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Award for Ross Motor Sports
Ross Motor Sports Club have been awarded the 'Best Off-road'
event of the year national trophy for the 'Classic Kyrle
Trial,' a motor trial event of approximately 70 miles.
their Headquarters in Kyrle Street, Ross Motor Sports
Club has existed since 1950. The club made its name and
money through motorcycle scrambling, purchasing and renovating
the premises in Kyrle Street with the proceeds. Motorcycle
scrambling gradually turned into more car oriented sports
over the years, and this is the type of event the club
is now known for. The club run four National Championship
events, which include the 'Kyrle Trial' and these attract
entries from all over the country.
further information on the club, you are welcome to contact
Adrian Marfell on 01600 890218.
below, Ross Motor Sports Club - a 'photograph for posterity'
taken at the Kyrle Street HQ on Thursday, 7th April 2005.
Iron Age Experience
Make history, literally! Enlist and enrol now. . .
latest appeal has just been announced for craftspeople
and enthusiastic volunteers to step back in time for this
year's major new living history tourist attraction in
The Royal Forest of Dean.
might be the last chance for enthusiasts and the craft
world to get involved in this pioneering and magical attraction
before it opens to the public this spring. Offering educational,
archaeological, geological and horticultural activities,
Cinderbury Iron Age Experience is tipped to be an unforgettable
day visitor attraction and unusual residential visitor
holiday destination. As
well as requesting physically able adults and Iron Age
enthusiasts to assist with the main project build, the
directors of Cinderbury are manning the phones awaiting
calls from craftspeople nation-wide that want to play
a part in this fascinating project from the beginning.
want to hear from metalworkers that can do ironwork and
bronze casting. They are also eager to talk to potters,
textile workers, leather workers and people that make
Celtic jewellery. Volunteering and demonstrating would
be on a self-employed basis for around 3 days per week,
both weekend and weekday availability is specifically
requested. Their work would be showcased and sold in person
on the Cinderbury site and also on the web
selection of hands-on 'live' courses on the Cinderbury
site relating to traditional Iron Age practices and methods
on thatching, building smelting furnaces, kilns and clay
ovens are to be announced within a few days.
get involved call the Cinderbury Action Desk on 0870 609
3219 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday last, I visited the Cinderbury site to see how
things are progressing. It looks an exciting and interesting
project and I can't wait for it to open. Pictured below
are Jasper Blake, Dave Lines, Andrew Marchant, Phil Riches
and Pete Long working on developing the site as well as
a general view of the back to the future encampment.
visitors to Ross Heritage Centre
Sinclair Powell, Senior Heritage Centre Assistant and
her staff are celebrating two lots of record visitor figures
to the Ross Heritage Centre for April 2004 to March 2005.
Patrick's day proved to be very special for Irish couple
Mr and Mrs Hunt who became the 26,000th visitors to walk
into the centre. And staff at the centre in Ross-on-Wye,
were particularly excited when, on the last day of the
financial year, 31st March, they realized they could reach
their 27,000th visitor.
Cox and Katey Fletcher, from Stourbridge, were the lucky
couple who were presented with a hedgehog photo frame
from the staff to help them remember their visit to the
'The previous highest total of visitors for a year was
25,216,' said Mary Sinclair Powell, Senior Heritage Assistant.
'We topped this with a whopping 27,124 visitors during
the 2004/05 season.
third of these visitors were local people. It will be
a hard act to follow for next year but we're looking forward
to the challenge. We have a fully booked programme for
the coming year, with plenty of variety for all ages and
Herefordshire Council Forums
Area Forums form part of Herefordshire Council's consultation
process, reaching out to the community across the county.
They provide an opportunity for local people to learn
at first hand about Council policies and services, and
how these affect the local community, and they enable
local people to put forward their views. This helps the
Council to serve better the needs of the local area.
of the public may put forward issues of concern in their
local area for possible discussion at the Forums. If you
know of issues that would be of interest to people in
your area, please contact the Forum Co-ordinator at the
address below. The next Forum for Ross-on-Wye will be
on Tuesday 21 June at John Kyrle High School. However,
you may attend any Forum. All meetings start at 7:30 pm
The dates and venues for all Forums are:
Herefordshire - Tuesday 7 June Withington
Valley Thursday 9 June Peterchurch
Herefordshire Monday 13 June St
Katherine's Hall, Ledbury
Herefordshire Wednesday 15 June Lady
Hawkins Leisure Centre Kington
Tuesday 21 June John
Kyrle High School, Ross-on-Wye
City Thursday 23 June Committee
Room 1, Shire Hall
Pictured below is David Mokler, who has just completed
and passed his level III ECB Coaching Certificate. David
plays for Brockhampton Cricket Club and volunteers his
time to coach Herefordshire Under 10s Boys Cricket Team.
the top of the two photographs, David (right) is pictured
with Chris Dirkin, Cricket Development Officer for Herefordshire.
In the bottom of the two, David is pictured with Vikram
Solanki, Captain of Worcester and member of the England
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