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Issue No. 192 - Wednesday, 2nd April 2008
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Page 1 [WNTV NEWS - AONB secures £2.8 million - Bridge dangers - Aerobathon for Noah's Ark - Mayor's Charity Ball]
Page 2 [Ross Secondary School Reunion - Shoo helps celebrate - Things Past - Views from river - Eco facts workshop]
Page 3 [Lions support X factor - Dungeon Ghost - Saturday night - Proof of the pudding - Saving energy the high cholesterol way - Action promised at Thomas Blake Gardens - Cricketforce - Public Notices - Weather]

Page 4

[Missing teenager - cash machine scam and the news from around Herefordshire]
Ross Secondary Modern Friends Reunited

A good school reunion was held at the Hope & Anchor Conservatory on Saturday, 29th March and lots of people travelled quite a distance to meet up with some of their old school friends.

Angie Barnard, who organized the event was really pleased with the turn out and was especially pleased that two of their old teachers came along too. We had popped in to take a couple of photographs and go but there were a couple of people that Alan hadn't seen for a while there too.

One of the young ladies who attended the reunion, Jacqui, remembered the venue well as the Potters Bar. She and her friends began their drinking career there and she instantly recognized Alan as one of the barmen that worked at the Potters Bar all those years ago.

Everybody at the reunion seemed to enjoy catching up on what has happened to their friends since their school days, with promises to keep in touch in the future.

Ross Seconday Modern reunion at teh Hope & Anchor Conservatory on Saturday evening. Ref: DSC_4732
Old Court Farm - Self Catering at Symonds Yat.


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Shoo Rayner helps Library celebrate 20 years

Children's author and illustrator, Shoo Rayner, famous for his Ginger Ninja characters helped Ross Library celebrate 20 years in its new location on Wednesday with a Drawing Workshop for children between the age of five and twelve. Shoo, aided by Councillor, Phil Cutter and some of the children cut the first slice from the huge library birthday.

At the same time in the Dennis Potter Room, coffee and cake was being served to library visitors to celebrate the launch of the National year of reading.

Some of Shoo Rayner's drawing skills can be seen in this week's WNTV News programme.

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Old Court Hotel,  Symonds Yat.
Old Court Cottage  - Self Catering at Symonds Yat.
In Remembrance of Things Past at Ross Heritage Centre

A brilliant, new exhibition is to be held at Ross Heritage Centre from Saturday, 5th April until the end of the month.

Many of you will be familiar with local historian Fred Druce's books containing many fascinating photographs of how Ross used to look. Those of you who enjoyed the books will be pleased to know that Fred Druce will be displaying some of his huge collection of photographs of old Ross.

Mary Sinclair-Powell is delighted that Mr. Druce has agreed to do this exhibition. She said: 'I have been trying to persuade Fred for many years to display some of his collection. I was delighted when he approached me a few months ago and agreed to do it. I hope many people will be able to visit and see these lovely old remembrances of Ross.'

'Remembrance of Things Past' will be a selection of photographic memories of times gone by, some of which have been previously seen in his very popular books. The book after which this exhibition is entitled is still in print - although there are very few copies left. At only 4, these books will be on sale at the same time as the exhibition.

Visitors will be able to view the exhibition 7 days per week. Admission is free and there is a lift for those who cannot manage the stairs.

The Heritage Centre opening hours are: Monday to Saturday, 10am until 5pm, and Sundays, 10:30am until 4pm.

Lunchtime closure is between 1pm and 1.30pm daily.

Views from the River

With Thursday being such a beautiful, sunny and warm day my daughter, Sarah and I got the boat out for the first time this year and took to the river for the afternoon. Launching from the White Lion Inn at Wilton, we travelled both up and down stream, mainly just relaxing but taking some photos and film along the way. A short film clip can be watched in this week's WNTV News programme and below are a couple of views - one of Ross and one of Wilton Castle.

Ross from under Bridstow Bridge. Ref: DSC_0503

Wilton Castle from the river. Ref: DSC_0506
Broome Farm B & B and Restaurant, Peterstow.
Rose Cottage Tea Garden, Symonds Yat.
EcoFacts workshop at Ross Heritage Centre

A series of workshops on archaeological finds are being held throughout the Spring at both Ross Heritage Centre and Hereford Museum Resource and Learning Centre. One of these events will be led by an expert from the BBC Antiques Roadshow programme.

This coming Saturday, 5th April, Liz Pearson will be holding an Ecofacts workshop at Ross Heritage Centre between 10am and 1pm. Liz will show what people can learn from the remains of plants, fruit and seeds found on archaeology sites. For those of you who cannot get to Ross Heritage Centre on Saturday, the workshop will be repeated at the Museum Resource and Learning Centre in Hereford on Saturday, 19th April.

Alan Jacobs will be leading a Prehistoric and Medieval Pottery Workshop on Saturday, 12th April at Ross Heritage Centre between 10am and 3pm and will bring along examples of prehistoric and medieval pots, describing how they were made and used.

A Post Medieval Pottery Workshop with BBC Antiques Roadshow expert Lars Tharp is being held on Saturday, 26th April, from 10am until 1pm. Lars is inviting people to bring in broken bits of pottery to have them identified.

On Saturday, 10th May, Karl Lee will be leading a workshop on flint tools at Ross Heritage Centre.

On Saturday, 17th May, at Ross there will be a small finds workshops led by Judy Stevenson, Herefordshire Council's collections and access officer, to look at objects like tools, weapons and jewellery. A second workshop will be held in Hereford on Saturday, 7th June.

The workshops are organized by the River Wye Preservation Trust as part of the Landscape Origins of the River Wye Trust, and admission is free, however all workshops are limited to 15 people, so it is essential to book in advance.

For further details about the Ross workshops, contact Mary Sinclair Powell on 01432 260675.

To make bookings for all of the workshops please contact Rebecca Roseff on 01432 343262.


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