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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

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!