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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The Weekly News Magazine for
No. 174 - Wednesday, 21st November 2007
Paula Goulding brings 'Riverdance' to Goodrich
staff and pupils of both Goodrich School and St. John's
Primary School, Coleford were thrilled to learn that internationally
famous dancer, Paula Goulding was available last weekend
to give each school a dance class.
danced with the Riverdance Show for seven years and was
pleased to show children and parents alike how it is done.
Sunday afternoon at Goodrich School a family Irish Ceilidh
was held and Paula danced with the children, after which
she was interviewed by Head Teacher of Goodrich School,
dancing career has taken her all over the world, but her
talents don't stop there. Her other qualifications include
Sports Injury and Remedial Therapy, Pilates Instruction,
Make up Artistry, Personal Colour Analysis and Style and
the dancing, Paula happily signed autographs for the children.
visit was partly funded by Ross Live'! as part of their
short video clip below shows Paula dancing and signing autographs,
as well as a funny interview by headteacher, Tony Griffiths.
the above picture to watch, or right click here
and 'save target' to save to your computer.
Goulding with the children of both Goodrich and Coleford schools
on Sunday. Ref: DSC _2767
signs autographs for the children. Ref: DSC_2763
Tony Griffiths joins in with the Irish fun. Ref: DSC_2773
female pedestrian dies following
Walford Road Accident
Police are appealing for witnesses following an accident
in which an elderly female pedestrian died in Walford Road,
Ross on Saturday evening.
collision occurred close to the Prince of Wales public house
and near to The Avenue junction at 5.26pm on Saturday evening
last, 17th November when a
pedestrian, aged 85 was hit by a silver VW Golf, headed
towards Ross town centre. The lady suffered multiple injuries
as a result. The car driver was uninjured.
ambulance crew and police attended the scene and Walford
Road was closed, with diversions in place. The woman was
taken to Hereford County Hospital but died of her injuries.
She was later identified as Sybil Addis, aged 85 from Walford
Road, Ross-on-Wye. The
Herefordshire Coroner has been informed of the death and
Ms Addis’ family have also been informed.
are investigating the collision and would like to speak
to any witnesses who may have seen Ms Addis in the area
beforehand, or the vehicle as it travelled along Walford
with information should contact PC Simon Lantos at Hereford
Police Station on 08457 444888.
short film: Wildlife on the River Wye at Ross
the past year I have been filming wildlife on the River
Wye at Ross, the intention being to put together a full
length, fully narrated film. The short, un-narrated test
film below is made up of just some of the footage taken
so far, set to music.
The film, which is very relaxing to watch will
take some time to stream as I wanted the quality
to be reasonable, even over the web. You will probably be
better off downloading by right clicking the text below
the image and saving the video to your computer (54Mb).
The full wide screen TV version is a million times better
but current technology limitations prohibits me from broadcasting
that - even with broadband. I hope you enjoy watching this
much reduced quality version though.
. . .
kingfisher and flying herons footage is slowed to 1/4 speed,
as is the otter at Wilton. The moving otter footage was
filmed in November 2006, using a not particularly good Mini
DV camera. I am hoping to go out filming otters again within
the next week or so, using the high definition camera, so
hopefully by the time the final product is produced, they
will look much cleaner. The film of the moon at the beginning
and end was shot from my garden, during this year's Harvest
Moon. If watch it closely, it is actually moving in real
are not my speciality, so I am not sure what the leaping
fish (immediately following the kingfisher killing its prey)
is. I think it is a salmon but if you know differently,
please email. It was not just a random piece of film - I
did actually hear it splashing around for some time on the
day - before I finally managed to film it. Not knowing exactly
where it was going to jump was difficult. It came out in
the bottom left part of the screen.
the local news service, 'Wyenot News' is something I enjoy
very much - well most of the time, anyway. Filming
and photographing wildlife is my real passion though. It
can be a frustrating hobby in the extreme - waiting days
on end to get just 10 seconds of film - if you're lucky,
but I love it. !t is my means of escape from the rest of
let me know what you think of the footage so far, so that
I can try to improve it for the final edit, when the filming
stage is complete . . .
you watched this film on Wednesday morning, I have changed
the music since for a couple of my own ambient recordings
'Olympus Mons' and a short extract from 'Three Cliffs Bay'.
This is only for the sake of keeping the whole film 'in-house'.
I do not like listening to my own old ambient recordings
as my mood has changed a lot since I recorded these tracks
in the 1990s. I worked for that damned insurance office
then and hated my life - to me, the music reflects that
mood. The final film will not be using this music as I intend
to record new background music, which will be far more fitting.
been informed that a lot of viewers have been struggling
with streaming the high quality version of this video, I
have uploaded it to YouTube, so a low resolution version
can now be watched below. If you like it, you can download
the higher quality version above.
Bridge - photographed in infrared light from the camera I use for
filming wildlife at night. Ref: DSC _0016
spider webs in my garden this week. Ref: DSC_4171
over the river, just after sunset at Mordiford. Ref: DSC_4161
Men Die Following Road Traffic Collision on A49
Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision on the
A49 at Lyde, near Hereford, on Sunday, 18th November in
which two men died. The collision involved two cars which
were travelling in opposite directions and were in collision
first was a silver Vauxhall Astra headed towards Leominster,
while the other car was a blue Honda Accord. All three emergency
services were in attendance and the A49 was closed with
diversions in place for around six hours. The front seat
passenger in the Vauxhall was pronounced dead at the scene.
He was later identified as Martin Edwards, aged 20, and
from Ross Road in Hereford. The driver of the car, 22 year
old Gary Edwards who was from the same address, was taken
by air ambulance to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol but died
from his injuries later that afternoon. The two men were
Police Family Liaison Officer has been appointed to assist
the family of the two brothers at this difficult time and
the Herefordshire Coroner has been informed of their deaths.
The male rear seat passenger from the Vauxhall and the male
driver of the Honda were both taken to hospital in Hereford
with injuries described as non life threatening.
want to trace any witnesses who saw either the collision
or the vehicles involved as they travelled along the A49
immediately beforehand. They are asked to contact PC Mark
Exley at Hereford Police Station on 08457 444888.
Lion Presents £2,000 to Macmillan Appeal
Sunday Night Quiz time again at The
White Lion, Wilton. Every week quizzers pack out the
pub to take part in this increasingly popular event. They
each pay their two quid entrance and settle down to a battle
of brains in general knowledge rounds, science, music, history
and any other subject Jacqui can think of.
the end of the evening, though, instead of raking in their
winnings and spending it at the bar, (no reflection on the
beer, I hasten to add) the teams have been generously donating
their well earned gains to the Macmillan Renton Appeal Fund.
What with this and the Christmas and Easter raffles, money
collected at the Real Ale and Cider Festival, the lottery
Bonus Ball and the Macmillan collection box a goodly sum
has been raised over the past year.
Sunday evening, a cheque for £2,000 was presented
to Mrs. Joyce Thomas, MBE-DL who is the Patron of the Renton
Appeal and Mrs. Marion Contreras, co-ordinator of the Ross
Branch of Macmillan Cancer Supports, who thanked Jacqui
and Dave and all the regulars at The White Lion for their
generosity to this very worthy cause.
the photograph below are Jacqui Newman, Landlady, Amy Howard,
Joan Freshwater, Joyce Thomas, Marion Contreras and Landlord
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