place for information on Ross-on-Wye and the Wye Valley
NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The Weekly News Magazine for
No. 195 - Wednesday, 23rd April 2008
NEWS - Webcam success - Toby's pig of a day - Mayor's other ball
- Fridge Door - Ross Lions' Walk]
comes to Ross - Vintage Ross to John O' Groats - Drive it Day -
Spring Concert at JKHS]
welcomes Conde visitors - Ross Town Meeting (food for thought)]
and Lewis family - Green Flag - Guides and RiB - Flavours of Hfds
- Design a Library Card Sport - Weather]
load of old rot and other news from around Herefordshire]
by Tina Jones
programme has been removed to conserve space on the web
server but can still be obtained from WNTV NEWS on DVD.
River Wye Webcam a Success
had a feeling that a webcam pointing over the River Wye
would be popular and that feeling was not wrong.
the first six days of its launch on Wyenot, 4,726 frames
from the camera, located at the White Lion Inn were viewed
and viewings continue at a similar rate.
have not been viewing the camera a lot myself, just checking
occasionally to make sure it is working properly but during
one of those checks, on Monday, I captured one of the Wilton
herons flying past. See the picture, left.
the rain we have been experiencing, river levels remain
normal and the rocks remain visible in the water.
the image (left) to open the webcam in a pop-up window.
The live image of the River Wye at Ross-on-Wye will refresh every
here to go to the webcam page.
has a pig of a day down on the farm - 17 times over!
News' recently published the story of Bessie, the Berkshire
sow giving birth to piglets at Broome Farm. Bessie had eight
babies to begin with, but unfortunately, the little runt
did not survive. However, the remaining seven piglets are
all doing well and growing at a good rate.
Toby Lovell told us that May, the Gloucester Old Spot was
due to farrow shortly afterwards and we awaited the news
of the piglets' arrival. Last Wednesday evening, Mike Johnson
and his partner, Sophie heard a noise similar to that which
Bessie made when farrowing and, thinking May was giving
birth rushed out to see to her. When they got to May, however,
there was no sign of any piglets. The noise was coming from
Martha, the other Berkshire sow, whom the family had given
up on as being pregnant. She was overdue and didn't look
expectant. Martha however is now the proud mother of nine.
next evening it was May's turn and she is now suckling eight
gorgeous piglets, who all seem to be doing well.
can see more of the Broome Farm babies in this week's WNTV
with her cute piglets. Ref: DSC_0551
with hr 'surprise' babies. Ref: DSC_0555
up! It's dinenr time.' Ref: DSC_0558
Mayor of Ross, Councillor Derek Bedford did what all other
Mayors of Ross do and held a charity ball at the Chase Hotel
to raise money for his chosen charity, which this year is
Ross Educational Foundation. The evening was a great success.
At the suggestion of the Mayor's Officer, Paul Truman, the
Mayor decided to hold another ball this year, this time
at the Prince of Wales.
prices for this ball made it easier for everybody to enjoy
the Mayor's ball whilst boosting funds for his charity even
further. There was some great entertainment throughout the
evening by way of brilliant band, Business As Usual and
John Brown provided his disco, the Caroline Roadshow. There
were also some great raffle prizes won later in the evening.
didn't know before Saturday, that the Mayor used to play
the guitar years ago. He said he was too rusty to perform
on Saturday,however, he and Business As Usual posed happily
together for this photograph, along with Mayoress Meryl
and Paul Truman. You can see more of this event in this
week's WNTV News Programme.
and Mayoress Bedford pose with Business As Usual on Saturday. Ref:
As Usual give a great performance. Ref: DSC_4941
Truman, Mayoress Bedford and Mayor Bedford talk about the event
and their year in office so far. Ref: DSC_0546
Door Cabarets are acoustic open mic nights that are organized
by local artiste Nik Thiessen. On the evening of Thursday,
24th April, Fridge Door Cabaret is coming to the White Lion
Inn, Wilton and all musicians, poets, story tellers etc.
are welcome to go along and share their talents.
event will begin at around 7:30pm and admission is free.
Performers are advised to arrive early to ensure a slot.
Everybody is welcome whether they wish to perform or just
want to enjoy the entertainment.
used to run the Fridge Door Cabarets at Nature's Choice
Cafe in Broad Street, but the cafe is now closed due to
the sad death of proprietor Alan Lyus, who used to enjoy
the then Open Art Surgeries. Alan will be missed by many
and this particular Fridge Door Cabaret is dedicated to
weather changing almost by the hour did not deter walkers
on Sunday, 13th April as they started off on a cold sunny
morning from the Bandstand. For the second year running
around fifty intrepid walkers took part in Ross Lions' 'Ross
Round Walk'; raising funds for the Acorns Children's Hospice
and the Lions local charities.
all the sponsorship money has been collected and returned
the results will not be known but the Lions expect the financial
returns to be better than last years which yielded just
in inclement weather the walk is beautiful, commencing at
the Bandstand and following the river until they it reaches
Hole in the Wall. On this stretch some of the walkers were
lucky enough to see six dear as well as lots of swans and
sand martins. From Hole in the Wall the route went up a
lovely valley heading for Upton Bishop where participants
registered with the stewards and then had a picnic lunch.
Before they reached this point they had to withstand a heavy
storm which lasted for about an hour. At Upton Bishop, the
seven mile mark, many of the walkers decided they had had
enough and took the mini-bus back to the Bandstand. The
sun shone as the walkers continued across fields to Weston
under Penyard, crossing the motorway into Hartleton Lakes
where lots of anglers were enjoying fishing in the lovely
Weston many more felt they had done their fair share and
went straight back to the start. Only seven walkers continued
beyond this point and immediately ran into a most ferocious
hail storm, wetting them through for the second time.
who finished earlier decided to have refreshments at the
White House Guest House where, thanks to the owner, Judy
Baugh, the proceeds were donated to the Ross Lions funds.
of the Ross Lions, Keith Wilding, wishes to thank all those
who took part in the walk, those who sponsored the walkers,
including Ross Labels and Nuttalls, and also those who helped
to run the event. He said that the event was again a success
and is looking forward to finding out how much had been
raised for such a worthy cause. This walk will be organized
annually by the Lions around about the same date so do bear
this in mind. The Lions would like to see more walkers take
and Jacqui Newman would like to welcome you to the White
Lion 16th Century Riverside Inn. Situated
right on the banks of the River Wye at Ross, the White Lion
is a picturesque local inn with an interesting history and
is noted for its spectacular river views. The White Lion
has long been a favourite place to relax by both local people
and tourists alike.
White Lion's extensive and picturesque gardens reach right
down to the river's edge and are a wonderful place to enjoy
views of the river. It is a great spot to watch the local
otters, nesting swans and other wildlife.
served every lunch time
and evening in the bar and restaurant
Good Beer Guide 2008
NEWS' NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT!
WHY NOT SUPPORT 'WYENOT NEWS' WHILE
GETTING YOUR LOCAL BUSINESS FOUND
BY ADVERTISING ON THESE NEWS PAGES?
THIS SIZE - £40 PER MONTH FRONT PAGE - £30 PER
MONTH OTHER PAGES
CARD SIZE TEXT - £10.00 PER MONTH
BUSINESS CARD SIZE PICTURE WITH HYPERLINK - £20 PER
go just local when you can get 'Googled' and reach the whole
world for a fraction of the cost here?
payable in advance. Minimum 3 months. Page placement dependent
on amount of news during any one week.)
WYENOT NEWS DEADLINE
absolute deadline for Wyenot News stories and other items
is 12:00, midday on Tuesday, for inclusion in the following
This is an absolute deadline and not the time
I am asking for articles to be sent in. Mondays and Tuesdays
here at 'Wyenot News' are Hell with by far, the most events
I cover occurring at the weekend. The photography that the
public sees happening is only one tiny part of the whole
picture (please excuse the pun) of running this weekly news
publication and the bits of prep that people do not see,
are actually the most time consuming part of getting the
at all possible, please send your story in as early as you
can, rather than wait until the very last minute, so that
I can have at least a fighting chance of getting to bed
before 3:00 am every Tuesday and Wednesday morning after
what has lately become two 18 hour working days on the trot.
you very much for your understanding and help.
YOU HAVE A STORY FOR WYENOT NEWS?
you have a local news item or story you can submit
call Alan or Tina on 01989 763217
is no charge for publishing either news items or What's
This is a Free Service for
the local community!
News, 1, Hillview Road, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire. HR9
email or to: 'Wyenot.com,' 1, Hillview Road, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire,
HR9 7EY. Tel: 01989 763217