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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The Weekly News Magazine for
No. 182 - Wednesday, 23rd January 2008
Exhibition and WNTV at Ross Heritage Centre
visiting Ross Heritage Centre on Saturday afternoon, we
found Mary busily preparing for a special exhibition that
will open at the centre on Friday, 1st February. The exhibition
is called Health Care in the Community and covers all aspects
of health care facilities that have been available in Ross
from the 14th century to the present day. There will be
lots of interesting old photographs and documents on display,
which local people have kindly loaned and we will definitely
be going along once the exhibition is fully up and running.
those of you that haven't visited the Heritage Centre yet,
we recommend that you do. There is always something going
on, including activity days for children during the school
holidays and Mary and her team are always happy to help
with information where they can (and Mary usually can!)
There is an extra facility at Ross Heritage Centre now too.
All of the back issues of WNTV News can be viewed on high
quality DVD, with the latest editions arriving at the centre
on each Friday following publication. Thank you Mary.
busy setting up the forthcoming exibition at Ross Heritage Centre.
the top photo in this week's nature watch is my own. I shot
the half moon whilst filming the flood water at night on
Sunday. The photo was taken as a still photograph with a
Sony, High Definition movie camera plus Sony telephoto lens.
great shot of a stag, camouflaged in the shrubbery below
was taken by Derek Williams of E&I
Williams, whilst he was walking in the woods
by his Doward home.
to Mike Arnison for sending in two more of his always brilliant
shots. One of a woodpecker, the other of a deer in the Forest
half moon on Sunday evening. Ref: DSC_0132
were two bands at the Prince on Saturday
lots of news things going on and with having to get back
to the White Lion, we were not able to stay for long at
of Wales on Saturday evening but both Tina and
I enjoyed the bits we were able to see (and
film for WNTV). Our old friend, Simon Smith performed
with the new line-up of his band, 'Switch', bringing along
Tim Prince and his band.
Prince, who is soon to be touring the USA with great American
singer/songwriter, Lee Tyler Post, a tour which begins with
a gig at 'Wicked Willy's' in New York, performed a great
acoustic set, along with Sophie Edwards on vocals and Chris
Gore on guitar.
are progressing very nicely and are beginning to incorporate
a lot more of their own, very good material now. We have
known Simon for many years now, since he was about 16 and
playing with band Chill2Thrill. It's been good to see you
grow over the years Simon. I think you will do well with
Steve and Sam. Hopefully we'll see you at the Prince again
Gore, Tim Prince and Sophie Edwards. Ref: DSC_3997
on bass, Sam on drums, Simon on guitar and vocals. Ref: DSC_4001
the local town owned company involved in numerous local
projects including the Re-Box kerb collection scheme, the
Book Swap Shop in Cantilupe Road, Green Nappies, Ross Shop
Mobility, are gearing-up expand their operations with more
projects in and around Ross town during 2008.
Lowther, chairman of EnviroAbility officially welcomed Dennis
Humble back to EnviroAbility with the presentation of a
new Re-Box tee shirt at the Corn Exchange on Wednesday evening,
16th January. Antony said, 'There are now more than 10 projects
being successfully run in partnership with the Council and
other local and commercial organizations around town. We
will not rest on our laurels as we are aware that there
is still much work to be done and in order to enable this
we have been very fortunate to be able to tempt the founder
of EnviroAbility, Dennis Humble, to come back to Ross and
support the new push.'
Dennis' inspirational leadership led to the setting up of
Ryefield Projects 14 years ago, from which EnviroAbility
evolved. Its original objective was to provide opportunities
for users of the Ryefield Day Centre to employ their skills
and energy for the benefit of the community. The group and
their work have been recognized by numerous awards, the
most prominent being the Beacon Award, known as the charity
equivalent to the Nobel Prize.
meeting was held in the Corn Exchange with several local
groups to announce the return of Dennis to work in Ross.
The group then went on to discuss local issues, and suggestions
were made as to how to improve EnviroAbility's current operations
as well as how to co-operate better in the future.
Neicho, Manager off EnviroAbility commented, 'Dennis returning
is a great opportunity to develop ideas already on the drawing
board as well as new ones. If you have any innovative suggestions
for new projects that would benefit the town we would like
to hear from you, please give us a call on 01989 760919
or email us at: email@example.com. Also, Dennis
Humble will be working from the Scout and Guide HQ in the
near future and if anyone would like to pop in to discuss
anything with him, he will be pleased to see you.'
Griffiths representing The Rotary club, Keith Wilding of the Ross
Lions, Martin Neicho, Manager of EnviroAbility, Dennis Humble,
Antony Lowther, Chairman of EnviroAbility and Councillor Gordon
Lucas. Ref: DSC_3970
Gloucester Division One - Ross 3, Dursley 3
difficult wet and windy conditions Ross battled hard on
Saturday and came away from Dursley with a deserved draw,
extending their league unbeaten run back to the first week
won the toss and decided to play with the conditions. The
Dursley pitch is elevated, which ensured that it survived
the deluge of the previous week. However, for most of the
match it rained and combined with a fierce wind it did make
the encounter a game of two halves.
the conditions in Dursley's favour, the first half was played
out in Ross territory and both forwards and backs had to
work tirelessly in defence to keep a lively Dursley side
out. From 1-15 Ross defended not only bravely, but cleverly.
looked to move the ball quickly from the breakdown, but
Ross countered this by committing only the minimum players
to the rucks, organizing themselves quickly in defence thus
enabling them to snuff out Dursley's attacks. When the half
time whistle went Dursley only had one successful penalty
for all their territorial advantage. At the half time break
Ross knew that if they could achieve the same amount of
territory that Dursley had achieved in the first half then
the game was theirs for the taking.
a shaky start to the second half, Ross began to assert control.
They began to make a mess of the Dursley scrum, with the
front row of Tara Barnett, Wayne Williams and Matt Redman
turning over ball on numerous occasions. With this possession,
the Ross pack were able to dominate, with Ashley Nelms,
TC Leech and captain Tim Hanks bashing holes in the Dursley
with conditions continuing to deteriorate, Ross were not
able to develop enough phases of play to break down a stubborn
Dursley defence. Chris Gage did convert a penalty after
60 minutes to bring Ross level 3-3. Both forwards and backs
did all they could during the last 10 minutes to break Dursley
down. However Dursley held firm.
the last kick off the game Ross did have an opportunity
to snatch a victory, but Chris Gages 50 metre penalty attempt
went wide to the right and the ref blew bringing an absorbing
contest to a close. The
Ross man of the match was Tim Hanks for his bullocking runs
with ball in hand.
play Brockworth next Saturday at the Sports Centre. Kick
off is at 2.30pm.
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, 14th January 2008
Temperature at 10cm Depth (°F)
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