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Wyenot News - The Weekly News Magazine for Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Issue No. 215 - Wednesday, 10th September 2008
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Page 1 [WNTV NEWS - Ross-under-Wye from the air - Wyenot News Potters Bar Reunion 2008!]
Page 2 [Water levels as seen from the ground - Symonds Yat from the Air - CRASBO works for Ross teenager]
Page 3 [Sneak preview from Symonds Yat - I can see my house from here - Heritage Open Days Weekend]

Page 4

[Fight for Tudorville Post Office - Tewkesbury and Upton Floods from the air - Celebrating 100th Anniversary of T.A.]
Page 5 [Local Landslides - SK8 - Sponsors - Cotswold Ferrari - Letters - Viv and Jeff - Legion parade - Schools and more]
Page 6 [Fatal accident near Tarrington and the rest of the news from around the region]
Can be now be watched from the Wyenot News front page

Ross-under-Wye From The Air

I am sure that you will have noticed that it has rained a little over the past couple of months. I guess you can blame me for this because my main passion in life is astronomy and I bought a new telescope some weeks ago. Same thing happened when I bought my first one, at the age of 13. It was cloudy for a month, from the day it arrived. I have tried to make amends since though. Today, I bought an umbrella, which will guarantee sunshine and clear skies (I hope).

That aside, the weather has been dreadful during the first week of September with 3.58 inches (90.8mm) of rainfall between 1st and 7th September, compared to 1.93 inches (49.1mm) for the whole of September 2007. The result of that rain can be seen below. I went helicopter flying with pilot, Nick Dale on Monday to photograph and film the flood water from on high.

Below you can see Ross-on-Wye and on the following pages, we covered Symonds Yat and, just out of interest, Tewkesbury and Upton-upon-Seven - the towns which were badly affected by flooding last year.

Watch the flight in this week's WNTV NEWS programme.

The Horseshoe Bend. Ref: DSC_5887

The Horseshoe Bend and Wilton. Ref: DSC_5886

Ref: DSC_5897

West Ross. Ref: DSC_5898

Looking at the river from over the town. Ref: DSC_5908

Ditto. Ref: DSC_5914

St. Mary's Church in the foreground. Ref: DSC_0934


It has been 3 years since the last Potters Bar Reunion Party,

so we have decided to hold another.

All who remember the Potters Bar
and those who would just like an evening of great '70s music

are Invited to come along on

Saturday 22nd November at 8.00pm

to the The Original Potters Bar
(Now the Hope & Anchor Conservotary)

Original Juke Box Records! - Football Table! - Meet Old Friends!
Bring all your old photographs!

Please invite your friends!

A scene from the 2004 Wyenot News Potters Bar party. Ref: DSC_6679

Police Seek Victims Of Ross Begging Incident

Local police are endeavouring to find a couple, verbally abused by a young male in Ross Town Centre, who was allegedly begging. The incident happened between noon and 2pm on Saturday, 23rd August 2008 in Broad Street, outside the King Charles II public house.

It is understood that a couple with a young toddler attempted to get past the man who was asking for money. The man is alleged to have physically prevented the couple from passing and subjected them to verbal abuse. The man was subsequently arrested by police on the evidence of other witnesses and has been charged with a public order offence. However, police enquiries have not able to trace the couple involved at the time and officers are asking them to come forward.

The couple are thought to be in their late 20s or early 30s, both white. The man had fair hair and was wearing casual clothing. The lady wore darker clothing and had dark hair. Police urge the couple to contact PC Paul Challenger at Ross Police Station on 08457 444888, as should anyone else who may information on similar incidents in the town.


Old Court Farm - Self Catering at Symonds Yat.

Walford, Ross-on-Wye

Quality Childcare from birth to 11 years

Jo Gilmour Ofsted registered Childminder

Please call 01989 564173 or email for vacancies

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



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