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100th Birthday, John!
to John George Donovan of Goodrich, on the occasion of
his 100th birthday, Monday 21st March 2005!
left at his home, John proudly shows his birthday card
from HM Queen Elizabeth II and a photograph of himself
on a balloon, which was sent by friends at the Post Office.
in London, John won a scholarship to Wilson's Grammar
School. He worked in telecommunications in London and
a very keen walker and cyclist during his younger days.
once met Lord Baden-Powell, founder of the Scout Movement.
met his wife, Beatrice whilst on rambling tours in Kent
and they married in 1937. He attended Hitler's Olympics
in Berlin in 1936 and during the war, kept vital telecommunications
the war, John moved to Surrey, where his daughter, Susan
was born in 1948 and son, Michael in 1951.
the age of sixty, John took up the new profession of teaching
telecommunications, physics and maths at a college in
whilst on the subject of birthdays . . .
to Tammy Williams and Ben Hartley on the birth of Gracie
at 20:30 on 15th March 2005 at Hereford County Hospital,
Gracie weighed in at 7lb 12oz.
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Primary School Easter Bazaar
Primary School Children, their families, friends and staff
enjoyed a successful and busy morning at this year's Easter
Bazaar, which took place on Saturday 19 March. This annual
event was well supported and provided a wide variety of
stalls, games and competitions to keep everyone well entertained
throughout the morning.
Class competitions proved extremely popular with entries
being to a very high standard. Thank you to the judges,
who certainly found it a challenge, having to select the
first three in each Class and category.
winners of the competitions were:
Stage 1 - Garden on a plate
Class One: 1st Rory Sanger, 2nd Max Cleaver, 3rd Jack
Class Two: 1st Stephen Howie, 2nd Olivia Jackson, 3rd
Stage 2 - Photograph of pet or favourite animal
Class 3: 1st Eloise Drake, 2nd Jack Robins, 3rd Cameron
Class 4: 1st Leosha Nicholls, 2nd Elena Knight, 3rd Henry
Stages 1 & 2 Design a Mask
Class 1: 1st Stephen Hughes, 2nd Jack O'Nions, 3rd Claire
Class 2: 1st Joseph Robins 2nd Natasha Hughes 3rd Stephen
Class 3: 1st Eloise Drake, 2nd Sam Sanger, 3rd Owen Darmody.
Class 4: 1st Rachel Dixon 2nd Lucy O'Nions 3rd Adam Darmody.
PTFA would like to thank everyone who contributed towards
this fund-raising morning, which made a magnificent profit
on a Plate winners. Ref: DSC_9635
a Mask winners. Ref: DSC_9646
Ross in Bloom Events 2005
Ross-in-Bloom will be branching out this year on the
events side. As well as the usual Charities Market on "In
Bloom" Day, in July they will be holding events on Bank Holiday
Monday, 30th May and Bank Holiday Sunday, 28th August.
from the Chamber of Commerce, they will be having two Visual
Arts Days, similar to the one put on last year. These will
be held at the Market House and around Ross.
are looking for people to take up pitch space around the Market
House - to sell their goods, demonstrate their crafts or to
entertain the visitors. Pitch space is obviously at a premium
so early booking will be essential. At this stage, anyone
who wishes to take part is initially requested to contact
Mary Powell at the Heritage Centre or Jo Ashman at Halcyon
Daze. Telephone calls can be made on 01989 563056 before 8:30
pm Booking forms will be available shortly. Costs for pitches
will be £5 for the day. This must be prepaid to secure a pitch.
However, if anyone wishes to commit for both dates, the cost
will be £8 for both together. This will cover Ross-in-Bloom's
expenses for entertainers and the like. Bookings are open
to anyone , including charities. Traders will be encouraged
to set up outside their shops and cafes if they so wish.
hope to make these days very successful for the town, the
first being an excellent lead into "In Bloom" for 2005.
the usual Charity Market will be held on "in Bloom" Day. As
yet there is no date. However, once again Charities are asked
to make initial enquiries to book their space as soon as possible.
It is hoped to make the Heart of England Judges visit extra
special by encouraging everyone in the town - shoppers, traders,
etc., etc. - to dress up for the day in Historical Costume.
The years to be depicted are from stone age to the World War
details will be given out shortly as well as the date for
a meeting where questions can be filed or suggestions and
offers for costumes are given. This will be held one evening
at the Phoenix Theatre.
newsletter for the year is now available with details of all
competitions for this year, including the new Children's Competition.
This is available from Halcyon Daze, Lucas Motorcycles and
the Heritage Centre. Look
in the press and on posters for more details of all the above.
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