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Issue No. 108 - 16th August 2006
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Ross Live! 2006

Ross Live! 2006 began on Saturday, 12th August with a programme of varied events which will continue over the next two weeks. On Saturday, a lunch time organ recital by Adrian Partington at Ross Baptist Church began the annual event and this was followed by an evening performance in St. Mary's, Ross-on-Wye of Mozart and Handel, given by the Musical and Amicable Society Baroque Orchestra.

Sunday saw the Bluesy Susie Band and some fine jazz at the Bandstand and on Monday, the first in a series of workshops took place at Ross Market House. 'Drumlove', a group of drum players, teachers and makers from Worcester encouraged passers by to join in with a drumming circle.

Below are photos taken at or during rehearsals for the various events so far and more will follow next week, along with any reviews of concerts received.

Details of 'Ross Live!' events can be found on the 'What's On?' page and information about 'Ross Live!' itself can be found on the 'What is Ross Live?' page.

Musical and Amicable Society Baroque Orchestra at St. Mary's on Saturday. DSC_4534

Adrian Partington prior to giving a lunchtime organ recital at Ross Baptist Church. DSC_4525

The Bluesy Susie Band at Ross Bandstand on Sunday. DSC_4568

Lesley Willcocks, organizer of Monday's Drum Workshop at Ross Market which was provided by the Hereford Music Pool as part of the 'Ross Live! Outreach Programme'. Lesley asked me to point out that she is pregnant, not fat!. I can see that by the 'future mum' look in your eyes, Lesley. DSC_4593

Patrick and Paul of 'Drumlove' provide drum entertainment with audience participation. DSC_4573

Drumming for all ages at Ross Market. DSC_4577

Drumming for all ages at Ross Market. DSC_4580

Wyenot Visitor Figures July 2006

I had intended to publish these figures two weeks back but due to this that and the other have only just managed to find the time. July was a busy month with well over 3/4 million 'hits' and 129 thousand page views, bringing the pages actually read by visitors over the past twelve months to over 1.2 million (and the 'hits' figure to over 6.5 million).

On the average day in July, 1,207 people viewed 4,184 pages of The most visited pages were the 'Home' page, followed as expected during the tourist season by 'Accommodation', followed by 'Wyenot News'.

All of the July visitor figures are virtually double those of the same month in 2005. Visitor figures more or less doubling every year has been a trend since the web site first went live in December 2000.

Visitor Statistics for during July 2006
Monthly Statistics for July 2006
Total Hits 795988
Total Files 616097
Total Pages 129709
Total Visits 37431
Total KBytes 13344869
. Avg Max
Hits per Hour 1069 3887
Hits per Day 25677 36831
Files per Day 19874 29699
Pages per Day 4184 6748
Visits per Day 1207 1491
Kbytes per Day 430480 669567

Visitor Statistics Summary for - August 2005 to July 2006
Summary by Month
Month Daily Avg Monthly Totals
Hits Files Pages Visits Sites Kbytes Visits Pages Files Hits
Jul 2006 25677 19874 4184 1207 16417 13344869 37431 129709 616097 795988
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
Totals 106572153 326213 1204966 5051862 6556622

Ross Baptist Collecting for Romanian Orphans

Members of Ross Baptist Church are collecting items which can be sent out to help children in orphanages in Romania. They have recently linked up with Hope Carriers Trust, a charity based in Hereford which regularly takes items out to Romania.

Tim Shelley, the Minister and Team Leader of the church said, 'sadly, the awareness of the poverty of many people in Romania, including children, still goes unnoticed. We have a wonderful opportunity to share some love, joy and hope into many lives, just by donating items we have in our homes which we hardly use. We would like to encourage anyone in the Ross area to join us and donate items. We are delighted that Gwalia Hire have kindly donated the use of a seven and a half ton lorry for two days to take items to the depot in Hereford.' Chris Parkin from Gwalia said, 'when we heard about the project, we had no hesitation in wanting to be involved. Many people in our local community use our vehicles, and in a simple way we also have the opportunity to improve the lives of children as far as Romania.'

Ross Baptist Church are looking for a number of items which can be used in the orphanages including mattresses, linen, clothing, shoes, tools, toys and play equipment. Unfortunately, they are unable to send electrical or breakable items. People are asked to pack items in boxes or bin lines with a label stating which items are enclosed. The lorry will be in the church car park at the bottom of Hill Street on Monday, 21st and Tuesday, 22nd August between 9am and 5pm. For more information contact the church office on 01989 566966.


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