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Sheepdog Trials take place in Ross!
of this event are available in the
Wyenot News photograph gallery.
and entrants from all over Great Britain came to Ross-on-Wye
on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the first national
sheepdog trials which were held in the area.
prestigious sheep dog trials were held at Great Howle
Farm, Howle Hill and was filmed for television around
imagined that I would be stuck in a traffic queue for
hours due to the narrow lanes, I was pleasantly surprised
at how, due to good road and parking management, the event
was easy to get to.
to stop at the event too long due to other commitments,
I photographed a couple of entries in the Young Handler
event. Pictured left is Laura Cunningham from Perthshire.
Gallagher, a young handler from Ireland can be seen immediately
below with his dog, Gyp.
well as sheep dog events there was plenty else to entertain
visitors, many farming and clothing shops, as well as
entertainment such as that provided by the Newent Birds
of Prey Centre.
the bottom photograph, Merry Walker from Beccles, Suffolk
can be seen holding Harris Hawk, Eblana. The handler in
the photo is Dave Nadauld, who reminded me that I had
photographed him before at the Birds of prey Centre itself.
Nice to meet you again, Dave!
is hoped that Ross-on-Wye will be successful in a future
bid to hold the world sheepdog trials.
Gallagher at work, penning sheep. DSC_9861
Gallagher with Gyp. DSC_9862
came from all over Great Britain for the trials. DSC_9909
Walker from Beccles and Handler, Dave Nadauld. DSC_9918
Area News - MOD Exercise 'Fast Moving'
Ministry of Defence has announced that a small-scale air
exercise will take place over Wales between 10th and 14th
October. The exercise, code-named 'Fast Moving' is designed
to practise close air support operations and forward air
control techniques. Flying will take place at medium and
low level and the aircraft will operate predominately
over mid and south Wales and the Southern Marches, on
day and evening sorties.
variety of aircraft types will be involved in Exercise
'Fast Moving' and observers may see German Air Force Tornados
and Belgian F16s as well as UK based USAF F15s. The time
spent by aircraft at low level during this exercise will
be the minimum necessary to achieve the task and every
effort will be made to minimize disturbance; additionally,
where low flying operations have been arranged as part
of the exercise, this will preclude the use of the same
area by aircraft carrying out low-level training flying..
About Herefordshire - RNLI Salty Sea Dog Walk
you have a dog, have kids or just enjoy a good walk in
beautiful surroundings, come and join us for the very
first RNLI Salty Sea Dog sponsored dog walk at Queenswood
Country Park and Arboretum, Dinmore Hill near Leominster
on Sunday 2 October 2005.
walk is being organized to raise money for the £125,000
Trearddur Bay appeal, as much of the fund-raising for
this appeal is taking place in the Hereford area due to
its close links with Trearddur Bay station over the years.
walkers are invited to bring their dogs and their families
to the stunning grounds of Queenswood Country park from
12 pm onwards, where they can choose to take part in one
of three wildlife walks stretching 1 for mile, 1.5 miles
or 2.5 miles.
are great facilities at the park including a licensed
cafe, toilets, children's adventure play area, a gift
shop and electric mobility vehicles for the disabled.
There will also be lots of treats for dogs, owners and
children at Salty Sea Dog Walk, including stalls and stands,
a treasure hunt and face painting for the children and
'doggy bags' for all who take part. Owners are encouraged
to wear fancy dress on the day, and the best dressed owners
and dogs will win a prize.
costs just £5 to enter before the event, or £8 on the
day, and we ask that each owner raises as much as they
can for the appeal. All owners raising over £25 will receive
a free Salty Sea Dog bandana for their dog.
your information pack from www.rnli.org.uk/events , or
contact Tamsin Davies on 029 2045 6999 or firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information and sponsor forms.
Happy 50th, Tony!
to Tony Griffiths, Head Teacher at Goodrich Primary who,
with the help of children from the school, celebrated
his 50th birthday on Wednesday, 14th September.
As can be seen, Tony was given Champagne and balloons
to celebrate by staff and pupils of the school.
In the grounds of St. Mary's, Linton is a magnificent ancient
Yew tree. With a girth of 33 feet, the tree is reputed to
be 4,000 years old. As can be seen if you study the photograph
closely, a few years ago, the tree was set alight by an
arsonist. Imagine having lived since 2000 BC and then being
deliberately burned by a 21st century moron with less between
the ears than that which can be seen within the tree trunk
itself! The tree is a tough beast however, it survived and
is still growing well.
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