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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The Weekly News Magazine for
No. 173 - Wednesday, 14th November 2007
Premiere Performance of 'Freebird' in memory of Mike
evening saw a very special film premiere. The film was 'Freebird'
- described as, 'When a Trip Becomes a Journey' and
stars Phil Daniels, Gary Stretch, Geoff Bell, Laila Rouass,
Peter Bowles. More relevantly though, the film also stars
the late Mike Davies, his wife, Theresa with the South West
Trikers and Bikers.
Mike learned that he was terminally ill, his friends wrote
to the film makers and asked if there was any possibility
that Mike would be able to see a preview of the film. Nobody
knew at that time how little time Mike had left and sadly
he did not get to see the film. However, the producers invited
Theresa and the rest of the South West Trikers and Bikers
to the special preview, which was held on Monday in memory
and I were pleased to have been invited to the film's premiere
at Brecon but due to other commitments, we were unfortunately
unable to attend. Theresa kindly took some photographs for
Wyenot News on the night though, and we went to visit her
at home afterwards to take the photo below. The film producers
and the South West Trikers and Bikers had presented Theresa
with a framed copy of the film's billboard poster at the
premiere, which bears a nice tribute to Mike. (This can
be seen at the bottom right of the poster.)
response to the
film of Mike's final trike journey, shown on last week's
'Wyenot News' has been nothing short of phenomenal. People
who did not even know Mike were moved by it and have written
in to say so. Within the first two days of last week's news
being published, the film was watched over 1,000 times and
its popularity continues to date. Most importantly though,
Theresa was pleased with it. 'Thank you so much! I watch
it every day,' she said when I spoke to her the other day
from the comfort of my bath tub - once the jokes about her
keeping her eyes closed were over, that is. Doesn't that
always happen - as soon as you get in the water . . .
was a real pleasure, Theresa! Mike was a great man and will
be remembered forever by all who knew him!
with her framed copy of the 'Freebird' poster. Ref: DSC_2683
film's producer at Monday's premier.
family and friends at the premier.
Phil is surprised on his 50th Birthday
Phil Kiss unexpectedly celebrated his 50th birthday in the
function room at the Prince of Wales on Saturday evening.
that he was going to the restaurant for a meal with his
wife, Gerry - Phil arrived to find a gathering of family
and friends waiting to help him celebrate. And celebrate,
he certainly did!
enjoys '70s rock music and soon he will be heading for Plymouth
with Gerry to watch Black Sabbath. The tickets were Phil's
birthday present to himself. Gerry gave him a guitar and
somebody else, a 'teach yourself guitar' book. Lucky for
his neighbours, it is an acoustic guitar, so they will not
be hearing 'Paranoid' belting out from the bedroom next
and I were invited along to the party and we both had a
great evening. It was so nice to stay in one place for a
whole Saturday evening, just to enjoy the party. I filmed
some of Phil's celebration. This was just as a present for
Phil, Gerry and family really but I just had to include
the extract of Sally singing Happy Birthday here. Watch
it - it is just brilliant!
one, Sally! Congratulations
worry Phil. Unfortunately, I am ahead of you in the 'old
codger' department but there are still some out there who
are not quite there. One of them is getting there rapidly.
At a mere 46 years and 363 days old (at the time of going
to press) Tina will be celebrating her 47th birthday at
the Prince this coming Saturday. It is not a party as such
but the Zebras have been arranged to play in the bar for
the occasion. All of you are welcome to come along and help
her drink beer and dance the night away. I'm going to leave
the car at home this Saturday!
'appy Birthday to . . . ___ . . .
what's 'is name?
and 'Little Nick' Kiss on Saturday evening. Ref: DSC_2574
Kiss Syndicate: Alex, Phil, Gerry, Nicck, Chris, Little Nick, Tom,
Shelley, Shaunnah, Wayne and Rosie. Ref: DSC_2566
Danni, John, Gerry and Sally, the Songster. Ref: DSC_2570
and Phil dance to 'Brown Sugar'. Ref: DSC_2599
will dance! Shelly and Chris pull Nick onto the dance floor . .
. Ref: DSC_2630
. . where he dances sitting from the comfort of his chair. (This
week's 'Tina Dancing' photo.) Ref: DSC_2634
escape - Tina tried to catch me dancing with Phil on camera. Ref:
Shelly, Gerry, Alex, somebody who never dances, Phil, Chris and
Nick. Ref: DSC_2641
Appeal for Help in Tracing Kate Prout
(added after publication date)
to the importance of finding Kate, this article has been
added to every page of this week's news, after the initial
publication date, in order to give the matter maximum exposure.
are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of missing
Forest of Dean woman Kathleen Prout.
55-year-old, known as Kate, has not been seen since she
left her home address in Redmarley on Monday, 5th November.
Prout is white, 5ft 6 tall and of medium build. Described
as having a pale complexion, she has blue eyes and red,
shoulder-length straight hair. She was wearing jeans and
a black v-neck top when she was last seen.
of the public are being urged to assist in the search for
Kate by reporting any sightings of her straightaway.
you think you may have seen her, please contact Gloucestershire
Constabulary on 0845 090 1234, quoting incident number 229
of 10th November.
the letter published 'name and address supplied' in last
week's issue of 'Wyenot News',
it has been reported back to 'Wyenot News' from several
sources that the pay dispute at Wyedean Wholefoods has been
resolved, and that staff are once again in receipt of the
pay increase above minimum wage, which they earned for going
on special training courses.
well that ends well.
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