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WINCY TO HELP ROSS-ON-WYE GET READY FOR CHRISTMAS
Radio Hereford & Worcester's Wincy Willis is coming
into Ross-on-Wye on Saturday, 26th November to switch on
the town's lovely Christmas Lights. Wincy will be helped
with task by two schoolchildren at 5:30pm
but as well as the switch on there will be lots more going
on throughout the afternoon.
3.30 until 4.30pm, the tuneful Salvation Army Band will
be keeping shoppers entertained in Broad Street, then from
4.45 until 5.15pm, the melodic Ross Town Band will be performing
under The Market House canopy. From 5pm, the top of Broad
Street will be closed to traffic as, at 5.15pm there will
be a procession of Scouts making their way by torchlight
from The Crofts to The Market House.
first of ARTs four Prize Draws will also be taking place
during the afternoon. Many ART members are participating
in the draws, giving shoppers the chance to win £250
pounds worth of ART vouchers on each of the four Saturdays
leading up to Christmas. The participating shop keepers
will have a poster displayed, which states how much you
would need to spend in order to be rewarded with a free
entry into the draw. Some of the independent shops wll be
saying open later including Ross
Old Books , Pedlars Nest, Tudor
Sweets and Field Fayre. These shops, along with Coleman's
and Ross Information Service will also be opening on Sunday,
4th December for ART's Christmas Shopping Day, a great day
where residents and visitors will have the opportunity to
shop for some great Christmas gifts.
Thursday, leading up to Christmas, the following shops wil
be staying open later than usual. Ross Old Books , Essential
Sewing Services , Field Fayre , Tudor Sweets , Pots
and Pieces and Truffles.
the light switch on, it will be well worth hanging around
for a while as from 5:30 until 6:15pm, 'Splinter,' an excellent
group of musicians from the John Kyrle High School will
be performing some great modern numbers with a Christmas
twist. This band were very well received at the Ross Rocks
concert in June. If you would like to see some of their
performance, which was filmed and produced by Alan's daughter
Sarah, please click here.
To see some beautiful scenes filmed by Alan Wood of how
Ross looks during the festive period, please click here.
These energy efficient lights make the town look rather beautiful
GET YOUR CHRISTMAS CARDS AND HELP GOOD CAUSES.
for Good Causes is a wonderful, saesonal shop and each Christmas
a great range of beautiful Christmas cards, gifts and gift
wrap are available. Cards for Good Causes has always been
very popular with Christmas shoppers as they can buy the
cards which support their favourite charity, and around
35 different charities benefit from the sales.
The shop used to be hosted in Ross Heritage Centre but due
to the Heritgae Service being merged with the Tourit Information
Centre, this is no longer the case. however, Mary Sinclair
Powell is now selling theses excellent cards from her shop,
Ross Information Service, in Broad Street. The cards will
be available until Saturday, 10th December, so why not go
along and buy yours now? Mary will be delighted to see you..
Mary holds up a small selection of the lovely Cards for Good Causes.
A display of some of the gifts and wrapping available.
Cards for Good Causes is now at the end of Broad Street, hosted
by Mary at Ross Information Service.
ROSS IN BLOOM AND MAN OF ROSS RAISE OVER £500
The Thomas Blake Memorial Gardens in Wye Street had, until
recently, been looking very neglected but after Ross-in-Bloom
and the Jubilee team set to work, the gardens soon began
to look rather beautiful again. Enlisting the help of Wye
Street residents and the Man of Ross Inn, a big clean up
campaign began as part of the Jubilee project.
their visit to the town earlier this year, the Heart of
England in Bloom judges were very impressed with the improvements
made to the garden, which begins near to the top of Wye
Street, meandering down towards the Hope & Anchor Inn.
recent months a collection pot raising money for the project
has stood on the bar in the Man of Ross and regulars to
the pub gave generously. On Tuesday, 15th November, this
money and the proceeds of a fantastic draw were counted
up and over £500 had been raised. Some of the funds
raised so far will be used to improve the railings at the
top of the garden, where visitors can sit to rest and take
in the beautiful view of the River Wye and the surrounding
were many brilliant prizes won with a wonderful hamper,
lots of bottles of wine, vouchers and many other great prizes.
Well done to all concerned.
Julia Southan with Mark Hazelwood, Mayoress Doreen Ravenscroft,
chair of Ross-in-Bloom, Margaret Lucas and Ross Mayor, Councillor
Unfortunately, I did not win this wonderful hamper but the person
who did was delighted with it.