British weather conditions delivered a festival of brollies today at Chadkirk.
Visitors came, wearing wellies and waterproofs.
In the Walled Garden
Undeterred, the dancers danced, the musicians played and the animals entertained.
Listening to the Silver Band
Young dancers showcase their moves
A ferret (with trainer/handler)…after the race
Local artisans displayed their wares under awnings, gazebos and within Chadkirk Chapel.
Quality creations by local crafter.
Pin cushion teapot anyone?
Master craftsman, fine woodworking….and it’s the folk who did the frame for the East Window too!
Bustling and browsing amongst the stalls in Chadkirk Chapel
Beautiful hand crafted jewellery on sale – and a chance to meet the makers and discuss their craft.
Locally inspired artisan jewellery – with designs linked to local features
Silver rings, crosses and pendants – including a cross inspired by St. Chad’s cross. Beautifully made by a local craftsman.
Cards and comfrey oil for sale on one of the Friends of Chadkirk stalls.
Plenty to do for young children, who were fascinated by the birds of prey, donkeys and ferrets.Some even had the chance to transform their faces into something feline. This year they also had the chance to make their own wizard sticks and fairy wands.
All the fun of the festival.
Funny feline face on young fan of the festival.
Lesley and Adam of shapedbynature with their wizard sticks and fairy wands
Gather round, get involved, craft your own…with the help of Lesley and Adam.
Shapedbynature stall attracts plenty of interest.
Mary and family
And then of course, there’s the food. An abundance of choice. Eat now or a treat for later. Local produce or something more exotic.Something for all tastes.
Organic produce from local supplier at Chadkirk
On a cool day, a reminder of sunshine (and the best feta cheese I think I’ve ever tasted).
St. Chad watches, the T’insole Bells sound and festival goers are tempted by the delicious wares for sale.
It’s cream tea weather in the walled garden (whatever the weather!)