Thursday 29 August 2019

North Thoresby Village 1940s Weekend, 2019.

An annual event I always look forward to is the 1940s weekend at the Lincolnshire village of North Thoresby.  This year I made a special effort to attend as, unfortunately, it was the last time it was to take place.

Although it's a 1940s weekend I decided this year not to cover the military re-enactors, but to concentrate my camera on the visitors and the dancing in the village square.  There are always a few interesting characters and the atmosphere is great.

The dancing in the square, very popular, anyone can join in.

I met this couple in their fabulous car last year too.

Bar Bubbles is now a familiar sight at all the major Lincolnshire events.
(available for weddings etc.)

Bar Bubbles is run by Vickie (shown here) and Theresa.

Another couple I've met at various 1940s events.  They always have a cup of tea and cakes.

Two more regulars at these occasions.

First time meeting with this copper!!

Wonderful smile.

I was wondering when I'd meet some dogs and along came these cheeky chappies.

A wonderful old MG sports car.

Proud owner.

This is the DJ at the dancing.


During a break from the dancing the people were entertained by this singer.  
He was great, full of energy and a superb singing voice & style.

He kept them all entertained.

Very enjoyable.

A visit to North Thoresby would not be complete unless I'd payed a visit to 
this lovely Alaskan Malamute.  He's just a big softy and I'll miss seeing him.

Well, all good things come to an end and folk are making their way home after 
a wonderfully entertaining day. 
Such a shame it's not to continue, but perhaps it will?

Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 12-100 Pro Lens.

Tuesday 27 August 2019

Grainthorpe Festival of Arts 2019.

My wife enters her paintings into this exhibition and I usually take a few photographs around the church and at the nearby "Tithe Farm".   I've posted pictures from there in the past so, this time I looked for something a bit different.

This is part of Rob's collection of farm machinery & tools at the "Tithe Farm".
The threshing machine is a recent new addition but the pigeons were perching on it
and leaving their droppings on it.  Rob bought a tin Owl with rotating head and placed
it on the thresher and that kept them away.

Owl on duty, it's head moves around as the wind turns it, very lifelike too.

St. Clements Church where the Art Exhibition is held.  Seen from the garden
of the Tithe Farm.


The farmhouse.




Poppy seedheads.

Driver's eye view of this tractor.

A view in the churchyard.

Texture & detail.

Finally, Mr. Owl, still on guard.

Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 14-42 EZ Mzuiko Lens.