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Photography This Week - Activities at Ross Library
Ross Library saw 'Pirate Activities' on Wednesday, 3rd August.
An event organized by 'Reading Challenge Summer Reality
Club' intended to encourage children to visit the library
during the summer holiday. On the day, local children made
a pirate treasure chest.
of stickers, fridge magnets, medals and Fortune Tellers
were given for reading books and a treasure hunt with a
prize of a signed copy of Shoo Rayner's Pirate's Secret
Joke Book took place.
A 'Maps and Banner Activity Reading Voyage' with Lisa Pendlebury
took place in the library on Friday 5th August. Lisa works
at the Courtyard Theatre and the event is funded by the
HEARTS Project, the aim being to get children involved with
events taking place in public buildings.
below at the event on Friday last are: Anna Ricks, Jamie
Powell, Ebony Hodges, Lisa Pendlebury, Matthew Mayo and
Music for the Holiday
day of music and entertainment is to take place on Sunday,
28th August at the new Town Bandstand ('Outdoor Pursuits
if you're a VAT man). It was initially hoped that a week
of events could be arranged but due to cost, it is only
possible to fill the Sunday with entertainment. But what
a packed day of entertainment it will be!
well as music, we will be treated to a show by Ross-on-Wye's
very own and world renowned fire breathers. Westons Cider
will be bringing plenty of ciders and food will be offered
for sale by both the Ross Lions and the Hope & Anchor,
who will also be operating an outside bar.
programme of events is as follows:
2:30 pm - Our National Champions, 'Ross Phoenix Majorettes'
will open the show.
3:00 pm - 'Sons of the Delta', a fantastic blues duo from
4:00 pm - 'Common Orange', a five piece band from the
Forest of Dean.
5:00 pm - 'The Alienz'.
6:00 pm - 'The Bitchpups'.
7:00 pm - 'The Dandy Lion Killers'.
8:00 pm - 'Shoobop (Shoey).
9:00 pm - The fantastic 'Mighty Pledge'.
holders wishing to hire a pitch for the day to add to
the atmosphere are very welcome. Pitches are available
at a cost of £20 for the day. Please contact Councillor
Jay Hill on 01989 563534.
Mark Cole of Sons of the Delta. Who will be performing on Sunday,
28th at the Bandstand. DSC_8628 sepia
Ship's Wheel in Memory of Jacqui Danter
family of the late Mrs Jacqui Danter would like to express
their thanks for the kindness shown and the support given
to them during this difficult time.
was a good friend to the town of Ross-on-Wye and is missed
by many. It was decided that the collection to which so
many people kindly gave at Jacqui's funeral would be divided
between St. Mary's Church and Ross Sea Cadets, an organization
of which Jacqui was particularly supportive. A sum of
£444.82 was given to each of the beneficiaries and
a cheque was presented to Ross Sea Cadets on Tuesday 2nd
August by Jacqui's two grandchildren Tara Danter and her
Lampert, Commanding Officer at T. S. Ross was delighted
with the gift and informed us that the money will be used
to purchase a ship's wheel, which will bear a plaque in
memory of their kind benefactor, for the training room.
in the '60s
enjoyed 'Class of '64' at Monmouth on Friday for reasons
of personal nostalgia as much as anything. Brian Poole
and Graham Scott, founders of the original 'Tremeloes'
group went to my school, in Barking, Essex, although they
were older than I. The Headmaster, 'Mr Clements' was very
proud of this fact and kept reminding us of the group's
success. Through an 'old boys' web site I made for the
School in Sandringham
Road, Barking, many years ago now, and some 'techy' help
I was given with recording my own music, I still keep
in touch sporadically with Graham Scott, who now lives
in Devon. Whilst I was building the web site, he sent
me the photos below of the band.
top photo is a very early shot of the Tremeloes practising
at Ripple Junior School, Suffolk Road, Barking. It is
the only photo I have of a room in that school, at the
time I attended. I kind of recognize the dancing girls.
If you are one of them and recognize yourself, perhaps
you could get in touch and let me know who you are. The
other photo is of the band's van, on which a variant spelling
of the 'Beat Instrumentalists'
name was boldly emblazoned. The photograph was taken in
Epping Forest, a regular haunt for Essex Boys and Girls.
the old 'RIP.' (Rippleway, not Rest In Peace) phone number
seems strange looking at it now; my family phone number
at the time was RIP.
5708. Graham, who played lead guitar, later left the band
to join 'Tony Rivers and the Castaways'.
1961, the Tremeloes, by now caling themselves, 'Brian
Poole and the Tremeloes,' along with another band, went
for an audition with Decca Records and were very pleased
to get their first ever recording contract. The other
band who auditioned with them were turned down. They were
a little known band from Liverpool calling themselves
'The Beatles'. Oops!
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