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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The Weekly News Magazine for
No. 143 - 18th April 2007
Week - [Supplement Info - Heritage 10th Birthday - Successful
Lions' Walk - Car Stereo Thefts - Business]
for Bridstow School - Ross Lions Growing - Monty the Python found in
the woods - Zebras at the Prince video]
evening at the Old Court - Saturday at the Prince - Missing humane killing
pistol - Weird - JKHS Coffee - Bluebells]
Your House Part One - Ross West] [Part
Two - Town Centre] [Part
Three - Ross East]
Four - Wilton - 1979 images for comparison - Rugby - Weather Station]
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SUPPLEMENT - 'DOWNLOAD YOUR HOUSE FOR FREE'
In this week's edition of 'Wyenot News' are free downloadable
full size aerial images covering virtually every house in
Ross Town from the air. Preparing the downloads has literally
taken me five full days and nights but it has been a fascinating
and enjoyable task, locating the houses of people I know
and other landmarks.
am pretty sure that I have covered just about every house
in Ross but if I have missed yours it is not missed deliberately,
please email and I will try to locate it for another time.
I actually took 294 photos of Ross and the surrounding area
during the flight so the chances are I will have it covered
in one of them. I will publish the villages of Goodrich,
Upton Bishop and Linton next week or the week after - depending
on time available. I did not cover every house in these
areas but I have the main areas and some good shots of Goodrich
Castle and Kerne Bridge.
full size aerial photographs can be downloaded from pages
4 to 7 of this week's news by clicking the small guide images.
you missed last week's news, until I got the real camera
out just before reaching Ross, I filmed the flight from
Staverton to Ross with a video camera.
enjoy the photos and help out by telling others where they
can 'download their house' so that more local people
discover 'Wyenot News'.
10th Birthday Tea Party at the Heritage Centre
celebratory tea party for the 10th Anniversary of Ross Heritage
Centre was held for invited guests on Tuesday, 17th April.
During a short 'thank you' speech, Mary Sinclair Powell,
Senior Heritage Assistant, gave a brief history of Ross
Heritage Centre and thanked all of those present for their
support for the Centre. In particular, she thanked the Heritage
who attended the afternoon enjoyed tea, coffee and a specially
baked 10th Birthday cake, which was cut by Mary and her
predecessor, Mr. Ian Standing.
Mary thanks those who have helped make the Heritage Centre the attraction
it is today. Ref: DSC_6107
Mary and Ian cut the birthday cake. Ref: DSC_6110
Heritage Centre staff, Tracey Parry, Sue May, Sue Parker and Mary
Powell. Ref: DSC_6115
Mary with guests, Mayor, Phil Cutter, Joyce Thomas MBE DL and Margaret
Lucas. Ref: DSC_6118
Ross Lions Walk
inaugural Lions 'Ross Round' Charity Walk, with the Acorns
Children's Hospice being the major benefactor, turned out
to be very successful event. On a most beautiful day over
50 walkers with lots of dogs participated. They came from
all three counties, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire.
Even some of the dogs obtained sponsorship.
Initially it looks as if in excess of £1000 has been raised,
but until the money is collected and submitted the actual
amount will remain a mystery. Who knows? It
could be much more.
and her young dog, both of whom did the seven miles stretch,
raised £105. Ten year old David raised £7.50. Lion Bernard
Fowkes, with two daughters and four grandchildren and two
dogs, attempted to complete the whole eighteen miles; unfortunately,
three of the grandchildren and one dog retired after 11
miles. Despite a couple of deviations the remaining four
and the dog managed to finish the course, raising in excess
of £300 between them.
goes to show that it is not the amount of sponsorship that
counts, everything, both small and large, makes a grand
total. The scenery throughout was superb, with the river,
valleys and hills, making it a joy to walk, although a number
had blisters and aching limbs at the end. The amount of
wild life seen was also fantastic, including a grass snake,
sand martins, and herons as well as the more common sightings.
a wonderful day, and way, to raise funds for such a worthy
cause. The Ross Lions organizers can only comment that the
event turned out to be an unqualified success and would
like to thank all the walkers, all the Lions and friends
of Lions who turned out to help run it and especially Debbie
Griffiths and her driver from Age Concern, who provided
and manned the minibus all day, transporting walkers to
and from various points on the walk.
in all a wonderful day and one which the Ross Lions would
like to repeat in future years.
Gathering for the start of the walk at the Bandstand. Ref: DSC_6103
Bernard Fowkes with his family on the bridge at Hole in The Wall.
Picnicking at Upton Bishop.
stereo thefts investigated
Police in Ross-on-Wye are investigating a number of thefts
from vehicles in the local area. In each case windows of
the vehicles have been smashed to gain entry and valuables
taken from inside. A rucksack was removed from under a seat
in a silver Seat Alhambra parked in the lay-by next to the
swing bridge at Foy, some time between 2.30pm and 4.10pm
on Monday, 9th April. The rucksack was later found discarded
a short distance away but a digital camera and hair straighteners
had been removed.
a Kenwood radio cassette player worth around £100 was stolen
from a blue VW Golf parked on the Ashburton Industrial Estate
in Ross-on-Wye. The theft happened sometime between 1pm
on Monday, 9th April and 2pm on Tuesday, 10th April.
a CD player and several CDs were stolen from a blue Peugeot
106 in Crockers Ash, Whitchurch. The break-in happened some
time between 10pm on Tuesday, 10th April and 8am the next
are reminding motorists of the need to ensure valuables
are removed from vehicles when they are left unattended,
even for short periods. Anything left on display could prove
a tempting target for an opportunistic thief who will take
just a few seconds to smash a window and take what they
want. CD players/stereos are also vulnerable to being stolen
and police advise fitting models that have removable fascias
or other security devices which make them much less likely
to be stolen.
who saw suspicious activity around any of the vehicles is
asked to contact Ross-on-Wye Police Station on 08457 444888,
quoting refs: 321-s-100407, 27-n-110407 and 410-s-090407.
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