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Issue No. 56 [Back Issues]
9th August 2005

This Week - [Ross Town Carnival - Ross in Bloom Results]
[Friday Night at Monmouth Festival - Letters]
[Wyenot News/Majorettes - Swimming with Sharks - Duck Race - Youth Workshop - Odd Object Competition]
[Topical Photography in the Library - Riverside Music for the Holiday - Presentation to Sea Cadets - Back in the '60s]

Topical Photography This Week - Activities at Ross Library

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Above: 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.

Prizes 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.

Below: 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.

Pictured below at the event on Friday last are: Anna Ricks, Jamie Powell, Ebony Hodges, Lisa Pendlebury, Matthew Mayo and Kieron Sharpe.

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Riverside Music for the Holiday

A day of music and entertainment is to take place on Sunday, 28th August at the new Town Bandstand ('Outdoor Pursuits Centre' 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!

As 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.

The 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 Gloucester.
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'.

Stall 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

A Ship's Wheel in Memory of Jacqui Danter

The 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.

Jacqui 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 brother Henri.

Sue 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.


Back in the '60s

I 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.

The 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. Even 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'.

In 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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