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The Pig Roast

Preparations for the big day began early when Sam Benfield, David Caswell and Geoffrey Brooks arrived at the ground at 6 am to begin roasting a pig.  The pig had been slaughtered by Sam who worked at Smith’s Butchers, Chipping Campden.  It was then transported to Badsey on the back of a lorry.

The photo in the centre below of the group of cooks and supporters shows, from left to right:  S H Edwards, Lol Bindoff, Malcolm Stewart, David Caswell (in white coat), E Simms, Mick Williams, Roger Brewer, Sam Benfield (in white coat), Clint Evans, N Willett, Geoff Brooks (in yellow coat), Richard Benfield, Maurice Stewart, Terry Sparrow, A Johns.  This photo also appears on page 126 of A Brief History of Badsey and Aldington.

An article appeared in The Evesham Journal the following week.

Pig en route for Badsey, photo taken in Aldington on its journey from Chipping Campden.
Group of cooks and supporters.
Geoff Brooks serving hot dogs to Andy Johns, Norman Willett, Andy Benfield, Clint Evans and Richard Benfield.
Ted Wheatley arrives dressed as Lady Godiva.