NEW YEAR'S DAY AT PIGEON BAY.
(Contributed) ii . „ .While all the fun wa* going on in HI other placea od New "Year's Day, Hft , Pigeon Bay was having a "day out" also. Tbe fun started about 11am., P ftnd it was good to see the folk turning r up in real picnic style- All sorts and con> m ditioDS of horses and vehicles arrived loaded with peopia with their baskets and tins, with all due thought for the :|| inner inaa. The sports ground was |!i|a Mr B. Hay'a email paddock near tbe beach and main road. The same **- place has been used for close on 40 years for the gathering. Only a few events were got off before luncb, and it was a treat io see such a lot of homely people all with their baskets in ii riDg and the "billys" being boiled on one fire. I estimated tbe crowd at 240, ail counted. In con vereation with an old identity, I learned that thirty live years ago there used to be horse events, bnrdle race?, flat rscea and all sorts, but dow tbe .'da Gaming Act has removed that privi tja legs from the picnic clubs.. Tbe ■[jit:/ sports were entirely local, and almost ■js». : every event was well filled, clearly |§ showing that runners will come out ||||:.:,, when they have only friends to beat. ißi The Belgium Fund was not forgotten, and & <\m\% match in charge cf Mr y ? j| J, .Pettigrew, jr , realised £1 10s t A §|§fd loliie guessing competition brought in Mp*' £2 !-39 9d, and the bran tub £2. The sheep guessing waa also in aid of tbe fund, but I did not ascertain the amount Following are some of tbe results, A 8 I fancy tbe nor* wester blew eoiue of the result sheets away : — 100 Yards—W Wilson per 1, Andy McKay 2, E Lowe a. Nine entries. Sack Race, 75 yards J Scott 1, N Wilson 2, Q Scott 3. Seven afolties. %i: 3 Jumps forward—S. McKay, 27ft 10in 1, p- T. Duibury, 25ft 2, W Duxbnry 24ft lAin, 3. !«|| Nine entries.
!SP j Pirtirjg »lie Weight. — f Duxii iry 29 t 11, T Dnxtusy '.Sit O.Jin 2. S McKay 28ft, 8. ' Eit'ht fiitries. 1 : Bicycle Kao°, 2 miles—H Blonquist 100 yds ,I, R Bugfs 2C(Jyds 2. Four entries 2 : Married Men's race, 100 yds—C. Dixon 7ds 1, Audi' McKay 4ydt> 2, A Salt scr 3. 3 ■ Stven Hit(i(-n •),) ('h'l'nUo race— N Wilson 1, W Wilton 2. | -ev.-ii-mt-in*. cc | Pil.ow Ftj,ht on Boom—G. B'ouquist 1, W ; Wilson 2. Fo'.rt-en entries II Sstfpnir-K Compel on (correct distance ,• 49yd« Oft (Jin—W Duxbury 49yds Oft 3in 1. * Thirty five entries j Thread tbe Needle-T Quaid 1. C Peach 2 . Eleven entries 2 Three-Ipgped race, 75ydi E Peach and C ,Peach Byds I, N Wilson and Andy McKay 3 : 7yds 2. Five entries. " Tossing the Caber—Alex McKay 19ft 9Jin ' 1, J Doxbury 18ft Sin 2. G Scott 16ft 9Jin 3. 2?oyds Flat-8 McKay 10yds 1, C Dixon c lOvda 2, A halt per 3
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NEW YEAR'S DAY AT PIGEON BAY., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3467, 5 January 1915