Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Gran Agility

This rather old photograph from 1986 shows the glory days of the Gran Agility competitions, when grannies from all over the county would flock to Wells to compete for Werther's Originals.

Crowds of children and grandchildren would crowd round the Buttlands, screaming incoherently for their own elderly representative, and the merry sound of creaking hips and spittle-flecked jowls slapping filled the air, punctuated only by the occasional snap of an over-strained ankle.

Sadly, insurance requirements no longer allow us to hold this event, but we'll always treasure the final hours of the 1987 competition when the Queen Mother actually jogged down from Sandringham to display her sexy disco hip swinging action on the see-saw.

1 comment:

Minge said...

I'm looking forward to when I am old. I'll pop down to Wells and we can re-start Gran Agility. Bugger the insurance, by then I'll be rich and we can afford to pay it. I'll dress up in my Mother's old clothes and you can call me Elaine. I'll catch my knickers on the obstacle course and a nice young man can free me with his teeth.

I now have something to look forward to.