38th Sutton Valence New Years Day Pram Race

The QHOF Sutton Valence Pram Race has been held on New Year’s Day for more than quarter of a century and has raised significant amounts of money for both local and national causes.

Spectators come from throughout the surrounding countryside and the race is regularly featured in the local media.

Two races are run. A Veterans’ Race, for competitors over the age of 45 and a Main Race.

The three-contestant teams dress is a variety of bizarre costumes of their own creation. Two members of the team push the third member (always named thee ‘baby’) around the course in a themed ‘pram’ or go-cart, stopping to drink a beaker of beer at each of the three public houses that line the route.

Revised rules and regulations for participants are shown below.

If you wish to participate, you must fill in the 2018 Pram Race Entry Form

Best wishes,

QHOF

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Christmas Tree and Festive lights in Sutton Valence

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The members of QHOF have been very busy recently reading the village for the festive season.

Last weekend our white Christmas lights were erected around Lambe’s Gardens and this year extend up to the top of the High Street, giving the village a much needed dose of Christmas Cheer.

In keeping with tradition, QHOF members sourced and located a beautiful tree which stands proudly on the village green festooned with hundreds of twinkling lights and topped with a star (or is that a snowflake?)

Special thanks go to Kingswood Christmas Trees for donating such a handsome specimen!

Carols on the Green will be sung on Friday 15th December at 18:30

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Christmas Lights outside The Queens Head

Sutton Valence Pram Race 2017

Queens Head Oddfellows Fund members wish to offer their sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Francis (Titch) O’Sullivan at this very sad time.

The police are investigating the circumstances and reporting to the coroner and we expect to be assisting them with these enquiries in the near future.

That is all we can say at the moment. Thank you. 

QHOF Ball 2016

On Saturday 6th August QHOF hosted their immensely popular ball for 250 guests.

This year the ball was in aid of local charity Hayley’s Heroes who offer young adults with cancer and their close family and friends a helping hand when they need it and to let them know that they are not alone in their fight.

We are still counting the pennies at the moment, but are confident that we have raised a significant sum for this very deserving local cause.

Here are a few photographs from the evening – enjoy!

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