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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The Weekly News Magazine for
No. 225 - Wednesday, 26th November 2008
NEWS - Prospect - Coughton Wall - SEES - Chocolate Party - Post
Office - Craft Market - Equine Industry]
Bar friends - Herefordshire Shines at Tourism Awards - HPV Clinics
set up in County]
Cupboard Blues - Autumn concert - Advertising signs - Have your
say - A postcard from Burnham-on-Sea]
Award Ceremony - Christmas Menus - Astronomy - Internet in Space
- Rugby - Rowing - Weather]
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Getting Together With Old Potters Bar Friends
are all between 24 and 37 years older than we were at the
time we used to frequent the Potters Bar at the Hope &
Anchor. Most of us have kids - some even conceived after
a 'night at the Potters'. It was just the place
in Ross to go at the time - great music and a great atmosphere.
of both 'The Pretenders' and 'Mott the Hoople' were Potters
Bar regulars - their music also being on the juke box. (By
pure coincidence, I have been asked to run a short film
which has recently been made about the formation of The
Pretenders but have not had time to prepare the article
to go with it, so will run it next week.)
held a Reunion Party on Saturday night and the best part
of a good few turned up to the event. Unlike the previous
two events, at which I played the music, renowned local
DJ, Nigel Gaudion did a brilliant job of keeping us entertained
with a mixture of original Potters music and some other
Ward, manager of the Hope at the time, came along and reminded
us on camera of the three 'AWs'. Myself, Alan Weston and
himself. We all at some stage borrowed the odd 'Green Drinking
Voucher' or two from the till (in the days of pound notes)
with an IOU signed 'AW'. Andy, being manager often found
himself subsidizing us, with the money being deducted from
you to all who came along, many from far away, making Saturday
a great night! You can watch the girls on the stairs' performance
on this week's WNTV programme.
special thank you to Rick and Debs, current landlords of
the Hope & Anchor for allowing us to use the original
venue - and for specially purchasing a football table for
the use of the keen Potters Bar football table crowd on
the night. Visitors to the party signed the table and at
the end of the evening, it was raffled, raising £56
for the Macmillan Cancer Support. Tina handed the money
to Pauline McRae of Macmillan on Monday. Chris Young was
happy (to say the least) at winning the table. We are both
very pleased for you Chris. (Sorry Nick.)
you to Dave Swinnerton for taking most of the photos. This
allowed the odd bevy or six to pass my own lips so that
I could relax and enjoy the evening. Believe it or believe
it not - we obviously could not drive home afterwards and
Tina was struggling. Somehow, I don't know how, I managed
to piggy back her the length of Trenchard Street and up
Cawdor after the event - and still walk the dog when we
got home! Maybe I am not as unfit as I have recently thought.
A special dance performed for WNTV. Ref: DSC_8212.
Saturday night at the Potters Bar Reunion.
Andy Ward, Ninny Gurden, Hazel and Gerald. Ref: DSC_8187
Irene, Tina, Isobel and Phil.
Dil and his wife return to the Potters for the first time in 24
years, having returned to Ross after living in New Zealand.
Irene, Dana and Isobel. Ref: DSC_8193
Andy Tina and Gerald - Jerry and Nick.
Keith Robertshaw signs the football table. Ref: DSC_8197
Tina Hogg, Isobel, and Andy and Sharon Waldis
Dave (with partner, Tina) was photographer for the occasion. Ref:
Nigel Gaudion did a brilliant job as DJ for the evening! Ref: DSC_8202
football table pre signing.
things never change!
Graham and Sharon take a night away from Tudorville Chippy for the
event (Sue Baldwin to the right).
Chris Young (pictured with Tracey) wins the football table. Ref:
Tina presents the money raised from the raffle to Pauline McRae
of Macmillan on Monday. Ref: SDC_10179
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Herefordshire Shines at Tourism Awards
Bridge at Wilton and to Wilton
Court Hotel, both of Ross-on-Wye for their success in
the Heart of England Excellence in Tourism awards. The Bridge
were highly commended in the Restaurant of the Year category
and Wilton Court were highly commended in the small hotel
shone through in the 'Oscars' of the tourism world, with
the county's businesses achieving four Gold awards. These
went to Goodrich Castle for Best Small Visitor Attraction,
Woodhouse Farm Cottages for Best Self Catering Holiday and
Poston Mill who received two gold awards in the Best Holiday
Caravan Park and Sustainable Tourism categories.
Silver awards were also presented to Herefordshire businesses
which are; Visit Herefordshire in the Tourism Website of
the Year, Destination category, Townsend Touring and Camping
Park in the Taste of the Heart Outlet / Attraction award,
The Colloquy for Self Catering Holidays and Lowe Farm for
best B & B / Guest Accommodation.
commended in the Best Tourism Experience category was the
University of the Great Outdoors and the award for for the
most Outstanding Contribution to Tourism, Individual category
went to Bobbie Heavens.
Regional Excellence in Tourism Awards 2008 was a glittering
Hollywood-style event, which took place in Birmingham ICC
on Tuesday, 11th November, celebrating the cream of West
Midlands' £5 billion tourist industry.
Lewis, Herefordshire Council's Cultural Services Manager
'These awards reflect the importance that tourism plays
to the county's economy. They also demonstrate the commitment
and effort put in by the council and local businesses to
promote Herefordshire as a superb tourist destination.'
Awards are organized by Tourism West Midlands (TWM), the
strategic tourism board of Advantage West Midlands (AWM),
in association with the national, Enjoy England Awards for
HPV Vaccine Clinics Set Up in County
Primary Care Trust's school nurses have immunized more than
700 twelve and thirteen year old girls across the county
this term as part of a huge nation-wide HPV immunization
campaign to protect girls against the future risk of cervical
cancer. School nurses have been working with schools to
obtain parental consents and provide facilities for the
vaccine to be administered on school sites.
Cervarix is the vaccine being used in the HPV vaccination
programme as directed by the Department of Health. Three
doses of the vaccine are needed over a six month period
and to date up to 80 percent of 12 and 13 year olds involved
in the programme have received their first injection with
the second and third planned between now and Easter. The
next phase is to offer the vaccine to 17 and 18 year old
girls via sixth forms in schools, Herefordshire College
of Technology and Hereford Sixth Form College.
order to inoculate 17 and 18 year olds girls who are not
in education or for 12 and 13 year olds who may have missed
the programme at their school, the school nursing service
is holding a number of clinics around the county.* Girls
with birthdays between September 1st 1995 and 31st August
1996 or September 1st 1990 and 31st August 1991 are eligible
for the vaccination which is free of charge. No booking
is required; they simply turn up at one of the venues although
12 and 13 year olds will need to have a parent or guardian
with them who is prepared to consent to them receiving the
Terry, professional head of school nursing, said, 'To ensure
that all eligible girls are offered the vaccine, the Primary
Care Trust has decided to take the programme out into the
wider community offering a range of alternative dates and
venues. Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer
in women world-wide and the HPV vaccine can reduce the risk
of young women developing this in later life by as much
as 70 percent. We want to make sure that all eligible girls
are offered this vaccine.
the moment we are just targeting the two age groups mentioned,
but a two year catch up campaign to offer vaccine to girls
aged 12 to 18 will be launched in September 2009.'
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