Our 1950's themed celebration was held in the Village Institute on Monday 4th June 2012. Katharine Brown took so many great photos (enhanced with Steve Kelly's artistic flair) that we've made a big selection of them into a slideshow. (If you can't see any image or buttons above, please click here to view the slideshow directly in Flickr.)
Our first village tidy-up day was held on Saturday 30th October 2010, to clear some of the village wells, clean some signposts, and clear other areas in the village. About 20 village volunteers met at the Institute at 10.00 am, and after an energetic morning we all returned to the Institute for a ‘Jacob’s Join’ lunch at around 1.00 pm.
Clearing St James' well… Brian Liddell, Sylvia Waring, Monica Liddell, Jan Ashton and Christine Tinn
Judith Cochrane giving a final 'polish' to a signpost
Tony Ashton, Peter Fothergill and Terry Tinn clearing around the post office and working up an appetite …
An annual tradition, Troutbeck's duck race is held every August bank holiday Sunday in the beck near Church Bridge. Numbered plastic ducks are dropped into the water from the bridge, and much fun is had cheering the flock to a 'catching point' where children help to pick out the winners. A perfect Summer Sunday afternoon event!
Our traditional Pancake Races were founded
as recently as 2000 – the first race
was actually held in celebration of the Millenium! Thanks to
Rosemary Hopwood's hard work and enthusiasm, this event has now
become a firmly established annual tradition. The 2009 and 2010
photos below were kindly contributed by Katharine
Brown, Alastair Chalmers and Val Corbett…
The 2010 Race organisation
was taken over by Tony Legge, who has been loaned to us by the Mayor of Abingdon
over the last few years to act as Troutbeck Town Crier
Tony organised races
for children and adults of all ages…
Pancake tossing is extremely popular…
…and counters have to be honest and accurate!
There's a hotly-contested race for local hotel (and eclesiastical) employees
In 2010 another highly successful afternoon…
…especially after snow
showers in the morning had threatened to cancel the event!
Prizes are distributed and the afternoon finished with a hot cup of
tea and a hot cross bun.
Carol Renison with Moss enjoying this unique village event,
which held on one of the year's sunniest days, Sunday 20th July, 2010
David Wilmot led a short service and
presented prizes, Alf Henderson accompanied the singing, Mr Cheesely
from from the RSPCA gave a short account of the Society's
activities, and Matthew Stables, our local vet, had some amusing
anecdotes about his work. Our thanks especially to Christopher
and Annette Poulson who served a lovely tea, and to Rosemary
Hopwood for all her hard work in organizing this special event.
Sue Black with Glen who won the first prize
for a rescued animal
Judith Cochrane helped organise the judging
Christopher Poulsom had specially-made snacks
for all the pets
Mike Guy with Ted and a few friends.
Our thanks to Rosemary Hopwood who organised
this event, superbly as always
Andrew Mitchinson's corn snake effortlessly
slid off with the first prize for most unusual pet
A very happy
parish gathering was held at The Mortal Man in Troutbeck for our
Vicar's 50th birthday on Sunday January 24th, 2010
Christopher Poulsom organised the event, superbly
as always, for about sixty people, and Garry and his staff served
a delicious three-course lunch. David was presented with a rucksack
(he is hoping to get time do some fell walking in the near future!)
His wife Margaret was there with their two daughters, Holly and
Heather, and there were not only parishoners from Jesus Church,
but also many other friends from other parts of The Lake District.
If you'd like to contribute photos or a report of any other village
event, please click here.