Whilst we are all doing our preparations ready for Christmas, we thought it might be an idea to remind ourselves of two traditional events happening post-Christmas.
First, is the GVFB’s Annual Squirt.
This has been running for at least 25 years. And for those not in the know, it is a friendly, but very wet, contest between Kettering Fire & Rescue Service and Geddington Volunteer Fire Brigade. Their water hoses are used to get an empty barrel across the River Ise to their opponent’s side. Onlookers can use the 12th century bridge to watch proceedings and, if the wind is in the right direction (or wrong, depending on your point of view!) you can get thoroughly drenched by the spray. So waterproofs definitely recommended. Starts approximately at 12 noon at the Eleanor Cross, then moves down to the ford.
Next up is the 12th Night Mask Supper.
How long has 12th night been celebrated in Geddington? Who knows? But I remember going to one in the Village Hall in the early 1990s. Perhaps the village’s celebrations of this date started after the Village Hall was built in the 1930s. Again, who knows? And if you do, please let me know.
The full details are in this beautiful poster.
FINALLY, we wish you all a very happy and peaceful Christmas, from the jackh141.sg-host.com team