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Wyenot News - The Weekly News Magazine for Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Issue No. 204 - Wednesday, 25th June 2008
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Page 1 [WNTV NEWS - A Picnic for Violette - Mike's Cider judged 'Best of Herefordshire']
Page 2 [Furze Pig Hedgehog Rescue - The Violette Room - Jamstand Team - Old Ecclesiastical Friends - Congratulations]
Page 3 [Wilton Castle - Saturn - Bands in the Park - Gareth Malone - Stamp Duty Hike - For Sale - Pen Pal enquiry]

Page 4

[Nature Photos - Llangarron Fete - Win £100 - RNLI - Weston Flood lighting - Rowing - Weather]
Page 5 [Body discovered in woods and the rest of the news from around Herefordshire]
Presented by Tina Jones

This week Tina speaks to actress, Virginia McKenna, who played the leading role in 'Born Free' and 'Carve Her Name With Pride', the well known film about the life and death of Violette Szabo GC. We meet Maureen and find out about Furze Hegehog Rescue. We visit Wilton Castle, talk to Mike Johnson, who won 'Best in Show' with his dry cider at the Three Counties Show. I film (very briefly) the planet, Saturn, Tina talks to Jack about the rapidly approaching Jamstand event and we finish with some of Jack's performance in Monmouth last Friday evening

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A Picnic for Violette

The grounds of Cartref at Wormelow were full of people on Saturday afternoon waiting to enjoy the eighth annual picnic, organized by Rosemary Rigby MBE in memory of war time heroine Violette Szabo.

Violette was an incredibly brave young woman who worked with British Intelligence during the second World War and was executed by the Germans. A film called 'Carve her Name With Pride' was made about Violette's short life and actress Virginia McKenna OBE played the starring role fifty years ago. Violette's story has had a profound effect on many people and each year a picnic is held in her memory at the place she visited in her youth.

Saturday's event was attended by Ross Town Mayor, Councillor John Davies, the Mayor of Hereford and many other dignitaries as well as members of the Royal British Legion from various parts of the country.

A special service took place in the afternoon and before the picnic itself began Virginia McKenna unveiled a statue of Violette which was sculpted by Angela Palmer and spoke to us for this week's WNTV News Programme.

Rosemary Rigby MBE and Virginia McKenna OBE at the unveiling of Violette's statue. Ref: DSC_5634

Virginia McKenna with a copy of Young, Beautiful and Brave by Violett'es daughter, Tania. Ref: DSC_0771

Standard Bearers of the Royal British Legion Ref: DSC_5621

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Rosemary Rigby welcomes visitors. Ref: DSC_5624

This gentleman wrote a poem about Violette's life. Ref: DSC_5625

Jason Small of Weston Super Mare asks Virginia McKenna for her autograph. Ref: DSC_5623


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Mike's Cider Judged Best of Herefordshire

Congratulations to Mike Johnson of Ross Cider and Perry Company who returned home from the Three Counties Show with three awards and a huge trophy.

The dry cider that Mike had entered into the show won first place in its class and was later judged to be the Best in Show. As a result, Mike's produce was then judged as the 'Best in Herefordshire' and was also presented with a huge trophy. We went along to Broome Farm to congratulate Mike and talk to him about his latest achievement. You can hear what Mike had to say in this week's WNTV News Programme.

Mike Johnson and Sophie proudly showing off the awards. Ref: DSC_5684
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