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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The weekly News Magazine for
No. 122 - 22nd November 2006
Week - [September in the Rain - Helping Barrs Court - Children
In Need - Use the Photos - Business of the Week]
[Roaming Robots Champs - Home Start - Chelsea Pensioners - Operation
Christmas Child - Letters - Christmas Menus]
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In The Rain by John Godber
In The Rain is a charming tale of how one couple Liz (Margaret
Baldwin) and her husband Jack (Dave Baldwin) reminisce about
the annual one-week holidays they have had at Blackpool.
would be very easy to think the subject matter would not
make for a very interesting piece and it is a credit to
John Godber that he has created two great characters with
whom the audience want to engage.
a bare stage, two chairs, two suitcases and two deck chairs
the set is typical Godber 'minimalist'. With so little to
work with it is a further credit to the acting abilities
of Margaret and Dave Baldwin who bring the characters alive.
is still possible to see the production as Barebones have
two more venues to play at. Next is Brockweir village hall
on Saturday the 25th of November and the following Saturday,
the 2nd of December in Cwm yoy village hall. For ticket
office details please visit the Barebones website www.bare-bones-theatre.co.uk
or phone the box office: 01981 540820.
Raise Money for Barrs Court
was had by all at JKHS on Friday, 17th November. The head
of VI Form, Mr Rob Wallace (alias Bob the Builder) led the
students in a fun packed day with the aim of raising money
for a Herefordshire Charity. It was a non-uniform day for
the school. Pupils paid a donation of £1 to be allowed to
turn up at school in their leisure clothes. Students, Danny
Dean and Adam Darmody raised sponsorship money when they
both turned up in very convincing fancy dress! The VI form
students also dressed up. The theme for the day was 'fairy
tales', hence the appearance of 'Bob the Builder'.
from the serious academic work, the highlight of the day
was an entertaining concert given at lunchtime by the staff
band. Watch out Take That!
Schools Support Children In Need
at local schools helped children less fortunate than themselves
by taking part in 'Every Penny Counts' fund raising activities
for 'Children In Need' on Friday.
Goodrich Primary, a Stripy and Spotty dress theme was adopted,
along with a Spot Hunt. Children covered spots with coins
and a total of £200.00 was raised. In the photo with
teacher, Mrs. Claire Jeavans are Ethan Kimberley, Harry
Davies, Max Rollinson, Holly Harwood, Lara Banks-Martin,
Jaydn Deiloedt, Ellie Jones and Anna Freer.
. . .
and Stripes at Goodrich Primary. Ref: DSC_9266
Bridstow Primary, children collected Pennies for Pudsey.
They collected money in a bucket and paid to go to school
dressed as pirates. BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester visited
the school on Thursday and during a live broadcast, children
raised £150.00. A further £55.00 was raised
. . .
Pirates of Bridstow. Ref: DSC_9251
Gorsley Goffs, Year 6 Councillors provided cakes for children,
who placed coins on a coin trail. In the photo are Ben Goulding,
Tom Gilbert-Walker, Freddie Hemmingway, Max Hughes, Rhona
King, Hannah Gooch, Jessica Waters, Alice Harper, Megan
Davies, Matthew Badham, Tara Harris and Chloe Matthews.
for Coins at Gorsley Goffs. Ref: DSC_9245
Oh, go on then - use the photographs.
of this issue of Wyenot News, I have decided to remove the
photograph anti download protection on most future pages
of both Wyenot News and Wyenot.com in general and make the
images available for use on other web sites, printing or
emailing to your friends etc..
read these terms and conditions before using any photo from
this web site.
you wish to use a photo from an earlier issue, please read
the above terms and conditions then ask, quoting the full
url of the page. I will remove the blocking code from that
page, when it is convenient for me to do so (though I also
reserve the right not to do so if the page contains content
that I really do not want used). I would go back and take
the protection off all pages of the web site now but I am
sure you will understand that there are thousands of pages
on Wyenot.com and doing so would take me just about the
rest of my lifetime.
reason for this new decision is that, quite frankly I am
sick of the stress caused by chasing those who have been
taking them anyway, without permission.
Something which happened earlier this week (mentioned in
my page three article, which I wrote before this one) made
me think, 'Is worrying about the photos being stolen worth
it?' The worrying absolutely does my head in and if I add
up the money I make from selling prints, it is just not
worth making myself ill over it.
did not set out to become a photographer, neither do I class
myself as such. I have no formal qualifications in the subject
and took up photography as a means to an end for this web
site as I could not afford to pay for a professional. I
worked in an office for thirty years and as a postman for
two. My formal qualifications are in Graphic Design, Printing
and Radio Transmitters. I was deemed a waste of space at
school (mainly through 'scientific experiments, which virtually
always resulted in an explosion of some kind or other) and
I even failed my Cycling Proficiency and Eye Tests.
known as a photographer myself is just something which happened
by accident as a result of Wyenot News. In reality, the
label, 'photographer' is something I am embarrassed about
and it is not a label that I actively seek. My only hope
from life is to make enough money to live, wear a woolly
hat, act generally in an eccentric manner, persuade Jehovah's
Witnesses to 'do something amazing' (give blood) and maybe
help the local community somewhere along that road.
has taken six years but a little advertising revenue is
now beginning to come in from Wyenot.com. I would emphasize
the word 'little' here at the moment but support for the
web site is building quite rapidly and at last I see light
at the end of the tunnel and possibly even a bright future.
My problem is that I have had six years of virtually no
income whilst getting the web site known and I need to catch
up with this. If support continues to arrive in as it is
at present, I hope that the next six years will sort this
problem and I will eventually be able to remove my 'hoody'
when walking past the bank.
hope you find the hundred thousand or so local photos available
here some use in promoting your business, school or charity
organization via your own web sites. Please however, do
not forget to read and adhere to the terms and conditions.
They are extremely important, especially those about crediting
photographs used with a hyperlink to www.wyenot.com and
about hotlinking. The first will aid with making Ross-on-Wye
a prosperous town by bringing more visitors to Wyenot.com
and eventually to the town itself. The second will help
by keeping my expenditure down, which is currently vast.
While everybody else benefits from Wyenot com, keeping it
going is still a real strain on my personal financial resources
as everybody seems to want something for nothing - human
nature, I guess. If these rules are ignored, I may as well
give up now, write off the past six years to experience
and take up train spotting; or something else equally financially
added later: Since I published this article last night,
requests for me to email my full sized originals, 'for desktop
images' have literally flooded in. Sorry but 'No, not at
this time'. There are some images on this site already which
may be used as desktop images. They can be looked up in
under 'F' for free stuff. The most common of these requests
has been for local winter scenes. I will take care of that
by making some 'wallpaper' winter scenes available, once
this year's Christmas Card season is out of the way.
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clarify a matter which has been causing some confusion
of late: Wyenot News is an independent publication
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