Great Hinton Does Countdown – Saturday 12th May

countdownGreat Hinton Does Countdown – Saturday 12th May

We don’t have the looks or the brains of Carol Vorderman, Rachel Riley or Susie Dent but Carol will have a flip chart and I have a computer!! So all should be OK!!

 Do come along and have a fun evening with words and numbers.  Prizes for the winning team.  All individual scores will be kept for the KC Cup Quiz competition.

50% of the profit to Wiltshire Air Ambulance (and 50%to hall funds)

 8pm in the hall – £5 each; BYO drinks and nibbles

Great Fun at the Race Night

Great Fun at the Race Night

The 24th March saw six of the best horses performing over a ‘water jump’ and a ‘beech hedge’ in Great Hinton Races.  A thoroughly enjoyable time was had by all. Horses were auctioned for anything from £1 – £3, bets placed (at £1 each) and the race began – two huge dice determined which horse moved and how far it moved then the tension built until 1st, 2nd and 3rd romped home.  Winnings were collected and the whole process repeated over 8 races. No-one won a fortune and likewise no-one lost a fortune but we all had a good time. Many thanks to Graham Holmes for making all the wonderful props and running the show. The horses have been put in the stable (hall loft) to recover and regain their energy ready for the next races!

Race1 And they’re off!

race31st over the line!

race2Three finishers!


KC Cup Skittles Final and BBQ 2017

air ambulance certificateA good time was had by all at the final leg of the skittles despite the rather damp and windy weather. We had postponed the event from the previous day due to the forecast which actually turned out to be wrong!

Having already played 3 rounds of skittles – normal, wrong hand and single pin attempts in the village hall during the year, the final was on a traditional outdoor wooden alley and participants had one normal attempt followed by an attempt with a blindfold. The latter proved very difficult with some people throwing the ball completely off course. Points were awarded for each round and added up. The overall winner by a single point was Sue Smith who gets to keep the KC Cup for a year again, having won it 2 years ago on family games day. The prize for best score for 5 and under, a child’s set of garden skittles, was won by Henry Bailey.

There were prizes for the best on the day as well won by Jon Lawes and Rachael Lawes! No piglets were won but some pork scratchings and Percy Pig sweets accompanied a bottle of wine and a couple of beers with wild boars on the labels!

The day before we decided to run a raffle in aid of the BVI community fund which is for aid after hurricane IRMA. Thank you to everyone who donated a prize. We also split the BBQ and Skittles profit between Wiltshire Air Ambulance and the hurricane fund. £150 to the Air Ambulance and £250 to the hurricane fund.