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December 14, 2016

Announcement: 2016 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 2016 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 the Mayor of Kettering.   Some food will be available from outside Askews and all the local Public Houses will be open before and after the Squirt – including the new Cricket Club Pavilion.

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!