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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The Weekly News Magazine for
No. 144 - 25th April 2007
Week - [More Free Downloads - Commemorative Tree Planting
at Dean Hill Park]
at Bridstow School - New York 2007 - Going Wild at Bridstow School]
the Flag for the Centenary - Saturday Live at the Prince]
Help Find Fritz - London Visit - Business as Usual - Hat Trick for Sixth
Form - Ross Town Public Meeting]
[Aerial Downloads:Ross, Greytree and Castles From The Air - Theft of
pressure washer and motorcycle]
[Aerial Downloads: Villages West - The Undiscovered Jewells - A Couple
Downloads: Villages East and Landmarks - Ross in Bloom - Golf - Weather
[Wyenot TV] [What's
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Week: More Free Aerial Downloads
Welcome to this week's 'Wyenot News', which contains another
supplement with more full size aerial photographs to download.
'Download Your House' photos which were published in last
week's issue were downloaded over 2,500 times in 6 days.
Judging by that response, I guess the supplement was pretty
popular. The view which was downloaded the most was of Walford
Road, Purland and Roman Way, so I imagine that a lot of
the very local readers live in that area.
people wrote in saying, 'I live in Greytree'. Sorry I did
not cover that area well last week. I have covered it this
week's supplement as best I can but Greytree was not the
easiest area to photograph due to the position of the aircraft
in relation to the sun.
a side effect of covering Greytree this week, some houses
between Brampton Road and the Ledbury Road are repeated
from a different angle. I
have also included another area of town I missed last week
- Wye Street from over the river.
rest of this week's aerial photo downloads cover two local
castles, three landmarks and the villages of Symonds Yat
West, Whitchurch (both sides of the carriageway), Kerne
Bridge, Linton and Upton Bishop. That just about sums up
all of the Herefordshire villages passed during that particular
week, I changed the download format mid week, putting the
photos on an html page rather than just linking to the image
itself. The photos are still easily downloadable by right
clicking but this protects my bandwidth a little.
reason for the change was due to the internet image grabbers
such as 'Google Image'. I do not want the photos appearing
in search engines without the terms and conditions being
visible. Last December I offered a free download of Ross
flooded at night by just linking to the image and that picture
is currently being pulled from my server over 1,000 times
per month by web sites offering 'Windows Wallpaper'. These
web sites have absolutely nothing to do with 'Wyenot News'.
They are what I call 'OBE' web sites - other bugger's efforts.
They are costing me over a gigabyte of bandwidth per month
for just that one photo so I am just protecting myself as
much as possible from that type of bandwidth theft.
the aerial views and please tell your friends about 'Wyenot
News' so that more LOCAL people read the weekly publication
Tree Planting at Dean Hill Park
weather was kinder than expected on Tuesday, 24th April
when a commemorative tree planting took place at Dean Hill
Park. The Mayor, Councillor Phil Cutter along with several
councillors and members of the public turned out to witness
Mrs. Joyce Thomas, MBE DL plant the Rowan tree to celebrate
Her Majesty The Queen's 80th birthday and also the 50th
anniversary of her visit to Ross-on-Wye.
Thomas was the driving force behind the transformation of
the site 32 years ago, turning it from a place where people
used to dump their rubbish into a lovely green area with
play park for all of the people of Ross-on-Wye to enjoy,
so she was especially pleased that this was the site chosen
for the commemorative tree.
. . .
Children from Abacus pose for a picture by the newly planted Rowan
tree. Ref: DSC_6230
Here we go round the Rowan tree. Ref: DSC_6235
Margaret Lucas, Chairman of Ross in Bloom who organized
the event, thanked everybody for attending, Mrs. Thomas
for kindly performing the planting and in particular, the
Ross in Bloom team who work tirelessly to promote Ross-on-Wye
and make it an attractive town to visit.
group of children from Abacus Nursery attended the ceremony
and danced around the tree, singing 'Here we go round the
Rowan tree' before Mrs. Thomas performed the ceremony.
Thomas said that she was delighted to have been asked to
perform this task and thanked Mrs. Lucas and Ross in Bloom
for their hard work.
Reverend, Councillor Derek Bedford then said a few words
about Her Majesty the Queen and of how well she has served
her country through changes and crises. He went on to say
that Her Majesty is a Head of State that we should all be
proud of and was very pleased that this ceremony took place
in Her honour. Councillor Bedford then said a prayer of
dedication, after which all who attended were invited back
to Council Chambers for refreshments, where Margaret Lucas
presented Joyce Thomas with a bouquet of flowers.
Lucas and Joyce Thomas MBE DL. Ref: DSC_6264
Derek Bedford. Ref: DSC_6258
Councillor Derek Bedford, Margaret Lucas, Chairman of Ross-in-Bloom,
Councillor Harry Bramer, Councillor Gordon Lucas, Councillor Anne
Gray, Joyce Thomas MBE DL and Mayor, Phil Cutter after the planting
ceremony. Ref: DSC_6267
Margaret surprises Joyce with flowers. Ref: DSC_6269
Back at Council Chambers for refreshments. Ref: DSC_6273
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