Wednesday, 15 June 2011
Is it really a year since the last twicey show? Blimey! how time flies, they do say though that time flies when you're having fun so I guess I must have been having a lot of fun over the last year!
Once again the Roman Wall Show had a tremendous turnout of sheep present. It never fails to amaze me that the show is so early in the season, not long after lambing time and yet the quality and quantity of sheep present is awesome, a credit to the industry, it has to be one of the best sheep shows in the area, regardless of the time of year.
Not only did it turn wet but unbelievably cold with it. The childrens sports were cancelled but all the hound and terrier classes went ahead, even the cumberland wrestlers braved the conditions and fought it out throughout the rain. Leaving the showfield became difficult with some of the stall holders finding themselves pushed off by willing youngsters, my sturdy old car made it off without too much bother, the showfield had turned greasy but there was no depth of mud so I was fortunate, however, I didn't leave it too late, preferring to leave before the ground got too churned up.
A shame to have the weather break, but lucky also that it held out for most of the sheep judging, those who were going to attend the show were in attendance, had paid to get in so hopefully the show itself will not have suffered too much of a financial loss. Regardless of the weather it was a good day, an excellent show of sheep and many a crack (conversation) was had, catching up with folks not seen since before the lambing.
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