Just A Few Days To Go Until The Games & Some More Thank Yous...

Well, here we are, a few days away from the games and there is a handful of people still running around trying to ensure that everything is in place. It's so exciting I can hardly wait, but wait we have to! There are so many thank yous and mentions that I'm not sure a blog post will be long enough but we'll give it a go - there will be more to follow too...

Gillian Carr will be playing Endymion Porter

We'll start with the horse-riders. This year, Robert Dover will be played by Paul Dare and Endymion Porter by Gillian Carr. They are both experienced riders and Paul has played Endymion many times before. I'm not sure but I think that this might be the first recorded time that Endymion Porter has been played by a woman, so there are two firsts. (somebody who's been to many more games may be able to correct me on that one!) Their costumes have been lovingly made by Barbara Williams of Darlingscott and their

Paul Dare will be playing Robert Dover

hats equally so by Louise Pocock who is our local milliner with shop on Campden High Street. Finally, the wonderful horses will be provided by "Force of Nature" Joan Bomford, once again, of Moyfield Riding School, Littleton. So, just in talking about the horses, we've had volunteers from three counties already! A huge thank you to you all.

Shinkickers' Smock modelled by Katie Pyment

I've mentioned in previous posts about the money needed to put on these games and to cover the essentials like security, toilets, PA, stages etc etc - the list seems to grow month on month! But in modern times this kind of thing really can't be done without the help of local businesses. We have taken a different tack from previous years, by asking just a couple of sponsors to help out in return for being the sole advertisers. This year we