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No. 103 - 12th July 2006
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Ross Country Music Festival!
what can I say other than, 'what a fantastic weekend!'
I had in the past never really thought much about country
music as it is really just not my thing. When I was asked
to go along for the weekend and cover the Fourth Ross
Country Music Festival for Wyenot News, I have
to admit that I felt some trepidation. Within minutes
of arriving at the site on Friday evening however, I was
made to feel I as if I was among friends who had known
me all of my life. Those who attended were just about
the best and happiest bunch of people I have seen gathered
together in one place locally.
Country Music Festival, which took place at Ross Rowing
Club between Friday, 7th and Sunday 9th July is organized
annually by Colin and Ann Grey, with all proceeds going
to St. Michael's Hospice. On Sunday afternoon, Mayor and
Mayoress Phil and Chris Cutter attended the event, along
with St. Michael's Hospice Fund-raising Co-ordinator,
Lyn Gummer, taking a tour of the camp site and meeting
those who brought a small taste of the American Midwest
appearing at the show included; Rough Diamond, Closing
Time, Dave Sherrif, Ross-on-Wye's very own, Dobbsy, The
Ellis Brothers, Andy Bevan, Westride and Royston Jones.
are some pictures from the weekend below but I took far
too many to put on a news page - (591 actually). For those
who attended the event, I have made 396 of these available
to view in a special gallery. Please
click here if you would like to view the rest of the photos.
all country music fans. Next year's Ross Country Music
Festival is due to take place between Friday, 6th July
and Sunday 8th July. Artistes already booked are Dean
Austin, Dave Sherrif, Jim Edwards, Mel Paul & Mary
Lacey, Kalibre and Dobbsy. Come on Ross-on-Wye as well.
Stop moaning that there is nothing going on and let's
put Ross back on the festival map! Information from Colin
Grey on 01989 567995.
Westride, who appeared on Saturday evening in the marquee due to
light rain. DSC_2606
Rick and Annie Oakley from Shrewsbury arrived in this wonderful
home built, mobile log cabin. DSC_2372
and Annie Oakley's cabin by night. DSC_2657
Sheriff, Cody. DSC_2382
Lyn Gummer, Mayor and Mayoress, Phil and Chris Cutter, Colin and
Ann Grey officially open the event. DSC_2697
Closing Time. DSC_2750
Line dancing in the Sunday sunshine. DSC_2810
Dave Sherrif. DSC_2821
A 'Trilogy' of respect for the fallen in battle concludes the weekend
Hour Table Tennis Marathon for Acorns
most of us are aware, The Acorns Children's Hospice
is in crisis at present. Many local people are trying to
help by raising funds in various ways, not least the White
Lion Table Tennis Group. A twenty four hour table tennis
marathon is to be held at The White Lion Inn, Wilton from
12:00 noon on Saturday 22nd July until 12:00 noon on Sunday
23rd July, with pairs taking a half hour shift at at a time,
including landlords of The White Lion, Dave and Jacqui Newman.
people have sponsored this event already and it is hoped
that more funds will be raised during Saturday evening when,
during the live entertainment provided by local duo 'Little
Sister', buckets will be passed round, to help boost the
total raised. Spokesman for the event, George told us that
the group have enough players to complete the marathon,
but they will appreciate any donations collected during
the evening. Why not go along and help this very important
cause whilst enjoying a great evening of live music.
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