When Geddington receives a new Vicar, it has been known to host a walk around the boundary of the parish, ‘Beating the Bounds’. Not specifically a Brigade event – it is open to all – but many members and their families were present.
12 miles later, and we have the following photos to prove it actually happened…
At the request of the Newton Field Centre management, a task force from the Geddington Volunteer Fire Brigade set about restoring some kind of order to the churchyard, which had become overgrown with brambles and ivy.
After a viscous battle lasting some 3 hours, the 9 GVFB volunteers emerged victorious (with only one or two scrapes) to enjoy bacon butties coated with brown sauce.
Congratulations to the GVFB who won the 2013 Squirt, 3-2. Here’s a few photos, but more professional ones will undoubtedly follow… Continue reading
This Saturday saw members of the brigade tidying up the Churchyard in preparation for the Summer. Thanks have already been received from a grateful congregation.
Recognition should also go to Fireman Brown for organising and directing the working party. Photos follow…
With two games now under their belts, the GVFB Cricket season is now in full swing.
Last week saw the second leg of the match against “The Doctors”. Photos follow…
Following the success of last year, the GVFB were asked to man the “Fire Walker” obstacle. This year our involvement was to ensure that the fires were fed throughout the 2 days of the event.
Unfortunately we had to stop halfway through the Saturdays when there were fears that the wall between the jump and the water would collapse. Luckily this was repaired overnight and we were back stoking the fires early on the Sunday morning.
With no hesitation, Brigade Major Doran shows how it was supposed to be done. If you’re having trouble spotting him, he’s in brigade fleece and fire helmet!
It is with great excitement and pride that I can announce the re-launch of gvfb.org! Many hours of dedicated work on other projects have left me little time to work on this one, but I do hope you appreciate it nonetheless.
“This time he’s really done it!”
I have tried to bring together the three main functions of the old site:
- The Brigade Calendar – essential reading for the active membership
- Latest News – always on the homepage so absent members can keep updated
- History and photos – a reminder of our former glory
As always, please keep feedback and comments to yourselves.
Fireman Harker, JME
The GVFB celebrated their 35th Anniversary on Saturday 13th April, 2013. Over 90 guests of brigade members past and present and their wives got together in the village hall to feast and drink to the last 35 years.