Yarcombe Terrier Racing - Saturday 6th August
Once again Yarcombe was blessed with good weather for the 41st annual Terrier Race Meeting held in the field on the edge of the village on the lane to Sheafhayne Manor.
Grateful thanks go to all those who manned and supplied their various stalls, too many to name individually, but they will know how much they are appreciated. The inner man was kept fluid by the Young Farmers Club Bar, or the teas and coffees, and filled by the burgers and hot dogs, cake stall and ice creams. There were games a plenty - a Bouncy Castle and Sumo Wrestling, not to mention Bucking Bronco and Slippery Pole. For those with a bit of angst to get rid of, there was the china smash, and with cash to get rid of, the Tombola, Hoopla, Grand Draw and Book stall.
There has been plenty of interest from those who wanted to sponsor races; so much so, that some were disappointed, but there is always another year!! John Robinson kindly spent a lot of time filling the programme with advertisements for local businesses. The use of the internet to contact dog owners and encourage them to register their dogs for a race means that the printers can provide an up to date list of runners and owners. There is still room for the contestant who turns up on the night to either fill a later race or replace a non-runner if necessary. All eight races were completed and places taken, and all in all it added up to another great evening.
*Congratulations to Morris Burrough and William Dyer who won the Parris hedge laying cup in a pair's competition at Cotley Hunt Hedge laying Competition.