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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The weekly News Magazine for
No. 135 - 21st February 2007
racing driver launches mobile chemo unit - Sir Stirling Moss OBE - Business
of the week]
Croft Meets Nature - Half Term at Ross Heritage Centre]
[Win tickets for Sgt. Pepper - Open Music - Web of Activity - Ross Round
- Museum on the Move - Public Notices]
[Ken the Medieval Pie Man - Saturday - Underwired at the Prince]
Junior Colts - Congratulations, Major - Leadership Development - Nature
Watch - Fun in the snow at JKHS]
Photos - Zebras at the Rowing Club - A Rogue's Gallery - Theft from
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tickets for Sergeant Pepper's Love-in in Monmouth!
With The Beatles 'Love' album riding high in the charts,
2007 looks set to be a year full of Fab Four nostalgia.
The immortal lines: 'It was twenty years ago today, Sgt.
Pepper taught the band to play' first hit the airwaves in
1967, which was also the year of 'The Summer of Love'. To
celebrate the fortieth anniversary of 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely
Hearts Club Band', one of the UK's most respected Beatles
acts, will be performing the entire album live at the Savoy
Theatre, Monmouth, on Saturday 3rd March.
Pepper's Only Dart Board Band is touring 'Sgt. Pepper's
40th Anniversary Show', throughout the UK. The tour reaches
its peak in June with performances scheduled at the Glastonbury
Festival and Liverpool's Cavern Club.
performing the album in full, the Dart Board Band will complete
the event with a second half of Beatles hits from every
phase of the Fab Four career.
Pepper's Only Dart Board Band recently celebrated ten years
as tributers . Their past performances have been acclaimed
from the Cavern to Krakow, not only for their astonishingly
accurate live renditions of songs The Beatles themselves
sometimes never actually performed on stage, but also for
their irreverent, Beatle-like wit. Complete
with Pepper costumes, and including the good Sergeant himself
on keyboards, the band is amongst the most entertaining
on the circuit and has developed a cult following.
are the only tribute band in the world whose career has
been commemorated in a commercially released biography entitled
'Being John Lennon' written by band member, Martin Dimery.
The book is an hilarious account of their early years, and
is to be followed up by a second volume called 'The Tragical
History Tour', which will be released exclusively as an
audio book by American record label CTW.
to Martin: 'This is our best show yet. We have really had
to work hard to recreate those wonderful arrangements live
on stage.' To quote Mr. Lennon himself: 'A splendid time
is guaranteed for all'.
are available in advance and on the door from the Savoy
Theatre Box Office: 01600 772464 and Car Care: 01600 713007.
Tickets to the Monmouth Sgt. Pepper Love-in
News has two pairs of tickets to the Sgt. Pepper Monmouth
love-in to give away - one pair each to the first two
correct answers received to the following question.
Beatle said, during the Royal Variety Performance in 1963,
'Will the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands? And
the rest of you, if you'll just rattle your jewellery:
email your answer
and do not forget to include your name and mailing address
so that I know where to post the tickets to.
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Music Session at The White Lion
open music session is to be held at The
White Lion Inn, Wilton on Wednesday 21st February, beginning
at around 8:30 pm. It is hoped that the sessions, which
are open to all, will take place on the third Wednesday
of every month. The sessions will be led by John Edwards
and friends who will welcome all comers, whether they just
wish to jam along, or prefer to perform alone. Some of you
may like to come along and listen to what's going on. Either
way it will be good fun for anybody able to make it there.
Web of Activity at Ross Library
Web is based on E.B. White's touching story of friendship
and loyalty. It follows poor Wilbur the pig who finds his
days are numbered until a special spider named Charlotte
sets out to save the day with her wonderful web of words.
with a Charlotte's Web theme were held at libraries throughout
Herefordshire offering a chance for children to weave webs
and make pom-poms pigs. On Thursday at Ross library, artist
Mary Roberts led an activity session where children made
spider books and piggy pencils.
event proved very popular with local children, who had great
fun taking part in this activity.
Dossett with Eleanor, Hannah, Adrienne and Kate holding up their
piggy pencils. Ref: DSC_4152
making spider books are: Jonah, George, George, Toby, Charlotte,
George, Kia and Marcey
with learning officer Emma Stevens. Ref: DSC_4157
Plan Ross Round Charity Walk
Ross Lions Club is busy organizing a sponsored charity walk
in aid of the Lions' Charity Fund and Acorns Children's
Hospice. They are being assisted in their preparations by
Fran Winterbourne of Acorns and Mr. Guy Vowles, author of
Ross Round and the walk will take place on Sunday 15th
Ross Round is a series of walks around Ross-on-Wye which
range from four miles long up to eighteen miles for the
more experienced walker. All walks begin by the riverside
near to the bandstand and there is adequate free parking
for participants at Wilton Road car park. However, there
is a second starting point for the shorter walks located
at The Moody Cow, Upton Bishop, to which the Lions will
provide transport. They will also provide transport back
to the riverside from the various finishing points..
are welcome to take part in this walk, which has proved
to be quite a popular event in the past. Walkers are requested
to register in advance with the organizers and a one off
registration fee of £5.00 will be raised to cover
either an individual or a group. This fee will cover the
provision of a pack covering all details and will include
a copy of the booklet 'The
Ross Round,' further copies of which may be purchased
at the riverside starting point. Walkers are welcome to
turn up on the day even if they have not previously registered..
forms along with further information about the walk can
be obtained from the Lions web site at www.rossonwyelions.org
. Alternatively you may telephone Lion Keith Wilding on
01989 562145 or Fran Winterbourne of Acorns on 01386 554848.
The sponsorship money raised will be collected by the Ross
Lions and then split, with 75% going towards the Acorns
Hospice and 25% will be retained by the Lions to help their
you quite like the idea of having a fun family day out whilst
supporting two very worthy causes, why not give the Lions
Ross Round charity walk a try?
On The Move
mobile museum, Museum on the Move visited Ross-on-Wye on
Friday with a very interesting exhibition. Now, nobody told
me that slavery had been abolished and I was horrified to
discover that I can no longer shackle Alan's hands and feet
and chain him to the kitchen sink! Neither, it turns out
can I bring out the Cat o' Nine Tails if he hasn't got my
tea ready by the time I get home from work!! If only they'd
told Wyenot News about it sooner....
though, the exhibition was very informative, with lots of
visual display boards and examples of restraining articles
that were used long ago to keep slaves exactly where you
wanted them, (The kitchen sink!.) There was a mill stone
and a small bag of grain so that children could try 'The
daily grind' and produce a little flour and there was even
an age old companion of slaves on board, albeit stuffed.
staff, John Cartwright and Patricia Tierney were very enthusiastic
and well informed about their exhibition, which told of
slavery and it's gradual abolition and how much freedom
we take for granted these days. They also pointed out that
in many countries some people are still virtual slaves,
working for very poor wages. Probably less than the average
UK child's weekly pocket money, so bodies such as Fair Trade
and others try to ensure that these people get a fair day's
pay for a fair day's work.
particular visit to Ross by the Museum on the Move was the
last one scheduled for this year. When it does visit again,
why not go along. It will be well worth the visit and like
me, you may well discover something that you didn't already
is hereby given that a meeting of the
AMENITIES COMMITTEE will be
Wednesday, 21 February 2006 at 7.00pm in the Corn Exchange
items are detailed below and
members of the public are welcome to attend
To receive and accept any apologies for absence
To receive any members' declarations of interests on agenda
OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING
To receive and sign the minutes of the previous meeting
Wednesday, 24th January 2007.
ARISING FROM THOSE MINUTES NOT FORMING
AN AGENDA ITEM
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