A WARM WELCOME FROM TVH3

Welcome to the Teign Valley Hash House Harriers of glorious South Devon. You are guaranteed a warm welcome and a great hash experience. We are the 'Party Hash' and we run from pubs all over Torbay, Dartmoor and the Teign Valley every Monday evening at 7.15pm. Our trails are marked with flour, chalk or sawdust and take in woodland, streams, byways, bridle paths and rolling countryside. We cater for all abilities, you needn't worry about keeping up, a leisurely walk with others or a good paced run if you're fit - you choose. The run duration is anything from 30 minutes to an hour and the distance is normally between 3-6 miles depending on whether you decide to take a short or long trail. Your first run is free, so come along and give it a go! After the run hashers enjoy a drink and food in the pub. On many occasions, the pub will lay on a 'Hash Menu', food specially for hashers.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR FIRST HASH

Starts soon after 7:15 pm each Monday.
The Grandmaster will gather the hash together in a circle and welcome Virgins & Visitors to TVH3 and inform the group of pertinent news or upcoming events.
Hares will announce details or the trail, number of long and short splits and regroups.

Down-Downs - sometimes at the circle but usually in the pub after the run. Hashers and harriets (lady hashers) have a half pint and under age hashers have a soft drink or water. If you are driving, just ask the RA for water.

A Down-Down is a means of punishing, rewarding, or merely recognizing an individual for any action or behavior. Once awarded, the downdown must be drunk without pause, otherwise the RA may take action!

Individuals may be recognized for outstanding service, or for their status as a visitor or newcomer.

Down-Downs also serve as punishment for misdemeanours real, imagined, or blatantly made up.

Such transgressions may include: wearing new shoes, pointing with a finger, or the use of real names rather than hash names.

Hash Names

The use of real names (nerd name) during an event is discouraged, and members are typically given a new "hash name," usually in deference to a particularly notorious escapade, a personality trait, or their physical appearance.

Members are named after attending the hash on several occasions or if something noteworthy occurs to prompt a naming.

Other hashers may share stories or observations about the individual, with the final name being chosen by general consensus from all suggestions put forward by the hash.

NEWCOMERS TO THE HASH
Completely new to hashing? Don't know what to expect? Worried, shy or nervous? You needn't be as all newcomers or virgins as they are known, will receive a warm welcome. When the hashers are called to make a circle - about 7:15 pm each Monday, the Grand Master will welcome all hashers and after various notices about forthcoming events etc are dealt with, he will ask if there are any visitors from other hashes or virgins present. You will be asked to come forward and be introduced to the hash. A tip to remember, don't wear new trainers as these are frowned upon by the RA (Religious Advisor) and will incur a sprinkling of flour over them. That's all there is to it and you can then step back and enjoy the run and the social get together after in the On Down (the pub). Whatever your pace, there are certain to be others who will keep you company along the trail. Walk, jog or run - it's up to you.
Hashing is all about making friends and having fun, so just turn up any Monday and have a go.

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TVH3 HISTORY

Brought to you by Pottsie & Buzby (1984-1997)
The embryo idea to form a Teignbridge/Torbay Hash can be attributed to Tony 'Wally’ Welsh and Barbara ‘Peaches’ Welsh, who met in Jordan whilst running with the Amman Hashemite H3 in 1981. Together with Peter ‘Cockle’ and Pam ‘Saint’ Cross, and John ‘C5’ Dollins, they formed Teign Valley Hash House Harriers.
 



The first run was on the 29th July 1984 from Stonelands Health Club, Dawlish, with 33 runners. However, the Hash’s first winter saw the numbers dwindle to 4 or 5 but the intrepid quintet met every week even if they didn’t have a trail to follow or count it as a proper run. Therefore, by the 2nd December 1985 they had only completed 39 official runs.
1986 was a turning point in the Club - a hard core committed membership had started to form that would be the bedrock of the Club’s future success and growth. June 2nd 1986, Run No.64, at the Kent Inn, Torquay, saw the arrival of John ‘Pottsie’ Potts. It didn’t take him long to decide that the Club could be improved if certain people undertook certain tasks and that good communication and information about the TVH3 Hash and Hashing in general would encourage more people to join. Pottsie visited other hashes and saw that they used a horn, so he got his old comet out of the attic and started blowing it on the runs. He wrote the first words which he called ‘The Bugle’ and started to embellish existing members with Hash names. When he joined, the Hash had already attracted another group of our Hashers who still run with us on a regular basis. They are Stewart and Hilary Bondi (Rambo and Doris) and Barry ‘Barnie’ Cale.
By December 1986 TVH3 had its first ‘Mismanagement Committee’. Wally was voted GM, C5 - Hash Cash, Pottsie - On-Sec, Scribe and Hash Horn, Rambo - Hare Master and Smiler - Hash Social. March 16th 1987 saw the first annual Awards Ceremony.
Our first proper AGM took place after Run No.138 - 30th November 1987 at the Ship Inn, Chudleigh, and by this time Smiler had already taken over as Hash Cash from C5. Dave ‘Winfield’ Hyde arrived on the Hash scene this month and soon introduced his son Daniel ‘Kingfisher’ Hyde, who is still an occasional hasher, in between his training for international events. Other new members this year were Roger ‘Birk’ Wyman, AIf ‘Tommy’ and Val ‘Twiggy’ Atkins.


1988 was a period of consolidation for the Hash which saw Mike ‘McWot’ and Lynn ‘Vera’ McElheron join us at the Church House Inn, Holne on Run No.172, 8th August 1988, a very significant date which we never celebrated. However we got McWot and Vera instead.
1989 was a really important year, when we celebrated our 200th run on Sunday 26th February. This was our first big family event, with a celebratory T-Shirt design, and topped off by our 1988 Awards Ceremony at the Mount Pleasant, Dawlish Warren. Andy ‘Steptoe’ Gorman and ‘Little Lorry’ Gorrnan also joined us on that day. They were quickly followed by Steve ‘Ullage’ Rix and ‘Shifter’ Rix on the 24th April, Run No.208, and Mark ‘Buzby’ Haydon, who made his first appearance at Woodbury Common on May 8th 1989, Run No.210. Ullage had run with Cambridge H3 and gave us the benefit of his experience. He told us we needed a Religious Adviser who would bring the Hash together for the various Hash ceremonies. So step forward Buzby, who agreed to take on the role, and as from Run No.233 - 23rd October 1989 - he awarded a Hashit Shirt, the Checkin’ Chicken Hat and dealt with the other ceremonies each week at the On Down.
That all this ever happened is even more remarkable when we consider that the first effort this trio made to organise a ‘social run with a difference’ was Run No.234, 30th October 1989. This was a Halloween run at Squabmoor Reservoir, Woodbury Common, complete with hollowed out pumpkins and a mulled wine stop. It was an excellent trail, yet only 12 Hounds turned up to run it. All that work for such a small pack, easily our worst attendance since 1986 and a very low point for TVH3. One of those 12 Hounds was Ian ‘Blaster’ Glendinning on his first Hash. He wasn’t put off by the disappointing turn out and continued to run with us and make a tremendous contribution, especially in the recruitment of new members.
Buzby was duly recognised as ‘Most Promising Newcomer 1989’, Shifter took the ‘Harriette of the Year’ title, and McWot gained the first of many ‘Mr Disgusting’ titles. These were awarded at the 250th run held at the Dolphin Hotel, Bovey Tracey on Sunday 25th February 1990.
1990 saw the arrival of Nigel ‘Pisspot Potts who started running on a regular basis from February. Other Hash stalwarts who were by now beginning to attend regularly were Angela ‘Shortie’ Weeks, Bruce ‘Trucker’ Prowse, Roger ‘Arbie’ Brown, John ‘Unda’ Ware, Chris ‘Sparkle’ Pounsberry, Tony ‘Roofus’ Sharland and Rita ‘Birdie’ Martin who had started way back in 1989. So the Hash was now beginning to develop at a rapid pace as the new members spread the word or brought along their friends.
On 24th June 1990 TVH3 organised the Gispert Gallop on Woodbury Common near Exeter, using The Maltsters Arms for the On-Down. Hitherto the Gispert Gallop had always been a competitive event amongst Devon Hashes and as a result only the ‘Jock Straps’ from each Hash took part. As hosts we decided that an event in the name of our founder should not be a race so we changed the format and presented the Gispert Gallop 1990 as a weekend Hash for Devon clubs. We wanted to create an occasion in which all Hashers could participate. The weekend aspect was adopted the following year and has been the case since, as the Gispert Gallop continues to be an important date on the Devon Hash diary.
At the 1990 AGM Wally resigned as GM on the grounds he would like to try his hand at Hash Scribe, so we gave him the job and Ullage was voted in to take his place. The next two months proved to be a difficult period with disagreements over the precise timing of the 300th run. Eventually we chose the Teignmouth Rugby Club on Monday 4th March but we didn’t see our new GM again after the 303rd run. Ullage and Shifter decided to join the newly formed Otter Valley H3.
So TVH3 found itself in 1991 without a GM and virtually also without a Scribe as Wally had indicated that he would be unable to deliver the words due to pressure of holidays and business. So Pottsie took up the job once again. On the 1st July 1991, after Run No.316, at The Devon Dumpling, Rambo and Buzby called an impromptu meeting of the Hash to rectify the situation relative to our absentee Grand Master, as a result of which Pottsie was elected and duly accepted the role along with job of Scribe, as Wally now decided he would like a crack at On Sec.
Already May 1991 had seen the arrival of Jack ‘Rough Job’ Smith, quickly followed by his wife Mary ‘Nightmare’, his two daughters Amanda ‘Ketchup’ and Sharon ‘Showercap’, Ketchup’s other half ‘Wombat’ and ‘Bella’ the dog, who now joined Blaster’s hound ‘Crusher’. Janice ‘Kinky’ Thomas also joined us about the same time just for the laugh, and the last run in 1991, No.342, was the first for Jimmy ‘Printit’ Hill.
1991 was a good year for recruiting active new members, but on a sad note we had all been shocked and saddened by the death of one of our oldest members, George ‘Lago Drinks’ Thompson on the 19th August. Clyde ‘Doc’ Mills, whose first Hash run had been No.123 way back in August 1987, held the first of his BBQ hashes and later we celebrated Run No.333 with a special evening at the Newton Abbot Rugby Club. The AGM was held at Teignmouth Rugby Club on the 9th December 1991 and due to a change of job Smiler had to give up totally the job of Hash Cash. McWot offered to operate in his place alongside Birk. Wally, having assumed the On Sec role from Pottsie, continued in this way for 1992, but unfortunately due to Pottsie’s high profile and his own inertia he found it involved little or no work. Wally had now occupied more positions on the ‘Mismanagement’ than anyone else, and without achieving anything which in a way was very fitting.



On to 1992 and our 350th run with the 1991 Awards Ceremony, which was held on Sunday 23rd February at the Dawlish Town Football Club: Rough Job deservedly won ‘Most Promising Newcomer and his youngest daughter Showercap took ‘Harriet of the Year’; she also came very close to winning the Down-Down Championship which Plsspot took for the second year running.

1992 was another growth year for the Hash. Obviously we can’t mention every new Hasher who joined as our numbers grew by so much, but in July and August our pack size went over 80 helped by a veritable bevy of new Harriets like Yvonne ‘Slurper’ Lewis, Brenda ‘Pinky’ Peers, Maxine ‘Blow Job’ Mill,  Alex 




'Mrs Rigsby’ Daniel, Dawn ‘Homie’ Bamhoorn, Angie ‘Spunky’ Mant and Valerie ‘Pussy’ Taylor-Wood. Not only did we grow in size but we developed in quality. The trails were better and the activity in the On-Downs became more raucous and some of the new Hashers from 1991 started to make their mark, such as Peter ‘Peeko’ Coles, Howard ‘Toothprick’ Warren, Kevin ‘Beetroot’ Hill, Tony ‘Wigwam’ Perkins and Roger ‘Dodger’ Prowse.
Milestones in 1992 were Hash No.359,20th April, at the Golden Lion, Ashburton. Dimray got lost but what a great night! Then we had Printit and Pisspots boat trip for No.373 at the Courtenay Arms, Starcross, with over 80 Hounds. Another very different Hash venue was No.378 at Kingsteignton Swimming Pool on the 31st August organised by the Smiths. The year ended off with some excellent trails, our AGM at Gissons Hotel and the excellent Christmas Fancy Dress and Social at the Golden Lion, Ashburton.
Into 1993 and the Hash trails continued to be mainly of excellent quality. Our 400th took place on the 1st February at the Langstone Cliff Hotel, Dawlish Warren. Rough Job secured the ‘Hasher of the Year’ title, Kinky got the ‘Harriet award, with Eye Know stealing ‘Pillock’ from either Birk or Rambo. McWot was voted back as ‘Mr Disgusting7, C5 was voted ‘Best Hare’, with ‘Most Promising Newcomer’ going to Printit. Barnie at last beat Pisspot for the ‘Down Down’ championship.
New faces in 1993 included Phil ‘Mr. Chips’ and Jane ‘Mrs. Cod’ Brooks, Bill ‘Migman’ May, John ‘Stumpy’ Middleton, Lloyd ‘Primadonna’ Moxhay, Carole ‘Lady Hamilton’ Redgrave, Julie ‘Fallen Woman’ Ridd, Gareth ‘Cobbler’ Thomas, and as our numbers continued to dimb new faces appeared and disappeared weekly - the price paid for a pack that reached an unofficial size of 120 several times during the summer. Probably our biggest ever turn out to date was at the Twisted Oak, Exeter, where we managed to upset Police, landowners and farmers - all without actually being blame-worthy!! The Christmas party at The Plough & Harrow, Milber was memorable due to the lousy food served and the entertaining cabaret provided by Rough Job, Blaster and Birk - a version of ‘3 wheels on my wagon’ - you really had to be there!
And so on to 1994, February 27th and Hash No. 456 at the Teignmouth Rugby Club. This was our ‘93 Awards where Most Promising Newcomer was awarded to Cobbler, McWot was Hasher of the Year, leaving the floor clear for Pottsie to take ‘Mr. Disgusting’. Teapot took the ‘Pillock’ award, Blowjob was Harriet of the Year and Eyeknow got Hare of the Year for being so persistent.
1994 also saw Buzby taking a closer look at the hash history and discovered an error in our book keeping. It became apparent the we had run on an additional 11 occasions, and so at run 458 we adjusted and the following week ran run 470!! Conveniently this brought our 500th to the 8th of October and this was billed as our first real open doors weekend. We booked a local holiday camp and had a great time.
This year welcomed the arrival of Derrian ‘Double D’ Dixon (eventually renamed ‘Twisted Tart’), Mary ‘Bottleneck’ Lane, Martin ‘Wet Fart  Nutt, Paul ‘HB’ Rutherford and Ian ‘Motormouth’ and Marilyn ‘Er Indoors’ White. Mike ‘Mad Melvyn’ Mercieca also made a return and has been one of the most regular since, as our pack consolidated at a level regularly over 70 hounds.
The 1994 AGPU was held on Run 510 at the Langstone Cliff Hotel, Dawlish Warren on December 5th. It was memorable for several reasons: Pottsie was missing, as he had decided to visit his daughter Bedpan in New Zealand! Buzby was left to "chair" the ensemble and formally put forward the idea of bidding for Nash Hash ‘97. Buzby gave notice as RA, as he was due to move away, and Wigwam was elected in his place, after a fiercely fought battle between himself and no-one else!
The Christmas party was moved into Teignmouth at the London Inn.
The 1994 Annual Awards were held at the Embassy Tavern, Paignton. A successful choice and a great evening was had by everyone. ‘Motormouth’ received the Newcomer award, whilst Toothprick got Hare of the Year for the Hash/Swim/Bar-B-Q we had at his house. McWot returned to his role as Mr. Disgusting for the 4th time, whilst Buzby was awarded Hasher of the Year and Blowjob, Harriet of the Year both for the 2nd time. Teapot retained his Pillock status.
A couple of visits to our Pub of The Year proved that you can have too much of a good thing as the pack seemed to tire of the welcome Alan Hope, AKA Boss Hogg, put on for us, and a power cut following a summer storm kept us in the dark at The Live And Let Live, Landscove, until the lads from SWEB got the power back on. Another memorable run was through the Maltings, Newton Abbot and that very long run down the River Teign past the sewage treatment works!!
David ‘Nurses Knickers’ Forey made his first appearance at the Ten Tors on January 30th, Run No. 518 this year, as well as Helen ‘Zapper’ Mitlin, Louise ‘Flasher’ Morgan, Nigel ‘Wurzel’ Martin and Kevin ‘2 Stroke’ Gilding. Hornie made her come back at Run 544 on 31st July and later brought along her friend Julie ‘Hi-De-Hi’ Scott.
Somewhere along the way, Pottsie had lost his Edit Hare/Hash Scribe enthusiasm and the Bugle almost died. Buzby was not prepared to let this happen and so began to produce the The Bugle from edition 107, every 6-8 weeks.

As promised we kept the Christmas party simple and it was a great success. Run 565 on December 18th took us for our traditional fancy dress town run, this time around Torquay, a couple of pub stops and then the On-Down at The Courtlands Hotel Chelston. It turned out to be one of our best Christmas Parties with lots of food, dancing and drinking but not necessarily in that order!
Our first visit to The Hop & Grapes, Torquay was memorable in that Buzby won the karaoke contest! Amazing when you think he’s been known to clear a room in under 5 seconds with his singing prowess.
The following week, 18th March and Run 577 was billed as the 1995 Awards Night, and was held at the Teignmouth Rugby Club. They were awarded as follows: ‘Most Promising Newcomer’ - Tyred Bunny; ‘Hare Of The Year’ - Migman; ‘Mr Disgusting’ - McWot (yawn!!); ‘Harriet Of The Year -‘Fallen Woman’; ‘Hasher Of The Year’ - Wigwam; ‘Pillock Of The Year’ - Teapot. Things were getting a bit stayed with familiar and predictable faces receiving the accolades.
August 26th and Run 600. We had thought about making a weekend of it, but what with Nash Hash preparations and not wanting to dash with an existing 500th we opted for a local event and a run close to Kingsteignton with an On-Down at the Sampsons Farm restaurant where we had a barn dance in their newly finished barn. Sunday when the trail had been laid the farmer was no where to be found. But true to form he was waiting for us when we ran and headed us off several times before finally ‘cutting us off at the pass’ as it were. He was not a happy chappy! A bottle of whiskey delivered to him following the run restored our reputation and acted as a timely reminder to look harder for the farmer - not just the land owner!
The pack remained at the 60-70 level all year and the runs sustained the high standard we had come to expect. Much new ground was found as new corners exploited their local farmers who seemed to love seeing us run across their fields -even turning up on time to open the gates for us and return our calls of "On-On"!!! One even turned up at the pub to see what it was all about and got a Down-Down for being so accommodating.
The Christmas Party saw us return again on December 16th, Run 616, to The Courtlands Hotel, our Pub of the Year, 1995. The theme was to represent the name given to one of our hashers. Blaster had his costume all sorted out and then fell of his bike badly grazing body and face - a quick change of plan and he became Fallen Woman! I think it was just another excuse to wear a dress!!
Another great year came to a close with newcomers in the shape of Nikki ‘Nemesis’ Smith, Lisa ‘Stuffin" Sage, Micky ‘Roofroof John, Debbie ‘Tailgate? Dodgeson, Lynn ‘Call Girl’ Cox, Trisha ‘Bump Start Corns and not forgetting Heidi ‘Fat Slag/Diamond Ring’ Cousins - the Harriet who changes her name more frequently than her socks!! A wonderful bevy of Harriets complimented by the addition of Alastair ‘Stick lnsex' Hibbins, Simon Verbal Diarrhoea’ Phillips, Jeremy ‘Ollie’ Lowe and John ‘Close-up’ Whiteway-Wilkinson.
Moving into 1997 Buzby found that the extra work generated by Nash Hash left him without enough time to work on The Bugle. A bit of gentle arm bending and Bollards was persuaded to take over the baton and Bugle 117 was produced under a new Edit Hare on March 10th 1997. Stick Insex shares some of the load as they have become our publicity machine with Stick lnsex regularly updating our home page on the Internet.
1996 Awards night, Run 630 on March 24th, took us back to what has almost become our Hash HQ, The Courtlands Hotel, Chelston. It was purely in the vain of ‘political correctness’ that Buzby altered the title of the ‘Mr Disgusting’ award to ‘The Most Disgusting Hasher of the Year’. As it turned out it was just as well because after the votes were counted Kinky took the honours! Since 1989 McWot had been undisputed champion receiving the award no less than 5 times! Now he was up-staged by a very worthy adversary and Queen of the double entendre. Stick Insex became ‘Most Promising Newcomer’ and Bollards
‘Harriet of the Year’. Teapot made it 4 years in a row as Hash ‘Pillock’, and Mr. Chips was awarded ‘Hare of the Year’. Buzby was made ‘Hasher of the Year’ for the third time.
The trend for setting excellent trails in the best county in the country with the best beer and the best pubs continues into 1997 as we approach Nash Hash 97. Pack sizes have remained around the 60 mark, reaching 70+ on several occasions. Recent runs have included swimming in the River Dart, both on Dartmoor and at Totnes, and a beach party at Maidencombe with a swim in the sea. Socially there continues to be a lively atmosphere with RA Wigwam struggling at times to over come the hecklers in the circle, and rarely a week goes by where the landlord doesn’t have to kick us out at closing time. We hope you won’t be disappointed by our enthusiasm to seriously party, all weekend!
On On


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HASH SUBS

HASH SUBS £25 and for your assistance you can now use the BACS payment system to pay please.
Details as follows.... Hash Account number 69068186 Sort code 55-70-01 NOTE you must use your HASH NAME as a reference. Many thanks Three-Some & Satnav

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EXPLANATION OF ARCHIVE TVH3 SITES

GREATHASHGOD: A dedicated site (presently mothballed and serves as archive content only) with all TVH3 content. Mostly photos from each Monday's hash but also some video clips. Named after our Life President Pottsie.

PRECONDEROTOUS: Containing the entire archive of TVH3 of some 1000 vid clips and over 5000 posts and photos. Started on November 11th 2007, the site is active with Bluebird's personal content but the archive content is fascinating and preserved, well worth a look.

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