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photoblog image Easter Monday Country Fair  2/5

Easter Monday Country Fair 2/5

On Easter Monday we went to a country fair at Thrumpton Hall, not far from Junction 24 of the M1. I took a lot of shots but rather than spread them out over a long period I am presenting a selection of them in five collages this week.

There was several of these model traction engines on show at the fair, certainly a lot of work had gone in to building them.  The ties were on a display, and each was from a different branch of the National Union of Mineworkers in the Midlands area.  I also liked the violent blue colour of the old Morris Minor.

We are away tomorrow and Thursday, this series continues and I will catch up with you all on Friday.

Easter Monday Country Fair 2/5

On Easter Monday we went to a country fair at Thrumpton Hall, not far from Junction 24 of the M1. I took a lot of shots but rather than spread them out over a long period I am presenting a selection of them in five collages this week.

There was several of these model traction engines on show at the fair, certainly a lot of work had gone in to building them.  The ties were on a display, and each was from a different branch of the National Union of Mineworkers in the Midlands area.  I also liked the violent blue colour of the old Morris Minor.

We are away tomorrow and Thursday, this series continues and I will catch up with you all on Friday.

comments (13)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 12 May 2009, 00:33
It isn't the engines that make me feel old Brian - it's the cars!
Brian Walbey: I quite agree Chris, I do love the blue of this Morris though.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 12 May 2009, 01:16
Ties? What are they?

I used to think they were the big slabs of wood that was placed under railway lines and held the line the right distance apart.

Nice montage, Brian. If it was mine I might have been satisfied with 4 pics and kept the little one in the middle for use some other time/place.
Brian Walbey: Lol Ray. I fogot what ties were when I retired early 5 years ago, I can only just about remember how to do one up nowadays. I think you are right about the little picture, I just thought they were fun characters.
I am loving this set of photographs and the feel to them, they are also VERY well presented, great job Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Clare.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 12 May 2009, 08:55
After starting to make montages Brian, can l just say the photos are great but coming up to that standard of processing is going to take me a long time, if ever
Brian Walbey: I am embarrased with your praise Tony, I once did a collage for the church we go to of the Minister and Deacons to go on the wall in the foyer. In all, with photos, names and so on it had 29 layers. That took some sorting out I must admit.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 12 May 2009, 09:03
Great collection of photos
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much vintage.
Beautiful and colourful presentation Brian. These steam machines are fabulous!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard. Those steam traction engines are real big boys toys aren't they.
Another nice collage. I love the model traction engines, I really admire the people who make them
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, I chatted with the chap who made the right hand engine and he has quite a collection he has built, and is currently working on a fully working scale model Land Rover would you believe.
Another good one Brian. richard
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
  • Alan Rolfe
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 May 2009, 20:56
Hmmm.. a collection of ties, eh? Zzzzzzzz...
Brian Walbey: I agree Alan, Zzzzzzzz :-D
Nice collage Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Albert
I like these events. My dad used to take me to them when I was a boy. They haven't changed much.
Brian Walbey: I don't think we had burger vans when my Dad took me to these things Ian, otherwise not much changes as you say.
the tractors are cool.....
I love old stuff like that.
such love and attention went into the bulding.
Cheers
Rob
Brian Walbey: I had a long chat with one of the guys who made the machine on the right, he has made several over the years.
Nice one Brian, I love the centre pic - are they hedgehogs?
Brian Walbey: Thanks Pam, I think they are hedgehog made out of those teazel things of of trees.

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