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Issue No. 214 - Wednesday, 3rd September 2008 - A Cider Festival Special
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Page 1 [WNTV NEWS - Ross Cider Festival a Huge Success - Get your Skates On for Skating Competition]
Page 2 [Ross Cider Festival Continues]
Page 3 [Stunning Sunday at Ross Cider Festival - Cheque for Acorns]

Page 4

[The rest of the week's news from Ross-on-Wye]
Page 5 [Rare Bee sighting - BT want 50 Grand and the rest of the news from around the region]
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Ross Cider Festival A Huge Success

We have always enjoyed our visits to Broome Farm and in particular, their annual Cider Festival. So much so that we decided to spend the best part of the entire event there. (We had to go home occasionally to walk and feed our lovely dog Hideous Eric.

Upon our arrival, young local rock band, Pineapple Jack were getting ready for their performance of rock covers by the likes of Tom Petty and The Moody Blues amongst others. It was nice to see many of their friends there supporting them. After Pineapple Jack had finished, Ceilidh band Porridge began their fantastic performance. They called the moves and the floor was packed with people, all enjoying the dance.

It was really good to meet up with Chris Price and his partner Anneka from Holland. After Alan had filmed the Ceilidh, we both relaxed, had a drink and caught up with what our friends had been up to before making our way up to our tent in the orchard.

Many people enjoyed watching the fun from outside in the warm evening air. Ref: DSC_6946

It was difficult to find room on the dance floor. Ref: DSC_6909

Friends from Holland, Chris and Anneka with John Draper and Phil Long. Ref: DSC_6917

John kindly took this photo of the four of us as Chris and Anneka had to leave the next day. Ref: DSC_6920

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From the youngest to the oldest, everybody enjoyed the Ceilidh. Ref: DSC_6930

Mike Johnson and Sophie Ref: DSC_6967

Bekki and Shaun talk to sound man John Edwards before their performance. Ref: DSC_6949

Richard of Barbourne Cider is happy to talk to us for WNTV News. Ref: DSC_0881

Meeting the cider makers on Saturday. Ref: DSC_0883


'The Halt' Self Catering, Homs Road, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire. Broome Farm B & B and Restaurant, Peterstow.

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Get Your Skates On For Great Skate Competition

All young people, especially skaters 'boarders and BMX riders between the ages of 10 and 25 are invited to the grand opening of Ross Skate Park on Saturday, 6th September. The skate park was reopened for use approximately a year ago and is funded by Barclays Spaces for Sport. Thanks to this fund, further cash has become available to hold a big competition, making the opening a day to remember.

Participants will compete within their own age groups and there are some great prizes from Flipped Street Sports will be up for grabs, so if you want to take part, get down to the Skate Park at 11 am to register your entry. The event will begin at 12 Noon and the official opening at 12:30 will feature a display by professional skaters 'Tribe' who are hosting this great event.

An eclectic mix of rock, hip-hop and acoustic music will be performed throughout the day, headlined by Rupert and the Robbers, upcoming Herefordshire band, already receiving rave reviews in the music press. The concert will also feature some of the talented young people of Ross, Bekki and Shaun, Controversial Minds, The Mirror Kissers and others and you will see the return of a great hip hop and rap line up hosted by Soul Syndicate Sound System.

Music sessions have been organized with support from the Basement Youth Trust, the Courtyard, New Roots, the Music Pool and Herefordshire Council. Councillor Jenny Hyde, cabinet member for children's services, said, 'I am delighted that this fantastic facility is to receive such an exciting official opening. I would like to thank the many people and organizations who have worked hard to provide this skate park for the town's young people.'

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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Old Gaol Restaurant

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and evening in the bar and restaurant

CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2008



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