WHERE’S WALLY PARTY
7th February 2015
This event was to celebrate Nobby achieving 1,000 Hashes; the first Hardy’s Hasher to reach this historic target. Nobby was an original Hardy’s Hasher. The picture below shows the inaugural Hash from the Bridge Inn on 6th June 1987.
The celebrations started at 3 pm with a Hash from the John Gregory pub at Southill.
Down! Downs! were held at the house of Bookend’s mum and dad - many thanks to them for allowing so many of us to eat and drink with them. In conversation BOF discovered that Bookend’s mum used to babysit BOF’s children in the 1970s and she also made Jim Jam’s prom dress - it’s a small world!
In the evening the “Where’s Wally?” - or “Where’s Nobby Party?” as it was renamed - got off to a tremendous time of fun, food, booze and dancing. Not forgetting (no matter how hard we tried!) Kipper’s jokes!
Nobby was unaware that he was the Guest of Honour and he was surprised and excited when he arrived to find the hall decorated in his honour.
Nobby was given a special tankard engraved with the critical dates in his life with Hardy’s Hash. Nobby has been on two-thirds of all possible Hashes since 1987.
Our excellent disco “Vinyl Revival” which played everything from Elvis to Abba and The Cure.
Nobby’s delicious cake.
The food was provided by an enthusiastic team of Bumblebee, Gravelrash, Organgrinder and Buscock
ABO presented a really horrific sight until he put his glasses on.
Nobby is called up for his celebration.
“Down in one, Nobby!”
The Awards Ceremony was preceded with a singsong by the GM, RA and Song Meister.
ABO is given the “Get A Life” Award for doing the most Hashes in 2014. This was 46 Hashes. So, what was so important that he failed to get to the other six Hashes?
Bumblebee set the most Hashes in 2014 but he stood back from this glory and the award went to the second most prolific Hare - his better half Psychedelic.
Half-Mad was awarded the Dopey Trophy for - well, just being dopey!
Wellie belted out an appropriate Hash Song.
Swatchstika and Buscock were rewarded for their hard work especially for the 2014 Mystery Hash to Lyme Regis.
Kipper was given an award for his jokes and made to drink out of a new trainer.
We were delighted to welcome Dave (“Harvey”) Beadnell-Smith who founded Hardy’s Hash in 1987.
BOF was awarded the ‘Hardy’s Hash Nerd” which was a mounted Rubik Cube.
Boulders was awarded the “Crappiest Hash” Award. However, he was not at the party so a lookalike was chosen to accept the award on Boulders’ account. This was a very badly used toilet seat complete with real crap on the seat.
Well done NOFI for being humiliated in Boulders’ absence.
Clipboard and MUSCRAT were awarded the “International Travellers” Award
Trying to save time by giving three Down! Downs! at the same time didn’t really work!
Clipboard had drink spilt all over her front and was overwhelmed by offers to lick it off.
Des-de-Mona was given the “Lazy Bastard” Award for offering to set a Hash with Clapper but actually doing nothing.
Bumblebee announced to the Hash that he has joined a religious cult which worships dildos. Here he prays for a miraculous genital enhancement.
On a recent Hash Gravelrash pushed a shopping trolley to do her week’s shopping between regroups. For this she was presented with her very own trolley.
Alas, the party was interrupted by the police who had been tipped off about Gravelrash’s escapade.
“Put the handcuffs on her!” we all shouted at which Wellie’s eyes lit up.
Buscock was given the “Hooperman Award” for her tireless efforts on behalf of Hardy’s Hash.
A Hasher was named
Kipper was given the “Hash Jester” Award
The GM and RA get their Down! Downs! for a brilliant year in charge.
Is Nobby aiming a punch Bumblebee?
The dancing begins.
Is romance in the air? They do make a lovely couple.
Err... I don’t recall seeing this in position in “The Joy Of Sex”
Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” always gets a crowd on the dance floor.