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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The weekly News Magazine for
No. 119 - 1st November 2006
Week - [Farm Theft - St. Michael's Hospice Awards - Life
of a Major-General - One World Week - Business of the Week]
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From Hildersley Farm
A Manitou 731 materials handler worth £37,000 and
a Ford TS90 tractor worth £15,000 were stolen from
Hildersley Farm during the early hours of Wednesday, 26th
October. The items were driven through a 'neatly lifted'
hole in a farm fence and were seen driving along the Ross
Bypass by a member of the public at around 4:00 am.
Manitou has since been recovered. It was spotted parked
in a lay-by at Llangua, on the Abagavenny to Hereford road
by an observant farmer, who mentioned that he had seen it
to the sales representative who had actually sold the machine
to Martin Boynton of Hildersley Farm.
below: Martin Boynton of Hildersley farm on Friday, by the
open door of the building in which the Manatou was stolen
and again on Monday, 30th October with the recovered machine.
The tractor is still missing.
Michael's Hospice Awards
Amongst the 43 people at Bartestree Village Hall receiving
awards for 20 years and over of voluntary work for St. Michael's
Hospice were local volunteers from of Ross, Nell Badger
and Anne Gray. The awards were presented by Actress Ann
Bryson who has appeared numerous TV presentations including
Only Fools and Horses.
and Anne's award was for 23 years of fund-raising for the
hospice. Nell now at the young age of nearly 94, is still
the active treasurer of St. Michael's locally and works
in the Ross Hospice Shop of a Saturday afternoon.
local group is a small one with Audrey Lightbound, Eunice
Baldwin, Cynthia Brain, Vera Nicholls and Colin Gray all
doing 'their bit' for this worthy cause.
Life Of A Major-General At Ross Heritage Centre
An exhibition commemorating the life of Major-General Simcoe
was officially opened by Mayor and Mayoress, Phil and Chris
Cutter at a buffet tea and wine preview on Saturday, 28th
November. Major-General Simcoe died 200 years ago, on October
26th 1806. The exhibition is currently taking place at Ross
Heritage Centre and will be open to visitors until Sunday,
. . .
Chris Cutter, Dr. Ann Parker of the Gwillim Memorial Committee,
Mayor Phil Cutter and Jo Dawson G.M.C.
on Saturday evening. Ref: DSC_7867
like Lord Nelson or the Duke of Wellington, Major-General
Simcoe does not have any major battles to his name, he had
a distinguished military and administrative career. During
the American War of Independence he personally developed
the tactic of skirmishing behind the enemy lines. He did
this in SAS style, rather than fighting major battles with
their inevitable casualties and he was revered by his troops.
an Administrator, his five years as Lieutenant Governor
of Upper Canada laid the foundation for the independence
of Canada from the United States, at a time before the frontiers
were fixed. Major-General Simcoe founded the City of Toronto
and prevented slavery, amongst other achievements.
in England, Major-General Simcoe organized the defence of
Devon, Cornwall, and Somerset against Napoleon's threat
of invasion, from 1797-1805. French plans revealed orders
to cut the main roads between Plymouth and Portsmouth. Like
Hitler, Napoleon changed his mind and England was reprieved.
Simcoe was always backed by his remarkable wife Elizabeth
Posthuma Gwillim, herself adventurous and talented. Elizabeth
came from the Whitchurch Gwillim family who owned The
Old Court from 1600 to 1868, which is now a hotel.
She was an orphan and met her husband through strange twists
of fate. They had eleven children and both loved this area,
often visiting their favourite Aunt Sophie, at The Old Court.
Grave Enclosure, a Grade ll listed monument,
was built in 1744 and is in St.Dubricius' Churchyard, Symonds
Yat. It had fallen into ruin but was recently restored,
thanks to Heritage Lottery funding and grants from Leader
Gwillim Memorial Subcommittee of the Whitchurch Parochial
Church Council is running the current Heritage Centre exhibition.
An all-day exhibition of missionary and aid societies, supported
by the Churches of Ross-on-Wye and District, entitled 'Mind
The Gap' took place at Ross Market House on Friday, 27th
October to mark One World Week. Various charities and aid
organizations, large & small put on displays showing a variety
of efforts being undertaken by the churches and people of
below on Friday at the market are Patricia Wilkinson, Clare
Viner, Pat Dazeley, Val Allen, Mandy Stephens, Jenny Houghton,
Eileen Kemp, Philip Dazeley, Marnie Archer, Tony Archer,
Julia Richardson and Isabel Pebody.
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in historic High Street, Ross-on-Wye, Truffles is a delightful
Olde English style delicatessen, where Richard and Hayley
Mayo are the proud purveyors of many locally produced fine
foods and beverages.
and Hayley are keen to support local Industry, for example
their extensive range of cheeses come not only from the
well known cheese producing counties, many are produced
as locally as May Hill, Hereford and Malvern. A 'Ross-on-Wye
Honey' is also available and Truffles also stock a range
of very local wines, ciders and spirits, including a variety
of fruit gins and even a medieval mead.
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