07 October 2013

Our Visit To The Puppet and Wool Festivals

 

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Last weekend we had a lovely time visiting Skipton. We had many childhood holidays in the area, but had not been back for many years.We visited friends but also went to a new wool festival: Yarndale. The organisers were amazed at the thousands of people who attended. The route from the cars parks was marked with miles of bunting, and there was a double decker bus from the station also covered in crochet flowers. At the  same time there was the biennial puppet festival, with a fantastic parade on Sunday – here are just a few. The sheep headed the procession (Skipton – the name is derived from Sheep Town) We were lucky with excellent weather. There is a nice campsite at Bolton Abbey and so many good walks and nice villages to explore, I’m sure we will be back.
Best wishes
Sarah and Tony with Ed, Ossie, Rosie and Jasper

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Thank you Sarah, what a  wonderful fun packed weekend. How lucky to be able to visit the two festivals  in the same weekend.  Goodness, a double decker bus covered in crochet flowers, I wonder how many ladies were involved with the crocheting? The puppets look fantastic lots of enthusiastic people prepared for these festivals.

4 comments:

DEREK LEWIS "THE MAKEM" said...

Looked like a good outing. We like to go to Skipton though normally stay at Grassington club site.

The Makems

k9 said...

Sounds like you had a great time and the third photo there are some BIG Bedlies were they born in a grow bag? and woof, woof, woof from Sapphire and Jazz

Unknown said...

These pics define one of the MANY reasons that I enjoy England so very much. You people enjoy life so much and with your dogs along side of you. Americas have forgotten these pleasures.

Mary Lou & The Marikov Woofs

enid said...

I would have loved to have been there!