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Gorsley Goffs Revisit World War II Days
All part of the children's history project, 'Bringing
It All To Life', children from Key Stages two to seven
at Gorsley Goffs Primary School were encouraged to dress
up as evacuees and other characters from WW2 on Monday
children took part in various classroom activities which
would have taken place during the war and a WW2 food tasting
was enjoyed by all. Some of the children at the school
had been busy during the week preparing the food, such
as carrot biscuits and Woolerton Pie, which is a tasty
dish made of vegetables and vegetable stock, baked with
potato and cheese.
Bare Bones Triumph in County Festival
Ross based touring theatre group Bare Bones Theatre Company
swept all before them in the Herefordshire County Drama
Festival which was held at Hereford's Courtyard Theatre
last week. Their entry "Duck Variations" by David Mamet
was placed first in the festival and carried off the coveted
David Garrick cup. Bare
Bones Theatre Company will now go forward to the Western
Divisional Final of this nationwide competition and will
perform the play again at the Netherton Arts Centre on
Company's success did not end there. The two actors in
Duck Variations, Dave Baldwin and Howard Jones were jointly
awarded the Belmont Best Actor trophy and its director
Margaret Baldwin won the Bill Aston cup as the Best Producer.
The company's second entry, "The Problem" by A R Gurney
carried off The Wye Cup for the third placed production,
and Christopher Kear was awarded The Janis Lewer Trophy
for the best individual youth performance in the Youth
section's entry, "Our Day Out", by Willy Russell.
the twelfth production since their formation eighteen
months ago, Bare Bones Theatre Company open a tour of
"The Cemetery Club" by Ivan Menchell at Upton Bishop Millennium
Hall on Friday 24th March at 7.30pm. Further information
is available from the box office on 01981 540820 or on
their website at www.bare-bones-theatre.co.uk.
to right are Howard Jones, Margaret Baldwin, Dave Baldwin, Tony
Hearn, Christopher Kear and Loraine Worrall.
As part of the Herefordshire School Library Service Book
Festival, children from Brampton Abbotts and Ashfield Park
primary schools visited Ross Library on Monday 20th March
to meet children's author, Shoo Rayner. In the photograph,
Shoo Rayner and Anne Marie Dossett, Reader Development Librarian
can be seen with the children.
recently installed Master of Ross-on-Wye Vitruvian Lodge,
Cliff McCloskey, with the support of the members, has made
the Acorns Children's Hospice his chosen charity for the
year. The Brethren of the Lodge have so far donated over
£1000 to this charity. In addition, the Masonic Grand Charity
will continue to support both the Acorns and St Michael's
Hospices from central sources on an annual basis. In the
photo are Cliff McCloskey and Peter Farington, Fund Organizer
for Vitruvian Lodge can be seen presenting a cheque to Fran
Winterbourn, Community Fund-raiser for Acorns at the Chase
Hotel on Monday 27th March.
the best photo I have ever taken but this is another kingfisher,
which I caught near the castle at Wilton during the twilight
hours on a rather murky Thursday, 23rd March.
Kingfishers are in abundance in this particular area of
Ross-on-Wye. Catching them with a camera is another story
- Youthful 2nds Gain Hard Fought Draw
Ross 2nds took a very youthful squad to Tredworth last Saturday
and earned themselves a hard fought draw against a Tredworth
XV, riding high in Glos 3.
all but a couple of experienced campaigners under 22 years
of age, the trip to Tredworth on paper looked very tough
for such a young side, however they say youth knows no fear
and that's how Ross played the game. They were unlucky in
the end not to come away with what would have been a well
deserved victory. They can however be proud of a hard earned
were the quickest to hit their straps with Sam Harris at
scrum half sniping at the Tredworth defence from the off,
quickly establishing a promising partnership with Chay Brine,
his half back partner. With the Ross pack dominating possession
early on, Sam and Chay were able to get the ball wide, which
they did at every opportunity. Both wingers, Pete Smith
and Jack Ancram looked pacey and dangerous when they got
the ball and Tredworth's defence had to work hard to ensure
Ross did not take an early lead.
with home advantage and a vociferous crowd, Tredworth did
get into the game. With their outside half and centre both
possessing big boots they began to pin Ross back in their
twenty two. Strong defence from Rob Jode, Gavin Oates and
Ken Davies however, ensured Tredworth never really looked
the second half began the conditions worsened as the heavens
opened, however Ross still looked to move the ball. Adam
Clements and Hugh Bellamy in midfield were looking dangerous
and Slim Sadler and Lee Lusty were carrying the ball hard
into the Tredworth defence. The score remained at 0-0 however.
into the final quarter Ross were now dominating territory,
with Tim Hanks, Chris Godwin and Gavin Oates going close
as the Ross forwards bombarded the Tredworth line. That
elusive score would not come though and Tredworth cleared
their lines,. With Ashley Nelms and Jack Windrige now rampant
in the loose, Tredworth infringed 35 yards out. Chay Brine
stepped up to take the penalty but it went agonizingly right
of the upright and the score remained 0-0.
threw everything at Tredworth during the last 10 minutes
but they could not find that deciding score and the ref
blew for full time with the score still at 0-0.
though victory eluded them, this was an excellent performance
from a young Ross side and bodes well for the future.
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