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Issue No. 91 [Back Issues]
12th April 2006

This Week - [New Look Ross Gazette - Rugby (Air Ambulance) - Will Catcheside Award]
[Orphan Lambs at Mohair Centre - Walford Smoothies - Easter Bonnets]
[Pre-school Coffee Morning - Tree of Remembrance - Topical Photography - Ross Lions Quiz - Nature Watch]
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Ross Pre-school Playgroup Coffee Morning at the Baptist Church

Councillor Gordon Lucas, Mayor of Ross-on-Wye attended a Coffee Morning, organized by the Trustees of Ross Pre-school Playgroup on Saturday Morning. Speaking on behalf of the playgroup, Iris Price said, 'The trustees were very grateful to Ross Baptist Church for the loan of the premises and thanked everyone who had contributed to a very enjoyable event.' The proceeds of £280 will be a welcome boost to playgroup funds

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Abbotsfield Tree of Remembrance

Once again, Abbotsfield Funeral Directors in Cantilupe Road will be displaying a 'Tree of Remembrance' in their reception area during the Easter period.

You are invited to call in during the period between 3rd and 20th April and hang an Easter tag on the tree in memory of your loved ones. The Easter Egg shaped tags have been made by residents of Ross Court Residential home and are decorated on one side and left blank on the other for you to write your message. You are also invited to make an entry in the Abbotsfield Memorial Book, which is placed in the Chapel of Rest. The reception office at Abbotsfield will be open between 10 am and 4 pm weekdays.

There is no charge, but if you wish to make a donation to Ross Community Hospital League of Friends, a box will be available.

For further information, please call Hilary Jones, Family Care Adviser at Abbotsfield Funeral Directors on 01531 636666.

Pictured below are Dorothy Dix, Blodwyn Hendley, Delphine Eward, Pastorah Wallace and Dorothy Lewis making eggs at Ross Court with Hilary Jones of Abbotsfield and Georgie Sutherland of Ross Court.

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Topical Photography

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Above: 'Victory of the Cross', a musical written by Andy Newton was performed by a combined choir of sixty five and a twenty piece orchestra from 'Churches Together' at John Kyrle High School on Friday and Saturday. The musical took Andy about two years to produce and came about as a result of his last musical, 'Hosanna', which was performed at the Baptist Church in 2003.

Below: Mums and children from Walford Primary School have been making cakes to be sold at lunchtime, with any that are left being sold to parents. This is part of a campaign to promote health food and money from sale is donated to the school. In the photo are Henry Mayell, Jack Lindley, Kyle Harper, Georgina Jode, Eva Savage and Jamie Leigh Guy. Rachael Mason and Tricia Gough are on duty, selling the cakes.

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Ross Lions' Charity Quiz

It was almost like the Race Night all over again. The atmosphere, excitement, friendship and the competitiveness were all there. There was also jubilation when it was announced that a grand total of £194.00 had been raised for local charities.

The venue was the Conservative Club and fourteen teams battled it out to see who were the champions of the evening. Two teams soon took the lead and spent the rest of the evening locked together, neither giving the other team an inch. After a welcome supper and the final questions it was announced there was a tie for first place. This meant there was to be a tiebreaker. Both teams, ‘Three Wise Men and one Woman’ consisting of Rob Little, Gill and Mike Davies with Ray Cawthorn opposing the ‘Hedgehogs’ who were Brian and Judy Harris along with Wendy and Phil Wheeldon were game to the end. The tiebreaker also ended up as a draw and the adjudicator had to decide the winner by declaring that the Hedgehogs had come closest to the correct answer in a numbers question.

The atmosphere was breathtaking and the result brought about a great round of applause. The winners each won an Easter Egg. The team who won the prize for the best name very cheekily chose “We can’t think of a name”. They were led by Tony Little and came from PGL. All in all a good and entertaining evening and the Lions, through their president, Mel Middlecote thanked all those who attended, Brian and Tina Marshall, Sharon Heaben and Glyn Andrews for organizing the Quiz and the Conservative for providing the venue.

Nature Watch

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Above: Spring daffodils make a pretty display by the River Wye at Wilton.

Below: Another kingfisher, photographed this week with a reflection of the spire of St. Mary's, Ross on the water.

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