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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The Weekly News Magazine for
No. 164 - Wednesday, 12th September 2007
The Season of Good Will is upon us again!
Saturday being a busy day I did not have time to do the
usual and go to Asda in Hereford. Our food supply was running
low however, so I popped into Morrisons just to pick up
a few essentials to tide us over. I am so glad I did . .
discovered that it's Christmas! Christmas began on Saturday,
8th September this year and I would never have known, had
I not gone shopping in Morrisons. It's got me all excited
and now I can't sleep for thinking about snow, mulled wine
and carols in the Maltings.
to put you in the Christmas mood, I rushed back to the car,
got the camera and took a photo of some of the Christmas
goodies on offer.
the halls with boughs of holly, tra la la la la, la la la
la ....... I've been singing that tune ever since Saturday.
me be the first to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy
Country Market Celebrates 60 Years
special Country Market was held at the Royal Hotel on Saturday,
8th September, when the organizers celebrated the 60th anniversary
of the event.. The market first opened in 1947 and was then
known as the Ross W.I. Market Group. The first day's takings
amounted to between £6 and £7. These days the
takings are much higher as the public go along to buy fresh,
local fruit and vegetables, delicious home-made cakes and
savouries, jams and chutneys, plants and crafts
Sheila Dewdney was the Controller between 1971 and 2001,
when the Market was held at Merton House annex. The group
later moved to Ross Youth Centre but now hold a market every
Saturday in a function room at the Royal Hotel between 8:45am
celebrate the 60th anniversary of the market, a special
cake was made, the first slice of which was cut by Ross
Town's Deputy Mayor, Councillor John Davies. John thanked
the W.I for inviting him to cut their cake and congratulated
them on running such a successful market.
the photograph immediately below are Councillor John Davies,
Viv Nutt, Anthea Knight, Audrey Sealey, Sue Frew, Christine
Brandram-Jones, Sheila Dewdney and Margaret Hughes.
Jean Kennington, Cicely Palmer and Maria Cudok getting ready to
draw the raffle. Ref: DSC_0768.
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major success at the Heart of England in Bloom Awards
Chairmen of Herefordshire in Bloom, Gill Churchill and Mary
Sinclair Powell, along with other members of Herefordshire
in Bloom travelled to Cheltenham on 7th September to hear
how they how they had got on in the Heart of England in
Bloom Campaign during the summer. There was success for
all of those members who had entered, with 14 awards being
given out across the county. Bromyard, Leominster and Ledbury
gained Gold for their entries in the 'Town' and 'Small Town'
categories. Tarrington not only received Silver Gilt for
their 'Small Village' entry but also were Category Winners.
Ross-on-Wye gained Silver Gilt in the 'Town' category.
were seven entrants in the Neighbourhood Award Campaign,
all of whom did exceedingly well. Eardisland and Ross Court
each got an Outstanding Award for their hard work. The Garden
of Remembrance, Dean Hill Gardens (both in Ross) St James
and Bartonsham (Hereford) and Leominster Flower Pot Kids
gained Merit Awards. Tudorville Cemetery in Ross achieved
an Improvement Award. Ryan Holland of Leominster Flower
Pot Kids also gained a Heart of England in Bloom Discretionary
Award with a Certificate of Merit.
in Bloom was formed for all entrants and prospective entrants
to the Heart of England in Bloom campaign to give each other
support, encouragement and swap ideas, especially those
which can cause problems.
you would like to know more about the work and the possibility
of joining in for the coming year, Gill and Mary would be
more than happy to hear from you. They can be contacted
by telephoning 01989 563056 before 8pm daily or in writing
to 4 Greytree Rise, Ross-on-Wye. They are always looking
for new entries in all campaigns no matter how large or
small the workforce is.
Mary Sinclaire-Powell, Rose Dean, Georgie Sutherland, Lyn Thomlinson,
Margaret Lucas, Dora Wallace, Iris Nelson, Hazel Marshall and Dorethy
Lewis pictured at Ross Court with their awards on Monday afternoon.
Gift from Ross Town Band
five years with Ross Town Band, Philip Shaw is leaving,
to go to university in Plymouth and on Sunday, he was surprised
by a gift from the band, which was presented mid performance
at St. Mary's Church.
done, Philip and good luck with your studies in Plymouth.
Lots of Fun In Store at Linton Church and Village Fete
At 2 pm on Saturday, 15th September, Sir Peter de la Billiere
will open Linton Church and Village Fete, which promises
to be a great day of fun for all the family. There are lots
of competitions to enter including: make a scarecrow, flower
arrangements, enter your dog or caged pet into the pet show
and a photography competition, which the organizers have
asked Alan to judge.
day's programme of events is as follows:
Groomed Pet - (Dogs, plus caged pets)
Most Alternative / Unique Pet - (Dogs, plus caged pets)
Happiest Pet - (Dogs, plus caged pets)
Best Behaved Dog
on the day at 50p per class between 2:00 - 2:30pm There
are some super prizes to be won. Sorry, we can't accept
The most unusual shaped vegetable
2. A basket of apples, or a basket of pears
3. A jar of Jam
4. A jar of Marmalade
5. A jar of Chutney
4 Fruit Scones
2. A chocolate sponge cake with a butter cream filling made
in an 8" round tin.
3. For men only: 6 pieces of Flapjack made to a set recipe
Arrangements: A mixed arrangement of any flowers or
foliage - maximum size 18" x 18"
Section: The subject is 'Any scene in Linton' - maximum
size A4 including mount. This competition will be judged
by Wyenot's own Alan Wood!
section: (Age up to 12 years)
Painting or drawing of 'A Village Fete in the eyes of a
2. A plate of decorated biscuits
3. A home-made Birthday Card
Competition: Make A Scarecrow: Competition for adults
and children. There are instruction leaflets available from
Linton Post Office, St Mary's Church, Linton and local schools.
ENTRIES WILL BE BOOKED IN BETWEEN 12.30pm AND 2.00pm AT
LINTON VILLAGE HALL
there's more. . .
Guided tour of the Tower to see St Mary's Church Bells
· A talk by an expert on The History of the Yew Tree in
· Flower Displays - on sale in St Mary's Church
· Stalls selling cakes, plants and sweets
· Games, face painting, tombola and a skittles competition
for adults and children
· Barbecue - for those with large appetites
· Teas and other refreshments will be available throughout
like a lot of fun. Hopefully we will see you there.
Heritage Paint Range at Architectural Ironmogery
Little Greene Paint Company (1773) in association with English
Heritage have produced a range of beautiful paints called
'Colours of England.' This range of paints reflect the colours
that were used during certain historic periods, such as
Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian etc. as well as being in
historic and stately homes today.
Ironmongery, in Kyrle Street, Ross is now stocking these
paints and the staff there will be happy to advise you.
There is a 120 colour palette from which to make your choice,
with the English Heritage colours being clearly marked.
For every can of paint purchased from this range a donation
is made to English Heritage to help them to keep our Heritage
alive. Architectural Ironmongery also stock Heritage paints
by the famous Morris & Co as well as Spectrum whose
paints are designed to complement the entire Sanderson range
of soft furnishings..
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