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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The weekly News Magazine for
No. 136 - 28th February 2007
[Macmillan Thermometer - Audrey's Helping Fishermen - Competition
Winners - Little Sister - Shop Damage]
[JKHS production of Grease - Annual Town Meeting - Public access at
Hereford Police Station]
[Rotary Helping Y-Zone - Thinking Day - New Walks Book - St. Edwards
- Travel Before Tarmac - Incident - Rugby- Weather]
[Wyenot TV] [What's
to Z Site Map] [Property]
Lion - Macmillan Thermometer tops £1,000
Dave and Jacqui Newman of the White Lion, Wilton have every
reason to smile. Since October of last year they have been
holding fun quizzes on Sunday evenings, in order to raise
funds for the Macmillan Cancer Support Group Renton Appeal.
Each person taking part in the quiz pays a £2.00 entrance
fee, with the winner or winning team taking the pot, apart
from the last Sunday of a month, where all proceeds are
donated to the fund. However, most of the teams taking part
ask Jacqui to put their winnings into the Macmillan pot.
So far these popular quizzes, along with the Christmas Raffle
and the sale of White Lion fleeces have boosted their total
White Lion fleeces, as modelled by landlord Dave, cost £25.00
each, £5.00 of which goes towards the Macmillan Appeal.
If anybody would like to join in the fun quizzes, they begin
at 8 PM Dave and Jacqui will be very pleased to see you
Fish Bar are Fisherman's Friends
and Graham Element, the proprietors of Audrey's Fish Bar
in Tudorville are currently selling raffle tickets in aid
of the Royal National Mission for Deep Sea Fishermen. The
charitable couple have been holding an annual raffle for
this cause since the year 2000 and have raised approximately
£1,500 to date, excluding this year's event.
the photograph below, Sharon and Graham are holding this
year's prizes of a huge Easter Egg or a gigantic chocolate
Easter Bunny. If you would like to try to win one of these
delicious prizes, tickets are on sale at Audrey's Fish Bar
costing £1.00 per ticket. The draw will take place
on Saturday 7th April at 2 pm.
A Personal Observation - Discover Tudorville Chippy!
have known Sharon and Graham Element as friends for more
years than I care to remember and have known about Tudorville
Chip Shop since first moving to Ross-on-Wye in 1976 but
I had never been there as a customer until late last year.
Well you wouldn't, would you? Two mile drive each way with
the town in-between!
last year however, the local electricity substation caught
fire and there was a power blackout, both at home and in
the town centre. This happened just before dinner time and
Tina and I were both famished. I guess we could have cooked
as we use gas for cooking but it meant doing so in the dark,
so we drove to to the other side of town to pick up fish
and chips from Tudorville.
My cod roe and chips and Tina's sausage and chips were so
tasty and so far superior to the equivalents from any shop
in town that I could not believe it. And they came as I
remember chips did when I was a child - Daily Telegraph
as an outer wrapping!
since that day, visiting Tudorville Chippy has become a
regular Monday night thing for us. Tina finishes work at
5.00 PM on Mondays and I am usually preparing the news,
so rather than cook, I collect her from work; I can usually
drag her away by 5.30 (she loves her job) and we go home
via Tudorville. It means a complete circuit of the town's
one-way system to get there and I expect the round trip
is five miles but it's more than worth it for the quality
of the food!
really into Tudorville Chippy faggots these days. (If you
are a reader from across the pond - no, not that kind. I'm
very ordinary in that department. Here in the UK, faggots
are a type of savoury meat dish, usually served with peas
and chips!) The faggots from Tudorville Chippy are locally
produced and taste just fantastic!
would like to point out that Sharon and Graham did not ask
for this feature. Until they read it themselves, they are
totally unaware that I have written it. With my type of
work and with Tina at work more than she is at home, I dine
alone a lot and have become something of an expert on where
to eat fast food locally. There are places I have
not yet tried but of those I have been to, I like,
'The Cantilupe Café, Burger Star (leaves all other
hamburger joints standing - and I've been to a few of those
recently, in Cheltenham) and most recently discovered, Tudorville
Pepper's Competition Winners
Winners of last week's Wyenot News competition to
win tickets to see 'Sergeant Pepper's 40th Anniversary Show'
at Monmouth's Savoy Theatre on Saturday, 3rd March were
Mel Hodges and Sean Darker.
below: Sean, with partner, Rachel were presented with their
tickets on Sunday evening at the White Lion Inn.
you would like to go to the show, tickets are available
both in advance and on the door. For further information
or to book, please call the Savoy Theatre Box Office on
Sister at the Prince
Popular duo 'Little Sister' performed at the Prince of Wales
on Saturday evening. The husband and wife duo entertained
the audience with a wide range of cover songs and everyone
seemed to be having a good time. Tina and I did not stay
for very long as we had called into the pub on our way back
from a family visit and were feeling tired.
Saturday the Zebras will be performing at
the Prince. In case you had not already noticed, I quite
like the Zebras and I shall
be leaving the car at home - this being the third date in
the Wyenot News 2007 Beer Drinking Calendar / First Quarter!
Street shop sign damaged
from the Edinburgh Woollen Mill shop sign in High Street,
Ross and a bench were damaged overnight on Friday and Saturday,
23rd/24th February. The sign is mounted some 8ft from the
pavement above the window and a bench was wrenched from
its mountings in Copse Cross Street and dragged outside
shop, presumably so that the sign could be reached.
total of around £600 worth of damaged was caused to the
sign and the bench and police would like to hear from anyone
who may have witnessed either of the incidents.
you have information, please contact PC Jim Alcock at Ross
Police Station on 08457 444888.
News Featured Business of the Week
Canoe and Adventure Centre, Symonds Yat
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Wyedean Canoe and Adventure Centre is based in beautiful
Symonds Yat East and is the perfect place to take an activity
packed holiday or hold a team building exercise. Proprietors
Paul and Jane Howells have owned and managed the centre
since 1973, offering a whole range of outdoor pursuits,
ranging from a half day's canoe hire to a full week of virtually
non-stop action. Wyedean
Canoe and Adventure Centre is open to groups, families and
individuals, from novice to expert ability. Anything from
canoeing and white water kayaking to raft building and river
trips on the beautiful River Wye are available.
may also like to try another of the wide range of challenging
activities on offer such as rock climbing, abseiling, archery,
caving and ropes courses. There is an indoor climbing wall
at the centre which is equipped with an abseil tower and
caving ladders, should the weather be too wet for outdoor
pursuits. All of the activities take place under the instruction
of Wyedean's qualified staff, so you are always in safe
hands . . .
further information, click
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Centre page on Wyenot.com.
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