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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The weekly News Magazine for
No. 114 - 27th September 2006
Week - [Welcome
to Ashfield Primary - Alfred Evans - Jump Start - Home Start - Grammar
at the Nag's Head - Sign Language - Ben and Zeke - Heritage Centre]
[Aerial Ross 2006 - Readers' Photos - RiB Awards - Rowing Club - Weather]
[Wyenot TV] [What's
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As a present for his 50th birthday, Glyn Williams (my friend
across the street) was given a Champagne Flight in a hot
air balloon. Glyn took the flight on Sunday, 17th September
and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I did actually see
the balloon fly overhead whilst I was in the office preparing
last week's news and was aware that Glyn was on board but
by the time I retrieved my camera from the house, it was
a little too distant to photograph showing people in the
kindly gave me copies of the photos he took of Ross-on-Wye
for Wyenot News. Four of these are reproduced below.
first is taken from above Gloucester Road and gives a clear
view of the Market House and St. Mary's. Photo no. 2 shows
a clear view of the Maltings and Broad Street. No. 3 shows
virtually the whole town centre, with Station Approach and
Morrison's to the bottom. Photo no. 4 shows the junction
of Hill View Road and Three Crosses Road. My own garden
can be seen in this (with the high hedge and large tree
- to the right of the passing cars) and Glyn's house is
directly opposite, in Three Crosses Road.
Thank you to Julie Andrews for sending in these beautiful
photographs of sunset over Orcop Hill near Ross-on-Wye.
If you would like to see your scenic photos published in
a future issue of Wyenot News, please email in highest resolution
available (so that I can reduce them in size as this helps
to maintain the best image quality) by
in Bloom Awards 2006
The Annual Presentation of Awards Evening for Ross-in-Bloom
2006 will be held this week. During the evening invited
guests will be collecting their gold and other major awards
in this years competitions. The full list of all results
will be printed in the press within the next few weeks.
There is an interim reference list of all winners so far
available at the Heritage Centre. A full list will be available
after the awards evening which will include surprise results.
year saw 585 people gaining awards for their floral displays
and for services to the community with Community Spirit
Awards. The following received Retired/Disabled Individual
Garden Awards in this years Ross-in-Bloom Judging in the
competitions. In this competition gardeners have to be nominated
for a visit, as the judges do not know who qualifies for
this category without this information.
11, 20, 27, 32 Cottage Park. 14 Goodrich Court. 16, 18,
22 Grammar School Close. 29 32, 38 Smallbrook Gardens.3
Vectis Close. 34, 39 Bernard Hackett Court. Flat 3 Ross
Court. Rettie Chapel Road. Willow Leas Greytree. Silver:
3, 12, 46 Goodrich Court. 15, 21 Cottage Park. 2 Wallace
Hall Row. 31, 34, 39, 44 Smallbrook Gardens. 7 The Mead.
Cherrian Ledbury Road. Flat 11 Ross Court.
Silver Gilt: 23, 5 Cottage Park. 35 Smallbrook Gardens.
57, 60, 9 Goodrich Court. 6 Merrick Place. 8 The Mead. 8
Wallace Hall Row, 9 Bernard Hackett Court. Flat 16 & Flat
6 Ross Court.
Gold: 15, 16 & 17 Bernard Hackett Court.
Other Private Gardeners:
Bronze: 12, 23, 43 Brampton Road. 55, 6, 8 Three Crosses
Road. 7 Kennedy Place. Coln Cottage Mount Pleasant. 8 Brampton
Avenue. 22 Oaklands. 39 Primrose Close. 58, 65, 72 Verschoyle
Gardens. 9 Orchid Close. 1 Cawdor Gardens. 1 Greytree Road.
1 Homs Road. 46, 55, 61 Nursery Road. 6, 9 Morley Square.
Wessington Trenchard Street. 10 Sandringham Close. 12 Overross
Farm. 32 Court Road. Arosfa Walled Garden. 13 & Woodhay
Blake Avenue. 15, 34, 7 Park Walk. 22 Gresleys. 7 Waterside.
8 Milton Terrace. Lamorna Alton Street. 10 Walford Avenue.
12 Walnut Tree Close. 4, 28 Purland. 4 Erdington Close.
41, 49, 73 Tudor Rise. The Bungalow Chapel Street. Tudor
Rose Tudor Street. 6 The Shrubbery. 1 Redwood Close. 103
Roman Way. 3, 12 Laburnum Close. 13 Rowan Close. 20 Duxmere
Drive. 3 Goodrich Close. 4 Corinium Road. 5, 6 Juniper Place.
3, 9 Pencraig View. 7 Blackthorn Close. Caprice Sixth Avenue
Close. Fairview Third Avenue. Larches Greytree. Linden Second
Avenue. Stoneleigh Fourth Avenue. 14 Parsons Croft. 3 The
Close. Flat 3 Cantilupe Court.
Silver: 16 Mayhill Road. 22 Brampton Avenue. 4 Brampton
Road. Hawarden Cottage Cawdor. 16 Orchid Close. 26, 37 Primrose
Close. 2, 49 Nursery Road. The Waltons Prospect Terrace.
1 Rudhall Close. 48, 54, 50 Court Road. Heaven Scent Walled
Garden. Redwing Ledbury Road. 10 Beechwood Place. 6 Penyard
Villas & Arlington Weston Grove. 22 Alton Road. 23 Gresleys.
7 Milton Terrace. Brookside Alton Street. 14, 39 Purland.
32 Middleton Avenue. 4 Redhill Road. 8 The Shrubbery. Blenwood
Hawthorne Lane. 1 Corinium Road. 1 Danum Road. 2 Vectis
Close. 1, 2 Blackthorn Close. 11 Backney View. 2 Blackfields
Cottages. Bri Alin & Peppercorns Fourth Avenue. Chez Nous
& No 24 Third Avenue. Jalna & Rose Cottage Greytree. Summer
Place Sixth Avenue. 12 The Glebe. Westlea Hildersley. 21
Silver Gilt: 4, 11 Three Crosses Road. 2 Brampton Road.
2 Wallhouse Road. 19 Orchid Close. 4 Foxglove Close. 20,
60 Nursery Road. 11 Brookmead. 6, 12 Rudhall Close. 2 Chatsworth
Close. 26 North Road. Oakdale Gloucester Road. 11 Park walk.
20 Blake Avenue. 21, 23 Alton Road. 16, 34 Purland. 24 Tudor
Rise. 31 Middleton Avenue. Foxgloves & Lawrenny Cleeve Lane.
1 Lincoln Close. 12 Vectis Close. 5 Danum Road. Ashbridge
& Papillion First Avenue. Kimberley Fourth Avenue. Roma
& Ty Cae Fifth Avenue. The Sheillings Sixth Avenue Close.
8 Parsons Croft. White House Hildersley. 1 S Mary's Court.
20, 23 Crofts Lane.
Bronze: Cottage Park.
Silver: Goodrich Court & Rosedale Retirement Home.
Silver Gilt: Bernard Hackett Court & Merton House Hotel.
Gold: Ross Court.
lists for the Gold Private Gardens, the Overall Winners
and the Community Spirit Awards will be published next week
with the report for the Presentation Evening. All other
awards will appear the week after. All certificates were
sent out by post in August. Any omissions are purely unintentional.
Junior Rowers Achieve a Clean Sweep
The winter training season of head racing (time trailing)
commenced last weekend at Monmouth. Ross Rowing Club had
15 entries and took home 6 victories. The Junior squad achieved
yet another new height with each entered crew winning their
event! This is unprecedented, especially when you considered
that Ross Juniors were up against all local rowing schools,
such as Haberdashers and Kings Worcester. The successful
crews were , Wj15 4x+ of 5 quad of Hannah Jones, Hannah
Lewis, Jasmin-Brandram Jones and Georgina Watling with Frazer
Blackwood Coxing; Wj16 4x+, Sarah Woolf, Fiona Rogoff, Jessica
Preece and Emily Preece , Frazer Blackwood coxing, Wj162x
Hannah Lewis, Jasmin-Brandram Jones; Open J152x . Dan Hunt
and Dan Moran, Open j16 1x Borris Darcy.
Junior wins were added to by the veteran crew of Phil Palmer,
Clive Snell, Brain Fountain, Howard Copping with Sheron
Dean Lucas coxing. The men's squad lost out in the Snr 3
eights by half a second and men's Snr 4 sculler Joe Bunting
was pipped by just 3 seconds over the 2250 meter course.
is an excellent start to the time trail season and indicated
the quality of oarsmanship and enthusiasm at the Ross Club.
The club will be celebrating the culmination of a successful
season at the Regatta Ball on the 21st October, held at
the Chase hotel.
are the successful Ross Junior Academy squad members.
Weather Station Readings
Ross-on-Wye Weather Station is located by the tennis courts
and bowling green at 'Crossfields' and is one of the important
stations around the country which regularly sends data to
the Meteorological Office. This is why Ross-on-Wye is sometimes
mentioned on the BBC weather reports. It is currently still
a manually monitored station and readings are taken twice
per day by husband and wife team, June
and Rex Swallow.
for week commencing Monday, 18th September 2006
Temperature at 10cm Depth (°F)
Temperature at 30cm Depth (°F)
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