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Issue No. 195 - Wednesday, 23rd April 2008
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Page 1 [WNTV NEWS - Webcam success - Toby's pig of a day - Mayor's other ball - Fridge Door - Ross Lions' Walk]
Page 2 [Fame comes to Ross - Vintage Ross to John O' Groats - Drive it Day - Spring Concert at JKHS]
Page 3 [Ross welcomes Conde visitors - Ross Town Meeting (food for thought)]

Page 4

[Peter and Lewis family - Green Flag - Guides and RiB - Flavours of Hfds - Design a Library Card Sport - Weather]
Page 5 [A load of old rot and other news from around Herefordshire]
'Fame' Comes to Ross-on-Wye

Local theatrical group X-entricity, have staged some excellent productions in their time, including a favourite of mine, the Little Shop of Horrors. The group is currently working on the hit 1980's musical 'Fame' which promises to be a real treat for musical fans.

A lot of hard work has gone into the production and not only by the cast. On stage will be a real, big yellow, New York taxi which the stage crew had to dismantle to get it up the stairs and then reassemble it once it was on the stage.

Fame is being performed at the Larruperz Centre in Ross and will open on Thursday 1st May until Saturday, 3rd, then will run from Thursday 7th until Saturday, 10th May.

Curtain up is 7:30pm and tickets are available from the Larruperz Centre at £10 each, £7 concessions. Book your ticket now to avoid disappointment.

A real New York taxi plays a key role in the production. Ref: DSC_0547

Some of the cast in rehearsal. Ref: DSC_0549

X-entricity always put on a great performance. Ref: DSC_4952
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Four Lorries and a Motorbike Head for John O'Groats

Four lorries and a motorbike, all of the vintage variety were driven off from the Yew Tree Inn at Peterstow early on Friday morning, heading for John O'Groats to raise money for the Macmillan appeal and Ross Community Hospital League of Friends.

To help them on their way, John Bennett of Bennett's Garage at Wilton very generously let the vehicles fill up with fuel, free of charge. Brian Roe of Jacroe who have sponsored this event said that they were appealing to BP for further help with fuels, so that the costs involved would remain minimal, thus fewer expenses would have to be detracted from the monies raised for the charities.

After leaving Bennett's, the group did a quick round Ross trip before heading off up North. We wish them well with their endeavour and will hopefully be able to inform you of the outcome in next week's issue of Wyenot News.

Time for a quick photograph before setting off on their long journey. Ref: DSC_4898

A quick trip around Ross before heading up North. Ref: DSC_4987

Border Counties Vintage Club Drive-it-Day

The Border Counties Vintage Club held their annual Drive-it-Day on Sunday 20th April and 12 vehicles lined up at Monmouth before heading for Goytre Wharf, Nr.Pontypool.

They took a leisurely drive along the 'A' & 'B' roads via Mitchel Troy and Clytha, where 2 more vehicles joined them for the rest of their journey. A few wrong turns along the way for some was soon forgotten, but everyone soon arrived at their display area alongside the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal at Goytre Wharf.

While some enjoyed the fayre on offer at The Waterside Rest Inn, others preferred to picnic or stroll along the towpaths and just chill out and marvel at the ultra slow pace of life on the canals. Apparently it was a good run out enjoyed by one and all.

Organizer, Colin Davies would like to thank all who took part and for all their support on their 3rd. Annual Drive-it-Day

The next Border Counties event will be the Steam and Vintage Show at Vauxhall Fields, Monmouth on the weekend of Saturday, 3rd and Sunday, 4th May 2008.

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A Spring Concert at John Kyrle High School

The staff and pupils of John Kyrle High School put on a Spring Concert on Thursday of last week, entertaining their audience with a varied programme to enjoy. For example, the Training Orchestras performances included Massenet's 'Meditation' from Thais, the theme from Star Wars Episode III and' I'm a Believer,' the chorus of which the audience were encouraged to join in 'with enthusiasm.'

There were many talented soloists performing a the concert, including Heather Watts on piano and Timothy Alston on trombone. There were also fine duets, vocal solos and the school choir.

Sixth formers provided refreshments for the evening, the proceeds of which will go towards this year's Ugandan trip. As ever, Dave Chatwin and Harvey Powell did an excellent job with the lighting and acknowledgements were made to Mr. McErlaine, Compere, Mr. Castle and David Shaw for the sound, Iris Price for the costumes, Ryan Green for the Data Projection and Orchestra Secretary, Cathy Stevenson.

The choir and orchestra at the Spring Concert. Ref: DSC_0538

Getting ready to begin the concert on Thursday evening. Ref: DSC_4894


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