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Issue No. 107 - 9th August 2006
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A Historic Carnival Guided Tour

Sue May of Ross Heritage Centre conducted a Historic Guided Tour around Ross for carnival week, assisted by other staff members of Ross Heritage Centre. Those taking part enjoyed a three-hour tour of the town on a very warm and sunny afternoon. Starting at the Market House they were able to visit many places not noticed before and learn a little bit about the history of streets as well as buildings and park areas of the town, including Old Gloucester Road, The Prospect, and the Riverside.

The tour finished at the Friends Meeting House in Brampton Street, where those taking part were able to partake of a delicious, and greatly appreciated, afternoon tea. This had been provided by Julia and Norman Richardson, who also gave the group a conducted tour of the Meeting House and Gardens, together with detailed accounts of the alterations being made for easier access for all.

Ross Carnival Committee are very appreciative of the Heritage Centre for organizing this event and to Sue May for agreeing to lead it. They are also extremely grateful to the Friends for their hospitality and very enjoyable visit. Not many local people know about the Meeting House, which is open to all during the day and this was an ideal opportunity to make the 'Friends' and the history of local Quakers known to local residents.

If you would like a guided tour organized for your group please contact the Heritage Centre for further details.

Ross Town Carnival 2006 - More Photos

Forest Emeralds Majorettes. DSC_4255

The Colburn Family. DSC_4275

Ross Ramblers. DSC_4280

Fun 2 Sea Nursery 'Pirates'. DSC_4208

Terry's Digital 'Ghost Busters'. DSC_4220

Ross Pre-school as 'The Wizard of Oz'. DSC_4260

Happy Birthday to Lydia Ellis, who was 5 on Saturday, 5th August!

Odd Object Competition Winners

Over five hundred forms were given out this year for the annual Carnival Odd Object Competition. Forty-three traders took part on each of the two walks, A and B.

Ross Carnival Committee are very grateful to those who did take part. However, some of the traders who had agreed to take part didn't at the last minute or were late putting their object into their windows. There were also those who decided at the last minute they would put in an object even though they had said they would not be taking part this year. These were taken into consideration when the entries were marked. This change of mind is very unfortunate for the volunteers who put this event together as the forms need to be collated and printed ready to give out on time and alterations can be very costly financially and in time to the Carnival Committee, who have to reprint.

Correct forms returned were very close and so runner up prizes are awarded to those who didn't quite get there. The following gained prizes:
First - Liz Samuel of Brampton Abbotts and Billy & Charlie Powell of Glewstone.
Second - Kristina Garcia of Brampton Abbotts and Sophie & Katie Lewis of Ross.
Runners up - Emily & Billy Mince, Daniel, John & Georgia Pearce, Louise & Jonathon Cross, Sophie & Cally Leith all of Ross.

The Town Barber in High Street put in a object, for which they agreed to award an extra prize of a Gents Haircut to the person who guessed the correct use of it. The object was an Archery Bow Stringer, a traditional craft. Nobody guessed the correct answer. However Grace & Hannah Poole together with Reanne Hullet were the nearest and they win this extra prize.

Everybody who entered can be assured that, if their answer was obviously geared towards the object, they were awarded a mark when the forms were checked on Friday night.

The first and second prizes were monetary whilst the runners up as above all receive a mug. All of the above prizes are available at the Heritage Centre if participants would like to collect them. A reference copy of the full list of answers to the objects can be seen at the Heritage Centre until the end of the school holidays.

Nursery Road Community Gardens

Rita Haggett was very successful in July when she won first prize in the Herefordshire Housing Association garden competition for 2006. Judges visited Rita twice and on the second visit presented her with a certificate and gardening vouchers.

Ross-in-Bloom entered her and the gardens into the Heart of England Neighbourhood Award Contest for 2006.

Rita hopes to travel to Birmingham on Friday 6th September to see how she got on. She has once again entered the Best Street competition for Ross-in-Bloom, the judging of which is continuous until the end of September.

Rita would like to thank everyone who has helped with the gardens no matter how large or how small their contribution. Without this help from the rest of the community there would have been no successes.

Rita receiving her First Prize certificate from Susana Piohtee of Herefordshire Housing.

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