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No. 120 - 8th November 2006
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at Windsor Castle
choir of Hereford Cathedral Junior School will sing Choral
Evensong at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on Wednesday,
music will be conducted by Head of Music, Jon Weller, and
will be accompanied on the organ by John Challenger, an
ex-pupil of the school and the current organ scholar at
the past four years, the choir of HCJS has sung evensongs
in Hereford Cathedral and Tewkesbury Abbey. Later this year
they will spend five days in Edinburgh, singing at both
St Mary's Cathedral and St Giles' Cathedral on the Royal
month's trip to Windsor will be part of a two day trip that
has captured the pupils' enthusiasm.
their return, the HCJS Choir are due to sing at the turning
on of the Christmas lights in both Hereford and Ross-on-Wye.
left is John Challenger, who will be accompanying the choir
(below) on organ at Windsor Castle.
World War II, many people were evacuated to Ross-on-Wye,
including schools and individuals. One lesser know group
who arrived in 1939 were the Chelsea Pensioners. They came
to stay in the safety of Rudhall Manor and Moraston House.
recently there has been little mention of their visit other
than the odd letter or small report in the local papers.
Gordon Amand has a collection of photographs of their stay,
which he has put together for an exhibition at Ross Heritage
with some memorabilia of items used during the war, the
photographs give a wonderful insight into the lives of the
Chelsea Pensioners whilst they were guests of the town.
There is a memorial to those who died whilst they were in
Ross in St Mary's Churchyard, which is always acknowledged
at this time of the year on Remembrance Day.
year being the 60th anniversary since they finally left,
in 1946, as well as the month of Remembrance for those who
fell in war, it was deemed a very appropriate time to display
Charles II founded the Royal Hospital in Chelsea over 300
years ago in 1682. Sir Christopher Wren designed it in line
with a similar idea of a hospital for veterans founded by
King Louis XIV in 1670 in France. Over 25000 veterans of
the British Army have lived there since the Battle of Tangier
in 1662, causing it to be enlarged and improved many times.
They have fought in virtually every land campaign undertaken
by the British Army since then.
the Royal Hospital is the largest ex-Service home in the
United Kingdom with residents aged between 65 years until
well into their 90's. The hospital provides a real home
for veterans, together with a sense of belonging, which
reflects their military values.
exhibition will be at the Heritage Centre from 13th November
until 4th December. Opening times are 10.30am to 4pm, Tuesday
to Sunday. Closed on Monday. For further details telephone
01432 260675 during opening hours.
To Your Brain
upon a time… as the story begins, The Courtyard - Herefordshire's
Centre For The Arts - teamed up with Herefordshire Libraries,
to put together a special project that would enable children
from all over the county to explore the importance of reading,
and the magic of imagination!
creating a flexible, portable, yet inspirational setting,
The Courtyard is able to 'tour' local community venues (such
as libraries), and create the perfect atmosphere for storytelling,
small-scale performances and reading. Welcome To Your Brain
is the end result! This fantastic story comes from writer
Therese Collins who took her inspiration for the story from
the young people of Herefordshire, who also influenced the
design of the piece.
Finds himself locked in a library after dark amongst strange
creatures drawn from the shelves, all desperate to feed
a weird and wonderful machine.
aim of the project is to reach out to those aged under 12
to enable them to feel confident in a library environment,
as well as encouraging them to pick up a book and get lost
in their imaginations! The Courtyard also hopes to build
invaluable relationships with the regional libraries, which,
in turn, will help to promote children's literature as a
Welcome To Your Brain was a great success when it was performed
at The Courtyard last month and the residents of Ross-on-Wye
now have the chance to see it performed locally.
will be two special performances at Ross Library on Saturday
18 November at 10.30am and 2pm. Tickets cost £1.00 and are
available from Ross Library, Cantilupe Road, Ross-on-Wye.
Telephone: 01432 383280.
are limited, so book your tickets now!
Congratulations to John and Hilary Draper of Broome
Farm at Peterstow. Due to their hard work
on the premises, their natural ability to make guests feel
welcome and comfortable, whilst providing them with excellent
cuisine in their Cider Press restaurant, John and Hilary
have been upgraded to a four diamond award by the Heart
of England Tourism Board. We wish them continued success.
below is the intimate dining room at Broome Farm.
is an international organization, the University of the
third Age and is made up of unique groups of people who
hold monthly meetings to learn and share in the knowledge
of a wide variety of subjects. These subjects include languages,
wildlife, creativity, the arts and many other interesting
welcomes new members to join them. The only criteria for
membership is that you are not in full time, gainful employment
and that you have an interest or subject that you are willing
to share with others.
next general meeting of U3A will be held at the Larruperz
Centre on Monday 20 November at 2.30 pm when Mr David Hill
will give a talk on 'Hidden Signs in Herefordshire'.
members are welcome to attend and further details can be
obtained from the membership Secretary, Mrs. Stephens by
telephoning 01989 763166.
Chick', Amy King!
was 11 years old on
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