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ROSS-ON-WYE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS 2003 - PAGE ONE
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On 15 November 2003, the lights of Ross-on-Wye came on in time honoured tradition at the setting of the sun, accompanied by the roar of the internal combustion engine and the rhythmical thump, thump of the car sound system. Meanwhile, at 16:30 on that very day, the Mayor of Ross, Mr John Davies had switched on some extra pretty ones, generously donated to the people by local business persons especially to celebrate Christmas, which was fast approaching and was only now a mere forty days and forty nights away.

Somewhere in the distance, at the security desk in a cosy storeroom far away from the madding crowd, a supermarket manager idly watched the throngs of people, fighting their way around the vast Christmas displays in their desperate search for some plain ordinary food and basic necessities for the coming week. In between dreaming of his evening ahead which involved the girl on the Deli, a Chinese takeaway and several pints of bitter he thought, 'Hmm, I must place my order for Easter Eggs in time for January 1st!'

Being serious for a rare moment, I don't think that all of the lights are switched on yet. I will add further photographs when they are. (Added December 8th - link here and at the bottom of this page.) Technically, the top photograph was taken at an aperture of f9 with an exposure of eight seconds whilst four cars drove past.

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Broad Street, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Stunned by the dazzling lights, the professor's foot slipped onto the accelerator of the time machine he had invented the following day and he ended up in August.
High Street and the Market House, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
High Street and the Market House on 15 November 2003.
Gloucester Road and Copse Cross Street junction, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Gloucester Road and Copse Cross Street junction on 15 November 2003.

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