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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The weekly News Magazine for
No. 118 - 25th October 2006
Week - [Creepy
Crawlies Invade Ross Library - Wyenot News Business of the Week]
[Bridge at Wilton Restaurant of the Year - Thank You - Lea Primary News
- Pirates of St. Joseph's]
[Phoenix Fashion Show - Advent Market - Gorsley Goffs News - Playgroup
Harvest - Quiz - Christmas Menus - Fireworks]
[Autumn in the Forest - Man on a Mission - More Friends' Pics - Genealogy
- Ledbury Station - Rugby - Weather Station]
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The Phoenix Theatre played host to a fabulous fashion show
on Wednesday 18th October. The show was organized by Madame
Butterfly of Broad Street along with the League of Friends
of Ross Community Hospital and raised a grand total of £625.20
in aid of the new endoscopy unit.
theatre was packed to capacity and the audience enjoyed
a wonderful display of fashions which were modelled by health
service employees and local teenagers to a professional
standard and staff from Peter Hickman hairdressers gave
their time to style the models' hair
abundance of refreshments was provided by the league of
Friends and the theatre bar did a brisk trade. The raffle
raised over £100 thanks to prizes sponsored by Madame
Butterfly, Stella by Starlight, Peter Hickman, Crows Feet
and the Seven Seas restaurant.
. . .
The Chairman of the League of Friends expressed her thanks
to Sally Bundy of Madame Butterfly, Lawrence of ID2, who
designed the posters and tickets, Colemans, who photocopied
the posters and all of the sponsors. She also thanked the
models, comperes, Gordon Beard and Denise Hall, Phoebe Madrell
who produced the background music and Ian Godsave who arranged
the lighting. Finally the Chairman gave thanks to the Phoenix
Theatre for hosting the event and the Ross Gazette for their
League of Friends A.G.M will take place on Thursday 9th
November at 18:45 at Ross Community Hospital, where the
head of endoscopy, Professor Brown will give a talk and
a tour of the new endoscopy suite.
in Bloom Advent Market, November 2006
Chairman of Ross-in-Bloom, Margaret Lucas, has arranged
for the Annual General Meeting for 2006 to be held on 8th
November at 7.30pm in the Heritage Centre. All are welcome
to attend to find out what the plans for Ross-in-Bloom next
is looking for more volunteers to give up some of their
spare time to help with the Heart of England in Bloom Campaign
for next July. Anybody able to help with photography, preparing
the portfolio, planning the day and the route, and other
aspects connected with this prestigious event for the town
would be very welcome. If you can help but are unable to
attend, please contact Margaret and let her know. Time given
need not be excessive, as little as an hour a week will
help a great deal.
colour scheme for next year's Ross in Bloom will be Red,
White and Blue. 2006 will be the 50th Anniversary of the
visit to Ross by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and the Duke
of Edinburgh, as well as the 10th Anniversary of the opening
of the Heritage Centre and so this colour scheme is thought
to be very appropriate.
the huge success of the History Fun day in 2005, a further
project is being planned for 2007, in which everybody will
be able to take part. Full details will be announced at
are organizing a repeat of last year's very successful 'Advent
Market for Crafts and Charities'. All are invited to take
part. The pitch fee will be £5. An official booking form
will need to be completed and pitches paid for in advance.
All participants will need to provide their own table. Space
inside is very limited, traders will need their own cover
to protect against possible inclement weather. Stall holders
are encouraged to dress festively for the day. The
date for this event is Sunday 26th November, between 10.30am
and 4pm. Traders in the town are encouraged to open for
year this proved to be a much better alternative for traders
than late night shopping and it is hoped many will take
part again this year. The Town Band has been invited to
play during the afternoon. Booking forms have been sent
out to those who have previously supported Ross-in-Bloom
at previous events such as this and are also available from
Mary or Sue at the Heritage Centre or on 01989 563056 before
work with and support other groups in the town. All proceeds
from the Advent Market will be donated to Ross Pre-school
Newly elected school councillors at Gorsley Goffs have been
busy meeting with the head teacher, Mr. Humphrey and introducing
themselves to their assigned classes. The children have
already discussed and written their code of conduct and
are looking forward to talking with, helping and listening
to other children.
councillors have an important job in discussing school issues
with the other children and then working with the staff
to continually make the school a better place.
above with Head Teacher Richard Humphrey are councillors
Matthew Badham, Hannah Gooch, Rhona King, Oscar Hughes,
Jessica Waters, Megan Davies and Secretary, Alice Harper.
The pupils at Gorsley Goffs held their Harvest Festival
service at Gorsley Baptist Church on Thursday 19th October.
Each class was involved with the service with songs and
poetry to celebrate harvest. The children collected various
food items to support Acorns Childrens' Hospice, a representative
from which came to talk to the children about their work
during the assembly.
the photo, Elizabeth Powell, Charlie Collard, Mia Parry,
Ariadne Victor-Trott, Ben Blethyn, Ollie O'Neill, Emma Blake,
Tom Sutton and Head Teacher, Richard Humphrey can be seen
with some of the Harvest gifts of food.
During the Summer term and holiday an extension and refurbishment
programme took place at Gorsley Goffs School to improve
the quality of school life for both staff and pupils.
work included an extension to the toilet block, an enlarged
and refurbished cloakroom area and the refurbishment of
a classroom. All members of the school are really pleased
with the results of the work, saying how much brighter and
cleaner the facilities are and how much easier it is now
to look after their school things.
Teacher, Richard Humphrey said: 'I saw this work as a priority
for the school when I was appointed here three years ago.
It seems to have taken a long time to complete the whole
planning and building process but it has been well worth
the wait. The Children and staff are thrilled with the results
and it has certainly made a difference to the working conditions
for everyone. The childrens' faces lit up on the first day
of term when they saw the improvements.'
the photo, Phoebe Matthews, Holly Clack, Kian Goodings,
Matthew Pickett, Isabella Felton, Rebecca Green and Head
Teacher, Richard Humphrey can be seen in the new extension.
for Harvest at Gorsley Pre-school Playgroup
Pictured below are the children of Gorsley Pre-school with
their first Harvest collection. Food collected will be going
to Gorsley Christ Church, where it will be forwarded to
the 'Shepherd House Centre' in Newent and distributed between
the elderly, young and disabled.
second photograph: initially I asked the group of children
to hold fruit and 'say sausages' to get them smiling but
one little boy insisted that I take another photo of him
saying 'pear'. There you go: 'The Boy Who Said Pear'.
Your Knowledge at the White Lion and Support Macmillan
Starting on Sunday, 29th October at 8:00 pm, the White
Lion at Wilton will be holding a weekly Sunday
Fun Quiz. The cost of entry is £2.00 per person with
a maximum 5 in a team. The winning team takes all at the
end of each quiz night, except for the last Sunday in every
month, when all money taken will be donated to Macmillan
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Lions will be holding their annual Bonfire and Fireworks
night on Saturday, 4th November, at the Chase Hotel.
year's show will include a promotional activity from the
Creative Learning Centre; music, light shows and more.
The gates will open at 6.00.
Bonfire at 7.00.
Fireworks at 7.30.
£4 children £2.
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