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the Wyenot Newshound is something of a philosopher. He ponders
the meaning of life with me whilst we take a quiet walk
by the river, looking for wildlife to photograph.
Only yesterday he said to me, 'What is it with this take
the dog for a walk thing? Why is it that most men walking
the dog end up in the pub?'
faced with a question like that, what else could I do but
Tina misheard and poured him a pint.
in retrospect, 'Eric' may not have been the most apt choice
of name. 'Donk' might have been more suitable!
Saunders is presented with his prize of a £50 Woolworths
Voucher on Tuesday, 17th January by Store Manager, Darren
Willcock. Mr. Saunders won the voucher by entering a competition
in the Ross Gazette's Christmas publication, the Yuletide
immediately struck me about the above photograph on closer
examination was the display of Chocolate Eggs. These are
on display here and have been in other supermarkets since
just after Boxing Day. Yuletide is over so it must be nearly
and below: This particular Pied Wagtail Motacilla alba
has been living by the River Wye in Ross for some time now
and regularly hangs around the Hope & Anchor car park
looking for food. I managed to catch these photos of the
bird on Sunday morning.
I am really after catching for 'Nature Watch' are
the otters which currently frequent the river at Ross and
I was very nearly successful today, Monday.
been told of otter sightings on the Wye I have been unsuccessfully
looking for them daily for a week or so. Today however,
I was out looking with Tina and I finally saw one swimming
in the distance. Hoping to catch it with the camera, I headed
towards it without telling Tina what I was doing for fear
of missing the opportunity. As I headed away, Tina saw another,
very close at hand and shouted me to come back. Murphy's
Law came into play! I stopped, saw Tina's one - only a matter
of feet from where she was stood and in the confusion of
the moment, deciding which was the closest one to head for,
I ended up missing them both.
you to Julie Andrews for sending in the above photograph
of a Black Redstart, taken at Hereford Cathedral.
RFC - Rugby
2nds 27 Hereford 3rds 0
After struggling over the past three or four seasons to
develop a second team, things are starting to look promising
for Ross. After dispatching Upton-upon-Severn 36-0 last
week, Ross entertained Hereford 3rds last Saturday and continued
their good form from the Upton game, winning 27-0 in front
of a vocal local crowd.
both teams offering a good mixture of youth and veterans,
Ross kicked off on a sunny Saturday afternoon. Immediately
confusion ensued in the Hereford ranks and the ball was
allowed to bounce and roll into the Hereford 22. By the
time Hereford had control of the ball, the Ross forwards,
with Paul Hayward, Richard James and Kevan Healy to the
fore laid siege on the Hereford line. Unable to get the
ball away Ross were awarded a scrum five. From the ensuing
scrum, Joe Gittins crashed through the Hereford defence
to give Ross a 5-0 lead with the game barely 2 minutes old.
The early score knocked the confidence of some of the junior
members of the Hereford side as Ross took control of proceedings,
with some strong tacking by Gareth Holdsworth and Marcus
Russell. With the Ross lineout and scrum working well, the
rest of the first half was played out in and around the
Hereford 22. After Keith Scrivens went close to adding to
the score, Ross regained possession and Joe Gittins bagged
a second try, which was expertly converted by Gareth Holdsworth
making the score 12-0.
second half brought a number of changes by both sides, however
Hereford were unable to alter the status quo with the Ross
pack continuing to dominate. This allowed space out wide,
which Tim Jarvis, Wayne Bishop and TC Leach exploited on
numerous occasions. From one of these excursions Wayne Bishop
beat his man and ran 70 yards unchallenged, making the score
17-0. With Gareth Holdsworth adding a penalty, Ross entered
the last 10 minutes 20-0 to the good. Hereford worked hard
to get on the score sheet, however the Ross defence held
firm and the final score went to Ross. Lee Lusty burst through
some tired Hereford tackling, giving Ross a final lead of
27 to 0.
two great wins over the past fortnight, Ross are looking
to build on this success, so if you are looking to play
some social rugby, we would like to get you involved with
a great bunch of lads.
can contact us at The Drop Inn Station Street - Ross RFC
HQ. Club officials are about after training on Tuesdays
and Thursdays. You could also pop down to the Ross Sports
Ground on either of those evenings, where training starts
at 6:45 pm.
Oops! 'Ross Recorder' error was entirely my fault.
the February edition of the Ross Recorder is an article
containing some of my archive aerial photographs of Ross.
Unfortunately, there is a caption / photograph error,
for which I have to admit full responsibility. The editor
asked me to proof read the page and I missed it. How I
could miss such a glaring error makes me wonder
but in my defence, I had a really nasty dose of a 'flu'
like virus last week and nothing much was sinking in.
All I really wanted to do was sleep.
caption published in the Recorder (reproduced below) was
relevant to this photograph, which was not used in the
end due to the severe glass reflections.
photograph on the right was taken in 1980 and it shows
Walford Road, Roman Way and Duxmere Drive. This estate
was affectionately known at the time by many readers as
'Little Woodville' as this was where many of the then
Woodville employees lived. It was in its final stages
of construction at the time. Purland appears to the right
of the photo, as does Tudor Rise, which looks flat, due
to the two dimensional effect caused by altitude.'
photo which actually appeared in the article was of Purland,
Walford Road and Tudor Rise. My
apologies to all Ross Recorder readers, especially those
read these terms and conditions before downloading any photograph]
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