Thanks to sponsorship by the Blueberry and a special grant for events directly related to the Queen’s 90th Birthday from VWHDC we were able to produce the colourful insert which listed all the events of the two weekends which you found in your June Bulletin.
The first weekend of our special events was celebrated successfully by a good cross section of the village. It started with a successful peal of Lincolnshire Surprise Major by the bellringers which was dedicated to the Queen and a lovely mellow sound could be heard throughout Blewbury on the morning of Saturday 11th – 5088 changes – quite an achievement and congratulations to the bellringers.
Family Day started at noon and the fun began. The Bar by Blewbury Junior Cricket Club, a barbecue by Blewbury School and a hog roast which sold out by Coopers of Aston Tirrold. Cream teas by the WI, Ice creams by the PTA, Preschool made us all glitter with tattoos. Many societies were represented including the tennis club, badminton club, junior football, the Garden Market. There were lot of stalls with very good quality goods, a fairground roundabout and two bouncy castles. The afternoon started with a Dog Show to rival Crufts which had a record number of entries and people were standing 2 deep around the ringside and it was hugely entertaining. This was followed by Betty Bloom Dance who were beautiful and a display by Cando Martial Arts. The finale was the village Tug of War heats – all encouraged by a very noisy crowd. Ian Bacon complete with megaphone kept the whole thing flowing well with a very amusing commentary. Winners of all events listed separately.
Most people who were still on their feet after a busy afternoon came to the Summer Dance at Hall Barn. The evening stayed (mainly) dry but the Disco was great and at least 120 of us enjoyed our picnics with friends in the garden and then dancing the night away in the Barn.
On Sunday 12th the Boules competition took place and was enjoyed by both competitors and spectators.
Special thanks to:
Steve of Foremost Roofing Services for transporting chairs to the field – and back again.
Simon Barlow’s driver Kevin for transporting all the tables, large gazebos and the barbecues to and from the field. Without help with transport this event could not take place.
Everybody who helped in any way with Family day, the Dance and the Boules Competition.
Deirdre and Malcolm Cochrane for allowing us to hold the Summer Dance at Hall Barn.
Everybody who came along and supported any event
WINNERS OF COMPETITIONS
Scarecrows – We had 15 very good and entries and a wide interpretation of the theme ‘Royals’ The Judges worked independently and had a very difficult job to decide but their unanimous decision was as follows. We want to thank everybody who took part this year and hope they had a lot of fun
|Adult Category||1st||Sally Begley||The Royal Dog Watch||The Dilley Cup|
|2nd||Sue Huart||The Heir and Spare|
|Family Category||1st||Goyder Children||The Blueberry Blue Bloods||Family Cup|
|2nd||Doherty Family||Game of Thrones|
|Group Category||1st||Blewbury Pre-School||Changing Guard at Buckingham Palace||Group Cup|
|2nd||Blewbury W I||Queen’s Winnings|
Dog Show – Judge Mrs Ceri McEwan from Hastings. 47 dogs took part with 121 entries
Best in Show Heather Helmsley with Gabriella
Reserve Best in Show Amelia Dubuisson with Kiffie
Best Oldie Amelia Dubuisson with Kiffie
Best Child Handler Noah Cameron with Monty
Best Puppy Izzy Marcham with Rosie
Dog Most like his Owner Monty with Adam Cameron
Tug of War Competition – Winners of the Bob Daley Cup — Blewbury Dads ‘B’ Team
Boules Competition Winners Matt and Mike Duckett
Congratulations to all winners and special thanks to everybody who took part.
Sorry we couldn’t get the Red Arrows – we did try but they were busy somewhere else with the Queen!
The BVS thanks the Blewbury Bulletin for Sponsoring Family Day.
Reports on Happy & Glorious and the Curry Lunch and all the other Summer Events in the next Bulletin.