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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
Week - [Hope
& Anchor Caving Expedition - Hanover Housing in Bloom - Betzdorf
Visit - Janey Lee Grace]
to Tina's Leaving Party - Sea Cadets help Acorns - Video Experiment
- Readers' Photographs]
(lots of it)]
Day - Rugby]
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Hope & Anchor Caving Expedition
group of regular customers of the Hope & Anchor visited
the Old Ham Mine near Clearwell on Saturday 18th February.
Led by Mike Barnard, the team, which included David Barnard
and Dale Davidson aged just fourteen, walked and then
crawled through passageways until they reached the 'Railway
Churn' which is 400 feet below ground. The team became
a little concerned as they neared a tiny little gap called
The Mouse Hole, as it is just a fraction bigger than an
average human body. However, they all managed to squeeze
team then climbed through the corkscrew system of rocks
until they reached the upper level of the caves, at which
point they all switched off their head lamps and were
led out of the caves in total darkness by a second instructor
team returned to the Hope & Anchor later in the afternoon
tired, but having really enjoyed the experience.
below, looking like a group about to face a firing squad
are the intrepid crew: Mike Barnard, Devon Ridley, Dale
Davidson, David Barnard, Jake Ridley, Theresa Davidson,
Steve McKie, Phil Davidson (no relation), Iain Sandison
and Hope & Anchor landlord Ben Nelsey.
Students visit Betzdorf
from Ross-on-Wye were welcomed at the Town Hall, Betzdorf,
Germany by Mayor, Michael Lieber on Tuesday, 14th February
delegation of twelve students from the John Kyrle High
School took part in a student exchange at the Freiherr-vom-Stein
students were accompanied by Mr. Moray Alston during their
stay in Betzdorf. Mrs. Angelika Kitchiner, who teaches
German at John Kyrle School in Ross, organized the trip.
Betzdorf the students were welcomed by Helmut Münzel and
during their stay, Mayor, Michael Lieber explained what
has changed in Betzdorf since their last visit. After
leaving the town hall, the students visited the big roundabout
traffic project and took a look at the building site.
They also took an excursion to the provincial capital,
aus Ross-on-Wye (England) empfing Bürgermeister Michael
Lieber am 14. Februar 2006 im Betzdorfer Rathaus. Die
Delegation, bestehend aus 12 Schülern der John Kyrle High
School, waren zu einem Schüleraustausch mit dem Freiherr-vom-Stein-Gymnasium
nach Betzdorf gekommen.
wurden die Schülerinnen und Schüler während des 10-tätigen
von Mr. Muray Alston vom Schülerbeirat der Highschool.
Mrs. Angelika Kitchiner, die an der englischen Schule
Deutsch unterrichtet, hatte die Fahrt organisiert und
war ebenfalls MIT nach Betzdorf gekommen.
Betzdorf wurden die Schülerinnen und Schüler von Studiendirektor
Helmut Münzel empfangen. Während Des Besuches IM Betzdorfer
Rathaus erzählte Bürgermeister Michael Lieber, was sich
in Betzdorf seit dem letzten Besuch der englischen Gäste
getan hat. Nach dem Besuch beim Bürgermeister schaute
sich die Schülergruppe noch das Bauprojekt "Siegkreisel"
an. In den nächsten Tagen stand noch ein Besuch in der
Landeshauptstadt Mainz an.
Janey Lee Grace visits Field Fayre
Lee Grace of BBC Radio 2 visited Ross-on-Wye on Tuesday
14th February. Janey gave a talk in Field Fayre and signed
copies of her new book, Imperfectly Natural Woman.
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