Sweed' Bashers Rally
16 October 1981 by the 71 MCC
Why Sweed? What is the apostrophe for? The reasons are lost in history.
The rally was held next to a cafe/pub/night club on the road from Dorchester to Yeovil. I'm not sure if the organisers were pleased that pretty much all the attendees spent their night in the club rather than the marquee, but it was cold and wet outside and there was beer, food and music in the cafe, so that's where we stayed.
On Saturday the rain seemed to lessen a bit and the games proceeded, the fairly long grass making the tug-of-war a little difficult for both sides.
We were told that we would not be welcome in the cafe, (whether or not that was true is unknown), so we kept in the marquee that night.
It felt a lot better in our natural environment, where we could relax, lark about and not worry about upsetting regulars in the pub. It was welcome, though, that we were still allowed to use their loos!
- Phil (the Spill) Drackley