Posts tagged ‘Fire Brigade’

July 13, 2012

TGI Frigga the IIIrd

by 3arn0wl

Friday afternoon, and the musicians from the Poppleton Orchestra have joined forces with the Poppleton Firemen to perform @ the bandstand in the park.

They presented a formal selection of music:

Symphony No.59 in A ‘Fire’ – Joseph Haydn

Fire of eternal glory – Dmitri Shostakovich


Firebird – Igor Stravinsky

But the firemen just had to play their signature tune as an encore.

June 30, 2012

Waite late for the fête

by 3arn0wl

Chorley Wanderers’ Centre Forward, Ian Waite, scored an own-goal earlier when he failed to turn up in time to cut the ribbon and pronounce the fête “Open”.

It seems that Mr. Waite had been celebrating a hole-in-one at the 19th, and when he eventually turned up, most of the good cakes had already been sold off to Phil Anyould from Little Sniffy.

Several devoted autograph-hunting fans were very disappointed: avid CWFC supporter, Evan Wood said: “He’s my hero. I’d been waite-ing all morning to get his autograph on this programme. And then he turns up legless. Rubbish”.

Still, there was much to see and do at the fête:

December 2, 2011

Shall I play for you, pa rum pum pum pum,

by 3arn0wl

It was hard to see amid the Winter’s snow, but the firemen gave their usual Friday afternoon performance in the bandstand, sparkling with Christmas lights, with cymbal, trump and tymbal, and with tender soothing flute.

Their heavenly music Floated o’er the little town of Poppleton, to wish poppletonians “A merry Christmas”.

And all ye faithful came and harkened, even though it was the bleak mid-winter, and the snow lay round about, deep and crisp and even.

August 29, 2011

Dragons on the Bredy

by 3arn0wl

The Chorley paramedics took on the mighty Poppleton fire brigade earlier, in the annual bank holiday Dragon Boat Race on the Bredy.

First, the teams of six had to build their raft, before transporting themselves up the Bredy to the ford, capture the dragon, and then race back to the finish line.

Before the race began, fireman, Mike West, said: “We’re really up for this.  Wally and the lads have been in training for weeks, and we think the paramedics will have their hands full this afternoon”.

But disaster struck as the firemen’s knots began to unravel and two of their barrels broke away from the raft.  They were left clinging onto their vessel as the paramedics carried the dragon aloft over the finish line.

Chorley paramedic,  Rex Unwin, said:  “Sweet!  It’s good to get one over the fire brigade at last.”

The paramedics get to keep the dragon for the year.

July 21, 2011

Park Life

by 3arn0wl

There’s a lot happening in Poppleton Park this week:

  • Moh Ahmeddoh and Juan Mann  are leading botanic walks, and answering questions about the flowers and trees;
  • And not forgetting the salsa of course.

So why not pop along to the park enjoy a Brazilian?