It's show time in Pateley Bridge again!
And... for the first time in 4 years I didn't need to cower from the elements with two children nagging to get ice creams and I finally managed to check out the dry stone walling competition. I have tried in vain to get round to it each year and every time something has come up and I've missed it.
The weather was lovely this year (I even managed to unzip my jumper in the heat!) and whilst the clouds threatened the rain held off until the end of the day.
Seven people entered the competition this year and you can see their progress in the pictures below. Naturally many members of the group stopped by to cast a critical eye over the proceedings and chat. The quality of the work was very (very) good, I arrived in time to see the first throughs going in and called back a couple of times to check on the progress. Unfortunately the day had worn on too long for my family and as the rain set in I checked in one last time to see if the wall was completed but it was just a little soon to see the copes going on. Oh well, maybe next year!
It was a good day for celebrity spotting (I saw Kirsty Allsop twice - wayhey!) and if you have a magnifying glass you might spot Philip Dolphin at the walling judges tent watching proceedings (Philip ran the course at Craven College that Chris and I took last year).
See you on Wednesday
ps. the St Cuthberts School Band were awesome as always - well done son!
|Paul taking time out to check out the standard!|
|Blink and you'll miss him (spot the celebrity)|
|Little Jack - budding waller in the making|
|Two Jacks! Is it going up though or coming down...|