31 May 2004
(Click on thumbnails to enlarge images).
Members & Fancy Dress
at the Old Vicarage
NEW BANNER BEARER
For more than 100 years, the
Club Banner has been carried by a member of the Lovell Family. This
year we pay tribute to Eric Lovell (left), who has done this for
many years, joined us on the parade this year, but retired from
carrying the banner. Long time Club Day helper Gary Marshman (right)
stepped into his shoes and passed his first year as banner bearer
with flying colours.
Pirates, disguised as Neil Burroughs
(left) and John Crickett arrive to entertain Fancy Dress entrants
GIG & DISCO - Saturday 29th May
Two local bands and a
disco played to an audience of teenagers in the village on the
Saturday night before Club Day. Special
thanks are due to Martin and Helen West, Neil and Kathryn Burrows
and Andrew Buchanan for arranging the event and putting on a BBQ.
Nearly 100 diners enjoyed another excellent lunch, prepared and
served by Jo Bush and her team from Mendip Buffets (tel: 01934
732269). After-lunch speaker
was Alistair Glanvile, who has lived in the
village most of his life, and is
well-known in the area as a lay-reader and Mendip District
Councillor. His talk dealt with Club Days past and present, and how
the Friendly Society has changed over the years.
DRESS & PARADE
rain held off as over 30 fancy dress entrants assembled at the Old Vicarage.
The parade through the village was led by the Wells City Band,
and Fancy Dress prizes
were awarded at the Westbury Inn by Cllr Maureen Brandon (see
pirates then handed out sweets and free vouchers for sideshows
during the afternoon to all entrants.
the roll call of members at the Westbury Inn, the parade continued to St Lawrence Church, where the
traditional Club Day service was presided over by Fr Ewan Macpherson.
A under 5s: 1st Joseph Kerrigan, 2nd William
Hintington, 3rd Imogen Mulready
B over 5s: 1st Rowan Quinton, 2nd Alexander Nelson,
Class C Group of 2 or more:
1st Elliot and Miles Lunn 2nd The Dowler family, 3rd
Alice & Katy Ward, Laura Huntington, Emma Glasby &
Cup for Best Entry: Elliot & Miles Lunn
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PICTURES OF FANCY DRESS CONTESTANTS
SPORTS & SIDESHOWS
Rain settled in during the afternoon, but failed to
deter a good crowd from showing up to enjoy the various
attractions on the playing field. The station canopy kept the
Wells City Band dry, and their music kept everyone in good
footballers from Wookey and Westbury Schools battled it out
for the Les Moore cup, which was won by the visitors. Another
team from the Bucklegrove caravan site added to a gloomy
afternoon by inflicting a second defeat on the home team.
also saw the official opening of the new skateboard area by
Clare Blackmore of St Lawrence's School.
Side shows included
'Gladiators', skittles, hoop-la, coconut shy, tombola, zippy
dipper, bouncy castle, tea tent and a licensed bar run by the
Westbury Inn. New this year were a pair of goats, for which we are
grateful to Robert Phelps, and
the 60 people who sought refuge from the rain to guess their
renting the zippy dipper for several years, the Friendly
Society has now bought it outright and will be making it
available for other village functions.
Cattell was visibly moved as she presented the Brian Cattell to this
year's winner - her grandson. The tug o' war was won by a team made
up of the Hollow Pullers and the Westbury Inn.
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