The 20th GVFB Trundle

The 2019 GVFB Trundle will be the 20th year this great event has taken place. Enter a team or come and watch one of the UK’s oldest most successful strangest endurance events. Family friendly and food and drink available all day.

Great Adventure 2018 – Reeth

We’ve successfully returned from our adventure to the village of Reeth, in Yorkshire, where we investigated the roots of the Brigade’s founder.  Activities included a trip to the historic village of Masham – and a tour of the Black Sheep Brewery there – and finishing with the assent of High Harker Hill.

Read on for photos…

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GVFB raise funds at the Garage Sale

Thank you to the Friends of the Church for hosting yet another successful Great Geddington Garage Sale, and thank you to all those who bought from our stall.  Monies raised help support our activities in the community, such as the Senior Citizens’ Dinner and our street-cleaning efforts.

Here are a few photos from the day…

Irish Night at Castle Gardens

When the residents of Castle Gardens invited us to their Irish Night we were honoured to attend.  A night of Irish music, food and entertainment was planned in celebration of GVFB member John Doran (JD) – who regularly organised events and entertainment at Castle Gardens and was a friend to all.

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December 24, 2017

Announcement: 2017 Squirt

It’s that time of year again where The Geddington Volunteer Fire Brigade would like to invite you to the highlight of our calendar – the 2017 Annual Boxing Day Squirt.

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 11:30(ish) to see us parade and be inspected by this year’s special guest.  The Star Inn, White Hart and the Cricket Club will all be open afterwards. 

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!

Trundle 2017 – Sunday 24th September

The annual Trundle will be held this year on 24th September 2017. It will start at 11am and is once again being held with the help and support of Geddington Cricket Club.

If you are interested in entering a team, please read the rules below…

Rules

  • The event is being run by Geddington Volunteer Fire Brigade
  • The event will take place at Geddington Cricket Club
  • All teams must be ready to start at 11.30 – arrive at 11.00 to be given a briefing of the course
  • Teams will be launched at timed intervals
  • Every team will consist of 4 members over 16 years old
  • The event involves transporting a barrel around a one mile course overcoming mental and physical obstacles
  • The winning team will complete the course in the fastest time after penalties from obstacles have been added
  • Make sure your team are physically fit enough to compete
  • Entrance is £20 per team – Cash prize is £100
  • Fancy dress is strongly encouraged and will be rewarded
  • The decision of the judges is final

Contact Darryl 07837 397148 to enter or for more information