Photos of Village Events

Pictures and reports on this page:
Troutbeck 2012 Jubilee Celebration
Village Tidy Day
Annual Duck Race 2010
Our Annual Pancake Race
Jesus Church's Pets Blessing Event
David Wilmot's Birthday Celebration

There are more photographs of recent village events on other pages of our website – just click below for:
Troutbeck Garden Trail
Memories of Troutbeck Event

Troutbeck 2012 Jubilee Celebration


 
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.

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Troutbeck Tidy-Up Day

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.

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Clearing St James' well… Brian Liddell, Sylvia Waring, Monica Liddell, Jan Ashton and Christine Tinn

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Judith Cochrane giving a final 'polish' to a signpost

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Tony Ashton, Peter Fothergill and Terry Tinn clearing around the post office and working up an appetite …

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… for a well-earned lunch in the Institute

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Troutbeck's Annual Duck Race

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!

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Our unmissable duck race sign on Patterdale Road

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Arriving at the collecting point

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Getting ready to catch the ducks…

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… and here they come!

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Alan Mitchinson awards the prizes

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Troutbeck's Annual Village Pancake Races

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…

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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

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Tony organised races for children and adults of all ages…

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Pancake tossing is extremely popular…

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…and counters have to be honest and accurate!

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There's a hotly-contested race for local hotel (and eclesiastical) employees

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In 2010 another highly successful afternoon…

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…especially after snow showers in the morning had threatened to cancel the event!

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Prizes are distributed and the afternoon finished with a hot cup of tea and a hot cross bun.

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Jesus Church's Pets Blessing Event

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Carol Renison with Moss enjoying this unique village event, which held on one of the year's sunniest days, Sunday 20th July, 2010

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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.

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Sue Black with Glen who won the first prize for a rescued animal

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Judith Cochrane helped organise the judging

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Christopher Poulsom had specially-made snacks for all the pets

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Mike Guy with Ted and a few friends.

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Our thanks to Rosemary Hopwood who organised this event, superbly as always

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Andrew Mitchinson's corn snake effortlessly slid off with the first prize for most unusual pet

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David Wilmot's 50th Birthday Celebration…

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A very happy parish gathering was held at The Mortal Man in Troutbeck for our Vicar's 50th birthday on Sunday January 24th, 2010

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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.

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