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Issue No. 126 - 20th December 2006
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[Switch on at the Café - Brownies Hospital Cheer - Carols in the Maltings - Live on the BBC - Boxing Day Quiz - Garden Store]
[Santa Stops Early in Ross] [Santa's Spectacular Arrival] [Around the School Nativity Plays]
[Christmas Fayre at John Kyrle High School]
[Jump Start - Helping Barrs Court - Oliver Twist at Goodrich - Helping Macmillan - Quiz at the Royal - Tick Tock]
[John Kyrle Retirement Club - Greeks at the Lea - Musical Invasion - Ross Town Council Agenda - Rugby - Weather]
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Big Switch-on at the Cantilupe Café

It was the event of the year! At least a dozen builders, white van drivers, solicitors, dentists, cleaners and members of the public turned up for the big switch-on of the Cantilupe Café Christmas Lights 2006.

To rapturous applause, local pinup girl Sheila, aided by assistants, Gill and Joan pressed the switch and the National Grid went into overdrive, having to pull in power from Europe as half a dozen fairy lights delighted the crowd. During the event those in attendance enjoyed a hearty breakfast, which included fried bread, eggs, sausages, bacon, beans, tomatoes, bread and butter and a mug of steaming hot tea at a mere £3.50 per serving.

That's my breakfast taken care of for Thursday! Half and half beans and tomatoes with mushrooms, tea - a splash of milk and no sugar, please.

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Hospital Cheer from Ross Brownies

Ross 3rd Brownie Pack dressed up in their finest Nativity costumes on Wednesday 15th December and entertained people at Ross Community Hospital by singing carols. After this performance the Brownies then went on to West Bank Nursing Home to entertain the residents there.

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Age Concern Carol Singers in the Maltings

Carol singers provided festive entertainment for Christmas shoppers in the Maltings on Friday, 15th December. The singers were collecting donations for Age Concern.

Included in the photograph below on the evening are Jean Wagstaff, Chris Hulbert, Judith Bartholomew, Janet Macdonald, Anne Gray and John Edwards.

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Ashfield Park Sing Live on BBC Hereford and Worcester

Members of the Year 2 to Year 5 Choir at Ashfield Park Primary School Ross sang a Christmas Carol live on BBC Hereford and Worcester on Wednesday, 13th December. The Carol they performed was 'The Gift' and included a beautiful solo, sung by Kieron Nelson.

BBC Reporter, Lizzy Lane was at the school for the broadcast and she spoke to the children and teachers. I took the photos below just before the broadcast began, whilst sound levels were being adjusted but I had to rush away to another venue so I listened to the performance on my car radio. It sounded great!

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Boxing Day Quiz for Macmillan

A special Boxing Day Quiz in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support is to be held at The White Lion, Wilton. The regular Sunday night quizzes at the pub have proved to be very popular and a good sum has already been raised by the regular teams for Macmillan since the quizzes began in late October. The quiz on Boxing Day will commence at 8:00 pm. Dave and Jacqui will be really pleased to see you there.

Wyenot News Featured Business of the Week
Ross Garden Store

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.

Visitors to Ross Garden Store shopping for Christmas trees and presents were treated to a performance of Christmas carols sung beautifully by Ross Choral Society on Wednesday 13th December.

If you missed Wednesday's performance you will have another chance to hear the choir on Tuesday, 19th December at 7:30 PM

The team at Ross Garden Store are always delighted to welcome visitors to their garden centre, which is situated on the Ashburton Industrial Estate, Ross-on-Wye. Whether your garden is large, small, window box or patio you will be surprised at the range of goods that are available. A wide range of Christmas items are currently in store. . . . .

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Ross Garden Store, The Engine Shed, Station Approach
Ross Garden Store, The Engine Shed, Station Approach
Ross Garden Store, The Engine Shed, Station Approach
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