 24 when youngsters had the opportunity
to draw a range of jewellery and make some of their own.
Heritage Centre hosted Bedecked and Bejewelled on Thursday,
October 25 from 10am until 12.30pm when children drew and
Collins, Herefordshire Council's heritage learning officer,
said, 'We are delighted so many youngsters took part in
the Big Draw which is a national campaign aimed at encouraging
people to use drawing as a way to engage with the past,
present and future. Our museums and heritage centres have
a wealth of treasures for people to see and they all proved
an inspiration to the youngsters in creating their own designs.
and Grace Edwards add their drawings to the wall hanging during
the Big Draw event held at Hereford Museum.
California Forest Fires
you to Kate Boseley who sent in this photograph of the forest
fires currently raging in California. The photo was taken
by Kate's sister, Philippa, who moved to California from
Newnham on Severn 22 years ago.
is a shame about the fires but the photo is great!
fires rage in California.
a logo for the Glosfolk web site
their successful 'Make a Song and Dance' event last year,
Glosfolk , Gloucestershire's network organization for lovers
of folk music, have purchased a new website to spread the
word amongst its several hundred new members.
chairperson Gwilym Davies said, 'we are really pleased at
the way the organization is growing and the interest being
generated by our activities. We need a new logo to go with
the new website and are asking for help from the people
of Gloucestershire to design one for us'
has been in existence for 11 years and was formed by the
late Peter Kennedy. It holds a valuable archive of Gloucestershire's
Folk music history and dance traditions. Its membership
is free and open to anybody in the county interested in
folk music no matter what its origin. Designs should be
sent (in JPEG format) to email@example.com by 1st December
and the Glosfolk Committee will decide the winning design.
prize of a selection of CDs by Glosfolk musicians will be
presented to the winner at the Gloucestershire 1000 event
to celebrate the folk music and traditions of Gloucestershire
at the University of Gloucestershire on 20th January 2008.
The Applejacks dancers, who are members of Glosfolk. Photographed
at the Old Court Hotel in August 2007. Ref: DSC_9435
runs for Ross in Portsmouth
Brann from Ross, along with Clara Evans and Grace Hughes
from Hereford Athletics Club, went to Portsmouth on Saturday
to take part in the Junior Great South Run. Well over 300
children in the race and Vanessa Brann finished 5th, Grace
Hughes and 6th Clara Evans 7th.
was also very nice was that the one of the Tooby twins of
Woolhope was there, her husband was commentating and she
told him any time he sees a Hereford vest then cheer them
on, she also took the trouble to come and speak to the girls
after the race finished, and told them how good it was to
see the green vest of Hereford there taking part.
Vanessa also took part in the Junior Great North Run four
weeks ago, where she came 4th in her race and 66th overall
out of the 800 children in her age group.
Hughes, Clara Evans, Vanessa Brann.
Gloucester Division 1 - Ross 16, Dursley 8
Ross returned to winning ways on Saturday with a hard fought
victory against a determined Dursley side. After a tense
initial sixty minutes, Ross composed themselves to deliver
eight unanswered points in the last quarter and register
their fourth win in Gloucester Division 1.
were the first team out of the blocks, establishing quality
possession. Nick Rawlings was finding both Ashley Nelms
and Matt Jones in the lineout and this area of play was
to deliver a steady amount of possession throughout the
game. In the scrums, once again, the Ross pack put a huge
amount of pressure on the Dursley scrum, which either resulted
in turnover ball or poor retreating ball for the Dursley
no 8. The only opportunity for Durlsey came from their back
line, who looked dangerous every time they got quality ball.
first score came after 15 minutes. The Dursley 7 was caught
offside at a ruck and Chris Gage converted the penalty to
put Ross 3-0 up. From the kick off Ross knocked on and Dursley
had an attacking scrum 30 yards out. Although Ross did disrupt
the scrum, Dursley secured possession and after some good
work from the outside backs, the Dursley winger scored under
the posts. The Dursley 10 hooked his conversion wide, leaving
the score at 5-3. With lineout and scrums working well Ross
were able to dominate the last quarter of an hour and after
a lineout drive Ashley Nelms crashed over wide out to put
Ross 8-5 up at half time.
was Dursley who started the second half the brightest, almost
playing a seven's brand of rugby. As the game opened up,
Ross found themselves on the wrong end of some strange decisions
from the referee. Dursley converted one of these, leaving
the score at 8 all as the game entered the last quarter.
Ross redoubled their efforts for the last quarter and after
another clean lineout take from Matt Jones, Dave Mince crashed
over to score, putting Ross 13-8 ahead. Dursley tried to
respond, but the Ross defence held tight and with the last
play of the match, Simon Gwynne dropped a goal seeing Ross
home as 16-8 victors.
W James Garden Machinery Man of the Match was TC Leech.
Next week Ross are back in league action away to Old Bristolians.
Kick off is 2.30pm.
Ross 2nds 22 - Droitwich 3rds 3
Ross seconds travelled to a blustery Droitwich on Saturdaywith
a predominately young side hoping to pick up their third
league win of the season.
lost the toss, Ross started the game playing into a strong
wind and spent much of the first half having to defend,
doing so with much vigour. Some strong tackling by C. Price,
P. Smith and R. J-Walker helped keep the line intact.
twenty minutes of solid defending, Ross conceded a penalty
in front of the posts, which was converted, making the score
3 - 0. The rest of the half fell into a pattern of defence
for Ross. With the whole side tackling well, Droitwich could
find no way through and the half ended with Ross, although
behind, looking the happier of the two teams.
second half started with some clever kicking from the Ross
backs, pinning Droitwich back in their own half. Ross looked
to expose the Droitwich defence with their younger, faster
backs moving the ball around. It seemed only a matter of
time before Ross would go over to score.
all the youth in the side, the first try came from one of
the more seasoned players. C. Godwin went crashing through
the line to score in the corner. A. Bevan hit the post with
the conversion attempt to put Ross in the lead 5 - 3. The
Ross forwards started to get on top with J. Christopher
and M. Winstanly dominating the line out.
M. Pollock, P. Hazelwood and P. Pat won turn over ball,
Ross took control of the tempo of the game. The quick ball
provided by C. Powell after his return from injury, capped
a good all round display. The kicking of G. Holdsworth lead
to the next two try's. First, a long punt which Simon collected
and forced his way through to score, the second with a kick
to the corner and A. Bevan collecting to score the try and
making one of the conversions. This left the score at 17
- 3, with little time left to go.
Parker and M. Russell both made some good yards as Ross
pushed for the score that would put the game beyond all
doubt, when C. Godwin ran on to a poor line out ball and
finding himself clear, raced over with the last score of
the game. Man of the match was M. Pollock for his all action
Weather Station Readings
Ross-on-Wye Weather Station is located by the tennis courts
and bowling green at 'Crossfields' and is one of the important
stations around the country which regularly sends data to
the Meteorological Office. This is why Ross-on-Wye is sometimes
mentioned on the BBC weather reports. It is currently still
a manually monitored station and readings are taken twice
per day by husband and wife team, June
and Rex Swallow.
for week commencing Monday, 22nd October 2007
Temperature at 10cm Depth (°F)
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