Scrumptious Zummerset Evening'
Farrington Gurney Memorial Hall
Sunday 18th March 2006
Ar, Ooh Ar – 'Ow Bist?
Saturday 18th March, Farrington Gurney Memorial Hall resonated
to the sounds of The Mangledwurzels, a Scrumpy
and Western Tribute Band, celebrating the works of Zummerzet’s
finest Bard, the late Adge Cutler and his band the Wurzels.
concert had been arranged by members and friends of the
village's Methodist Church as part of their "Outreach
Into The Community Initiative". It was therefore pleasing
to see Methodists from around the circuit amongst the audience,
many of whom had entered into the spirit of the evening
by dressing Wurzel-style. The 'best dressed' Wurzel competition
was judged by Rev. Mandy, who put the entrants through their
paces by making them recite some Wurzelspeak. Had she not
been the judge, she might have won the prize herself but
the winners were a husband and wife team who made the trip
up from Exeter.
Hedge Cutter on vocals and percussion, Jethro Tool on electronikal
(sic) wurzelhorns and backing vocals and Seth Pitt on guitars,
bass drum and vocals, The Mangledwurzels kept the packed
hall entertained with their versions of classic Wurzel songs
like Drink up thy Zider, I've got a Brand New
Combine Harvester, The Blackbird and Champion
Dung Spreader together with their interpretations of
modern pop hits. Seth Pitt, who hails from Farrington Gurney,
had also composed an eponymously titled song about the village.
keeping with the theme of the evening, the ladies of the
church had prepared a scrumptious Ploughman’s Supper.
All those in attendance enjoyed a 'girt big dollop' of fun
and entertainment and a handsome profit was made, which
has helped to pay for the much-needed refurbishment of the
kitchen at the Methodist Church.
go to everyone who contributed to the success of the evening.
Midsomer Norton Methodist Circuit Newsletter;
June-Aug 2006 Edition
reprinted here with permission
One of the two winners of the Best Dressed Wurzel
of several runners-up in the Best Dressed Wurzel competition.
Seth Pitt chats to fans over a Ploughman's Supper.
of several runners-up in the Best Dressed Wurzel competition
after eating all the pies!
The original Farrington Gurner.
Scrumptious Zummerset Evening
Mangledwurzels are due on stage from 9pm.
Gurney Memorial Hall, Church Lane, Farrington
Gurney, Bristol BS39 6TY
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