Dear Mr Wood
am looking for information on a JOHN H. YARNOLD in connection
with my family tree. I have found his death registered in
Ross in 1933 and was wondering if any of your readers could
tell me anything about him. The J. H. Yarnold I am looking
for disappeared from Evesham around 1909 and his family
never heard from him again and I am wondering if this is
the same gentleman. Is it possible for you to publish this
letter if you have a letters page.
you in advance.
you are able to help Michael, please email
and I will put you in touch.
have had an enquiry from Torquay to trace a member of a
well-known family in Ross. Can your readers please help?
The Friends of Torquay Churchyard have discovered a gravestone
with the inscription " Sacred to the Memory of Mary Bonella
Hall, wife of James Wallace Richard Hall of Springfield,
Ross, Daughter of the late David Bernard Esq of the Island
of Jamaica who died at Torquay August 5th 1838 Aged 36 years"
grave is unfortunately is a state of disrepair and Margaret
Forbes-Hamilton wants to know if there are any relatives
of James and Mary who would wish to know or see where the
there is anyone who wishes to contact Margaret, they can
leave letters with myself and I can forward them. This would
be a lovely story to follow up at the Heritage Centre and
in the paper and I would be very interested to also add
any written information to the files that I hold on local
Ross Heritage Centre
have been told many times there is no Ross-in-Bloom this
year. Readers have obviously misunderstood what is and is
not taking place so please may I clarify. There IS Ross-in-Bloom
this year - that is to say I am still organising the local
competitions - front garden, commercial premises, retired
homes, windows, etc. There will be NO Heart of England in
Bloom entry this year - this is the one where the town goes
into the regional competition as a whole on a set day in
July. This is due to the fact I am now unable to give my
time fully to the whole experience of Ross-in-Bloom, and
decided the regional competition entry needs to be organised
by others. As no volunteers came forward to share in the
work involved, this means there is no one to run the day
and organise the work leading up to it.
local judging will be taking place as usual during the whole
of July. However, the preliminary short-listing for re-visits
for the Individual Gold, Silver Gilt, Silver and Bronze
certificates will start the last week in June. This means
anyone who wishes their garden to be considered for an award
will need to have made a start during June. Judging visits
will once again be unannounced.
would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who
took part in the Ross-in-Bloom market on Easter Monday.
We are still running these for this year. However, there
will be no Charities Market in July due, again, to the lack
of volunteers to organise it. Charities are welcome to join
in with the Bank Holiday Markets instead. The local judging
costs money (certificates, postage, volunteers petrol, etc)
and these markets are designed to raise money towards these
costs. As we are not taking part in the Heart of England
in Bloom this year we will not be receiving a share of the
Herefordshire in Bloom grant money which is given out to
help those with their entries into the regional competitions.
Ross-in-Bloom is still up and running but due to limited
volunteers we can only do so much this year. Just a reminder
the town colours for this year are all the oranges, all
the yellows, and all the blues. Good luck with your gardening
Judging Co-ordinator Ross-in-Bloom
would like to point out at this stage that I am not actually
a Madam. Well - only of a Tuesday evening when Tina is out
but I had always imagined that was my secret.