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One Year Later . . .
This Thursday will see one year since I began adding the
weekly 'Wyenot News' Magazine to Wyenot.com. Initially
I did this to try and cut down on my own work load by
having a specific day of the week on which to update the
web site but, far from cut it down, it has increased my
work load ten fold. The actual compiling of this week's
issue has taken me over 24 hours of solid editing and
programming, and this is not including taking the photographs
- and I bet there will still be mistakes in the text.
It has all been worth it though!
I first thought up the 'Wyenot News' idea (whilst soaking
in the bath on 14th July last year) I worried that I would
not get enough news to make the magazine a weekly feature
and at first, some weeks I just scraped by, only just
filling a page. Over the year however, it has just taken
off and is now averaging three or four pages per week
and I have only not been able to produce an issue
on one occasion - four weeks ago, when Mum died.
News has certainly increased the popularity of the web
site as a whole and has confirmed regular readers on six
continents (I cannot yet confirm Antarctica). The magazine
also has quite a following in the UK and even in Ross-on-Wye.
I was quite taken aback when, whilst in Essex recently
I gave somebody I hadn't seen in thirty years a business
card so that she had my address. 'Wyenot.com!' She exclaimed,
'Doug Taylor put me onto that web site and Bruce and I
read the news every week. I had no idea it was anything
to do with you!' Well,
Chris - there you go. You're not alone in that - most
people in Ross-on-Wye don't know who produces it either.
I hope you keep on reading it now that you do know and
that my childhood 'scientific experiments' have not put
you off. (I am typing this with the two fingers on my
one remaining hand, by the way.)
- this week did not particularly seem like a busy week
photographically while it was happening but suddenly,
I seem to have taken absolutely loads of photos of different
Ross events. I have spread them out over four pages and,
as mentioned before, if your event is on page four, it
does not mean that it is any less important than those
on page one. Page choice is simply down to dividing the
photographs equally between pages and I use the, 'Ip dip,
bird's etc.' method of deciding which goes where.
would also like to point out that I compress all photos
drastically to make them small enough for use on this
web site. Although they probably still appear better than
they do in news print, some faces, particularly in very
colourful photographs, appear distorted on screen. When
printed from the originals, they are absolutely clear.
Pre-school Playgroup Celebrates 35 Years!
Pre-school Playgroup celebrated it's 35th anniversary
with a huge birthday party on Saturday 9th July. The party
was very well attended by past and present users of the
playgroup, many of whom recognized themselves in some
of the old photographs that were on display.
Pre-school Playgroup, which is now a charitable company
was set up in 1970 and has grown into a large and popular
party was officially opened by Paul Deneen, teacher at
the John Kyrle High School and the current Chair of the
local Police Authority. There was a fancy dress competition
for the children, who were later entertained by Fillipo
the clown and a prize draw was held later in the afternoon.
Thomas OBE President and founder member, cut the cake
and gave a toast to the continuing success of the playgroup.
Deneen, Vicki Page, Pauline Williams, Iris Price, Joyce Thomas OBE,
Phil Cutter - Deputy Mayor, and Philip Dazeley - President of the
at the Birthday Party. Ref: DSC_4871
children in fancy dress. Ref: DSC_4879
Williams, Joyce Thomas OBE cutting the 35th Birthday Cake, Paul
Deneen and Phil Cutter - Deputy Mayor. Ref: DSC_4884
Raising Strawberry Tea
Kim Lloyd and Melanie Beddard Ref: DSC_4771
Strawberry Tea was held on Saturday 9th July in the garden
with one of the best views in Ross-on-Wye, No. 1, Palace
Pound, the home of Kim Lloyd. Kim, along with Melanie Beddard
dreamed up the event to raise funds for Brain Tumour Research
and the Macmillan Nurses Appeal.
weather was gloriously hot and sunny and the afternoon event
was a great success.
and Kim have raised approximately £1,000 towards these
were made by local businesses and individuals and further
funds were raised by holding a raffle and selling cream
the left, Kim and Melanie can be seen in the garden with
the Gazebo Tower behind and below, some of the many guests
who supported the event can be seen enjoying the afternoon.
Guests enjoying their strawberry teas Ref: DSC_4766
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