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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The weekly News Magazine for
No. 107 - 9th August 2006
Week - [A
Very Successful Ross Town Carnival 2006]
2006 - Carnival Winners]
[A Historic Carnival Guided Tour - More Carnival Photos - Odd Object
Winners - Nursery Road Community Gardens]
Macmillan - Nesting Place - The One that Didn't Get Away - Monmouth
Finale - Letters - Weather Station]
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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
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.
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.
you would like a guided tour organized for your group please
contact the Heritage Centre for further details.
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.
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.
forms returned were very close and so runner up prizes are
awarded to those who didn't quite get there. The following
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
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
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.
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.
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.
entered her and the gardens into the Heart of England Neighbourhood
Award Contest for 2006.
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.
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.
receiving her First Prize certificate from Susana Piohtee of Herefordshire
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