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 Centenary Weekend, 1994 - Tug of War

Street Market on Saturday

Flower Festival

Five-a-Side Football

Barn Dance at Farley Farms

Open-Air Church Service

Festival of Motoring

Victorian Cricket Match




The Piper leads the Tug of War teams along Swallowfield Road

The S.E.E. team

Like the Pied Piper of Hamelin, a Scottish Piper led the Tug of War teams through the centre of the village and on to the Park on Swallowfield Road in late afternoon on Saturday, drawing the crowds with them. This ruse worked a treat for those who had the task of clearing the stalls on Eversley Road ready for through traffic to pass again soon afterwards.

The 'Bull' team

The teams that had signed-up were:

Charvil Parish Council
The Bull
The Swan
The Bramshill Hunt
Arborfield Schools Association
School of Electronic Engineering (S.E.E.)
Princess Marina College
Bailleul Barracks
Royal British Legion

Brian Cottingham, an established Tug of War Referee, ensured fair play. Arborfield's District Councillor Lynda Lynskey presented the prize to the winning team, the S.E.E.

The 'Swan' teamThe 'Ballieul' team banner - but where's the team?Some people took up the Victorian themeTuggingArmy Instructor Steve Clubley gives words of encouragementRed vs. yellowFramed by the Death SlideDistrict Councillor Lynda Lynsky presents prizes to the winnersTeam photoTeam photoTeam photoWinning Team - The S.E.E.

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