John Kyrle School film project

Man of Ross, John Kyrle’s, life has been brought to life by the children of local John Kyrle High School in collaboration with Mark Sanderson.

Click on the link to be taken back in film 380 years. John Kyrle was born in 1637 and moved to Ross in 1660. That was the same year the King Charles II came to the throne of England after the 11 years that the country spent without a monarch.


BBC’s Countryfile programme visits Herefordshire

The BBC’s flagship country issues magazine programme Countryfile featured the county of Herefordshire on Sunday 30th October.

Perry pear trees featured heavily as the programme opened with Matt Baker savouring the mouth-watering pear cider and the alchemy of its production at Much Marcle. Because eating raw perry pears straight off the tree will make your ‘mouth pucker’, Matt Baker grimaced when he tried one with pears that have been grown in Herefordshire for generations with their own names and history.

Herefordshire in a glass.

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Christmas 2016 in Ross-on-Wye

The festive season kicks off with a bang when the grand switch-on of the Christmas lights turns Ross-on-Wye into a winter wonderland (not necessarily with snow on the ground).

The date for visitors and locals alike to remember is Sunday November 20th 2016. At four o’clock the town will be transformed with a multicoloured display of seasonal illuminations.

Santa Claus will park his reindeer where they won’t be seen by inquisitive children and sets up his grotto in The Market House at 11am. But the reindeers do make an appearance during their lunch break between 12-2pm.

There will be stalls, games and music to cheer the crowd.

So, do join Santa and the gang to see in the Christmas season in style.

Made In Ross features in H-Art nine-day county art festival

The diverse and original talents of Herefordshire’s artists and craftspersons will be spotlighted during the annual nine-day H-Art festival trail across the county between 8-10 September.

Ross-on-Wye’s arts and crafts collective Made In Ross, based upstairs at the Market House, is one of 97 venues featuring 250 artists and sixteen different media across Herefordshire.

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Members of Ross-on-Wye Tourism Association blog about news, events, history and any topic of interest to visitors to the town, whether new or long-standing.

Regular bloggers include Caroline Utting (thewyenut), David Callinan (bookwriters), Alastair Stevenson (wyenotvisit), Sam Phillips (thewyewalker) and William Wilding (theplayross).