Saturday 6th August was a proper summer’s day, blue sky from dawn ’til disk – with just a tiddly bit of summer cloud. The DPA had its usual stand, again, inside the big craft marquee …..

DPA volunteers Val, Derek, Keith & Berni

DPA volunteers Val, Derek, Keith & Berni

We were alongside an old friend from several shows over recent years ……….

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Dartmoor Magazine, manned by Editor Sue.

By the time Berni and I arrived, the table was already prepared, so a quick tour outside revealed the location of the liquid refreshment tent – right beside us. As the photograph below shows, the ground was quiet …..

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The stage and dance floor, with the craft marquee behind.

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Inside the craft marquee before it became crowded in “The Rush”!

Let the folk dancing begin …..

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An un-posed photograph.

There was quite a few in crowd around the dancing area …..

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General scene at the dance stage.

Some watched from the beer tent …..

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Beer tent with the walls rolled up for ventilation and to provide a view outside.

There is always a variety of stands, tents, gazebos etc …..

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General scene around the show ground.

Another general scene …..

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Another general scene.

View towards the combined beer and performance marquee …..

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Beer and performance marquee.

You may not believe this …..

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Something else.

A closer look ….. Let’s jump the broomstick …..

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Try this at home!

I have forgotten the name of this Morris group – they were on before Old Speckled Hen – that gives you some idea of the nature of this show – everyone having fun!

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Morris – men and women with their genteel dancing steps.

I couldn’t resist saving the best ’til last …..

What sort of cheese was that?  Or ... Have you seen my wooden skipping rope?

What sort of cheese was that? Or … Have you seen my wooden skipping rope?

All in all, it was a good day, and the sales of books, maps, leisure wear, Christmas cards and calendars made some profit for the DPA funds. All in all, a proper summer’s day.