would like to invite everyone to the Prospect Gardens
during the afternoon of Wednesday 27th July. The judges
will be there from approximately 4 pm The Heart of England
Judges will be marking the town for the regional In Bloom
competitions during that afternoon, and we would like
as many people as possible to be in the gardens to welcome
and adults in Historic Costume will be there most of the
afternoon as part of the day's celebrations for the town.
the day we will be holding a "Fun History Day" and would
like everyone who possibly can to walk the streets, the
riverside and the Prospect Gardens in Historic Costume.
The scope for this is endless as the years being depicted
range from the Stone age to the end of World War II. There
will be another meeting about this, to discuss and try
on costumes, at the Phoenix Theatre on Saturday 23rd July.
The doors will be open from 10 am to 12pm with Ross-in-Bloom
members there to help.
would like as many people there as possible to do a photo
call for the publicity for the 27th. So please do feel
free to come along. Thank you to everyone who has helped
so far. We look forward to seeing you all on the 23rd
and the 27th.
Bedford, Chairman Ross-in-Bloom
of the Unintentional Festival regret to announce that
they have been forced to take the unfortunate but realistic
decision to postpone this year's event. They would like
to express their thanks to Ross Town Council for their
generous donation of £1,500 and would also like to thank
all of those loyal supporters who would have had an advertisement
in the programme or would have been willing to donate
their time to the event.
is felt that with just six weeks until the planned start
of the Unintentional Festival, even if sponsorship was
forthcoming, at this late stage, reduced funding would
have resulted in putting on a poor quality, half-hearted
event which would have been an insult to last years professional
and well-supported event.
there have been pledges from bands to play for free or
for minimum costs and also offers of equipment, sound
and lighting crews, with everything else which needs to
be organized, such as Public Liability Insurance, Licensing,
(£690 this year - just for a piece of paper) overnight
security etc. there is not enough time or money to get
everything into place. The organizers would like to thank
Mike Gwynne, The Forest Collective, Laurence Ash and Paul
Randell for their kind offers.
Festival takes a year out every five years and although
The Unintentional does not compare with their enormity,
by taking a year out to work on funding strategies and
look at how things can be improved 2006 will see the Return
of The Unintentional, bigger, better and refreshed after
a year's sabbatical.
Photograph - Ross from an Unusual Angle
time in early June, a lady living in Walford emailed me
a photo of Ross from an unusual angle, asking me if I
would like to publish it. I would like to apologize to
whoever she was - June was a difficult month for me this
year and amid the confusion of things going on, I am afraid
that I lost it and do not know where to contact you for
a replacement. It most likely got deleted in with all
the junk mail I receive.
you would like to resend, I will publish at a later date.