Sunday, December 7, 2008

BBW Hash 100

Broome Bluewater Hash celebrated 100 runs on December 5th and got a letter from the Queen to mark its centenary. Here’s what Her Maj had to say:

My Dear Hashers,
Congratulations on achieving a most splendid centenary. One always gets a thrill when one hears of antipodeans in one’s Empire being such good sports.
One was just telling one’s corgis this morning over a nice cup of tea and hot buttered crumpets how those jolly Orstralians are always throwing themselves into swimming pools and race tracks or thrashing leather on willow (Phillip is very fond of that sport and practises an awful lot) or rushing about chasing a pigskin. (But we really stuck it up you when you lost the Ashes and when we won more medals in Beijing. What a sweet victory for Mother England.)
Hash House Harriers appears to blend the best aspects of sport in my opinion; short bursts of activity chasing a hare and spurred on by horn (how very fox hunt!) followed by a great deal of socialising, chat, nosh and imbuement.
One understands a Briton (but with a Japanese name?) established the Broome Bluewater Hash, which makes one very proud.
So let me extend my most hearty congratulations and one hopes there is another centenary in the future (by then you may be a Republic and will therefore not be getting a letter from the Monarch, or perhaps it will be the grandchild of my darling William, as long as he doesn’t marry that bit of fluff and finds a Nice Girl)
Should you be calling by London before 2012, do pop in for a bit of Hash on the lawns of the Palace.
Best wishes
HRR

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