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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The Weekly News Magazine for
No. 159 - Wednesday, 8th August 2007
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.
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.)
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.
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.
- 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!
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.
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.
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.
Carnival photos on later pages of this week's edition.
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
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.
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