8:56am Monday 15th September 2014
A SELECTION of art is being exhibited to showcase the wonderful talents of John Kyrle Sixth Form students in the Dennis Potter Room at Ross-on-Wye Town Library. The exhibition will run until September 29 and will hopefully encourage lots of youngsters and their families as well as those visiting the town as part of Herefordshire Art Week (hArt) to visit the town library.
1:29pm Friday 12th September 2014
THE Hereford Rail Male Voice Choir is delighted to announce that they are hosting the first visit of the Tenby Male Choir to Hereford for many years, on October 4 at Holy Trinity Church in Hereford at 7pm.
12:08pm Friday 12th September 2014
IRENE Calverley and her husband Gordon moved to Knighton in 2006 to retire. Not long after, Irene, who had spent her career making wedding dresses and other garments, opened a small studio in Broad Street. This business soon expanded and she opened The Bridal Workshop in West Street and by 2012 opened another shop Strides in Broad Street. Irene soon started helping Knighton Show and Carnival by making the princess and attendants' dresses for the annual event and was also carnival president for two years.
11:40am Friday 12th September 2014
KNIGHTON Show and Carnival 2014 attracted a large amount of people who firstly lined the streets of Knighton to watch the massive mid-day procession led by town crier Derrick Price, Mayor of Knighton Laura Higgins and show chairman Chris Branford. The theme this year was the 1960s so there were plenty of people dressed as hippies, astronauts marking the first moon landing, and TV characters from the Magic Roundabout, the Flintstones, Trumpton, and other TV programmes that started in the 1960s. Other events and attractions on the day included the sheep show re-introduced for the first time since the outbreak of foot and mouth in 2000, the horse and pony show, dog show, axe racing competition, junior football competition, craft and model railway exhibition, and in the main arena Bruce Airhead and his six-foot balloon, and the Mighty Smith a strongman to entertain everyone. In Knighton community there were hundreds of entries in the horticultural section of the show for everyone to admire. In the evening the torch light procession took place followed by fireworks on Bryn-y-Castell.
11:36am Friday 12th September 2014
CHILDREN at Orleton Primary School will be growing their own school dinners this year, after handy bikers from South Shropshire Motorcycle Club lent a helping hand to build a new growing classroom. Julian Wild, the club’s chairman said: “We like practical projects for the community, and it’s great to help children to grow and eat healthily.”
1:41pm Thursday 11th September 2014
Your Herefordshire County Times: Abbeydore to Yarpole, plus clubs and societies, September 11, 2014.
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12:35pm Friday 5th September 2014
THERE was an encouraging turnout for the 74th Gladestry Sheep Dog Trials with handlers coming from far and wide to compete. This year's charities supported by the a trials are St Michael's Hospice, the Bracken Trust and Welsh Air Ambulance. The committee is grateful to Mr and Mrs S Watson, Court of Gladestry, for providing the venue and the sheep, to Ridgeway Caterers, to everyone who helped ensure a brilliant weekend and to visitors who supported.
11:53am Friday 5th September 2014
VISITORS can get stuck into some good green fun for free at National Trust’s Croft Castle this weekend. There will be activities for all ages including behind-the-scenes tours, explorer trails and the chance to win a year’s free supply of electricity.
Your Herefordshire County Times: Allensmore to Wellington, plus clubs and societies, September 4, 2014.
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AT this week's meeting of Ross Rotary president Tina Atkins had the honour and great pleasure of inducting and welcoming Matt Osborne, into membership of the club. She presented him with his Rotary badge, new members pack and outlined the principles and aspirations of Rotary. Matt was sponsored for membership by Brian Roe who expressed his confidence that Matt would quickly become an active and respected Rotarian.
1:41pm Friday 29th August 2014
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HOLMER Church over 60s' lunch club enjoyed their annual ‘holiday at home’ in the church centre, a day-long event with lunch, tea and lots of entertainment for the 50 guests. Sandra Soans brought along her unique collection of fashions and household items from 60 or 70 years ago, which was a trip down memory lane for the guests, especially the three ladies who tried on some of the hats they remembered wearing in their younger days.
12:05pm Friday 29th August 2014
WHEN the Gloucestershire Rural Community Council (GRCC) launched its annual Village of the Year Competition members of the Shop at Bromesberrow decided to enter, and submitted a form. What a delightful surprise when staff were informed that Bromsberrow had been short-listed for the Vibrant Village of 2014 Award, and that the judges from the GRCC were to visit the shop. A team of volunteers met to discuss strategy to showcase the best of what they do and how they interact with the community. Invitations were issued and a shop "makeover" followed to ensure everything would be perfect on the appointed day.
11:44am Thursday 28th August 2014
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2:21pm Tuesday 26th August 2014
THE Clehonger Gardening Competition is sponsored and organised by the community group Friends of Clehonger Parish. This competition, which was resurrected in 2012 after a lapse of many years, was this year judged by Alan Morris (Eaton Bishop) fresh from opening his garden to the public under the auspices of the National Gardens Scheme, and knowledgeable Sue Neale (Allensmore). They concluded that overall the entered Clehonger gardens were of a high standard considering the unusual weather pattern over the last year.
2:15pm Tuesday 26th August 2014
HEREFORD Lions Club chipped in £500 to the Hereford in Bloom fund to buy plants for the beds, planters and hanging baskets which once again brightened up the city centre following the decision by Herefordshire Council to abandon flower planting as a cost cutting exercise. Hereford City Council funded the watering.
2:08pm Tuesday 26th August 2014
THE Annual Llanfair Wakes Village Show attracted a large number of people. At the event there were plenty of attractions for all ages including a fancy dress competition, dog show, beach chair competition, skittles, water slide, flower and handicraft competitions, children’s races and fun games, refreshments and more. The winner of the dog show was Gerty, an 18 month old golden retriever showed by Lewys Wheeler, and the winner of the flower and horticultural section was Marilyn Tippett with Diana Bailey second. Llanfair Waterdine WI won the best beach chair competition.
2:06pm Tuesday 26th August 2014
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1:22pm Tuesday 26th August 2014
TO celebrate the second birthday of Knighton skate and BMX park a party/jam was held in the park. At the event there was a bouncy castle, vintage cars, refreshments raffle, live music and the main attraction the competitions. The competitions were to find the best scooter, skateboard and BMX riders. The results were scooter: 1st Kieran Aspley (Knighton), 2nd Jacob Broome and 3rd Oliver Powell. Best skateboard rider was Keith Eastom (Shrewsbury), 2nd David Bennett, 3rd Zach Lewis. Zach from Knighton was also the BMX champion with Tyler-John Day, 2nd and Connor Reynolds 3rd. Before the event there was doubt over whether Zach could compete in the BMX competition after his bikes sprocket snapped during practice. He managed to find a replacement and get his bike fixed shortly before the start. On behalf of the skate park committee Mike Conway thanked everyone who helped get things ready for the event and helped on the day, all the sponsors including businesses, clubs and organisations, the ongoing sponsors and all those who donated raffle prizes. Lynsey Price then thanked Mike for helping on the day and for setting up all the electrics. The main judge of the BMX and scooter competitions Keith Eastom from Faction Bike Co, Shrewsbury said “The judges were looking for competitors who made the best use of the park, the height of the jumps and the variety of moves”. He continued by saying “I was here last year and I can see what a good investment the park has been to the town, youngsters who were beginners last year are now very experienced riders, everything about this park has been a success”. BMX champion 17 year old Zach said “The park gives me something to do, keeping me off the streets and it’s great to see all the little kids down here today all having ago”.
1:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014
A JOINT birthday party for three people from Llangunllo has so far raised £1,465 for local charities. The party was held at Llangunllo village hall for Henry Morgan (80) Kath Poole (70) and Julie Watts (50). The event started in the afternoon with a tea party for the older residents of the village and friends. In the evening, stage two of the party was held when most of the guests dressed in 1950s, 60s or 70s costume. There was a hog roast and a rodeo bull for everyone to have a go on. On behalf of Kath, Henry and herself, Julie thanked everyone for coming and all those who donated money instead of gifts.
12:58pm Tuesday 26th August 2014
THE final donations have now been collected in and the volunteer committee that organised Cancer Research UK Relay For Life Marches and Mid Wales is delighted to announce the grand total raised; an amazing £28,415.21.
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1:43pm Friday 15th August 2014
THE annual Teme Valley Vintage Rally by the Knighton-based club took place at Llanshay Farm last weekend. There were lots of vintage vehicles including tractors, cars, Land Rovers, motorbikes as well as static engines. The Animal Man returned to the event after a year's break and entertained everyone with his selection of lizards, snakes, a rat, chinchilla, hedgehog, spiders and other creatures. There was also a chance to watch the ferret racing and the Welsh Axe racing team, a display of old farm tools, dog show and much more.
12:28pm Friday 15th August 2014
CHARITY champion Toby Boram is cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats in 10 days to raise funds for Greyhound Rescue West of England. Last Thursday, his route brought him from Monmouth up the A49 to Hereford, where he was greeted by an enthusiastic group of local supporters and their dogs enjoying a picnic on the Cathedral Close.
12:22pm Friday 15th August 2014
THE Knighton Macmillan Cancer support group held their annual strawberry tea at the church hall, Knighton last weekend. The event raised £312 including donations. Raffle winners were Liz George, Zara Hardwick, Enid Davies, Peter Medlicott, Sue Hayward, Ivy Rudge, Julia Roberts and Mary Wilding. Group member Jean Price thanked everyone for supporting them on the day all the helpers and all those who donated money, raffle prizes and other items for the event.
12:18pm Friday 15th August 2014
A LARGE crowd turned out to watch the large procession of decorated floats and several pedestrians walking around the village for the New Radnor carnival. The winner of the best float was The Little Dragon Playgroup farmers, the best pedestrians were Violet and Logan Redfern and the best dressed adult was Will Lloyd. After the procession reached the school field there was lots to see and do during the afternoon including listening to the Radnor Valley Band, guess the weight of the sheep, sheep shearing, it’s a knockout, stalls, refreshments and a lot more. One of the carnival organisers Jane Bartlett thanked everyone for their support on the day and also gave thanks to the many sponsors.
11:44am Friday 15th August 2014
MANY people from Llangunllo and Bleddfa as well as members of the Knighton branch of the Royal British Legion, local army and air cadets and their leaders attended the inauguration and dedication of a commemoration plaque to remember three men from Bleddfa who lost their lives in the first and second world wars. The event took place at Llangunllo Memorial Cross on August 3.
12:27pm Thursday 14th August 2014
11:42am Thursday 14th August 2014
FOREST of Dean MP Mark Harper took time out of his busy schedule to visit The Shop at Bromsberrow where he met volunteers and visitors. Mr Harper has taken a keen interest in the progress of the community venture and watched the business go from strength to strength, all based on the skills set and dedication of volunteers. Taking tea and cake with members of the village, Mark heard from postmaster John Meredith on the ongoing matter of transferring the Post Office services to the shop, and promised to speak with those in authority to expedite proceedings. Mark was accompanied by Roger Yates who has recently moved to the Dymock area, and is the candidate to stand for the District Council elections in May next year. This was Roger's first visit to the shop and he remarked that he was pleasantly surprised and impressed by the shop venture. It was a positive and memorable visit when Mr Harper agreed to sign the Mural Art Boards paid for, in the main, by Bromesberrow Parish Council, and which the children of Bromesberrow Primary School will be using to commence their art project in September.
11:27am Thursday 14th August 2014
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2:23pm Friday 8th August 2014
HADFA'S 18th Annual Show held recently proved to be a great success - despite very heavy showers in the morning, the afternoon sun shone on the many visitors who came to view the exhibits. The British Fuchsia Society judge, Mr Geoff Oke, complimented the association on the quality of the entries because although we've been enjoying this glorious summer, fuchsias do not like the intense heat - they tend to wilt and drop their buds.
2:16pm Friday 8th August 2014
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1:59pm Friday 8th August 2014
SIX cyclists Mark Painter, Tara Jones, Joseph Murray, Barry Lloyd, Carl Hyde and Ross Porter who are taking part in the Bike Ride Britain stopped off at Knighton Primary school on their way from John O Groats to Lands End. Two of the cyclists Tara Jones and Mark Painter are teachers at the primary school and were welcomed there on August 3 by a large crowd made up of children, their parents and staff from the school. A group of staff from the school who call themselves the Moonshine walkers gave the cyclists lots of drinks and cakes and sold refreshments to all the other people who attended the event. They raised £65 that will be divided between the cyclists charities and their own cancer fighting and support charities.
1:23pm Friday 8th August 2014
BECOMING a top tennis player takes dedication, hard work and practice all year round. Kington Tennis Club has given local children and teenagers the best chance to take their skills to the next level, running a professional winter tennis course thanks to a grant from the Kingspan Insulation Community Trust.
12:46pm Friday 8th August 2014
ALL records were broken for the gala day which celebrated the fortieth anniversary of the Waterworks Museum in Hereford. There were more historic vehicles than ever before and record numbers of visitors. Add to that brilliant weather and the superb playing of the Hereford Concert Band in the wonderfully picturesque setting of the museum by the River Wye in Hereford.
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