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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The Weekly News Magazine for
No. 176 - Wednesday, 5th December 2007
Christmas Fair in Bridstow
Primary School was bustling with activity on Friday evening
as visitors flocked to their Christmas fair, where there
was plenty going on - stalls selling a wide range of Christmas
gifts. Well known children's author, Shoo Rayner was also
at the fair, signing his books for the younger visitors.
Whilst looking for presents, visitors to the fair enjoyed
a lovely performance of Christmas music by two of the school's
pupils - Rachel Kennedy with the popular carol The Holly
and the Ivy on the 'cello, and George Swattridge with a
nice performance of Hark the Herald Angels Sing on alto
of this story can be watched in this week's WNTV
Kennedy and George Swatridge. Ref: DSC_2988
Lines with Usbourne Books and Debera Emsley with Wye Candles. Ref:
O' Rourke sold Aloe vera products. Ref: DSC_2995
Bushell designed and made a gingerbread reindeer and sleigh for
the fair. Ref: DSC_3001
author Shoo Rayner signs one of his books, 'The Elephant's Child'
for Amanda Denny. Ref: DSC_3007
Thomas brought his home-made crafts from Alvington, near Lydney
to the fair. Ref: DSC_3014
Macmillan by visiting Santa in Ross
Father Christmas dropped in at Ross Victorian Arcade recently
with Mrs Christmas and one of his helpers to check on the
arrangements for his visits to Ross-on-Wye which will be
is looking forward to meeting lots of children and will
be at the Ross Victorian Arcade on December 8th,15th, 22nd
you would like to come and see him, call in at the Victorian
Arcade in Gloucester Road to find out more.
The cost will be £3 per child, which includes a small gift
and all proceeds raised from the children meeting Santa
will go to Macmillan Cancer Support.
family tribute to Peter McCutcheon
family of a man who died in a collision on the A49 near
Hereford last week have described him as, 'the most kind
and considerate person they have ever known'.
Antonio McCutcheon, from Hereford, died on Thursday, November
29 when his Honda Civic car was in collision with a lorry
on the A49 at Callow Hill. He was 26.
while his family was stationed in Germany, Peter moved back
to England at an early age, first to Colchester and then
to Hereford, where he was educated at St Francis Xavier
Primary School and then St Maryís High School. After leaving
school, he took an apprenticeship as a builder before beginning
work for racehorse trainer Venetia Williams as a groom,
joining his father Peter who was the yard foreman. While
there he also took training to become a jockey through the
Princeís Trust, having discovered a love for riding horses.
three years at the racing yard, Peter moved on to work alongside
his father once more at EFM Construction in Hereford.
. . .
McCutcheon with his girlfriend, Kayleigh Barnes.
a statement, Peterís family described him as a loving son,
brother, grandson and nephew who would spend all of his
time making sure all around him were okay. His loss is a
source of deep sorrow to his family. His father Peter (Sr)
said, 'Peter was the most kind, considerate and helpful
person our family has ever known. As a father I was proud
of my son in every way imaginable. He was and remains my
best friend and a wonderful son. Nothing can remove him
from my heart.'
mother, Filomena McCutcheon, added, 'Peter was my rock,
standing by me through good times and bad. He put himself
in a position to always make my life as sweet as he possibly
could. He is in my heart for ever more.'
was elder brother to David, Suzanne and Joanne who describe
him as the 'perfect big bro' and their best friend. 'Words
can never express how much pain and sorrow our family is
going through at this time,' they said. 'To us and the many
other people who knew him, Peter was and still is a very
special individual. He was the most caring, loving and thoughtful
person we have known. He made friends wherever he was and
we know he will be missed by many people.
We could not have wished for a better brother and we will
always be proud of him.'
the past eight months, Peter had found happiness with his
girlfriend Kayleigh Barnes and the pair were planning a
long and happy future together. In her own statement, Kayleigh
said, 'Nothing will ever describe this agonizing pain that
we all feel. Peter was the most perfect person I had ever
met, loving kind and gentle, always making sure that everyone
was okay. None of us can imagine life without him. Peter
was my life, my world, my everything.'
Final arrangements for Peterís funeral are still being made
- for further details please contact SA Evans Funeral Directors
in Hereford on 01432 273736.
appeal for witnesses following Peter's death
are appealing for witnesses to the collision on the A49
at the top of the Callow Hill near Hereford in which Peter
collision happened at 7.10pm on Thursday, 29th November
29 and involved a black Honda Civic, Type R headed towards
Ross-on-Wye and a Daf articulated lorry headed in the other
direction. Both vehicles were extensively damaged and the
road was blocked. All three emergency services attended
the scene and road remained closed until around 3am with
diversions put in place.
driver of the Honda car suffered serious head injuries and
died at the scene. The lorry driver sustained shock but
did not require any hospital treatment.
post mortem was expected to take place today, as we go to
press, with an inquest likely to be opened and adjourned
by the Herefordshire Coroner later today.
would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the
collision or saw the vehicles travelling along the A49 beforehand.
Anyone with information should contact PC Paul Turner at
Hereford Police Station quoting incident number 579-s of
n urgent carnival appeal - can you help?
a ll at Wyenot News,
a big thank you for all of your help and publicity for the
Carnival. We are very grateful for your help. We know you
do a lot for the town and do not always receive any thanks
we put out an appeal through Wyenot News for help with the
Carnival? We desperately need some more committee members.
Our Treasurer has called it a day and needs replacing as
soon as possible as we are already taking bookings for next
year and need cheques signed.
have struggled for a while without a secretary and would
love somebody to help. I use one fingered typing and it
takes a very long while to write a letter.
anyone is interested in helping to keep the town carnival
going, please write to the Carnival Chairman at 11, Three
Crosses Close, Ross-on-Wye, HR9 7EZ or telephone Mel on
from The Netherlands
a few lines from Holland (yes your are read that far...)
to let you know how wonderful I find your efforts serving
the community of Ross with your written news, your beautiful
photo's, and now WNTV!
have been visiting the UK and Herefordshire in particular,
for more than 33 years now (we were invited to spend our
honeymoon in Kington in 1974 and travelled from The Netherlands
with boat and trains, joined by a Kington plumber Ivor Williams
who was a guest at our wedding. We spent our honeymoon in
the B&B of Bill and Vera Jones.
try to come to Herefordshire a few times a year and normally
stay at King's Caple and do our shopping and dining in Ross
. We read your news every week - keep up the good work!
you, Rinus. It is nice to know that we have regular readers
in The Netherlands and Tina and I are pleased to know you
enjoy reading / viewing. It is always good when readers
take the time and trouble to let us know who they are.
WNTV is not new to Wyenot News, Tina presenting it is, and
last week's programme was a 'last minute' idea, rushed together
very hurriedly. This week, we took a bit more time to think
about it and so I hope that the programme looks a little
am not sure at the moment whether we can make WNTV a weekly
feature as preparing the footage and the programme is an
extremely time consuming business but we certainly intend
to 'have a go'. Personally, I enjoy TV filming far more
than I do ordinary photography work - which I actually do
not enjoy that much except when photographing wildlife.
you for taking an interest and I hope you enjoy your next
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]
you advertise with Wyenot.com and would like your restaurant's
Christmas menu available to view on-line here, please
post a copy to: Wyenot News, 1, Hillview Road, Ross-on-Wye,
Herefordshire. HR9 7EY.
is a free service - available ONLY to restaurants / pub
owners who currently
support 'Wyenot News' by advertising!
(I have had others who do not
support Wyenot sending in their Christmas menus. I am sorry
but . . . )
Symonds Yat West on 9th February 2007. Ref: DSC_3877
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