Hash House News 1532 – 23 Jan 2019

Hash House News – Burns Nights

Pub:  The Newcastle County Cricket Club

Hare: Counterfeit and Daft Twanky

Night time frivolities

Inspired by the address to the haggis I have conducted my own ode to the hash – a retelling of the night’s events

Well met, ye tartan clad hoishers  as the bells toll their chime

Tis 7 bells and the flours laid so I’ll continue with my rhyme

Hurry on your way and seek out the white stuff on the ground

For time is tight and haggi take to flight if the way cannot be found.

“Ahoy I’ve found a marking, it looks like an FRB”

“Continue on the way dear friends , while I pose next to this tree.”

A light from yonder horizon breaks, whatever can it be

Why I do believe it is the walkers, there’s one, no two, no three !

The Dene is dark, the dene is quiet,

Shattered by calls of “On on” and “I’m on a vegetarian diet”

Watch the hoishers dash aboot,

heedless and lost and full of fright

They need their hare to guide them back, through highways and byways and an unused track.

Although most of it seems to be an uphill chase, they clamber on at a heart stopping pace.

The hare falls down and gets back up, (all this is monitored by an useen duck).

Eventually they arrive back at the start, for a circle, some beer and a heart to heart

And finally then, when the ballad is sung, they all dive in side for some haggis and rum,

Ok it’s not rum, its whisky and beer but as nothing rhymes with whiskey I have to make clear

Its incredibly hard to finish this song, with gusto, verve and a bit of aplomb!

Thanks to the hares for some new routes of an old favourite and a cracking haggis, neeps and tatties

Further reading on the life cycle of the haggi can be found here

http://www.robertburns.org.uk/Assets/Documents/haggisarticle.pdf

Stats and Special Notices

Temperature – Chilly

Temperaments – Chilled

Hash Hounds – 1

Wild Haggi – 2 Vegetarian Haggi – 2

Slips, Trips and Falls – 1

Denes – 1

Addresses – 1

Dresses -0

Latecomers – 1

On On

GH

Next week

Twin Farms, Kenton Bank Foot

Hot Hash News – Benton Ale House Hash 1530…. with a mission – 09 Jan 2019

Pub: Benton Ale HouseHare: Woofers

Yet another selection of clear as night photo’s from GH’s phone (or as was darkly hinted by an unamed source, just the same picture recycled every week ! You decide.

1)  Lights off/ Flash on

  2) Lights on/ Flash off

3)  Lights off/ Flash Off                             

Another classic Woofers run around the Benton massive, encompassing  all the dark skies around a built up area, mainly off road, a cunningly devised trail designed to take in all the local highlights including St James training ground and the ways of the Waggon which are dark and mysterious.  No Relief and Whippet dominated the FRB scene, though a bit of local knowledge helped the rest. Falsies were abundant and despite a short trail kept the group guessing all the way round. At the Onn Inns Woofers revealed her mission – hashers were to check out the 2 nearerst pubs and report back.
Update for Woofers on The Black Bull – Pub no. 2 for future hashers Despite rumours of a murder being carried out in previous years,  the Black Bull was quiet and clean, dogs are welcome, parking plentiful and food is served until 9pm. A glass of water will set you back zero pennies and the staff were cheerful and polite. Hashers on Try january can report further as to the booze selection.
Thanks to the hare for a lovely evening oot and aboot.
Special stats and Notices
Widdlers -1Missions – 1Beer stops – Multiple choice of stopsApostrophe’s – 1Waggons – 1Ways – ManyFalling off Waggons – PossibilityShiggy – Loads ofFRB hogger and  also absconder – Whippet On OnGH

Hot hash house news – Low Lights Tavern, North Shields 1528 – 02 Jan 2019

Wednesday’s hash began at the cosy Low Lights Tavern complete with roaring fires and it was with some reluctance that hashers left the pub to face the chilly night. Heading out along the north shields quay the hash found time to pose with their new friend ( see below) in what will, I’m confident soon become recognised as one of the most innovative pieces of  night action camera work of the age.

Hash flash
After bidding our wooden friend adieu, the hash headed along the promenade, quickly confusing the trails before meeting up at Lord Collingwood statue and some new historical history from the hare about our feline obsessed peer. The pack then headed off into King Edwards bay for a spot of skinny dipping ( if you blinked you would have missed it) and then and along the coast before looping back towards into Tynemouth metro to a new beer stop on the station. After a quiet and warming rest, the hash then headed back down to the pub for a brief circle covering all misdemeaning folk and then  turning in for some further refreshments.
Thanks to the hare for a lovely run with fabulous views.
Stats and Special Notices
Large wooden men -1Origins of hash history facts – dubiousCat Puns – ‘Mew’arvelous ( rubbish I know)Hash harbour  views – ManyFRB hogger – Innconn’sPiers – 2Lighthouse beacons – 2Hash lights masquerading as beacons – 3Beer stops – 1 ( best of 2019 so far)Try January v. Dry January – the verdicts still open on this one folks
Next week – Benton Ale House, Benton 
On On GH