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ARCHIVE - AERIAL ROSS-ON-WYE 1979 / 1980
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Here are five more of the aerial shots of Ross-on-Wye which I took in 1979 from the Cesna 172, (G AXVB) which a friend and I used to hire from the 'Cambrian Flying Club' once per month back in the 'good old days,' when a 'mobile' was something hung above a baby's cot to keep him / her amused and 'Pop Idols' were real musicians. The first page covering Tudorville, Lincoln Hill and Goodrich can be found here.

The top photograph shows Cawdor and Brampton Street. In the second down, part of the old cattle market can be seen, along with Nursery Road. Cawdor is above with part of Three Crosses, Brampton Avenue and Ledbury Road at the top.

The third down shows the Hope & Anchor and Royal Hotel below the out of focus wing. The fourth is of the town centre, with Cawdor and Brampton Street towards the bottom and the last photograph is of the 'Horseshoe Bend' in the River Wye..

Excluding the Hope & Anchor and Horseshoe Bend photographs, the shots on this page were a case of, 'I can see my house from here'. The third was in aid of flying low and flashing the landing lights at Andy Ward, then manager of 'The Hope' as he waved back from the car park. This became a regular monthly pastime during the 'flying days'.

What is striking to me is how few parked cars there are in the streets, and the green areas which have since been replaced by, 'Stepford Wives' type housing estates, through which it is necessary to journey by four wheel drive vehicle in order to reduce the risk of accidentally making a footprint on the pristine pavement.

Aerial Brampton Street and Cawdor in 1979.
Aerial Ross-on-Wye - Brampton Street and Cawdor in 1979.
Aerial Nursery Road, Cawdor and part of Three Crosses, Ross-on-Wye in 1979.
Aerial Ross-on-Wye - Nursery Road, Cawdor and part of Three Crosses in 1979.
Aerial Hope & Anchor, Ross-on-Wye in 1979.
Aerial Hope & Anchor, Ross-on-Wye in 1979.
Aerial Ross-on-Wye 1979 - Town Centre from the Five Ways end.
Aerial Ross-on-Wye 1979 - Town Centre from the 'Five Ways' end.
Aerial Ross-on-Wye 1979 - The Horseshoe Bend.
Aerial Ross-on-Wye 1979 - The Horseshoe Bend.

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