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Wyenot News - The weekly News Magazine for Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Issue No. 95 - 10th May 2006
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WNTV: 'Tarrant's Way' visits Ross-on-Wye

Chris Tarrant and his wife, Ingrid recently took to the road in their vintage Bentley, visiting Ross-on-Wye. Chris and Ingrid, along with the crew from 'Flame TV' are filming a second series of sixty minute daytime television documentaries, 'Tarrant's Way'. Following a very successful daytime series which was broadcast in the London region, this second series of programmes will be shown nation-wide on the ITV Network later this year.

Researcher, Chris Travers of 'Flame TV' contacted in March having read about the local area on this web site and asked for some location suggestions for the series and more detailed information about the area. I sent along a detailed email, suggesting places that I personally found interesting which included, Ross Market House, St. Mary's Church, Goodrich Castle, The White Lion Inn and Broome Farm.

Continued . . .

Chris Tarrant with Stevie and Madison Cooke. Ref: DSC_9171

'Bridge Over the River Wye' (Just for Ingrid.)
Landlord of the White Lion Inn, Dave Newman meets Chris and Ingrid Tarrant. Ref: DSC_9153

Ingrid enjoys the Broom Farm Cider. Ref: DSC_9196

The programme makers decided to take up the story of the daughter of Colonel Birch, Alice, who during the Civil war was drowned in the River Wye with her lover, Charles whilst attempting to escape the Roundhead siege on Goodrich Castle.

They also visited the White Lion Inn at Wilton to talk to Landlord and Landlady, Dave and Jacqui Newman about a tunnel under the road, leading to Wilton Castle which was used by religious dignitaries during the middle ages. Having sampled some of the local cider from 'Broome Farm' at the Inn, Chris was eventually thrown out of the pub by some drinkers from the Forest of Dean because he asked about 'the bear'. He and Ingrid then went on to Broome Farm itself at Peterstow to witness a 'Wassail' cider apple fertility ritual and sample even more cider.

As would be the case with most men, Chris asked his wife to drive the Bentley so that he could get plenty of sampling in before sleeping it off to begin the next day's filming.

I went along on Thursday, 4th May to meet Chris, Ingrid and the crew from 'Flame TV' at the White Lion Inn and travelled with the party to Broome Farm to photograph the filming for Wyenot News and the Ross Gazette. I have to say I had a great time in doing so. The couple were extremely friendly, chatting to local children, Stevie and Madison Cooke (aged 7 and 3). They even allowed a very nervous, Tina Jones to interview them in the White Lion for a short video clip which can be seen on Wyenot Television by clicking here. Tina performed extremely well, especially considering that she was only given five minutes notice of the event and I am very proud of her.

Thain, Chris, Emma and Ingrid go a' Wassailing at Broome Farm. Ref: DSC_9187

Tasting the Broome Farm Cider. Ref: DSC_9202
[Tina talks to Chris and Ingrid on WNTV] [More Photos for Chris, Ingrid and the Film Crew to view]

Congratulations to Alan and Jennifer!

Congratulations to Alan and Jennifer Ross on their recent marriage after a very long courtship!

Thank you to Phil Long of Broome Farm for supplying the photos below. Unfortunately the editorial went astray somewhere along the line so I will publish the full story next week. The Ross Gazette event sent me a backup when I didn't receive the original and that went astray also. I am beginning to seriously suspect my email. Normally, I would have held the photos back until next week but I had already set this page, anticipating the arrival of the information and it would have been too much work with not enough time to complete it to remove the article as it means changing the format of the whole issue.

Photo, Phil Long.

Photo, Phil Long.

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