Burns Supper celebrations
This was our 4th year of organising this celebration
and was deemed by many to be the best yet. 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.
Pete Stott took the lead once again with Tam
O’Shanter and this year was joined by Arlene, John
Thurstan and June and finally Tom Johnstone gave an
amusing take on the toast to the lassies with Claire
Thurstan providing an excellent response. As ever 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
Cutthorpe’s VE Day Celebrations
Even though the Covid 19 pandemic cut short our
original plans for a VE Day celebration for the whole
village followed by a party in the Three Merry Lads in
the evening, many of us managed to get the bunting
out for a socially distanced street party with the
Three Merry Lads providing the Last Post, a National
Toast and music to celebrate the occasion - many
thanks to BJ for this. These are a few photos of the
occasion and everyone is smiling!
Clap for the NHS & Carers
One of the few group activities we’ve been able to
take part in, even though at a distance, is the
weekly Thursday night clap for the NHS and carers.
Thanks to Ken and Wendy this has expanded to
include a song or two we can join in with.
Cutthorpe Kids had some great plans for Easter
celebrations, including an Easter Egg hunt, much
of which had to be put on hold due to the
Coronavirus outbreak and lockdown. However we
did manage to wrap up and deliver Easter eggs to
any of the village children whose parents let us
know they’d like one. and Millie looked fantastic
in her prize winning Easter Bonnet.
Events in Cutthorpe 2020
There are usually plenty of happenings in Cutthorpe,
although not so much this year since Covid 19 struck.
However we still do our best to enjoy ourselves and
below are some photos to remind us of happier times -
updated as photos become available.
(click for larger images). Photos for 2020 so far cover
the following: VJ Day, VE Day celebrations, Clap for
NHS, Easter, Burns night celebrations
Marking VJ Day
A number of residents turned out to mark a more
poignant VJ Day on the Recreation Ground, suitably
distanced. David Shipstone made an excellent town
cryer and the vintage car and mini well dressings from
Arlene, Wendy, Claire, Janet, Hilary and a beautiful
rainbow basket of flowers from Jane, which all added
to the feel of the day. To finish off the Three Merry
Lads provided bacon butties afterwards.
Cutthorpe Kids Celebrated with a magnificent display
of pumpkins through the village. The winners of the
pumpkin competition are THOMAS, JAMES & HENRY
HOPKINSON with their spooky masked pumpkins.