Despite an incredibly cold Sunday night, Bank Holiday Monday turned out to be a perfect day for visitors to the event. Although it was overcast most of the day, it remained dry and sometimes was quite warm. The show is held in front of Sherborne Castle built by Sir Walter Raleigh.
Within the grounds there are the remains of the old castle and a large lake where dragon boat races were held during the show. One of the resident ducks and her drake must have found the whole business quite disturbing because they came to visit us, then settled themselves comfortably behind our stand for hours tamely quacking away at our feet expecting us to feed them!
The people flooded through the gates all day which is great news as all of the shows proceeds go to charity. Everyone had a good time, the children obviously loved the play areas, animals, circus and Punch & Judy shows, whilst the adults could wander around the food halls, craft areas, displays and grounds at their leisure. A lovely day.
And here is Bernard in all his glory - finished at last!! (for now....but there's this "tinkling" noise coming from the engine....)