Cartmel Show

Name of walk Cartmel Show
Date of walk 2019-08-07

On Wednesday I played with The South Cumbria Brass Band at Cartmel Show. We were playing from 12-4pm, but I arrived at 10am so I could have a look around the show before we started. It was a much bigger event than North Lonsdale, the previous week. The weather was good too.

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Alpacas always remind me of film star, Bette Davis, I think its the hair.

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Aren't Portland Sheep gorgeous?

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The youngsters get to show their sheep too.

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Didn't we meet at North Lonsdale?

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Hampshire Down.

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Judging.

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Texel ram.

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Some refuse to have their picture taken.

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Herdwick chilling in the sunshine.

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A mighty beast, and very friendly.

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Zwartbles.

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Suffolk ram.

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Hebridian.

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This Border Collie had its own pen.

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Cattle judging.

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Back to business. Brendan took some of the band photos.

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David, my fellow 1st cornet with the Ulverston Training Band, is with the Furness Morris Dancers.

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Clarry performs his 'Misty' solo, to much applause. I sneak into shot at the back.

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David comes to watch. There's another 3rd cornet position going, David?

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View from my music stand.

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Clarry praying for another break.

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Wrestling.

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Ian, the conductor, on the right.

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A mighty bunny.

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Sergei?

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Looking over to Cartmel Priory. I have rung their bells many times. You have to climb out onto the roof to access the ringing chamber, which can be a bit slippery when its raining. Great views though!

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Dancing with hankies. I missed them dancing with sticks.

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The usual suspects had been visiting 'that' tent again, the one that doesn't sell coffee. I respectfully choose not to document the evidence......this time!

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Brian and Billy looking a bit miffed at losing out to Keith in the 'Best Hat' contest.

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Our last session, A big audience! Hang on what's Cookie doing 'in' the audience? Keith wearing his trend setting, faux fur in August, hat.

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Ian and Helen watch the wrestling.

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A long day of playing!

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Even Sergei has lost the will to live!

An excellent, but tiring day. Next up is playing at Grange-Over-Sands bandstand on Sunday August 18th from 2pm until 4pm.

Jo.

 

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