Friday 23rd March 2012
|Cod Fathers of Croon|
Back down south on behalf of Hog The Limelight to entertain the locals in Hampshire and a return to Medstead. Well almost. You see the last time we were booked by Medstead we actually performed in Four Marks, Medstead having suffered a serious fire.
However this year, although we were booked by the same people as booked us for Four Marks last year, we were going to Medstead, but we were staying in Four Marks. I hope that’s clear?!!
|Now for a singing lesson!!|
We go to many places with strange names. We were recently in Longparish, which got its name because it is in a parish that is long. We’ve also recently been to a place called Swayfield, where the fields really do sway. So we were curious about the name of Four Marks, where we stayed. What ancient, interesting provenance did that name have?
All became clear when we arrived at our accommodation – no names but this national chain provides lodges for people who travel – and we instantly realised that it scored four marks – out of a hundred!!!
|mmmm that dinner was nice!!|
Not so the Village Hall, a wonderful long venue with a stage large enough to hold about thirty people; shame we didn’t bring our chorus with us this time. Also getting ten out of ten was Mike, who runs this outfit like a crack Roman Centurion. Everything is thought of, the organisation is impeccable and he fills the hall with 130 local residents every time.
What a star! Apologies, however, to the very friendly Chairman, whose tea we ate thinking it was all meant for us!! What a pair of porkers....
Show went really well; the good people of Medstead/ Four Marks were up for a good night and a good night we gave them.