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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The weekly News Magazine for
No. 117 - 18th October 2006
Week - [Friends'
Meeting House - Funding Jamboree Trip - Wyenot News Business of the
[Money for Acorns - Matt's 21st - Lions Awareness Week - The Zebras
at the Prince of Wales]
[Charlene's 18th - Macmillan Raffle - Nancy's 80th - Nature Watch -
The Arts - Copyright Thieves - Rugby - Weather Station]
[Wyenot TV] [What's
to Z Site Map] [Property]
18th Birthday Charlene!
All those pubs you have been going to for all those years.
Now you don't have to drink Coke.
with Russell at the White Lion.
Macmillan Cancer Support Group recently received a bicycle,
kindly donated by Mr Rouse of Ross-on-Wye, to help with
fund raising. As a result, the group held a raffle at Morrisons
supermarket on Saturday 14th October. The bicycle was won
by Peter Dowsett, a food hamper by Mrs Hart and a bottle
of champagne was won by Mrs Gould.
The committee would like to thank Morrisons for their help
and all those who participated in the raffle. The £253 which
was raised will be going towards the Renton appeal. Thanks
to the generosity of Ross residents, we have sent £15,000.oo
so far this year.
80th Birthday Nancy!
Happy Birthday to Nancy Gibbons, who was 80 on Friday, 13th
October 2006! Nancy lives in Three Crosses Road and was
born in Ross-on-Wye. She celebrated her big day at the Conservative
Club with friends and family at a surprise party organized
by her daughter, Sandra Ashcroft and Victor Lovery.
Joyce Morris, Nancy Gibbons, Jean Walker and Topsy Davies. DSC_7366
Rosina Hardwick, Richard, Luke, Helen, Darren, Sandra and Liam Ashcroft,
Michael, Louise, Kate and Colleen Gunter, Stuart, Nina, Val, Nancy
and James Gibbons. DSC_7356
- Play at Whitchurch School
comments such as, 'I need good quality care from people
I know and trust' and 'I want my children to have fun, to
feel safe and happy' from parents at Whitchurch School,
the Governors committed themselves to promote and develop
an extended school care and 'wrap around' services for the
a very successful trial during the summer term, an After
School care facility called 'P.A.W.S.' was set up and is
now available. Mrs Wendy Windridge (BA Hons) and Mrs Kathy
Mace took up the positions of Senior Playworker and Assistant.
Both have many years experience working at the school and
Wendy is working towards NVQ level 3 in Playwork.
present the club runs from 3.15pm to 5.10 pm, and currently
there are sixteen places available. After OFSTED registration
the times and availability will be extended.
is devised to meet the individual and specific needs of
children aged between 4 and 11 years old, who attend Whitchurch
Primary School. Good old-fashioned play is the essence of
the sessions. Children have participated in many activities
ranging from den-making to ice-cream making and play outside
as much as possible. A snack and drinks are provided during
the session in line with P.A.W.S.' healthy eating policy.
group welcomes visitors and can guarantee a friendly, fun
time! 'In our opinion, as play workers, the greatest gift
we can give our children at P.A.W.S. Is the freedom to express
themselves in play.'
Thank you to Mike Arnison LRPS for sending in this beautiful
photograph of a Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis. Goldfinches
can be enticed into the garden with Nyger seed, which is
a poppy or thistle seed. It has to be dispensed via a special
bird feeder available from the RSPB or from garden centres.
nature photos from Mike will be appearing in next week's
edition of Wyenot News.
in the Rain’ by John Godber
Bare Bones embark upon their final touring production of
the year at The Savoy Theatre Monmouth on Friday 27th and
Saturday 28th October. They will then be taking the production
to five other venues in and around Herefordshire.
‘September in the Rain’ is a much loved piece by John Godber.
Based upon the lives of the playwright’s grandparents, all
of the incidents portrayed are real events, the recounting
of which became a background to Godber’s childhood.
their wedding, Jack, a Yorkshire miner, and his wife Liz,
have spent each September holiday in Blackpool. Now, in
retirement, they re-visit the scene of those holidays and
re-live the joys, the frustrations, the laughter and tears
of an ordinary marriage. Humour and pathos abound in this
Godber classic. Here is the English seaside holiday with
all it’s trimmings set against a backdrop of Blackpool in
it’s heyday. The boarding houses, the Tower, the Big Dipper,
donkeys on the beach, the waxworks and of course, the rain!
play should not be missed by anyone who has taken a UK holiday
at £5 are available from Bones Box Office (01981-540820)
or at the door. Performance dates can be found on the 'What's
Taylor to perform at St Briavels
The well known pianist Alexander Taylor makes a welcome
return visit to the Wye Valley on Sunday afternoon, 29th
thoughtful programming starts with a Bach Partita, contrasted
against some of Shostakovitch's short, concentrated preludes
and back to Bach with a piece from The Art Of Fugue.
period and the mood change after the interval, to music
by Brahms, Grieg and Liszt.
Briavels brands its concerts to guide the public on the
stage its performers have reached in their careers. Alex
last played for us five years ago, when he had recently
been named Commonwealth Musician of the Year. Since then,
he has given recitals at the major concert halls of Europe
and Japan, has played concertos with the BBC Symphony orchestras
and appeared in leading music festivals, including his own
"Pro-Artist" concert will give local music fans a chance
to track the progress of an outstanding musician.
The 3pm start time will be a welcome relief the day after
the clocks go back and the evenings get darker. Tickets
for the concert, at the door, are £12.00 (Members £9.00,
Up The Copyright Theives!
every single page of Wyenot News and on many places on the
main Wyenot.com web site there is a link to my 'Photograph
Information' page. [Here
is another link to that page] Copyright notices are
embedded into all photographs on this web site which are
protected. At the bottom of every single page of the whole
web site are more copyright notices and photographs are
further protected against 'right click' download by a Java
script blocking code.
21st July 2006, at the request of the promoter of an 'Evening
of Jazz', I went along to the Phoenix Theatre in Ross-on-Wye
to take photographs of the musicians involved. I did this
to help promote the people involved. I did it completely
free of charge in order to help and I used the resulting
photograph to promote both the concert and the Phoenix Theatre
by running a Wyenot News article. I did not send the photograph
I took to any newspapers, so I made no money from it at
all - it was purely a one-off Wyenot News Free Promotion
to help somebody out!
article was published in Issue No. 105 of Wyenot News and,
as I used theatre lighting, making taking the photograph
itself a lot longer process than the usual 'run in and take
a flash photo' type of job. Inclusive of processing the
photo, editing the article and building it into the news
page, the job took me about three or four hours plus expenses
but I did it for free.
don't mind this. I do it all the time for lots of people.
In fact, this is the reason I scrape by, counting the pennies
to get through every single day of my life but that does
not particularly worry me. If I were wealthy enough, I would
do everything for free because I am not interested in money
for money sake. All I want (need) is enough to live!
I find absolutely objectionable is when that help is abused.
In the case of the Jazz photo (reproduced below). Apparently,
the free advertising I gave this particular group was not
enough so they have taken my work without permission and
have used it on a 'myspace' web page. They have not only
bypassed the Java script protection to download the photo
from Wyenot News but have cropped off both the 'Wyenot News'
and 'Copyright' notices.
click here to view. It is a little down the page and
to the right. They have mentioned my name but not in connection
with the photograph. I am quoted as saying what the press
release (which all I did was edit) told me their performance
was like. I took the photo during rehearsal and did not
go to the actual concert.
2: Here is another example, this time of both of copyright
and bandwidth theft. It is perpetrated by Jehovah's Witnesses,
who have not only stolen my photograph, they are pulling
it from my web server which means that, every time somebody
visits their web site, I have to pay for the privilege.
I have changed the photograph in an appropriate manner and
can be viewed here. And
there was me thinking that one of the 'Ten Commandments'
was: 'Thou shall not steal'.
could go on. These are just a few I pulled 'out of the hat',
whilst scanning the log for the past few days'!
can detect photograph thieves within seconds, just by analysing
my web server log file! If you steal my work or my bandwidth
and use it without permission, you will get caught - even
if you crop the copyright notice! Doing that just shows
how well aware you are that what you are doing is wrong!
If I could afford to give it all away and work as a charity,
I would do so, willingly. I am afraid however that I am
not in a position to do this just at the moment and I feel
inclined to take legal action against the theives, who take
away my means of earning a living.
My originally published copy of the photograph.
Ross on Wye 24 Kingswood 8
Ross were back in league action on Saturday against an unbeaten
Kingswood team from Bristol and were looking to build on
their two previous league victories, as a win could see
them at the top of the league on Sunday morning.
Kingswood were always going to be a stern test for Ross
and they did not disappoint making a determined Ross side
work for every yard in an attritional encounter. Ross started
the brightest, instantly putting the Kingswood 10 under
pressure and winning a lineout on the Kingswood 22. This
set the pattern for the first quarter of the game as Ross
dominated territory, putting Kingswood under constant pressure.
Initially their midfield defence held firm, however after
ten minutes the Ross back line moved the ball quickly through
the hands and putting Dan Weston into space, he cut inside
the Kingswood 15 and scored under the posts. Ali Rees converted
putting Ross 7-0 up. Ross
continued to have the edge for the rest of the half. However
they were unable to breakdown a well organized Kingswood
defence and with the half coming to a close, had two kickable
penalties. Fortunately for Ross they were only able to convert
one of them and at half time Ross went in 7-3 ahead.
break seemed to have benefited Kingswood as they started
the strongest in the second half. With their rolling maul
working effectively, it was Ross's turn to defend,which
they did manfully and slowly began to gain the upper hand.
With the game finely balanced, Ross began to increase the
pressure. After a series of driving rucks deep in the Kingswood
22, Alistair Rees picked up and drove over out on the right
giving Ross a 12-3 lead with the game moving into the final
however refused to lie down and quickly laid siege in the
Ross 22. After a successful driving maul, they moved the
ball quickly right to score, closing the gap to 12-8 and
setting up a nervous last 10 minutes. Ross however finished
the stronger, taking control of the game up front. With
all the forwards working hard, tries from Gavin Oates and
Alistair Rees crowned a hard fought victory giving a final
score of 24-8 to Ross.
Saturday Ross have an away league game in Bristol against
Ashley Down Old Boys.
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, 9th October 2006
Temperature at 10cm Depth (°F)
Temperature at 30cm Depth (°F)
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