Rutland's High Sheriff Launches - Hue & Cry
Description of the event: Oakham High Street having been temporarily closed to traffic, each Hue and Cry will start next to Swann's Antiques and Wetherspoons and end in High Street by the Market Square (250 metres). Assembly from 1.30pm; first Hue and Cry to start at 2.00pm.
A suitably dressed Villain will set off first.
The High Sheriff will immediately shout 'Raise the Hue and Cry!'. Hunting horns will sound. The horns will be the signal for the participants to set off in pursuit.
The Villain will have a large red Handkerchief tucked into the back of his trousers. Whosoever first retrieves The Handkerchief will be deemed The Winner. (This being a charitable event, and the Villains being volunteers, physical damage to the Villain is strictly prohibited).
Depending on the number of registrants, there will be at least Five Hues and Cries; Inclusivity, Children's Key stage 1, Children's Key stage 2, Gentlemen, Ladies, and Individuals Pushing Prams or Trolleys. (Prams and Trolleys may not contain persons, as personal injury is nowadays to be discouraged. The Villain in this case will also have a trolley, containing Swag.).
The event will conclude with Rutland Bassett Hounds pursuing the scent of the Villains. (Who, for their own safety, we hope will by then have been Apprehended).
The High Sheriff will award Prizes for the winner of each Hue and Cry. (Outside Furley's) There will also be a special prize for the Best Dressed Participant. (Period Dress is encouraged).
The High Sheriff will also show her Gratitude to all who answered her call to assist in the Apprehension of Villains by the donation of a restorative Glass of Ale (or port or soft drink) after the event. (At the Grainstore stall)
Posted: Thu, 05 May 2016 11:45 by The Clerk