Ulverston & North Lonsdale Show

Name of walk Ulverston & North Lonsdale Show
Date of walk 2019-07-31

Playing with the South Cumbria Brass Band at the Ulverston and North Lonsdale Show. There had been torrential rain the night before, and on previous days, so it was going to be a bit muddy. Walking boots required! The forecast wasn’t too good, but at least we would be protected by a tent. We got there early to allow plenty of time to tour the grounds and to go and admire the sheep….I do like sheep!

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Gotta love Texels, especially yellow ones!

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Watching the judging.

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Hampshire Down. So cute!

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If ever a sheep could be called 'beefy', its a Texel.

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Look this way ladies!

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The band play in the sunshine. Never seen a conductor wearing wellies before! Our band tent is right next to the Show Arena. Once again we played from 12-4pm. Anthea took up the conductor's mantel today. Brendan took the band photos.

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There were a lot of people here. Over the course of the day I said hi to three fellow bell ringers and David, who was Morris Dancing, but is my fellow 1st cornet in the Training Band. I keep trying to persuade him to join me on 3rd cornet. Unfortunately I never got to see him Morris Dancing.

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Cornet section.

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Back row cornets.

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Back row cornets arriving at a consensus for navigating one of the pieces that's overburdened with repeats, signs, DCs and codas.

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Time for another sheep break!

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Bluefaced Leicester.

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Watching the dogs chase a plastic bag on a string around a course was amusing.

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Especially when they simply avoided the obstacles on the course and did their own thing.

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Maybe this was the class for the most inappropriate riding clothes? I have no idea when it comes to horses/ponies.

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Pink horse coat with child as added extra.

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Heavy horses.

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Bunnies!

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I met Simon, one of my former pupils from Thorncliffe, in the bunny tent. He said he was 40! Noooo! It could be worse......one of my Science Department colleagues once had a kid tell him "You taught my Grandad". There's no returning from that!

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Another break time.

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Helen and me.

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The rain held off all day and it was warm in the sunshine.

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The usual suspects realising they have been spotted sneaking back from the beer tent!

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Dave had brought along his dog.

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The Three Amigos.

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Dark skies from the car park at the end of the day. It hadn't rained!

An excellent day! Cartmel Show next Wednesday (August 7th).

Jo.

 

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