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.
Sarah and Tony with Ed, Ossie, Rosie and Jasper
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.