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MARY GOES WALKABOUT IN ROSS

Mary Sinclair Powell took a group of people out for an Historic Walk around Ross on Monday evening. As part of Adult Learners Week, she decided this time to relate stories of the people of Ross from History, rather than telling about the History of Buildings etc.

Those taking part heard lots of interesting tales whilst visiting various parts of the town, including the story of Ross Highwayman, William Lester, the popular 19th century solicitor who was found to have conned his clients out of their money. Mary also told the story of the old maid of Old Maid's Walk, and the death of a Maid in New Street, which brought about the start of subscriptions to get a proper fire station. The tales were widely varied and despite the very cold wind, everyone enjoyed themselves.

If anyone is interested in going on a group walk, Mary is willing to take bookings to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. At only 2 a head this is a very reasonable and enjoyable way to raise money for a very worthy cause. Walks can be arranged for up to 2 hours during the light evenings or during the day, however day time walks may be restricted if Mary has to work.

On Bank Holiday Monday, 25th May, Mary will be at the Market House at around 1.45pm for her next guided walk. Anyone who wishes to take part in a walk along by the river and into Brookend Street is welcome to just turn up.

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Mary telling the story of Ross folk on Monday.
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