Spring 2016 update

Here we share with you a few of the thing’s we’ve been up to recently…

Annual tidy-up of Newton Church graveyard

Annual tidy-up of Newton Church graveyard

Clean for the Queen - street cleaning

Clean for the Queen – street cleaning

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More street cleaning…

JS making toast with a  paint stripper.

JS making toast with a paint stripper.

 

Jack

December 6, 2015

squirt2013-04Announcement: 2015 Squirt

The Geddington Vollunteer Fire Brigade would like to invite you to our 2015 Annual Boxing Day Squirt – the highlight of our calendar.

For those that don’t know, The Squirt is when the GVFB take on a team from Northamtonshire Fire and Rescue Service at a competition of skill, bravery and wits:  A beer barrel is suspended from a wire across the River Ise and both teams take their place at either end of the Ford.

When the whistle is blown, the two teams raise their hoses and attempt to push the barrel over the heads of their competitors to score a point.  The first team to 3 points wins.

 

The Squirt begins at 12:00 noon on the Bridge, however please join us at the Cross at around 11:45 to see us parade and be inspected by the Mayor of Kettering.   Some food will be available and all the local Public Houses will be open before and after the Squirt.

Traditionally, Geddington are announced the victors by around 12:30.

We would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and look forward to seeing you there on Boxing Day!

 

Go to blazes!

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GVFB Vs The Eggheads

Tune in to BBC2 next Tuesday (29th) at 6pm to see us take on BBC2’s Eggheads.  We’ve been swatting up on our general knowledge in preparation for our showdown with Jeremy Vine’s collection of brainy boffins.

Watch us next week to see how we got on.  We’ll post the results here in case you miss it!

Ladies Night 2015

A selection of photos from Ladies night – for photos of all teh couples please see Neil Price’s collection here…

Summer BBQ 2015

Photos from the Summer BBQ 2015…

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GVFB featured in Church’s Flower Festival

Hopefully you all attended St Mary Magdalene Church’s flower festival this last weekend.  If you did, you will have noticed one of the displays was on the GVFB.

The show was titled “In’spire’ations of Northamptonshire”, and each display was based on an inspirational Northamptonshire story.  So, we’re not supprised, that we were chosen.

Many thanks and well done to all the arrangers who contributed to the event: Margaret Baker, Val Bellamy, Kathryn Brown, Maureen Crouse, Vic Crouse, Esther Gordon, Jenny Harker, Margaret Leaton, Veronica Richardson, Georg Shiells, Sherry Stokes, Margaret Tuffin, Georgie Ward, Lisa Wilkinson and Rosemary Wootton.

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Helping with Geddington School’s allotment

The GVFB were proud to be asked to help get Geddington School’s new allotment ready for use.  As you can see, our green-fingered experts were as helpful as can be expected and the job was done in record time.

Evidence below:

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Jack

December 24, 2014

squirt2008-06Announcement: 2014 Squirt

The 2014 Squirt will take place once again this Boxing Day – all the public are welcome to visit and witness the Geddington Vollunteer Fire Brigade take on the real deal: Northamtonshire Fire and Rescue Service.

The Squirt begins at 12:00 noon on the Bridge, however please join us at the Cross at around 11:30 to see us parade and be inspected by the Mayor.

Traditionally, Geddington are announced the victors by around 12:30.

Go to blazes!