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Wyenot News - The Weekly News Magazine for Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Issue No. 152 - Wednesday, 20th June 2007
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Page 1 ['Twas a little damp in Brookend Street - Outward Bound from Bridstow - Lions' Successes - White Lion Festival]
Page 2 [Open Day at the Castle - Hazy Ray at the Prince - Stars and Cars at Llangarron Fete]
Page 3 [The Sky at Night and a couple of birds - Bands in the Park]

Page 4

[Art, Design and Technology evening - Helping the Fishermen's Families - The Killing of Sister George]
Page 5 [Going French at St. Weonard's - Keeping you up-to-date - Bespoke Ladies Tailor]
Page 6 [Art Exhibition - Kate donates quilt - What's happening in Ross this week?]
Page 7 [Dick Brice and Michael Kirby - Practise makes perfect - Hay and Ross make the news in Germany]
Page 8 [A personal experience in Saudi - Letters - More exhibition photos - Weather Station]
WNTV: 'Twas a little damp in Brookend Street last night!

This was the scene in Brookend Street on Tuesday evening, 19th June as Ross was hit by a torrential downpour with thunder and lightning. During the storm, the road suffered severe flooding, which was made worse by people ignoring the 'Road Closed' signs and driving through the flood, causing a wake which flooded local shops which might otherwise have escaped damage.

Despite being very behind with prepping this week's edition of 'Wyenot News' as, once again, all events happened over the weekend, I went down to take the photos and shoot some video footage. Although I sat inside the Wyenot Mobile, I got absolutely soaked, right through to the skin. When I arrived back home, I had to dry myself off and have a complete change of clothing. I dread sitting on that car seat later today!

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I shot this short film last night. It begins with the lightning, filmed from my front door. (I had to curtail news prep during the storm as I had to shut the network down to prevent lightning damage to equipment.)

The rest of the footage was taken in Brookend Street and includes heavy rain plus an argument with a taxi driver.

Click the play button to activate, and a second time to watch the film.

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The White Lion Inn, Wilton.
Morris Bricknell, Chartered Surveyors, Stroud House, 30, Gloucester Road, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire. HR9 5LE.


Tel: 01989 768320

Outward Bound from Bridstow

Children from Bridstow Primary School were outward bound on Friday when they left on a bus for Llanfair Caereinion to enjoy a week of climbing, canoeing, caving, hill walking orienteering and other outdoor activities.

Head teacher, Mr. Paul Socket, Margaret Cumming and Briley Evans accompanied the children, who can be seen below on the bus, happy and excited to be leaving for their adventure.

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Two successes for Ross Lions

Ex Ross Lion Glyn Andrews organized another quiz evening for the Ross Lions Club at the Conservative Club and the outcome was a healthy profit of 122, which goes into the clubs charity fund.

The quiz, being in the middle of the week didn't attract as many quizzers as usual but the excitement was still the same and the competitiveness could still be felt. A team called the Hedgehogs, which included regular quiz winners, Brian and Judy Harries won the competition by the narrow margin of half a point. A team from the Kings Head, calling themselves 'King Kong' won the contest for the best team name.

At the weekend the Ross Lions held their Flag Day at Morrison's, at which, thanks to the generosity of the public, the fantastic sum of over 550 was raised for local charities. To ensure it was not all work for the Lions, their Zone Chairman, Peter Radley of the Severn Dean Lions Club, organized a Social meeting at his farm where guests enjoyed a barbecue and played croquet on the lawns. They approached the croquet with some trepidation but enjoyed it so much that they cannot wait until the next event. The day finished up with a reverse raffle in which the winners are the last out of the hat.

Quiz winners, The Hedgehogs.

Anna, winner of a separate quiz on the night, with Lion Andrew Middlecote.

Winners of the best team name - The King Kongs.

The White Lion Real Ale and Cider Festival
June 22nd - June 24th

Following the success of last year's event, The White Lion, Wilton are holding their second Real Ale and Cider Festival over Midsummer weekend. There will be a choice of twelve real ales available and six different ciders, including local Broome Farm cider.

The full White Lion menu will be available throughout the weekend, together with a barbecue, however, table reservations are essential. There will be seven performances of live music provided by The River Gypsies on Friday evening, Jocelyn, back by popular demand, the amazing Will Killeen and local duo Little Sister on Saturday. On Sunday the fantastic jazz outfit The Cliveden Set will entertain you, after which there will be a selection of songs sung by Gareth Wigg and an outstanding finale by very popular local band The Zebras.

Entrance is free, however donations to The White Lion's favourite charity, the Macmillan Renton Appeal will be most welcome. Jacqui and Dave and the rest of the team look forward to seeing you there.

Wyenot News Featured Business of the Week
Broome Farm B & B, Peterstow

As a free additional benefit to those local businesses supporting, 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. . . .

For further information, click here to go to the Broome Farm page on

Broome Farm B&B, Peterstow
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