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Celebrating 150 Years of a Victorian Country Church
Llangrove Church will be celebrating its 150th Anniversary
this year by holding a special flower festival between
Saturday 13th and Monday 15th May between 11:00 am and
the Saturday and Sunday, an exhibition of the arts, crafts
and hobbies of today's Llangrove residents will also be
held in Llangrove Village Hall. Refreshments will be available
and there is plenty of parking at both the Village Hall
and at Llangrove Primary School.
Victorian Country Church. Ref: P3175662
Hello, this is a long shot. My grandfather was Henry Ross
Thomas b.1914 in Shrewsbury. His parents I have learnt this
week were Marian Holbrook and William Thomas Thomas. I was
wondering if there were any records of these two spending
a honeymoon in this area. I know that sounds fairly ludicrous
but I spent a short holiday, I believe in Hay on Wye in
a privately owned house. I would welcome a short report
in your paper? William Thomas Thomas 1886 Marian Holbrook
1890, married 1912. My brotherís wife has just given birth
to a first child, his middle name has been chosen as Ross
because of the family connection. Iím fairly sure Marian
and William must have spent happy years at Ross on Wye.
I apologize for the briefness etc. of this message, but
Iím clutching at straws.
you are able to help Tim, please write and I will forward
Wyenot News Opinion
The Rope Walk is just that, a 'walk'. It is a place where
people should be able to enjoy a picnic or a walk by the
river. Admittedly it has already been spoiled by some
ugly metal swans on a stick but can we please keep the
gate closed, other than for access to the Rowing Club?
There is a huge car park which is empty virtually all
year round, not fifty yards from where I took this photograph
would also be nice if those accessing the Rowing Club
grounds for whatever reason were to drive carefully. Many
do but I have nearly been run over there several times
whilst I have been walking in the dark - usually on a
football night by Chelsea Chariots drivers who have no
regard whatsoever for those on foot. I was even being
passed slowly by one of the more careful drivers recently
when another came speeding up behind and had no option
but to overtake on the grass or run into the back of the
more careful driver.
Thank you to Diana Lerego nee Dew for sending in the two
photographs below. The top photo was taken at the New
Inn (renamed 'The Eagle' after the Apollo 11 moon landing)
circa 1950 and is of Diana's grandfather, Horace Luker
who was the landlord, her great grandfather Edwin Cooke,
her grandmother Nell Luker nee Cooke, who died in Ross
aged 100 in 2002 and her Aunt, Myra Wallace nee Dew.
of interest, Diana. I knew Myra very well as I bought
the house next door to her and her husband, Bob in Cawdor
back in 1976. I still own the house today, though I have
not lived there since 1997 and we became friends over
other photo is of Sellack Football Team in 1946.
first butterfly I have managed to photograph this year.
I do not know the type but it settled in front of me on
the white line markings of Ross Football Field.
- Ross pipped at the post
With an undefeated league campaign behind them and a testing
Combination Cup in front of them, Ross were looking for
a severe test on Saturday and Malvern more than filled that
requirement. After a fantastic game of rugby, Malvern crawled
over the finishing line winning 18-12.
started the brightest as the Ross pack took time to settle
into some new combinations and with the game only five minutes
old, took a 3-0 lead with a penalty. However as the half
progressed Ross began to dominate territory and possession.
With Dave Mince Tim Hanks and Mike Davies prominent in some
impressive driving mauls, the Malvern pack began to creak.
Ross were now camped in the Malvern twenty two and it was
only a matter of time before the first try came, which was
well worth waiting for. After some good approach work from
Ashley Nelmes and Tony Clements, the ball was moved quickly
to the right and after quick hands from Hugh Bellamy and
Adam Clements, Simon Gwynne crossed the gain line, moving
the ball inside to Wayne Bishop who cut inside the defence
to score. Chris Gage converted giving Ross a 7-3 lead. For
the remaining twenty minutes of the first half Ross continued
to dominate both possession and territory, however Malvern
defended stoically, denying forcing errors across the park.
With ten minutes to half time and again defending in their
half, Malvern pounced on a mistake in midfield and their
winger outpaced the defence from sixty metres to score.
Suddenly Ross were 10-7 down. Worse was still to come. After
dominating the scrimmage all game, the ball squirted out
the back of the scrum and with Simon Gwynne unsighted, the
Malvern No 8 picked up the ball and again outpaced the defence
to score. At half time, after dominating the half Ross were
redoubled their efforts during the second half. With strong
running from Kevin Healy, Joe Gittings Jones and TC Leach,
they were getting over the gain line at will,. These opportunities
were being snuffed out by constant infringements as the
Malvern pack decided that if they could not stop Ross legally
then they should revert to giving penalties away. This began
to frustrate Ross as move after move broke down with Malvern
conceding a penalty. As the half progressed, the tension
grew and finally the score Ross were looking for came. Alistair
Rees fielded a clearing kick and made good ground into the
Malvern half and TC Leach took the ball deep into the Malvern
22. This was quickly recycled to Andy Hunt, who cut inside
his man, powering through the tackle of the fullback to
score. The score was now Malvern 15 Ross 12. With fifteen
minutes to go, Malvern came straight back with a penalty
leaving the score 18-12. With ten minutes to go, Ross threw
everything at Malvern. Twice, Dan Weston went close wide
out on the left and with minutes remaining the Ross pack
drove the ball over the line but the ref adjudicated the
ball was held up from the scrum 5 again. Ross went close
but with them now camped on the Malvern line the ref blew
for full time.
weekend there are two combination cup games. 3 pm kick-off.
On Saturday, Ross 2nds take on Westbury and on the Sunday
Ross play either Berry Hill or Cinderford. Why not come
down and support your local team?
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