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(One Of The Last Gentlemen Only Hashes in The World)

Hash Notices

Words from On Pres' regarding the "New Trash"

Here is a simple guide with photos.

Firstly the check:  instead of five balls of trash stuck in a gorse bush ( as long as you could find one ) you now paint a circle and show the angles. If ( and in summer it is often quite preferable ) you want to make it an holding check put an H in the circle.
The Dot or Blob: just as before at the check you lay both falsies and the on on with three blobs of flour now instead of a blob of trash in the olden days . 

False Trail or Check Back :Three blobs or dots just as before .

On On and Trail Marker : The fourth on the on on is now a dash. This is also the way you mark the trail for the pack to follow. It is much faster to lay by the way, as you will find . If you are routing a field with mown hay or running the pack through vegetation it is advisable to just scuff the ground with your trainer to remove some of the veg  before laying the marker .
Change of direction : This is the only real difference . When you are laying a trail along an obvious track or goat trail it is not necessary to put too many markers down. When you want the pack to change direction to another trail or off piste as it were you place a change of direction arrow down ​

So that is it in a nutshell . Each Tuesday The Blazing Tails Flour Company will provide the Hares with 9 bottles of blue flour to lay the running trail along with three bottle tops with holes in . You carry the flour bottles with full tops on and one in hand with the holed top and amazingly thanks to young Mr. Newton when you tip the in hand bottle upside down the flour falls out ! And that is about it. 

At the moment a trail for the walkers is up to the walking hare, you need flour (pinkish) let me or Jim Burke know. If you do we can drop it off at your place before you lay . 
And as a final FYI whilst " Traditionalists" might fret over the use of flour instead of Trash, despite the environmental benefits and the ease of laying, it is worth remembering that on the fateful day in November 1967 the first ever Episkopi Hash ran thought the gates of Episkopi and followed a flour trail and did so for many years.



Just Giving Page in Memory of Morag McCardle

As mentioned at the Hash yesterday, Douglas McCardle (son of Ian and Morag) is running the Edinburgh Marathon this year and is raising money for Myeloma UK.

Morag suffered from Multiple Myeloma with great courage for the last dozen years until she died just before Christmas.

Anyone wishing to donate to Douglas can do so either by going onto the Just Giving website and enter “Douglas McCardle” or give to Hash Cash (Nogsie) who will give a donation from the Hash.

Or Click Link to go to Douglas's Edinburgh Marathon for Myeloma UK Just Giving Page

On, On, Douglas


Hash Watch Announcement

Gentlemen Hashers of Episkopi,

Some of you may remember young Daniel Clayton who is now a serving soldier, formerly a Hash Pup belonging to Clive and Ann Clayton; he has a new found interest in Military Horology (for the Marine's, Wafu's and Crabs, that's not what you think it is?) and has asked if the Hash would like to take an interest or even contribute. Please see the message from Daniel below.


As you may know, that since joining the British Army I have become an avid watch military watch collector. This interest of mine has developed to the level where now I get to review and photograph current military watches. Along with this I also now run The Zulu Time Podcast.

The Zulu Time Podcast is a recent venture, it aims to explore, explain and inform listeners about the history of military watches from the First World War to the present day.

To that end, I am looking for those of you who whilst serving were issued a watch during your careers within HM Armed Forces. The idea behind this is for me to gather both photographs of the watches (if you still have them) as well as anecdotal stories from your careers particularly any moments/stories which stood out for who whilst you were wearing your issued watches.

A good example which I have already is if a particular RSM confiscating any issued watches which he saw on the wrists of the junior officers of the regiment, in order to give to the soldiers and NCOs, as in his view an officer at the time could afford to by his own.  

As the Zulu Time Podcast continues, I intend to use those anecdotes/photographs to inform the audience of the human element which can be imparted onto an inanimate object such as a watch. 

Please see the link below to both The Zulu Time Podcast as well as my military watch photography social media page.

The Zulu Time Podcast (Apple) 

The Zulu Time Podcast (Spotify)

Timely Moments (Watch Photography Page)


Kind Regards and On, On!

 Daniel Clayton