This weekend was the highly anticipated Newton-le-Willows town show – I blogged about last years offering here, and this year didn’t disappoint.
We arrived soon after 11, and started our day at the bandstand. We didn’t get any photographs of The Davies Sisters who we sat and enjoyed for a while – but they do feature in the vlog of this event so go check that out on my Youtube channel.
THE ARTILLERY DISPLAY
On display was some artillery weapons from World War 2 – I can’t tell you exactly what was up there, but I assure you – they were loud. I’m not a fan of loud noises – perhaps because I only have hearing in one ear, I don’t know.. But I’ve never liked things like fireworks or gun displays, unless I’m safe and warm behind some glass. As we sat on the grass waiting for the guns to go off, I was the only person over the age of three who had her fingers shoved in her ears, but I could still feel the sound travel through my body when they did indeed fire!
INCH PERFECT TRIAL BIKES (Visit)
Inch Perfect Trials are a favourite of mine – we saw them last year, and while the act is almost exactly the same, its enjoyable. The family friendly show creates a buzz around the main arena, and draws in the crowds – children are encouraged to sit just behind the flimsy fencing so that the riders can show off by pulling wheelies inches from their delighted faces!
The reaction from local people about this years event has been wonderful – as someone who moved into the area from a city, its obvious to see that a lot of residents of the town are incredibly proud of the show – something that makes it all the more precious.