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No. 93 - 26th April 2006
St. George's Day - Mayor's Golf Day - Letters]
[Nature to Music - Happy Retirement Peter! - In Memory of Jim Jones
- Topical Photography - Rugby]
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WNTV: Nature to Music
of the usual 'Nature Watch' article, this week I have
made a short film of some of my nature photography over
the past six years set to music. You
can watch it by clicking here.
music is one of my own tunes, 'Nocturnal Movements', which
I recorded back in 2000. If you would like to download
an MP3 of the full length hi-fi version, please right
click here. (Or left click to just play it.)
Happy Retirement, Peter!
One of the longest serving traders in Ross-on-Wye, Peter
Newton is retiring this week. Peter started as an optician
back in 1962. He later worked at Donald Judd's in High
Street from 1967, until he started his own practice in
'Specsavers' shop in Gloucester Road will not be closing
its doors. The shop will now be run by new owner, Lee
outside his shop, Peter is in the company of his wife,
Pat, new owner, Lee Thomas and staff members, Becky Cooper,
Caroline Mason and Sarah Eaton. Below, Peter welcomes
new owner, Lea to his shop.
to wishing you a long and happy retirement, Peter!
In Memory of Jim Jones
An evening of entertainment in memory of the late James
(Jim) Jones was held at the Phoenix Theatre in Ross-on-Wye
on 11th February to raise funds for St. Michael's Hospice
recently died at the Hospice but the care he received
from the wonderfully dedicated staff was a great source
of comfort to his family.
tribute evening was a great success with Dick Brice performing
to a full theatre. A raffle was held, with prizes kindly
donated by Jim's friends and family. Local businesses
sponsored the evening, which was organized by Theatre
Manager, Patrick O'Reilly.
total of £1,211 raised was presented to Elizabeth
Drew of the Hospice by Patrick, Jim's husband, Jean and
and her family would like to say thank you for the generosity
of the Phoenix Theatre, for allowing the evening to be
held free of charge and for the valuable time given by
all members who helped on the night. A cheque for £690
in lieu of flowers was presented to the Hospice on 31st
below at the presentation are: Back: Craig Jones, Chrissie
Weyman, Louise Jones, Patrick O'Reilly, Sarah Abell and
Howard Jones. Front: Peggie Luker from St. Michael's Hospice
Shop, Jean Jones and Elizabeth Drew, who was representing
St. Michael's Hospice.
Jones last summer.
Niamh, Sam, Andrew and Natalie Cottrell preparing for a
nature walk using a route which is available at the Heritage
Hereford and Borders Canoe and Kayak have built a lake so
people can try out canoes before purchase.
The Worship Band from Jubilee Christian Fellowship, Preston-on-Wye
at the New Life Church's 'Mission Possible' evening on Saturday
at the Larruperz Centre.
- Ross Cruise Through to the Final
With the league title secured, Ross have now turned their
attention to the Forest Combination Cup, taking on Cinderford
in the semi final last Sunday. After a very competitive
first sixty minutes Ross pulled away to win convincingly
29-3, booking themselves a final berth against Lydney next
Saturday the 29th at Drybrook.
home advantage Ross started the strongest, working hard
to move the Cinderford pack about the park. With both Tara
Barnett and Mike Davies making big gains early on however,
every time Ross looked likely to find their rhythm the referee
blew for an infringement. This enabled Cinderford to stay
in the game early on. However as with all season Ross are
able to create tries from all parts of the pitch. With fifteen
minutes gone, first Tony Clements then Wayne Williams took
the ball hard into the Cinderford defence. Simon Gwynne
moved the ball quickly, Andy Hunt fed Hugh Bellamy who moved
the ball to Dan Weston who cut inside his man, offloading
to Hugh Bellamy who outpaced the Cinderford defence to score.
Chris Gage converted giving Ross a 7-0 lead. For the rest
of the half Ross fell foul of the ref's whistle, which finally
led to a the sin binning of Flos Morgan. During his absence,
Cinderford closed the gap to 7-3. However, with all their
pressure and a litany of penalties Ross defence held out
for the rest of the half, turning round 7-3 ahead at half
worked hard to reduce the penalty count in the second half
and as a result, started to look dangerous. Every time they
got the ball, both Andy Hunt and Adam Clements began to
ask questions of the Cinderford defence. Initially they
held firm, but with the half ten minutes old, Ross secured
their second score. Flos Morgan and Gavin Oates turned over
Cinderford ball in the mid field. First Kevan Healy and
then Tara Barnett took the ball deep into Cinderford territory.
The ball was moved quickly out wide to Flos Morgan, who
offloaded out of the tackle to Dan Weston. Dan cut inside
his man before outpacing the fullback to score under the
posts. Chris Gage then converted, giving Ross a 14-3 lead.
were now in full control. Another Chris Gage penalty increased
their lead to 17-3. From a sparkling move out on the right,
Ross nearly added to the try count. Hugh Bellamy dummied
his man, feeding Wayne Bishop. However with the try line
beckoning, the pass did not stick. The next score did not
take long. Again strong ball carrying from Mike Davies set
up the ball. Simon Gwynne moved it quickly to Andy Hunt
then Adam Clements. Chris Gage drew his man before feeding
Wayne Bishop, who collected the ball to score in the corner.
Ross were now 22-3 to the good.
Paul Hayward and Nick Rawlings now on, Ross were now dominating
the rucks and mauls. Tim Hanks, the Ross No 8 was now making
big yardage, with Adam Clements and Alistair Rees now breaking
tackles at will and the next score seemed imminent. When
it did come however, it for once did not come from Ross
creativity. Cinderford had ruck ball just outside their
twenty two. They fed their centre, who offloaded in the
tackle. Tara Barnett pounced on the offload collecting the
ball then outpacing the cover defence, running in the try
from 30 yards out ( this was later in the bar re-measured
at 60 yards) to score. Chris Gage again converted giving
a final score of 29-3 to Ross, who now progress to the final
in Drybrook on the 29th April.
hope for a big Ross contingent to support their local team.
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