Queen Eleanor on Queen Street

On Sunday, we took our engine The Queen Eleanor around the village to see how easy it was to drive an emergency vehicle in some of the busier parts. We know the village has being discussing the difficulties the emergency services would have and we thought that we might be able to help visualise the situation.

It was by no means as busy as it has been recently and we’re happy to report that we made it through – albeit with the need of someone outside watching each corner.

That said, there was definitely one (maybe two) ‘pinch-points’ causing concern.We hope it helps the discussion and if there are other areas of the village you think it would help for us to check out, please get in touch.

2020 Spring Clean

The GVFB and village volunteers today completed part 2 of the annual Geddington and Newton spring clean. Circa 30 large bags of rubbish were collected from the roadside verges and hedgerows of Newton Rd, out toward Newton Village.

Passers by and cyclists were delighted with the activity taking place and to be fair to all involved the result is fantastic. Well done to organiser Pete Faulkner, Section Leader GVFB.

School clean-up

The Volunteer Fire-bobbies have been doing their thing again! Following the “Great Storm Ciara” and the follow up from “Storm Dennis” the village school was left with quite a bit of debris to clear from fallen branches etc. The clean-up took place on Saturday morning.

James McLean (Community Officer for the GVFB) commented;

Despite a bit of equipment failure, the playground was successfully cleared.

Community Officer

“A great effort from those who answered the call for assistance from the school saw the task completed in double quick time. Despite a bit of equipment failure of pressure washers halfway through, the playground was successfully cleared.

There are a few follow up tasks, which require a bit more specialist equipment. We have promised to return and tackle these extra jobs in a few weeks.

Not included in the photo were the new C.O Colin and ex Adjutant Graeme. Thanks to everyone for their time, it is very much appreciated by the school”

Well done to James for organising the works!

GVFB win the Squirt – second year running!

It is with great pleasure we can announce that, for the second year running, the winners of the Squirt are…. Geddington!

A MASSIVE thank you to Northants Fire Service, who brought along a number of cadets this year – we hope you enjoyed yourselves! Finally, thanks to all those who came out in the cold and wet to cheer us on, and for all the donations received.

Potbelly Brewery Tour

Last night saw eighteen members fo the brigade visit the Potbelly Brewery in Kettering for a tour and sampling session.  Potbelly Brewery is a Micro Brewery supplying Real Ales from the heart of Northamptonshire – something we VERY much like to support. Continue reading

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…