HASH 1854 Monday 3rd June 20013

Hashes to Ashes Hash

Yattendon Village Hall

Today’s hash has been run in memory of all those Berkshire Hashers who are now sadly “Hashers down”.

When you think of all the pitfalls of life, I think we’re very fortunate to have lost so few hashers over the last 35 years that the Berkshire Hash has been running since 1978. But in a way, maybe we haven’t really lost them because their colourful memory does still live on. And I think you’ll agree that each name I read out and that you personally remember has been a real hash character in his or her own right.

We can all probably remember things they’ve done or said or even picture what they used to like wearing – a particular t shirt for instance. You may not personally remember all the names as some go back quite a long way to the 70s and 80s. But for those you do remember, I’m sure you’ll have your own special memories.

So, what I’d like to do now is to read out the names of those “hashers down”.

There’s Libby

Margot Mills

Heather Bullen

Dave Leggatt - These 4 names go back to the late 70s and early 80s which pre-dated the giving of Berkshire hash names.

Then there’s Beth Fahy – hash name Mafia

Steve Lee – Scarlet Pimpernel

Dave Almond – the Great Elk

Rob Wood – Clockwise

Dave Collins – Fireball

Gary Howland – Shep

Dave Busby – Shit Shoveller

Terry Baker – Terra dactyl

Sue (Nutty’s mum) – Binbag

Iris Seward – Septic

All of these friends were special personalities and loyal Berkshire hashers and during a minute’s silence, we can now remember them with a great deal of love and affection.

Madam Butterfly

Berkshire Hash House Harriers Honourary President