Pub Olympics – Saturday 21st January

Pub Olympics – Saturday 21st January

Despite the cold weather there was a record turnout for the pub olympics of 30 adults and 12 day old Miles who slept through all the mayhem!

Five traditional pub games (skittles, dominoes, shove ha’penny, darts and table skittles) were arranged around the hall and there was just enough room for team tables in the centre. Everyone should have played each game – this worked in most cases but I can assure you that trying to control a room of 30 adults under the influence is a lot harder than a class full of children!

The winning team was the Green team otherwise known as ‘Trump Towers’! but only by a single point (is this reminiscent of the US election?) The ‘yellow perils’ came 4th out of 5 teams despite having 3 of the best scores out of the 5 games – I don’t know what the other team members were up to! or perhaps they didn’t put their joker on the right game. However I think they all enjoyed themselves as did everyone else.

A profit of £110 was made and will go towards the general upkeep of the village hall.

Thank you to all who turned up.

KC Cup Photographic Competition

display of photosWhat an excellent response to the competition. There were 22 adults exhibiting 81 photos and 5 child exhibiting 11 photos. The display at the village hall last weekend during the art and craft show was very impressive. Such an array of subjects and what a lot of talent.

Thank you to Roy McDine from Trowbridge Camera Club for judging the entries and presenting the prizes. Apart from having a better idea of what to look for than myself he also worked with Kevin in Westbury and then Trowbridge when we first moved to Great Hinton 30 years ago.

The winner of the children’s prize was Sophia Covey and second was Ellen Britton Le Bihan. Winning the adult section and also the overall prize of the KC Cup was Diane Norris.

I have made a calendar for 2017 of the best 12 entries and hope to have a copy for viewing next week (unfortunately due to courier problems it was not available at the exhibition) If you would like to see it and possibly order one please give me a call. The cost will be £10.


Diane                      Diane's photo


SophiaSophia's photo


Ellen's photoEllen




Queen’s 90th Birthday – Village Street Party

On Sunday 12th June we gathered as a village community at the top end of Peppercorn Orchard to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday.   Both sandwiches and cakes were brought along and shared amongst the residents.  The afternoon was a very pleasant and sociable event which also included a children’s’ competition for “the best made crown”.  Well done to Emily and Harry Copper for jointly winning the prize.

We were very fortunate with the weather – dark clouds and drizzle in the morning but rain stayed away for the actual afternoon event where we even managed to have our very own village fly-past thanks to the local flying club.

Thanks to all those who helped make the event a huge success.


Photographic Competition Reminder

 Time is ticking, so get your entries in for the the 2016 Photographic Competition for the ‘KC Cup’
‘KC Cup’ for 2016 will be awarded to the villager who produces the best photograph.
2016-07-31 16.17.27·                    Two groups – children 16 and under; adults (i.e. anyone 17+ …..)
·                    No theme – photos can be of holidays, landscapes, family, pets
·                    Prize for the best photo in each age group
·                    Photos of Great Hinton will be considered for the front page of the village website.
·                    £2 per adult and £1 per child and you can enter as many photos as you like for this.
·                    Photos can be coloured, sepia or black and white.
The exhibition will be held in the hall and where prizes will be presented on Saturday October 15th
Entries and fee should be in by Saturday 3rd September to Sandra at 7 Peppercorn Orchard