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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.

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

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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!

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!

Ladies Night 2016

A couple of photos from Ladies’ Night:

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…

GVFB featured in Church’s Flower Festival

Hopefully you all attended St Mary Magdalene Church’s flower festival this last weekend.  If you did, you will have noticed one of the displays was on the GVFB.

The show was titled “In’spire’ations of Northamptonshire”, and each display was based on an inspirational Northamptonshire story.  So, we’re not supprised, that we were chosen.

Many thanks and well done to all the arrangers who contributed to the event: Margaret Baker, Val Bellamy, Kathryn Brown, Maureen Crouse, Vic Crouse, Esther Gordon, Jenny Harker, Margaret Leaton, Veronica Richardson, Georg Shiells, Sherry Stokes, Margaret Tuffin, Georgie Ward, Lisa Wilkinson and Rosemary Wootton.

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