Festivals Company, Town and Country Fair
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OVER 30 May to 1 June 2014,
Festivals Company's Southport Country Fair took place at a new
venue, The Leisure Lakes, in Mere Brow, near Southport. The location
is an excellent place for such an event with plenty of parking
spaces, a full sized arena and room for many side stalls, activities
and an old time Fair Ground with all those wonderful rides which
were a joy for our ancestors. The arena could have had more country
style activities in it, but the people who came were able sit,
obtain sustenance and fully enjoy the good weather on all of the
three days. Bill Heslop was present with his sheep dogs which
demonstrated the true real relationship between humans and animals.
During the first two days there were: The Horse Buggy with Shetland
ponies, Fun Dog Show, Gun Dog demonstrations (Mere Brow Gundogs),
the Holcombe Hunt, and Ferret Racing each being popular attractions
on different days, while there was, I believe, on the Sunday, Broke
FMX team, Side Saddle demonstration and Southport Aerobics in the
Arena. One particular side show took my interest, which was about
furniture made from vehicle tyres; what a great idea, so comfortable
and weather resistant. In one of the several marquees I found people
of all ages actually handling reptiles. Once again it was a pleasure
to be at such a good entertaining show. Well done to all who took
part. We have to say sorry though for the quality of the
photographs. We are working on trying to restore them.
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