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Issue No. 99 - 7th June 2006
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Ross Community Hospital Fete

Local MP, Mr. Paul Keetch officially opened Saturday's Community Hospital Fete to raise money for the League of Friends. On a fine, sunny day, the event attracted a good many visitors to the many different charity stalls and to listen to entertainment from Ross Town Band.

Pictured below: Paul Keetch MP with Tabitha, Ben and mum, Mrs Sally Fycun. Ross Town Band provided the entertainment. Alice Ryder provided organ entertainment to arriving visitors.


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WNTV: Open Gardens in Aston Ingham

This year's Aston Ingham Open Gardens weekend will take place on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th June, with each day's viewing taking place between the hours of 1.30 pm and 5.30 pm. There will be nine gardens in all, welcoming the public to view their grounds in an effort to raise money for three local charities. These charities are The Acorns Children's Hospice, Pound Farm at Gorsley and the Local Night Nursing Project, which has helped a number of local people in need of night care recently.

The gardens are at the following locations. In Group A you will find Garden 1 at Springfield Cottage, Ravenshill, Kilcot, GL18 1NS, by kind permission of John and Hazel Whiskerd. Garden 2 is at St. Clements, Kilcot, GL18 1NS, Margaret Reece and Garden 3 at Brook Cottage, Kilcot, GL18 1NR, courtesy of Ken and Ann Allen.

In Group B there are gardens 4, 5 and 6, with garden 4 belonging to Madeleine and Ken Readings of Aston Mill Granary, Warren Lane, Aston Crews, HR9 7LT. Garden 5 is that of Elizabeth Gwynn at Aston Mill, Lea, HR9 7LT and Garden 6 is located at The Old Corn mill, Knightshill, Lea HR9 7LA and is owned by Jill Hunter.

The remaining gardens taking part in this event are Garden 7, that of Rosemary and Clive Tree at The Larches, Crews Hill HR9 7LN, Garden 8 belonging to Francine and Stephen Burns of Southlea, Aston Crews, HR9 7LW and Garden 9, the home of Nicky and Nick Jones at Lilley Hall, Darnells Lane, Sergeants Lane, Gorsley, HR9 7SG.

The range of gardens on show is very diverse including great floral displays, woodlands, wild flower meadows, lawned gardens and those with streams and a lake. There will be something of interest to all who enjoy a lovely garden.

There will also be an exhibition of Bonsai trees and lunches and teas will be available at the Village Hall.

Tickets for this event cost £5 each and cover both days. For further details of the Open Gardens weekend, please telephone 01989 720 762 or 01989 720 796.

For a short television slide show of more of the gardens, please click here (or right click to save to your own computer).


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The Old Pump House, Symonds Yat West

Work on refurbishing the 'Old Pump House', a self-catering cottage at Symonds Yat West is now finally finished. The first guests Dave and Helen Staples from Lincoln arrived on Saturday. The couple won the holiday in a competition that Sue and Malcolm Shergold (owners of the cottage) ran last year on their website, www.theoldpumphouse.co.uk.

'It has been a long time coming to see this day actually happen, but it has been worth the hard work we have put into converting a once one storey building, into what is now a spectacular cottage,' said Sue Shergold.

In the photograph, from left to right are Dave Staples, Malcolm Shergold, Sue Shergold and Helen Staples enjoying a celebratory glass of bubbly.

A page for the Old Pump House will be appearing on Wyenot.com within the next two weeks.


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