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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The Weekly News Magazine for
No. 174 - Wednesday, 21st November 2007
TO EAT OUT THIS CHRISTMAS: CHRISTMAS MENUS
Are you looking for somewhere to enjoy a Christmas Meal
with your family or for somewhere to hold your annual company
the coming weeks, Wyenot News will be making menus from
local restaurants available to view on-line or print.
the links below to view menus available so far in a separate
window (close window when finished). Links are placed in
order of when received. This article will be repeated with
a different 'Winter' photo weekly until Christmas:
Lion Christmas Menu] ***
Barn Christmas Menu] ***
Lodge Symonds Yat East]
Royal Hotel, Ross-on-Wye] *** [Nature's
Choice] *** [The
Hope & Anchor]
Prince of Wales]
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Christmas menu available to view on-line here, please
post a copy to: Wyenot News, 1, Hillview Road, Ross-on-Wye,
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is a free service - available ONLY to restaurants / pub
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support 'Wyenot News' by advertising!
(I have had others
who do not support Wyenot sending in their Christmas menus.
I am sorry but . . . )
The River Wye at Wilton on 9th February 2007. Ref: DSC_3889
pay tribute to Luke Godsall
Godsall and Karen Robinson, the parents of Luke Godsall,
the 20 year old man who died following a road traffic collision
on the A49 near Hereford on Tuesday, 13th November have
released a statement to the media about their son.
said, 'Our pain is seriously deep at our loss for our caring,
fun-loving son. Luke will be greatly missed by his siblings
Emma, Jake and Sade (correct), Ollie and Jasper whom he
had such fun with.
was the sort of young man who would do anything to help
anyone, who wanted to enjoy his life and had his whole life
ahead of him.
worked full time as a carpenter with his dad Brian, who
will also be missing a really good friend, as well as a
son. Luke left Wigmore High School four years ago and had
been clocking up 60 and 70 hours a week working, since he
was often on site fitting built in furniture.
mother will dearly miss her first born son.'
you the lorry driver that stopped?
Police have renewed their appeal for witnesses to a collision
on the A49 at Wellington, near Hereford, last week and in
particular want to trace the driver of a lorry.
Two cars, a blue Renault Megane and a blue Peugeot 206,
were involved in the collision at 12.55am, close to the
turn for Wellington village. The rear seat passenger in
the Renault, 20-year old Luke Godsall, was later pronounced
dead at hospital.
drivers of both vehicles were arrested on suspicion of dangerous
driving and later released on bail while enquiries continue.
are now keen to trace any further witnesses who may have
seen the collision or been travelling along the A49 and
saw the vehicles that morning - one lorry in particular
was known to be in the area.
Tim Hargraves from the Hereford Roads Policing Unit said:
'A vehicle described as curtain-sided goods vehicle was
seen to stop Hereford side of the collision just after it
occurred, flashing its lights and warning other road users
of the incident. Unfortunately, the driver left the scene
before police could obtain any other details so has yet
to be spoken to. He or she could be an important witness
and so we are very keen to speak to them.'
truck driver - or anyone else with information about the
collision should contact PC Tim Hargraves at Hereford Police
Station on 08457 444888.
the Ross-on-Wye Town Plan Project
The Ross-on-Wye Town Plan project is due to be launched
on Thursday, 22nd November. A group of residents, councillors
and other community representatives have been meeting over
the last few months as the Ross-on-Wye Town Plan Steering
Group (RoWToP). The aim being to create a Town Plan for
the future of Ross based on the opinions, concerns and suggestions
of the local community.
the first stage we are interested in hearing from anyone
who has an opinion on how the town could be improved, said
Councillor Jane Roberts. 'Next year we will be using this
information to write an Options Report which will identify
problems and suggest ways to move forward. There
will be a wide-ranging consultation at this stage. We hope
to finalize the plan by January 2009.'
with concerns about housing and planning, transport, sports
facilities, the environment, services (health and social
care) local government, the arts or the economic development
of Ross is encouraged to get in touch as soon as possible
and certainly by mid January. Residents are encouraged to
write, email or fill out the newsletter forms which have
been left at venues around the Town. Alternatively
people can look at our website www.ross-on-wye.org for more
next meeting of the Steering Group is Thursday 6th December
7.00pm at the Corn Exchange, High Street. The group welcomes
new members or volunteers especially those under 40, who
are currently underrepresented.
would just like to say a big thank you to everybody who
came along to The Prince of Wales on Saturday evening to
help Glynis and I celebrate our birthdays. It was lovely
to see you all and we had an absolutely fantastic time.
brilliant Zebras provided the entertainment for the evening
and played better than ever. Thanks for that guys. Me and
Jay deliberately booked you for that evening, so it was
pretty much a good time guaranteed.
was also nice on Saturday were the happy birthday greetings
I got from people who came along because they saw the event
featured in last week's issue of Wyenot News.
did get told off once, tough. Ali said, 'Tina, you've got
two pints in. Why have you still got a half pint left in
your glass? You're just not trying hard enough.' So I knuckled
down and got on with it. So did Alan!
he went to the bar to fetch a Jack Daniel's somebody (Nick)
had bought him, Karen asked, 'How would you like these Jack
Daniel's then? One at a time or do you want all three now?'
I know which one of us ended up worst in the morning and
it wasn't me!! As a result of two friends, both going by
the name of Nick buying him drinks, it took Alan two days
to shake off the hangover. He enjoyed the evening very much!
once again thanks to all who came to the Prince and to all
who bought cards, presents, drinks and sent good wishes.
I had a fantastic birthday weekend.
friends Nick and Angie Stephens. Ref: DSC _2747
Theresa, Tina and Linda enjoying the Zebras. Ref: DSC_2759
Randell, best friend and guitarist extraordinaire! Ref: DSC_2755
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things people ask when they see a video camera!
You may have read about the lady a couple of weeks ago when
I was filming the Heron. The bit of film I was recording
at the time is actually in the wildlife test film published
in this issue - sound removed.
week's classic, whilst I was obviously filming a moving
scene with a video camera was, 'Are you doing that for the
can I say? You never know. One day somebody might come up
with a newspaper which can reproduce motion pictures. A
'flick pad' edition maybe.
I am hoping to find an old colleague who used to live in
Ross-on-Wye. He was a merchant navy officer called Roger
you are Robin or know him, please let me know and I will
pass you John's email address.
very kindly published a family history enquiry of mine during
early 2006 and a response was published in Issue 118 - 25.11.2006
in which Robin Carey provided some interesting family facts
about the Assinder and Keyse families.
by coincidence I came across Wyenot News again today only
to read that Robin had been trying to contact me in Cannock,
would be most grateful if you would forward this e-mail
to Robin so that we may make long awaited contact.
would willingly pass it on Colin but I am afraid I no longer
have Robin Carey's email address. Robin's contact was a
year ago now and my computer has crashed since then, losing
all of my email contacts.
I can do is publish your latest letter here and hope that
Robin still reads. If so, I will put you in touch.
Anniversary of Ross Book Swap Shop
Thanks to the support of the people of Ross, the EnviroAbility
run Book Swap Shop situated in Cantilupe Road, Ross, is
celebrating its 10th year of operation.
to this public support and comments received, the shop has
recently been given a new suspended ceiling and new lighting,
funded by Herefordshire Council's Community Pride Scheme.
The shop front is also being redesigned by local innovator,
Pete Martin, who has kindly volunteered his skills in order
to create an attractive new look for the front of the shop.
This work is to be carried out in the near future. The
shop will be reopening on Monday, 26th November after a
one week shut down for the refurbishments.
and volunteers who work at the shop recently asked visitors
to fill in a questionnaire; this has enabled us to gather
useful information. The results of the survey show that
half of our customers visit the shop at least once a week,
and we get as many as 80 people visiting the shop in any
one day. Almost 80% of people who visit the shop are over
50 years of age.
Manager of EnviroAbility, Martin Neicho said, 'Our main
customers are local people in their 50's and 60's but we
would also like to remind people there is a great selection
of books available for children and younger readers. In
order to take books all we ask is a donation or an exchange
survey turned up lots of positive comments concerning the
large variety of books and the value for money. Many people
also commented on the good atmosphere in the shop and the
friendliness and helpfulness of staff. Alison Fletcher who
runs the shop said, 'I would like to take this opportunity
to thank everyone involved in the running of the shop, past
and present. It is thanks to their support that this community
based project, which encourages recycling, has been going
for over 10 years.'
archive Ross-on-Wye photo is not quite what it may seem
to those unfamiliar with Ross.
in Gloucester Road during the 1920 or 1930s, it is most
likely to be a scene from one of the very first Ross-on-Wye
photo belonged to the late Edwin Deakin and was probably
taken by his father.
am looking for information. Do you recognize any of the
people or can you put a more precise date to the scene?
you to Joyce Cowdery, nee Deakin for the loan of the photo.
Authors to Hold Book Signing at Heritage Centre
Local authors, Heather and Jon Hurley are to hold a book
signing event at Ross Heritage Centre on Saturday between
10:30 and 12:30.
will be an opportunity for visitors to talk to the authors
about their books as well as a chance to buy a signed copy.
who already has a book by Heather or Jon and would like
it signed are welcome to take it along on Saturday. If you
are unable to attend, but you would like to reserve a copy
of any of their new publications, the staff at the Heritage
Centre will be more than happy to keep the signed book for
you, provided you leave a small deposit.
and coffee will be available throughout the morning. If
you would like further information, please telephone the
Heritage Centre on 01432 260675.
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