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Issue No. 100 - 14th June 2006
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Welcome to the 100th Issue of Wyenot News!

Welcome to the 100th edition of 'Wyenot News'! The 100th edition should actually have been published last week but in June last year I missed publishing an issue, due to the death of my Mother. Coincidentally, Mum died exactly one year ago today, 13th June. Also coincidentally, I am probably going to have to miss a second issue next week but this is for an altogether happier reason - I am simply going away for a few days and as yet, my News Editing Fairy Godmother has not shown up.

Although 'Wyenot News' itself has only been running for 100 issues, 'Wyenot News' is only a name and '' has in fact been publishing Ross-on-Wye news to the world since the beginning of Millennium year. I spent the Millennium New Year's Eve with my family in Essex and London, where the fireworks sounded like World War III, so I did not cover the Ross Market House celebrations that particular year. The first event covered by 'Wyenot' was in fact 'Gala Day', in May 2000.

I hope you have enjoyed and will continue to enjoy reading 'Wyenot News' regularly. If you don't enjoy reading it, I hope you at least like looking at the pictures. With schools relying heavily on computer technology these days, I see the internet as the future for local news. Ross-on-Wye has at least a six year head start over most other towns in this respect, with its own regular news magazine which is read by thousands of people, every week - all around the world!

Below are just a few 'reprints' of 'Wyenot News' photos from the past six years. This week's news follows them.

The flood in December 2000 was the worst in twenty years.

This transit of the planet, Venus across the disc of the sun, as seen from Ross, took place on 8th June 2004. The last time this phenomenon occurred was in 1882, so those of us who observed it were the first humans alive to have seen such an event. This is how it looked from Hillview Road, Ross-on-Wye.

A Royal visit from HM Queen Elizabeth II in 2003.

A Royal visit from HRH Prince Edward, Duke of Kent in 2005.

Her Majesty The Queen thanks Ross Brownies

Ross Brownies were delighted to receive thanks from the Queen for the cards they made and sent to help her celebrate her 80th Birthday.

Below they can be seen outside their Ross Headquarters at the Scout Hut, holding their letter from the Queen's Lady in Waiting, which they have had specially framed. A copy of the Queen's letter can also be seen.


41st Gloucester & 1st Walford Cub Scouts Camp

Cubs from the 41st Gloucester & 1st Walford packs held a combined camp in Walford on 9th, 10th & 11th June to celebrate the 90th birthday of Cub Scouts.

The Groups have shared a successful camp in the past. The theme of this year's camp was based around 90 years of Cub Scouts, and the group attempted various challenges relating to this. Also included were traditional scouting skills, games and activities relating to nature conservation. Some of these activities counted towards the Cubs gaining badges.

If you would like to join a local cub scout group, you are welcome to contact John Edwards on 01989-762224.


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