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Issue No. 72 [Back Issues]
29th November 2005

This Week - [Wye Street Fire - Glynn Retires - Community Forums]
[The Wyenot News Potters Bar Reunion Party 2005]
[New Rock Foundation - Topical Photography - Belly Dancers for Children in Need]
[Advent Market - Stars and Stripes at Much Birch - Ross Ladies Football - Rugby]
[More Topical Photography]
[Classified Advertisements] [What's On?] [A to Z Site Map]
[Property]

Fire Brigade rushes to blaze in Wye Street

Fire broke out at the Wye Street home of Nick Taylor on Wednesday 23rd November. After receiving a call informing him of the fire, Nick arrived at the scene to find two fire brigade appliances already in attendance, with another arriving shortly afterwards.

The photographs below are not shown out of sensationalism. They are shown at the request of Nick Taylor himself, who wishes to show exactly how damaging a house fire can be and to point out the importance of safety issues in the home. Luckily, there was nobody at home at the time of this disaster. Things could have been far worse.

Nick would like to thank Ross Fire Brigade for their swift appearance and for everything they did to help. He would like very much to buy you all a drink at the Hope and Anchor, where he and his family are currently staying. Nick would also like to thank Ben Nelsey for providing them with temporary accommodation, and to friends and neighbours for the kindness shown to his family. The bottom photograph shows Adam and Daniel Taylor, reasonably happy again in their temporary new home.


Happy Retirement, Glynn!

Mr. Hubert Glynn Jones, fondly known to all at Dayla Liquid Packaging as Glynn retired from the company on Thursday 24th November after thirty three years of continuous service. Glynn started working for the company, then known as Dayla Soft Drinks at Bill Mills in 1973, as a yardsman and he washed bottles. He recalled being paid £21 per week and said, "There was no fork lifts in my days."

Born in Alton Street Hospital, Glynn has lived all of his life at Upton Bishop, the last thirty years of which has been spent in the same house. His school life began at Upton Bishop Primary School, later moving on to Ross Secondary Modern. He left school at the age of fifteen and worked in Williams and Cottons grocery shop, now Balfour News and at nineteen, joined the R.A.F., seeing service in Lincolnshire, Aden, Bahrain, Kenya and RAF St. Athens. After his time in the RAF Glynn went to work for Dayla and enjoyed it so much he stayed there.

Glynn lives with his brother and has two sisters: one of which lives in Cheltenham and the other in Australia. Glynn got bitten by the travel bug nine years ago and has visited Australia three times and the U.S.A five times. His main interest is going to air shows such as Farnborough and Fairford.

The management and all of the staff at Dayla wish Glynn well for his retirement.

Pictured below, Glynn can be seen on his last day with Phil Jenkins, Sarah Burford, Wendy Windridge and Eddie Payne - General Manager of Dayla.


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Herefordshire Council Community Forums

Community Forums form part of Herefordshire Council's consultation process, reaching out to the community across the county. They provide an opportunity for local people to learn at first hand about Council policies and services, and how these affect the local community, and they enable local people to put forward their views. This helps the Council to serve better the needs of the local area.

You may attend any of the meetings. You may also suggest issues of local interest for discussion at your nearest Forum. The agenda for each meeting will be available shortly on the Herefordshire Council web site, and at libraries and Info Shops. If you know of issues that would be of interest to people in your area, or would like to have the agenda e-mailed to you, or receive a text message, please contact the Forum Co-ordinator at the address below. All meetings start at 7.30pm. The dates and venues for the Forums are:

Area Date Venue
Hereford City Tuesday 10 January Committee Room 1, Shire Hall
Golden Valley Thursday 12 January Golden Valley Community Hall, Peterchurch
Ross-on-Wye Tuesday 17 January John Kyrle High School, Ross-on-Wye
North Herefordshire Thursday 19 January Lady Hawkins Leisure Centre, Kington
Central Herefordshire Monday 23 January Bartestree Village Hall
East Herefordshire Wednesday 25 January St Katherine's Hall, Ledbury

Contact: Hazel Lavelle, Community Forum Co-ordinator, Herefordshire Council, Room 17, Brockington, 35, Hafod Road, Hereford, HR1 1SH. E-mail: hlavelle@herefordshire.gov.uk. Tel: 01432 260167


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