Sunday, September 18, 2011

ESSEX COUNTRY SHOW AT BARLEYLANDS CELEBRATING THEIR 25th YEAR



Despite winds and a sprinkling of rain over the weekend, nothing marred the fun and super atmosphere of Barleylands Country Show - their 25th great event.   My visit was on Sunday and I  picked the better day to meet up with so many craftspeople I've known and written about over the years. Traditional steam engines were demonstrated - always fascinating and the veteran cars were out in full force.  I learned more about coppicing, thatching, bodging and could have stayed for hours.  Lovely to meet up with the Philpot family and many other friends. Here are a few photos taken on the day.

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