Morning Slot- GREASE LIGHTNING
It was Mayfair again, doesn`t seem that long ago that we were last doing this!
The Cavaliers have been involved in a very long and hard training campaign so they could again entertain the crowds waiting to see the crowining of the May Queen. What a show it was. WELL DONE LADS!
Afternoon Slot - THE TYRE CHANGE CHALLENGE
A formula 1 style pit stop event. A car on axle stands and teams of 2 entered and they had to change all for wheels shifting the rear wheels to the front and vice-versa as quickly as possible. It was great fun and we had more entries than ever before including 2 girls teams and 2 mixed. Louise Banfield and her Son entered a team!
Some people weren't quite dressed for the occsasion as you will see in the photos.
They were all competing for the First prize of £40 and the Second £10 courtesy of the Great Torrington Cavaliers.
The formula 1 racing car (well it was british racing green) and the equipment we needed was kindly supplied by Darren & Saskia White of New Road Garage Torrington. Thank you.
We hope you enjoyed your day and the entertainment that the Cavaliers provided.
We have never built a bridge before and we are sure this will throw up some challenges but in true Cavalier fashion these will be overcome. This will be a spectacular detailed structure and will be the centre piece of a stunning show on August Bank Holiday Saturday 2015.
We now have to start the organising of the event by getting the drawings done and submitted to the council for planning permission to be approved. The build is due to start early in 2014.
We will need good pallets to help build the structure and for the fuel so if you have any that you no longer need or can donate please contact our secretary, Nick Hallam, on 01805 623660 or email at
If you are interested in helping us build this fantastic structure or wish to join our unique and interesting band of chaps also contact the secretary above. You can of course just turn up onsite once the build has started and you will be most welcome.
Please keep an eye on our site for more news as it happens.
The Cavaliers took over the organising of this event at the very last minute. The weather was perfect, the Cavaliers looked stunning in their costumes and loads turned out for the march at the muster point.
The procession followed the original route of the incoming army down Hatchmoor road, into well street and onto the square. The sealed knot in all their glory lined up in front of the Town Hall with the Cavaliers behind for the Mayor's address and the Town Criers readings.
It was then onto the Churchyard to lay a wreath in remembrance of those killed in the explosion and destruction of the church. The event came to a spectacular climax with a fantastic Fireworks display fired by Two Tigers Fireworks
The Cavaliers would like to thank everyone who attended the march and those that helped and made this event possible. Let keep this very important event going!
Father Christmas came to visit Torrington in his Alice in Wonderland themed grotto. His Cavalier friends and helpers were there to help ensure everything went smoothly. He had bags fo goodies to give away to all the children of Torington who came to see him.
For the adults there was FREE mulled cider, mince pies & cream and hot chestnuts, but a few of the helpers preferred the tea Party!
It was a free day of entertainment.There was fun and traditional games for the the kids (and the Mums and Dad's). There was live music throughout with a bar and food.
It was a great day for the whole family.