70 years to the day after Alberto Ignatious Horatio Scorcio Gispert's death, in the Battle for Singapore, we remember the man who had, only a few years earlier, been instrumental in inventing Hashing.
We do this in the way which is most appropriate. By going out in the freezing cold and trying to run, by drinking beer and insulting each other, and by eating far too much curry.
This is the way Gispert is remembered and, we reckon by all accounts, this is the way he would have wanted to be remembered.
Shagpile and Underlay laid an excellent trail and no finer tribute can be paid to it than to say that despite much under-foot ice St John's Ambulance were called on not at all.
The rest of us did as we were told and showed commendable respect for The Queen's Head by whispering our down-down songs. Including even the one for the delightfully naughty Lush.