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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The weekly News Magazine for
No. 127 - 27th December 2006
[Happy New Year - Christmas Lunch at the Ryefield Centre - Looking
to the New Year]
[Prize Giving at JKHS - Photo Galleries] [Matt
Beddard Memorial Disco - Around the Nurseries]
[JKHS Celebrates Christmas at St. Mary's - Nature Watch]
Game - Ross Town Council, Keeping you informed - Weather Station]
[Wyenot TV] [What's
to Z Site Map] [Property]
News would like to wish all readers a
Day Happiness at the Ryefield Centre
was not the only one to give good cheer on Christmas Day.
Over fifty lunches were provided for the lonely elderly
of Ross and District, or those elderly who would not have
prepared a Christmas Dinner, by the Ross Lions, the WRVS,
the Ryefield Centre and friendly volunteers. Six lunches
were delivered to the homes of some of the intended guests
who could not attend the Ryefield Centre for various reasons.
elderly guests were collected by volunteer drivers and delivered
to the Ryefield Centre where they were made welcome with
a glass of something to warm them up. After mixing with
their friends, having a friendly chat with the volunteers
and a few drinks, they were treated to some rousing bagpipe
music played by the locally well known Scots Piper Alan
the meal started the guests were given a warm welcome by
the Mayor of Ross, Councillor Phil Cutter accompanied by
his wife, Chris. The Mayor wished them a happy Christmas
and a wonderful time at the event. A sumptuous meal of Turkey
with all the trimmings was served followed by Christmas
pudding, mince pies and coffee. The meal was accompanied
with wine and soft drinks.
the guests were eating, soft background music was played
by Maggie Pridgeon of Llangrove on an organ, making for
a lovely atmosphere. Once the food had disappeared Santa
arrived and handed gifts to the guests. Everybody entered
into the spirit of the Season and really enjoyed themselves.
lunch finished with the singing of carols accompanied on
are extended to all who helped; members of the WRVS, the
Ross Lions Club, Dennis Humble and his family for the use
of the Ryefield Centre and the organizing of the event,
volunteers, Alan Harrison and Ross Lion, Gordon Lucas, who
was Santa for the morning. Heartfelt thanks to you all.
at the Christmas Day event. Ref: DSC_1703
and Mayoress, Phil and Chris Cutter with Scots Piper, Alan Harrison.
Pope, Lorraine Wallace, Janet Cross-Jones, Sandie Cotterell and
Debbie Grifiths serving lunch. Ref: DSC_1679
elderly of Ross enjoying the Christmas lunch. Ref: DSC_1681
pridgeon providing carols on the keyboard. Ref: DSC_1683
Humble and Sandie Cotterell serving pudding.Ref: DSC_1702
makes an after lunch visit. Ref: DSC_1711
to the the New Year
to the last Wyenot News of 2006. The last few weeks
have been a very busy time for me and with only one day
available for page preparation, I am afraid I have had to
rush through writing the text in this issue. I hope there
are not too many mistakes.
have been trying to pick out a couple of personal favourite
events covered during the year but I have enjoyed covering
all of them during 2006 pretty much equally. I guess if
I had to pick just a few I would go for the White Lion Real
Ale and Cider Festival, during which not a drop of alcohol
passed my lips and the performance by '70s rock band, 'Man'
at the Monmouth Festival. The latter for purely selfish
reasons of nostalgia which date back to my Dagenham Roundhouse
have enjoyed photographing and filming otters on the River
Wye at Ross but now I am looking forward to 29th December.
On this date, an event is taking place at which I intend
to relax and indulge in far too much beer while watching
my favourite local rock band, The Zebras at the Prince of
Wales. I hope you will join me! The following night I shall
visit the White Lion and then photograph those seeing in
the new Year at Ross Market - that's usually one of my favourite
year has been a great success for most accommodation establishments
in the area, with the tourist season lasting far longer
than expected. Here at Wyenot News the year brought
a mixture of extreme highs as well as some extreme lows
and for the first time in the six years of maintaining the
web site, the lows began to take over in my head and I seriously
began to ask myself the question, why bother (dot com)?
past week has answered that question for me though and has
more than given me the will to continue! Support and help
to resolve difficult situations has arrived in from all
directions. I now know for sure that I am not just writing
and uploading pictures every week for nothing. 2007 is going
to be the turnaround year for Wyenot News so that
as well as bringing business to the area, it starts to earn
me a living!
am going to have to put up advertising costs. I have no
choice in this matter but advertising will still be very
affordable and extremely effective. By far the majority
of those advertising on Wyenot.com have already told me
to do this and have said that they would not hesitate with
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is going to be a great year for Wyenot News and for my family!
I hope it will be happy and prosperous for you and yours
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