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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The Weekly News Magazine for
No. 211 - Wednesday, 13th August 2008
NEWS - Important Note - Extreme Train Spotting Society - The Alex
Letters - Jiveoholics - Energy Grants]
This Year's First Cider - Rainbows - Air Ambulance Shop - Ross Horticultural
Show - Murder most Foul]
Involved - Future of Re Box - Spirit of Cricket Summer Camp - Weather
Woman, body found and the rest of the news from around the region]
the First Pressing for This Year's Cider
I had just eaten my lunch in town on Thursday and was walking
back to my van when I received a call on my mobile phone
from Mike at Broome Farm. They were about to press the first
apples of the year for this year's cider and journalist,
Matt Carroll from the Sunday Observer was at the farm, about
to take part in the cider making process for an article
in the national newspaper. Matt did not have his camera
with him and needed somebody to take photos to go with his
article. I was asked if I would like the job.
spent a great afternoon at the Farm with Matt as he involved
himself in the whole cider making process, from 'panking',
which is knocking the apples from the tree with a stick,
right through to pressing the apples and tasting the extracted
photos below are four of the photos I took during the course
of the afternoon. They are not necessarily those which will
be appearing in Matt's Observer article about both the cider
farm and Broome Farm B&B - which should appear in next
Rainbows Unit for Ross
A new Rainbows unit is opening in at the Scout and Guide
Hut on Thursday, 11th September, which is good news for
parents of girls between the ages of five and seven years.
are part of the Girl Guiding movement and have lots of fun,
enjoying games, stories, craft activities, trips out and
group will meet on Thursday evenings between 5.45 and 6.45pm.
For further information, please contact Jules on 01989 568941
Wheel Shop opens to support the Air Ambulance
Local public figure, Mrs. Joyce Thomas MBE DL was pleased
to open a new shop for the Inner Wheel on Thursday. The
shop, which is run by volunteers from the Inner Wheel will
be raising funds for both Ross Community Hospital and for
the Air Ambulance.
the photograph, Mrs Thomas can be seen at the opening with
volunteers, Inner Wheel President, Barbara Kirkham, Sue
Gosling, Sylvia Cole, Irene Farrington and Ardith Erickson.
My father was born in Whitchurch, Nr. Monmouth on 18th January,
1900 at the address of Cookes Cottage, Whitchurch. I visited
Whitchurch yesterday in an attempt to trace this cottage,
but it would appear that cottages change names with new
occupiers, hence I was unable to achieve what I had set
out to do.
have written to the Herefordshire Archives in an attempt
to perhaps trace this but wonder if you may have any information
which could be of help to me. Also, I would like to know
from the Baptism records of the church in Whitchurch, whether
my father John George Bennett was christened there.
Grandparents eventually moved on to Dorstone where Grandfather
was Station Master until his untimely death in 1913. Any
help or advice that you could give to me as to whom I could
contact would be very much appreciated.
Southwick [nee Bennett] 51 Hazel Way, Snedshill, Telford,
Shropshire TF2 9HL Tele - 01952 614269 email - email@example.com
The 73rd Ross Horticultural Show took place at the Larruperz
Centre on Saturday and there were a staggering 700 plus
exhibits on display.
well as beautiful floral displays and prize fruit and vegetable
exhibits, there were also photographic displays, delicious
cakes, jams and preserves and some very well though out
spoke to Chairman, Jack Coleman, his wife Ann and co organizer,
Bridget about the event for WNTV News and it was a pleasure
to see Ross Town Mayor, Councillor John Davies there, who
had been invited to present some of the many trophies and
prizes to the winners.
Phillip Hart, President, Jack Colman, Chairman, Humphrey Marshall,
Vice-Chairman Other Committee members: Ann Colman, Elkie Dennis,
Philip Dennis, Janet Dickson, Bridget Forsdike, Ken Howells, Gwyn
Hurren-Edwards, Megan Kear, Gerald Kear, Eileen Richards Joyce
Salmon, Anne Slater. Unfortunately Treasurer, Richard Marsh is
nott in the
photograph. Ref: DSC_6781
Chairman, Jack Coleman show us some of the prize winning blooms.
Mayor Davies presents Jack Coleman with a rose bowl. Ref: DSC_6778
Most Foul' in Ross-on-Wye
David and Amanda Ingham of Credenhill, Herefordshire have
come up with a unique set of walks around local towns and
cities that will get people out and about exploring the
area in a fun and involving way.
most foul has happened in the beautiful market town of Ross-on-Wye.
One of Janet Johnson's descendants has been murdered just
as he was about to start investigating what had happened
to his great great grandmother's valuable collection of
antique clocks. Can you help solve the clues and work out
who the murderer is and what weapon was used? Submit your
answer and you could win a prize! '
is just one of many fictitious stories used by David and
Amanda when creating their Treasure Trails around local
towns! The walks are aimed at getting people out and about
exploring the county. They are suitable for all ages and
will appeal to both visitors and locals. Each trail leads
participants around their chosen location, by following
a series of questions based on historical and factual information.
It is a quiz and guided tour all rolled into one and requires
participants to 'solve the clues to see the sights.'
trails have been written across Herefordshire and Worcestershire
and a cash prize will be offered to a winner drawn from
all correct entries for the year. More Trails are due to
be added over the next few weeks. Trails can be downloaded
by families and individuals by logging onto the national
are written in a murder mystery format - a 'murder' has
been committed and the answer to each clue is a name or
a date that must be eliminated from the list of suspects
and possible weapons. Others are written around a map of
an island and the clues will lead to the location of the
buried 'treasure'. Still more follow the format of a Spy
Trail. Here, the task is to foil the plot of a master villain
and deactivate a device hidden somewhere in the area.
Ingham OBE, Manager of Treasure Trails Herefordshire & Worcestershire,
believes the trails will genuinely enhance not only the
visitors' experience of Herefordshire and Worcestershire
but also that of local people. 'The Trails are a combination
of fun, physical and educational activity which encourages
people to see the towns they walk around from a different
perspective. They always find more than they are looking
further information contact: Amanda Ingham, Treasure Trails
Herefordshire & Worcestershire 01432 760082 or 07736 305648
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