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Issue No. 123 - 29th November 2006
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The Mayor Lights Up Ross for Christmas

The official switching on of Ross-on-Wye town centre's Christmas lights took place at 4:45 pm on Friday 24th November. Despite the cold, damp weather, many people turned out to watch the switching on ceremony which was performed by Ross Town Mayor, Councillor Phil Cutter. Well done, Phil. You and your team have done a great job, as always!

Apart from the switching on of the festive lights, spectators were treated to a selection of carols which were beautifully sung by the Hereford Cathedral Junior Choir who battled through a long traffic delay in order to give their performance.

Ross Baptist Church also played a big part in this event and gave a terrific puppet performance, which began with Rocking Around the Christmas Tree which everybody thoroughly enjoyed.

Thanks to Tim Shelley of Ross Baptist Church for taking over the movie camera and filming the puppet show. I have had a look and you did a grand job. I will look into the music copyright issue and if your license covers it, I will run the film on WNTV soon. If not, I will put it onto a DVD for you to show at the church.

Pictured below are some of the scenes from the evening. I will get out over the next week and photograph the lights properly, in all their glory. I would have done it over the weekend but there were so many events to cover on Friday, Saturday and Sunday that I just did not get the chance. As soon as the lit up houses start to appear, I'll capture some of those also. Stand by to be dazzled!

Mayor and Mayoress, Phil and Chris Cutter with the Hereford Cathedral Junior Choir on Friday. Ref: DSC_9564

A view of Broad Street. The ghostly green is light shining on droplets of moisture in the air due to the long exposure. The trails in the road are car lights for the same reason. The long, small aperture exposure is also why the streets look void of people. They were moving too quickly to get picked up. How to make a busy place look like a ghost town! Ref: DSC_9557

Hereford Cathedral Junior Choir. Ref: DSC_9578

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Ross Baptist Church Puppets. Ref: DSC_9598

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Bridstow Christmas Fair

Bridstow C of E Primary School will be holding their PTFA Christmas Fair on Friday, 1st December. Attractions on offer include lots of stalls selling Christmas food and present ideas. A raffle with great prizes will be held and refreshments will be available. There will be craft activities for children to take part in while you shop, so why not take this opportunity to support the school and local crafts people whilst buying some of your Christmas presents?

Wyenot News Featured Business of the Week
The Nesting Place

As a free additional benefit to those local businesses supporting, every week Wyenot News chooses one local business at random to feature in the current issue of the weekly on-line news magazine.

The Nesting Place is a family run carpet and soft furnishings shop which is situated in Brookend Street in Ross-on-Wye. Proprietors Brian and Christine have a wealth of experience in this industry, over thirty years in fact, so you can be assured of sound product knowledge and excellent customer service. There is a huge range of carpets and flooring to choose from at The Nesting Place, from luxurious soft pile to sink your feet into to the very hard wearing Rhino Flooring. All of these come in a range of styles and leading brand names.

The service does not stop at merely selling you a carpet, however. The Nesting Place have their own team of fitters who will not only fit your flooring, they will also cut awkward doors to fit so that the job is completed in a totally professionally manner. . . . .

For further information, click here to go to the Nesting Place page on

The Nesting Place, Brookend Street, Ross-on-Wye.
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