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Wyenot News - The weekly News Magazine for Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Issue No. 102 - 5th July 2006
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This Week - [Supporting Weston FC - Recycling Electronics - Ross Live! - Gorsley Festival - X-entricity 'Best Bits' - Goodrich]
[Walford and Brampton Abbotts Fetes - Wayne and Gemma - Weather Station - Nature Watch - June Visitors - Competition]
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Children Enjoying the Fetes at Walford and Brampton Abbotts

Following a 'Great Balloon Release', children at Walford Primary School enjoyed rides around the playing field in a tractor on Friday, 30th June. (My apologies to everybody involved for my missing the balloon release - I have to be honest here and admit that I completely forgot about it.)

Also on a hot Friday evening, children at Brampton Abbotts Primary enjoyed face painting, go carts and much more at their annual fete.


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Congratulations

Gemma and Wayne!

Gemma Price of Brampton Abbotts and Wayne Williams of Ross-on-Wye were married at the church of St. Lawrence, Weston-under-Penyard at 1:00 pm on a very hot and sunny Saturday, 1st July.

The wedding ceremony was followed by a reception dinner for family and friends at the Paddocks Hotel, Symonds Yat West and an evening disco.

The couple, who now live in Tudorville are currently enjoying their honeymoon in Mexico.


Here's one you weren't expecting, Wayne. Sneakily watching England play football on your wedding day. That could involve some kind of a penalty!


Ross-on-Wye Weather Station Readings

Ross-on-Wye Weather Station is located by the tennis courts and bowling green at 'Crossfields' and is one of the important stations around the country which regularly sends data to the Meteorological Office. This is why Ross-on-Wye is sometimes mentioned on the BBC weather reports. It is currently still a manually monitored station and readings are taken twice per day by husband and wife team, June and Rex Swallow.

Figures for week commencing Monday, 26th June 2006
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n Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat. Sun.
Sunshine (hours) 0 0.2 4.4 11.5 11.7 12.7 11.9
Rainfall (mm) 3.7 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rainfall (inches) .14 0 0 0 0 0 0
Maximum Temperature (C) 16 20 21 27 25 30 30
Maximum Temperature (F) 61 68 70 81 77 86 86
Minimum Temperature (C) 13 12 14 10 13 13 15
Minimum Temperature (F) 55 54 57 50 55 55 59
Soil Temperature at 10cm Depth (F) 63 64 66 64 69 71 75
Soil Temperature at 30cm Depth (F) 66 65 66 66 67 70 72

Figures for week commencing Monday, 19th June 2006
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n Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat. Sun.
Sunshine (hours) 2.1 7.4 9.0 9.1 7.6 4.4 6.1
Rainfall (mm) 0 0 0.2 Trace 0.7 0 4.1
Rainfall (inches) 0 0 .01 Trace .03 0 .16
Maximum Temperature (C) 19 21 17 18 21 22 25
Maximum Temperature (F) 66 70 63 64 70 72 77
Minimum Temperature (C) 13 11 11 11 9 13 14
Minimum Temperature (F) 55 52 52 52 48 55 57
Soil Temperature at 10cm Depth (F) 65 65 64 61 61 64 69
Soil Temperature at 30cm Depth (F) 67 66 65 64 64 65 66


Nature Watch

A Water Lily finds its way through the jungle in my natural garden pond on Tuesday, 4th July.


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Wyenot Visitor Figures June 2006

On the average day in June 2006, 1,125 viewers looked at 3,553 pages of Wyenot.com. The most popular pages on the site were the 'Home' page, followed by 'Accommodation' followed by 'Wyenot News'. The main visitor figures can be seen below.

Out of interest, I made a count this week of the photographs available on Wyenot.com as a whole. Prior to this week's issue of the news, the web site had 4,752 pages, which contain 30,032 photographs. I guess it is becoming quite a local archive.


Visitor Statistics for wyenot.com during June 2006
Monthly Statistics for June 2006
Total Hits 581559
Total Files 462750
Total Pages 106609
Total Visits 33758
Total KBytes 10682790
. Avg Max
Hits per Hour 807 3753
Hits per Day 19385 24748
Files per Day 15425 19961
Pages per Day 3553 5766
Visits per Day 1125 1518
Kbytes per Day 356093 792797

Visitor Statistics Summary for wyenot.com - July 2005 to June 2006
Summary by Month
Month Daily Avg Monthly Totals
Hits Files Pages Visits Sites Kbytes Visits Pages Files Hits
Jun 2006 19385 15425 3553 1125 14490 10682790 33758 106609 462750 581559
May 2006 21853 17167 3630 1107 16949 13243955 34317 112540 532178 677473
Apr 2006 22491 16166 5296 1090 16598 10710776 32716 158896 484989 674748
Mar 2006 18788 14528 3248 1216 16047 9596156 37711 100692 450398 582446
Feb 2006 17666 13701 3061 862 13167 8001155 24150 85728 383645 494670
Jan 2006 16527 13053 2625 833 13130 8522052 25823 81379 404645 512345
Dec 2005 11496 8966 2106 609 9303 5664908 18906 65313 277954 356376
Nov 2005 13735 11058 2600 676 12704 6635494 20285 78005 331768 412053
Oct 2005 13169 10600 2266 664 11072 6299929 20604 70259 328602 408242
Sep 2005 18902 12930 4762 649 10854 6795827 19475 142888 387913 567068
Aug 2005 15956 12610 2353 678 11160 7074243 21039 72948 390923 494654
Jul 2005 12751 10134 1809 571 10459 5349640 17706 56088 314177 395297
Totals 98576925 306490 1131345 4749942 6156931


Win Tickets to the August Bank Holiday 'Summer Spectacular'

This year, a 'Summer Spectacular' will be taking place on the Rope Walk site which previously hosted Ross International Festival. (Full details of which can be found by clicking here.)

Wyenot News has tickets to each of the three 'Summer Spectacular' concerts, which would normally cost £35 per pair to give away. Six readers will win a pair of tickets to one of the shows. If you and a partner would like a chance to go to one of the concerts for free, all you need do is email the answers to the following questions. Entrants to this competition must be aged 18 years or over. All of the answers can be easily looked up in back issues of Wyenot News.

What type of mammals were photographed swimming in the River Wye at Wilton earlier this year:

a: hump back whales?
b: beavers?
c: otters?

What is the surname of June and Rex, the couple who monitor Ross-on-Wye Weather Station:

a: Swallow?
b: Sparrow?
c: Peregrine Falcon?

TV presenter, Chris Tarrant recently visited the White Lion Inn and Broome Farm. What is the first name of his wife:

a: Enid?
b: Ingrid?
c: Tracy?

Which famous historical character who died 201 years ago once visited Ross-on-Wye?

a: Ludwig Van Beethoven?
b: King Cnut?
c: Admiral Lord Nelson?

Please click here to email your answers. (Wyenot News is absolutely 100% against spam, so neither your email or postal address will not be harvested, passed on or added to any mailing lists.) A draw from entries received will take place at The White Lion Inn on Saturday, July 29th at 5:30 pm and a list of winners will be published in the following week's Wyenot News. Please state your name and postal address (where you want the tickets sent), along with your first and second choice of concert. Winning tickets are subject to availability. First names drawn will have the first choice of concert.

These concerts are not arranged by Wyenot News and tickets are distributed in good faith. Wyenot News will not accept responsibility for any cancellation or postponement of concerts. Wyenot News will not accept telephone entries to the competition. No correspondence will be entered into regarding this competition. Those wishing to purchase tickets should contact the organizers of the events at www.summersoundsspectacular.com.



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