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.