Tuesday, 30 August 2011

More From The Country Fair

A second instalment of photos taken at Quy on Sunday:


One man and his dog...


one woman and her spinning-wheel


A traditional Romany caravan


the interior of the caravan


All together now......"aaaaaahhhhhh!"


Fordson Triple D


Falconry display


A technical hitch


                                                                     Cider-making


That's your lot. We're going home!

Click here for a you tube video (courtesy of my brother) of the vintage machinery parade


Take care.

10 comments:

  1. Hi John, thank you for the clarification on the stationary threshing machine. I find these old pieces of machinery fascinating to photograph. The country fair looks like a fun event to see. I love freshly made cider! Wonderful series of images.

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  2. Thanks, John. I'd never heard of a Triple-D. Quite a contraption! Plus, I'm always a sucker for working sheep dogs! I can watch them for hours. I'm without one at the moment and sure do miss it. Jim

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  3. I do love the way men (well most men) love tinkering with little - and big - engines.

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  4. Great photos! Makes me wish I had the caravan : )

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  5. This looks like a brilliant day out! I love the mini landrover!

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  6. Love your shots here... especially the sheep herding and the cider pressing...

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  7. My daughter and her fiancee just left the UK after living there for about 18 months. As the departure time drew closer, they put together a list of what they wanted to do before leaving. One was to take a falconry lesson, which they did, and which they said was great fun.

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  8. I'll have to see that husband J. views the machinery parade at some point---that's the area where he would have spent his fair time.
    I'd have been watching the spinning demonstration and the cider making--and I've never seen a sheep-dog trial.
    The Romany caravan is much like the Basque sheep herder's wagons still used in the interior west, although this one looks a much more elegant contraption.

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  9. Lots of interesting things to see - the Romany caravan is very elaborately decked out inside - did they let you have a taste of the apple cider John?

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  10. It's so pleasing to see such avariety of comments; if the organisers set iout to have something for everyone it would seem from the above comments that they succeeded!
    I love looking at all the old machinery too, Doug. The worrying thing about the Triple D, Jim, is that I remember a local farm buying one when they first appeared - and now they're considered antiques! There were one or two ladies driving the tractors, but I didn't see any doing running repairs. A pretty image: Tipper jogging along in the waggon and Louise following behind in the little car! The shepherd was particularly good value as he provided a commentary on what he was doing which would have put many a TV comedian to shame. No, I didn't sample the cider this time which you can tell from the styraighness of the photos!
    Thanks once again for all the coimments.

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