There are plenty of happenings in Cutthorpe, below are some of them in photos (will continue to be updated)(click for larger images)
Cutthorpe has added christmas celebrations to it’s range of activities. This year saw us arrange a new Christmas Childrens Party, many thanks to Sarah, Effie and Natalie for their superb efforts, enjoyed by the children and grandchildren of Cutthorpe residents. We also repeated the very successful adults Christmas party of 2018, once again generously hosted by John and Paddy Robinson. Our organisational and catering skills go from strength to strength!
Cutthorpe FestivalThis spanned the weekend of 11-13th July but celebrations started well before that with the Scarecrow Making with BBQ and the Well Dressing.
Scarecrows: The sunday before the Festival we hold a scarecrow making event accompanied by a barbecue, free to everyone in the village (donations welcome). The scarecrow competition was won by the excellent ‘traditional’ scarecrow, shown at the end of this gallery.
Well Dressing - this year’s theme was the Wizard of Oz (80 years since the release of the film). Here you can see the development of the well dressing, from the application of the clay, the barking of the design, then being gradually filled with flowers (heads and petals) and leaves by a loyal band of volunteers and passers by. Taking a week to create, a week on display and then the entire thing is dismantled with the frame, bark and clay being stored for use again next year. Alongside the main panel, Cutthorpe Junior School also produce their own creation, displayed in the Three Merry Lads car park
Weekend Festival - this gallery gives a taste of the Friday night entertainment, when the Cutthorpe Choir, the Cutthorpe guitar quartet, and ThunderRoadz performed, followed by the Fete on the Saturday with stalls, rides, food, dog show, classic cars and the Cutthorpe Bake Off judging. Alongside this the Village Institute put on the annual Art Show with Cream Teas throughout the weekend. Clear up on Sunday morning, with a fantastic group of volunteers was rounded off with bacon rolls in the Three Merry Lads..
Burns Supper celebrations
Our third year of organising this celebration proves the old adage ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it’. The theme is a traditional Burns Night supper with one or two ‘Cutthorpe’ twists and once again was a great deal of fun, enjoyed by all. Burns Night runs to a formula so previous years’ photos look very similar. Ian Robinson gave an amusing take on the toast to the lassies and Janet provided a rousing response. Pete Stott took the lead again with Tam O’Shanter but ths year was joined by Arlene, John Thurstan, June and finally Tom Johnstone, which added to the entertainment value (even if most of us have no idea what is actually being said!). We welcomed newcomers and old hands both to Cutthorpe and the celebrations. Long may it continue.Photos below give a taste of the evening (click for larger images).