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Wyenot News - The Weekly News Magazine for Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Issue No. 196 - Wednesday, 30th April 2008
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Page 1 [WNTV NEWS - Celebrating St. George's Day at Wilton Court Hotel - Sorcery and Seduction in the Barn]
Page 2 [Fridge Door Cerebrate - RiB team with E & I Williams - Alison and Paul - Golfer Helen - Who stole Simba? - Letters]
Page 3 [Filming at Symonds Yat East - The ROscars]

Page 4

[Police at Bridstow - Twinning Thirtieth Anniversary - What's Happening in Ross - Weather]
Page 5 [New Head Teacher and other news from around Herefordshire]
Presented by Tina Jones

This programme has been removed to conserve space on the web server but can still be obtained from WNTV NEWS on DVD.

'The Halt' Self Catering, Homs Road, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire.



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Celebrating St. George's Day

Morris dancers and clog dancers from the Forest of Dean gathered at Wilton Court Hotel on Wednesday evening to celebrate St. George's Day. Members of the Wild Oats Morris and Forest Morris kept diners at the hotel entertained with their traditional English dances. It is nice that our patron Saint is still remembered for his dragon slaying antics.

It is, of course the start of the season for English folk traditions and, assuming it is not raining heavily, I shall be trekking up May Hill during the early hours of Thursday morning to witness (and film) more local morris 'sides' celebrating the rising of the May Day sun.

The sun rises at approximately 5:40 am, so I guess I need to be up at around 4.00 am to climb the hill on time. Last year, I went with my son, Matt and we witnessed a beautiful sunrise (pictured below). I am not yet sure if he will come along again as we both froze last year in the icy wind (although later in the day, the temperature hit the 70s). If he doesn't, I shall still go it alone. One thing for sure, Tina will be snoring.

Wild Oats Morris. Ref: DSC_0569

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Forest of Dean Morris. Ref: DSC_0574

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Sunrise through the trees on top of May Hill - May Day 2007. Ref: DSC_0396

Sunrise on May Hill - May Day 2007. Ref: DSC_0392

Sorcery and Seduction in the Barn

Clementine at last years Gathering May. Ref: DSC_0455

Classical music lovers are in for a real treat at Broome Farm on Sunday, 1st June.

Local soprano, Clementine Lovell will be performing arias and duets with baritone Nick Morris, accompanied by pianist Anna Kotova.

The programme will include pieces composed by Gershwin, Mozart, Puccini and Rossini.

Clementine has a beautiful voice and is currently training as an opera singer. Her talent recently led her to being asked to sing at a friend' wedding in South Africa and she has taught music in Europe.

This is not the first time a classical concert has bee held at Broome Farm. Last year, Clementine and friend Nick, along with Anna staged a 'Gathering May' concert, which was hugely successful.

A licensed bar will be operating from 12 Noon and Ploughman's lunches are available between 12 and 2pm. These need to be booked in advance and cost £5. Tickets for the forthcoming concert cost £7.50 per adult, under 16s go free.

For further information and to book tickets, why not call in the cellar, visit the website, Email or telephone 01989 567232.

Tea and cakes will be available for sale after the concert.

Click here for further details on the White Lion Inn.

Dave 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.

The 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.

Click here for further details on the White Lion Inn.


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