"We reunited in the Netherlands in July for a
private Jamaica Deportee Hash along the beach with
lots of beer stops and bravely defied the Dutch
evening chill with Old Jenever shots as down-downs."
ON ON from
Stitcher, July 5, 2010
Had a look at
the Hash site. Nice to see so many familiar faces,
wish I was there ....... maybe one day.
Now well and truely settled in Penrith, Cumbria
...... God's own county as Colin use to call it.
Survived the floods in November and the seriously
cold winter. Since April we have had lovely weather
up to now, even short of water. Finaly bought my
flat in March this year, now just got loads of boxes
to un-pack - even ones from Jamaica and that's 2 1/2
years ago!! Hope there are no nasty surprises in
like Jamaican creepy crawlies ...... or smellie hash
I have visited "Stop-cock and Spigot" a few times,
have also met up with "Betty Crocker" (who is back
in Kingston - has he attended any hashes?), Betty C
and his wife came up and stayed with me last year,
also had a visit from John (Sean) and Bernie
Metcalfe (can't remember their hash names).
Keep the photos coming, love looking in on you all.
Take care and best wishes to all
ps. Is that Pothole with the big white stomach?
hunting for shreddie in Chicago, April 24, 2010
Thank you to
Cinderella and Lagerfeld for their hospitality and
wonderful Salmon dinner! Yours truly, BMW
Jamaican Rum, drunk Oldenburg style (toast to Kewala!)
Rum and Raisins
View from the roof top at 6 am
Bush Swagger & Bush Sneaker, January 29, 2010,
Budapest, Hungary Szervusz - Greetings to the JAH 3 Hash for
New Year 2010
Over 2 years from Jamaican shores
and we are shadows of our former selves.
Now our third year in Eastern Europe and our second
location, Budapest, Hungary - glorious days and
balmy nights are a distant memory and we have to
take Vitamin D for lack of sunlight!
Regards to all and remember
Tek kin teet kibba heart bun
Gary & Nancy Wildfeir-Field
aka Bush Swagger & Bush Sneaker
gone North! Hashers visited Johnny Hash in Toronto, summer
Count Dracula - July 4, 2009
Wheeler Dealer - July 10, 2009
Yah mon! Let's set a hash, this bar right!
Lagerfeld and his Cinderella - July 15, 2009
April 2009 - BMW visits Peter Dent and his wife
Dorothy for a walk on Galiano Island, B.C.
Peter Dent sends his
and an "ON ON" to
from Galiano Island, B.C., Canada!
April 2009 - Betty Crocker visits Stitcher and
walks the hills of Captain Compass
Stitcher took Betty Crocker and his wife on a
tour around a small part of the lake district
(Ambleside, Keswick and Hallin). Climbed Hallin to
see where Col's ashes are, turned out to be a lovely
afternoon as it had been raining all morning.
Christmas Greetings from Nancy (Bush Sneaker) and
Gary (Bush Swagger) Wildfeir, Kyiv, Ukraine,
The time has flown by – we no longer
stare in puzzlement at the Cyrillic alphabet and can
negotiate some of the basic functions in Russian – a
major turning point was after schlepping through ice
& snow in the streets the major part of the Winter
we figured out how to use the street trams! The
Spring & Summer here were lovely, a much needed
relief after our first Winter in 3 years - G had 3
colds in the first 2 months, - we had to turn the
air-con on during the Summer, something we hardly
ever did in Jamaica!
Social life consists of going to
other people’s houses for dinners and watching DVDs
from the Commissary or Netflix or watching the
strange Armed Forces Network TV channels. Lots of
book reading, CD buying and Internet shopping going
We went to our first Modern Art show
last month at the Pinchuk gallery!
We keep being asked and promising to
travel out into the vast Ukrainian hinterland to see
some sites such as the Crimea or the Carpathians but
at our age we have increasingly become ‘homebodies’
trying to enjoy life, health and simple pleasures,
something we also did a lot of in Jamaica - a place
which seems an age and another life ago!
Best Wishes for
Christmas and hopefully a better New Year 2009
Greetings from Stitcher, while visiting her many
Hash friends across the globe!
gibson [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2008 10:47 AM To: Ulla Wyckoff Subject: Hi There
How are you doing? Think of you all often and look
into the Hash website to see what you are all
getting up to.
I've been busy travelling and still trying to
finalise Colin's estate (won't bore you with that),
I didn't realise these things too so long. In April
I went to Australia for 4 weeks and caught up with
Brian and Peri Doy (alias Mark Shields). Included
two photos of me and my friends!!
Then in August I am going to Vancouver to stay
with Gloria and Keith Hummel (Dead Man Walking and
Bobby Socks), will also get to see Peter (Tie-dye)
and some of the other ex-Jamaican Canadians, looking
forward to that. After that, it is back to the real
world and work (hopefully).
Give my love to the Hashers that know me. Take care
Hetherington, JAH3 co-founding father, Ottawa,
william hetherington Sent: Saturday, February 16, 2008 11:34
AM To: email@example.com Cc: goranengdahl Subject: Hello from BAGS
This is Bags, who started the JAH3 with Nutcase.
I am currently undergoing intense beer guzzling
training In Ottawa. In July 2008 I am to be
dispatched on a posting in Damascus to join the
desert Hash. For live runs we chase camels.
When I arrived in Jamaica I met Nutcase at the pub.
People had told us there will never be a
hash in Jamaica because of the crime. But we got
drunk, set a trail and the people came. We are
pleased to see the great tradition of stupidity is
alive and well.
I cannot attend, but Peg Leg will represent the
founders. Please stich him up on behalf of Bags and
Tell the JAH3 that they are all invited to attend
the Hash in Syria, my house is always open
for JAH3 Hashers.
Nutcase, hope you can get down to Damascus, I may
well get up to Taskent
JAH3 founding father,
February 2008, Tashkent
Engdahl Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 5:24 AM To: Ulla Wyckoff Subject: Re: Hello from JAH3
We remember the first run very well - like all
good ideas it all started over a drink with
fellow Hash enthusiast Bill 'Bags'
Hetherington. We recced the area above Caymanas
golf club where there is an abandoned airfield
and held the first run up there. It was well
attended with 20-25 hashers, those who'd hashed
before and others who we roped in for the fun.
We had many many good runs and like Richard 'Peg
Leg' we think one of the highlights was the
relay around the east coast up to Dragon Bay -
everyone had a great time and although it took a
lot of organising everyone pitched in and
helped. Other good ones were the Treasure Beach
weekend and those Sunday runs organised by Rice
N Peas at his friends' place on the north
coast. We are still in touch with Bags who is
in Ottawa at the moment - I've emailed him and
hopefully he'll get in touch with you directly.
Hash names have faded somewhat but some of the
stalwarts of our time were Karen and Peter
Collins - Karen being the designer of our logo
and most of our T-shirts in those days, Mike and
Wendy Roberts, Geoff Richards, whose message is
on the website, Frederico and his family from
the EU Commission, Ian Teale and others from
various High Commissions and Embassies. Most
have moved on now but the good thing about the
Hash is that you can turn up and meet instant
friends. We have just finished a posting in
Chennai AKA Madras where we hashed with both
Madras and Chennai HHH. Now we are off to
Tashkent where, according to the web, there is a
small (soon to grow) Hash. ON ON and have a
great 10th Anniversary!
Nutcase & Tenise Bngdahi
February 2008, VANUATU
(BMW was always wondering who in VANUATU is
visiting JAH3 in cyberspace regularly :))
How you all doing.
I have been down in the South Pacific for the past 3
1/2 years in Vanuatu as head of engineering with
Telecom Vanuatu Limited, a company part owned by
Cable & Wireless so are still with C&W somehow, when
so many have gone. Things going well here with an
interesting job and plenty of sunshine.
A good hash group here as well every week.
Hope to hear from you.
first Hash Dray, February 2008, Malawi
From: Richard Smith [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2008 12:37 AM
Subject: RE: Jah3
I wasn't actually on the first run; I think my first
run was number 5 held in early July 1998 I think, at
a house on Norbrook Drive.
The first hash master was Alan Mackray, my boss,
which is why I ended up hashing and being hash dray.
I'd never hashed before.
The driving force behind setting up the hash was
Goran Engdahl (not sure about spelling) who was
husband of Denise from the BHC. He also set up the
hash in Lesotho.
My best memory was the hash relay from Kingston to
Dragon's Bay. Leaving very early one Saturday
morning and using my pickup packed with red strip as
the support vehicle my team ran the first leg. So by
7am I'd completed my 2km and was downing the first
red strip in preparation for a days very slow
driving to Dragon's bay. With Bill Heatherington
(another founding member I think, who I met a few
times in Accra Ghana where we were both posted, last
I heard he was heading for Kiev) as co-pilot the
time past quickly as we drank and joked our way
around the coast.
I do have some pictures back in UK but these are
pre-digital but may be able to get them scanned.
There are some good ones from the relay.
I'll mention the anniversary to Wendy next time I
see her, I don't have her e-mail.
Technical Assistance - Infrastructure
NAO Support Unit
Bush Swagger and
23, 2008, Kiev, Ukraine
We send greetings to all Jah3 hashers from a
very 'foreign' place - as you can see from the
attached pics it is easy to miss the 'shreddy' when
the ground is the same colour! Tell everyone -
"when visita come a wi fireside we mek we pat smell
Sent: Sunday, December 23, 2007 5:30 PM To: email@example.com Subject: Merry Christmas and a Happy New
Merry Christmas to all my Jamaica Friends
we are on December 23 2007
Picture 1 is inside and Picture 2 Well If your
are dreaming of a White Christmas rather than
carols on the lawn of Kings House
my best Russell
18, 2007, Cumbria, UK
Yvonne "Stitcher" sent these pictures to share with
final resting place,
his beloved hills in Cumbria:
is what she wrote:
"Photos from last weekend, we went up "them
hills" to let Col's ashes go in the wind. Even
took up a bottle of Appleton Rum to drink to
him. Col would have been proud of us ..........
made coming down the fells very interesting!!!
From: Yvonne Gibson [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, October 22, 2007 7:34 AM To: Ulla Wyckoff; Emile Finlay Subject: Thanks To The Hashers
I would just like to thank all
the Hashers (including those that could not attend
yesterdays hash) for making life fun for Colin and myself
these last 5 and half years. I know lots of you had a great
respect and friendship for Colin, for which I am very
grateful. And I hope many of you will keep in touch with me
especially to let me know what "antics'" that Hashers get up
to .............. after all my name wasn't "Stitcher" for
Thanks for the lovely board of
photos of "Captain Compass" that was given to me yesterday,
I shall hang it up in my new home (when I get it) and will
always remember the Jamaican Hash House Harriers.