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Issue No. 111 - 6th September 2006
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Llangrove Flower Show

Llangrove and District Gardening Society held their annual Flower Show awards at Llangrove school on Saturday 2nd September. There were many fine exhibits produced by people of all ages on display for the judges to see. These included single roses, beautiful floral arrangements, gardens on plates, home made jams, chutneys and cakes and vegetables, amongst others. There were delicious refreshments available throughout the day and a raffle was held during the afternoon.

Cup and prize winners are listed below the photographs.

Children's plate gardens: Thomas Green, Helen Ackerman, Harry Bisser and Alistair Green. DSC_5542

Cup winners, Mary Wall, Maggie Pridgeon, Jane Oakley, Bill Webb and Sheila Howarth. DSC_5552

Anne Whiteley, Lynette Knowles and Gill Hicks with their show entries. DSC_5558
Cup Winners
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y Llangrove Cup - Most points in show Mary Wall
Division one Llangrove Gardening Society Cup - Highest points Bill Webb
Division two Llangrove Gardening Society Cup - Highest points G. Hicks
Division five Llangrove Village Hall Rose Bowl - Highest points Mary Wall
Division six Llangrove Gardening Society Silver Salver - Highest points J. Oakley
Division one Perpetual Challenge Cup for the next most points M. Pridgeon
Division two Roger Robson Memorial Cup for the next most points L. Knowles
Division five Perpetual Challenge Cup for the next most points Sheila Howarth
Division six Perpetual Challenge Cup for the next most points D. Woodbine
Cups and Prizes for Best Exhibit in Show
Division one Harry Stancer Memorial Cup - (vegetables) Lynette Knowles
Division two Harry Wall Memorial Cup L. Knowles
Division four For Handicrafts Mary Wall
Division five Bert Hall Memorial Cup (Arrangements) S. Howarth
Division six Margaret Storer Trophy J. Oakley
Division seven For Childrens' Exhibits Classes 48, 49 & 50 Thomas Green


Letter from China

Hello from NW Sichuan in China (On the Tibetan border).

My wife, her son and my son (from Dymock) are off to Lhasa on the new train tomorrow. Are you interested in the tale? 58 hours and 4000kms.

Yes, I'm still here after three years and very settled, probably forever. Teaching in two wonderful schools, own a timber-framed and panelled 'English' pub, 'The Flags', complete with darts and pool and football tables and with our own super home.

What do I miss from England? Well I can drink thirty different foreign beers so that's no problem. The weather is great, winters short and mild. The cost of living is a seventh here of UK's. I listen to Radio 2; use Columbian coffee beans; read all the papers online; can buy perfectly packaged DVDs for 35 pence and have 2000 songtracks on the computer. I miss good bread. That's it.

It's all very civilized, safe and clean here in my city, with very few foreigners.

Thanks for all your efforts to keep people like me in touch with Ross. They might tack your effigy somewhere prominent one day as a reminder of your saintliness.

Take care,

From Ralph who used to live in Ross.

Thanks Ralph. Nice to hear from you on the other side of the world.

Your wife and sons' story would be very interesting to run! If possible, with a photo or two.

Not sure about the last bit - there are plenty here who would be only too willing to stick pins in it and I'd end up with my head in a sling.

The Walfords

Hi Alan,

I was recently given this postcard which came from Ebay and I was told that it was Walford Herefordshire but I can't seem to find any details about it. Is there any chance you could put out a request for information in your next issue of Wyenot news?

Simon Clarke

Are you able to help Simon? If so, please email and I will put you in touch.

Yippee! It's Christmas!

I am a little disappointed as Christmas started late this year. I usually leave my Christmas shopping until Christmas Eve but thought I would get a little more organized this year and so, on Friday, 1st September I went about the supermarkets in town looking to buy some Christmas goodies. There were nothing festive to be found in any of them though and I gave up hope, thinking, 'What am I going to do? Time is ticking by and there are only 115 shopping days left'.

It was not until I went out the following day to pick up the more mundane necessities of life, such as toilet rolls and chocolate biscuits that my faith in commercialism was fully restored. Christmas had begun in earnest at last, with an isle being prepared for the Season of Goodwill. I only had my pocket digital camera with me at the time and the battery was virtually flat but I did manage to squeeze the shot below out of it.

I can already feel the chill of winter snow approaching, hear the distant sound of sleigh bells ringing (not forgetting Slade in the Maltings) and I look forward to seeing the first house in Ross fill the night sky with bling. I'm so excited in fact that I didn't get a wink of sleep last night.

One hundred Brownie points for the first person to send in a photographs of September mince pies on sale (preferably with the 'use-by' date visible).

Let me be the first to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

On the second day of Supermarket Christmas,
My true love gave to me;
Twelve rolls of Andrex, One advent calendar,
And a packet of Morrison's chocolate digestives.

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