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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]
[Friends Across The Pond - For Sale - Autumn by Mike Arnison - Football
- Rugby - Weather]
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Robots Champions For The Second Time
to robot driver, Thomas Horton, Gordon Townley, robot builder
and proud granddad, Peter Seabourne for their second successive
featherweight victory. The team came first for the second
year running at the UK Roaming Robots Championships held
the proud winners can be seen with their trophies at the
home of Peter Seabourne in Tudor Rise, Ross-on-Wye.
the expansion of children's centres, Home Start have been
fortunate enough to receive extra funding so that they can
support more families in the Ross-on-Wye and Ledbury areas.
Bently has recently joined Home Start Herefordshire as an
organizer. Heather now helps families in both the Ross and
Ledbury areas that have children under five and need support.
Families are carefully matched with fully trained Home Start
volunteers who give two to three hours of their time per
you would like to contact Homestart for information, to
become a volunteer or to offer your time as a trustee, please
ring Jo Grafton on 01432 371212.
in Wartime Britain', the Chelsea Pensioners of Ross exhibition
opened on Tuesday, November 14th at the Heritage Centre.
The exhibition recalls a period of the town's history more
than 60 years ago when Ross was host to evacuated pensioners
from the Royal Hospital Chelsea. Evacuees lived at Rudhall
Manor and Moraston House from 1939 to 1946.
of Ross, Councillor Phil Cutter officially opened the exhibition
which is based on a unique collection of photographs taken
by Herefordshire photographer Marjorie Wight in the 1940's.
Amand, a local historian, was lucky to find these pictures
depicting life at Rudhall, such as celebrations of Founder's
Day and also scenes of their rest and relaxation.
invited guests at the opening had direct links with Rudhall
in the 1940's. Norman Wildin's father worked for the owner
Major Morland as a chauffeur and groom. Hilda Williams'
father was a gardener and recalls exercising and grooming
the Morlands white Samoyed dogs, Snowman and Snowmaiden.
Marion Willavoys remembers on many occasions seeing the
pensioners in the town centre wearing their traditional
on display are items from WW2 including ID cards, ration
books, gas masks and fire fighting equipment. Gordon Amand
would like to thank Jon Nuttall of the Royal Hospital Chelsea
for his help and for supplying material for the exhibition.
Special thanks also to Mary Powell, who organized and set
up the exhibition.
exhibition can be seen at Heritage Centre until Sunday,
3rd December. Opening times, Tuesday to Sunday are 10.30am
until 4.00pm. A lift is available for those who need it.
at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Primary School and at Gorsley
Goffs Church of England Schools have been filling shoe boxes
with Christmas gifts, which will be distributed by 'Samaritan's
Purse' to orphanages.
at St. Joseph's Primary are Ellie Brooks, Luke Darwin, Dewi
Wilcox, Lydia Fisher, Danielle Gabb, Matthew Darwin, Abigail
Orton, Matthew Eakin, Tyler-Jamie Davies and Robert Claxton
who with other children at the school broke last year's
record by collecting 80 shoe boxes.
. . .
below with some of the many boxes collected by children
at Gorsley Goffs are Chris Gooch, Matthew Jones, Brydie
Stevenson, Harriet Edwards, Bethany Hewitt, Kian Goodings,
Tilly Da Cunha, Anna Jones, Luke Osborne-Ford, Alex Mason,
Imogen Gilbert-Walker and Rebecca Powell.
name is Lyn Happy and I live in New Zealand. I am urgently
trying to contact a Gloria and James (Jim) Neale, last known
address Ross on Wye , Herefordshire. Can you possibly locate
an email or mail address for these people. Please redirect
as necessary, I understand that this is probably not a common
request. Many thanks for your help Regards, Lyn Happy
you are able to help Lyn, please email me and I will pass
you her email address.
Palace Pound, Ross-on-Wye. Ref: P2270535_17 February 2004.
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