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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

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GVFB and the Community

GVFB have regular community renovation, restoration and maintenance projects on-the-go. Street cleaning for example takes place last Sunday of the month, we are asked to Newton Field Centre annually to cut back the vegetation and we complimented the regular Geddington churchyard clear up earlier this year. We’re happy to get stuck in if we can help.

For some time restoration of the pond in the meadow had been mooted so in November things started to happen. Instructions from the Wildlife Trust were acquired; discussion and permission from the Parish Council took place; a day was decided upon and with added help from Boughton House we set to it with our usual enthusiasm. The pond has now been cleared to reveal an expanse of water, fed from a natural water course; a sight you may recognise if you have lived in the village for some time.

Following this a site meeting took place involving interested parties that gave clear future direction of how we progress. We look forward to working with the Parish Council, the Wildlife Trust and the village in completing the work. Whilst we have received a lot of very positive feedback about the project we do accept not everyone felt the same. GVFB members give up their time freely to get involved in these things only for good motives and reasons. We look forward to contributing time and energy to this and other projects in the future.

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Jack

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!

2016 Senior Citizens’ Dinner

Once again we have been honoured to bring dinner and entertainment to the village’s senior citizens at our annual event.

We’ve received some lovely feedback, including: “Just a few words of thanks to you all at the GVFB for lovely meal and evening entertainment”.

Here’s a few photos for you:

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Ladies Night 2016

A couple of photos from Ladies’ Night:

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

Clean-for-the-Queen-2

More street cleaning…

JS making toast with a  paint stripper.

JS making toast with a paint stripper.

 

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!

UPDATE!

I won’t spoil your suspense and tell you if we won, but you can watch the entire episode below:

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…