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News - The weekly News Magazine for
No. 116 - 11th October 2006
Week - [JKHS
Supporting Macmillan - National Bookstart Day - Congratulations Kevin
[Charity Meet for Bikers and Trikers - Cards for Good Causes - Helping
St. Michael's Hospice - RiB]
[Big Dipper Race - Rugby - Faces from the Past - Letters - One nice
thing happened this week - Weather Station]
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Dipper Race at Upton Bishop
The Big Dipper Race at Upton Bishop took place on Sunday,
1st October. The day started with two Children's Fun Runs
which were held around the playing field before the main
event. Aged from 5 to 15, the front runners were at an impressive
main event started promptly at 11am and the thunder and
lightning rolling around in the distance did not dampen
the spirit of the fifty eight runners who entered the first
Upton Bishop Big Dipper.
seemed to enjoy the challenge of the circular 5.6 mile road
based course, incorporating some testing hills and torrential
rain showers, following the country lanes from Upton Bishop
to Kempley and back. Ranging in age from 21 to 63, and broken
into four classes, there was a good mixture of both keen
club runners and fun runners travelling from as far as Halesowen,
Bristol and Cardiff to compete. They were rewarded with
a unique T-shirt plus tea and cakes at the Millennium Hall.
thanks to the marshals who helped keep the event safe and
successful and, hopefully, it may become an annual fixture.
Avonvale 3 Ross on Wye 113!
After a successful two weeks in the league, Ross took a
break on Saturday to take on Avonvale from Bath in the National
Junior Cup. The great thing about the cup is it throws you
against sides you have never previously played. Avonvale
had not played Ross before so Ross travelled to Bath, quietly
confident but unsure of their opposition.
trepidation was quickly dispelled as Ross took an early
7-0 lead with a Huw Bellamy try converted by Chris Gage
and although Avonvale pegged Ross back to 7-3 with a penalty
after 8 minutes, this was the first and last time they were
to trouble the scorers.
Ross tries came thick and fast as they were too quick and
clinical for the Avonvale defence and with both the lineout
and scrum working well, Avonvale hardly got their hands
on the ball. When they did, an aggressive Ross defence invariably
knocked them back and forced the turnover.
first half tries from Adam Clements (2) Chris Gage, Chay
Brine, Simon Gwynne, Dan Weston, Gavin Oates and a further
three from Huw Bellamy, Ross went in at half time 73-3 ahead.
second half proved no different from the first,and with
Avonvale now tiring, Ross added further tries by Dan Weston,
Huw Bellamy (2), Wayne Bishop (2) and Dave Mince, all of
which were converted by Alistair Rees.
the contest one way traffic and the score reading Ross 113
Avonvale 3, the referee decided to blow for full-time after
60 minutes. The victory now puts Ross into round 2 and they
await their next opponents.
2nds also travelled down to Bath to take on Coombe Hill
and after conceding an early lead fought back well too push
them hard but the final whistle came too soon, with Ross
just falling short by 22-19.
Ross sides have games next Saturday with the 2nds away to
Hereford 3rds and the 1st playing Kingswood at home in the
league. Both games kick off at 3:00pm.
From The Past
Whilst looking through some of the photographs I took during
the very early days of Wyenot.com, I came across the three
previously unpublished pictures below. It seemed a shame
to let them just 'gather dust' on an old hard drive under
my desk . . .
Nicholls was a shopkeeper in Ross for many years and below
his is pictured in July 2000, outside his Brookend Street
Gerhard Ernest Feedon was a well known character about town
and was often seen out walking with his dog, Rex around
the Brampton Street area of town. He is pictured below in
his Nursery Road flat a few months before he died, in 2001.
George Nicholls in July 2000.
Ernest Feedon, known as 'Tony' with his dog, Rex in 2001.
Ross & District U3A
wonder whether you could publicize a meeting that is due
to take place on Monday, 16 October? The Ross & District
U3A hold a meeting at the Larruperz Community Centre at
2.30 on the 3rd Monday of each month.
the October meeting, Mr Keith Harman will be giving us a
talk about 'Dowsing'. The organization is run by older people
for older people but there is no lower age limit - the only
stipulation is that the person is no longer in full-time
members are welcome to attend.
thanks, Rosemary Oddy (Mrs) Chairman
Hamsters at the Savoy
were dancing in the aisles......well, Theresa and I were
anyway. The Hamsters played a ZZ Top and Jimi Hendrix set,
excellently executed. BUT, how do people manage to sit still
whilst listening to such music? We couldn't!
Hendrix numbers took me back to the last time that I was
at The Savoy, in Monmouth. It was to watch the film WOODSTOCK.
Must have been very early '70's.
very enjoyable evening. Thank you very much for the tickets,
problem - glad you enjoyed it! I would have come along myself
but I was photographing elsewhere on Saturday evening and
had to be away early the following day. I watched Woodstock
in East Ham - 1970/1. Remember it well. I went with a girl
called Frances Groves and I've still got the original vinyl
albums, in good nick.
See you this coming Saturday evening at Paul's gig! Prince
lunchtime dance class at Bishopswood
sent an email a couple of weeks ago to let people know that
the Wednesday lunchtime class at Bishopswood did not take
off and to ask what would be the best day/s of the week
for you and also am or pm. Thursday is out completely and
I could only do a class on Monday much later in the afternoon.
I think some of the emails may have gone astray in the ether
as I have only had one reply so far. (Snail mail hasn't
produced any responses, either!) Do let me know so that
I can see whether your availability coincided with a space
in the hall timetable.
wishes, Helen. Goddess Message Cards - mini-sized FFI visit
really nice thing happened this week . . .
For reasons I shall not go into, on a personal level this
past week has been one of the worst weeks I can remember.
I have found myself despairing at the human race and wondering
if it is all worth while. However one really nice thing
also happened this week . . .
Wyenot News I was recently contacted by an old friend of
mine, Harold Curren, better known as 'H', from the Dagenham
Roundhouse days of the early 1970s.
Roundhouse was a regular live rock music venue, in which
I virtually lived during that period of my life, as I have
mentioned several times in the past. Funding permitting,
a film is currently being made about 'The Village' and within
the next few weeks the producers will be visiting Ross-on-Wye
to film an interview, for which I am currently trying to
retrieve dim and distant memories from deep within the grey
matter. It all happened around 35 years ago, plus or minus
Monday of this week I had to be in London to collect some
friends from the airport but I went a day early, with Matt,
who is a clone of my former self both in thought and physical
appearance. We stayed in Essex on Sunday, taking the opportunity
to visit my Mum's grave and stay with my Dad. Whilst there
we went to visit H, at his home in Dagenham and we had such
a fantastic time. H and I had not seen one another since
1975 but looking at old photos, the memories came flooding
alias Johnny Angelo, alias Robert Louis, alias . . . has
been a reader of Wyenot News, since he found it a month
or so ago. H, my old friend - It was just so great to see
you again! I have thought about you often over the years,
Bernice remembers you, sends her regards and Tina had heard
a lot about you before you contacted me. Having lost touch
so long ago, I never imagined that we would meet again -
the world wide web is such a fantastic place. Your sense
of humour remains a legend. How somebody could get away
with having their photo in the newspaper virtually every
week under a different alias, with such fantastic stories
(Ancient Spanish coin found in Dagenham garden while planting
cabbages) is just amazing! You would never get away with
that here because everybody knows everybody. I am really
looking forward to our next meeting.
during the early 1970s.
during the early 1970s.
H and partner, Jean in Dagenham, Essex on 8th October 2006.
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, 2nd October 2006
Temperature at 10cm Depth (°F)
Temperature at 30cm Depth (°F)
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