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Quiz - Eaton Bray Village Hall

This article was published in March 2012. Please see Latest News for more recent information.


Eaton Bray Village Hall, Saturday 21st April
This fabulous quiz with quizmaster Keith Blackburn will still include a Free supper with the questions
Bring you own glasses and drink, 7.00pm for 7.30pm, Just £9 per person, Teams of up to 8 people, Fabulous prizes!
This event is organised jointly by Eaton Bray Village Hall Fundraising Committee and Eaton Bray Tennis Club
For bookings contact: Ross 221411

Source: Focus, March 2012

Quiz, Beer Festival and The Diamond Jubilee!

This article was published in February 2012. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

You may wonder about the heading, well let me tell you a little more about the events of 2012.

Firstly on 21st April the Village Hall and Eaton Bray Tennis Club are holding their twice yearly Quiz. This will follow our usual pattern with questions from the undisputed king of question masters, the one and only Keith Blackburn. The price will be £9 and this will include your supper which will be even better than usual, not sure how, but I have been assured that it will!

Following on from that, we will be holding our 9th Annual Beer Festival on Friday 1st June and Saturday 2nd June. We will be having all the usual features plus even more Beers plus Ciders and Perrys. Again this is becoming a part of Village life and we are now into our 9th year. As soon as we finish this one, we will be putting our thinking caps on see what we can do to celebrate the 10th one in 2013.

But what of the Diamond Jubilee? You may have noticed that the Beer Festival is the same weekend as the Jubilee celebrations when the whole country will be celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. So we had a chat with Coralie, the vicar, to see what we could do to celebrate this event. Together we have come up with the idea of a traditional children's tea party! We hope that this can held outdoors on the Saturday afternoon (2nd June) with lots of good food and fun and games, including a children's entertainer. If it rains we still have the Hall!

As you may have seen from previous pieces I have written, volunteers are few on the ground but by combining the Village Hall crowd and the Church members together, we can offer a wonderful treat to local children. Coralie will be expanding on this part of the festivities in her own piece elsewhere in Focus.

Should you wish to help make this a special day for the children please feel free to contact either myself, Ross or Coralie.

We will both be keeping you up to date in further issues of Focus. Just put the dates in your diary now!

Source: Focus, February 2012

Ever seen the Chairman hot wiring a truck?

This article was published in February 2007. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

They say, "the young never feel the cold". Well it may be true but us old GI's certainly do. Along with a lot of helpers from our community we took over the Round Table Float for 3½ nights/days to help raise money for the Round Table and the Village Hall refurbishment.

To be honest it wasn't that cold and walking round the houses seeing all the children so delighted to see Father Christmas outside their homes was worth the odd 5 mile walk. We have raised over £1250 from the efforts put in by many people. You know who you are but we again say thank you!

What's this about the Chairman hot wiring a truck? Well it all started 3 years ago when the same gallant GI forgot to check the diesel in the lorry and we had to hang around while he and an elf went to get some. This year he went one better. As I was arriving, a little late at Asda, a couple of Saturdays before Christmas, I rang the said person to say sorry for being late. He told me not to worry as he was locked out of the lorry with the float on and the key was broken in the ignition.

Some two hours later a "very nice man" came from a breakdown company and got the key out and showed Nor... oops sorry nearly gave the name away there, how to hot wire the lorry. This, he has been doing ever since!

Since this bit of education, I have been locking my car in the garage (and I don't even have one)) you can't be too careful.

All GI's, old and young(ish) would like to thank everybody who has helped us in Fund Raising during 2006 and wish all villagers a very Happy and Healthy New Year.

Don't forget our next events. These are, the Joint Quiz with Eaton Bray Tennis Club Friday 20th April, in the Village Hall, Tickets £8 from either: ROSS or KATRINA

The 4th Annual Beer Festival, similar format to previous years, Friday June 1st and Saturday 2nd June, in the Village Hall. More info to come. Just put the dates in your diary and get extra aspirin in!

Last, but by no means least; the Villagers are holding a Race Night on Friday 4th May 2007. All proceeds will be going to the Village Hall refurbishment fund. So if you fancy a little flutter look out for further information later on.

Source: Focus, February 2007