Aerial view of the riverThe Ditton Corner plot from the airFen Ditton - an aerial view

 

 

Winds of Protest

2012 Bumps & Carnage party at Ditton Corner

The thirteenth year of our Bumps Party was enlivened by two separate protests that interrupted the University Bumps rowing races. An animal rights demonstration protested about the removal of Mr. Asbo, the psychotic swan, who a few months earlier had been removed by the Cam River Conservators to a safe haven, because he was a "hazard to rowers". The animal rights protesters were joined by Class War protestors who marched to complain about the elitism of University rowing.

Not Ducking The Issue

Protest 1: Not ducking the issue: "Keep Your Blades Off The Wild Life"

Class War protestors on the tow-path at the Bumps

Protest 2: Class War march against privilege

 

The Police turned out in force

Five keepers of the peace Who you looking at? Come in Number 4!

And the protestors were eventually escorted off the river to let the races resume

"Roger Tango - Three ducks taken into custody, Sarge" I say Tarquin, what do they mean, "anti-elitism"?

And the Ditton Corner party had our Men in Black (and other assorted muscle) to deal with an unwelcome guests.

The Security The Hard Man has his own security radio No messing with us


The Wellie Brigade

We sent out an email a few days before the party when the weather forecast was dire. We warned people to expect wet grass, and stormy and cold conditions. As it happens we were wrong. But people came equipped with a variety of footware for the conditions

   


Wind in the Willows

Although the rain held off, the wind was the main elemental force. We've never seen it so windy.

Wind in the willows Hats blown off! Gazebo blows away Tornado on the towpath Bulging marquee Etienne catches Helens hat feathers Nonsense - I've seen worse Wind-assisted rowers Gusty acceleration Windy on the slide


Bumps for Hearts

British Heart Foundation Themed Marquee Helen and Andrew and BHF Banner

Many thanks to all of the kind people who donated to our 'Bumps for Hearts' appeal.

Bumps for Hearts is a charity donation fund for the British Heart Foundation, in memory of our family members that we have lost to heart disease.

Here's the link to our Bumps for Hearts foundation donation page, if you'd like to make a donation


The Party Group Photo

Group Photo Bumps Party 2012

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Picture Selection

Party-goers on the riverbank

More pictures always appreciated - send us your photos of the event

Scoreboard party

Blagbroughs

 

Good vantage point

 

 

Pneumatic Art Sculpture

 

 

Gary and Isla

 

 

Browns and a Spiegelhalter

 

The Burgesses

21 today

 

Go Jesus!

 

 

Ray, Penny, Andrew and Vicky

 

 

Those Coburn guys (again)

 

 

Stanley and Marcela

 

 

The boaties of 79

 

 

David is in the pink

 

 

Point of discussion

 

 

That Risk Professor off the telly

 

 

First sitting

 

 

D'Maris and guests

 

 

Coburn siblings

 

 

Imminent pop

 

Low cholesterol food

 

slide jumps.

 

 

The three amigos

 

 

Flowers and Churchillian stoicism

 

 

The Dutton Gang

 

 

Christine, Helen and Mark

 

 

The castle at the top of the hill

 

 

Bank run

 

Grandma and her tiny grandson

 

Etienne - Senor Frog himself

 

 

View downriver

 

 

The Fisher Crouch family

 

 

Andrew and Frank Kelly

 

 

View from the house

 

 

Marquee guests

 

 

On the lawn

 

 

A view from the top

 

 

Gordon and Danny

 

 

The crowd

 

 

Perse boys

 

Avast

Sixth Formers

 

Picnic on the bank

 

 

Under observation

 

 

Joelle and Michelle

 

Aloft

 

Fine hats

 

 

Liz, Anne and Gill

 

 

Back

 

 

Risk Centre dudes

 

 

The Watkins

 

 

Nigel and Kate

 

Nigel Simon and Bill

A bit of sunshine on the croquet lawn

 

My hat is bigger than yours

 

Matt shows guts

The Payne family

 

Platt family

 

Platts and Helen

What's everyone shouting about?

 

Reed family

 

Fen Dittoners

Considering risks

Lunch

 

CAR deputation

 

Reed family

 

 

The Sumner Rooneys

 

 

Choppy waters

 

 

Russell Blong and Robert Muir Wood

 

 

This little piggie went to market

 

 

Reed family

 

 

Bar staff

 

 

Simon and Michelle

 

Skiff

Tim and Caroline show their age

 

Reed family

 

 

Reed family

 

 

Robin, Bridget, Ro and Andy

 

 

Sit in on the steps

 

Bank view

Tim's binoculars

 

Crowded thoroughfare

 

Wrays and Purkisses

Vera and Edna

 

The view downriver

 

Willow view

Nick and Alice Woolley

 

 

Barbeque Evolution

 

 

Exhaustion

 

Collapsing the castle

 


A plug for our caterers...

Many thanks to Muriel Ambourhouet who did a stalwart job again this year.

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