Midsummer Games- 18 July 2010

"Just wanted to thank you and all the Committee for organising such a super afternoon of games. We could see how much hard work had gone into the organising of the events and it really paid off.

We had a really great time and look forward to the next event with much anticipation! Well done!

Kindest regards,

John and Sandy McAdams"


The weather was kind to us and the sun shone on the first Midsummer Games at the Village Hall.We were delighted by the turn out of more than 40 people and especially by the fact that this was a real family occasion. Several brought along friends and family from near and far, including Australia!

Congratulations go to Emily Houghton of Lower Pond Street who won the Under 5’s category. Jess Harris from Duddenhoe End Farm was the winner of the Under 16 prize and Paul, also of Lower Pond Street, took the prize for the adult scoring the highest number of points. Pitching and putting posed the greatest problems on the day so a special mention should be made of Adrian Preston c/o the McAdams at Hillcrest for his impressive 40 point score on the putting.

Thank you to everyone who supported the event and to those, outside of the committee, who supervised a ‘post’ or helped us to clear up afterwards. We hope that a good time was had by all and that this might become an annual occasion.

If you have any suggestions as to how we might improve on things next year – or have ideas for new games – then please let a member of the committee know.

Don’t forget, our next event is the evening walk to The Elmdon Dial for supper on Friday 6th August, 2010. Tables will need to be booked, so if you would like to join us, please telephone Jane on 838912 or send us an email


Whilst the aim of the Midsummer Games was intended to be more social than financial, we did manage to make a small profit of £86.80. This equates to around 10% of the annual cost of insuring the village hall.

Please bear in mind that we need to insure, light, heat and maintain the building and that we can only meet this outlay through the money that we manage to raise ourselves during the year or by hiring out the hall. Whilst there are grants available, they rarely extend to running costs, hence we rely, as ever, on the generosity of our local community.