Spectators flock to watch annual Geddington Boxing Day squirt

Geddington Squirt: Geddington: The Squirt - a battle between Geddington Volunteer Fire Service and Kettering retained fire fighters. ''Saturday December 26 2015 NNL-151226-201031009
Geddington Squirt: Geddington: The Squirt - a battle between Geddington Volunteer Fire Service and Kettering retained fire fighters. ''Saturday December 26 2015 NNL-151226-201031009
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Spectators flocked in their droves to Geddington on Boxing Day to watch the village’s annual charity squirt.

The tradition saw Geddington’s Volunteer Fire Brigade take on Northants Fire and Rescue Service, with both teams spraying water at a suspended barrel towards the bank of the River Ise.

Geddington Squirt: Geddington: The Squirt - a battle between Geddington Volunteer Fire Service and Kettering retained fire fighters. ''Saturday December 26 2015 NNL-151226-200743009

Geddington Squirt: Geddington: The Squirt - a battle between Geddington Volunteer Fire Service and Kettering retained fire fighters. ''Saturday December 26 2015 NNL-151226-200743009

After being inspected by the mayor of Kettering, Northants Fire and Rescue Service claimed the scalp of their hosts, winning 4-1.

Geddington Volunteer Fire Brigade major Jerry Lee said the event packed the village.

He said: “We were disappointed to lose but you can’t win all the time, and it’s the taking part that counts.

“We all had great fun and it was very well-supported, the public turned out in their droves and the village was packed.

Geddington Squirt: Geddington: The Squirt - a battle between Geddington Volunteer Fire Service and Kettering retained fire fighters. ''Saturday December 26 2015 NNL-151226-200957009

Geddington Squirt: Geddington: The Squirt - a battle between Geddington Volunteer Fire Service and Kettering retained fire fighters. ''Saturday December 26 2015 NNL-151226-200957009

“This is a real part of the village tradition and from our point of view is our most-known event.

“We’ve raised a lot of money for firefighting charities - we’re not sure how much just yet, but the bucket was full.

“This is our biggest fundraiser but it’s only a small part of what we do.”

Geddington Squirt: Geddington: The Squirt - a battle between Geddington Volunteer Fire Service and Kettering retained fire fighters. 'Firefighters meet at the Eleanor Cross to meet the Mayor of Kettering, June Derbyshire, and sing before the contest. 'Saturday December 26 2015 NNL-151226-200130009

Geddington Squirt: Geddington: The Squirt - a battle between Geddington Volunteer Fire Service and Kettering retained fire fighters. 'Firefighters meet at the Eleanor Cross to meet the Mayor of Kettering, June Derbyshire, and sing before the contest. 'Saturday December 26 2015 NNL-151226-200130009

Geddington Squirt: Geddington: The Squirt - a battle between Geddington Volunteer Fire Service and Kettering retained fire fighters. ''Saturday December 26 2015 NNL-151226-200228009

Geddington Squirt: Geddington: The Squirt - a battle between Geddington Volunteer Fire Service and Kettering retained fire fighters. ''Saturday December 26 2015 NNL-151226-200228009

Geddington Squirt: Geddington: The Squirt - a battle between Geddington Volunteer Fire Service and Kettering retained fire fighters. ''Saturday December 26 2015 NNL-151226-200709009

Geddington Squirt: Geddington: The Squirt - a battle between Geddington Volunteer Fire Service and Kettering retained fire fighters. ''Saturday December 26 2015 NNL-151226-200709009

Geddington Squirt: Geddington: The Squirt - a battle between Geddington Volunteer Fire Service and Kettering retained fire fighters. ''Saturday December 26 2015 NNL-151226-200515009

Geddington Squirt: Geddington: The Squirt - a battle between Geddington Volunteer Fire Service and Kettering retained fire fighters. ''Saturday December 26 2015 NNL-151226-200515009

Geddington Squirt: Geddington: The Squirt - a battle between Geddington Volunteer Fire Service and Kettering retained fire fighters. 'The winning team'Saturday December 26 2015 NNL-151226-201417009

Geddington Squirt: Geddington: The Squirt - a battle between Geddington Volunteer Fire Service and Kettering retained fire fighters. 'The winning team'Saturday December 26 2015 NNL-151226-201417009

Geddington Squirt: Geddington: The Squirt - a battle between Geddington Volunteer Fire Service and Kettering retained fire fighters. 'Firefighters meet at the Eleanor Cross to meet the Mayor of Kettering, June Derbyshire, and sing before the contest. 'Saturday December 26 2015 NNL-151226-201202009

Geddington Squirt: Geddington: The Squirt - a battle between Geddington Volunteer Fire Service and Kettering retained fire fighters. 'Firefighters meet at the Eleanor Cross to meet the Mayor of Kettering, June Derbyshire, and sing before the contest. 'Saturday December 26 2015 NNL-151226-201202009

Geddington Squirt: Geddington: The Squirt - a battle between Geddington Volunteer Fire Service and Kettering retained fire fighters. ''Saturday December 26 2015 NNL-151226-201054009

Geddington Squirt: Geddington: The Squirt - a battle between Geddington Volunteer Fire Service and Kettering retained fire fighters. ''Saturday December 26 2015 NNL-151226-201054009