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The Ross Rocks team had hoped, but never thought in their wildest dreams that the recent festival would be the huge success that it was and I, along with the rest of the team would like to thank everybody who helped to make it so. To see such a result after sitting round tables discussing and planning, with various difficulties arising along the way was awesome! All the work had paid off and to see so many people enjoying themselves on 25th June was fantastic to say the least.

All of the bands, who appeared for free gave great performances as did the Ross Phoenix Majorettes and watching the mass Zumba with Tasha (well, you didn't actually expect me to join in, did you?) was brilliant! The kids had fun, mums and dads had fun and everybody involved had a really enjoyable day. Even the weather was fantastic. What has been really good since the event took place is the lack of negative feedback. During the following week, I went to the Ross Gazette office to talk about the day and had to ask the question; 'Have you been inundated with irate phone calls, letters, emails etc.?' 'No! Nothing at all' came the reply and to date, none has been forthcoming. I'm not going to tempt providence by expanding on this issue, so am happy to leave it at that and hope you enjoy looking at the photographs of what was a great day for us and for the town.

Below this article, some photographs of Ross Rocks! can be seen along with the great video coverage by Alan's daughter, Sarah. Sarah spent the whole day filming and then spent a lot of time editing and putting together two videos for you to watch. She has never done anything like this before and I'm sure you will agree, she has done a brilliant job and Alan would be so proud of her, as I am.

I would just like to add that, unless otherwise credited, all photographs on the two Ross Rocks pages were kindly supplied by Caz Holbrook and many more photographs of the day can be seen on her web site at

Plans for a 2012 event are already underway. Please keep reading Wyenot News for further updates.

Ross Rocks Video - Part One by Sarah Wood.

Ross Rocks Video Part Two by Sarah Wood.

Sarah Wood captures the action of Ross Rocks beginning with first band on the 'Alan Wood Stage' 'Splinter.'

Ross Phoenix Majorettes put on a brilliant display.

Rebel Lust not only gave a great performance, they enjoyed the whole day.

The bouncy castles were a great hit with the kids.

Red River Blues, with great vocalist, Clyde Hoare.

Sad to hear The City Won, probably the best band to come from the John Kyrle High School have now split.

Ross Rocks, from the outside looking in.

Keeping the beat far from dead, The Deadbeats know how to keep their audience entertained.

The Dandy Spiders with something a little bit different.

The Ross Rocks team: Marie Fullwood, Mel Hodges, Tina Jones, Steve French, Carol Lowndes, Andy Morgan and Simon Smith.
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