And now we know! - Gazette Issue 5 - 1423 S.R.

We are happy to announce the names of our new Shire May Queen and Shire May King:

Congratulations to  Queen Dassa and King Potty!!

And also to the fine runners up Miss Ingenue and Miss Terrii who may this year call themselves Princess Ingenue and Princess Terrii.
Ofcourse the two other candidates for King may now be known as Prince Simbo and Prince Pontin. Congratulations to them too and a big thank you to all for being brave enough to enter this competition.

For they are also modest hobbits who'd rather do their good work half-hidden and without getting showered with credit. Don't be surprised if King Potty's first decree will be to "just call me Potty, like you're used to"

Our gratitude extends also to Nannie for organising the election again this year, to Shire Rose for hosting the coronation party, to Hobbit Heart for providing suitable and danceable music and to the poets and lyrics writers for their inspiring words.

Read more edtitorial pieces...



Pie Shop Lads (and Lassies) in Frogmorton
More info
Tales of the Shire
More info
20:30Shire Tramps at the Yard party
More info soon(ish)
Skepto Shireskald's Musical Variety Show
More info soon(ish)
Sunday    2July 19:30The Big Budgeford Bacon Bash More info soon 


 19:30Night of the Muses
Michel Delving, Eldar Monument
Bird & Baby Yard Party
Michel Delving, Bird & Baby Inn
June  19:30 Green Dragon Friday
Bywater, Green Dragon Inn
 19:30 Hobbit Market
Michel Delving, Crafter's Square
 19:30 Hobbit Market
Michel Delving, Crafter's Square
 19:30Night of the Muses
Michel Delving, Eldar monument
May  19:30 Bird & Baby Yard Party
Michel Delving, Bird & Baby Inn
May  19:30 Green Dragon Friday
Bywater, Green Dragon Inn

For more events and information make sure to check the Hobbitcalendar!
All the above times are UK time. To get Servertime subtract 5
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The quiet village of Elderglen is situated in a peacefull mountain valley in the Southfarthing. Home of the Elderglen Games.

Situated perfectly amongst the hills and vales of the River Har & Har Lake is the small, Southfarthing village of Harville.

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