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Photography - Local People] [Archive Ross - Football - Letters]
NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
old Ross-on-Wye Railway Station
Mitcheldean Road Railway Station
On a page
of Wyenot.com about Ledbury
Railway Station which I added last month, I mentioned that
I thought there was a photograph of the old Ross-on-Wye station
in the 'archive' section of this web site. Checking later however,
I found that, for some reason I had not actually included it.
This gave me the idea of producing an article, perhaps even
a regular section on these news pages to show some archive photographs
Ross-on-Wye Railway Station can be seen in the photograph upper
left. I don't know why I didn't included it before but it is
one which I scanned from the archives of the Ross Gazette when
I first began the archive
section of Wyenot. I am not sure when it was taken. Ross-on-Wye
station was closed in the 1960s due to the Beeching Axe.
viewers of Wyenot.com send me old photographs taken by themselves
or others as well as old postcards, for publication. In this
article, I have included some of those received, which I have
not until now had a chance to add. The photograph of Mitcheldean
Road Station, lower left was sent in recently by Don Wood (no
relation). Don is proprietor of the Forest
Edge Guest House in Noden Drive at the Lea. Noden Drive
was built on the site of the old Mitcheldean Road Station.
of the old photographs and post card images on this page were
sent to me by Margaret Wilce.
you have an old photograph of Ross which you would like to see
on this web site, please feel free to send it in with as much
information as you have and, when I have collected enough, I
will publish them in a future edition of Wyenot news. More old
photographs can be seen here.
Wye Valley Hotel, Edde Cross Street during the 1950s.
early view of Ross-on-Wye.
Street, Ross - now known as Wye Street.
interior view of Howle Hill Church, now redundant.
Bridge in 1904.
Football - Ross Town's ten men so close to victory . . .
League Division 1 West
Town 3 Cirencester United 3
Town so nearly took all three points in this Monday midday game,
but the visitors equalized with three minutes remaining.
Chris Parsons' resources were stretched to the limit through injuries
and work commitments, and matters were made worse when Declan
Elliott injured his ankle in the pre-match kick about, and was
not even able to take his place as substitute. However, Town began
brightly and were ahead after five minutes. The ball was worked
down the right wing and found captain Stuart Parker who crossed
to the unmarked Jamie Warwick ; Warwick stooped to head in.
twenty minutes a misplaced back-heel by Parker gave possession
to Cirencester and the ball was played out to the right behind
the Ross defence to allow McSherry, once on Swindon Town's books,
to close in on goal and beat Rich Newman just inside his left
went ahead on 38 minutes. Town's inability to defend set pieces,
and Cirencester's obvious training ground practice, saw Messenger
head in from a right wing corner. Bridges, Warwick and McAdam
all had close range chances, but the score remained 1-2 at half
in the second half Town brought on both substitutes, Simon Gwynne
for McAdam, playing his first home game and who was having no
luck up front, and David Napper for flu victim Green; Warwick
moved up to accompany Stuart in attack. Gwynne had been on the
pitch only fifteen minutes when he chased what appeared to be
a lost cause; a long
field looked as though it would be dealt with easily by the
keeper or his left back, but as they hesitated and left it to
each other, the grateful Gwynne darted between the two to make
later Town should have gone ahead. Spud Jenkins went on a marauding
run into the visitors' area, only to be wrestled to the ground
by keeper Keslake. Keslake was very fortunate to remain on the
pitch receiving only a yellow card, and guessed correctly when
Stuart Parker took the resulting spot kick. He dived to his
right and managed to palm the vicious shot over the bar.
after Cirencester should arguably have been down to ten men
Town found themselves a man short. Dewi Stuart was injured in
a mid field tackle and couldn't carry on, and with Elliott unable
to take part they were now down to ten. However, it looked as
though the game was won in the 83rd minute when a long ball
from Gwynne was chased by Warwick who lobbed the advancing keeper
to make it 3-2. Then came Ricketts' equalizer in the 87th minute.
: Richard Newman; Mark Ravenhill, Ainsley Jones, Tom Phillips;
Andrew Green [sub David Napper], Spud Jenkins, Stuart Parker,
Jamie Warwick, Adam Bridges; Dewi Stuart, Nawaz McAdam [sub
Simon Gwynne], sub not used Declan Elliott.
games for the rest of January are: Saturday 8th away to Quarry
Nomads, Saturday 15th away to Headington Amateurs, Saturday
22nd no fixture as yet, and Saturday 29th at home to Cirencester
United in the Supplementary Cup.
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Letters and Requests for Information. Is anybody able to help,
be the genealogy season again! Below are two emails received
this week from people requesting genealogy type information.
Is there anybody out there able to help please? If so, please
email and I will put you in touch with the senders.
that all published 'request for research' emails will be uploaded
to the web site unedited as, unfortunately I do not have the
time to correct spelling or grammatical errors.
if you can please. My
wife's late father said he was an orphan from Ross and had no
family. Searches have confirmed that he was born in Marstow in
1909, Stanley Morse. His father was a Charles Morse, mother Emily,
nee Powell. Further
searches look to confirm that he had three sisters! Doris from
Merthyr born 1912, Hilda from Ross, born 1913 and Phyliss born
in 1915, also from Ross.
can I place an advertisement in the hope of contacting any off
springs of these people? Do you know of any orphanages that may
have operated in the area at that time?
thanks and kind regards,
the great web site.
if anyone has information on one of my ancestors, Joseph Assinder,
a blacksmith born in Ross in 1815, living in New Street Ross in
1849 and Edde Cross Street Ross in 1881.
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