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River Dip, Water High
By Geoff Hodgkinson, Co-Editor

January 1, 2018:
The 2018 Walruses New Year Show featured a Nativity, complete with stable, golden star and a variety of Kings and Shepherds. The Walruses pretended to be kids under the supervision of Miss, who endeavoured to keep everyone under control. With Mary off behind the bike sheds (which soon burned down) and flour bombs raining everywhere she brought the sketch to a timely conclusion as baby Jesus appeared in the manger. Then it was time to jump into the river, which this year was waist-high for some participants. Their two minutes duly endured, they retired to the bonfire (bike shed) to warm up). Then it was back to the Cricket Club to enjoy hot food and drinks. Well done Walruses. Local good causes benefit from the event. It's been held for decades and is one of Hatherleigh's most enjoyed traditions. Here's a first image. More HERE.

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