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Issue No. 163 - Wednesday, 5th September 2007
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Page 1 [Friday at Ross Cider and Music Festival 2007]
Page 2 [Saturday at Ross Cider and Music Festival]
Page 3 [Ross Cider Festival on Sunday - What's Happening in Ross This Week]

Page 4

[Remembering Dean Fulford - Holiday Workshops - Letters, That Mystery Photo - More Letters - T'pauerful Stuff]
Page 5 [Zebras - Ross Country Market - Dark Side at the Prince - Shuttle Launce - Peacock Feathers - Archive Photos]
Page 6 [T-shirt of the Week - Vintage Club - Public Notices - Ship Ahoy at the Hope - Rugby - Weather Station]
Page 7 [Herefordshire County News]
Friday Evening at the Ross Cider and Music Festival 2007

What a brilliant weekend! This year's Ross Cider and Music Festival at Broome Farm was an overwhelming success and I don't really think words can describe it, so I made a film.

The weekend began with a ceilidh on Friday evening. Tina was working and could not come to this, so I went alone but the usual 'Broome Farm' thing happened. As soon as I walked in, I found myself among good friends. There were the usual Broome Farm regular friends there, of course, whom I am always pleased to see but there were also hundreds of others, from all around the country, whom until that evening, I had never met before. Many already knew my name and the whole evening was spent soaking up the atmosphere as one huge happy family. I photographed some of the people and the dancing, to the music of 'The Poachers' and the Friday evening photos can be seen below.

Much as I love the taste of Broome Farm cider - especially the hot, mulled variety served at the New Year Wassail - I had to decline drinking any myself as I had to collect Tina later in the evening. All I can say is that everybody else partook, as well as drinking the cider of other producers present at the event, and that it was a brilliant weekend - watch the film.

Saturday and Sunday's events, to which did Tina accompany me, are covered on the following two pages.

WNTV Film: Ross Cider and Music Festival 2007
Highlights of the 2007 Broome Farm Cider Festival.
Click the above picture to watch - right click here and 'save target' to save to your computer
(46.57 Mbytes).

The 2007 Ross Cider and Music Festival certainly rates highly among my top five favourite events of this year, and must surely do the same for others who were there. It was just brilliant!

This 25 minute film of the highlights shows just how much everybody enjoyed, what must also be one of the best attended local events of this year. It should also be enjoyed by those who were there, of course.

Beginning with Tina talking to Cider Producer, Mike Johnson about the event and some scenes inside the barn, during Sunday afternoon's market, it goes on to show the wild and crazy dancing to 'Chicken Shed Zeppelin' which happened earlier - on Saturday night.

It finishes by returning to Sunday, with an excerpt of two songs from the absolutely brilliant performance by female guitarist and vocalist, Louise Richardson.

Serving the Ross Cider - Ian, Cider Producer, Mike, Sophie and Phil. Ref: DSC_0559

The Poachers provided the ceilidh music and dance instruction on Friday evening. Ref: DSC_0494

The weekend's gathering had already begun to grow by Friday evening. Ref: DSC_0496

Visiting the festival for the weekend, from Liverpool were Roy, Gareth, Ross, Lindsey, Lucy and Nicola. Ref: DSC_0500

Lucy and Nicola asked for a photo of just the two of them. Ref: DSC_0503

Dancing to The Poachers on Friday. Ref: DSC_0508

Dancing to The Poachers on Friday. Ref: DSC_0510
Broome Farm B & B and Restaurant, Peterstow.
Rose Cottage Tea Garden, Symonds Yat.

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