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.
Protest 1: Not ducking the issue: "Keep Your Blades Off The Wild Life"
Protest 2: Class War march against privilege
The Police turned out in force
And the protestors were eventually escorted off the river to let the races resume
And the Ditton Corner party had our Men in Black (and other assorted muscle) to deal with an unwelcome guests.
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.
Bumps for Hearts
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.
The Party Group Photo
More pictures always appreciated - send us your photos of the event
A plug for our caterers...
Many thanks to Muriel Ambourhouet who did a stalwart job again this year.
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