History with a Twist

History With a Twist
Meet for an Historic guided walk at the Ross Market House at 10.30-12.00pm on Friday 14th October and Friday 21st October
£4 per person~ no need to book just turn up!!
For further details telephone 07788 681 060 or call at 36 Broad Street and ask for Mark
You can also book a group for a walk as above

Chepstow Racecourse Valentine Special Wedding Fayre

LilyOrchidEvents Valentine Special Wedding Fayre!
Looking for that perfect dress? A stunning venue? Or just simply some unique ideas to inspire you for your perfect big day? Well LilyOrchidEvents has already done just that for you! Come along to the family-friendly, fun day out at Chepstow Racecourse on Sunday 19th February 2012. FREE PARKING, FREE ENTRY and FREE GIFTBAG!
Doors open from 11am- 4pm. The perfect chance to meet the finest collection of Wedding Suppliers and services all under one roof on the same day!

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and as they have done in previous years Harts of Monmouth will be running their ‘Pennies for Pounds’ campaign. This involves customers donating their pennies to Breast Cancer Research and in exchange they will receive £5 off a bra. Anything donated will be enthusiastically accepted into their charity box.

Every year the total has exceeded the year before and the girls at Harts would love to continue the trend again this year. They offer a friendly and discreet service and stock a wide range of bras suitable for post surgery. Breast Cancer is something that has affected most people at some point in their lives, whether it’s you who has been through it or a friend, loved one, or distant acquaintance.

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Field Fayre-The Organic Store

The Soil Association and Field Fayre- The Organic Store are encouraging people in Ross to ‘Discover reasons to love organic’ for organic September 2011.
Now in its sixth year, Organic September is an annual celebration of all things organic. There are so many reasons to love organic. Organic means choosing foods you can trust that delivers better standards for the animals and the environment.
Organic food is produced from natural farmings systems which are kind to animals, avoid the use of pesticides and synthetic fertilisers and GM ingredients are banned. Continue reading

Le Marche de France comes to Ross

The last of the European markets to visit our lovely, lively market town this year, Le Marche de France from Normandy, will be setting up its stalls on Saturday 1st October in Broad Street alongside the usual Saturday market. With a wide selection of authentic French food, including meats, breads and cheeses and a selection of craft items including leather goods it offers shoppers the opportunity to sample and buy products which give a real flavour of French national cuisine and speciality items. There is something to suit all tastes with a chance to buy more unusual gifts or even better to treat yourself with. Continue reading

Ross-on-Wye Walkers

In July 2009 Ross became the 30th town in the country to gain accreditation as Walkers are Welcome town. Walkers are Welcome (WaW) towns are villages that have something special to offer walkers. It is not organised by the Council; it is a grass-roots initiative, and is run by the communities themselves. Ross Rambles became aware of the scheme in 2007 and two members, Sam Phillips and David Collin, attended the first national Conference in October of that year. In January 2009 a Steering Group was incredibly successful in raising funds, so they set about getting new leaflets and brochures designed and printed. These brochures included a leaflet with 14 bus walks as well as a booklet on “Doggie” walks. These have been very successful and are now available throughout Ross in our many stores and cafes. Continue reading

Chepstow Racing and Events

Chepstow Racing and Events

The Pride The Passion

Welsh National 2011

Don’t Miss It… Join us for the climax of 2011

Tuesday 27th December
Gates open 9.55am First Race 12.25pm Last Race 3.50pm

The highlight of the Welsh racing calendar and Chepstow’s most prestigious meeting of the year, the Coral Welsh National promises thrilling racing with top trainers and jockets competing for the glory of this year’s Welsh National crown.
Enjoy a great day out with admission tickets starting from just £20 ***if you take advantage of our Early Bird Offer!

Premier tickets from £30. Save £7.00 off tickets when booked in advance before Friday 28 October 2011. Prices per person include VAT.
For more information visit www.chepstow-racecourse.co.uk
Phone: 01291 622260

Battle Of Mortimers Cross

Mortimers Cross Re-enactmentBattle Of Mortimers Cross

History is dying.

Although it is, and will always remain, in the past, our history is becoming less well known as time passes. Children of a school age learn less and less about what has shaped our country and why we are the proud people that we are, or at least should be.

Time is a healer of great wounds, but at the same time it can bury those wounds in years of misinterpretation and ignorance. Re-enactors of all ages, whether it is Medieval or Tudor, Viking or Civil War, do not want this to happen. Our history has made us, and it should not die. Continue reading

Fishing in Wales on the Wye & Usk Rivers

River Ecology, Conservation & Restoration

The Wye & Usk Foundation is a charity concerned with restoring the habitat, water quality and fisheries of the rivers Wye and Usk. The Foundation is more than just a lobbying organisation: through a series of partnership projects, we are raising significant sums of money to remedy problems such as habitat degradation, poor water quality and diffuse pollution, barriers to fish migration and over-exploitation of our fisheries.

In 2000 we became a registered charity with the following objectives:

  • To conserve, protect, rehabilitate and improve the salmon and other indigenous species of animal and plant life of the rivers Wye and Usk, their tributaries, streams and watercourses (“the River”) and the banks, riparian lands and catchments of the river (“the River Corridor”) and …
  • To advance the education of the public in the conservation of rivers, river corridors and their animal and plant life and the need for conservation, protection, rehabilitation and improvement of such environments.
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J.K. Rowling’s Childhood Home


The childhood home of the creator of Harry Potter is up for sale. Church Cottage, in the village of Tutshill near Chepstow was where the teenage J.K.Rowling grew up and may have drawn her inspiration for her world famous series of novels. The village of Tutshill draws interest following J.K Rowling’s decision to name one of her quidditch teams ‘The Tutshill Tornadoes’. Church Cottage was built around 1852 by the Gothic Revivalist architect, Henry Woodyer. It served as a school house and then a rectory to the adjoining St Luke’s Church. The property retains many of its original gothic features, including mullioned stone windows and intricate wrought-iron rainwater goods. The trapdoor leads to the cellar which is a disused rainwater reservoir with a distinctive brick-vaulted ceiling. Continue reading