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Sea Cadets Light Beacon on Trafalgar Day
In order to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Nelson's
victory at Trafalgar, a nationwide chain of beacons was
lit on Friday, 21st October. With the help of Sea Cadet,
Jade Ruck the Town Mayor, Gordon Lucas lit the Ross-on-Wye
beacon, which is located on the Prospect.
local people attended the proceedings, which began at
7:00 pm with a short talk on the battle and Lord Nelson
given by Sue Lampart. Nelsonís prayer was read by Ross-on-Wye's
youngest Sea Cadet, Ryan Green just prior to the lighting
of the beacon at 7:15 pm.
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Ryan Green reads Nelson's Prayer.
Gordon Lucas and Cadet, Jade Ruck light the beacon.
In Pink for Breast Cancer Care
'Pink' party was held at Nature's Choice in Broad Street
on Thursday, 20th October, in aid of 'Breast Cancer Care,'
a charity providing information and support to women and
to families of those affected by breast cancer. Last
year Breast Cancer Care worked with 22,000 women diagnosed
with the disease.
group of Ross women wanted to do something to help the
charity by raising funds and with the organization of
Sam Punn, arranged the Party. Kathryn Roberts of Nature's
Choice agreed to host the evening and donated a percentage
of the ticket price to the cause. £230.00 was raised
by the event..
Business As Usual at the Hope & Anchor!
order to dispel any incorrect rumours regarding the Hope
& Anchor, Ben Nelsey and his staff would like to make
it absolutely clear that it is business as usual at the
pub. Yes, the leasehold is for sale, but for the time
being Ben is still the landlord and he has a whole programme
of events going on over the next few weeks. For Example:
Saturday 29th October there is a Hallowe'en fancy dress
party with karaoke and DJ from 7 pm and the prize for
the best costume will be a meal for two and a bottle of
Friday 4th November there will be a bonfire and fantastic
firework display. "Why not 5th November?" people
ask. The answer to this is that the Ross Lions are holding
their biggest fundraiser for local charities on Guy Fawkes
night itself this year and the Hope & Anchor would
not wish to deter anybody from attending this terrific
those of you who are looking to attend the Potters' Bar
reunion on 26th November: this event was a huge success
last year and the staff at the Hope & Anchor are looking
forward to meeting you all again, along with those who
could not make it last time.
is also a plan to hold a Christmas party, including Santa,
for the children of the Hope's regular customers on 18th
December and there's more. Further events at the Hope
& Anchor are listed on the What's
On? page of this web site.
Arch Bishop Peter Smith Visits St. Frances Church, Ross-on-Wye
young people were confirmed in St. Frances of Rome RC
Church on Wednesday, 19th October. His Grace, Peter Smith,
Archbishop of Cardiff conferred the sacrament,. The Very
Reverend Canon Paul Chidgey, parish priest of St Frances
of Rome, concelebrated.
candidates had been prepared for confirmation by catechists,
Mrs Angela Leslie and Mrs Christine Bushell. The Confirmation
Mass was followed by a celebratory buffet for the candidates,
parents, sponsors and parishioners and a most memorable
occasion was enjoyed by all.
below after the confirmation service are Rachel Davies,
Mollie Russell, Josie Walters, Taylor Mulhern, Dunstan
Beiszley, The Archbishop of Cardiff, Peter Smith, Catherine
Leslie, Alithea Williams, Julia Pascoe.
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