Classic cars and chatting with horses

A beautiful sunny morning heralded the re-enactment of St Richard’s blessing of the Upwich Pit in Vines Park on 30 April, otherwise known as St. Richard’s Well.

 

The blessing of Upwich pit

The blessing of Upwich pit

It was part of the Boat and Car festival held in the town over the bank holiday weekend.

Me and a Rolls Silver Ghost

Me and a Rolls Silver Ghost

An amazing array of classic cars were on display together with boats of all shapes and sizes confusing a few ducks whose chicks were zooming between the activities.

A stately procession through the old cobbled streets made one appreciate not wearing high heels  (although didn’t ask the Mayor what he thought!).

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The town was humming, the well was blessed and a good time was had by all.

I also joined the crowds flocking into Tiddesley Wood on the first day of May to enjoy meeting people from a variety of places including Birmingham and Bristol.

Crowds flocked to Tiddesley Wood open day

Crowds flocked to Tiddesley Wood open day

This was the 30th open day of this venue organised by the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust and I met someone who had been to all of them and has seen them grow from a few stalls to a major event on the calendar.

Had a chat with a horse, several dogs, researched the cakes and salads on offer and couldn’t resist the temptation to buy some plants.

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Wearing my Avon Meadows hat I took instruction from Liz Etheridge on how to demonstrate the Avon Meadows app with the aid of a couple of ipads and phones which needed only a little help with batteries being topped up – what did we do before such modern miracles were so accessible?

Another good day helping such a wonderful charity.

I attended the Pershore Mayor Tony Rowley’s dinner at the Berkeley in Egdon recently. This provided an opportunity to catch up on the gossip, with not only the chain gang but members of other organisations including Pershore Town Choir, who entertained us later in the evening.

Tony Rowley, me and David Barclay at the Pershore Mayor's Dinner

Tony Rowley, me and David Barclay at the Pershore Mayor’s Dinner

A very relaxing evening not having to do anything except eat, listen and enjoy.

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