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Wyenot News - The Weekly News Magazine for Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Issue No. 197 - Wednesday, 7th May 2008
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IN THIS ISSUE
Page 1 [WNTV NEWS - Making sure the sun continues to rise on May Hill]
Page 2 [Necessary changes to Wyenot - Launching the 'Friends of St. Mary's' appeal from the tower - Jamstand Update]
Page 3 [SOFA at the Prince - The Banned rock John Kyrle - Happy Birthday Boys - Wilton Castle - Local Planning]

Page 4

[Real Nappy Week - Letters - Opera Gala - Ross Rowing Club win at Evesham - Weather]
Page 5 [Motorcyclist dies and the rest of the news from around Herefordshire]
WNTV TELEVISION NEWS
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.

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Making sure the Sun continues to rise on May Hill

This year I climbed May Hill alone to cover the traditional Mayday sunrise festivities. Getting out of bed at 4.00am, I drove to the foot of the hill, parked and began my ascent in total darkness. I seriously thought my heart was going to give out, humping the heavy camera equipment up the steep incline by torch light - slipping on the wet grass. It was pounding so hard in fact that I could feel it in my throat. I made it on time to the top though, and after taking a few moments to recover, set up the equipment.

It was cold, though not quite as bitterly so as last year - more a damp cold with a strong wind. A crescent moon lit the Eastern sky and the thin layer of cloud did not spoil the photo opportunities as Royal Forest of Dean and Lassington Oak Morris set about their Mayday task. It was all worth it because the dancing worked - the sun rose precisely on time at 05.40am. Heaven knows what would have happened if the dancers had been put off by the cold and damp - perpetual darkness over May Hill maybe.

Not quite as many people turned up as did last year and I guess this was due to the weather but there were still the best part of a good few there to make sure that our area was nicely illuminated by the sun. Some joined in whilst others watched and I filmed the whole event, right up to the final group dance around the trees.

An edited version of the morning's celebrations, which I guess have more to do with eating a hearty breakfast afterwards, singing traditional songs for the rest of the day and drinking beer, rather than making sure the sun rises can be watched in this week's WNTV NEWS programme.


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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.

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