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Issue No. 136 - 28th February 2007
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White 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 to £1,017!

The 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 there.

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Audrey's Fish Bar are Fisherman's Friends

Sharon 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.

In 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.

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A Personal Observation - Discover Tudorville Chippy!

I 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!

Late 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.

Wow! 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!

Ever 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!

I'm 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!

I 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 Chippy.

Sergeant 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.

Pictured below: Sean, with partner, Rachel were presented with their tickets on Sunday evening at the White Lion Inn.

If 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 01600 772464.

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Little 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.

This 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!

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High Street shop sign damaged

Lettering 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.

A 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.

If you have information, please contact PC Jim Alcock at Ross Police Station on 08457 444888.

Wyenot News Featured Business of the Week
Wyedean Canoe and Adventure Centre, Symonds Yat

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.

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.

You 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 . . .

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