Every year, August Bank Holiday Monday is the The Lustleigh Village Show – and what a show. Doors open at 10.00 am and close at 5.30 pm, a full day. There is far too much in the Show to be covered in a short blog like this one – the web site is well worth a look!

This year it was a scorcher, as the newspaper headlines would say – the hottest Summer Bank Holiday on record. The DPA attended, as we have done for several years that I know of and this year, we had an innovation – a double-fronted stand – plus a “side” as well. Our position inside the entrance was good as well as our exposure and access to the people. We were offering all the range of DPA leisure wear, books and maps (new and second-hand), jute bags, umbrellas, tea towels, mugs, zip pulls, second-hand golf balls found during clearance work, calendars and – Christmas cards.

The volunteers on this hottest of days were Derek Collins and Claude Williams, who erected the gazebos, Val Barns, and Berni and Keith Ryan. Mention should be made of Berni for selling a record number of Christmas cards on a very hot day! Next year, perhaps DPA ice cream?

As there are 35 photographs below, I am taking the easy way out and just writing captions for the photos without extra text between them. We had a Short Walk on Sunday followed by the usual blog etc. and yesterday was quite busy with Lustleigh, so today it is “take it easy” time. Here’s hoping you enjoy the photographs …..

 

 

The new DPA "double-fronted" show set-up, with two gazebos

The new DPA “double-fronted” show set-up, with two gazebos

 

 

Gentle giants - Adventure Clydesdale horses

Gentle giants – Adventure Clydesdale horses

 

 

The main direction post

The main direction post

 

 

The gates are open and people appear

The gates are open and people appear

 

 

The Rock-O-Plane attraction

The Rock-O-Plane attraction

 

 

Lustleigh Association of drivers with the vintage Sunbeam - with a drive as the raffle prize

Lustleigh Association of drivers with the vintage Sunbeam

 

 

Local Fire and Rescue units attend again from Bovey Tracey

Local Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue units attend again from Bovey Tracey

 

 

As previous photo - magic for young children

As previous photo – magic for young children

 

 

A view across the Main Ring, mid-morning

A view across the Main Ring, mid-morning

 

 

A general scene

A general scene

 

 

Somewhere near the top of the field

Somewhere near the top of the field

 

 

Finish line for the 10k run

Finish line for the 10k run

 

 

Early morning sounds - there are two separate stage areas

Early morning sounds – there are two separate stage areas for music

 

 

The climbing wall - I was afraid to ask!

The climbing wall – I was afraid to ask!

 

 

Dartmoor Magazine

Dartmoor Magazine

 

 

Line-up for the 10k run

Line-up for the 10k run

 

 

Away they go …..

Away they go …..

 

 

There was quite a lot of entries

There was quite a lot of entries – you could take a lot of photos as they passed by

 

 

General scene

General scene

 

 

An early male finisher

An early male finisher

 

 

An early female finisher

An early female finisher

 

 

Four swingboats were in action, I took four photographs and got just one "showing"!

Four swingboats were swinging, I took four photographs and got just one “showing”!

 

 

A different angle for a photograph

A different angle for a photograph

 

 

Something more sedate

Something more sedate

 

 

Another quiet moment

Another quiet moment

 

 

Very good

Very good

 

 

"By a country mile"

“By a country mile”

 

 

Anyone else for tossing the sheaf?

Anyone else for tossing the sheaf?

 

 

Terrier racing (any breed) - "winding-up" the Small dogs class

Terrier racing (any breed) – “winding-up” the Small dogs class by letting them smell the “lure”

 

 

Small dogs - released, chasing the rapidly moving lure

Small dogs – released, chasing the rapidly moving lure

 

 

Terrier racing (any breed) - "winding-up" the Medium dogs class

Terrier racing (any breed) – “winding-up” the Medium dogs class

 

 

Medium dogs - released

Medium dogs – released

 

 

Terrier racing (any breed) - "winding-up" the Large dogs class

Terrier racing (any breed) – “winding-up” the Large dogs class

 

 

Large dogs released

Large dogs released

 

 

Large dogs chasing the "lure"

Large dogs chasing the “lure”

 

As I wrote above, this blog post covers only a little of the show – there is much more here: The Lustleigh Village Show.

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