THE HORRABRIDGE BEER BARREL RACE. SUNDAY 26 AUGUST WEIR PARK HORRABRIDGE FROM 1PM
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PARTY IN THE PARK 2018
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Setting the Scene
This year’s Party in The Park took place on Saturday 4th August 2018 in Weir Park.
It was a well-attended event estimating that between 350 – 500 people attend the event during the day.
A 7.5 tonne curtain sided lorry was supplied by Langdon transport to form the main stage.
Radio Walkham attended with their outside broadcast unit OB1 and provided the sound system for the main stage. They also provided a stall that sold Hot Dogs and Candy Floss this was manned by Louise Evans and Jan Bega.
A bottle raffle was also set up to raise money for the community radio station this was manned by Sally Hilson who provided a shot of homemade vodka to all who bought a ticket.
The London Inn sponsored the bar and provided toilet facilities for the whole event.
Tina Webber and Sarah Cruickshank manned the bar the whole day and provided a mini cider fest as well as other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. They also sold ice creams and lollies. The bar sold out of all its cider, most of its soft and alcoholic drinks and all off its jugs of Pimms. A few ice creams were left and should be available at the next event.
Larry Holmes (a friend of mine) provided us with a Bouncy Castle free of charge. He turned up at 0900 and set it up. My son in Law Rob Malik monitored the castle all day. The bouncy castle was free for all children wishing to have a bounce. It proved very popular.
The Gazebo’s fell through later Friday afternoon, a call went out on Facebook and 10 mins later I had been offered 6 gazebos from the local community. Bruce Andrea Andy and Paul Fisher all came to my rescue and Paul Fisher provided 2 virtually new gazebo’s which he set up in the morning (1 for the hotdog stall and one for the sweet and cake stall) then derigged in the evening.
I set up a sweet stall selling bags of sweet s for 20p which my wife Tina Mouncher ran, Janet and Dave Kendall joined us at 1330 and supplied cakes for the event.
H-S Home & Gifts were a late addition to the event, they sold toys and items for the children and adults which proved popular.
We had originally planned for 8 acts but 2 pulled out. The acts were sought by Richie Bolgiani, Paul Hillier and me the acts were:
Liv Allen; Highway Revisited; Gozer Goodspeed; Matthew North; Al Dakin; Laura Mouncher
The Event Set Up
Tom Dooley and Paul Beard ensured weir park was ready for the event (Grass cut and banners up)
Set up for the event commenced on the Friday night with the arrival of the 7.5 tonne truck and OB1 moved into place.
Early Saturday morning set up started in earnest, Paul Beard and Tom Dooley were in attendance to assist with moving the chairs and tables form the village hall and anything else they could help with, Paul Hillier commenced the wiring job for the stage and OB1. He then set up the hot dog and candy floss stall with the help for Jan Bega. Paul Fisher turned up with 2 gazebos and set them up. Mike from the London Inn parked his transit van in position and Tina and Sarah commenced setting the bar up. Everyone helped putting out the tables and chairs in the park including Chris and Malcolm who had turned up to help.
Paul H then did sound checks on the equipment and sang us a song (the same song 4 times) so we could check sound levels from all the microphones.
The set up was completed early and we all awaited the start of the event.
Blag bags were placed everywhere for rubbish.
Unfortunately, due to the dry weather hay and straw bales (advertised for seating on the poster) were in very short supply, this was supplemented with chairs from the village hall
At 1300 the Party in the Park commenced. Opened by Paul H it then fell to OB1 to play a few tracks.
Liv Allen then opened the event with a brilliant set showing no signs of nerves. The crowd responded and continued to grow in the park.
Up next was the duo Highway Revisited, they played a mix of hits across the decades and went down a storm. The park was quickly filling up.
Gozer goodspeed was the next live act, he played covers and his own original music, and the crowd were very appreciative. It’s good to note this was the first of 3 shows he was doing on Saturday.
Matt North came next playing blues style music which relaxed everyone ready for the rest of the afternoon.
As 2 acts had dropped out so Highway Revisited did another set of well-known hits and the crowd were singing along.
Paul H decided this was the time to sing a song of his own, the crowd sang out loud even the DJ joined in over the other Mic
Horrabridge combined services
Ian Mulholland say's "Next year is the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1.
I would like our group to put on an exhibition of WW memories from local people.
I would like it to be over the weekend prior to Remembrance Sunday.
Your support in spreading the word around the village and local area would be really appreciated.
Families will have tucked away their family Medals, Service Certificates, Pay Books, Photographs and more memorabilia.
I have been shown / passed some really interesting information already from both Wars"
You can Contact Ian through Facebook or through the contact section on our homepage.
MIKE HUDA - THE LONDON INN
Mike from The London Inn has asked Radio Walkham ,through our website, to clarify a post that was misreported in another local online publication where it states that Mike is a partner in Radio Walkham.
By definition - A partnership means each entity shares in the responsibilities, risks and earnings of a business arrangement
Mike would like it stated that he is not a partner but one of the stations main sponsors and that he supports many local organisations.
Radio Walkham is grateful for Mike's continued support and are happy to do this.
Mike also tells Radio Walkham that he is looking forward to the opening of the Leaping Salmon saying " up until recently Horrabridge has always had 2 pubs whilst I have been in the village. I think it is fantastic that a small village is in a position to give people choice and I wish them the very best in their new venture"
HORRABRIDGE RANGERS FC
looking to form a new team Under 10's this season that will be players going into year 5 at school in September.This will be a new team for this very friendly progressive club the team will need a manager and coaches. Holding a open trail on Thursday 6th of September at Fillace Park Horribridge 5.30-6-30pm. wellcome to just turn up but would be great for anyone who has a player or interested in helping to run the team to email firstname.lastname@example.org to register interest so we have a idea of numbers, also feel free to ask any questions.
WANT TO READ THE BOARDS?
Would you like to be in Tavistock Musical Theatre Company's forthcoming production of
'The King & I'?
If so, please come along to our OPEN AUDITION on Sunday 5th August, 2pm, Kingdon House, Tavistock. We are looking for more ladies, men and children to join the chorus of the Royal Court of Siam.
Email email@example.com or phone 01822 855030, or just turn up!
NEWS FROM THE LONDON INN
It's a hive of activity at the London Inn as Punch Taverns tenant Mike Huda is preparing the pub for an inspection by the pub's owners as part of the ongoing process of renewing the existing lease for a further 10 years from 9 November 2019.
Mikle say's "under the existing lease I am a protected tenant which gives me the right to renewal subject to renegotiation"
Mike is confident a deal will be struck.