Penistone Show

The 2005 Show
Unusually, this year's show was a washout with continuous rain or drizzle all day. I only spent about half an hour wandering around in the mud, hence so few pictures this time. The first one says it all. Even so, the local paper said that around 7,000 people came to the show and that is not bad at all, considering the weather. Meanwhile, near the fire station, the charity bedpush team were gathering themselves after their tour from Cubley.

Show DayMaking a horseshoeThurlstone Brass BandHorse & Cart

Charity Bedpush
The girls from Springvale sandwich shop and other helpers set off from Cubley Hall at noon with a proper hospital bed. I noticed that the drip feed had a bottle of Budweiser lager attached. Vehicles in front and behind had flashing lights to warn motorists of the danger and the lead car was driven by Oxspring councillor Robert Cooper. Their route took in Mortimer Road, Victoria Street, Church View Road and the town centre, near the three pubs.

The final destination was the Fire Station, where (on a good day) people might have had their photographs taken on the bed with various fitness fanatics from 'Living Well' or a fireman. Donations of £785 were received on the day, for Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield. The team are hoping to have a float in next year's Penistone Parade.

At Cubley HallLovely lasses coming down CubleyDown CubleyVictoria Street
High StreetLast Stretch'Doctor' Robert CooperThe Team

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