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Wyenot News - The Weekly News Magazine for Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Issue No. 159 - Wednesday, 8th August 2007
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Page 1 [This week's news - Ross Town Carnival 2007]
Page 2 [Symonds Yat East Definitely Open - World's Worst Paparazzi - Folk at Broome Farm]
Page 3 [Red Lion Festival - Moving away from YouTube - Goodrich Art Club Exhibition]

Page 4

[Nature Watch - Advice to Farmers - Three year old child badly injured by car]
Page 5 [Ross Town Carnival - part two - Scouting Sunrise]
Page 6 [Ross Town Carnival - part three - Interview with local author, Ian Pauley]
Page 7 [Ross Town Carnival - part four - Letters ]
Page 8 [Ross Town Carnival - part five - What's Happening in Ross this week?]
Page 9 [[Ross Town Carnival - part six - Ross Lions at the Carnival]
Page 10 [Ross Town Carnival - part seven - Somerfield non-uniform day - Golf Club vandalized]
Page 11 [Ross Town Carnival - part eight - Theft from Jewellers]
Page 12 [Tina Dancing - Carnival Bingo - Assault - double vision - Bands in Park - Affordable warmth - Accident - Weather]
Page 13 [Herefordshire County News]
This week's Wyenot News

This week's news has been very difficult to get ready on time due to the massive amount of work processing photos and video footage of the Carnival, which took place on Saturday. There is lots of other news as well, most of which either took place at the end of the week or was sent in right at the last minute.

The issue is going to have to be more pictorial than written as it is now 9:30 Tuesday evening and I still have five or six articles to finish before beginning the laborious task of building and laying out the individual pages of this week's issue. I sense a 3 o'clocker coming on. The carnival stuff is pretty much self explanatory, so I have covered a small part of the event on the front page and simply added many more photos as a Carnival Supplement with captions over several later pages. (No page numbers available yet as I haven't got to that bit.)

Although I enjoyed it, I actually really struggled through Carnival Day due to not feeling at all good. I have had an umbilical hernia for about four years now, which has never caused me a problem but I must have done something to it on Friday evening in bed. All through Saturday, it hurt like Hell and I could not cough or laugh without an agonizing pain in the stomach. For those who saw me - this is why I drove the photographic course in the car, rather than the usual running method I use. Sunday, I woke up feeling fine again, so I am now being bashed around the ears by Tina for not keeping my promise of going to see the doctor first thing Monday and arranging to have it fixed.

Enough waffling. I hope you enjoy the carnival photos and video in this week's issue. I quite like the video of 'The Toby Experience'. The 'Paparazzi' article is a true story about something quite surreal, which happened on Friday evening.

Oh - one other thing I must pass on to those who know the story and ask me often. Good news! I took Matt to Cheltenham for his first three monthly check following his year of successful treatment on Thursday afternoon. He passed with flying colours. His next test - a PET scan in Hereford - is in a further three months. I know for sure personally that he is fine because, since the all clear was given, I only ever see him when he wants something. Kids!

Enjoy the issue . . .

WNTV: Watch Ross Town Carnival 2007

Ross Town Carnival took place on Saturday - kind of 'against all odds' with the lousy summer we have had so far. The weather was fine on Saturday and it was a good day all round. Although, somehow it did not seem real to me. The event usually occurs after a long hot summer. This year we seemed to go from February straight to Carnival Day.

The procession took the usual route through the crowded streets, however the usual Carnival field was unusable due to flooding, so the rest of the day's events took place on Wilton Car Park. This did cause one or two problems but on the whole, the Carnival Committee and all those who participated made it a most enjoyable event.

The two film clips immediately below will open in your media player if you click the play button on the photographs. Clip one is of the main Carnival procession through town and clip two is of the 'Jawahir Belly Dancers' on the Wilton car park 'Carnival Field.

More Carnival photos on later pages of this week's edition.

I have kept the bit rate of the film clips low to speed download time but they might still take a few moments to load - especially if your broadband is not particularly fast, so please be patient.

Click photo to play video.
Click photo to play video.

The streets were crowded on Saturday, for the procession. Ref: DSC_2442

The Gresleys - Going Oriental. Ref: DSC_2450

Too scared to tell her he was going to the pub, he pretended he was just taking the dog for a walk. Ref: DSC_2472

Town Crier, Mary leads the procession. Ref: DSC_9683

Ross Town band. Ref: DSC_9692

The Golden Girls, Billy Archer and the cat Oliver, the Big Top. Ref: DSC_9697
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