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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The weekly News Magazine for
No. 137 - 7th March 2007
[Artist Philip brushes off the competition - Grease, The Live Performance
- Business of the week]
[Lunar Eclipse - Zebras at the Prince]
at Sellack - Action Buss - Nature Watch - Rain Clouds]
[Matt and Katie - Y-Zone CD Launch - Tree Planting] [Council
News - Grease Back Stage - Letters - Rebox Party]
Book Day - Syringes - Skittles - Rugby - Weather Station]
[Wyenot TV] [What's
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and Katie Party with Beetle Juice and the Only Gay in the Village
Matt Teague and Katie Stephenson decided to celebrate their
birthdays with a fancy dress party at The Prince of Wales
on Saturday and a whole host of famous guests turned up.
These included Dennis the Menace, Beetlejuice, Cleopatra,
the only gay in the village and the lovely Vicki Pollard.
Apparently a great evening was had by all. A belated Happy
Birthday to you both.
Beetle Juice and Katie. Ref: DSC_4824
Pollard and the only gay in the village. Ref: DSC_4831
barmaid, Iain Sandison looking a little startled. Ref: DSC_4819
meets Cleopatra and the only gay in the village. Ref: DSC_4835
It's good to meet old friends, but you could have waxed your chest
Iain! Ref: DSC_4838
Launch at the Y-Zone
A very special event took place at the Y-Zone on Thursday,
1st March as young people from Herefordshire proudly launched
'Grounded', a hip hop album which they have written and
recorded themselves with assistance from professionals Dubmerge.
The CD is the result of rap workshops, some of which were
held at the newly refurbished Y-Zone, and at live performances.
The new CD shows tremendous creativity by these young people.
to a prior commitment I was unable to attend this event.
However, many others did attend, including Tina's son Mike,
who I would like to thank for taking the photographs below.
Davidson and Lee Clement Ref: P3010022
A view of the mixing desk. Ref: P3010027
Drift, Jack Nottingham, Dale Davidson, Lee Clement and Shane Hammett.
Planting to Celebrate 50th Anniversary
24th April 2007 marks the 50th anniversary of the visit
of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh
to the town of Ross-on-Wye. To celebrate both this and the
occasion of her 80th birthday in 2006, the Chairman of Ross-in-Bloom,
Margaret Lucas, is marking the occasion with her projects
first event will be a tree dedication ceremony in Dean Hill
Park, Alton Street on Tuesday 24th April at 11.15am. A white
Rowan tree, funded by Ross-in-Bloom has been planted by
Herefordshire Council Parks Department. All in the town
are invited to this ceremony to mark this very special event.
second celebration to take place will be in the form of
a history project in the shops and businesses of Ross. Historic
photographs, adverts and a small history will be displayed
in shop windows for local people and visitors alike to see
how much or how little has changed in the town over the
years. Ross-in-Bloom are very grateful for a grant towards
the cost of sourcing, reproducing, framing and laminating
for this project from the Herefordshire Partnership. If
anyone has anything they can lend to Ross-in-Bloom to copy
for this project, please contact Margaret at Lucas Motorcycles
or Mary Powell at Ross Heritage Centre. They are particularly
interested in short written histories or remembrances of
what the town was like approximately 50 years ago when the
Queen visited, as well as old photographs. However, there
is no great worry in sticking to 50 years - any age will
the information with be documented and placed in the Heritage
Centre for all to see. All original documents will be returned
as soon as they are copied. It is hoped this will give an
added flavour of the history of the town to all who are
in Ross during the summer months. Shops this year will be
encouraged to display Red White and Blue in their windows.
The theme for the window competition will be "A Royal Occasion
year Ross-on-Wye will be entering the Heart of England in
Bloom Campaign. It is hoped everyone will make the effort
to emulate the Gold success of 2005. Ross was unable to
enter last year due to lack of volunteer help. Ross-in-Bloom
are still looking for volunteers, which means the entry
will have to be scaled down from the past if no extra help
comes forward. The town colours for floral displays will
be Red White and Blue. Forms for all local competitions
will be available shortly.
will be holding a fund raising dance at Ross Bowling Club
on Friday 27th April. All are very welcome to attend. This
is a new venture for the group, which is hoped will give
people the opportunity to support the town in a different
way. Full details will be in the press and on posters throughout
the town at a later date and tickets will be available shortly.
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