The Great UKIP North Dorset Hog Roast

The Great UKIP North Dorset Hog Roast was held on the 14th September 2014 in the copious grounds of our wonderful hosts Bill and Ann Woodhouse within the picturesque village of Mappowder.

The guests of honour were the irrepressible Neil and Christine Hamilton.

92 people attended and enjoyed a wonderful sunny day with a gentle breeze just keeping the heat down, a day made complete by our very talented singing treasurer, Charles Upton.

Charles Upton singing and on guitar
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Charles doing his thing!!

Some people liked the sun whilst others were content to sit beneath the shade of the odd strategically placed parasol. All enjoying the food, drink and convivial company.

What a lovely sunny day
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What a lovely sunny day
Christine Hamilton holding court
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Christine holding court
neil hamilton chatting with guests
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Neil chatting with guests

For some the shade under the bushes was enough.

In the shade
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In the shade

Some just came for the rest!

John George taking it easy
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Taking it easy

Others were hard at it, like Robbie on the ‘Guess the Weight of the Fruitcake‘ stand.

Robbie Drain on the cake stand
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Robbie on cake duty

While some had brought chairs to sit on, others preferred the grass.

Sitting in the sun
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Sitting in the sun

But then, shock horror! Someone had stolen Christine Hamilton’s Bun full of delicious hog roast and crackling!! Who can the culprit possibly be.

Can you spot Christine' class=
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Can you spot the remainder of Christine’s lunch?
Christine gives chase
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Christine gives chase! – where did this bun-napper come from?
I want my lunch back!
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I want my lunch back!
Who owns this errant pup?
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Who owns this errant pup?

The owners of the notorious hog roast liberator of Mappowder will of course remain anonymous – you know who you are Tom and Beverley Rubython!

AAAARRRRRGGGHHH! Someone borrowed my camera!

A selfie by Richard Turner
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A selfie by Richard Turner (with wife Olga)

Then came the speech.

Followed by a raffle and Flowers for both Christine and our hostess Ann presented by our youngest guest Megan Cobb.

Flowers for Christine
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Flowers for Christine
Flowers for Ann
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Flowers for Ann

Afterwards there was time for mingling and some photo opportunities with the guests of honour.

David Glossop has a chat with Christine
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David Glossop has a chat with Christine

Now who’s this trying to hog the limelight? Now let me take a wild guess ……..

Christine hamilton hogging the limelight
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Someone hogging all the attention
UKIP Dorset PPCs (L to R) Steve Unwin, David glossop, Richard Turner and Tom Rbython with Christine and Neil hamilton
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UKIP Dorset PPCs (L to R) Steve Unwin, David Glossop, Richard Turner and Tom Rubython with Christine and Neil Hamilton (centre)

And now for some of the all-important canvassing team – those that brave gale and hail all year round (except Christmas and Hallowe’en) to bring news of UKIP to every door in North Dorset!

Canvassing team
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Canvassing team

The whole day was topped off with a slice of the ubiquitous (for UKIP) fruit cake, baked for us by Jane Unwin, the wife of the North Dorset PPC Steve Unwin. The winer of the guess the weight of the cake competition was Beverley Rubython.

The UKIP fruit cake, no UKIP event is complete without one!
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The UKIP fruit cake, no UKIP event is complete without one!

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