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International Festival Marquee Extended Due To Unprecedented Demand
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The decision to extend the marquee was taken after tickets for
The Commitments, appearing at the Festival
on Sunday 22 August, sold out at the end of June after only two
weeks on sale. This was quickly followed by sell-outs for both
The Stranglers (Monday 16 August) and Amy Winehouse (Friday 20
August). There are also currently very few tickets left for The
Levellers and the concert by Operatunity Winners Jane Gilchrist
and Denise Leigh.
festival goers have been left disappointed at not being able to
get tickets as they sold at a level unparalleled in previous years.
Anybody wishing to purchase tickets is now urged to contact the
Festival Box Office on 0870 1122330 to book as soon as possible
in order to avoid disappointment for a second time.
Director David Bilton said “I am thrilled with the level of ticket
sales for this year’s Festival. We’re lucky that we have the flexibility
to enlarge the marquee to cope with the demand, allowing more
people to come down to the Waterside to see the artists we have
appearing this year.”
International Festival runs from 13th to 22nd August and the artists
appearing include Amy Winehouse, Roland Gift and the Fine Young
Cannibals, the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Jim Moray,
Jazz Jamaica All Stars and Heartbreak Productions. Tickets and
free brochures are available from the Courtyard Arts Centre in
Hereford on 0870 1122330, from Ross Tourist Information Centre
or through the Festival web site at www.rossonwye-intfestival.co.uk.
Steam Engine Society 40th Anniversary Road Run
in Ross-on-Wye were given a taste of times gone by on Sunday 18th
July 2004. To mark the 40th anniversary of Ross-on-Wye Steam Engine
Society, a steam engine and vintage vehicle road run took place
in the town. The 'road run' was led by a Burrell 7 Horse Power
Showman's Engine, 'Nancy.' The engine had previously stood on
the moors in Cornwall for 68 years before being lovingly worked
on over a period of 15 years. David Pout and his son, laboured
virtually every evening and weekend to restore the machine to
its present condition. Next
in the procession was a Vincent Engineering Foden Steam Lorry,
followed by Colin Dix from the Lea in his McLaren Road Locomotive,
steam traction engines were followed by other vintage vehicles,
including a 1959 'Edwin Richard Foden KV six wheeled tanker, a
1960s fire engine and various vintage cars.
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vintage parade left the grounds of the Chase Hotel, travelled
along Gloucester Road, High Street, Edde Cross Street, New Street,
Broad Street, Brookend Street, Millpond Street and Cantilupe Road,
finally arriving back at the Chase where the engines were left
on display for the rest of the afternoon in the car park.
much as I personally enjoyed the parade, I had to miss out on
the afternoon display because, having run the entire route at
a speed to stay in front of the engines and take photographs,
at 50 years of age, I was totally exhausted and needed to get
my breath back in a comfortable armchair at home. Thank you, all
involved for the trip down memory lane to the days prior to four
wheel drives and people carriers
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