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Wyenot News - The Weekly News Magazine for Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Issue No. 174 - Wednesday, 21st November 2007
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IN THIS ISSUE
Page 1 [Riverdance in Goodrich - Pedestrian dies - Wildlife on the Wye - Two die in RTA - White Lion Quiz for Macmillan]
Page 2 [Around the schools on Children in Need Day - What's happening in Ross this week?]
Page 3 [Christmas Menus - Tribute to Luke - Ross Town Plan - Tina's Birthday - Letters - Swap Shop - Archive - Book sign]

Page 4

[Autumn in the Forest - RiB - Youth Council money for Barrs Court - Dandelion Killers - MONEW - Weather Station]
Page 5 [News from around Herefordshire]
WNTV: Paula Goulding brings 'Riverdance' to Goodrich

Paula Goulding.

The 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.

Paula danced with the Riverdance Show for seven years and was pleased to show children and parents alike how it is done.

On 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, Tony Griffiths.

Paula's 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 Image Consultancy.

After the dancing, Paula happily signed autographs for the children.

Paula's visit was partly funded by Ross Live'! as part of their outreach programme.

The short video clip below shows Paula dancing and signing autographs, as well as a funny interview by headteacher, Tony Griffiths.

Paula Goulding brings 'Riverdance' to Goodrich.
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Paula Goulding with the children of both Goodrich and Coleford schools on Sunday. Ref: DSC _2767

Paula signs autographs for the children. Ref: DSC_2763

Headteacher, Tony Griffiths joins in with the Irish fun. Ref: DSC_2773
The White House Guest House, Ross-on-Wye. Anchor Lodge Bed & Breakfast, Ross-on-Wye.
Elderly 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.

The 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.

An 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.

Police 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 Road.

Anyone with information should contact PC Simon Lantos at Hereford Police Station on 08457 444888.



A short film: Wildlife on the River Wye at Ross

Over 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.

Continued . . .

  Wildlife on the River Wye at Ross.
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The 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 time.

Fish 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.

Running 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 the world.

Please 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 . . .

If 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.

Having 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.

   

Wilton Bridge - photographed in infrared light from the camera I use for filming wildlife at night. Ref: DSC _0016

Frozen spider webs in my garden this week. Ref: DSC_4171

Fog over the river, just after sunset at Mordiford. Ref: DSC_4161

Two 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 at 11.25am.

The 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 brothers.

A 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.

Police 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.


The White Lion Inn, Wilton.
Morris Bricknell, Chartered Surveyors, Stroud House, 30, Gloucester Road, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire. HR9 5LE.

STROUD HOUSE . 30 GLOUCESTER ROAD
ROSS-ON-WYE . HEREFORDSHIRE HR9 5LE

Tel: 01989 768320

White Lion Presents £2,000 to Macmillan Appeal

It's 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.

At 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.

On 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.

In the photograph below are Jacqui Newman, Landlady, Amy Howard, Joan Freshwater, Joyce Thomas, Marion Contreras and Landlord Dave.


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