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Wyenot News - The weekly News Magazine for Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Issue No. 122 - 22nd November 2006
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[Roaming Robots Champs - Home Start - Chelsea Pensioners - Operation Christmas Child - Letters - Christmas Menus]
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Roaming Robots Champions For The Second Time

Congratulations 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 in Folkestone.

Below the proud winners can be seen with their trophies at the home of Peter Seabourne in Tudor Rise, Ross-on-Wye.

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Helping Home Start

With 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.

Heather 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 week.

If 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.

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Chelsea Pensioners

'Ross 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.

Mayor 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. Gordon 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.

Several 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 scarlet coats.

Also 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.

The 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.

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Operation Christmas Child

Children 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.

Below 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.

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Pictured 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.

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My 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

If you are able to help Lyn, please email me and I will pass you her email address.

Christmas Menus 2006

Are you looking for somewhere to enjoy a Christmas Meal with your family or for somewhere to hold your annual company Christmas Dinner?

Over the coming weeks, Wyenot News will be making menus from local restaurants available to view on-line or print.

Click the links below to view menus available so far in a separate window (close window when finished). Links are placed in order of when received. This article will be repeated with a different 'Winter' photo weekly until Christmas:

[White Lion Christmas Menu] * [The Bridge at Wilton Christmas Menu]

[Pengethley Manor Menu - 'Murder at the Manor' 8th December]

[The Castle Lodge Hotel] * [The Chasedale Hotel] * [Wilton Court Mulberry Restaurant]

[The Saracen's Head] * [The King's Head] * [The Prince of Wales]

If you advertise with and would like your restaurant's Christmas menu available to view on-line here, please post a copy to:
Wyenot News, 1, Hillview Road, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire. HR9 7EY.

This is a free service - available only to restaurants / pubs which are currently advertised on!

Palace Pound, Ross-on-Wye. Ref: P2270535_17 February 2004.

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