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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The weekly News Magazine for
No. 125 - 13th December 2006
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[BBC Live Flood Reports - Santa is coming to town - Dress as your favourite
pop star - Fallen tree - Business of the week]
Christmas Play - Hosanna Rock at Weston Primary]
[Gresleys Help Macmillan - The Gresleys Illuminations]
[The Bright Lights of Ross]
Travel - Carols in the Maltings - Physics of Santa - Macmillan Christmas
Quiz - Smoking Ban - Rugby - Weather]
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BBC Flood Reports on the High Water Levels in Ross-on-Wye
of the River Wye at Ross reached a peak on Wednesday, 6th
December. Levels were not the highest they have ever been
by a long way but with horrible wet, blustery conditions
persisting over England and Wales for several days last
week, levels are likely to remain high for a while.
the two night shots, which were taken on Wednesday, 6th
December you can see virtually the same scene the following
morning. Water levels had dropped about ten inches over
night and the picture does not look anything like as pretty
without the moon lighting the clouds and a couple of stars
poking through the gaps. The red life buoyancy aid to the
bottom left, can be used as a gauge, showing how much the
water level dropped over night.
had dropped further by an inch or two on Friday and several
feet on Sunday but had risen to the previous Wednesday's
levels again by the morning of Tuesday, 12th December.
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stuff: click to download a Windows Wallpaper version. Ref: DSC_0456
closer shot of Ross from Wilton. Ref: DSC_0463
days running last week I was woken early in the morning
by a phone call from the BBC asking me if I would go down
to the river and do a live flood report on the radio. I
hope they came across OK because on both occasions I had
only had about four hours sleep due to collecting Tina from
work during the early hours. It was a pleasure all the same.
I wrote the paragraph above, I have broadcast the BBC live
flood report a couple more times and will continue to do
so during high flood risk periods. It feels quite weird
standing by the river and chatting to Howard on the phone
live on the breakfast show. I'm half asleep just minutes
before hand, thinking, 'suppose I can't think of something
to say' and I never remember to turn the radio on on the
way down to the river, so cannot place what I do eventually
say in context with the rest of the show. I have been stopped
in the street several times though since last Thursday and
told that it comes over well. The Beeb telephone me later
in the day and tell me the same thing so it can't be all
Taking the top photo of this series was not an easy task
with the camera and tripod being buffeted about in the high
winds but I think the effort was worthwhile. I have made
this picture available for use as 'desktop wallpaper'. I
am currently using it on my network computers and it looks
pretty good - especially on the high resolution monitor
used for graphics. If you click
here or the photo itself, a larger version will
open in a separate window for free download. Please stick
to the terms
and conditions though and don't change it or
following morning. Ref: DSC_0488
Bridge. Ref: DSC_0492
is Coming to Town on Saturday
will be coming to Ross-on-Wye this coming Saturday with
an advance party of elves to give all the Children in Ross-on-Wye
who go to visit him at Ross Market an early Christmas present.
The fun will begin with a torchlight procession along Brookend
and Broad Street by Cubs, Scouts, Brownies and Ross Phoenix
Majorettes at around 4:00pm and presents will be given out
at the market a little later.
Saturday morning last, I met Santa in the Maltings who,
along with members of Ross Carnival Committee helped him
raise some money towards the enormous cost of providing
these extra presents for the lucky children of the town.
took time out to pose for a photo with local children, Cassie
and Maisie Tucker and Molly Brine. Sharon Heaven also joined
in for the photo shoot and so did Colin Gray of the Carnival
As Your Favourite Pop Star and Support the Teenage Cancer Unit
very special disco has been arranged for Friday 29th December
in memory of Matt Beddard, who died of a brain tumour in
his early teens. Matt was a very brave and popular boy,
who's friends have often taken part in fund raising events
to help support the Brain Tumour Trust, the Teenage Cancer
Trust and Birmingham Childrens' Hospital. The disco is being
organized by Matt's mother, Mel Beddard and Kim Parsons
and will take place at The Royal Hotel, Ross-on-Wye from
7:30 pm until 11:30 pm. Mel and Kim hope that the event
will raise a lot of money for these charities.
dress code is fancy dress i.e. come as your favourite pop
star. There will be a bar available, nibbles and lots of
great raffle prizes, so dig out your best dancing gear and
head to the Royal Hotel on Friday 29th. Mel and Kim will
be very pleased to see you.
are available from Ross Health and Fitness Centre and cost
£8.00 per adult and £4.00 per child.
Alder Tree on Bulls Hill
Bull's Hill road was closed to traffic due to an Alder tree
which fell in gusty winds on Thursday, 7th December. With
the help of Councillor Simeon Cole, Gary Symmonds and Dennis
Watkins of Herefordshire Jarvis Services, the road was later
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