have realized from the amount of people who telephone me
to tell me off for 'not running their article' that some
people do not realize that there is more than one page every
week on 'Wyenot News'.
hope that the new page index layout at the top will sort
would also like to make it clear that articles on 'Wyenot
News' are not necessarily arranged in order of importance
factor i.e. major headline at the front. They are arranged
so that I can split the photos as evenly as possible between
pages, helping those who still do not have broadband.
visitor from Uganda at Goodrich Primary
part of a long-standing link between Goodrich and Namutumba
Parents' Primary School,. Uganda, Mr. James Mugenyi spent
Tuesday, 12th June at Goodrich Primary School telling pupils
about contrasting life in his African homeland.
pupils and staff were transfixed, learning what money raised
at the school is used for - a water bore construction and
the purchase of additional land for pupils to play sport
on are just two of the items recently acquired by the partnership.
They also enjoyed seeing the wildlife that lives in and
around the Ugandan settlement, including the 'Big Five'.
. . .
pupil, Storm Cocking presented a cheque to Mr. James Mugenyi on
behalf of the school during his visit on Tuesday. Ref: DSC_7718
Friday, Year Six pupils at Goodrich organized a most successful
'Bring & Buy' sale to raise funds for Natutumba. All
116 pupils at the school brought an item to sell; and, in
return were allowed to wear non - school clothes for the
day. Pupils, parents and staff were impressed by the organizational
skills of Year Six and a phenomenal £190 was raised
on the day.
Mugenyi was most grateful to accept this money on behalf
of the pupils of Namutumba and everybody is excited about
what the money will be used for.
Gareth Hughes, overall Project Co-ordinator from John Kyrle
High School, was similarly impressed by Goodrich School's
efforts and extended sincere thanks on behalf of everyone
involved in Uganda.
feel so humble to see the efforts of all our pupils and
school community making this annual occasion so memorable
and worthwhile,' said Goodrich Headteacher, Tony Griffiths.
'It really is an honour to be associated with such goodwill.'
Margaret's first visit to the Bandstand
Bullimore, who was born in Ross 98 years ago and has lived
in the town all of her life enjoyed listening to Ross Town
Band at her first 'Bands in the Park' concert at the Bandstand
on Sunday afternoon. Phil and Geraldine Kiss took Phil's
aunt for an afternoon out and she really enjoyed herself,
sitting with Mayor and Mayoress, Derek and Meryl Bedford
in the hot sunshine.
are plenty more 'Bands in the Park' concerts for Margaret
and everybody else to enjoy over the coming weeks. Next
week, the 'Metz Big Band' will be providing swing
music for summer afternoon picnickers and details of all
concerts can be found on the 'What's
On?' page of 'Wyenot News'.
to another commitment with the Aston Ingham Open Gardens
preview, I was unable to stay long at Sunday's performance
but I did manage to record one tune with the video camera
and that short film can be watched below.
Phil Kiss, Sub - the dog, Margaret Bullimore and Geraldine Kiss
on Sunday Afternoon. Ref: DSC_7642
Ross Town Band provide the afternoon entertainment. Ref: DSC_7631
the centre of the image, left to listen to Ross Town Band
on Sunday afternoon.
in the Park have been put on by Ross Town Council and will
be continuing throughout the summer months.
coming Sunday, the Metz Big Band will be providing the entertainment.
Phil, Sub, Margaret and Geraldine with Mayor, Councillor Derek Bedford
and Mayoress, Meryl Bedford. Ref: DSC_7635
Enjoying the band on Sunday. Ref: DSC_0900
Ross Bandstand. Ref: DSC_0904
was quite astounded by the feedback received following the
Photographer' film I ran. All of those who wrote to
me liked it a lot. Thank you very much for that! (I guess
there must have also been some who didn't like it but they
did not write.) The most frequent comment I received however
was disbelief that I do not consider myself a photographer.
'career' in photography is definitely 'accidental'. I
didn't want to be a photographer. I only do it for 'Wyenot
News'. I really wanted to be a lumberjack! Leaping from
tree to tree as they float down the mighty rivers of British
Columbia! The Giant Redwood! The Pine! ...
chop down trees,
Eat my lunch,
to the lavatory!
On Wednesdays I'd go shopping -
and have buttered scones for tea . . .
of that! Here's another film for you . . .
King Arthur's Cave to 'Palaeolithic Storm'
those who enjoyed last week's 'Accidental Photographer'
film, here is another. King Arthur's Cave was one of the
first places I photographed for Wyenot, back in 2000 when
the idea for a Ross Community web site first occurred to
me. To this day the cave has remained one of my two favourite
places in the whole world to hide when I want to escape
from the pressures of life for a while. (The other is the
cave at Three Cliffs Bay.)
Arthur's Cave was occupied by Cro magnon man during the
Upper Palaeolithic period but would have looked different
from the way it looks now. In their wisdom, the Victorians
excavated it using dynamite and so the front view has changed
considerably. The bones of woolly mammoth and other large
animals have been discovered in the cave, as have flint
film contains photos of the cave, surrounding area and of
modern day dwellers - bats, spiders and fungi . . .
'Palaeolithic Storm' is entirely my own composition which
was also released on the 'I am the cat who walks by himself'
album. It is more a 'romantic' than factual portrayal of
the troglodyte existence. During the Upper Palaeolithic,
the Doward, where King Arthur's Cave is located would have
been covered by a glacier, rather than enjoy the warm and
wet weather of a modern summer.
recorded the thunder clap live, during the mother of all
lightning bolts, which struck very close to my house. The
birds and the bees were recorded in my garden, as were the
mating cats (at 4:00 am). The caveman voices are my own
voice, recorded and played backwards filtered through a
pitch shifter. I played the drum manually, which caused
awful cramp in my wrists as I am no drummer (no comment,
please). The tune itself was played on a Roland Synthesizer.
'Windows Media' nor 'You Tube' codecs worked well in encoding
the music for this video, so there is an MP3 version below.
This still does not compare with the quality of the original
CD quality 'Wave' file but on the MP3 version, the thunder
crack and rain sounds at the end are pretty damned good
if you want to give somebody a fright.
News Featured Business of the Week
Farm B & B, Peterstow
As a free additional benefit to those local businesses supporting
Wyenot.com, every week Wyenot News chooses one local business
at random to feature in the current issue of the weekly
on-line news magazine.
John and Hilary Draper would like to welcome you to Broome
Farm, their beautiful 300 year old farmhouse bed and breakfast
establishment. Broome Farm is situated at Peterstow, just
three and a half miles from the historic market town of
Ross-on-Wye and is set in outstandingly beautiful and tranquil
countryside. Broome Farm has been owned by Hilary's family
for the last 70 years and is attached to her brother's cider
farm where there are acres of orchards from which their
home produced cider is made.
. . .
further information, click
here to go to the Broome Farm page on Wyenot.com.