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Wyenot News - The Weekly News Magazine for Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Issue No. 200 - Wednesday, 28th May 2008
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Page 1 [WNTV NEWS - Welcome to the 200th Wyenot News - Kent Duchaine concert coming up at Broome Farm]
Page 2 [Ross Rugby Club Annual Dinner - Darcie is the Ross carnival Princess 2008]
Page 3 [Bridstow Fair 2008 - Motorcycle Display - Half Term at the Library - Visit to Betzdorf - Pioneering Day - Letters]

Page 4

[What's On - Missing Schools - Marstow Music - A40s Ryder Cup - Rowing - Weather Station]
Page 5 [Road junction celebration and more news from around Herefordshire]
Presented by Tina Jones

In this week's programme you can meet Darcie, the 2008 Carnival Princess and watch a short film clip from the millennium year carnival. You can find out about some exciting events coming up soon at Broome Farm over the coming weeks, with a preview of Kent Duchaine and Chicken Shed Zeppelin, both of whom will be performing at the venue's summer concerts. Despite the awful weather on Bank Holiday Monday, we visited Gordon Lucas at his Market House Vintage Motorcycle Show and Ross Rugby Club hold their Annual Dinner at the Chase Hotel.

If you are a member of 'Facebook' you can now join Tina's new WNTV group, where you will be able to tell us what you think of the programme, and what you would like to see included in future programmes.

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Welcome to the 200th Wyenot News

Although this is issue number 200 of 'Wyenot News', that is just a name and we have actually been reporting local news here on 'Wyenot' since May 2000.

Eight years is only a short space of time but Ross has changed an awful lot in that time and, unlike printed media, which ends up wrapped around somebody's fish and chips or in the recycling blue boxes, even the very first news stories we published in 'Wyenot News' are still read by people all over the world, every single day of the year. 'Wyenot News' is building into a massive Ross-on-Wye archive - probably the biggest, most easily accessed of any town in the UK.

Looking back on the first issue of 'Wyenot News' proper, the weekly publication has certainly grown. In those days, we struggled a bit to find news. Now I struggle trying to fit it all in, limited by the fact that there are only 24 hours in the day. I don't actually like looking back at that first issue.

Below are just a few photos reprinted from past issues. Over the years, the collection of phots I have taken for 'Wyenot News' amounts to literally hundreds of thousands, and as I am not getting any younger, remembering what I have photographed last week can be a problem. I do seriously struggle to remember events I covered, even yesterday (though strangely, I can remember my first day at school as if it were yesterday). As a result, choosing photos for this page without looking through all of the back issues myself was actually more difficult than one might imagine. Some of the photos below are from events I do remember covering, whilst others are those I came across at random when searching for them.

Edwin Deakin in May 2000.

George Nicholls in May 2000.

The flood in December 2000 was the worst in twenty years.

Gala day in May 2001.

Jubilee day June 2002.

A scene from the 2003 International Festival opening parade.

A Royal visit from HM Queen Elizabeth II in 2003.

Kate Adie gave an address to Ross Rotary in 2004.
Joyce Thomas OBE, Ross-on-Wye Herefordshire
Local public figure, Joyce Thomas is awarded the MBE in 2004.

This transit of the planet, Venus across the disc of the sun took place on 8th June 2004. The last time this phenomenon occurred was in 1882, so those of us who observed it were the first humans alive to have seen such an event. This is how it looked from Wyenot News HQ.

England Cricketer Vicram Solanky visits Ross in 2005.

A Royal visit from HRH Prince Edward, Duke of Kent in 2005.

Chris and Ingrid Tarrant visit the White Lion and Broome Farm in May 2006.

In July 2007 the River Wye floods to unprecidented summer levels.

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.


Log Fire

Old Gaol Restaurant

Meals served every lunch time
and evening in the bar and restaurant

CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2008


The absolute deadline for Wyenot News stories and other items is 12:00, midday on Tuesday, for inclusion in the following day's edition.

PLEASE NOTE HOWEVER: 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 story out.

If 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.

Thank you very much for your understanding and help.



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