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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The Weekly News Magazine for
No. 141 - 4th April 2007
Week - [JKHS
Chefs - Photographic Memoirs - Police Authority - People First - Tudorville
Cemetery - Wind in the Willows]
[Decade at the Heritage Centre - JKHS on the Isle of Aran - Music at
Stevie in Abu Dhabi - Can you help Richard? - Ross-in-Bloom]
the Concrete - 25 Years for Ave - And 75 for Jane - Public Notices]
[St. Luke's Passion - Sarah and James meet the stars - Newspaper
and magazine photography - Rugby - Weather Station]
[Wyenot TV] [What's
to Z Site Map] [Property]
Live! presented a performance of the St Luke Passion, composed
in 1728 by George Philipp Telemann (1681-1767) in St Mary's
Church on Palm Sunday, 1st April, . This wonderful work,
by the most prolific composer of all time, was the second
'not-by-J S Bach' Passions to be performed in Ross, following
that by Reinhard Keiser last year.
Live! makes a speciality of finding and presenting unusual
works, usually with the collaboration of Martin Perkins
of The Musical and Amicable Society whose Baroque Orchestra
played for this concert.
soloists were the young tenor Nicholas Mulroy who sang the
Evangelist role with great sensitivity, Andrew King tenor
who sang the Narrator, William Burn bass baritone, the Jesus
role and Alastair Merry baritone, Joseph. The Ross-on-Wye
Baroque Singers directed by David Backhouse gave a sparkling
account of the frequently testing choruses, taking the complex
tempi and demanding entries in their stride.
is a great shame that this concert was only advertised by
way of an article written for a Parish Magazine. Had I known
in advance about it, I would have gone to the performance,
as I suspect would many other ordinary people in Ross-on-Wye.
George Philipp Telemann happens to be one of my favourite
composers but I was totally unaware of the event until a
day before, when I was asked to photograph the rehearsal
and had already arranged something else for the evening.
'Ross Live!' really is for the benefit of Ross and not just
for the select few, it would be nice if the organizers were
to let the local people know when events are taking place.
It does not have to cost anything - the Wyenot News 'What's
On?' page is free to use for example.
and James meet the stars
daughter, Sarah Wood and her boyfriend, James Palmer were
pleased to meet with their heroes, Danny John-Jules, who
played 'The Cat' in Red Dwarf and Steven Dall of 'Friday
13th' fame during their visit to the 'Memorabilia' exhibition
at Birmingham's NEC on Sunday.
are the photos they took with their mobile phones.
Wood and Danny John-Jules
Palmer and Steve Dall
and magazine photographs
week I published an article stating that I had recently
made a decision to stop supplying news and photography to
the printed media. I am very well aware that this decision
has not been taken well by some. However, I intend to hold
my ground on this decision as my photos appearing in newspapers
and magazines is holding back readership of my own publication,
made the decision due to lack of credit for my photographic
work but I
must stress that this is absolutely not because I want personal
fame as a photographer. I do not particularly enjoy seeing
my personal name under photos in the local and other
press. All I ever wanted was the name 'Wyenot News' under
the photographs. I feel
strongly that the only way I will ever get 'Wyenot News'
to work for me as well as it does for the local community
is to stop supplying all newspapers and magazines with my
work, allowing Wyenot News more exclusive material.
are scanned copies of two full pages from the latest 'Herefordshire
Life' magazine which show a prime example of why I have
stopped supplying the printed media. 'Herefordshire
Life' is a glossy magazine serving the whole of Herefordshire,
Monmouthshire and Powys and a friend of mine, 'Ken, the
Pie Man' recently asked me if he could send some photos
I had taken of him to the magazine for an article about
his business. At first, I was not sure whether to allow
this or not because, although I like Ken a lot, 'Herefordshire
Life magazine have asked to use my photography on several
previous occasions but each time they have not wanted to
pay me. I had recently refused to send them my photos of
the Ross Country and Western Festival because they wanted
them but were not willing to pay.
the sake of Ken, I allowed the use of my 'Medieval Pie Man'
photos free of charge but on one condition - that
they must credit them with a by-line to 'Wyenot News - www.wyenot.com'.
I know that Ken informed 'Herefordshire Life' of this condition
- it is they who have not stuck to the one condition I set
for their use. They have used images of mine - not only
for a full page article about Ken but in a half page advertisement
as well (which I am sure did not come cheap to poor old
Ken) and there is not a single credit to 'Wyenot News' or
indeed, any personal credit in sight.
is it that the printed media seem to find ways not to credit
'Wyenot news'? Could it be that they are frightened by it,
or is it that they just want to take the credit themselves
for somebody else's work?
saw this 'Herefordshire Life' article for the first time
yesterday morning and I am still spitting blood and seething
about it. I'm sorry but my anger may well have come across
in this article.
Herefordshire Life - April 2007
Herefordshire Life - April 2007
Ross edged out in table top clash - Dursley 21 Ross-on-Wye 10
team of the table played the second on Saturday in what
looked like a title decider as Ross travelled to Dursley
who were one point clear at the top. A victory would almost
guarantee Ross the 2nd division title and a second promotion
in as many years. A
big crowd had gathered with both Dursley and Ross well represented.
kick off neared, what had been a sunny afternoon took a
turn for the worst and as the wind and rain came in from
the East, Ross lost the toss and had to play against the
elements in the first half. With the wind at their backs
and buoyed on by their supporters, Dursley started the brightest.
After less than 5 minutes into the game, they opened the
scoring as their fullback cut through the Ross defence to
score. The try was converted and Ross were 7-0 down. With
the wind and rain in their faces, Ross struggled to gain
any territory or momentum in their game and Dursley were
content to keep Ross pinned down in their own half. As the
pressure built into the second quarter, Dursley stretched
their advantage with a second converted try, giving them
a 14-0 lead. Ross, however, continued to defend valiantly
and with the advantage of the elements awaiting them in
the second half, a 14 point deficit was definitely retrievable.
However, with the first half drawing to a close, Dursley
crossed for their third try, leaving them at 21-0 ahead
at half time.
needed to respond quickly in the second half if they were
to give themselves a chance of overhauling Dursley's lead.
With the elements now in their favour, they began to exert
pressure and camp themselves in Dursley's half. However,
they they were not able to convert the half chances they
created and as the clock passed the hour mark, Ross were
still 21-0 down. With time running out, Ross redoubled their
efforts with the forwards starting to dominate a tiring
Dursley pack. Two penalties in a row enabled Ross to get
a lineout 5 yards out from the Dursley line. Nick Rawlings
found Ashley Nelms and the forwards set up a driving maul.
Dursley managed to pull it down a yard from the line but
from the back of the ruck, Simon Gwynne crashed over from
a yard out to score. Ross were revitalized by the score
and were straight back amongst the Dursley forwards with
both Wayne Williams and Dave Mince putting Ross on the front
foot in the forward exchanges. It was from this driving
play that Ross scored their second try. First Matt Redman,
then Wayne Williams carried the ball into the Dursley twenty
two. From the ensuing ruck, Tim Hanks picked up and the
ball was driven over by Dave Mince. Ross were now 21-10
down but their revival had come too late and Dursley held
out for the last 5 minutes to secure victory. Ross still
remain on course for promotion but the title now looks beyond
's next home game is against Cheltenham Saracens on 14th
April. Kick off is at 3 PM at Ross Sports Centre.
Weather Station Readings
Ross-on-Wye Weather Station is located by the tennis courts
and bowling green at 'Crossfields' and is one of the important
stations around the country which regularly sends data to
the Meteorological Office. This is why Ross-on-Wye is sometimes
mentioned on the BBC weather reports. It is currently still
a manually monitored station and readings are taken twice
per day by husband and wife team, June
and Rex Swallow.
for week commencing Monday, 26th March 2007
Temperature at 30cm Depth (°F)
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